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Solid Earth website relaunched

  • EGU news
  • 16 April 2018

The website of the EGU/Copernicus open-access journal Solid Earth was relaunched with a new design during the EGU General Assembly last week. In addition, the former chief executive editor Fabrizio Storti stepped down. His successor is CharLotte Krawczyk who has been an executive editor since 2015.


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New EGU opportunity for early career scientists to be involved with policy

  • EGU news
  • 13 April 2018

European-based early career scientists (ECS) are invited to apply for the EGU’s ECS Policy Competition. The competition is open to all undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters/PhD) students and scientists who have received their highest degree (BSc, MSc, or PhD) within the past seven years. The winner of the competition will receive a ticket to a Dinner Debate in Brussels on the evening of September 26, 2018.


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Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (AMT) celebrates its 10th anniversary

  • EGU news
  • 6 April 2018

In 2008, the EGU and Copernicus launched a new journal dedicated specifically to atmospheric measurement techniques. The EGU Publications Committee and the co-editors-in-chief will celebrate the 10^th^ anniversary of AMT during an evening reception, open to all, at the EGU General Assembly 2018 in Vienna, taking place at the PICO spot 5a on Tuesday, 10 April at 19:00.


Flags outside the ACV during the EGU 2017 General Assembly

EGU Public Lecture, an event for the Viennese public

  • EGU news
  • 20 March 2018

This year, for the first time, the EGU is organising an event for the wider public in Vienna during the EGU General Assembly. The EGU Public Lecture provides insight into a topic in the Earth, planetary and space sciences of interest to a broad audience, aiming to bridge the gap between the scientists at the Austria Center Vienna and the local Viennese community.


Entrance to the ACV during the EGU 2017 General Assembly

EGU takes measures to reduce environmental impact of its General Assembly

  • EGU news
  • 13 March 2018

The EGU meeting, the largest geoscience conference in Europe, attracts over 14,000 attendees to Vienna, Austria every year. With such a large number of participants, many flying to the Austrian capital to attend, the meeting has a large environmental impact, which the EGU is attempting to reduce with a series of measures this year.


Highlight articles

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

Considering the future of anthropogenic gas-phase organic compound emissions and the increasing influence of non-combustion sources on urban air quality

Following decades of successful regulatory policies focused on combustion-related sources (e.g. motor vehicles), emissions from non-combustion sources have become increasingly important for urban air quality. Using multiple approaches, we demonstrate that emissions from consumer, commercial, and industrial products and materials have become prominent contributors to the formation of photochemical smog (i.e. secondary organic particulate matter and ozone) and its associated health effects.


Climate of the Past

Moving beyond the age–depth model paradigm in deep-sea palaeoclimate archives: dual radiocarbon and stable isotope analysis on single foraminifera

Palaeoclimate reconstructions from deep-sea sediment archives provide valuable insight into past rapid climate change, but only a small proportion of the ocean is suitable for such reconstructions using the existing state of the art, i.e. the age–depth approach. We use dual radiocarbon (14C) and stable isotope analysis on single foraminifera to bypass the long-standing age–depth approach, thus facilitating past ocean chemistry reconstructions from vast, previously untapped ocean areas.


Biogeosciences

Mercury distribution and transport in the North Atlantic Ocean along the Geotraces-GA01 transect

We first report the mercury distribution in the water section across the subpolar and subtropical gyres of the North Atlantic Ocean (GEOTRACES-GA01 transect). It allows the characterisation of various seawater types in terms of mercury content and the quantification of mercury transport associated with the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. It shows the nutrient-like biogeochemical behaviour of mercury in this ocean.


Biogeosciences

Interannual drivers of the seasonal cycle of CO2 in the Southern Ocean

The Southern Ocean accounts for a large portion of the variability in oceanic CO2 uptake. However, the drivers of these changes are not understood due to a lack of observations. In this study, we used an ensemble of gap-filling methods to estimate surface CO2. We found that winter was a more important driver of longer-term variability driven by changes in wind stress. Summer variability of CO2 was driven primarily by increases in primary production.


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Image of the Week -- Seasonal and regional considerations for Arctic sea ice changes

Image of the Week -- Seasonal and regional considerations for Arctic sea ice changes

The Arctic sea ice is disappearing. There is no debate anymore. The problem is, we have so far been unable to model this disappearance correctly. And without correct simulations, we cannot project when the Arctic will become ice free. In this blog post, we explain why we want to know this in the first place, and present a fresh early-online release paper by Ingrid Onarheim and colleagues in Bergen, Norway, which highlights (one of) the reason(s) why our modelling attempts …


Underwater robot shares ocean secrets

Underwater robot shares ocean secrets

Buoyancy-driven drones are helping scientists paint a picture of the ocean with sound. Around the world, silent marine robots are eavesdropping on the ocean and its inhabitants. The robots can travel 1000 metres beneath the surface and cover thousands of kilometres in a single trip, listening in on the ocean as they go. These bright yellow bots, known as Seagliders, are about the size of a diver, but can explore the ocean for months on end, periodically relaying results to …


EGU General Assembly – an adventure for newbies

EGU General Assembly – an adventure for newbies

One day in January, we heard it through the grapevine that we were supposed to submit abstracts to an event called EGU. So we asked ourselves: What exactly is EGU? Our colleagues told us: ‘EGU is a huge, international conference worth going. And you will have a lot of fun.’ So we submitted our abstracts and hoped for the best. Three months later, we entered the airport with a poster box and some of our colleagues. Immediately, the excitement started …