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).
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.
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.
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.
Absorption closure in highly aged biomass burning smoke – 3 November 2020
A technical description of the Balloon Lidar Experiment (BOLIDE) – 19 November 2020
Reviews and syntheses: The mechanisms underlying carbon storage in soil – 25 November 2020
Climate change as an incentive for future human migration – 17 November 2020
Hydrology and water resources management in ancient India – 5 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
- Relook agri-subsidies to curb agri-pollution Financial Express
- Playing the Long Game: The Intersection of Climate Change Risk and Financial Regulation U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission speech
- Powerful Glacial Floods Heave Himalayan Boulders Eos
- Climate Scientists Debunk ‘Point of No Return’ Paper Everyone’s Freaking Out About Gizmodo.com