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Geodynamics

Two phase or not two phase

Two phase or not two phase

In this week’s blog Shi Joyce Sim from Georgia Institute of Technology shares the underlying science behind two-phase flow dynamics.   A talk at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in March got me thinking. Basically, the presenter described how boundary layers grow over time, a phenomenon that cannot be captured using one dimensional models and necessitates modeling in higher dimensi ...[Read More]

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Natural Hazards

Evolving multi-hazard paradigms in a nutshell

Evolving multi-hazard paradigms in a nutshell

Understanding multi-hazard approaches is crucial in an era of escalating natural hazards leading to disastrous impacts on Earth’s citizens. Triggered by the increasing frequency and severity of these events, this brief post provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of evolving paradigms in multi-hazard research and management. By exploring definitions, historical developments, and curren ...[Read More]

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Cryospheric Sciences

Cryo Comm – Explaining ice core science with “cool” educational videos

Cryo Comm – Explaining ice core science with “cool” educational videos

Mastering the art of science communication is becoming more and more important, especially in the realm of climate science! Training and practice can really help PhD students acquire this skill. With this in mind, the DEEPICE project, a training network of 15 PhD students, has developed a wide range of activities to train the DEEPICE students, including the creation of a series of educational vide ...[Read More]

Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

GMPV Campfires – Call for Speakers

EGU GMPV Campfires - Call for Speakers

GMPV Campfires – Call for Speakers   The EGU Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology and Volcanology ECS committee are currently looking for early career scientists to present at and attend our monthly online talk series (EGU Campfires).  The EGU Campfires are a free one-hour online seminar consisting of three to four 10-12-minute talks. These quick-fire presentations give you an opportunit ...[Read More]

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Geodynamics

Biogeodynamics – Let’s model the entire world!

Biogeodynamics – Let’s model the entire world!

All models are wrong, but some are useful – we all have heard this quote. But it raises several questions (including but not limited to) – What would a model of the entire world look like? Can you couple geodynamical models with climate and biological evolution models? Would these models be useful? In this week’s blog post, Timothy Gray, a PhD student from ETH Zürich is looking for ans ...[Read More]

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Hydrological Sciences

EGU24 – A Hydrologist’s Look Back

EGU24 – A Hydrologist’s Look Back

With almost 21,000 participants, the 2024 EGU General Assembly, held from 14-19 April, in Vienna and online, was the biggest one yet. For hydrologists, there were hundreds of sessions to enjoy, networking events to join, short courses to learn from, and colleagues to meet. Here’s a look back at the highlights! A look back at EGU24. Thanks to Tasty Edits for the fantastic video edit!  101+ Scientif ...[Read More]

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Tectonics and Structural Geology

TS Must-Read – Wang et al. (2012) Deformation cycles of subduction earthquakes in a viscoelastic Earth

TS Must-Read – Wang et al. (2012) Deformation cycles of subduction earthquakes in a viscoelastic Earth

Large subduction earthquakes cause perturbation of the subduction system, whose response depends on its rheological characteristics. The evolution of the subduction system from earthquake to earthquake is defined as subduction earthquake cycle (SEC), and is characterised by three main processes that operate over decades/centuries: postseismic afterslip, viscoelastic mantle relaxation, and fault re ...[Read More]

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Geodesy

EGU General Assembly 2024 — A Brief Recap of our Activities

EGU General Assembly 2024 — A Brief Recap of our Activities

Thank you all for the great EGU General Assembly (GA) this year! In case you missed EGU24 or some of the events we organised, here is a little recap. So you can stop wondering how it went and get an idea of what to look out for next year. In the Geodesy Divison, we had our kick-off, unlike the standard, with the online division meeting on Wednesday before the EGU24. There, we introduced our new me ...[Read More]

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Hydrological Sciences

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) in Geoscience Miniseries – Part 3: Getting it all together – Cables, Breadboards and Circuit Boards

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) in Geoscience Miniseries – Part 3: Getting it all together – Cables, Breadboards and Circuit Boards

You got all your components for your project, so now it’s all about getting it all together. Then it’s great to be able to quickly exchange components and change wiring. That’s where a so-called “breadboard” comes in handy. It’s an easy to use device where you can connect microelectronic components without the need to solder anything.   Breadboards are like pinboards for cables and microelect ...[Read More]

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Geodynamics

Linking the Earth’s Engine and Landscape Formation and Evolution

Linking the Earth’s Engine and Landscape Formation and Evolution

The Earth’s internal engine drives several geodynamic processes such as continental rifting and dynamic topography, shaping mesmerizing landscapes. Through numerical modeling, insights into formations like the Continental Rift of Southeastern Brazil deepen our appreciation of Earth’s dynamic nature and the forces sculpting its surface. The heat engine beneath our feet Not so long ago, ...[Read More]