Impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on scientific field work

Penn State researcher Jon Nese provides informed commentary on the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on postponing or delaying scientific field campaigns, some involving Penn State meteorology and atmospheric science faculty members.

In some cases, projects have been cancelled because NASA aircraft or a fleet of ocean-going vessels overseen by a university consortium have been grounded. Several research projects on the Greenland ice sheet, often carried out during summer when the weather is less harsh, have been postponed because of travel restrictions to the island.

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