This issue commemorates the centennial of the discovery Milankovitch Cycles and updates members on the latest vEGU21 news.
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Issue 71, November 2020
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Milankovitch Cycles Centennial

Astrochronology: a recent application

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Milutin Milankovitch’s first paper about how the amount of solar radiation Earth receives, and hence its climate, varies cyclically. Discovery of these “Milankovitch Cycles” has led to profound insights into the evolution of Earth, its inhabitants, and the Earth-Moon system, writes tectonicist Lon Abbott. Read more!

Upcoming dates
Science Policy

Holiday Policy Happy Hour

Thursday 17 December at 17:00 CET

Join us for a festive EGU science for policy ”happy hour”! This informal event will offer you the opportunity to virtually mingle with people working at the science-policy interface, along with anyone else who’s interested in doing so.

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Green Deal Research

EGU is helping to facilitate the transfer of knowledge from research into practice for two key European Green Deal policy areas: biodiversity and pollution. Achieving the deal’s bold targets will require scientific expertise from many geoscience fields, including atmospheric, cryospheric, hydrological, oceanic, and soil system sciences.

Learn more!

Credit: Antonello Provenzale via Imaggeo

Journal Watch

“By identifying clusters of islands … with shared geomorphic characteristics generated by similar physical processes, we can extrapolate from local observations to larger areas of the delta and begin to predict how changes in the geomorphic drivers due to natural and anthropogenic forcings might affect delta morphology.” (Perignon et al., 2020, ESurf)

Image credit: Maria Krommyda


November EGU journal highlights


vEGU21 will offer a full range of sessions and activities to help you engage, discover, inspire others – and find inspiration, too. Learn more!

New timelines announced for EGU’s 2021 Science Journalism Fellowships and Public Engagement Grants. Learn more!

Resource of the month

GeoLog: a guide to EGU session convening by ECS

This blog offers tips gathered from various former conveners for running a successful session. Read it here!

Future events

CR Division Campfire

Icy-Christmassy Holiday Get Together: A fun holiday networking and quiz evening.

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EGU General Assembly 2021

The abstract submission deadline for vEGU21 is 13 January at 13:00 CET.

Learn more here!

EGU Blogs

What do (Consulting) Sedimentologists do all day?

Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology Division blog

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