HRD recently learned of the passing of Professor T. N. Krishnamurti, Professor emeritus at the Florida State University Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.
Professor Krishnamurti was born Tiruvalam Natarajan Krishnamurti in India in 1932 and holds a B.A. degree in physics from Delhi University and an M.A. degree in meteorology from Andhra University in Visakhapatnam. He earned his Ph.D. in Meteorology from the University of Chicago in 1959, and his interest in tropical cyclones began there during his early years as a student. Professor Herbert Riehl, a pioneer in hurricane research, was his primary instructor. Dr. Krishnamurti participated in early exploratory flights into hurricanes and typhoons from West Palm Beach, FL, and Guam during those years.
We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Ruby and his family for this loss.