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Imaggeo On Monday: the vanished glacier

Imaggeo On Monday: the vanished glacier

Chacaltaya ski hut, Bolivian Andes, 5400 m above sea level. The world’s former highest ski resort where the Chacaltaya glacier once stood, situated in the Cordillera Real, close to La Paz. Chacaltaya vanished in 2009, six years earlier than scientists had predicted. The disappearance of the glacier is a sign of what to come for the glaciers of the Andes, with glacier retreat and disappearanc ...[Read More]

GeoLog

GeoTalk: Meet Mengze Li, atmospheric chemist and the Atmospheric Sciences Division’s Early Career Scientist Representative

GeoTalk: Meet Mengze Li, atmospheric chemist and the Atmospheric Sciences Division’s Early Career Scientist Representative

Hi Mengze, thank you for spending your time with us today. Could you tell our readers a little about yourself? Hi Simon, thanks for the interview today. I’m happy to tell more about myself. I was born in China, lived and studied there until I finished my Bachelor’s study. After that I went to Germany for Master’s and doctoral degrees. Last year I have finished my PhD at Max Planck Institute for Ch ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Imaggeo On Monday: The Virgin Forest of Arasbârân

Imaggeo On Monday: The Virgin Forest of Arasbârân

This photo was taken standing in the middle of Arasbârân Forest, a beautiful virgin forest in Kaleybar, East Azerbaijan province, Iran. In Autumn and Spring, it gets extremely rainy around this area, thus begins the flowing of ephemeral streams, like the one that is captured in this photo. Located between the Caspian Sea, Aras River and the Mediterranean region, this forest has got exceptional con ...[Read More]

GeoLog

From ‘hippies’ to “How dare you!” and beyond..

From ‘hippies’ to “How dare you!” and beyond..

In 1971 a group of environmental activists set sail from Canada to protest nuclear testing. With this journey the organization Greenpeace was born. 50 years old this year, Greenpeace and other organizations like it have seen environmental concerns move from the fringe to the mainstream, and eventually evolve into climate change activism. In 2009, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in ...[Read More]

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Geodynamics

5 additional geodynamic movies to watch

5 additional geodynamic movies to watch

More than a year ago Iris made a great list of geodynamics themed (bad) movies. Since there are so many amazingly bad (and a few good) geodynamics themed movies out there, we felt that it was time for some additional movie recommendations. I tried to keep the list varied with some over-the-top movies and some which are very down to earth, or in some cases more correctly phrased: down into the eart ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Imaggeo On Monday: The evolution of a cloud during a day

Imaggeo On Monday: The evolution of a cloud during a day

A cloud in the lee of the Patagonian Andes observed during an entire day. The shape of the cloud changed from lenticular to whirl- and funnel-shaped. Description by Christoph Mayr, after the description on imaggeo.egu.eu.   Konstantinos Kourtidis also added a comment to the image, explaining more about how lenticular clouds like these can form: “That’s a great photo sequence. The ...[Read More]

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Geodynamics

Work-life balance during a PhD

Work-life balance during a PhD

Doing a PhD is one of the most rewarding experiences in life. You get to conduct your own research, develop your skills, and ultimately become a doctor! Think back to when you were told that your application was accepted, and you were going to start the PhD position. I bet you were excited and nervous; I know I was! However, after starting your PhD, the excitement may fade and stress can start to ...[Read More]

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Cryospheric Sciences

Cryo-adventures – Undertaking Cryo-Fieldwork in a Global Pandemic!

Cryo-adventures – Undertaking Cryo-Fieldwork in a Global Pandemic!

Have you ever wondered what undertaking cryo-fieldwork in a glacial environment typically involves? Well, what about undertaking cryo-fieldwork in a glacial environment during a global pandemic?! Read on to find out all about the challenges I faced on my recent trip to Iceland in July 2021… Fieldwork Preparation As this previous blog post highlights, undertaking cryo-fieldwork requires a significa ...[Read More]

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Seismology

Earthquake Watch July: Perryville, Alaska

Earthquake Watch July: Perryville, Alaska

One year ago, we started a series of blog posts synthesising the main results and discussions about the most significant earthquakes recorded recently, previously called “Earthquake of the month” and now known as “Earthquake Watch.” In our first edition, we reported on the 2020 Simeonof earthquake M 7.8 that occurred in Alaska (read here), and today we return to the same region with another intere ...[Read More]

Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

GMPV ECS Campfires: Wednesday 15th September @ 4pm CEST!

GMPV ECS Campfires: Wednesday 15th September @ 4pm CEST!

Mark your calendar! The 12th edition of the Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology and Volcanology division’s early career scientists talks (EGU Campfires) will be on Wednesday 15th September at 4pm CEST! Our speakers are: Sri Budhi Utami (Final Year PhD Candidate @ Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) – How a volcano pressure cooker works: the role of excess fluids in controlling eruption st ...[Read More]