GeoRoundup: the highlights of EGU Journals published during November!

GeoRoundup: the highlights of EGU Journals published during November!

Each month we feature specific Divisions of EGU and during the monthly GeoRoundup we will be putting the journals that publish science from those Divisions at the top of the Highlights roundup. For November, the Divisions we are featuring are: Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology (SSP) and Geomorphology (GM). They are served by the journals: Geoscientific Model Development (GMD), Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf) and Solid Earth (SE).


Featured highlights

Geoscientific Model Development:

Impact of horizontal resolution on global ocean–sea ice model simulationsbased on the experimental protocols of the Ocean Model IntercomparisonProject phase 2 (OMIP-2) – 3 November 2020

This paper presents global comparisons of fundamental global climate variables from a suite of four pairs of matched low- and high-resolution ocean and sea ice simulations to assess the robustness of climate-relevant improvements in ocean simulations associated with moving from coarse (∼1°) to eddy-resolving (∼0.1°) horizontal resolutions. Despite significant improvements, greatly enhanced horizontal resolution does not deliver unambiguous bias reduction in all regions for all models.

The Making of the New European Wind Atlas – Part 2: Production and evaluation – 23 November 2020

This is the second of two papers that document the creation of the New European Wind Atlas (NEWA). The paper includes a detailed description of the technical and practical aspects that went into running the mesoscale simulations and the microscale downscaling for generating the climatology. A comprehensive evaluation of each component of the NEWA model chain is presented using observations from a large set of tall masts located all over Europe.


Earth Surface Dynamics:

Topographic controls on divide migration, stream capture, anddiversification in riverine life – 18 November 2020

Organisms evolve in ever-changing environments under complex process interactions. We applied a new software modelling tool to assess how changes in river course impact the evolution of riverine species. Models illustrate the climatically and tectonically forced landscape changes that can drive riverine biodiversity, especially where topographic relief is low. This research demonstrates that river course changes can contribute to the high riverine biodiversity found in real-world lowland basins.


Other highlights

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics:

Absorption closure in highly aged biomass burning smoke – 3 November 2020

Impacts of future land use and land cover change on mid-21st-century surface ozone air quality: distinguishing between the biogeophysical and biogeochemical effects 5 November 2020

Global modeling of cloud water acidity, precipitation acidity, and acidinputs to ecosystems – 24 November 2020

Large contribution of organics to condensational growth and formation of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) in the remote marine boundary layer – 27 November 2020


Atmospheric Measurement Techniques:

A feasibility study to use machine learning as an inversion algorithm for aerosol profile and property retrieval from multi-axis differentialabsorption spectroscopy measurements – 12 November 2020

A technical description of the Balloon Lidar Experiment (BOLIDE) – 19 November 2020



Factors controlling plankton community production, export flux, and particulate matter stoichiometry in the coastal upwelling system off Peru – 10 November 2020

Reviews and syntheses: The mechanisms underlying carbon storage in soil – 25 November 2020


Earth System Dynamics:

Climate change as an incentive for future human migration – 17 November 2020



Resolving multiple geological events using in situ Rb–Sr geochronology:implications for metallogenesis at Tropicana, Western Australia – 17 November 2020


Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS)

Hydrology and water resources management in ancient India – 5 November 2020

Ionic aluminium concentrations exceed thresholds for aquatic health in Nova Scotian rivers, even during conditions of high dissolved organic carbon and low flow – 10 November 2020


Ocean Science:

Connecting flow–topography interactions, vorticity balance, baroclinicinstability and transport in the Southern Ocean: the case of an idealizedstorm track – 12 November 2020

Beaching patterns of plastic debris along the Indian Ocean rim – 26 November 2020


EGU Science in the News

A snapshot of recent English-speaking news coverage based on research published in EGU’s 19 open access journals:

  • 3D-Printed Weather Stations: More Science for Less Money SciTechDaily
  • Investigating the Major Factors of Wheat Production in India over the Past Four Decades CO2 Science
  • Powerful Glacial Floods Heave Himalayan Boulders Eos
  • Climate Scientists Debunk ‘Point of No Return’ Paper Everyone’s Freaking Out About
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Hazel Gibson is Head of Communications at the European Geosciences Union. She is responsible for the management of the Union's social media presence and the EGU blogs, where she writes regularly for the EGU's official blog, GeoLog. She has a PhD in Geoscience Communication and Cognition from the University of Plymouth in the UK. Hazel tweets @iamhazelgibson.

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