ISSUE 52, APRIL 2019
EGU Newsletter: Monthly information service for members of the European Geosciences Union

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Earlier this month, we hosted a record-breaking number of participants (over 16,000) at our annual EGU General Assembly in Vienna. The meeting included over 16,000 poster, oral and PICO presentations in over 650 sessions, as well as a number of popular short courses and side events. We are grateful to all participants, including conveners, the EGU Programme Committee, Copernicus Meetings, conference assistants, exhibitors, and ACV and EGU office staff, for making the meeting a success. If you participated in the meeting, we especially welcome your suggestions and feedback (deadline: 9 June), which will be instrumental in ensuring an even more successful General Assembly next year (3–8 May 2020, Vienna).

Of special highlight at the meeting was a session on ‘Science, Politics and European (dis)integration: A Conversation of Geoscientists with Ilaria Capua and Mario Monti’, which motivated the EGU to issue a declaration supporting a united Europe for the benefit of global scientific research.

In other news this month, the EGU launched a new journal, Geochronology, as well as a science-policy competition for early career scientists (deadline: 15 May). We also ran an extraordinary election, which saw Claudio Zaccone elected as SSS Division President.

Finally, we would like to remind you that we are currently accepting nominations for the 2020 EGU awards and medals, including for the new Angela Croome Award and Katia and Maurice Krafft Award. To promote the best deserving geoscientists from around the world and increase diversity in the group of EGU awardees and medallists, we encourage the EGU membership to consider gender, geographical, and cultural balance when nominating outstanding Earth, planetary and space scientists at various career stages. Please consider submitting a nomination by 15 June.


General Assembly
EGU News
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

Vertical and horizontal distribution of submicron aerosol chemical composition and physical characteristics across northern India during pre-monsoon and monsoon seasons

A new description of probability density distributions of polar mesospheric clouds

Permafrost nitrous oxide emissions observed on a landscape scale using the airborne eddy-covariance method

Climate of the Past (CP)

Climate of the Past

The 4.2 ka BP Event in the Mediterranean region: an overview

Earth System Dynamics (ESD)

Earth System Dynamics

ESD Ideas: Propagation of high-frequency forcing to ice age dynamics

Geoscientific Model Development (GM)

Geoscientific Model Development

Terrainbento 1.0: a Python package for multi-model analysis in long-term drainage basin evolution

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS)

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

Controls on spatial and temporal variability in streamflow and hydrochemistry in a glacierized catchment

The Cryosphere (TC)

The Cryosphere

Winter tourism under climate change in the Pyrenees and the French Alps: relevance of snowmaking as a technical adaptation

Uncertainty quantification of the multi-centennial response of the Antarctic ice sheet to climate change

Modelling the future evolution of glaciers in the European Alps under the EURO-CORDEX RCM ensemble

Pathways of ice-wedge degradation in polygonal tundra under different hydrological conditions

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

EGU Blogs

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