Aneesh Subramanian

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Aneesh Subramanian

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

I am currently a Post-doctoral Scholar in the "Predictability of Weather and Climate" Group working with Prof. Tim Palmer. I graduated from the Climate Research Division at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego in March, 2012. My research interests are varied and are mainly focused on tropical dynamics, climate modeling, data assimilation and geophysical fluid dynamics.

I previously obtained M.Sc. (Engg.) from I.I.Sc., India, in 2006 and B.Tech from IIT Madras in 2004.

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I have completed "The College Classroom", a CIRTL certification course on evidence-based teaching practices that support student learning in 2013 at the University of California, San Diego. I have also enjoyed being a TA for an undergraduate class “Solid and Fluid Earth” for three years in Winter (2008, 2009, 2011). Previous to that, I have volunteered to teach students of primary school in India and US.

My research interests are varied and are mainly focused on tropical dynamics, climate modeling, data assimilation and geophysical fluid dynamics. The main focus of my Ph. D. thesis was on gaining a better understanding of the Madden-Jullian Oscillation (MJO) and its teleconnections using a global climate model called the Community Earth System Model (CESM) and understand the changes to the MJO in a warmer climate. Another primary focus of the thesis was on assimilating ship cruise and satellite observed data into a regional eddy-permitting ocean model of the South East Pacific to better understand mesoscale ocean processes in this region. I am also studying nonlinear data assimilation techniques to improve upon the Ensemble Kalman Filter and Adjoint based methods in data assimilation into nonlinear models. I have also worked on projects to diagnose biases in the convective parameterization in the Community Atmosphere Model for improved MJO forecasts.