The most-read EGU journal articles in 2020!

The most-read EGU journal articles in 2020!

This year EGU published more than 3,300 peer-reviewed articles in our 19 Open Access journals. Upon learning about this impressive number of articles, which equates to just over 61,000 journal pages, we wondered: which of these were the most popular? You can find out in the following list of the most-read article for each EGU journal.

From the substructure of extremely hot summers and the potential intensification of the global hydrologic cycle, to knowledge building on Twitter after a geohazard event, these crowd-pleasers accounted for a quarter of a million views in 2020!


  • Annales Geophysicae (ANGEO)

From the Sun to Earth: effects of the 25 August 2018 geomagnetic storm

  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP)

Evidence for energetic particle precipitation and quasi-biennial oscillation modulations of the Antarctic NO2 springtime ¨stratospheric column from OMI observations

  • Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (AMT)

Effects of clouds on the UV Absorbing Aerosol Index from TROPOMI

  • Biogeosciences (BG)

Is there warming in the pipeline? A multi-model analysis of the Zero Emissions Commitment from CO2

  • Climate of the Past (CP)

Lessons from a high-CO2 world: an ocean view from  ∼ 3 million years ago

  • Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf)

Short communication: Landlab v2.0: a software package for Earth surface dynamics

  • Earth System Dynamics (ESD)

Emergent constraints on transient climate response (TCR) and equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS) from historical warming in CMIP5 and CMIP6 models

  • Geochronology (GChron)

Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) U–Pb carbonate geochronology: strategies, progress, and limitations

  • Geoscience Communication (GC)

Rapid collaborative knowledge building via Twitter after significant geohazard events

  • Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems (GI)

Daedalus: a low-flying spacecraft for in situ exploration of the lower thermosphere–ionosphere

  • Geoscientific Model Development (GMD)

The shared socio-economic pathway (SSP) greenhouse gas concentrations and their extensions to 2500

  • Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS)

Revisiting the global hydrological cycle: is it intensifying?

  • Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS)

Fire Weather Index: the skill provided by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts ensemble prediction system

  • Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics (NPG)

Effects of upwelling duration and phytoplankton growth regime on dissolved-oxygen levels in an idealized Iberian Peninsula upwelling system

  • Ocean Science (OS)

Why did deep convection persist over four consecutive winters (2015–2018) southeast of Cape Farewell?

  • SOIL

Machine learning and soil sciences: a review aided by machine learning tools

  • Solid Earth (SE)

Anatomy of the magmatic plumbing system of Los Humeros Caldera (Mexico): implications for geothermal systems

  • The Cryosphere (TC)

Long-term surface energy balance of the western Greenland Ice Sheet and the role of large-scale circulation variability

  • Weather and Climate Dynamics (WCD)

The substructure of extremely hot summers in the Northern Hemisphere

1 Comment

  1. Proud to be the author of the most-read EGU Solid Earth article in 2020!


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