Arrived in Arica
After about 34 hrs of traveling we have arrived in Arica! We are staying at a hotel during the five or so weeks we are working here, and it is pretty nice (see picture). We are right on the beach!
The area around here is extremely dry. It barely ever rains, so there is no vegetation of any kind at all. Nothing but sand for miles and miles!
Yesterday, the C-130, the aircraft that I will be working on, arrived in Arica as well, and today people are working on it to get it ready for the first flight, presumably tomorrow! Let the science begin!
Postcards from the Field: Climate Science from the Southeast Pacific