Dr. Lakshmi Kantha is a Professor in Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Primary interest is turbulent mixing in the oceans and the atmosphere, and ocean models. Application of radiosondes and GPS radio occultation soundings to extracting turbulence locations and intensities in the free atmosphere is the current focus. Interested in the use of ST/MST radars in the study of turbulence in the atmosphere. Study of oceanic processes through assimilation of remotely sensed data (including altimetry) into numerical ocean models, nowcasting, hindcasting and short-term forecasting of the ocean state has also been a long-term interest.