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Geodynamics

The Sassy Scientist – Geolidays

The Sassy Scientist – Geolidays

Recently, we’ve been discussing how you can fit a holiday into your busy schedule. But once you’ve found the time to take a few days off you then have to decide where to go. This can be almost as challenging, which is why Simone has asked me: What are the best holiday destinations for a geodynamicist? Dear Simone, Excellent question! There’s nothing worse than putting all the effort into organisin ...[Read More]

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Tectonics and Structural Geology

TS Must read – Wortel and Spakman (2000), Subduction and slab detachment in the Mediterranean-Carpathian region

TS Must read – Wortel and Spakman (2000), Subduction and slab detachment in the Mediterranean-Carpathian region

The must read paper Wortel & Spakman (2000) uses seismic tomography models showing the three-dimensional upper mantle velocity structure of the Mediterranean-Carpathian region to hypothesize lithospheric processes related to slab detachment, and particularly, the lateral migration of the detachment along plate boundaries. The paper defends that this process is a key control in the lithospheric ...[Read More]

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Geodynamics

Notes on: ‘Notes From Deep Time’ by Helen Gordon

This week one of our editor’s, Aisling Dunn, brings back the book reviews, talking through her thoughts on her most recent read and why she recommends you all read it too. There’s no doubt about it – I am a self-confessed book lover. Whether its fantasy stories about imagined worlds, classic tales set in 19th century England, travel writing, historical non-fiction, biographies, there are ver ...[Read More]

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Climate: Past, Present & Future

EGU Climate Division presents: Outreach Team 2022 edition

EGU Climate Division presents: Outreach Team 2022 edition

European Geoscience Union (EGU) is an organisation made of different disciplines in geosciences, and each disciplines have their own Division. Within each Division, there are many different volunteered positions. Each year at the EGU General Assembly (a conference), Division members come together to nominate members for those positions. There are variety of positions from President and Deputy Pres ...[Read More]

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Geodynamics

The Sassy Scientist – Swapping Science for Sun

The Sassy Scientist – Swapping Science for Sun

Every scientist wants to squeeze a holiday or two into their calendar. However, finding the time in between all of your other commitments can be hard. Adeline, much like the rest of us, is desperate to get away from campus for a while and find somewhere to relax for a few days, so here I am to help you solve the age old question: How do you plan a holiday when your schedule is always so full? Dear ...[Read More]

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Soil System Sciences

Feels like the first time at the EGU…

After a couple of years of online conferences, Early Career Scientists of the EGU’s Soils System Sciences division share their experiences of this year’s General Assembly which was held in a hybrid format. This week, we hear from Diana Vieira     So, this was it. Our first EGU after the COVID pandemic, and we missed it a lot! I was fortunate to know how the EGU was before, so ...[Read More]

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Geodynamics

The “Geo-journey” of a PhD Candidate Geophysicist from Sicily to Uppsala.

The “Geo-journey” of a PhD Candidate Geophysicist from Sicily to Uppsala.

Does the sound of pursuing a Ph.D. terrify you? Well, fear not because this week we have Samuel Zappalà from Uppsala University to tell us more about his inspiring story as a Ph.D. student at the Department of Earth Science in Uppsala. And, who knows maybe you will be inspired to pursue a Ph.D. in the future? How many times have you wondered if it is worth taking the risk to pursue a Ph.D. abroad, ...[Read More]

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Seismology

Geo-Movie Cup 2022 – We have a Winner!!!

Geo-Movie Cup 2022 – We have a Winner!!!

The audience are on the edge of their seats… The tension is palpable… Which disaster film will beat the rest to be the best of the worst? The results are in for the Geo-Movie Cup 2022! As detailed in our previous blog, the EGU Seismology ECS team love those geological disaster films that are so bad, they’re good. 2020’s winner, “The Core”, was taken out of the r ...[Read More]

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Geodynamics

Application of lubrication theory in understanding subduction interface dynamics

Application of lubrication theory in understanding subduction interface dynamics

Plate interface lubrication is essential for stabilization and continuation of subduction process for million of years. The magnitude of plate interface lubrication determines transfer of stress between two converging plates, topography of mountain belts, transportation of volatiles to the mantle, and return flow of high to ultra-high pressure rocks to the earth’s surface.  In this week’s blog, I ...[Read More]

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Geodynamics

The Sassy Scientist – Working in a Warming World

The Sassy Scientist – Working in a Warming World

You’ve spent months battling with radiators and cold wet weather, but the summer is finally upon us and to make things even worse we’re heading into a heatwave. The office that just weeks ago seemed impossible to keep warm is now so sweltering it feels as though you’re stepping into the sauna when you arrive each morning. Like most people, Jamie has been struggling with this, so I’m here to offer ...[Read More]