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CL
Climate: Past, Present & Future

Seasonal love letter

Seasonal love letter

Dear Climate enthusiasts, dear EGU lovers, dear early and senior climate scientists, I write to you in the second of two very challenging years for each and everyone of us. We faced many difficulties, hardships, and maybe even some opportunities and it is the time of the year to reflect on that. For geoscientists it is also the time of the year to plan the next conferences and consider what to sub ...[Read More]

Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

#EGU22 session in the spotlight: Differentiation and storage of magmas at crustal-mantle boundary depth: linking experiments, models and field observations

#EGU22 session in the spotlight: Differentiation and storage of magmas at crustal-mantle boundary depth: linking experiments, models and field observations

It’s slowly getting winter in Europe and everybody is slowly starting to finish everything left to do within this year. One thing you shouldn’t forget is to think about an abstract for #EGU22 – the deadline is just within the new year (12. January 2022). But which is the perfect session to accomodate the great science you performed during this year? If you are working on magma ch ...[Read More]

GD
Geodynamics

Navigating the Increasingly Computational Science World – Tools and Ideas to Help!

Navigating the Increasingly Computational Science World – Tools and Ideas to Help!

This week Dunyu Liu a computational scientist at the Institute of Geophysics at the University of Texas at Austin, shares his tips, tricks, and best practices for painless code development. The scientific world is becoming more and more computational, with numerical methods and models being critical to many disciplines such as geodynamics, earthquake dynamics and climate modelling to name a few. M ...[Read More]

NP
Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences

Exploring the multistable and multiscale climate system via noise

Could our present day “warm” climate turn into a frozen fully glaciated one, as if the whole Earth is a huge “snowball”? That was a question put forward independently by Mikhail Budyko and William Sellers in the late 60s [1,2] who made a first estimate of the necessary changes of incoming solar radiation, such that either the Arctic ice sheet completely melts, or the planet gets fully frozen. Base ...[Read More]

BG
Biogeosciences

Meet Ana Bastos, the Outstanding Early Career Scientist awardee of the Biogeosciences Division!

Meet Ana Bastos, the Outstanding Early Career Scientist awardee of the Biogeosciences Division!

This year, Ana Bastos has received the Outstanding Early-career scientist award of the Biogeosciences Division. The BG team wants to truly congratulate them on this achievement! In this interview, we would like to know a bit more about their research and career, seeking inspiration for the young generation of biogeoscientists. Could you explain a bit about yourself and what made you choose a caree ...[Read More]

CR
Cryospheric Sciences

The EverDrill project: shedding light on the interior of a Himalayan debris-covered glacier

The EverDrill project: shedding light on the interior of a Himalayan debris-covered glacier

We know that glaciers are actively responding to climate change, but what is happening on the inside? The conditions within a glacier strongly influence its behaviour, but the deep and dark depths of a glacier are difficult to access – we know very little about this remote environment. The EverDrill project (2016 – 2019), funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council, aimed to fill this kn ...[Read More]

GD
Geodynamics

The Sassy Scientist – The Real Pander-mic

The Sassy Scientist – The Real Pander-mic

It’s the first time Stella is organizing a session at the upcoming, 2022 EGU general assembly. Tantalized yet nervous due to the possibility of a forced merger with another, uninspiring session, she exclaims: How do I get people to submit abstracts to my session? Dear Stella, Why don’t you write a post on this very blog? Oh wait, you’re not the first one to do that. Ugh. How uncr ...[Read More]

Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

#EGU22 session in the spotlight: Interior-Surface-Atmosphere Volatile Exchange on Earth and Other Terrestrial (Exo)planets

#EGU22 session in the spotlight: Interior-Surface-Atmosphere Volatile Exchange on Earth and Other Terrestrial (Exo)planets

The #EGU22 abstract submission deadline is approaching surprisingly fast – only 6 weeks are left until you have to decide to which of our many great sessions you want to submit your abstract! But which session will be the best one to fit your research? We will try to help you make this decision by highlighting some of our GMPV sessions within the next weeks! Today in the spotlight, session P ...[Read More]

Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

Exploring parachute science in analytical geoscience

Crater lakes, Kelimutu Volcano, Indonesia.

During this past October, a team of researchers took part in a “hackathon” organised by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to generate data and new ideas to increase diversity in geoscience. This was an extremely hectic, sometimes stressful but fun and illuminating experience which ultimately culminated in a pilot funding bid (which we learned this week has been successful!). Our i ...[Read More]

GD
Geodynamics

Lithospheric failure at subduction zones

Lithospheric failure at subduction zones

Observing the Earth’s changing surface is the only thing solid Earth scientists can do; we simply cannot drill deep enough into the Earth and look at the processes that occur at very high temperatures and pressures. We must combine surface measurements from various disciplines to infer that specific surface imprints are caused by specific processes at depth. The sinking of oceanic plates into the ...[Read More]