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EGU Public Engagement Grants: 2022 winners announced
  • EGU news
  • 7 November 2022

The EGU Outreach Committee has named three Public Engagement Grant winners this year: a project empowering school children to create their own environmental change maps, a model to explain how geophysics is done under the ocean and an investigative geoscience podcast !

Job alert! EGU Editorial Manager
  • EGU news
  • 13 September 2022

The Union is hiring an Editorial Manager to support our Publications Committee to assist the executive editors of its journals and EGUsphere, and support the numerous volunteer scientific editors and referees. Deadline for applications is Friday 14 October 2022.

Highlight articles

Shallow marine carbonates as recorders of orbitally induced past climate changes – example from the Oxfordian of the Swiss Jura Mountains

Some 155 million years ago, sediments were deposited in a shallow subtropical sea. Coral reefs formed in a warm and arid climate during high sea level, and clays were washed into the ocean at low sea level and when it rained. Climate and sea level changes were induced by cyclical insolation changes. Analysing the sedimentary record, it appears that sea level rise today (as a result of global warming) is more than 10 times faster than the fastest rise reconstructed from the geologic past.

Contrasting drought legacy effects on gross primary productivity in a mixed versus pure beech forest

Identifying drought legacy effects is challenging because they are superimposed on variability driven by climate conditions in the recovery period. We develop a residual-based approach to quantify legacies on gross primary productivity (GPP) from eddy covariance data. The GPP reduction due to legacy effects is comparable to the concurrent effects at two sites in Germany, which reveals the importance of legacy effects. Our novel methodology can be used to quantify drought legacies elsewhere.

Recession or resilience? Long-range socioeconomic consequences of the 17th century volcanic eruptions in northern Fennoscandia

Tree-ring data and written sources from northern Fennoscandia reveal that large 17th century eruptions had considerable climatic, agricultural, and socioeconomic impacts far away from the eruption locations. Yet, micro-regional investigation shows that the human consequences were commonly indirect, as various factors, like agro-ecosystems, resource availability, institutions, and personal networks, dictated how the volcanic cold pulses and related crop failures materialized on a societal level.

Latest posts from EGU blogs

Imaggeo On Monday: Scale model of Doñana marshes

First, in English: Bottom of a dry lagoon in the Cañada de Los Pájaros (Birds Dale) in the surroundings of the Doñana National Park (Huelva, SW Spain). After an exceptionally long, hot, and dry summer, the area’s lagoon system has dried up. The bottom, clayey and silty, contracts to form a network of columnar aggregates separated by small valleys (cracks). The resulting appearance is that of a scale model of the nearby Doñana marshes. My blue lighter is 8 cm …

Getting to know NH11: Climate Hazards, the new EGU Natural Hazards Sub-Division

Earlier this year, the EGU Natural Hazards Division launched a new sub-division dedicated to climate hazards. In today’s interview, Dr Steven Hardiman, a Senior Research Scientist at the Met Office (UK) and the Science Officer of this new sub-division, will share some insights about NH11 and its future development. Hi Steve, and congratulations on your new role! Please tell us about your career and field of research I work on global-scale atmospheric dynamics, teleconnections, and regional climate prediction. After completing …

Earthquake Watch: The Coalcomán, Mexico – September, 2022

Dr. F. Ramón Zúñiga, from the Centro de Geociencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, outlines the 19 September 2022 Mw7.7 Coalcomán, Mexico earthquake for the last Earthquake Watch of the year. On September 19th, barely one hour after the national drill commemorating the damaging earthquakes of September 19th, in 1985 and 2017, another strong earthquake was widely felt in Mexico. It caused damage in towns neighbouring the epicentral region, near the town of Coalcomán, in the Mexican state of Michoacán. …