Each month we feature specific Divisions of EGU and during the monthly GeoRoundup we put the journals that publish science from those Divisions at the top of the Highlights roundup. For November, the Divisions we are featuring are: Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics (EMRP), Geodynamics (GD) and Tectonics and Structural Geology (TS). They are served by the journals: Geoscientific Model Development (GMD) and Solid Earth (SE).
Terrain horizon and sky view factor are crucial quantities for many geoscientific applications; e.g. they are used to account for effects of terrain on surface radiation in climate and land surface models. Because typical terrain horizon algorithms are inefficient for high-resolution (< 30 m) elevation data, we developed a new algorithm based on a ray-tracing library. A comparison with two conventional methods revealed both its high performance and its accuracy for complex terrain.
EGU science in the news – November 2022
- Scientists uncover new clues about the climate and health impact of atmospheric particles (Science Daily, Phys.org, News Explorer and Environmental News Network), based on EGU press release
- PermianMAP Final Report (Environmental Defense Fund) quotes a study published in the EGU journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
- Terrawatch: storms can cause landslides days later, scientists find (The Guardian), based on study published in the EGU journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
- China could cut methane emissions through monitoring, diet changes, experts say (Voice of America news), quotes a study published in an EGU journal
- Cloudy with a chance of cooling the planet (Popular Science), quotes a study published in the EGU journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
- Landslides can be triggered by small changes in atmospheric pressure (New Scientist), based on a study published in the EGU journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
- UND geologist unearths world’s oldest ice (University of North Dakota Blog), quotes a study published in the EGU journal in The Cryosphere
- Professor awarded €14 million grant to explore links between undersea volcanos and glacial cycles (The Harvard Gazette) mentions EGU’s Arthur Holmes Medal (Water World Magazine), based on a study published in the EGU journal Geoscientific Model Development