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Seismology

Afraid to present? Practice your talk at EGU

Afraid to present? Practice your talk at EGU

Many young scientists fear the worst during their presentation showdown. A special session is being held to give young speakers of Oral or PICO presentation to have one more chance to practice their talk, at the EGU complex itself! The session: Oral presentation feedback round is not only meant for people to practice their talk but also to gain feedback on how to improve their talk. The participat ...[Read More]

SM
Seismology

EGU 2015 short course: Seismology for non-seismologists

The flyer promoting the EGU short course: Seismology for non-seismologists.

Do you have difficulty in understanding results inferred from seismological studies? A dedicated short course directed towards non-seismologists, with a particular focus for young scientists (graduate students and postdocs), is being held during this year’s EGU general assembly The main goal of the course is to provide an introduction into the concepts and methods in seismology and how they ...[Read More]

CR
Cryospheric Sciences

High-tech science, old-school ship – Anne-Katrine Faber and Malte Winther

High-tech science, old-school ship – Anne-Katrine Faber and Malte Winther

Last summer we got the chance to participate in an incredible Arctic expedition. The mission was clear and yet unclear at the same time: Bring your fanciest laser technology on a wooden schooner. Then cross the Atlantic and sail to the fjords of southern Green land and conduct science throughout the journey. During most of our expedition, our “scientific lab” contained icebergs, glaciers and beaut ...[Read More]

SM
Seismology

First TIDES Training school on Seismic Data

A, not-to-miss, training school for PhD students and young seismologists. Full information is provided on the website http://tides-cost.eu First TIDES Training school on Seismic Data Bertinoro (FC) Italy June 1-5 2015 Application form deadline: March 31, 2015 In the framework of COST Action TIDES (TIme-DEpendent Seismology) — a network of 19 European countries supported by the COST Association, we ...[Read More]

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Cryospheric Sciences

Do Beers Go Stale in the Arctic? – Jakob Sievers

Do Beers Go Stale in the Arctic? – Jakob Sievers

A story about CO2 -fluxes between sea-ice and the atmosphere What’s it all about? Whenever I have had to describe my PhD research project to people outside of my research community, I have always found it useful to use an analogy most people are familiar with, namely beers. Now that I have the full attention of the entire class, allow me to explain. Say you were to find yourself at an outside café ...[Read More]

SSS
Soil System Sciences

Soil science, food production and hunger in Africa

A child dies from malnutrition or related causes every five seconds. Every child who dies from hunger is assassinated. And we have a herd of market traders, speculators and financial bandits who have turned wild and constructed a world of inequality and horror. We have to put a stop to this. Jean Ziegler Soil as a resource A long history of land use Ever since man learned to cultivate, soil has be ...[Read More]

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Cryospheric Sciences

Only extremes – Babis Charalampidis

Only extremes – Babis Charalampidis

– In fieldwork, you have no average. You just have extremes. When Daniel spoke his mind out loud we were facing a bright sunny day coming in from the opening of our tent. We were very glad to see that and ready to engage with our glaciological tasks. Our camp site was at the immediate fore field of the A. P. Olsen ice cap in Northeast Greenland. We had arrived there the previous evening and ...[Read More]

SM
Seismology

An interesting read about Inge Lehmann

Inge Lehmann lived a long life from May 13th, 1888 to February 21st, 1993. She was a Danish seismologist who discovered the Earth’s inner core. In 1936 she postulated from existing seismic data that the Earth’s core is not a single molten sphere, but that an inner core exists, which has physical properties that are different from those in the outer core. A recent tribute has been publi ...[Read More]

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Atmospheric Sciences

How we might lose the battle against climate change … or against any other environmental problem?

How we might lose the battle against climate change … or against any other environmental problem?

This would not be a blog about atmospheric science if I did not talk about climate change. But I won’t be talking about the science of climate change… there are numerous blogs including here that will talk much better about this. The problem that will be addressed here does not only refer to the “battle” we are currently facing with climate but also numerous other environmental issues ...[Read More]

GM
Geomorphology

Reflections on the BSG Windsor Workshop, December 2014

PhDs from around Europe attend once a year the Windsor workshop in the reverend halls of the grand Cumbeland Lodge in the Windsor Park. This years attendees Owen King and Fran Falcini from the York University and Lauren Knight from the Portsmouth University describe and advertize in this guest blog the workshop. The Windsor Workshop is an annual, 4 day event organised by the British Society for Ge ...[Read More]