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Tectonics and Structural Geology

Analog models for teaching and more, even at home

Analog models for teaching and more, even at home

Ágnes Király is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre of Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) at the University of Oslo, Norway. Ági has a background in geophysics, incorporating natural observations with numerical and analog models to study subduction zone processes. Ági has simulated subduction systems mostly in the Central Mediterranean. Working this spring will probably be somewhat diffe ...[Read More]

NH
Natural Hazards

#shareEGU20 afterthoughts about virtual conferencing

#shareEGU20 afterthoughts about virtual conferencing

It’s 2020 and a new coronavirus has spread all over the world-changing most if not all our habits. In a few weeks, we’ve seen adaptations to living in a world with this pandemic, from many points of view. Science reacted and adapted very quickly, sharing research and opening dialogues using online tools. Similarly, the EGU General Assembly that usually hosts every year around 15,000 people i ...[Read More]

CR
Cryospheric Sciences

Did you know… tropical cyclones cause large snowfall on Kilimanjaro’s glaciers?

Did you know… tropical cyclones cause large snowfall on Kilimanjaro’s glaciers?

Tropical cyclones are an important part of the weather in the southwest Indian Ocean each year, from November through April. These storms can cause massive destruction and loss of life when they make landfall, which happens most often on the islands of Mauritius and Madagascar and the coastal region of Mozambique. However, until recently, relatively little was known about their impacts on the high ...[Read More]

GD
Geodynamics

The Sassy Scientist – Stranded, Not Forgotten

The Sassy Scientist – Stranded, Not Forgotten

Blanka was scouring the field for evidence, collecting samples and making do with the supplies for a short field trip expeditiously. And then she couldn’t travel back home anymore: I am stuck at my fieldwork location due to closed borders and social distancing. What to do? Dear Blanka, That must be very inconvenient. I do hope that you can manage with the restrictions placed upon your moveme ...[Read More]

BG
Biogeosciences

Dating mineral phases in geological remnants of early life

Dating mineral phases in geological remnants of early life

This is a solicited blogpost written by Sebastian Viehmann. The Mesoarchean Strelley Pool Formation in the Pilbara Craton (Western Australia) hosts one of the oldest geological remnants of life on Earth. These silicified stromatolitic carbonates show diverse morphologies and formed on a shallow marine carbonate platform 3.35 billion years ago (Ga; Figures 1 and 2). After a long-standing debate abo ...[Read More]

GD
Geodynamics

An Ode to the Coffee House

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This week, Jac van Driel, PhD student at UCL shares with us his deepest thoughts on how to write the manuscript of his PhD thesis. Hoping you will enjoy: “An Ode to the Coffee House”. Like many cordial expressions of civilised society, Covid-19 has plunged café culture to into stasis with the permanence of its condition not yet known. Pre-crisis, my hedonistic consumption of coffee use ...[Read More]

SM
Seismology

Social media for Early Career Scientists: is it really useful?

Social media for Early Career Scientists: is it really useful?

  In this period of confinement, most of the virtual interactions and news about the world come from the web and mainly social media. Today, we suggest looking at social media from the point of view of an early career scientist (ECS) and why we should (or should not) use them in our career path. In the next weeks, most of the international conferences will move on online virtual meetings and ...[Read More]

CR
Cryospheric Sciences

©LEt’sGO to Antarctica !

©LEt’sGO to Antarctica !

With the current situation, polar fieldwork might be/have been cancelled and we have a suggestion to remedy your field-blues… Why not use ©LEGO to pretend you’re back in the field with the added bonus that you get to be in the warmth and comfort of your home! Here, we’ve re-enacted radar fieldwork that took place a year and a half ago in Antarctica… But first, let’s start with some backgroun ...[Read More]

GD
Geodynamics

The Sassy Scientist – A Digital Didgeridoo

The Sassy Scientist – A Digital Didgeridoo

No physical assembly. A digital sharing platform. EGU reinvented. Valeri needed some time to process all this and is still deliberating his opinion: What did you think about the digital version of the EGU GA? Dear Valeri, It was great. Just. Great. There were loads of presentations with brand new science available online. Greatly readable, enjoyable and clear. So many new insights there, it was ey ...[Read More]

TS
Tectonics and Structural Geology

Call for must-read papers!

Call for must-read papers!

    Have you ever read a paper and thought “Why didn’t I find this 3 years ago?!” ? Did you stumble upon TS early-career scientists or colleagues who are unaware of seminal or fundamental (old and new) articles? Or are you simply willing to give some good reading advice about tectonics and structural geology?   IF YOU ANSWERED YES AT LEAST ONCE, THEN THIS IS FOR YOU!   What’s t ...[Read More]