GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Lakshmi KrishnamurthyLakshmi Krishnamurthy

Climate Prediction Specialist (Princeton University/GFDL)

Climate Variations and Predictability Group

NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Princeton University Forrestal Campus
201 Forrestal Road
Princeton, NJ 08540-6649


Research Interests

  • Atmosphere-Ocean interaction
  • Climate variability on interannual to decadal timescales
  • Climate change

Educational Background

Ph.D., Climate Dynamics – May 2012
George Mason University,Fairfax, VA, USA

M.Sc., Nuclear Physics – June 2005
Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

B.Sc., Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics – May 2003
Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Research Background

Postdoctoral / Visiting Scientist (GFDL)
  • Climate Variability over Intra-Americas Seas
  • Seasonality of ENSO and its teleconnection with low-level jets (Great Plains and Caribbean)
  • ENSO-Tropical Cyclones relationship
  • ENSO-Monsoon teleconnection
PhD / Postdoctoral (GMU/COLA)
  • Decadal variability of Indian monsoon and its relation to global oceans
  • Decadal variability of Indian Ocean
  • Decadal predictability of Indian monsoon


Krishnamurthy, L., Krishnamurthy, V., 2016: Indian monsoon’s relation with the decadal part of PDO in observations and NCAR CCSM4. Int. J. Climatol., DOI: 10.1002/joc.4815.

Krishnamurthy, L., Vecchi, G. A., Msadek, R., Murakami, H., Wittenberg, T., Zeng, F., 2016: Impact of strong ENSO on regional tropical cyclone activity  in a high-resolution climate model in the  North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans. J.Climate, DOI:  (Research Summary)

Krishnamurthy, L., Krishnamurthy, V., 2015: Teleconnections of Indian Monsoon Rainfall with AMO and Atlantic Tripole. Climate Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-015-2701-3

Krishnamurthy, L., Krishnamurthy, V., 2015: Decadal and interannual variability of the Indian Ocean SST. Climate Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-015-2568-3.

 Krishnamurthy, L., Vecchi, G. A., Msadek, R., Wittenberg, A., Delworth, T., Zeng, F., 2015: The Seasonality of the Great Plains Low-Level Jet and ENSO Relationship. J.Climate, DOI: (Research Summary)

Jia, L., Yang, X., Vecchi, G. A., Gudgel, R., Delworth, T., Rosati, A., Stern, W., Wittenberg, A., Krishnamurthy, L., Zhang, S., Msadek, R., Kapnick, S., Underwood, S., Zeng, F., Anderson, W., Balaji, V., Dixon, K., 2015 : Improved Seasonal Prediction of Temperature and Precipitation over Land in a High-resolution GFDL Climate Model. J.Climate, DOI: 

Vecchi, G. A., Delworth, T., Gudgel, R., Kapnick, S., Rosati, A., Wittenberg, A., Zeng, F., Anderson, W., Balaji, V., Dixon, K., Jia, L., Kim, H. S., Krishnamurthy, L., Msadek, R., Stern, W. F., Underwood, S., Villarini, G., Yang, X., and Zhang, S., 2014: On the Seasonal Forecasting of Regional Tropical Cyclone Activity. J. Climate, DOI:  

Bombardi, J. B., Zhu, J., Marx, L., Huang, B., Chen, H., Lu, J., Krishnamurthy, L., Krishnamurthy, V., Colfescu, I., Kinter, J. L., Kumar, A., Hu, Z. Z., Moorthi, S., Tripp, P., Wu, X., Balmaseda, M. A., and Schneider, E. K., 2014: Evaluation of the CFSv2 CMIP5 Decadal Predictions. Climate Dynamics, DOI:10.1007/s00382-014-2360-9.

Krishnamurthy, L., Krishnamurthy, V., 2014: Influence of PDO on South Asian summer monsoon and monsoon?ENSO relation. Climate Dynamics, DOI:10.1007/s00382-013-1856-z.

Krishnamurthy, L., Krishnamurthy, V., 2013: Decadal scale oscillations and trend in the Indian monsoon rainfall. Climate Dynamics, DOI:10.1007/s00382-013-1870-1.

Krishnamurthy, L., 2012: Influence of Decadal Variability of Global Oceans on South Asian Monsoon and ENSO-Monsoon Relation. Ph. D., thesis (