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Seismology

Earthquake lights (2)

The phenomena of earthquake lights, mysterious lights in the sky during seismic activity, is still not clearly understood (check out the previous post about Earthquake Lights). Now, new research reveals interesting discoveries that might give a better scientific explanation about the phenomena. A presented research at the Bulletin of the American Physical Society, APS March Meeting in Denver, Colo ...[Read More]

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Sailors wake up call

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake shook the island of Okinawa Japan during the early hours of the morning on March 3rd this week. Sailors from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion were preparing to attend their morning physical training session when the tremor rocked Camp Shields. Read the full story here.

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A primer and user’s guide of the Seismic Analysis Code

The Seismic Analysis Code (SAC) is one of the most widely used analysis packages for regional and teleseismic seismic data. For the first time, this book provides users at introductory and advanced levels with a complete guide to SAC. It leads new users of SAC through the steps of learning basic commands, describes the SAC processing philosophy, and presents its macro language in full, supported t ...[Read More]

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Soil System Sciences

Monday paper: Subcritical water extraction to isolate kinetically different soil nitrogen fractions

Sleutel, S., Kader, M. A., Demeestere, K., Walgraeve, C., Dewulf, J., De Neve, S. 2013. Subcritical water extraction to isolate kinetically different soil nitrogen fractions. Biogeosciences 10, 7435-7447. DOI: 10.5194/bg-10-7435-2013 Abstract Soil organic N is largely composed of inherently biologically labile proteinaceous N and its persistence in soil is mainly explained by stabilization through ...[Read More]

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GeoQ, the EGU newsletter issue number 9

GeoQ, the EGU newsletter, has this month issued its ninth edition. GeoQ is a quarterly newsletter of the European Geosciences Union and it is published online. This issue is themed “The Face of the Earth” to match this year’s theme of the EGU General Assembly. More information about the focus of this year’s GA theme is explained by Günter Blöschl and Gert-Jan Reichart , the ...[Read More]

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The Young Earth Scientists Network

Are you looking to join a global network of earth scientists? The Young Earth Scientists Network (YES Network) is an association of earth-scientists who are primarily under the age of 35 years that represent geological organisations and companies from across the world. The network has been established quite recently, in 2007, and has been running annual meetings since then. Each meeting has been h ...[Read More]

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Soil System Sciences

Monday paper: Variability of above-ground litter inputs alters soil physicochemical and biological processes: a meta-analysis of litterfall-manipulation experiments

Xu, S., Liu, L. L., Sayer, E. J. 2013. Variability of above-ground litter inputs alters soil physicochemical and biological processes: a meta-analysis of litterfall-manipulation experiments. Biogeosciences 10, 7423-7433. DOI: 10.5194/bg-10-7423-2013 Abstract Global change has been shown to alter the amount of above-ground litter inputs to soil greatly, which could cause substantial cascading effec ...[Read More]

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Soil System Sciences

Monday paper: Effects of belowground litter addition, increased precipitation and clipping on soil carbon and nitrogen mineralization in a temperate steppe

Ma, L., Guo, C., Xin, X., Yuan, S., Wang, R. 2013. Effects of belowground litter addition, increased precipitation and clipping on soil carbon and nitrogen mineralization in a temperate steppe. Biogeosciences 10, 7361-7372. DOI: 10.5194/bg-10-7361-2013 Abstract Soil carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) cycling are sensitive to changes in environmental factors and play critical roles in the responses of ter ...[Read More]

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EGU Seismology Division on Facebook

The Seismology Division within EGU has launched its Facebook page. The page is public and can be viewed without having a Facebook account. The scope of this page is for the Seismology Division to reach out further to its EGU members. The page will be used to share EGU related information, feature recent papers or discussions, and to share seismology-related news. EGU members who have a Facebook ac ...[Read More]

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EGU Video Competition: Communicate Your Science

Try something different this EGU General Assembly. Take the challenge and communicate your research to a wider audience and through video! Young scientists pre-registered for the EGU General Assembly are invited to take part in the EGU’s first ever Communicate Your Science Video Competition. The aim is to produce a video up-to-three-minutes long to share your research with the general public. The ...[Read More]