I study the Earth’s oceans using observations, theory, and modeling. I am interested in understanding cascades of water at sea straits. The dense overflows through sea straits impact deep ocean circulation and ultimately the climate system.
Currently, I am a Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins University. My research is focused on improving our understanding of kinematics of dense overflows in a sea strait known as Denmark Strait via observations and eddy resolving numerical models. I am also using idealized modeling to improve our understanding of the effect of Earth’s rotation and the local topography on the structure and dynamics of the overflow.
I am passionate about communicating my knowledge of ocean physics and its role in a changing climate through teaching, visualization, storytelling, and scientific debates! I love this so much that I proposed to teach my own course on a topic which has become increasingly important: Natural Hazards. See the Teaching Tab.
I love art; I do painting, and calligraphy. I also play Persian Setar. My artistic view allows me to illustrate the road map of my thoughts to come up with creative approaches in solving problems. Also, it helps me develop patience!