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The meeting programme for the EGU General Assembly 2019 (7–12 April, Vienna) was published this month. With more than 1000 scientific sessions, debates, short courses and side events, and close to 17,000 abstracts, it promises to be a varied and exciting meeting. If you have not yet registered, please do so by the end of today to get reduced registration rates.

This month the EGU has also issued a response to potential changes to the European Research Council, one of the world’s leading and most respected funders of frontier research, designed and governed by scientists. "Without this close relationship with the research community, the ERC’s ability to support the very best frontier science will be compromised," the statement reads.

The EGU has also announced a new award for Earth, planetary and space science journalism this month. The Angela Croome Award is the newest edition to the EGU awards and medals portfolio, joining the newly renamed Julia and Johannes Weertman Medal, the recently launched Katia and Maurice Krafft Award for geoscience outreach and engagement, and many other prestigious honours.

Last but not the least, we are sad to report that Lily Pereg, Deputy President and Programme Group Chair of the EGU Soil System Sciences (SSS) Division and Executive Editor of the SOIL journal, passed away in January. Read the obituary on the EGU website.


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Journal Watch
EGU Blogs

General Assembly

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EGU News

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Journal Watch

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP)

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

Evidence for a major missing source in the global chloromethane budget from stable carbon isotopes

Positive matrix factorization of organic aerosol: insights from a chemical transport model

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (AMT)

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques

Revisiting the differential freezing nucleus spectra derived from drop-freezing experiments: methods of calculation, applications, and confidence limits

Biogeosciences (BG)


Towards a more complete quantification of the global carbon cycle

Mineral formation induced by cable bacteria performing long-distance electron transport in marine sediments 

Stable carbon and nitrogen isotopic composition of leaves, litter, and soils of various ecosystems along an elevational and land-use gradient at Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Climate of the Past (CP)

Climate of the Past

Harmonising plant functional type distributions for evaluating Earth system models

Heinrich events show two-stage climate response in transient glacial simulations

Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf)

Earth Surface Dynamics

Long-term erosion of the Nepal Himalayas by bedrock landsliding: the role of monsoons, earthquakes and giant landslides

Earth System Dynamics (ESD)

Earth System Dynamics

The role of moisture transport for precipitation in the inter-annual and inter-daily fluctuations of the Arctic sea ice extension

Geoscience Communication (GC)

Geoscience Communication

Identifying and improving AGU collaborations using network analysis and scientometrics

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS)

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

A simple topography-driven and calibration-free runoff generation module 

Emergent stationarity in Yellow River sediment transport and the underlying shift of dominance: from streamflow to vegetation

Solid Earth (SE)

Solid Earth

Power spectra of random heterogeneities in the solid earth

The Cryosphere (TC)

The Cryosphere

The Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica

Thaw processes in ice-rich permafrost landscapes represented with laterally coupled tiles in a land surface model

Four decades of Antarctic surface elevation changes from multi-mission satellite altimetry

Other papers highlighted by the editors of EGU open access journals are available online.

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