GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
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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.