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Imaggeo On Monday: Yardangs in the Gobi desert

Imaggeo On Monday: Yardangs in the Gobi desert

Seeing the Yardang rock formations during sunset was a surreal experience. While they seem to have be standing in a sea of water that formed them, the fluid dynamics that actually lead to their existence is the result of wind abrasion by dust and sand and the removal of loose material by wind turbulence. The air flow and resulting pattern of erosion and the distribution of rocks determines their s ...[Read More]

Imaggeo On Monday: Tides at Young Sound

Imaggeo On Monday: Tides at Young Sound

The work of the autumn tides at Young Sound, Northeast Greenland, created a fine sand artwork just before the freezing in of the fjord with the approaching winter. Due to the changing sediment of the nearby Zackenberg river, the local coastal erosion is an object of great recent investigations.   Description by Maria Scheel, after the description on imaggeo.egu.eu.   Imaggeo is the EGU’s ...[Read More]

Winners of the EGU Best Blog Posts of 2020 Competition

Winners of the EGU Best Blog Posts of 2020 Competition

2020 was a brilliant year for our blogging network here at EGU. Across the EGU’s official blog, GeoLog, as well as the network and division blogs there were so many interesting, educational and just downright entertaining posts this year it was hard to get the blog editors to choose their favourites! Nevertheless at the beginning of January, to celebrate the excellent display of science writing ac ...[Read More]

How many transdisciplinary researchers does it take to find out how an ocean sinks?

How many transdisciplinary researchers does it take to find out how an ocean sinks?

There is no shortage of increasingly uphill challenges in the current research landscape, especially for Early Career researchers: discouragingly long-standing science questions; minimal freedom for developing methodologies; invariably ambivalent proposal reviews; an academic grading scheme based mainly on publication productivity and impact; and enforced competition for few permanent research pos ...[Read More]