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: Biogeosciences (BG) and Geodesy (G). They are served by the journals: Biogeosciences (BG), SOIL, Solid Earth (SE) and Geoscientific Model Development (GMD).
Machine learning for numerical weather and climate modelling: a review – 13 November 2023
Machine learning (ML) is an increasingly popular tool in the field of weather and climate modelling. While ML has been used in this space for a long time, it is only recently that ML approaches have become competitive with more traditional methods. In this review, we have summarized the use of ML in weather and climate modelling over time; provided an overview of key ML concepts, methodologies, and terms; and suggested promising avenues for further research.
Universal differential equations for glacier ice flow modelling – 15 November 2023
We developed a new modelling framework combining numerical methods with machine learning. Using this approach, we focused on understanding how ice moves within glaciers, and we successfully learnt a prescribed law describing ice movement for 17 glaciers worldwide as a proof of concept. Our framework has the potential to discover important laws governing glacier processes, aiding our understanding of glacier physics and their contribution to water resources and sea-level rise.
EGU in the news – November
- Study finds individual extreme forest fires can lead to global impacts (Phys.org) based on study published in the EGU open access journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
- European Geosciences Union honour for leading climate expert (Newcastle University) mentions the EGU Sergey Soloviev Medal
- Hydrogen is a green fuel despite small warming effect from pipe leaks (New Scientist) based on a study published in the EGU open access journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
- Faster Arctic warming hastens 2C rise by eight years (Science Daily) based on EGU press release
- Professor Stephanie Henson awarded prestigious Fridtjof Nansen Medal (National Oceanography Centre) mentions the EGU Fridtjof Nansen Medal for distinguished research in oceanography
- Stefan Rahmstorf receives Alfred Wegener medal (Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research) mentions the EGU Alfred Wegener Medal & Honorary Membership
- Earth reacts to greenhouse gases more strongly than we thought (Scientific American) refers to an older study (2016) published in the EGU open access journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
- The golden era of European mountaineering is coming to an end (BNN Bloomberg) cites a study published in an EGU journal