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Kaustubha Raghukumar, Ph.D.

Project Scientist

Dr. Kaustubha Raghukumar is an oceanographer with a solid background in physical oceanography, ocean acoustics, and wave propagation physics, and has authored a number of peer-reviewed scientific papers in this area.  He has more than 10 years of experience in modeling and at-sea measurements of shallow water processes, such as internal waves and surface waves and their effect on sound propagation.  He has participated in several international at-sea experiments that focused on the impact of oceanographic fluctuations on ocean acoustic propagation.  Most recently, Dr. Raghukumar examined the energetics of internal wave activity as measured on a drifting mooring in the Arctic Ocean, with an eye towards predicting acoustic propagation in the Arctic.  He has also implemented a coupled physical-biological model for the California Current System, and analyzed the impact of assimilating physical oceanographic data on chlorophyll and nutrient estimates.

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