From the Window Seat, vol. 2

I recently travelled to San Francisco for a conference and snapped some photos (as usual) from my window seat–the best seat to fly in, in my opinion. šŸ˜‰ Since I was flying with a bunch of other Earth scientists, everyone had their phones out taking photos of the clouds and geology. I almost wish it had been a longer flight just to see more cool stuff!

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Deicing the plane before take off

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Taking off–possible lake effect band below the main cloud deck

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Turning over the clouds

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Geology!

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Snow and sweet geology

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Descending with a cool contrail coming off the wing

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It looks like you’re going to land in the bay when you land at SFO!

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Just before touching down

From the Window Seat, vol. 1

One of my favorite things about flying is sitting in the window seat. Watching the sky and ground below will literally keep me entertained for 4+ hours (as long as I’m not super tired, which happens too often–why is sitting in an airplane so exhausting?!). I’m studying atmospheric sciences right now, and I have a giant love for our planet (I studied hydrology during my undergrad), so I’m a huge nerd when it comes to all things Earth science related. For this post, I wanted to share some of my favorite photos I snappedĀ from the window seat during my most recent trip. (None of the photos have been edited.)

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Thunderstorm anvil over the Midwest

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Lake Michigan

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Sunset as we turn onto the runway

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New York City (and surrounding areas) at night

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Massachusetts: Boston (bottom left-center) and Cape Cod (in the distance)

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Fields somewhere over the midwest

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Awesome geology somewhere over the southwest

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Canyon! (No idea which one, but I don’t think it’s the Grand Canyon.)