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Hello everyone! I’m a PhD student studying atmospheric physics; Arctic snow, at the moment, to be more specific. Most of my work is of the computational/data analysis variety, though I’m working both with data from remote sensing observations and from models. I spend much of my time wrangling large datasets with Python, but thankfully, I enjoy doing it (most of the time)!

covid, undergrad health 

COVID-19, self-isolation coping, food 

COVID-19, self-isolation productivity 

covid, future 

COVID-19, work from home annoyance 

COVID-19, self-isolation 

Carina Nebula Close Up

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, ESO, Amateur Data; Processing & Copyright: Robert Gendler & Roberto Colombari

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I just wish I’d remembered more of the science from that meeting, and less of the grant-related stuff

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me: “I don’t remember much from this meeting I went to. Most of it was stuff about funding that was hard to listen to, because I don’t find it very interesting.”

me, 2 minutes later: -provides a surprisingly thorough summary of some new, somewhat controversial government research grant process-

impostor syndrome 

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They ended up replying to me with an exclamation mark in their email, so now, I worry that I came across as unenthusiastic

But then, I doubt anyone thinks that much about emails they receive from me; I definitely don’t overthink the phrasing in emails I receive. For the most part. As long as they’re not very important

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It takes me ages to send academic emails, because I’m always second-guessing phrasing and etiquette and such

My latest dilemma: Do I use an exclamation mark? Do I not? Would it be too much?

grad student free food tips 

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grad student free food tips 

I really should map one of the keys on my keyboard to the degree symbol

I should probably just put a mat under my desk in my office, but that requires forethought, which I lack

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I keep forgetting to wipe the snow off my boots when I go to campus, and I end up having to do the “walk of shame” in which I walk down the hallway with very squeaky boots and try my best to walk quietly so as not to bother anyone

tip for students' pronouns 

The answer, incidentally, is that it depends on how old the sea ice is; new ice tends to be very salty, but older sea ice is generally fresh! There’s more information below, for the curious: nsidc.org/cryosphere/seaice/in

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