About the VOCALS-REX Experiment

Twin engine plane and small truck on a runway

VAMOS Ocean-Cloud-Atmosphere-Land Study Regional Experiment

Oct. 15 – Nov. 15 2008

Arica, Chile and Iquique, Chile
(as well as ships cruising in the ocean)


This field project was amazing! The most challenging (and fun) part was being onsite and trying to interact with the airport (and other businesses) to get what we needed. This would normally be fairly easy, but we were in a very small place in Chile, and some people spoke no English at all, and my Spanish is limited, so there were lots of hand gestures. Watching everything come together and knowing that I was a part of that was truly awesome.

I worked on the following:  the hotel contract, hotel reservations, travel, shipping, rental car negotiations, arranged fuel for one of the ships, found local cell phones to rent, and any other duties that came up.

Port with many cargo trailers

by Melanie Russ, JOSS Project Coordinator


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