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Division on Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences
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Division on Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences

President: François Schmitt (np@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Reik Donner (reik.donner@h2.de)

The Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences (NP) Division is an interdisciplinary division which is concerned with all aspects on nonlinear and stochastic theories, methods and data in the geosciences.

The NP division is focused on a series of nonlinear paradigms whose applications cut across the different disciplines of the geosciences (hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, lithosphere, space sphere…). Examples include chaos, tipping points, nonlinear waves, similarity across scales (scaling, scale invariance, fractals, multifractals), network theory, nonlinear stochastics, predictability and its limits, pattern formation, self-organized criticality, extreme events, deep learning…  The NP division welcomes mathematical and theoretical approaches, as well as applications including new methodologies, new modelling and new data analysis techniques.

Due to its interdisciplinary character, many of the NP-sessions during the EGU general assemblies are co-organized with sessions from other divisions. Potential contributors to any session are encouraged to evaluate the benefits of a multi-disciplinary organization in collaboration with the corresponding disciplinary Division.

The division is structured into several subdivisions (see the “About” tab above, for the NP Division structure information and reports).

The Division contributes to the EGU Awards & Medals programme. As for all EGU Divisions, an Early Career Scientist Award is established also for the NP Division and is given to young researchers who obtained outstanding results in the nonlinear geosciences. Every year the Lewis Fry Richardson medal is awarded to scientists for their exceptional contributions to nonlinear geosciences in general. Members of the Division are invited to contribute to the nominations (deadline are every year on the 15th June, see here) for both the NP Division Awards and Medals.

The division maintains very strong links with the EGU publication committee, and especially with the board of Editors of the open access journal Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics (NPG), an interdisciplinary journal for the publication of original research furthering knowledge on nonlinear processes in all branches of Earth, planetary, and solar system sciences.

 

Recent awardees

Ulrike Feudel

Ulrike Feudel

  • 2022
  • Lewis Fry Richardson Medal

The 2022 Lewis Fry Richardson Medal is awarded to Ulrike Feudel for fundamental contributions on tipping points in multistable systems.


Tommaso Alberti

Tommaso Alberti

  • 2022
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2022 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Tommaso Alberti for outstanding research in the fields of data analysis and modeling, via dynamical system approaches, to understand complexity in geoscience, space plasma, and the planetary environment.


Bérengère Dubrulle

Bérengère Dubrulle

  • 2021
  • Lewis Fry Richardson Medal

The 2021 Lewis Fry Richardson Medal is awarded to Bérengère Dubrulle for outstanding contributions to the field of geophysical and astrophysical turbulence, and for a unique approach to the study of experimental turbulent flows using statistical mechanics.


Niklas Boers

Niklas Boers

  • 2021
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2021 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Niklas Boers for outstanding developments of nonlinear techniques in atmospheric and climate sciences, in particular for extreme events, tipping points, and palaeoclimate dynamics, and leadership in the field.


Giorgia Di Capua

Giorgia Di Capua

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Giorgia Di Capua Causal maps versus correlation maps: visual analysis of tropical-extratropical atmospheric teleconnections using causal discovery


Sam Hartharn-Evans

Sam Hartharn-Evans

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Sam Hartharn-Evans How does stratification affect shoaling Internal Solitary Waves?

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

The August issue of The Loupe explores how existing energy resources inform climate change mitigation. Scientists from the Environmental Defense Fund find that while hydrogen is certainly part of the solution to get to net zero, this fuel of the future may not be as clean as we think. Researcher in energy transition under climate change Jarmo Kikstra discusses the delicate intersections between social and natural sciences, and on World Biofuels Day we look at commercially available biofuels around the world and some new ones under development.

Also in this issue: the EGU Biodiversity Task Force’s seven recommendations to the EU Nature Restoration Law which will now be amended and either passed or rejected by the European Parliament and The Council of the European Union. Finally, apply by 12 September to the EGU Policy Pairing scheme to spend a week in Brussels with a Member of the European Parliament (MEP).

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