NP Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences Division on Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences

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Division on Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences

President: Stéphane Vannitsem (np@egu.eu)
Deputy President: François Schmitt (francois.schmitt@univ-lille1.fr)

Although the geosciences are rife with nonlinearity, the NP division is focused on a series of nonlinear paradigms whose applications cut across the “geospheres”, disciplines.  Examples include deterministic chaos, tipping points, nonlinear waves, similarity across scales (scaling, scale invariance, fractals, multifractals), network theory, stochasticity, predictability and its limits, pattern formation, self-organized criticality, extreme events.  NP geoscience is highly multidisciplinary, it plays an important role in fundamental geoscience.  Applications of NP science include new methodologies, new modelling and new data analysis techniques.

News

NP division at the EGU General Assembly 2019

Dear Colleagues,

The NP division activities at the EGU 2019 were successful with about 380 abstracts, 2 short courses, one interdisciplinary-transdisciplinary session and a Townhall meeting. More than 30 sessions were also co-organized with other divisions (about 650 abstracts), together with several short courses. NP honours have been awarded to Shaun Lovejoy with the Lewis Fry Richardson Medal 2019, and to Maxim Khudyakov and Yan Li for their outstanding posters.

The preparation of the next assembly will start soon (and can be followed at http://www.egu2020.eu) and in this context I would like to remind you that proposals for the NP awards (Lewis Fry Richardson Medal and the Outstanding Young Scientist Awards) should be introduced before June 15, 2019. The link associated to these awards is https://www.egu.eu/awards-medals/.

Thank you for all your contributions!

Looking forward to seeing you all in Vienna in 2020!

Stéphane Vannitsem, NP division president

 

NP division at the EGU General Assembly 2018

Dear Colleagues,

The NP division activities at the EGU 2018 were a real success with more than 500 abstracts, 5 short courses, and two interdisciplinary-transdisciplinary session and a townhall. 10 sessions were also co-organized with other divisions (about 300 abstracts). I would like to thank all the conveners and participants for this success.
NP honours have been awarded to Tim Palmer with the Lewis Fry Richardson Medal 2018, and to Davide Faranda with the Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award 2018.

The preparation of the next assembly will start soon (and can be followed at http://www.egu2019.eu) and in this context I would like to remind you that proposals for the NP awards (Lewis Fry Richardson Medal and the Outstanding Young Scientist Awards) should be introduced before June 15, 2018. The link associated to these awards is https://www.egu.eu/awards-medals/.

Thank you for all your efforts!

Looking forward to seeing you all in Vienna in 2019!

Stéphane Vannitsem
NP division president

Recent awardees

Valerio Lucarini

Valerio Lucarini

  • 2020
  • Lewis Fry Richardson Medal

The 2020 Lewis Fry Richardson Medal is awarded to Valerio Lucarini for his outstanding contributions to the fields of extreme value theory and climate science in general, with particular applications to climate modelling and prediction.


Ekaterina Didenkulova

Ekaterina Didenkulova

  • 2020
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2020 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Ekaterina Didenkulova for her exceptional contribution in developing the theory of nonlinear waves in geophysics, and in particular for the development of extreme waves, known as rogue waves.


Shaun Lovejoy

Shaun Lovejoy

  • 2019
  • Lewis Fry Richardson Medal

The 2019 Lewis Fry Richardson Medal is awarded to Shaun Lovejoy for pioneering and leading research on multifractal cascade dynamics in hydrology, climate and weather, leading to a new class of comprehensive stochastic, rather than deterministic, sub-grid models.


Elisa Ziegler

Elisa Ziegler

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Elisa Ziegler Transient simulation of climate variability during the Last Glacial Maximum and the Holocene with an energy balance climate model


Rem-Sophia Mouradi

Rem-Sophia Mouradi

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Rem-Sophia Mouradi A combined orthogonal decomposition and polynomial chaos methodology for data-based analysis and prediction of coastal dynamics

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online, the Union’s first completely virtual meeting, is destined for the record books! In April, shortly after the in-person General Assembly was cancelled, EGU Programme Committee Chair Susanne Buiter described Sharing Geoscience Online as “an exciting opportunity to demonstrate if our members are interested in new models of interacting.”

The statistics show that EGU members resoundingly responded to what Buiter called a “moment of truth,” with more than 26,000 participants from 134 countries taking part in Sharing Geoscience Online’s 701 scientific sessions. The vast majority of the discourse occurred through the exchange of live text chats, which had a median of 92 (and a maximum of 796) participants per chat and featured more than 200,000 posted messages.

Sharing Geoscience Online also included ten livestreamed Great Debates and Union Symposia, half a dozen live and pre-recorded short courses, and several virtual press conferences. These were watched live by 7,000 people and have received an additional 19,000 views to date on the EGU YouTube channel, where they’ll remain available for your viewing pleasure.

Authors uploaded presentation materials to nearly two-thirds of the event’s 18,036 abstracts, and these plus the more than 6,000 comments made to them have been archived on EGUsphere, the Union’s new interactive digital repository.

Sharing Geoscience Online also featured a number of fun traditions, including inspiring artwork created by EGU’s two (virtual) artists in residence and kids’ “volcanic paint” masterpieces. The week also closed with the traditional Friday unveiling of the annual Imaggeo photo competition winners.

The virtual gathering did not include the annual EGU awards ceremony; the recipients of the 2020 honours will be recognised alongside next year's awardees during EGU 2021. All nominations for the 2021 medals and awards are due on 30 June 2020.

Sharing Geoscience Online would not have been possible without the large and dedicated group of volunteers who enabled the shift “from Vienna to virtual” in six short weeks. EGU extends its heartfelt thanks to all Sharing Geoscience Online participants and conveners and everyone who helped create this opportunity to connect the global geoscience community during unprecedented times. Your efforts are truly appreciated!

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