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My research focuses on the fluid dynamics of the atmosphere. One aspect of my research is to understand the dynamics of synoptic scale tropical storms. In particular, I am interested in studying monsoon depressions which are cyclonic atmospheric vortices with outer radii of about 1000 km that form within the larger scale summer monsoon circulations of India and other regions. Intense precipitation in these storms, which commonly reaches 20-30 cm/day causes floods and great destruction in populous regions.
Another aspect of my research regards the dynamics of the stratosphere. In particular, I aim on understanding how waves of different scale interact with each other to form the Brewer-Dobson circulation. This has large implication to our understanding of what drives the circulation, and how the circulation might change in the future climate.