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
Adelie Penguins of the Antarctic
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
Studying storms to improve weather forecasts
The Antarctic Geological Drilling Project (ANDRILL)
The Convective and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study (COPS)
Exploring the Deep Sea
Studying Megacity Air Quality
The MILAGRO Campaign
Last modified October 17, 2008 by Lisa Gardiner.
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