GeoTalk: Want a record of historical floods? Ask the taxman

Extreme weather events, like catastrophic floods, are the malicious exclamation points of Earth’s chaotic and variable climate system; they arrive without warning and extract huge costs, both economic and humanitarian, from the communities they strike. Evidence suggests the frequency and severity of these events may be on the rise in a changing climate, but scientists struggle to place modern even ...[Read More]

GeoTalk: What can you learn from a human hair?

Jim Ehleringer is Director of the Stable Isotope Ratio Facility at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in the US. In the past few years he has been developing a method for deducing people’s diets and travel history from a sample of their hair. Here, he talks to the EGU press office about his research. Thanks for agreeing to chat, Jim. Can you tell me a bit about how your project started? This ...[Read More]

GeoTalk: Steven Smith on fossil faults and fantastic faulting

This week in GeoTalk, we’re talking to Steven Smith, a Lecturer from the University of Otago. Steven takes us on an Earth-shaking journey, explaining how ancient faults reveal what’s happening under the Earth’s surface and delving into the future of fault zone research. First, could you introduce yourself and tell us a little about what you are currently working on? Last September I started as a L ...[Read More]

GeoTalk: Claudia Cherubini and the art of characterising aquifers

This week in GeoTalk, we’re talking to Claudia Cherubini, a research professor from La Salle Beauvais Polytechnic Institute. Claudia shares her work in hydrogeological modelling and delves into how such models can be used in water management… Could you introduce yourself and tell us a little about what you’re currently working on? I am an environmental engineer with a PhD in hydrogeolo ...[Read More]