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Cryospheric Sciences

Vernagtferner: My First Encounter with an Alpine Glacier

Vernagtferner: My First Encounter with an Alpine Glacier

In July 2021, together with a group of MSc students from the University of Bremen, I set off from the flat plains of Northwest Germany and embarked on a journey to the mountainous regions of Austria, with the Vernagtferner Glacier as our final destination. My aim was to learn as much as I could in the glaciology field course offered by the university. During my student days in Brazil, glaciers fil ...[Read More]

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Geodynamics

The Sassy Scientist – Bad Coffee

The Sassy Scientist – Bad Coffee

Worldwide scientific cooperations, international meetings, internet-based literature. In today’s world we are deeply interconnected and the leading expert on that obscure method or topic you need to make your proposal truly interdisciplinary is just one email away. After all, global problems require global efforts (and lots of cheap labor bright and motivated young minds). Fen has a question ...[Read More]

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Geodynamics

Thermodynamics and Geodynamics: The perfect couple? Part II

till heat death do us part?

In January of this year, Bob Myhill wrote about the coupling of geodynamics and thermodynamics, and why this coupling is so valuable. This blog post, Juliane Dannberg follows up on this topic, looking at it from the geodynamics perspective. In other words, discussing the question: Where does it make a difference in geodynamic models if we include realistic thermodynamic models or not? In geodynami ...[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]

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Geodynamics

The Sassy Scientist – Uncertain Certainties For A Certain Uncertainty

The Sassy Scientist –  Uncertain Certainties For A Certain Uncertainty

Whilst in constant debate with himself on how to address his own insecurities, Harry dabbles in the secret art of interdisciplinary studies. Specifically, mechano-thermo-chemical modeling with the input from experimental studies. Trying to move forward, he struggles: How can we combine all the uncertainties on experimental rock studies with modelling studies? Dear Harry, We can only try. Yours tru ...[Read More]

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Cryospheric Sciences

Cryo-Adventures – Hunting snow algae in the Alps

Cryo-Adventures – Hunting snow algae in the Alps

We are used to think of algae as marine or lacustrine organisms, but they are actually able to thrive also on the cryosphere. In a previous post, we learnt how snow algae live and reproduce on snow. Now we will explore how and why scientists study snow algae, and how social media can be used for identifying new study areas. Snow algae in the Alps Snow algae in the Alps have been overlooked or conf ...[Read More]

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Climate: Past, Present & Future

Atmospheric Rivers: the water tap of extreme precipitation

Atmospheric Rivers: the water tap of extreme precipitation

Extreme precipitation events, i.e., heavy rain episodes of short duration, can lead to severe or even catastrophic social and economic impacts, as seen recently in different flooding and landslide incidents throughout the world. One of the drivers behind these events is the occurrence of atmospheric rivers (ARs), a mechanism that transports great amounts of water vapour across the globe, and signi ...[Read More]

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Hydrological Sciences

100 Ideas to Communicate the Value of Hydrology

100 Ideas to Communicate the Value of Hydrology

Hydrologists are a pivotal part of modern societies where the delivery of enough clean water to populations relies on their decisions to manage complex systems of resources. Flood hydrologists develop and operate computer models with the aim of meeting the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) long-term ambition that “no one is surprised by flooding”. Despite this critically important dual rol ...[Read More]

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Geodynamics

Repurposing a research tectonic modeling code as a community service: The case of DES3D

Repurposing a research tectonic modeling code as a community service: The case of DES3D

This week, Dr. Eunseo Choi, a professor at the Center for Earthquake Research and Information, the University of Memphis, talks about tectonic modelling using DES3D. *Spoiler alert* read till the end for an exciting opportunity to work on it The advent of the open-source movement and the free public software repositories such as GitHub have drastically improved the way research codes are maintaine ...[Read More]