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Imaggeo On Monday: Cassiopeia with Milky Way

Imaggeo On Monday: Cassiopeia with Milky Way

Cassiopeia with Milky Way in the background on September 9th, 2020. The image was taken in north-eastern state of Germany (Mecklenburg – Lower Pomerania) near the Town of Jarmen. The region has little light pollution and the evening had a clear sky (sky quality measure was 21.15). The image was taken at about 22:00 hrs local time. An EOS 1100D with a 50/1.6 lens was used. The exposure time w ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Imaggeo on Mondays: Magnetic interaction

Imaggeo on Mondays: Magnetic interaction

Space weather is a ubiquitous, but little known, natural hazard. Though not as tangible as a volcanic eruption, storm or tsunami wave, space weather has the potenital to cause huge economic losses across the globe. In Europe alone, the interaction of solar wind with our planet’s magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere, could lead to disrutions to space-based telecommunications, broadcasti ...[Read More]

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Geodesy

Geodesists on Tour: GPS measurements on Antarctica

Geodesists on Tour: GPS measurements on Antarctica

  Stories from the field – how exactly are those GPS data collected? The geodesy community at large benefits from the many science projects with open data policies.  A user simply has to navigate to a data portal, download the data, and within a matter of moments a world of possibilities opens up for potential research.  But where exactly do these data come from?  While scientific results get ...[Read More]

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Geodesy

EGU Campfire Geodesy – Share Your Research – Second Edition

EGU Campfire Geodesy – Share Your Research – Second Edition

  We all welcome you around our second EGU Geodesy Campfire to listen to two exciting talks by Laura Jensen and Susanne Glaser. The new Geodesy EGU Campfire Events “Share Your Research” will give early career researchers the chance to talk about their work. Below you can find detailed descriptions about their talks. We will have time for networking after the presentations. Please join us on Z ...[Read More]

GeoLog

GeoTalk: Meet Joshua Dreyer, planetary scientist and the Planetary and Solar System Sciences Division’s Early Career Scientist Representative!

GeoTalk: Meet Joshua Dreyer, planetary scientist and the Planetary and Solar System Sciences Division’s Early Career Scientist Representative!

Hello Josh, thankyou for talking with us! Before we take off, could you tell us a little about yourself and your research? Hi Simon, thanks for inviting me! I’m a PhD student at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) and Uppsala University, just started my third year. My research is focused on Saturn’s ionosphere (the region of the upper atmosphere with a significant amount of ch ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Imaggeo On Monday: International Space Station transiting the Sun

Imaggeo On Monday: International Space Station transiting the Sun

The International Space Station, a human-made, life-supporting habitat, and a most complex and unique scientific laboratory, orbits the Earth in only 90 minutes – that is 16 times a day! Even so, only occasionally, we earthlings have the privilege of seeing it’s dark outline against the much brighter surfaces of the Sun or Moon. Timing is of crucial importance if you want to see this, ...[Read More]

GeoLog

GeoRoundup: the highlights of EGU Journals published during September!

GeoRoundup: the highlights of EGU Journals published during September!

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 September, the Divisions we are featuring are: Atmospheric Science (AS), and Climate: Past, Present and Future (CL). They are served by the journals: Geoscientific Model Development (GMD), Annales Geoph ...[Read More]

GeoLog

GeoPolicy: Get involved in science-policy events this autumn!

GeoPolicy: Get involved in science-policy events this autumn!

Now that summer is over, policy events are back in full swing! With most events still being online, they are easily accessible and generally free of charge. The EGU has an External Science for Policy Events Calendar that lists upcoming policy-related events that are likely to be of interest to geoscientists. This can be a useful resource if you’re trying to find events that will introduce you to t ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Imaggeo On Monday: After a long day in the field

Imaggeo On Monday: After a long day in the field

Working on the sea ice can be quite exhausting. Scientists face cold temperatures and wind, constantly scanning for polar bears, while trying to squeeze valuable data out of frozen instruments. At the end of the day you might have not found what you wanted, but every single bit of information brought back truly helps in understanding our complex World.   Over 12 months, 442 experts worked in ...[Read More]

GeoLog

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]