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EGU and Copernicus announce new inclusive name change policy for all publications
  • Press release
  • 7 June 2022

The European Geosciences Union and our publishing partner Copernicus are announcing sweeping new changes, that will give our authors the ability to make vital alterations to their names in previously published scientific literature. This will allow researchers to change their name for several reasons, from a need by transgender authors to change their first name to affirm their gender, to a change in marital status, to cultural name changes, or any other reason.

Mixed-media artist and digital artist-science communicator chosen as artists in residence at the EGU22 General Assembly
  • EGU news
  • 17 March 2022

Jakub Stepanovic, a mixed-media artist who focuses on mapping and the environment and Kelly Stanford, a digital artist and science communicator, have been selected for a residency at the next European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 23–27 May 2022. Our previous Artist in Residence, Elena Popova, will unfortunately no longer be able to join us in 2022.

EGU statement on the invasion of Ukraine
  • EGU news
  • 2 March 2022

The Union is gravely concerned by the recent invasion of Ukraine, and hopes for a swift and peaceful resolution, achieved through co-operation and negotiation, rather than aggression.

Highlight articles

Full latitudinal marine atmospheric measurements of iodine monoxide

We have undertaken atmospheric iodine monoxide (IO) observations in the global marine boundary layer with a wide latitudinal coverage and sea surface temperature (SST) range. We conclude that atmospheric iodine is abundant over the Western Pacific warm pool, appearing as an iodine fountain, where ozone (O3) minima occur. Our study also found negative correlations between IO and O3 concentrations over IO maxima, which requires reconsideration of the initiation process of halogen activation.

Arctic glaciers and ice caps through the Holocene:a circumpolar synthesis of lake-based reconstructions

This paper synthesizes 66 records of glacier variations over the Holocene from lake archives across seven Arctic regions. We find that summers only moderately warmer than today drove major environmental change across the Arctic in the early Holocene, including the widespread loss of glaciers. In comparison, future projections of Arctic temperature change far exceed estimated early Holocene values in most locations, portending the eventual loss of most of the Arctic’s small glaciers.

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