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Cryospheric Sciences

Image of the Week – Kicking the ice’s butt(ressing)

Image of the Week – Kicking the ice’s butt(ressing)

Changes in the ice shelves surrounding the Antarctic continent are responsible for most of its current contribution to sea-level rise. Although they are already afloat and do not contribute to sea level directly, ice shelves play a key role through the buttressing effect. But which ice shelf regions are most important for this? The role of ice-shelf buttressing In architecture, the term “buttress” ...[Read More]

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Hydrological Sciences

Talking hydrology: an interview with Jana von Freyberg on her work in the Rietholzbach catchment

Talking hydrology: an interview with Jana von Freyberg on her work in the Rietholzbach catchment

This is the first post of “Talking hydrology”, an interview-based series of posts in the HS Blog that present the experience and personal views of hydrologists and people interested in talking about hydrology. The “Talking hydrology” series is edited by the team of the HS blog together with Leonie Kiewiet (University of Zurich, Switzerland). Here, we will talk about experimental hydrol ...[Read More]

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Geodynamics

The geodynamic processes behind the generation of the earliest continents

The geodynamic processes behind the generation of the earliest continents

The earliest continents played a fundamental role on Earth’s habitability. However, their generation is still not understood, and it requires an integrated approach between petrology and geodynamic modelling. In a new study, Piccolo and co-workers developed a method to handle the effects of chemical evolution on the geodynamic processes. They show that the production of the earliest felsic c ...[Read More]

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Seismology

How to improve rapid public earthquake information? Listen to eyewitnesses!

by Rémy Bossu, Laure Fallou, Sylvain Julien-Laferrière, Matthieu Landès, Julien Roch, Fréderic Roussel, Sébastian Soriat and Robert Steed I set the area of interest, and then tried to adjust the magnitude threshold. Either the threshold was too high and I did not get information for the earthquakes that I felt, or it was too low and I got tens of notifications a day for earthquakes that nobody not ...[Read More]

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Hydrological Sciences

EGU is a bit like a music festival: first time experience of an ECS in hydrology

EGU is a bit like a music festival: first time experience of an ECS in hydrology

EGU is a bit like a music festival. Maybe not as crowded as the Donauinselfest, but you’ll definitively experience some of this type of event classic features: dilly-dallying a lot about what to see next, losing your friends and setting up more or less detailed meeting points, buying overpriced food and beverages. And if in the right place at the right time, you might even see some actual “rock st ...[Read More]

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Cryospheric Sciences

Image of the Week – Fifty shades of May (Glacier)

Image of the Week – Fifty shades of May (Glacier)

With over 198 000 glaciers in the world, you can always find a glacier that fits your mood or a given occasion. So why not for example celebrate the first Image of the Week of May with a picture of the aptly named May Glacier? May Glacier is in fact not named after the month, but after Mr May, an officer onboard the Flying Fish during her expedition to the East Antarctic coast in the 1840s. Apart ...[Read More]

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Geodynamics

Travel log – The Kenya rift

Travel log – The Kenya rift

A little over a year ago, I was lucky enough to join a field trip to the Kenya rift organized by Potsdam University and Roma III. This rift is part of the active East African Rift System, which I introduced in a previous blog post. With a group of 25 enthusiastic participants from Roma Tre, Potsdam University, Nairobi University and GFZ Potsdam (we somehow always managed to make the 20-person bus ...[Read More]

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Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology

Paleontology is sexy! A selection of recent discoveries

The 2019 started with a relatively high number of paleontological discoveries published in highly ranked journals showing that paleontology is sexy indeed! Here you can find a small selection of the most recent ones. The studies in micro- and macropaleontology published earlier this year, provide a large contribution to our understanding of organism evolution and response to peculiar environmental ...[Read More]

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Tectonics and Structural Geology

Meeting Plate Tectonics – Francis Albarède

Meeting Plate Tectonics – Francis Albarède

These bi-weekly blogs present interviews with outstanding scientists that bloomed and shape the theory that revolutionised Earth Sciences — Plate Tectonics. Stay tuned to learn from their experience, to discover the pieces of advice they share, to find out where the newest challenges lie, and much more! Meeting Francis Albarède Francis Albarède started his career as an undergraduate student in Nat ...[Read More]