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GeoTalk: meet Martin Archer, Space Physicist and Outreach expert!

Martin Archer

Hi Martin. Thank you for joining me for this interview! To start, could you please tell our readers a bit about yourself and your research interests? I’m a space plasma physicist at Imperial College London, studying how the interaction between the solar wind and our magnetosphere leads to a huge amount of dynamics and waves that play a role in space weather. I’m also the Chair of EGU’s Outreach Co ...[Read More]

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Tectonics on Ice…. learning about Jupiter’s Icy Moons and the JUICE mission.

Tectonics on Ice…. learning about Jupiter’s Icy Moons and the JUICE mission.

In April this year a new mission is being launched by the European Space Agency, called JUICE, which stands for the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer. This mission aims to make detailed observations of the giant gas planet Jupiter and its three large ocean-bearing moons – Ganymede, Callisto and Europa – with a suite of remote sensing, geophysical and in situ instruments. But beyond the excitement of a ne ...[Read More]

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Imaggeo On Monday: One with the Cosmos

Imaggeo On Monday: One with the Cosmos

Camping under the stars is an experience that allows people to connect with the cosmos in a unique and profound way. As they set up their tents and gaze up at the night sky, they are reminded of the vastness and beauty of the universe. They can see the stars, the planets and other celestial objects, and feel a sense of awe and wonder. They are reminded that they are just a small part of something ...[Read More]

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Imaggeo On Monday: Pantone of Blue Mountains, light scattering.

Imaggeo On Monday: Pantone of Blue Mountains, light scattering.

The light’s interaction with matter enables scientists to observe greenhouse gases from space, but also creates the shifting blue tones throughout the mountains that hikers travel long distances to admire! The blue shades are created by an effect called Raleigh scattering, where very small atmospheric particles between the viewer (or camera) and the mountains cause the shorter wavelength lig ...[Read More]

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EGU Photo Competition 2023: Now open for submissions!

EGU Photo Competition 2023: Now open for submissions!

If you are registered for the EGU23 General Assembly (23 – 28 April), you can take part in our annual photo competition. Winners receive free registration to next year’s General Assembly! It’s that time of year again! Yes, today, the 13 January, the thirteenth annual EGU photo competition opened for submissions!! Until 31 March, every participant registered for the General Assembly can submi ...[Read More]

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Imaggeo On Monday: Blood moon over Germany

Imaggeo On Monday: Blood moon over Germany

A blood moon occurs during a total lunar eclipse. The sunlight falling through the air layers of the Earth’s atmosphere is refracted inwards, whereby especially the short-wave blue components are weakened by scattering. The long-wave red components, on the other hand, still reach the moon, which leads to the red colouring.   Photo by Simon Fuhrmann shared on imaggeo.egu.eu.   Imagg ...[Read More]

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GeoPolicy: What’s coming up for 2023?

GeoPolicy: What’s coming up for 2023?

2022 was an exciting GeoPolicy year with many new science for policy projects and opportunities beginning and others being restored after a 2020/2021 pause due to COVID19. In 2023, we hope to build on EGU’s current initiatives and bring you yet more opportunities to engage and get involved in European policy! This blog post will kick-off the New Year by outlining a few of the key science for polic ...[Read More]

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Imaggeo On Monday: Aurora show on the road

Imaggeo On Monday: Aurora show on the road

In Sweden a beautiful Northern Lights show proceeds unnoticed by the busy drivers passing by. The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis are spectacular lights created as a result of disturbances in the Earth’s magnetosphere caused by solar winds. They are visible at both polar regions and or often seen as veils or lines of greenish-blue light. Photo by Junbin Zhao shared on imaggeo.egu.eu. &nbs ...[Read More]

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EGU’s Life-Work Balance Group shares their New Year’s resolutions

EGU’s Life-Work Balance Group shares their New Year’s resolutions

With 2023 just around the corner, we asked EGU’s Life-Work Balance Group members what their New Year’s resolutions are, and we want to share them with you!   ‘I live in the Arctic, where we don’t get much sunlight and the brightest part of the day I usually spend in my (windowless) office. I will make a better attempt to go outside for a quick walk, or to get some fresh air during the d ...[Read More]