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EGU Public Engagement Grants: 2021 winners announced
  • EGU news
  • 2 November 2021

The EGU Outreach Committee has named three Public Engagement Grant winners this year: a card game of geological time, space weather teaching kits for blind and visually impaired students and a musical about climate change!

The Loupe – October: Venture into space!
  • EGU news
  • 2 November 2021

Venture into space! Learn more about why we study space science with Joby Hollis, meet the Planetary Sciences Division ECS rep Joshua Dreyer and submit your abstract to EGU22!

Job alert! EGU Events Co-ordinator
  • EGU news
  • 26 October 2021

The Union is hiring an Events Co-ordinator to support our Programme Committee in planning the annual General Assembly and other EGU events run throughout the year. Applications will be reviewed from 16 November 2021 until the position is filled.

Highlight articles

Escarpment retreat rates derived from detrital cosmogenic nuclide concentrations

Although great escarpment mountain ranges are characterized by high relief, modern erosion rates suggest slow rates of landscape change. We question this interpretation by presenting a new method for interpreting concentrations of cosmogenic isotopes. Our analysis shows that erosion has localized onto an escarpment face, driving retreat of the escarpment at high rates. Our quantification of this retreat rate rationalizes the high-relief, dramatic landscape with the rates of geomorphic change.

A dynamically based method for estimating the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation at 26° N from satellite altimetry

In the North Atlantic, ocean currents carry warm surface waters northward and return cooler deep waters southward. This type of ocean circulation, known as overturning, is important for the Earth’s climate. This overturning has been measured using a mooring array at 26° N in the North Atlantic since 2004. Here we use these mooring data and global satellite data to produce a new method for monitoring the overturning over longer timescales, which could potentially be applied to different latitudes.

Persistent impacts of the 2018 drought on forest disturbance regimes in Europe

Europe was affected by an extreme drought in 2018. We show that this drought has increased forest disturbances across Europe, especially central and eastern Europe. Disturbance levels observed 2018–2020 were the highest on record for 30 years. Increased forest disturbances were correlated with low moisture and high atmospheric water demand. The unprecedented impacts of the 2018 drought on forest disturbances demonstrate an urgent need to adapt Europe’s forests to a hotter and drier future.

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Are we equipped to meet the Glasgow Climate Pact?

November 2021 once again put climate change in the spotlight for Europe and the world. Close to 200 countries came together this month for the UN’s annual climate summit, COP26, and after much deliberation, adopted the Glasgow Climate Pact. Some key commitments had countries pledging to limit their emissions by 2030; forming the first-ever alliance targeting fossil fuel extraction; setting up a 220-member climate action coalition; and signing a declaration to halt and reverse land degradation and forest loss by …

The Sassy Scientist – On The Other Side Of The Trench

Long (mostly self-inflicted) working hours, low pay, one short-time contract after another and no long-term guarantee whatsoever. That is academic life for you, in case you haven’t noticed. Sooner or later all academics start to ask themselves the same thing that Gabby asks: What are the nicest alternatives to academia? Dear Gabby, My personal favourites are careers that involve telling academics how to do (or even better, not to do) their jobs. After years and years of having to deal …

Will the ice break out? – a story from the farthest north ice trails

"For over two decades, the sea ice group at the University of Alaska has worked with the community of Utqiaġvik, establishing an integrated observing network. This network includes local observations, a coastal radar system to monitor ice conditions, an in-situ mass balance site monitoring environmental change such as ice growth and snow cover, and the mapping of community sea ice trails." In this post, Dyre Oliver Dammann share how whaling trails, sea ice science and indigenous knowledge connect in Barrow, …