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Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

#EGU2020 Sessions in the Spotlight: Hotspots, LIPs and LLSVPs: a global investigation with joint constraints from geochemistry, seismology and geodynamics

#EGU2020 Sessions in the Spotlight: Hotspots, LIPs and LLSVPs: a global investigation with joint constraints from geochemistry, seismology and geodynamics

The Earth Sciences are so broad, that sometimes we can end up forgetting the other parts of it exist. We can get so focused on our field that we forget there might be other people working on really similar things, who might have something really useful to say. The EGU conference is great for solving this problem – it’s big enough to bring together all sorts of Earth scientists, but sti ...[Read More]

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Cryospheric Sciences

Cryo Adventures – What’s currently going on in Antarctic science?

Cryo Adventures – What’s currently going on in Antarctic science?

As Christmas gets closer, days are getting shorter in the northern hemisphere. A good excuse to get cosy inside on the sofa, drinking tea and eating Christmas biscuits. Meanwhile, a few thousand of scientists are heading “South”, to Antarctica, where the lengthening days provide the perfect conditions to conduct a whole variety of scientific field expeditions… Science in Antarctica Just last ...[Read More]

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Geodynamics

The Sassy Scientist – Peak Peer-review

The Sassy Scientist – Peak Peer-review

Every week, The Sassy Scientist answers a question on geodynamics, related topics, academic life, the universe or anything in between with a healthy dose of sarcasm. Do you have a question for The Sassy Scientist? Submit your question here or leave a comment below. After having dutifully followed the instructions put forward on this very blog on how to write a proper peer-review, Tomás got their i ...[Read More]

Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

#EGU2020 Sessions in the Spotlight: Continental Rift Evolution: from inception to break-up

#EGU2020 Sessions in the Spotlight: Continental Rift Evolution: from inception to break-up

Breaking up is hard, but sometimes it’s the right thing to do. Sometimes it might look like a breakup is about to happen, or it might even begin to happen, then be saved part way through. Sometimes breakups start with a small area of weakness, which grows into something much bigger. If your first thought reading this was ‘continental rifts’ or ‘this guy clearly knows nothin ...[Read More]

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Tectonics and Structural Geology

Civita di Bagnoregio – the dying town

Civita di Bagnoregio – the dying town

On top of a steep cliff standing out from the surrounding countryside, lies the small town of Civita di Bagnoregio, one of the most famous villages of Italy. It is often called the dying town, although more recently people have started to refer to it as fighting to live. What this little town is fighting against is the threat of erosion, as its walls are slowly crumbling down. Located in central I ...[Read More]

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Geodynamics

The Role of Geosciences in Exoplanet Science

The Role of Geosciences in Exoplanet Science

How can geoscience methods be incorporated into the research of extrasolar planets? These are planets that are beyond our own solar system and their geological properties are mostly unknown. Kaustubh Hakim is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Space and Habitability in Bern, Switzerland where he studies the interiors of rocky exoplanets and geochemical cycles using theory and lab experime ...[Read More]

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Hydrological Sciences

SciArt & Hydrology: how about having an art exhibition as part of your hydrology PhD thesis?

SciArt & Hydrology: how about having an art exhibition as part of your hydrology PhD thesis?

On November 1st 2019, Louise Arnal, a PhD candidate at the University of Reading and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), had her art exhibition opening event at The Museum of English Rural Life (Reading, UK). This exhibition was part of her PhD thesis on hydrology, and was called “Gambling with floods?” For me, it was the first time I saw a PhD thesis in hydrology that ...[Read More]

Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

#EGU2022 Sessions in the Spotlight: GMPV1.3, Advances in microanalysis: Insights into nanoscale trace element heterogeneities

#EGU2022 Sessions in the Spotlight: GMPV1.3, Advances in microanalysis: Insights into nanoscale trace element heterogeneities

One of the great things about geology is how it incorporates observations from the huge to the tiny. We can think on the scale of whole earth (or even bigger), continents, regions, outcrops, rocks, crystals or atoms, and everything in between. If you are in the latter groups, you are probably following closely the amazing developments in microanalysis that seem to happen every year, allowing us to ...[Read More]

Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

#EGU2020 Sessions in the Spotlight: GMPV2.3: The relationship between slab dehydration, mantle wedge processes and subduction zone geodynamics

#EGU2020 Sessions in the Spotlight: GMPV2.3: The relationship between slab dehydration, mantle wedge processes and subduction zone geodynamics

Now that we are 6 weeks out from the EGU2020 abstract deadline, it’s a great time to choose your session and write an abstract! Because, lets be honest, nobody wants to be writing an abstract over the Christmas holidays… Every few days, we will be highlighting a session in the Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology and Volcanology section, to help make your session choice as easy as possi ...[Read More]

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Cryospheric Sciences

Did you know…? Antarctica Day 2019 – 60 years of peace

Did you know…? Antarctica Day 2019 – 60 years of peace

December 1st 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic treaty. To celebrate the signing of the treaty, ‘Antarctica Day’ now occurs each year on December 1st. But what is the Antarctic Treaty? How do people celebrate? This week’s blog post will tell you everything you need to know, just in time for celebrations! Antarctic Treaty The Antarctic Treaty was originally signed by 12 ...[Read More]