GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

A Day in the Life of a GFDL Scientist

Daily Outline – 9 a.m.
Checking email, reading the latest climate science news and mapping out projects for the day.
Scanning Model Results – 10 a.m.
Combing through climate model output by writing scripts to visualize the data.
Working Lunch – 12 p.m.
Listening to a visiting researcher present their climate research results.
Analyze This – 1 p.m.
Analyzing data visualization results from the climate experiments.
Literature Hunt – 2 p.m.
Researching papers to compare my results with previous studies.
Conferring with Colleagues – 3 p.m.
Meeting with GFDL collaborators to discuss configuring a climate model to run specific experiments of interest.
Study Session – 4 p.m.
Reading relevant published papers to enhance knowledge of the topic and to spark ideas for further analysis.
Consolidating Results – 5 p.m.
Outlining preliminary results, in preparation for writing a scientific manuscript.
Making Connections – 5:30 p.m.
Conference-calling and working on interdisciplinary papers with collaborators from Princeton University.