The amount of digital data per person is rising with a geometric progression since 2009. According to the latest report of Oyster IMS, the digital universe will grow by a factor of 300 between 2005 and 2020: from 130 Exabytes to 40,000 Exabytes, or 40 trillion gigabytes (more than 5,200 gigabytes for every person in 2020). Earth sciences is one of the domains where huge volumes of data are collect ...[Read More]
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.
Normally, September is not people’s favorite month as it goes with the end of the summer holidays, the beginning of the academic year and that of autumn. Not much to be happy about. Thankfully, space and planetary science is here to help you overcome this difficult period with lots of exciting events. Fly me to Bennu Asteroïds and comets were formed at the same time as the other planets, at the be ...[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]
The ERE Division loves to hear from its Young/Early Career Scientists. What is it that you do that relates to ERE? What lies beyond an ERE-oriented study or PhD? Tell us what you like about working on Energy, Resources and Environment-related research. We’d love to hear it! :) Today we have Farhana Huq, who gives us some insight into how her PhD project lead to a job on the boundary between ...[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]