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Karthik Balaguru

Karthik Balaguru

Marine Sciences Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
1529 West Sequim Bay Road
Sequim, Washington 98382

Research Interests

  • Role of upper-ocean dynamics in climate variability
  • Air-sea interaction
  • Tropical Cyclones and climate

Education and Credentials

  • Bachelor and Master of Technology (Ocean Engineering): Indian Institute of Technology - Madras (2006)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Oceanography): Texas A&M University (2011)

PNNL Publications

2016

  • Balaguru K, GR Foltz, RL Leung, and K Emanuel. 2016. "Global warming-induced upper-ocean freshening and the intensification of super typhoons." Nature Communications 7:13670.  doi:10.1038/ncomms13670
  • Balaguru K, RL Leung, J Lu, and GR Foltz. 2016. "A meridional dipole in pre-monsoon Bay of Bengal tropical cyclone activity induced by ENSO." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 121(12):6954-6968.  doi:10.1002/2016JD024936
  • Balaguru K, DR Judi, and RL Leung. 2016. "Future hurricane storm surge risk for the U.S. gulf and Florida coasts based on projections of thermodynamic potential intensity." Climatic Change 138(1):99-110.  doi:10.1007/s10584-016-1728-8
  • Feng Z, LY Leung, SM Hagos, RA Houze, CD Burleyson, and K Balaguru. 2016. "More frequent intense and long-lived storms dominate the springtime trend in central U.S. rainfall." Nature Communications 7:13429.  doi:10.1038/ncomms13429
  • Foltz GR, and K Balaguru. 2016. "Prolonged El Niņo conditions in 2014-15 and the rapid intensification of Hurricane Patricia in the eastern Pacific." Geophysical Research Letters 43(19):10,347-10,355.  doi:10.1002/2016GL070274

2015

  • Balaguru K, GR Foltz, RL Leung, E D'Asaro, KA Emanuel, H Liu, and SE Zedler. 2015. "Dynamic Potential Intensity: An improved representation of the ocean's impact on tropical cyclones." Geophysical Research Letters 42(16):6739-6746.  doi:10.1002/2015GL064822
  • Foltz GR, K Balaguru, and LYR Leung. 2015. "A Reassessment of the Integrated Impact of Tropical Cyclones on Surface Chlorophyll in the Western Subtropical North Atlantic." Geophysical Research Letters 42(4):1158-1164.  doi:10.1002/2015GL063222

2014

  • Balaguru K, S Taraphdar, LYR Leung, and GR Foltz. 2014. "Increase in the Intensity of Postmonsoon Bay of Bengal Tropical Cyclones." Geophysical Research Letters 41(10):3594-3601.  doi:10.1002/2014GL060197
  • Balaguru K, S Taraphdar, LYR Leung, GR Foltz, and JA Knaff. 2014. "Cyclone-cyclone Interactions through the Ocean Pathway." Geophysical Research Letters 41(19):6855-6862.  doi:10.1002/2014GL061489

2013

  • Balaguru K, LYR Leung, and JH Yoon. 2013. "Oceanic Control of Northeast Pacific Hurricane Activity at Interannual Timescales." Environmental Research Letters 8(4):Article No. 044009.  doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/044009

2012

  • Balaguru K, P Chang, R Saravanan, and CJ Jang. 2012. "The Barrier Layer of the Atlantic Warmpool: Formation Mechanism and Influence on the Mean Climate." Tellus Series A. Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography 64:Article No. 18162.  doi:10.3402/tellusa.v64i0.18162
  • Balaguru K, P Chang, R Saravanan, LYR Leung, Z Xu, M Li, and J Hsieh. 2012. "Ocean Barrier Layers' Effect on Tropical Cyclone Intensification." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109(36):14343-14347.  doi:10.1073/pnas.1201364109

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