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Cryospheric Sciences

Fun Cryo Facts – Don’t eat brown snow

Fun Cryo Facts – Don’t eat brown snow

Scientist are curious people and we all know that the best discoveries happen by chance, so we always keep our eyes open for the unusual, the new, and the weird things in life. Especially, when we are out in the Arctic doing field work and find unknown brown layers… An unexpected discovery We were out in the Arctic, somewhere Northeast of Svalbard. It was a sunny day and we had just docked t ...[Read More]

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Geodynamics

The Sassy Scientist – Rolling The Dice

The Sassy Scientist – Rolling The Dice

The amount of work required to apply for grants and jobs in academia seems unnecessarily endless. Both for permanent and (even worse) short-term positions one needs to prepare a bunch of hogwash that really makes you wonder: does anybody have the time to actually read this? Out in the real world, a CV and a cover letter are quite enough most of the times, but in academia? Nope! Let’s have ev ...[Read More]

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Seismology

“State of the ECS”: The 2022 Review

“State of the ECS”: The 2022 Review

Hello everyone, Matthew here! As the end of 2022 draws near, it is time for us in the Seismology Division headquarters to reflect on another of the Earth’s tours around the Sun. Personally, this year has been a real rollercoaster. With everything getting back to some kind of normal, I’d forgotten that there is only so much time in the day, and only so many plates (tectonic or otherwise ...[Read More]

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Climate: Past, Present & Future

Was Antarctica glaciated during the Mesozoic?

Was Antarctica glaciated during the Mesozoic?

The climate of Earth’s most southerly landmass (i.e., Antarctica) has varied considerably throughout geological time. The Cretaceous (145-66 million years ago – mya) is widely considered to have been a greenhouse Earth with warmer (or at least warmish) temperatures, globally. Although, there is no direct evidence for pre-Eocene ice sheets in Antarctica, some geological and geochemical proxie ...[Read More]

Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

#EGU23 session in the spotlight: Building the next generation of realistic models of magma propagation and volcano deformation

#EGU23 session in the spotlight: Building the next generation of realistic models of magma propagation and volcano deformation

The abstract submission for the General Assembly in 2023 is open now until 10. January 2023! The #EGU23 is set to again become a forum for innovation and debate about the latest progress in the geosciences, with a mixture of broader and more focused sessions. Today, we highlight one of those targeted sessions GMPV8.2 which aims to spark debate at the edge of the push in the GMPV community towards ...[Read More]

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Geodynamics

Geodynamics @ EGU 2023: Financial support and vacancies

Geodynamics @ EGU 2023: Financial support and vacancies

Are you looking forward to EGU 2023? Planning to attend, either in-person or online? Here are a few things to consider. First of all, there are several options for financial support to attend the meeting. Secondly, if you are interested in playing a more active role in the coordination and organisation of EGU, we are looking for several people to join the organisational team within the EGU Geodyna ...[Read More]

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Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology

Towards a better understanding of 500,000-years climate history in central Mexico

Towards a better understanding of 500,000-years climate history in central Mexico

  The effects of climate change on tropical regions are in parts still poorly understood, although the tropics include some of the most populated areas in the world. Now we created an age-depth model and a moisture reconstruction of the last 500,000 years from one of the oldest lakes in central Mexico, Lake Chalco. Central Mexico, because of its mild climate and fertile soil, has been continu ...[Read More]

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Cryospheric Sciences

Wake up every one – permafrost microbes feasting – greenhouse gases go

Wake up every one – permafrost microbes feasting – greenhouse gases go

I really like to combine science and art. This puts science in a larger perspective and can help understand it in different ways. And perhaps more importantly, it evokes emotion. I wrote haikus and created stencils for every chapter of my PhD thesis. I created these artworks to illustrate the dimensions of the permafrost region and the consequences of global warming on permafrost. Let me show you ...[Read More]

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Geodynamics

Magnets are cool, and….. so is the Earth!

Magnets are cool, and….. so is the Earth!

Magnets are cool, who does not like them? And the planet that we live in, the Earth, itself is a huge magnet. Not only does the Earth’s magnetic field protect us from harmful radiation from space, but it can also help us reveal some of the secrets of our planet. Local variations in the magnetic field can be used to probe the subsurface of the Earth from crustal to mantle depths. Although there is ...[Read More]

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Climate: Past, Present & Future

A glimpse into the INTIMATE’s summer school of 2022

A glimpse into the INTIMATE’s summer school of 2022

The Earth’s climate has been rapidly changing in the last decades. That’s a fact! Virtually, every one of us has been experiencing those changes in person, but how do we know that Earth’s climate has changed in the past beyond the instrumental data of the last ~200 years? From ancient manuscripts to geologic records, there are many “archives” one might consider “reading” to infer or reconstruct pa ...[Read More]