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Despite willingness to speak to the media, journalists say scientists often do not follow through, fearing their science will be misrepresented: EGU Media Survey
  • Press release
  • 21 September 2023

As part of its #ShareYourScience initiative, EGU sought feedback from journalists in Europe and beyond about their experiences working with scientists. According to the survey respondents, a lack of time and ambiguity over discussing their work before publication were other reasons that scientists shared while declining media interviews.

The EGU supports the EU Nature Restoration Law encompassing all critical ecosystems
  • EGU news
  • 22 June 2023

The European Union’s proposed Nature Restoration Law aims to provide essential guidance and support to restore ecosystems, habitats and species across the EU’s land and sea areas. The proposed legislation comes at a critical moment when, despite EU and international efforts, biodiversity loss and the degradation of ecosystems continues at an alarming rate.

EGU23 – by the numbers
  • EGU news
  • 3 May 2023

Thanks to the enthusiastic efforts of our members and volunteers, EGU23 reached an amazing 18,831 people at the General Assembly, both in Vienna and online!

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Molecular simulations reveal that heterogeneous ice nucleation occurs at higher temperatures in water under capillary tension

Using computer simulations of water, we find that water under tension freezes more easily than under normal conditions. A linear equation describes how freezing temperature increases with tension. Accordingly, simulations show that naturally occurring tension in water capillary bridges leads to higher freezing temperatures. This work is an early step in determining if atmospheric cloud droplets freeze due to naturally occurring tension, for example, during processes such as droplet collisions.

Modes of Antarctic tidal grounding line migration revealed by Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) laser altimetry

We develop a method using ICESat-2 data to measure how Antarctic grounding lines (GLs) migrate across the tide cycle. At an ice plain on the Ronne Ice Shelf we observe 15 km of tidal GL migration, the largest reported distance in Antarctica, dominating any signal of long-term migration. We identify four distinct migration modes, which provide both observational support for models of tidal ice flexure and GL migration and insights into ice shelf–ocean–subglacial interactions in grounding zones.

High-resolution data reveal a surge of biomass loss from temperate and Atlantic pine forests, contextualizing the 2022 fire season distinctiveness in France

This study analyses the ecological impact of the 2022 summer fire season in France by using high-resolution satellite data. The total biomass loss was 2.553 Mt, equivalent to a 17 % increase of the average natural mortality of all French forests. While Mediterranean forests had a lower biomass loss, there was a drastic increase in burned area and biomass loss over the Atlantic pine forests and temperate forests. This result revisits the distinctiveness of the 2022 fire season.

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A Day in the Life – Rachel Oien

This blog post is part of our series: “A day in the life of a geomorphologist” for which we’re accepting contributions! Please contact one of the GM blog editors, Emily or Emma, if you’d like to contribute on this topic, or others. by Rachel P. Oien, Glacial Geomorphologist, Postdoctoral Fellow, University at Buffalo, NY (Remotely based in the UK) Twitter: @rpassig1 | Email: Picture this: the vibrant streets of Italy, sunlight streaming through every nook and cranny. And there …

Far over the Misty Mountains cold, to dungeons deep and caverns old: the geology of the Lord of the Rings.

“He loved mountains, or he had loved the thought of them marching on the edge of stories brought from far away; but now he was borne down by the insupportable weight of Middle-earth.” J.R.R. Tolkien (1955) Return of the King ‘The Lord of the Rings‘ by J.R.R. Tolkien is one of the most famous english-language fantasy book series’ ever written. It set the blueprint for what European fantasy fictional settings would look like for decades and is still a cultural …

Did you know… about worms surviving in permafrost for at least 46000 years?

Lately permafrost makes the news more and more because of its enormous carbon stocks and its vulnerability to climate change. While permafrost greenhouse gas budget calculations are complex and harbour an ever-growing research community, its microbial ecology is still on the rise. A recent star are tiny roundworms that survived frozen in permafrost for 46’000 years. Take a short dip into this new and exciting research by Shatilovich and colleagues. You might have read our last blog post on permafrost …