ISSUE 15, MARCH 2016
EGU newsletter: Monthly information service for members of the European Geosciences Union
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Surface currents in the North Atlantic, by Erik Behrens. Find geoscience images (and upload yours!) at


With the EGU General Assembly just a couple of weeks away, this month we offer tips and tricks on getting to Vienna and navigating the city, and on presenting your work at #EGU16. We have also put together a list of short courses, especially with early career scientists (ECS) in mind, as well as policy-relevant sessions. If this is your first time at the EGU General Assembly, you may want to attend a short course on Monday 18 April on how to navigate the conference, and check our first-timers’ guide. To play an active role in celebrating the theme of the meeting, don’t forget to contribute your own My Active Planet photo, which will be displayed on a large world map in the entrance hall. Once in Vienna, don't miss the dedicated theme lectures, nor the EGU plenary, the main meeting for bringing forward new ideas to the EGU. Keep checking the EGU blogs for more General Assembly highlights over the next few weeks.

In other news, this month the EGU became a signatory of Open Access 2020, an international initiative to promote the transition of today’s scholarly journals from subscription to open access publishing. The move reinforces EGU’s support for free and open access to knowledge.


General Assembly
EGU News
Journal Watch
EGU Blogs

General Assembly

EGU 2016 General Assembly logo

EGU News

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Journal Watch

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP)

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms: evidence from paleoclimate data, climate modeling, and modern observations that 2°C global warming could be dangerous

Phase, composition, and growth mechanism for secondary organic aerosol from the ozonolysis of α-cedrene

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (AMT)

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques

The airborne mass spectrometer AIMS – Part 1: AIMS-H2O for UTLS water vapor measurements

Multi-instrument gravity-wave measurements over Tierra del Fuego and the Drake Passage – Part 1: Potential energies and vertical wavelengths from AIRS, COSMIC, HIRDLS, MLS-Aura, SAAMER, SABER and radiosondes

Biogeosciences (BG)


Upwellings mitigated Plio-Pleistocene heat stress for reef corals on the Florida platform (USA)

Earth System Dynamics (ESD)

Earth System Dynamics

Delaying future sea-level rise by storing water in Antarctica

Imprints of climate forcings in global gridded temperature data

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS)

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

Coevolution of volcanic catchments in Japan

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS)

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences

Maximum wind radius estimated by the 50 kt radius: improvement of storm surge forecasting over the western North Pacific



World’s soils are under threat

The Cryosphere (TC)

The Cryosphere

Recent summer sea ice thickness surveys in Fram Strait and associated ice volume fluxes

Bulk meltwater flow and liquid water content of snowpacks mapped using the electrical self-potential (SP) method

Other papers highlighted by the editors of EGU open access journals are available online.

EGU Blogs

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EGU division blogs

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