Movember is the new November when men grow and proudly show their defining moustaches. Have you grown your moustache? I have done so for the last month as evident in the introductory vid. Now, that I am close to return to my smooth-shaven chin and upper lips, I was wondering which famous seismologists had nice fluffy moustaches. I headed on to Googling some portraits. Here is what I came across: R ...[Read More]
EGU2014 is coming and many of you are planning to submit your abstract to SSS sessions (remember the deadlines). However, this is time to announce the 2nd EGU-SSS Flyer Contest: Want to get inspired? Have a look at the winners in 2013: This post was also published simultaneously in G-Soil.
Are you planning on attending and presenting your work at the next EGU in 2014? Do you know you might benefit from financial support that may include a waiver of the registration fee, a refund of the Abstract Processing Charge, and support for travel expenditures? You can find all the information here: http://www.egu.eu/young-scientists/financial-support. If you think you are entitled for such sup ...[Read More]
Hi all, Welcome to the European Geosciences Union young seismologist blog – Seismoblog. This is a new website dedicated to the young researchers within the EGU Seismology Division. It is my honour to be the Young Scientist Representative within this division for the next couple of months. Following discussions with the President of the Seismology Division, Charlotte Krawczyk, we have decided ...[Read More]
Artemi Cerdà University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain Antonio Jordán University of Seville, Sevilla, Spain In the Mediterranean, soil erosion causes rock fragments to surface easily, so that stony soils are very common. The stones on the ground are collected and used for the construction fences (dry stone walls) and separating properties by farmers. In most cases, fences are built without any morta ...[Read More]
Sergio A. Prats University of Aveiro, Portugal Still under the effect of the last wave of wildfires of summer 2013, Porto Canal interviewed the last Ph.D. student of the CESAM Research Centre at the University of Aveiro, who deals with soil erosion mitigation after wildfires. Porto Canal wanted to disseminate the last advances in recognizing the main effects of wildfires, the selection of soil ero ...[Read More]
Fire is a natural agent that occurs in most terrestrial ecosystems. In Mediterranean areas, for example, fire is a natural agent that has contributed to shape the history of vegetation, soils, and ultimately, the landscape we know today. Also, since ancient times, men have also used fire as a tool for the management of ecosystems. As a result, the Mediterranean vegetation has developed mechanisms ...[Read More]
Artemi Cerdà, University of Valencia, Valencia – Spain Soil development is based on the weathering of rocks and the deposition and decomposition of litter and roots, which are the main source or soil organic matter. Mosses are one of the key actors on those processes, as they are present at the initial stages of pedogenesis. This post was also published simultaneously in G-Soil.
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]
Soil structure is the result of the spatial arrangement of the solid soil particles and their associated pore space. Aggregation mainly depends on the soil composition and texture, but is also strongly influenced by other factors such as biological activity, climate, geomorphic processes or the action of fire. Structure is a typical morphological soil property, which allows differentiating soil of ...[Read More]