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GeoRoundup: the highlights of EGU Journals published during October!

GeoRoundup: the highlights of EGU Journals published during October!

Each month we feature specific Divisions of EGU and during the monthly GeoRoundup we will be putting the journals that publish science from those Divisions at the top of the Highlights roundup. For October, the Divisions we are featuring are: Natural Hazards (NH), Hydrological Sciences (HS) and Seismology (SM). They are served by the journals: Geoscientific Model Development (GMD), Hydrology and E ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Imaggeo On Monday: Reflections in floodwater

Imaggeo On Monday: Reflections in floodwater

This picture shows several trees and the sky reflecting in floodwater during an event that occured in February 2019 in front of the famous Postojna cave (Slovenia). In Slovenian karst areas, floods are considered as a very common natural phenomenon that can occur several times per year. While most of them are not harmful for local people, the most severe events cause considerable damages and might ...[Read More]

GeoLog

GeoPolicy: Proposed cuts to EU science funding could slow future research and innovation

GeoPolicy: Proposed cuts to EU science funding could slow future research and innovation

As a European scientific union with over 20,000 members, the EGU is well positioned to provide feedback on the current and future state of research and innovation funding in Europe. The recent cuts to the EU’s 2021-2027 research budget from European Parliament’s initial proposal of €120 billion to the current proposal of €81 billion (at 2018 prices), will not only affect researchers througho ...[Read More]

CR
Cryospheric Sciences

The physical and social changes facing the mountainous populations of the Karakoram Range

The physical and social changes facing the mountainous populations of the Karakoram Range

As a child, Shakir remembers long extreme winters with heavy snowfall and dry blistering winds, where it was hard to play outside. He grew up in a village named Gulmit, located at an elevation of 2500 m, surrounded by the high snow caped mountains in the Karakoram Range in northern Pakistan. That was 30 years ago, when climate change was still not a cause of concern for the local people. Today, in ...[Read More]

GD
Geodynamics

The Sassy Scientist – The Philosopher’s Stone

The Sassy Scientist – The Philosopher’s Stone

Hermione has finally completed her graduate studies, with some extra-curricular training that will remain unnamed here and with activities which some will not remember. Now the time has come to use that newly acquired title for good although demands, desires and duties meander through the realm of possibilities, leaving Hermione in a perpetual plight: What to do when obtaining a PhD in geodynamics ...[Read More]

GD
Geodynamics

And the solution to all your lock-down-related depressive patterns is…

Phat Thai!

Cooking of course! Let me explain. This week, instead of doing his job, Antoine Rozel (senior researcher in ETH Zürich), shows that all your life problems will instantly disappear if you start cooking. Warning, this introductory paragraph is depressing, skip it if you are depressed already unless you feel like suffering a little more (that’s OK). Clearly the explosion of number of covid-19 c ...[Read More]

HS
Hydrological Sciences

Hybrid field courses – a teaching format beyond emergency solution?

Hybrid field courses – a teaching format beyond emergency solution?

Conducting field courses in times of a pandemic can be challenging. In our case, we had to cancel a planned field trip in economic geography that would have taken 19 students and two advisors to the Valle Maira in the Italian province of Cuneo in the Piemont. We had planned to spend 10 days in this region to develop ideas for sustainable development of peripheral mountain regions. Students would h ...[Read More]

TS
Tectonics and Structural Geology

Features from the Field: Angular Unconformities

Features from the Field: Angular Unconformities

An angular unconformity is an erosional surface that truncates older, tilted sedimentary layers and that is overlain by younger layers, oriented parallel to the unconformity. The discovery and interpretation of angular unconformities, like the famous Hutton’s unconformity at Siccar Point, Scotland, marked a paradigm shift in the geological theories of the 18th century. At that time, the theo ...[Read More]

SM
Seismology

Volcano-seismology in North Korea

Volcano-seismology in North Korea

For any field-based seismologist, there is nothing more satisfying than standing in a remote location, laptop in hand finalising the installation of a new broadband seismic station. In 2013 this feeling was amplified as we deployed the first, and still the only broadband seismic array in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, the formal name for North Korea). That it took almost two year ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Imaggeo On Monday: Tragédia em Petropolis (Brazil)

Imaggeo On Monday: Tragédia em Petropolis (Brazil)

A series of deadly landslides and debris flows occurred in March 2013 in Petropolis, a municipality in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. This photo has been shot a little more than a month later. It highlights the important “supporting role” played by sewer pipes in this disaster. Description by Michele Calvello, after the description on imaggeo.egu.eu.   Imaggeo is the EGU’s ...[Read More]