Anurag Kumar

Postdoctoral Associate Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD, University of Allahabad, India

Research Websites: Mubadala Arabian Center for Climate and Environmental ScienceS (ACCESS)

Research Areas: Air-sea interactions, climate change, coupled ocean sea ice modeling, physical and dynamical oceanography

Anurag Kumar has been a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Mubadala Arabian Center for Climate and Environmental Science (ACCESS) since August 2023. Before that, he worked as a Postdoctoral Associate with Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observatory (SOCCO), Cape Town, South Africa, from April 2021 to March 2023. He has also been awarded by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India, fellowship for his written project entitled "Coupled ocean sea ice and bio-geo-chemical modeling around Indian Antarctic Stations."

Kumar obtained his PhD in Atmospheric and Ocean Science at the University of Allahabad, India in 2019. During his PhD study, he developed for the first time, a high-resolution coupled ocean, sea ice, and ice-shelf model on a regional scale around Indian Antarctic stations with the help of MITgcm. His field of interest is physical and dynamical oceanography with the help of observation data as well as with modeling. He has many years of experience customizing, implementing, and running high to ultra-high-resolution ocean models (ROMS, MITgcm, and NEMO) with realistic physics.

Currently, he is studying the physical and dynamical behavior of the ocean, mixed layer physics, and the role and importance of heat fluxes for upper ocean variability in the Arabian Gulf domain. He is further developing the existing ROMS model of the Arabian Gulf to incorporate a biogeochemical module. He will also work on ocean circulation and variability to understand the physical and biogeochemical oceanography of the Arabian Gulf, including a climate change scenario. He will also focus on the different model sensitivity experiments to analyze the effect to wind, thermal radiation, and fresh water flux on the Arabian Gulf circulation (surface to overturning) on a seasonal to inter-annual scale.