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Geodynamics

Science Sisters Season 2 is out now!

Science Sisters Season 2 is out now!

Science Sisters is a lighthearted interview series where Iris van Zelst (postdoc at the German Aerospace Center) chats with lots of different people (with a focus on – but not limited to – women in science) to make some sense of the academic world. Filled with laughter and silliness, it explores different career paths, academic life, soft skills, and current issues in academia. At 15 t ...[Read More]

GD
Geodynamics

The Sassy Scientist – Where the wild grids are

The Sassy Scientist – Where the wild grids are

In the labyrinth of scientific research, one often finds themselves at the crossroads of data accessibility and the desire to reuse and build upon other people’s work. All too frequently, results are presented in a format that cannot be read by the computer. Does your favourite Geochemistry paper come with a PDF table, but no excel spreadsheet on the sight? Been there. Wondering what lies beneath ...[Read More]

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Hydrological Sciences

Communicating science to the public – an example after the recent floods in Germany

Communicating science to the public – an example after the recent floods in Germany

After the wet December 2023, the year 2024 started with widespread flooding in parts of Europe. Flooding during winter times is not unusual but brings particular challenges in terms of spatial extent, and the impact on people can be exacerbated when flooding comes with very low temperatures. The exceptionally wet and warm winter necessarily triggers questions from the public about how this links t ...[Read More]

GD
Geodynamics

Unveiling the Secrets of the Deepest Inland Trough: The Denman Terrestrial Campaign

Unveiling the Secrets of the Deepest Inland Trough: The Denman Terrestrial Campaign

Greetings from the heart of Antarctica! This week on the EGU Geodynamics blog, we are thrilled to share an exclusive insight into the groundbreaking Denman Terrestrial Campaign. Live from the icy expanse of the white continent, a team of geophysicists—Shyla Kupis, Dr. Lu Li, Dr. Mareen Lösing, Dr. Coti Manassero, Dr. Tobias Stål, and Dr. Kate Selway—will take you on a journey through their remarka ...[Read More]

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Cryospheric Sciences

You can’t unsee it – the impact of a good visual for scientific data

You can’t unsee it – the impact of a good visual for scientific data

We are visual learners after all and for many of us, creating visual content is far more out of our comfort zone than the already hard earned skills of writing itself. Still, creating an accessible image can be pivotal to not only the success of your paper, but also the reach of your science in general. Today’s post started with a climate figure that went viral because of its similarity to the ico ...[Read More]

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Geodesy

Bits and Bites of Geodesy — Where is the centre of the Earth? Why do we care?

Bits and Bites of Geodesy — Where is the centre of the Earth? Why do we care?

We introduce you to our new blog series Bits & Bites of Geodesy. In this blog post series, we aim to communicate small chunks of geodetic fun facts that are easy to digest. In short, posts meant for everyone, facts about geodetic measurement techniques, challenges, and concepts are presented. These bite-sized articles will unravel the often-overlooked details and intricate aspects of geodetic ...[Read More]

TS
Tectonics and Structural Geology

TS Must-Read – Hudec and Jackson (2007) Terra infirma: Understanding salt tectonics

TS Must-Read – Hudec and Jackson (2007) Terra infirma: Understanding salt tectonics

The TS Must-Read paper by Hudec and Jackson (2007) provides a combination of analogue models and natural cases to describe, in a review paper, salt flow mechanisms, diapir growth, and the ways these processes interact with regional deformation, in compression and extensional tectonics.     Salt is mechanically weak and can flow like a fluid under gravitation, displacement, and thermal lo ...[Read More]

GD
Geodynamics

Multiengine-driving Tethyan evolution

Multiengine-driving Tethyan evolution

The highest mountain range in the Alps in the Western Europe, the towering peaks of the Himalayas in Asia, and ~1/3 world crude oil production in the middle east – what brings these remarkable nature gift together? The answer is Tethyan orogenic belt, which spans across the entire Eurasian continent. This week, we are privileged to have Prof. Zhong-Hai Li from the University of Chinese Academy of ...[Read More]

NH
Natural Hazards

Environmental (non-)migration: Whose security is at stake?

Environmental (non-)migration: Whose security is at stake?

Migration is commonly perceived as a strategic response to address the repercussions of environmental threats and climate change. The International Organization for Migration defines ‘environmental migrants’ as those individuals who alter their place of residence due to a sudden or progressive change in the environment that adversely affects their lives or living conditions. Conversely, those who ...[Read More]

GM
Geomorphology

A conversation with Fiona Clubb, GM Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Awardee

A conversation with Fiona Clubb, GM Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Awardee

  Recently, EGU announced the 2024 medals and awards to be presented at the General Assembly in April, and the winner of the Geomorphology Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is Fiona Clubb, Assistant Professor in Earth Surface Processes at Durham University. Fiona is geomorphologist interested in interactions between tectonics, climate, and surface process shape Earth’s t ...[Read More]