Dhruv Balwada

I am a physical oceanographer interested in large scale ocean dynamics and turbulence. My thesis work has focussed on using Lagrangian observations (floats that sink and drifters that float) in novel ways to characterize the nature of the mesoscale and submesoscale variability, in the Southern Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. I have also been working, during the latter part of my PhD, on diagnosing the large scale patterns of Potential Vorticity observed in the Southern Ocean, using observations and state estimates, and identifying the primary mechanisms that control these patterns.

In 2010, I received a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from BITS in Goa, India before moving to Florida State University. Here I received a Master's degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics and a PhD in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics. Now I am working as a postdoc at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU. 

You can download my CV here

I started working at NYU as a postdoc.

I successfully defended my PhD at FSU.

DIMES circulation study is in press. Check it out here.

Will be giving an oral presentation at Ocean Science 2016 titled "Potential vorticity and across ACC eddy transport in the Upper Circumpolar Deep Waters" on Monday, February 22, 2016; 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (9:45-10:00am slot).