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Job alert! EGU Editorial Manager
  • EGU news
  • 13 September 2021

The Union is hiring an Editorial Manager to support our Publications Committee to assist the executive editors of its journals and support the numerous volunteer scientific editors and referees. Applications are currently being accepted for review on an individual basis, until the position is filled.

EGU Higher Education grant winners announced!
  • EGU news
  • 2 August 2021

The EGU Education Committee has awarded four Higher Education teaching grants for 2021, to educators from Europe and the United States. Find out more about our deserving winners and their plans for Higher Education teaching projects.

Highlight articles

Rapid measurement of RH-dependent aerosol hygroscopic growth using a humidity-controlled fast integrated mobility spectrometer (HFIMS)

In this study, we present a newly developed instrument, the humidity-controlled fast integrated mobility spectrometer (HFIMS), for fast measurements of aerosol hygroscopic growth. The HFIMS can measure the distributions of particle hygroscopic growth factors at six diameters from 35 to 265 nm under five RH levels from 20 to 85 % within 25 min. The HFIMS significantly advances our capability of characterizing the hygroscopic growth of atmospheric aerosols over a wide range of relative humidities.

Dynamics of salt intrusion in the Mekong Delta: results of field observations and integrated coastal–inland modelling

Increased salt intrusion jeopardizes freshwater supply to the Mekong Delta, and the current trends are often inaccurately associated with sea level rise. Using observations and models, we show that salinity is highly sensitive to ocean surge, tides, water demand, and upstream discharge. We show that anthropogenic riverbed incision has significantly amplified salt intrusion, exemplifying the importance of preserving sediment budget and riverbed levels to protect deltas against salt intrusion.

The long-term transport and radiative impacts of the 2017 British Columbia pyrocumulonimbus smoke aerosols in the stratosphere

Interactions of extreme fires with weather systems can produce towering smoke plumes that inject aerosols at very high altitudes (> 10 km). Three such major injections, largest at the time in terms of emitted aerosol mass, took place over British Columbia, Canada, in August 2017. We model the transport and impacts of injected aerosols on the radiation balance of the atmosphere. Our model results match the satellite-observed plume transport and residence time at these high altitudes very closely.

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