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Division on Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences

President: Stéphane Vannitsem (np@egu.eu)
Deputy President: François Schmitt (francois.schmitt@univ-lille1.fr)

Although the geosciences are rife with nonlinearity, the NP division is focused on a series of nonlinear paradigms whose applications cut across the “geospheres”, disciplines.  Examples include deterministic chaos, tipping points, nonlinear waves, similarity across scales (scaling, scale invariance, fractals, multifractals), network theory, stochasticity, predictability and its limits, pattern formation, self-organized criticality, extreme events.  NP geoscience is highly multidisciplinary, it plays an important role in fundamental geoscience.  Applications of NP science include new methodologies, new modelling and new data analysis techniques.

News

NP division at the EGU General Assembly 2019

Dear Colleagues,

The NP division activities at the EGU 2019 were successful with about 380 abstracts, 2 short courses, one interdisciplinary-transdisciplinary session and a Townhall meeting. More than 30 sessions were also co-organized with other divisions (about 650 abstracts), together with several short courses. NP honours have been awarded to Shaun Lovejoy with the Lewis Fry Richardson Medal 2019, and to Maxim Khudyakov and Yan Li for their outstanding posters.

The preparation of the next assembly will start soon (and can be followed at http://www.egu2020.eu) and in this context I would like to remind you that proposals for the NP awards (Lewis Fry Richardson Medal and the Outstanding Young Scientist Awards) should be introduced before June 15, 2019. The link associated to these awards is https://www.egu.eu/awards-medals/.

Thank you for all your contributions!

Looking forward to seeing you all in Vienna in 2020!

Stéphane Vannitsem, NP division president

 

NP division at the EGU General Assembly 2018

Dear Colleagues,

The NP division activities at the EGU 2018 were a real success with more than 500 abstracts, 5 short courses, and two interdisciplinary-transdisciplinary session and a townhall. 10 sessions were also co-organized with other divisions (about 300 abstracts). I would like to thank all the conveners and participants for this success.
NP honours have been awarded to Tim Palmer with the Lewis Fry Richardson Medal 2018, and to Davide Faranda with the Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award 2018.

The preparation of the next assembly will start soon (and can be followed at http://www.egu2019.eu) and in this context I would like to remind you that proposals for the NP awards (Lewis Fry Richardson Medal and the Outstanding Young Scientist Awards) should be introduced before June 15, 2018. The link associated to these awards is https://www.egu.eu/awards-medals/.

Thank you for all your efforts!

Looking forward to seeing you all in Vienna in 2019!

Stéphane Vannitsem
NP division president

Recent awardees

Shaun Lovejoy

Shaun Lovejoy

  • 2019
  • Lewis Fry Richardson Medal

The 2019 Lewis Fry Richardson Medal is awarded to Shaun Lovejoy for pioneering and leading research on multifractal cascade dynamics in hydrology, climate and weather, leading to a new class of comprehensive stochastic, rather than deterministic, sub-grid models.


Timothy N. Palmer

Timothy N. Palmer

  • 2018
  • Lewis Fry Richardson Medal

The 2018 Lewis Fry Richardson Medal is awarded to Timothy N. Palmer for his fundamental contributions to the conception and practical implementation of a system for ensemble weather prediction and the recent development of a similar probabilistic approach to climate.


Davide Faranda

Davide Faranda

  • 2018
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2018 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Davide Faranda for his exceptional contributions to developing the theory of extreme values for dynamical systems and its use for analysing the underlying properties of the dynamics of the atmosphere and the climate system.


Maxim Khudyakov

Maxim Khudyakov

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Maxim Khudyakov Dynamics of fragmented geomaterials


Yan Li

Yan Li

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Yan Li Direct integration method for surface waves on depth dependent flows

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

With the EGU General Assembly just over a week away, we have a number of updates on the meeting, happening in Vienna from 7–12 April. We have announced that Former Italian Prime Minister and European Commissioner Mario Monti and Former Italian Parliamentarian Ilaria Capua will be at the EGU meeting, participating in a conversation with geoscientists on ‘Science, Politics and European (dis)integration’. We have also recently announced a number of measures to reduce the environmental impact of the conference: we encourage all participants to offset their carbon footprint from travelling to Vienna and to bring their own coffee cup and water bottle to the meeting, to reduce the number of disposable items used. Follow the links under the ‘General Assembly’ section below for more information about the EGU meeting.

This month, we have also announced that we are accepting nominations for EGU awards and medals. We encourage the EGU membership to consider gender, geographical and cultural balance when nominating outstanding Earth, planetary and space scientists at various career stages.

Stay tuned to https://www.egu.eu next week for an announcement about a new EGU journal!