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Research Expeditions

When scientists go out to explore the Earth they often wind up in pretty interesting places and doing pretty interesting things. And they are learning more about how our planet works through the fieldwork.

The links below allow you to explore sections of Windows to the Universe that highlight what it's like to do field science. Portals provide an in-depth look at the science of large field campaigns. Postcards from the Field give the highlights of the expedition from the scientists themselves.

 

 

 

Climate Science from the Southeast Pacific
The VOCALS Campaign

Solving Polar Fossil Mysteries

Tracking Changes in Antarctic Ice Sheets
POLENET

Adelie Penguins of the Antarctic
Penguin Science

A Family Expedition Looking for Sharks in the Bahamas

Drilling Through Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier

Drilling below Antarctica to learn about climates of the past
The Antarctic Geological Drilling Project (ANDRILL)

Studying storms to improve weather forecasts
The Convective and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study (COPS)

Exploring the Deep Sea
Ridge 2000

Studying Megacity Air Quality
The MILAGRO Campaign

Last modified October 17, 2008 by Lisa Gardiner.

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