Tag Archives: Conferences

Molecular Foundry User Meeting: A Macroscopic View of Nanoscience

A US Department of Energy (DOE) user facility such as the Molecular Foundry provides perhaps one of the best examples of a community in which scientists from a range of disciplines have the opportunity to forge connections. Continue reading

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AGU Chapman Conference 2012: Of Ash and Airplanes

Scientists share ideas about how to model and forecast volcanic ash concentrations and how to pronounce Icelandic names. Continue reading

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EGU 2012: Potential Ecosystem Effects of Offshore Windfarms

Large offshore wind farms could affect ocean circulation patterns, temperature structures, and nutrient cycling. Continue reading

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EGU 2012: The Latest Dirt on Reducing Carbon Emissions

Scientists gather to discuss permafrost ecosystem recovery and the use of charcoal for counteracting carbon loss from soil. Continue reading

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The Notorious E15 in Pictures

Physics Today’s Earth sciences correspondent took her camera on a field trip to the scourge of transatlantic air travelers in 2010, the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull. Continue reading

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Two Recent Events (Geologically Speaking)

Two past events—one recorded in the Old Testament, the other in the diary of an 18th-century missionary—have left evidence of geophysical processes that are relevant today. Continue reading

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Geophysics Yesterday and Today

To celebrate the 2011 December AGU meeting, Rachel Berkowitz takes a look at the first paper published in Journal of Geophysical Research. Continue reading

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EGU 2011: An Outdoor Volcano Laboratory: Lots of Questions and a few Answers

The wealth of data on Stromboli, past and present, provided ample material for a discussion at the general assembly of the European Geosciences Union, which was held earlier this month in Vienna.
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EGU 2011: The Slippery Slope of Alpine Glaciers, Permafrost, and Newly-formed Lakes

At the general assembly of the European Geosciences Union, several experts spoke about climate change in alpine regions.
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EGU 2011: Effects of aerosols on the East Asia summer monsoon

Where and how much it pours over China, North and South Korea, and Japan during the East Asian summer monsoon (EASM) is changing. Continue reading

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