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EGU and Copernicus announce new inclusive name change policy for all publications
  • Press release
  • 7 June 2022

The European Geosciences Union and our publishing partner Copernicus are announcing sweeping new changes, that will give our authors the ability to make vital alterations to their names in previously published scientific literature. This will allow researchers to change their name for several reasons, from a need by transgender authors to change their first name to affirm their gender, to a change in marital status, to cultural name changes, or any other reason.

Mixed-media artist and digital artist-science communicator chosen as artists in residence at the EGU22 General Assembly
  • EGU news
  • 17 March 2022

Jakub Stepanovic, a mixed-media artist who focuses on mapping and the environment and Kelly Stanford, a digital artist and science communicator, have been selected for a residency at the next European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 23–27 May 2022. Our previous Artist in Residence, Elena Popova, will unfortunately no longer be able to join us in 2022.

EGU statement on the invasion of Ukraine
  • EGU news
  • 2 March 2022

The Union is gravely concerned by the recent invasion of Ukraine, and hopes for a swift and peaceful resolution, achieved through co-operation and negotiation, rather than aggression.

Highlight articles

Comparing the transport-limited and ξ–q models for sediment transport

By comparing two models for the transport of sediment, we find that they share a similar steady-state solution that adequately predicts the shape of most depositional systems made of a fan and an alluvial plain. The length of the fan is controlled by the size of the mountain drainage area feeding the sedimentary system and its slope by the incoming sedimentary flux. We show that the models differ in their transient behaviour to external forcing and are characterized by different response times.

Full latitudinal marine atmospheric measurements of iodine monoxide

We have undertaken atmospheric iodine monoxide (IO) observations in the global marine boundary layer with a wide latitudinal coverage and sea surface temperature (SST) range. We conclude that atmospheric iodine is abundant over the Western Pacific warm pool, appearing as an iodine fountain, where ozone (O3) minima occur. Our study also found negative correlations between IO and O3 concentrations over IO maxima, which requires reconsideration of the initiation process of halogen activation.

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