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Apply to be one of our Artists in Residence for #EGU23!
  • EGU news
  • 2 November 2022

Returning for a sixth year, the European Geosciences Union (EGU) will be hosting artists at its annual General Assembly. We now welcome applications from science-artists for a residency at EGU23, which is taking place in Vienna, Austria from 23-28 April 2023. The deadline for applications is 5 December 2022.

Job alert! EGU Editorial Manager
  • EGU news
  • 13 September 2022

The Union is hiring an Editorial Manager to support our Publications Committee to assist the executive editors of its journals and EGUsphere, and support the numerous volunteer scientific editors and referees. Deadline for applications is Friday 14 October 2022.

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HORAYZON v1.2: an efficient and flexible ray-tracing algorithm to compute horizon and sky view factor

Terrain horizon and sky view factor are crucial quantities for many geoscientific applications; e.g. they are used to account for effects of terrain on surface radiation in climate and land surface models. Because typical terrain horizon algorithms are inefficient for high-resolution (< 30 m) elevation data, we developed a new algorithm based on a ray-tracing library. A comparison with two conventional methods revealed both its high performance and its accuracy for complex terrain.

Reliability of flood marks and practical relevance for flood hazard assessment in southwestern Germany

Encouraging a systematic use of flood marks for more comprehensive flood risk management, we collected a large number of marks along the Kinzig, southwestern Germany, and tested them for plausibility and temporal continuance. Despite uncertainty, the marks appeared to be an overall consistent and practical source that may also increase flood risk awareness. A wide agreement between the current flood hazard maps and the collected flood marks moreover indicated a robust local hazard assessment.

South American Summer Monsoon variability over the last millennium in paleoclimate records and isotope-enabled climate models

We evaluated the South American Summer Monsoon over the last millennium and dynamically interpreted the principal modes of variability. We find the spatial patterns of the monsoon are an intrinsic feature of the climate modulated by external forcings. Multi-centennial mean state departures during the Medieval Climate Anomaly and Little Ice Age show regionally coherent patterns of hydroclimatic change in both a multi-archive network of oxygen isotope records and isotope-enabled climate models.

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Air quality in North India and links with groundwater management

by Swamini Khurana Air pollution in India, particularly in north India, is a long-standing problem (1,2) with reportedly 63% of Indians living in areas exceeding the WHO guidelines for PM2.5 levels of 40 µg/m3. This makes India one of the most polluted countries in the world (typically among the worst 5 countries over the past 4-5 years (3)), along with Pakistan and Bangladesh. In fact, this makes the Indian subcontinent the worst polluted region in the world. The sources of …

Imaggeo On Monday: S-C mylonite in the Calamita Schists (Island of Elba, Italy)

S-C mylonites developed in andalusite-cordierite micaschist (Calamita Schists) in the contact aureole of the Porto Azzurro pluton. The white layers are made of quartz, while the brown layers consist predominantly of white mica and biotite. Top-to-left (East) sense of shear. Read more: Papeschi et al (2017). Heterogeneous brittle-ductile deformation at shallow crustal levels under high thermal conditions: The case of a synkinematic contact aureole in the inner northern Apennines, southeastern Elba Island, Italy. Papeschi et al (2018). Evolution of shear …

Geodynamics @ EGU 2023: Financial support and vacancies

Are you looking forward to EGU 2023? Planning to attend, either in-person or online? Here are a few things to consider. First of all, there are several options for financial support to attend the meeting. Secondly, if you are interested in playing a more active role in the coordination and organisation of EGU, we are looking for several people to join the organisational team within the EGU Geodynamics division. So if you are interested in any of these, please read …