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This month, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit central Italy, resulting in extensive damage and close to 300 fatalities. On the day of this tragic event, we put together information – with the help of officers from the Seismology and Natural Hazards Divisions – about what caused the earthquake and why it was so destructive. You can read it online on the EGU website.

In other news, EGU members have a few more days to propose a candidate to be the next EGU treasurer or division presidents (deadline 15 September). Those interested in convening sessions at the EGU General Assembly can submit their ideas by 9 September.


EGU News
General Assembly
Journal Watch
EGU Blogs

EGU News

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General Assembly

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Journal Watch

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP)

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

Impacts of aviation fuel sulfur content on climate and human health

Large gain in air quality compared to an alternative anthropogenic emissions scenario

Satellite observations of stratospheric hydrogen fluoride and comparisons with SLIMCAT calculations

Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf)

Earth Surface Dynamics

Gravel threshold of motion: a state function of sediment transport disequilibrium?

Earth System Dynamics (ESD)

Earth System Dynamics

Coherence among the Northern Hemisphere land, cryosphere, and ocean responses to natural variability and anthropogenic forcing during the satellite era

Hemispherically asymmetric volcanic forcing of tropical hydroclimate during the last millennium

Why CO2 cools the middle atmosphere?–?a consolidating model perspective

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS)

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

A review of marine geomorphometry, the quantitative study of the seafloor

A thermodynamic formulation of root water uptake

The Cryosphere (TC)

The Cryosphere

Annual Greenland accumulation rates (2009–2012) from airborne snow radar

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

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