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Bulusu, Subrahmanyam

Associate Professor, Marine Science Program and Earth and Ocean Sciences

Ph.D. University of Southampton, United Kingdom, 1998.

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My research interests include but are not limited to utilization of satellite data from both active microwave sensors (altimeters, scatterometers, imager) and passive optical sensors (ocean color, and sea-surface-temperature). In addition to using remotely sensed data to study ocean dynamics I have also been using these data sets to both force and validate numerical model simulations using the University of Miami's Isopycnic Coordinate Ocean Model (MICOM) and Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) OGCM. Recently I have begun experimenting with the addition of a Nutrient-Phytoplankton-Zooplankton-Detritus (NPZD) ecosystem model coupled to the NRL Costal Ocean Model (NCOM) to study plankton dynamics.

Recent Publications:

*denotes students or postdocs

Felton, C., Subrahmanyam, B. ,V.S.N. Murty (2013). ENSO Modulated cyclogenesis over the Bay of Bengal, Journal of Climate (in review)

Nyadjro, E.S*., and B. Subrahmanyam, and B.S. Giese (2013). Variability of Salt flux in the Indian Ocean during 1960-2008, Remote Sensing of Environment (in press).

Grunseich, G*.,and B. Subrahmanyam (2013). Detection of the Madden-Julian Oscillation from Satellite Altimetry, IEEE Geo. and Remote. Sens. Letts., Vol. 10, 3, doi:10.1109/LGRS.2012.2208261.

Subrahmanyam, B. ,G. Grunseich*, E.S. Nyadjro* (2013). Preliminary SMOS salinity measurements and validation in the Indian Ocean, IEEE Transcations Geoscience and Remote Sensing , 50, 12, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2012.2199122.

Nienhaus, M.S*., and B. Subrahmanyam, and V.S.N. Murty (2013). Altimetric Observations of Coastal Kelvin Waves in the Bay of Bengal, OSTM/Jason-2 special issue, Marine Geodesy , Volume 35, Supplement 1, 190-216, 2012.

Nyadjro, E.S*., B. Subrahmanyam, V.S.N. Murty, J.F. Shriver (2012). Role of Salinity on the dynamics of the Arabian Sea Mini Warm Pool, Journal of Geophysical Research , 117, doi:10.1029/2012JC007978.

Grunseich, G*., B. Subrahmanyam, V.S.N. Murty, and B. S. Giese (2011). Sea Surface Salinity Variability during the Indian Ocean Dipole and ENSO Events in the Tropical Indian Ocean, Journal of Geophysical Research , doi:10.1029/2011JC007456.

Grunseich, G*., B. Subrahmanyam, A. Arguez (2011). Influence of the Madden-Julian Oscillation on Sea Surface Salinity in the Indian Ocean, Geophysical Research Letters , Vol. 38, L17605, doi:10.1029/2011GL049047.

Nyadjro, E.S*., B. Subrahmanyam, and J.F. Shriver (2011). Salt Transport during the Indian Ocean Monsoons, Journal of Geophysical Research , 116, doi:10.1029/2011JC006993.

Subrahmanyam, B., V.S.N. Murty, D. Heffner* (2011). Interannual variability of sea surface salinity in the equatorial Indian Ocean, Remote Sensing of the Environment, 115, 944-956.


Courses Taught:

MSCI 215/GEOL 215: Coastal Environments of the Southeast US

MSCI 579/GEOL 579: Air-Sea Interactions MSCI 580/GEOL 580: Satellite Oceanography

MSCI 781/GEOL 781: Physical Oceanography

MSCI 783/GEOL 783: Ocean Time Series