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EGU Autumn 2018 elections: call for candidates

  • EGU news
  • 17 July 2018

The EGU Election Autumn 2018 for the next EGU Treasurer will take place from 1 to 30 November 2018. You are kindly asked to propose a candidate for the vacancy by 15 September 2018. You are welcome and encouraged to nominate yourself.



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EGU 2019 call for sessions

  • EGU news
  • 25 June 2018

The call for session proposals for the EGU 2019 General Assembly is now open. Until 6 September you can suggest new sessions with conveners and description, or you can propose modifications to current ones. Please note that, similarly to last year, the 6 September deadline also applies to short courses and townhall meetings. The deadline to submit proposals for Union Symposia and Great Debates is 15 August. The next EGU General Assembly is taking place in Vienna, Austria on 7–12 April 2019.


Highlight articles

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

Extreme levels of Canadian wildfire smoke in the stratosphere over central Europe on 21–22 August 2017

Extremely large light extinction coefficients of 500 Mm-1, about 20 times higher than after the Pinatubo volcanic eruptions in 1991, were observed by EARLINET lidars in the stratosphere over central Europe from 21 to 22 August, 2017. This paper provides an overview based on ground-based (lidar, AERONET) and satellite (MODIS, OMI) remote sensing.


Climate of the Past

Climate impact on the development of Pre-Classic Maya civilisation

We present two new palaeoclimatic records for the central Maya lowlands, adding valuable new insights to the impact of climate change on the development of Maya civilisation. Lake Tuspan’s diatom record is indicative of precipitation changes at a local scale, while a beach ridge elevation record from the world’s largest late Holocene beach ridge plain provides a regional picture.


Earth System Dynamics

A quantitative approach to evaluating the GWP timescale through implicit discount rates

The 100-year GWP is the most widely used metric for comparing the climate impact of different gases such as methane and carbon dioxide. However, there have been recent arguments for the use of different timescales. This paper uses straightforward estimates of future damages to quantitatively determine the appropriate timescale as a function of how society discounts the future and finds that the 100-year timescale is consistent with commonly used discount rates.


Biogeosciences

Ideas and perspectives: Strengthening the biogeosciences in environmental research networks

As knowledge in biology and geology explodes, science becomes increasingly specialised. Given the overlap of the environmental sciences, however, the explosion in knowledge inevitably creates opportunities for interconnecting the biogeosciences. Here, 30 scientists emphasise the opportunities for biogeoscience collaborations across the world’s remarkable long-term environmental research networks that can advance science and engage larger scientific and public audiences.


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Every year tourists from around the world flock to Love Valley in Göreme National Park in the Cappadocia region of central Turkey to marvel at the region’s peculiarly pointy geological features. These cone-shaped formations, known as ‘fairy chimneys’ or hoodoos, dominate the park’s skyline, with some rocky spires extending up to 40 metres towards the sky. While the name ‘fairy chimney’ suggests mythical origins, these rocks began to take shape millions of years ago, when many active volcanoes dominated the …


GeoTalk: To understand how ice sheets flow, look at the bedrock below

Geotalk is a regular feature highlighting early career researchers and their work. In this interview we speak to Mathieu Morlighem, an associate professor of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine who uses models to better understand ongoing changes in the Cryosphere. At the General Assembly he was the recipient of a 2018 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists. Could you start by introducing yourself and telling us a little more about your career path so …