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Seismology

INVITATION: Special Issue on Georisks in the Mediterranean

A special issue themed “Georisks in the Mediterranean and their Mitigation” is being compiled to be published in Natural Hazards (Springer) (Impact Factor of 1.719) http://www.springer.com/earth+sciences+and+geography/natural+hazards/journal/11069 Manuscripts containing original research or reviews are welcome for submission. They will be accepted or rejected after a peer review process. Topics co ...[Read More]

CR
Cryospheric Sciences

Image of the Week: Antarctic ice-shelf thickness

Image of the Week: Antarctic ice-shelf thickness

Thickness of floating ice shelves in Antarctica. Ice thickness is greatest close to the grounding line where it can reach 1000 meters or more (red). Away from the grounding line, the ice rapidly thins to reach a few hundreds of meters at the calving front. Ice thickness varies greatly from one ice shelf to another. Within ice shelves, “streams of ice” can be spotted originating from in ...[Read More]

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Geomorphology

Report from the Summer School on Geomorphology in the Kaunertal Valley, Austria, 31st August – 6th September 2015

Report from the Summer School on Geomorphology in the Kaunertal Valley, Austria, 31st August – 6th September 2015

I teach how to peer-review in graduate class because I think it is a core skill for any professional.  I first demystify peer-reviewing and academic journals, and answer questions that all students have about these topics that they have heard about but rarely learn about using this: I describe my personal experience as a manuscript submitter, reviewer and associate editor. And then I outline the s ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Apply now to take part in the 2016 GIFT workshop!

Apply now to take part in the 2016 GIFT workshop!

The General Assembly is not only for researchers but for teachers and educators with an interest in the geosciences also. Every year the Geosciences Information For Teachers (GIFT) is organised by the EGU Committee on Education to bring first class science closer to primary and high school teachers. The topic of the 2016 edition of GIFT is ‘The Solar System and beyond’. This year’s workshop is co- ...[Read More]

GeoSphere

Geology Photo of the Week #48

Geology Photo of the Week #48

This edition of the photo of the approximate week (plus or minus 1 – sorry for my tardiness) is very cool in that it shows when earth processes that are invisible suddenly become very visible. In this case the submarine volcano, El Hierro, is erupting and instead of the usual bursting lava and fireworks display the only evidence of the turmoil going on is this discolouration at the oceanR ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Imaggeo on Mondays: Mount Etna

Imaggeo on Mondays: Mount Etna

In this week’s Imaggeo on Monday’s image an almost Martian looking landscape, with ombre coloured soils, gives way to gently rolling hills, covered in luscious woods and vegetation. Were it not for the trees in the distance, you would be forgiven for thinking this image had been captured by a Mars rover. In truth, it is an entirely more earthly landscape: welcome to the slopes of Mt. Etna! Keep on ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Life after geoscience

Life after geoscience

After spending 13 years (give or take) at school you are faced with a tough decision: what to study at University (if anything at all, the academic path may well not be for you)? You sift through a bunch of university prospectuses and try to plan your future. Of course, lots of things can change, prior to, during and after you finish your studies. Nevertheless, there is no harm in starting to plan ...[Read More]

Geology for Global Development

GfGD Annual Conference – Session 4 Details

Our 3rd Annual Conference, with the theme Fighting Global Poverty – Geology and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) takes place on Friday 30th October, hosted by the Geological Society of London.  Session 4 will be a short interactive session with the theme: “How should the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) shape… geoscience education, research, industry practice, NGO engagemen ...[Read More]

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Geomorphology

Joint MSc field course in geomorphology (Universities of Bonn and Salzburg)

Joint MSc field course in geomorphology (Universities of Bonn and Salzburg)

From Wednesday to Saturday 9-12 September 2015, the geography departments of the Universities of Bonn/Germany and Salzburg/Austria, held a joint field course in geomorphology in the eastern European Alps. During these four days, 24 students master students, half from each participating university, gathered in Gmunden, Austria. Here, in the beautiful Salzkammergut, the course addressed topics of ge ...[Read More]

GeoLog

A journey into the Cordon Caulle volcano

A journey into the Cordon Caulle volcano

There is no escaping the fact that one of the perks of being an Earth scientist is the opportunity to visit incredible places while on field work. There is also no doubt that, geologist or not, walking on an active volcano is awe inspiring. Maybe you’ve had the experience of doing so yourself (if so, share your story with us in the comments section, we’d love to hear from you!), but if ...[Read More]