Physics and chemistry for a better tomorrow
Geomagnetics and geochemistry help improve disaster prediction models
We are often surprised by the way that the applications of physics and chemistry in geoscience can be used to better understand our planet. This month we learned about the ways that geomagnetics are being used to better protect lives and livelihoods around the world when EGU’s Media and Communications Officer Gillian D’Souza wrote about new research using the magnetic field of a tsumani to help predict the arrival height of the wave, the first study to practically demonstrate this was actually possible.
This month, we also heard from magma researcher and science communicator Alessandro Musu, whose research using mineral zoning focuses on the link between deep magmatic processes and eruptive behaviours. “A better understanding of deep magmatic processes can lead scientists to the realization of better eruption models, risk maps, and a greater understanding of the various signals that a volcano can give us before and during the eruptive activity,” he explains in conversation with EGU Committee Programmes Co-ordinator Simon Clark.
Lastly, from 1 February you can register for the EGU22 General Assembly taking place in-person (Vienna, Austria) and online. In-person registration closes on the 14 April 13.00 CET, and online registration stays open till 27 May 2022. Early bird rates are available for both types of registration until 31 March 13.00 CET. For more information, click here