Research group: Amala Mahadevan's Lab, Ocean and Environmental Processes
Currently working on an initiative in the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean. Funded by the U.S. Office of Naval Research, the project is an international collaboration to better understand how the ocean affects the seasonal Monsoon rains over land, ultimately improving weather forecasts and climate projections for the region. The project involves fieldwork on research ships, deploying surface and underwater drones, analysing hydrographic, atmospheric, and satellite surface data, as well as modelling the processes at play in the ocean-atmosphere system.
Mahadevan, A., G. Spiro Jaeger, M. Freilich, M. Omand, E.L. Shroyer, and D. Sengupta. 2016. Freshwater in the Bay of Bengal: Its fate and role in air-sea heat exchange. Oceanography 29(2):72–81 link
C. Jae Choi, C. Bachy, G. Spiro Jaeger, C. Poirier, L. Sudek, V.V.S.S. Sarma, A. Mahadevan, S. J. Giovannoni, A. Z. Worden. 2017. Newly discovered deep-branching marine plastid lineages are numerically rare but globally distributed. Current Biology, pR15–R16 link
Miscellaneous: TOS Student Member Highlight
Original colormap purple_green_orange, perceptually smoother and aesthetically more pleasing than the classical jet map. download .mat file
Excess Optical Enhancement Observed with ARCONS for Early Crab Giant Pulses; M. J. Strader et al 2013 ApJ 779 L12, link