V. Krishnamurthy, a research scientist at George Mason University’s Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA) is among this year’s honorees for the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the world’s largest Earth and space science society. Dr. Krishnamurthy will be delivering the Ed Lorenz Lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting this year. The lecture is named for MIT meteorologist Ed Lorenz, who discovered the “butterfly effect” in weather.
This is one of AGU’s top honors, which is bestowed by the AGU Nonlinear Geophysics section. Coincidentally, Dr. Krishnamurthy was one of Prof. Lorenz’ doctoral students, and he is a recognized expert on nonlinear dynamics, general predictability theory and the predictability of the south Asian monsoon.