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vEGU21 Photo competition finalists!

  • EGU news
  • 14 April 2021

Which of these inspiring images will you pick in this year’s contest? Voting will be open from Monday, 19 April until Thursday, 29 April 2021 at 18:00 CEST!



Highlight articles

The Cryosphere

Observed snow depth trends in the European Alps: 1971 to 2019

Here, we present an Alpine-wide analysis of snow depth from six Alpine countries – Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, and Switzerland – including altogether more than 2000 stations of which more than 800 were used for the trend assessment. Linear trends of monthly mean snow depth between1971 and 2019 showed decreases in snow depth for most stations from November to May.


Earth Surface Dynamics

The enigma of relict large sorted stone stripes in the tropical Ethiopian Highlands

Large forms of sorted patterned ground belong to the most prominent geomorphic features of periglacial and permafrost environments of the mid-latitudes and polar regions, but they were hitherto unknown in the tropics. Here, we report on relict large sorted stone stripes (up to 1000 m long, 15 m wide, and 2 m deep) on the ca. 4000 m high central Sanetti Plateau of the tropical Bale Mountains in the southern Ethiopian Highlands.


Geochronology

geoChronR – an R package to model, analyze, and visualize age-uncertain data

Chronological uncertainty is a hallmark of the paleoenvironmental sciences and geosciences. While many tools have been made available to researchers to quantify age uncertainties suitable for various settings and assumptions, disparate tools and output formats often discourage integrative approaches. Here, we describe geoChronR, an open-source R package to facilitate these tasks.


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First year of Energetic Particle Measurements with EPD  aboard Solar Orbiter

First year of Energetic Particle Measurements with EPD aboard Solar Orbiter

One year ago, the Energetic Particle Detector (EPD) aboard the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Sun observing spacecraft Solar Orbiter (SolO) was launched starting a long-awaited journey. SolO (Figure 1) will provide both in-situ and remote sensing measurements in the inner Heliosphere and EPD will contribute particularly to the latter ones. EPD consists of four sensors that share the same Instrument Control Unit (ICU). These units are: STEP (Supra-Thermal Electron Proton) a sensor that measures electrons and ions with energies between …


Welcome to the vEGU21: BG events not miss

Welcome to the vEGU21: BG events not miss

With the vEGU21 now officially started, apart from many interesting scientific sessions kicking off next Monday (26th April), the BG Division has prepared for you several events where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the Division, get to know who we are and what we do, network with the community and colleagues, and much more… We have picked a few highlights for you not to miss this year: Friday, 23 April: DM2, Division Meeting for Biogeosciences (BG), …


Meet the Experts: The future of solar terrestrial research

Every year at the EGU General Assembly renowned experts from the field of Solar-Terrestrial research get together to give inspirational talks and to meet with early career scientists. This year’s “Meet the Experts” session is focusing on the future of solar terrestrial research. To think of the future, we first have a look at the past, and more precisely on the knowledge acquired with over half a century of ground based and spaceborne observations. We will learn about the advances …