Iridescent cirrus atop the deep convection of one of Cyclone Biparjoy’s outer bands. What do you picture when you think of a tropical cyclone? Perhaps palm trees barely holding onto the ground amid roaring winds and dumping rain, or else maybe the buzzsaw-like cloud formation visible from satellite?
This spring, I traveled to India for five weeks to work on monsoon research with scientists at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology and at the International Center for Theoretical Sciences.
As part of my participation in the Fall 2022 research cruise for the S-MODE field campaign, I was given the opportunity to write a blog post about my experience at sea.