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This month the EGU President Alberto Montanari wrote an open letter to funding agencies with information on the assessment of presentations given at EGU scientific meetings. The letter emphasises that there is no distinction regarding the standing, quality or prestige of oral, poster, or PICO presentations at the EGU General Assembly and recommends that funding agencies do not use presentation type as a criterion for assessing the scientific value of contributions.

In other important news this month, the EGU has launched Weather and Climate Dynamics, a new open-access, two-stage journal with open review dedicated to the publication and public discussion of high-quality research on dynamical processes in the atmosphere. The journal is now open for submissions.

Next month brings two important EGU deadlines. The call for candidates for EGU Union President, General Secretary and Division Presidents is open until 15 September: we encourage EGU members to nominate themselves or propose a candidate. Before that, 5 September is the deadline to submit session proposals and short course ideas to the EGU General Assembly 2020. Contribute to the conference programme by submitting your proposals.


EGU News
General Assembly
Journal Watch
EGU Blogs

EGU News

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General Assembly

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Journal Watch

Biogeosciences (BG)


Ideas and perspectives: is shale gas a major driver of recent increase in global atmospheric methane?

Climate of the Past (CP)

Climate of the Past

Modelling ice sheet evolution and atmospheric CO2 during the Late Pliocene

Spatial pattern of accumulation at Taylor Dome during Marine Isotope Stage 4: stratigraphic constraints from Taylor Glacier 

Past climate and continentality inferred from ice wedges at Batagay megaslump in the Northern Hemisphere’s most continental region, Yana Highlands, interior Yakutia

Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf)

Earth Surface Dynamics

A global delta dataset and the environmental variables that predict delta formation on marine coastlines

Geoscience Communication (GC)

Geoscience Communication

Seismic risk: the biases of earthquake media coverage

Taking a Breath of the Wild: are geoscientists more effective than non-geoscientists in determining whether video game world landscapes are realistic?

Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems (GI)

Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems

A low-cost device for measuring local magnetic anomalies in volcanic terrain

Multiresolution wavelet analysis applied to GRACE range-rate residuals

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS)

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

Summary and synthesis of Changing Cold Regions Network (CCRN) research in the interior of western Canada – Part 1: Projected climate and meteorology

A salinity module for SWAT to simulate salt ion fate and transport at the watershed scale

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS)

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences

Load-resistance analysis: an alternative approach to tsunami damage assessment applied to the 2011 Great East Japan tsunami

Improving the understanding of flood risk in the Alsatian region by knowledge capitalization: the ORRION participative observatory

Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics (NP)

Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics

Unravelling the spatial diversity of Indian precipitation teleconnections via a non-linear multi-scale approach

Ocean Science (OS)

Ocean Science

High-resolution underwater laser spectrometer sensing provides new insights into methane distribution at an Arctic seepage site

Solid Earth (SE)

Solid Earth

Fault-controlled dolomitization in the Montagna dei Fiori Anticline (Central Apennines, Italy): record of a dominantly pre-orogenic fluid migration

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

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