Earth Science Week: Career Spotlights

  • Released Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Join us during Earth Science Week 2012 to meet an incredible group of NASA Earth Explorers — from scientists and engineers, to multimedia producers, educators and writers.

Find out about their careers, why and how they study the planet, and what their typical days are like. From video interviews to blog posts and more, there will be a variety of multimedia activities that will allow Explorers to tell their stories. Have questions of your own? Participate in live Twitter interviews and Google+ Hangouts held throughout the week, as well as during a radio interview and webinar in Spanish.

On October 18, learn about the many contributions of women at NASA to Earth science as part of Female Geoscientists Day.

The 2012 NASA ESW website will be your one-stop-source for Earth science careers and resources during ESW and beyond. There you will find a collection of articles, information about events, links to blog posts, transcripts of Twitter interviews, and educational products in English and Spanish.

A short video profile of Janel Thomas. She was a member of NASA's Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) field campaign in 2010 where she operated the dropsonde instrument onboard NASA's DC-8 aircraft. She was a part of four successful missions into Hurricane Earl during late August and early September, 2010. Her research extends from the GRIP project where she is investigating the rapid intensification of tropical cyclones and the dynamic processes involved. She is currently forecasting for the NASA Hurricane and Severe Sentinel (HS3) Mission.

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