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Winners of the EGU Best Blog Posts of 2019 Competition

Winners of the EGU Best Blog Posts of 2019 Competition

2019 was a brilliant year for our blogging network here at EGU. Across the EGU’s official blog, GeoLog, as well as the network and division blogs there were so many interesting, educational and just downright entertaining posts this year it was hard to get the blog editors to choose their favourites! Nevertheless in December, to celebrate the excellent display of science writing across the network ...[Read More]

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Cryospheric Sciences

Education in glaciology: Witnessing the death of a glacier

Education in glaciology: Witnessing the death of a glacier

The Karthaus summer school on Glaciers and Ice Sheets in the Climate System has a long history of training many generations of PhD students, thus forming professional networks that have lasted throughout their careers. The Karthaus summer school has been described in detail in a previous Cryoblog post. Here we want to focus on the story of a glacier… Hochjochferner, a retreating glacier One ...[Read More]

GeoLog

EGU Photo Competition 2020: Now open for submissions!

EGU Photo Competition 2020: Now open for submissions!

If you are pre-registered for the 2020 General Assembly (Vienna, 3 – 8 May), you can take part in our annual photo competition! Winners receive a free registration to next year’s General Assembly! The tenth annual EGU photo competition opened on 15 January. Up until 15 February, every participant pre-registered for the General Assembly can submit up to three original photos and one moving image on ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Imaggeo on Mondays: Sampling sulfurous sinkhole water

Imaggeo on Mondays: Sampling sulfurous sinkhole water

Sampling of water present in sinkhole formed in superficial salt-rich lacustrine deposits at Ghor Al-Haditha, Dead Sea eastern shore, Jordan, during a field campaign in October 2018. The water in this sinkhole flows into the Dead Sea in a surface stream channel formed in 2012. The water was highly acidic and extremely conductive, with a strong sulfurous odour. Understanding the chemistry of the wa ...[Read More]

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Biogeosciences

EGU2020 Symposia, courses, awards, events and much more…

EGU2020 Symposia, courses, awards, events and much more…

With the EGU 2020 General Assembly abstract submission deadline approaching (15 January 2020, 13:00 CET), today we would like to highlight some additional events and activities that will hopefully help to convince those of you still hesitating to register this year. Besides interesting disciplinary scientific programme, the EGU has a plenty of other events to offer including symposia, debates, med ...[Read More]

GeoLog

The Carbon Potential of Peat

The Carbon Potential of Peat

2020 is being described by many as a tipping point: the year that humanity as a species must take concrete and measurable action to prevent catastrophic climate change. But even if we do manage to slow carbon emissions from 2020 onwards, how would the planet deal with all the carbon dioxide we have produced so far? How much capacity do the planet’s natural carbon sequestration reserves actually ha ...[Read More]

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Cryospheric Sciences

Did you know? – Ocean bathymetry can control Antarctic mass loss!

Did you know? – Ocean bathymetry can control Antarctic mass loss!

Ice shelves (the floating parts of the Antarctic ice sheet) play a fundamental role in the stability of the Antarctic ice sheet (see this post) and, therefore, its contribution to global sea-level rise. They lose mass primarily through melting at their bases, which are in contact with the ocean. This thins them and makes them more vulnerable, reducing their stabilising potential and causing more i ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Being a mentor at the General Assembly 2020

Being a mentor at the General Assembly 2020

With more than 16,00 participants, 5,000 oral presentations, 9,000 posters and 1,200 PICO presentations, the EGU General Assembly can be an overwhelming experience for any scientist, whether it’s your first time or 10th time attending. However, you can make conference networking a bit easier by signing up for the EGU 2020 Mentoring Programme! This mentoring scheme aims to facilitate new connection ...[Read More]

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Hydrological Sciences

Andreas Hartmann (EGU ECS Awardee) on Doing What You Love Will Pay Off

Andreas Hartmann (EGU ECS Awardee) on Doing What You Love Will Pay Off

Andreas Hartmann makes a point to attend Hofer Filmtage – or the Hof International Film Festival – every year to keep up a tradition he started when he was 12. As a professor, he sets down research to make the yearly pilgrimage to his German hometown to visit with his best friends and family. This year, he couldn’t completely separate from work. After getting out of a film, he got a note saying th ...[Read More]

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Seismology

…ever thought of becoming a guest writer?

…ever thought of becoming a guest writer?

Why guest writers? Seismology opens a window into volcanic, tectonic, oceanic, atmospheric and artificial processes. Spanning from the generation of earthquakes, to their environmental effects, to the most hidden phenomena inside Earth, Seismology involves different scales in time and space. Different studies, different stories and different perspectives for a broader overview on the latest discov ...[Read More]