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A new study published this month in The Cryosphere shows that all polar bear populations, found in 19 distinct Arctic regions, face a shorter sea ice season, with ice-covered days declining at the rate of 7 to 19 days per decade between 1979 and 2014. Other researchers, publishing in Earth Surface Dynamics, have investigated how the oxidation of sulfides in recent landslides drives intense weathering and how this process could be an important CO2 source. Meanwhile, a study in Biogeosciences reports observations to detect ocean carbonate chemistry outside preindustrial bounds to better understand ocean acidification impacts. Find out more about these and other studies published in EGU journals in the past month by following the links below.

In other EGU news, check our website and social media channels in the coming weeks, as we will start the call for abstracts to the EGU 2017 General Assembly in October. In addition, we are celebrating Earth Science Week (October 9–15) with a number of live question & answer sessions on Twitter and other activities. Stay tuned!


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Journal Watch

Annales Geophysicae (ANGEO)

Annales Geophysicae

Modified ion-Weibel instability as a possible source of wave activity at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP)

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

Long-term visibility variation in Athens (1931–2013): a proxy for local and regional atmospheric aerosol loads

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (AMT)

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques

First characterization and validation of FORLI-HNO3 vertical profiles retrieved from IASI/Metop

Biogeosciences (BG)


Using present-day observations to detect when anthropogenic change forces surface ocean carbonate chemistry outside preindustrial bounds

Climate of the Past (CP)

Climate of the Past

Interactions between climate change and human activities during the early to mid-Holocene in the eastern Mediterranean basins

Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf)

Earth Surface Dynamics

Oxidation of sulfides and rapid weathering in recent landslides

Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems (GI)

Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems

Muographic data analysis method for medium-sized rock overburden inspections

Solid Earth (SE)

Solid Earth

New data on geology of the Southern Urals: a concise summary of research after the period of EUROPROBE activity

A geological model for the management of subsurface data in the urban environment of Barcelona and surrounding area

The Cryosphere (TC)

The Cryosphere

Quantifying ice loss in the eastern Himalayas since 1974 using declassified spy satellite imagery

Dispersion in deep polar firn driven by synoptic-scale surface pressure variability

Sea-ice indicators of polar bear habitat

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