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February 21, 2019
"We have a big mess to clean up. There's no other way to say it." an interview with Steven Running

Stephen Running, an Emeritus Regent’s Professor at the University of Montana, shares about his work with NASA studying the global ecosystem from space. Trying out a microscope at a young age ironically led him into a lifetime of looking at...

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February 21, 2019
"You can't keep redoing your Ph.D. Really, to be successful, I think you have to change." an interview with Steven Pawson

Steven Pawson, Chief of the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, shares his experiences working on atmospheric and Earth systems science, including interactions between the Ozone Layer and climate change, and predicting air quality for...

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February 19, 2019
"Revisiting the Early History of `Sprite’ Observations." an interview with Geoff McHarg

Sprites are electrical discharges like lightning, but up in the middle atmosphere. Having only been in the scientific literature since the 1990s, sprites captured Geoff McHarg’s imagination while observing the Aurora in Alaska. Perfect for a guy whose view of...

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February 19, 2019
"I joined an Oceanography club & actually asked the question that ended up [being] my thesis." an interview with Michael Frelich

Michael Frelich, Director of NASA’s Earth Science Division, shares about his life studying the oceans and Earth as a system. While still in his high school’s oceanography club, he started exploring a question about how waves move that later became...

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February 18, 2019
"This is science – to put everyone together to discuss the future of humanity." an interview with Frédéric Ouattra

Frederic Ouattara, Universite de Koudougou, knows the practical implications of his research into the ionosphere. Our mobile phone signals become worse due to the weakening of the ionosphere. In Burkina Faso, he helps train the next-generations of geoscientists. The 2018...

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February 13, 2019
"Reaching the Critical Zone through Community College." an interview with Jill Marshall

as a freshman completely overwhelmed by her surroundings. Coming from a modest economic background in California, she made the difficult decision to leave, both school and the East Coast to come back home and start over. Her winding journey took...

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February 13, 2019
"Learning How Retirement Will Liberate You." an interview with Tom Dunne

Who says work ends when you retire? For Tom Dunne, University of California Stana Barbara, the work is still finding him. Instead of heading off to the Amazon to find discovering, these days he need only look out his window...