P.M. Muraleedharan was born in Trivandrum, Kerala, India in 1955. He received the M.S. degree in physical oceanography and the Ph.D. degree from the Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, Kerala, India in 1979 and 1985, respectively. He was serving as a postdoctoral fellow in Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India from 1985 to 1987. He then joined National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India in 1987 to work on ocean remote sensing under UNDP program. He was nominated to Goddard Flight Center, NASA under the UNDP program to work with Dr. Eric Molo Chiristen on the development of algorithm to retrieve oceanic and atmospheric parameters from the passive microwave satellite data. Presently he is a Senior Scientist at the National Institute of Oceanography. He is mainly interested in air sea interaction, boundary layer meteorology, coastal oceanography, open ocean circulation and heat budget, ocean remote sensing, and so forth. He is serving as a Scientific Organizing Committee Member in the Pan Ocean Remote Sensing Conference working group since 2002.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011