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The Physics of Climate

Dr Srikanth Toppaladoddi

The focus of my work is on developing a fundamental understanding of the different components of the Earth’s climate system using a combination of observational data, mathematical theory, and numerical simulations.

My recent work concerns the large-scale evolution of Arctic sea ice, which is effected by processes acting on multiple length and time scales. Specifically, I have been studying how sea-ice growth is affected by the underlying ocean through its heat flux.

One of the principal goals of my research is to develop simple but observationally consistent mathematical models of climatic processes for incorporation into the General Circulation Models, to more accurately predict changes in the climate and its impact on life on Earth.