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Despite willingness to speak to the media, journalists say scientists often do not follow through, fearing their science will be misrepresented: EGU Media Survey
  • Press release
  • 21 September 2023

As part of its #ShareYourScience initiative, EGU sought feedback from journalists in Europe and beyond about their experiences working with scientists. According to the survey respondents, a lack of time and ambiguity over discussing their work before publication were other reasons that scientists shared while declining media interviews.

EGU autumn elections 2023: call for candidates now open!
  • EGU news
  • 1 August 2023

The EGU 2023 autumn elections for the next EGU President, General Secretary, Early Career Scientist (ECS) Union Representative, and Division Presidents will take place from 1 to 30 November 2023. EGU would like to invite you to propose a candidate to any of these vacancies by 27 September 2023. All our members are welcome to propose a candidate, and you can even nominate yourself!

The EGU supports the EU Nature Restoration Law encompassing all critical ecosystems
  • EGU news
  • 22 June 2023

The European Union’s proposed Nature Restoration Law aims to provide essential guidance and support to restore ecosystems, habitats and species across the EU’s land and sea areas. The proposed legislation comes at a critical moment when, despite EU and international efforts, biodiversity loss and the degradation of ecosystems continues at an alarming rate.

EGU23 – by the numbers
  • EGU news
  • 3 May 2023

Thanks to the enthusiastic efforts of our members and volunteers, EGU23 reached an amazing 18,831 people at the General Assembly, both in Vienna and online!

Highlight articles

Brief communication: The Glacier Loss Day as an indicator of a record-breaking negative glacier mass balance in 2022

The Glacier Loss Day (GLD) is the day on which all mass gained from the accumulation period is lost, and the glacier loses mass irrecoverably for the rest of the mass balance year. In 2022, the GLD was already reached on 23 June at Hintereisferner (Austria), and this led to a record-breaking mass loss. We introduce the GLD as a gross yet expressive indicator of the glacier’s imbalance with a persistently warming climate.

A rise in HFC-23 emissions from eastern Asia since 2015

Based on atmospheric HFC-23 observations, the first estimate of post-CDM HFC-23 emissions in eastern Asia for 2008-2019 shows that these emissions contribute significantly to the global emissions rise. The observation-derived emissions were much larger than the bottom-up estimates expected to approach zero after 2015 due to national abatement activities. These discrepancies could be attributed to unsuccessful factory-level HFC-23 abatement and inaccurate quantification of emission reductions.

Stagnant ice and age modelling in the Dome C region, Antarctica

We combined a numerical model with radar measurements in order to determine the age of ice in the Dome C region of Antarctica. Our results show that at the current ice core drilling sites on Little Dome C, the maximum age of the ice is almost 1.5 Ma. We also highlight a new potential drill site called North Patch with ice up to 2 Ma. Finally, we explore the nature of a stagnant ice layer at the base of the ice sheet which has been independently observed and modelled but is not well understood.

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Researchers share insights from first-of-its-kind ice loss study of Antarctic Ice Sheet

Hi Ronja and Emily, thank you for agreeing to doing this interview. Could you tell us briefly about your background and how you came to research your field? Emily: I have an environmental science/physical geography background and I have been working with an ice sheet model during and after my PhD to understand how glaciers and ice streams in Greenland and Antarctica may respond to climatic changes. I’m currently a postdoctoral research fellow on the EU funded Horizon 2020 project …

Small step for reindeer – large leap for humankind?

Since several decades, there’s a lot of discussion in the permafrost ecosystem community on “rewilding” and “return to a natural state” in order to protect ecosystems and to reduce the impacts of climate change. Reindeer and other herbivores influence the insulation regime of the ground and could thereby preserve the frozen state of permafrost ground. Is there a way to utilise this effect to our benefit, and make wild animals the “ecosystem engineers” of the Arctic? How are wild animals …

ClimaMeter: Putting Extreme Weather in Climate Perspective

ClimaMeter offers a dynamic approach to contextualize and analyze weather extremes within a climate context. This framework provides both easily understandable immediate contextualization of extreme weather events as well as more in-depth technical analysis shortly after the events. Methodology: The foundation of ClimaMeter’s methodology lies in identifying weather conditions similar to those responsible for the extreme event of interest. Focusing on the satellite era since 1979, ClimaMeter dissects two distinct periods: the early decades (1979–2000, “past”) and the more recent …