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So I'm curious: what area of geoscience do you study, and where do you study it? What is your background and what is your general story?

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My name is Gerrit Holl and I am a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto. My PhD was on atmospheric remote sensing of ice clouds, using scientific and operational satellites, and my current research is on ground validation for remote sensing of methane in the Arctic. I have a broad interest in Earth sciences but a particular interest for the science of the atmosphere of Earth and other planets.

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I'm Simon. I'm a PhD student in Scotland, looking at regional-scale hydrodynamic modelling as applied to tidal stream energy. User of the MIKE modelling suite.

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I am Peter and can be labelled as a glaciologist. I study glaciers and climate as well as glacier and ice sheet dynamics and hydrology. Otherwise, I am employed and involved in all things academic at the university.

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I'm Scott. I am finishing up an MSc in geology and will be focusing on computational geodynamics for my PhD starting this fall quarter. My interests are far in wide, but most notably the modeling of dynamics at tectonic margins. I'm currently developing on CitcomS, but will be switching to ASPECT.

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I'm EnergyNumbers, and I work on climate change mitigation, as a researcher at a university and through some consultancy work.

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My name is Brian Knight, and I have a MS in Geological Sciences from The University of Texas, USA. My career has moved into software since graduation, but I still remain interested in a variety of topics such as geomorphology, meteorology, petrology, and climatology.

It's always great to be part of a group with such diverse backgrounds.

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I studied tectonics at the University of Innsbruck. Hope this page will evolve into a great repository for earth science knowledge. I am also active on Wikipedia and Wikidata. And currently I am learning Python 3.

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I studied archaeology in Plzeň, Czech Republic, and I work as a freelancing expert on computer (mostly GIS and database) applications in archaeology. Czech archaeology is very focused on our small central-european sandbox, but I've learnt few interresting details on broader history, and even few things from earth sciences. Hope I will be able to help the community with that!

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My name is Matteo. I have a Ph.D. in Computer Science and I've been working on Energy & Meteorology/Climate since 2011. Given my background, I've a good knowledge about climate data analysis and data mining. Currently I use R and MATLAB as primary tools.

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Area of Study: N/A

Place of Study: N/A

Interests: Geomagnetism, climatology, evolutionary biology

I'm a software engineer and process analyst for a major aerospace and defense company. I enjoy researching all areas of science in my spare time. See my user bio for more.

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I'm working on a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Florida and expect to graduate at the end of summer. I've never formally studied earth science beyond the high school level, but I am an outdoor enthusiast and avid rock collector. The largest piece of art in my house is a 5' x 8' geologic map of the United States with a separate 5' x 3' legend.

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My name is Drew, and I have a BS in Atmospheric Science from the University of Utah. I am an operational meteorologist with the US National Weather Service/NOAA. I'm primarily interested in meteorology, air chemistry, hydrology, climatology, geology, biogeochemistry, remote sensing, computer modeling, statistics and general computer science.

I am not a huge weather nerd despite my occupation. I find meteorology as equally interesting as my other pursuits.

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My name is Damien, I have a PhD in Atmospheric Radiation Physics (Ultraviolet). But, I am also qualified as an Economic Geologist and Climatologist.

Currently, I work in a high school, teaching senior Physics, Chemistry, Maths and do Science Outreach to all, young and old. I am also an Adjunct Lecturer for a major Australian University - where I still pursue research in the applications of smartphone image sensors for atmospheric research (see my profile for my ResearchGate link).

I am a volcanology-nerd, have been since I was a kid - apparently my first word was 'lava'

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My real name is Zack Brink, and I'm an 8th grader at Robious Middle School. :) I'm a curious learner, and I love Stackexchange! I can be sort of naive when it comes to accepting answers, but I make sure to do research on the answer before accepting it for that reason. :D

I'm hoping to become a biologist when I grow up :)

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My Name is Daniel, I did my PhD in Atmospheric Science (atmospheric chemistry) at the Helmholtz Center Geesthacht and the University of Hamburg, Germany.

I did some minor research on marine litter in the past. Currently, I work as PostDoc on atmospheric impacts on marine biogeochemistry at the Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research.

My focus is more on technical aspects like modeling and data processing.

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