One of the most compelling aspects of weather is its immediacy. It surrounds us every day. To get a good look, we just have to step outside. Below are photos of different kinds of weather, or its aftermath. Click on the pictures to open galleries.
To collect data about past climate, scientists go into the field to gather physical, chemical, or biological samples which are later analyzed in the lab. This field work can involve going to remote locations like the glaciers of Antarctica, caves on remote islands, or traveling on large sediment-coring ships on the ocean. To see some field work in action, click the picture below.