Geology & Geophysics GeoFIZZ

Scientists Who Selfie from the Field

How did the research trip go? Better check the selfies—I mean, field log.

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When the semester ends, many geoscientists abandon the cold air and fluorescent lights of laboratory research for more natural climes. They wade into swampy waters, scale steep mountainsides, climb into caves, sail the open seas, and traverse frozen tundra. They install seismic networks, drill ice cores, collect sediments, and measure streamflow. They teach the next generation of geoscientists to do the same.

This summer, AGU asked geoscientists to send in selfies from the field via social media and randomly selected five giveaway winners. Check out some standout fieldwork selfies that showcase exciting research done outside the lab.
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It’s Hammer Time


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A Field Researcher’s Best Friend


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Rockin’ Outcrops

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Hazardous Selfies, for Professionals Only


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Sun Is Shining in the Sky…


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Sondes Like Important Work


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A Glacier from a Different Age: 2007


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Mobile Data Are Probably Spotty Underground


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Well, That’s Not a Basic Selfie


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Selfie Near Everest? Check


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A Neat Hat Trick


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Not to Be Confused with Underhills of the Shire


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Climbing on the Roof of the World


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We’re Thankful That Smell-O-Vision Is Science Fiction


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On the One Hand, Creative Selfie. On the Other Hand…Nope, Still Creative

—Kimberly M. S. Cartier (@AstroKimCartier), Staff Writer

Citation: Cartier, K. M. S. (2019), Scientists who selfie from the field, Eos, 100, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019EO128283. Published on 10 July 2019.
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