GeoRoundup: the highlights of EGU Journals published during June!

GeoRoundup: the highlights of EGU Journals published during June!



Effects of Earth system feedbacks on the potential mitigation of large-scale tropical forest restoration – 17 June 2021

Estimates of large-scale tree planting and forest restoration as a carbon sequestration tool typically miss a crucial aspect: the Earth system response to the increased land carbon sink from new vegetation. We assess the impact of tropical forest restoration using an Earth system model under a scenario that limits warming to 2 °C. Almost two-thirds of the carbon impact of forest restoration is offset by negative carbon cycle feedbacks, suggesting a more modest benefit than in previous studies.



Ocean Science:

FES2014 global ocean tide atlas: design and performance – 7 June 2021

Since the mid-1990s, a series of FES (finite element solution) global ocean tidal atlases has been produced with the primary objective to provide altimetry missions with a tidal de-aliasing correction. We describe the underlying hydrodynamic/data assimilation design and accuracy assessments for the FES2014 release. The FES2014 atlas shows overall improved performance and has consequently been integrated in satellite altimetry and gravimetric data processing and adopted in ITRF standards.



Other highlights


Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics:

Captured cirrus ice particles in high definition – 2 June 2021

Uncertainties in the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) emission inventory of greenhouse gases – 10 June 2021

Observing the timescales of aerosol–cloud interactions in snapshot satellite images 15 June 2021

Heterogeneous interactions between SO2 and organic peroxides in submicron aerosol 21 June 2021


Atmospheric Measurement Techniques:

Introducing hydrometeor orientation into all-sky microwave and submillimeter assimilation 4 June 2021

A Dark Target research aerosol algorithm for MODIS observations over eastern China: increasing coverage while maintaining accuracy at high aerosol loading 7 June 2021

Revision of the World Meteorological Organization Global Atmosphere Watch (WMO/GAW) CO2 calibration scale 16 June 2021

Assimilation of DAWN Doppler wind lidar data during the 2017 Convective Processes Experiment (CPEX): impact on precipitation and flow structure 25 June 2021

Captive Aerosol Growth and Evolution (CAGE) chamber system to investigate particle growth due to secondary aerosol formation 28 June 2021


Climate of the Past:

Snapshots of mean ocean temperature over the last 700 000 years using noble gases in the EPICA Dome C ice core 9 June 2021

On the phenomenon of the blue sun 18 June 2021


Earth Surface Dynamics:

Development of smart boulders to monitor mass movements via the Internet of Things: a pilot study in Nepal 11 June 2021


Earth System Dynamics:

Robust increase of Indian monsoon rainfall and its variability under future warming in CMIP6 models 10 June 2021

Regional variation in the effectiveness of methane-based and land-based climate mitigation options 23 June 2021


Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences:

Glacier detachments and rock-ice avalanches in the Petra Pervogo range, Tajikistan (1973–2019) 24 June 2021


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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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