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vEGU21 — by the numbers

  • EGU news
  • 31 May 2021

Thanks to the enthusiastic efforts of our members and volunteers, vEGU21 reached an amazing 18,155 people over the two weeks of the virtual General Assembly!

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vEGU21 Closing words

  • EGU news
  • 30 April 2021

Many thanks to all vEGU21 participants and volunteers who have ensured that the EGU General Assembly 2021 was a productive and stimulating experience—despite a few unexpected bumps along the way!


‘Picture A Scientist’ screening extended!

  • EGU news
  • 28 April 2021

Due to popular request, and as a thank you to all vEGU21 participants for their patience earlier this week, EGU has extended the viewing license of ‘Picture A Scientist’ from Thursday 29 April at 9:00 CEST through Sunday 2 May at 9:00 CEST.

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A sincere apology to all vEGU21 participants

  • EGU news
  • 26 April 2021

We sincerely apologise to all conference participants for the difficulties of this Monday. All vEGU21 events from Tuesday, April 27 on will take place as scheduled as secure Zoom meetings. We would like to thank you, our community, for your responsiveness and positive attitude throughout this difficult day.

Highlight articles

Ocean Science

FES2014 global ocean tide atlas: design and performance

Since the mid-1990s, a series of FES (finite element solution) global ocean tidal atlases has been produced with the primary objective to provide altimetry missions with a tidal de-aliasing correction. We describe the underlying hydrodynamic/data assimilation design and accuracy assessments for the FES2014 release. The FES2014 atlas shows overall improved performance and has consequently been integrated in satellite altimetry and gravimetric data processing and adopted in ITRF standards.

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques

High-frequency monitoring of anomalous methane point sources with multispectral Sentinel-2 satellite observations

Satellites can detect methane emissions by measuring sunlight reflected from the Earth’s surface and atmosphere. Here we show that the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2 twin satellites can be used to monitor anomalously large methane point sources around the world, with global coverage every 2–5 days and 20 m spatial resolution. We demonstrate this previously unreported capability through high-frequency Sentinel-2 monitoring of two strong methane point sources in Algeria and Turkmenistan.

Geoscientific Model Development

JlBox v1.1: a Julia-based multi-phase atmospheric chemistry box model

As our knowledge and understanding of atmospheric aerosol particle evolution and impact grows, designing community mechanistic models requires an ability to capture increasing chemical, physical and therefore numerical complexity. As the landscape of computing software and hardware evolves, it is important to profile the usefulness of emerging platforms in tackling this complexity. With this in mind we present JlBox v1.1, written in Julia.

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GeoPolicy: When policymakers misuse science

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The Norwegian Polar Institute

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