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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: Stéphane Vannitsem (svn@meteo.be)

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

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.


Valerio Lucarini

Valerio Lucarini

  • 2020
  • Lewis Fry Richardson Medal

The 2020 Lewis Fry Richardson Medal is awarded to Valerio Lucarini for his outstanding contributions to the fields of extreme value theory and climate science in general, with particular applications to climate modelling and prediction.


Ekaterina Didenkulova

Ekaterina Didenkulova

  • 2020
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2020 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Ekaterina Didenkulova for her exceptional contribution in developing the theory of nonlinear waves in geophysics, and in particular for the development of extreme waves, known as rogue waves.

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In May’s issue of the Loupe we are recognising the incredible efforts of our members and volunteers in bringing vEGU21 to fruition and looking ahead to the upcoming year, with new volunteer members of the Early Career Scientist teams, and the fast approaching deadline for the Award and Medal nominations. This issue features two EGU divisions: Geodynamics (GD) and Earth Magnetism and Rock Physics (EMRP).

The Loupe also shares a report by 2021 Science Policy pairing scheme scientist Renée Bichler about her experiences doing a virtual Science Policy pairing scheme placement with MEP Maria Spyraki, and hears from the Earth Magnetism and Rock Physics Division Early Career Scientist Saioa Arquero about her Division’s plans for the future.

In addition to the latest Journal Watch and GeoRoundup of May EGU journal highlights, this issue also highlights the Science Policy events calendar to help you find your next opportunity to build your science policy network.

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