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GD
Geodynamics

When not Digging Through Code, Dig Rocks

When not Digging Through Code, Dig Rocks

 Most of us have been directly or indirectly involved in outreach activities, often relying on shiny rocks to capture people’s fascination. This week, Aaron Van Alstine, a member of the Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society, a passionate rockhounder, and moderator of the sub-reddit on radioactive rocks, shares his views on why all earth scientists need a rock collection and how to st ...[Read More]

HS
Hydrological Sciences

Berit Arheimer (2021 Henry Darcy Medallist) early autumn reflections from a summer cabin

Berit Arheimer (2021 Henry Darcy Medallist) early autumn reflections from a summer cabin

The EGU 2021 Henry Darcy Medal of the EGU Division on Hydrological Sciences was awarded to Berit Arheimer, leader of the Hydrological Research unit at SMHI, and first ever female elected president of IAHS. The medal was awarded for her scientific leadership in policy-relevant large-scale modelling of water quality and quantity, promotion of open hydrology, and her excellence in managing research g ...[Read More]

TS
Tectonics and Structural Geology

Tektonika Diamond Open Access Journal

Tektonika Diamond Open Access Journal

In a nutshell Tektonika is a community-led Diamond Open Access journal (DOAJ) for tectonics and structural geology launching in early 2022. The journal will publish high quality peer-reviewed research that is free for authors and readers, offering an alternative to long-standing publishing models that conceal knowledge dissemination behind paid subscriptions. Community involvement is at Tektonika’ ...[Read More]

GeoLog

GeoRoundup: the highlights of EGU Journals published during August!

GeoRoundup: the highlights of EGU Journals published during August!

Each month we feature specific Divisions of EGU and during the monthly GeoRoundup we will be putting the journals that publish science from those Divisions at the top of the Highlights roundup. For August, the Divisions we are featuring are: Geodesy (G), Geodynamics (GD) and Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI). They are served by the journals: Geoscientific Model Development (GMD), Geoscien ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Imaggeo On Monday: Solar eclipse of November 3, 2013, observed from a geostationary orbit

Imaggeo On Monday: Solar eclipse of November 3, 2013, observed from a geostationary orbit

The solar eclipse of November 3, 2013, as observed from the MSG satellite, in geostationary orbit 36000km above the equator. The eclipsed area, where the shadow of the full Moon reached the Earth’s surface, moved over the Atlantic Ocean and Africa. This eclipse was classified as a hybrid eclipse because it started out as an annular eclipse and became a total eclipse over equatorial Africa. W ...[Read More]

GeoLog

GeoPolicy: What does the IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report tell us about the future?

GeoPolicy: What does the IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report tell us about the future?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) prepares and publishes extensive Assessment Reports on the scientific, technical and socio-economic knowledge on climate change, including its impacts, future risks, and likely scenarios based on the actions that humanity takes. In their sixth Assessment Report (AR6), the IPCC’s certainty and warnings were clearer than ever. This month’s GeoPoli ...[Read More]

CR
Cryospheric Sciences

Did you know about Artificial Glaciers?

Did you know about Artificial Glaciers?

There are several ways that we can classify glaciers. We can look at their shape, their size, their type of terminus, and many other features. A new characteristic has recently been gaining in popularity: artificiality. Yes, we now have a few artificial glaciers! Have you ever heard about them? They are glaciers whose behavior is directly influenced by human interventions in order to improve their ...[Read More]

GD
Geodynamics

The Sassy Scientist – Teeing A Puddy Tat

The Sassy Scientist – Teeing A Puddy Tat

Sylvester is continuously ogling new readers for his scientific communications. Pawing at several social media, he purrs: Do you need Twitter to spread your science? Dear Sylvester, Yes. Next question, please. I mean, it’s quite popular. Isn’t it? If you throw in a couple of tags to institutions, active members of the scientific social media community or even just some journals there&# ...[Read More]

G
Geodesy

A look beneath Earth’s surface: monitoring groundwater from space

A look beneath Earth’s surface: monitoring groundwater from space

Groundwater is one of the most important resources of freshwater for ecosystems and mankind. Because of this fundamental role in the Earth’s water and energy cycles, groundwater has been declared as an essential climate variable by GCOS, the Global Climate Observing System. As with other subsurface processes, it is difficult to observe and monitor on a global scale. This is especially true if you ...[Read More]

Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

Carbonate Minerals: the Silent Players of Climate Change – Victoria Corcimaru for GMPV for Sustainable Development

Carbonate Minerals: the Silent Players of Climate Change – Victoria Corcimaru for GMPV for Sustainable Development

GMPV and The Sustainable Development Goals In 2015 all United Nations Member States adopted a set of Global Goals, as a universal call to protect our planet, end poverty and ensure that all people can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are called the Sustainable Development Goals – 17 integrated goals aimed at addressing the challenges our society is currently facing considering social, economic, a ...[Read More]