For six weeks in 2011, the Wyoming King Air Research Aircraft was flying through the clouds above Dominica, a small volcanic island in the Lesser Antilles. The goals were to understand the physics of mountain-triggered convection and precipitation in the tropics, using Dominica as a natural laboratory, and develop datasets that could be used to test and improve numerical models of convection and precipitation in the tropics.
This research was performed during my postdoc at Yale University. Published papers include:
Interview for Quartz: