Welcome to my website!  My name is Rohini Shivamoggi and I’m a Ph.D. candidate studying atmospheric sciences at MIT.  I grew up in Florida and got my Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard University in 2013. Now I study hurricanes with Professor Kerry Emanuel.

I’m especially interested in questions about a hurricane’s structure. So far, I’ve worked mostly with very idealized models, but even in these relatively simplified circumstances, hurricanes exhibit a lot of interesting behaviors that raise questions about the processes and feedbacks that govern their intensity, size, radial wind distribution, and organized features such as secondary eyewalls. Read more here!

My broader research interests include moist convection, tropical meteorology and dynamics, and the interactions between hurricanes and climate.  Outside of research, I also like to spend time on science communication, photography, and DEI work in STEM.  If you’d like to talk about any of these, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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