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Soil System Sciences

Monday paper: Changes in soil carbon sequestration in Pinus massoniana forests along an urban-to-rural gradient of southern China

Words on Wednesday aims at promoting interesting/fun/exciting publications on topics related to Energy, Resources and the Environment. If you would like to be featured on WoW, please send us a link of the paper, or your own post, at ERE.Matters@gmail.com. *** Yardım, Y. and Mustafaraj, E., 2015. Effects of soil settlement and deformed geometry on a historical structure, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sc ...[Read More]

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Seismology

Earthquake lights

Racetrack Playa is a plain without vegetation of a dry located above the northwestern side of Death Valley, in Death Valley National Park, Inyo County, CA, USA (click here to see in Google Maps). Although “playa” is the Spanish word for beach, it is also used in English to refer to a dry lake. Racetrack Playa occupies an area of 4.5 km (north-south) by 2 km (east-west) which is 1,130 m ...[Read More]

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Soil System Sciences

Monday paper: Changes in soil carbon stocks in Brazil due to land use: paired site comparisons and a regional pasture soil survey

Assad, E. D., Pinto, H. S., Martins, S. C., Groppo, J. D., Salgado, P. R., Evangelista, B., Vasconcellos, E., Sano, E. E., Pavão, E., Luna, R., Camargo, P. B., Martinelli, L. A. 2013. Changes in soil carbon stocks in Brazil due to land use: paired site comparisons and a regional pasture soil survey. Biogeosciences 10, 6141-6160. DOI: 10.5194/bg-10-6141-2013 Abstract In this paper we calculated soi ...[Read More]

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Soil System Sciences

EGU2014 SSS Best Flyer Award

It’s time to vote for your favourite EGU2014 SSS flyer! Votes will be received until March 31st 2014 (votes after that deadline will not be included). You can access the contest rules here: http://static2.egu.eu/media/filer_public/2013/11/27/egu-sssd_2014_bfa_awards.pdf. What’s your fav? Vote at:

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Seismology

Webcam interview: Philipp Kempf

This week we interview Philipp Kempf, a 28 years old PhD student at the Renard Centre of Marine Geology at Ghent University in Belgium. His research focuses on paleo-tsunami deposits within coastal lakes with a special focus at the Chilean coast. Philipp Kempf is the winner of the 2013 Outstanding Student Poster Award for the poster entitled: 1960 Valdivia earthquake tsunami deposits from two coas ...[Read More]

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Soil System Sciences

Soils going red: Terra rossa

From Wednesday to Saturday 9-12 September 2015, the geography departments of the Universities of Bonn/Germany and Salzburg/Austria, held a joint field course in geomorphology in the eastern European Alps. During these four days, 24 students master students, half from each participating university, gathered in Gmunden, Austria. Here, in the beautiful Salzkammergut, the course addressed topics of ge ...[Read More]

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Seismology

Happy new year, EGU deadline

Happy new year ! After all the extra food and booze the holidays bring along, many by now would have returned back to their desks planing the new year targets and deadlines. First on the list is probably the EGU abstract submission deadline on the Thursday 16 January, 13:00 CET. A session you might find of interest is SM1.7/EOS17: Seismological and Geophysical Apps. This session focuses on the use ...[Read More]

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Soil System Sciences

Monday paper: Comparing soil biogeochemical processes in novel and natural boreal forest ecosystems

by Daniel Keszthelyi Physics of Geological Processes group at the Department of Physics, University of Oslo Over 40 years of oil production from the Ekofisk field caused the overlying seafloor to sink over 9 meters during the years and while there have been numerous researches on the topic; the clear understanding of what happens with the reservoir rocks during production is still missing. We crea ...[Read More]

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Soil System Sciences

Short time for submitting abstracts to the EGU2014 Programme on Soil Science

This post is written by Matt Herod, and reposted here with permission… A recently published paper (by myself and colleagues from uOttawa and Environment Canada) investigates the environmental fate of the long lived radioisotope of iodine, 129I, which was released by the Fukushima-Daichii Nuclear Accident (FDNA). Within 6 days of the FDNA 129I concentrations in Vancouver precipitation increas ...[Read More]

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Soil System Sciences

It needn’t be Hell with soil

This is one of the pictures the year has left. In it, two Muslim militiamen armed with machetes are registering a Christian in the Miskine neighborhood, in Bangui (Central African Republic), December 13, 2013. About 1,600 and 3,000 French soldiers already there of the African MISCA international mission were not able to stop violence and chaos. Both in this case and in other armed conflicts, there ...[Read More]