Archive for Invited contributions

From ice to volcanic ash: adventures of the next generation of scientists

Oct 16, 2014 No Comments 2985 views

In September 2014, 3 students benefited from the EAG Student Sponsorship Program and recount their experiences below. Joshua Blacker and Stefanie Lutz attended the International Glaciological Society conference, and Elena Maters attended the VERTIGO workshop focused on the study of volcanic ash. The International Glaciological Society British Branch (IGSBB) is an annual conference that is […]

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From the winners of the EAG Photo Contest 2014

Oct 15, 2014 No Comments 2561 views

César Menor-Salván and Olivier Pourret are the winners of the EAG Photo Contest 2014 and we have asked them tell us more about their photos and their passion… “Destructive Beauty”: winning photo of the theme “The changing world: geochemistry in action” The picture shows crystals of neoformed Epsomite (magnesium sulfate heptahydrate) in a wall of […]

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Holuhraun eruption from the plane

Sep 06, 2014 No Comments 1935 views

It is Wednesday morning. I arrive at my office at the University of Iceland after the International Carbon Conference in Reykjavík and quick visit to Oslo. In the hallway I am already going over my to do list in my mind. The first person I meet is Nicole, calling: “We are flying to the eruption! […]

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Beech Hunting in the Land of Fire

May 01, 2014 No Comments 2030 views

The best thing about working in Earth Sciences is the fieldwork, hands down. From looking at old mines in the Lake District to collecting fossil microorganisms in Trinidad, it’s exciting to get outside and actually see the system you’re studying (my answer might be different if you ask me when I’m stood on a muddy […]

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Why did we do it?! Our look into the writing of a Geochemical Perspectives article

Jul 15, 2013 No Comments 1974 views

How did it all start? When I (Fred) was first contacted to write an article for Geochemical Perspectives […] I was somewhat uncertain as to the expectations of such an article. I had just retired…

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On Field Classes

Apr 22, 2013 1 Comment 1942 views

Having just got back from a field class, I’m at a loss of what to do. The rush of returning to the office on Friday afternoon to crack out a Goldschmidt abstract, combined with the fatigue acquired from a week teaching outdoors has led to a slow start to this Saturday. While I’m waiting for […]

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On the Tarmac

Feb 12, 2013 No Comments 2150 views

On the Tarmac: a brief report of the EAG ‘Distinguished’ Lecture Tour of Eastern Europe 2012

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Chasing Ice and the power of the big screen

Feb 01, 2013 5 Comments 4627 views

Last week, a group of us from the Cohen Research Group, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, went to see a new movie. This is usually not an event worth blogging about but this movie was different. We saw the documentary “Chasing Ice”, a film by acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog. If you’re […]

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Amazon, Climate Change and Geochemistry

Dec 14, 2012 No Comments 1537 views

The Amazon Basin with its 7.6 Mio km² is almost the size of Europe, and its biggest river, the Rio Amazon, supplies more than 15% of the total freshwater input to the world’s oceans. Deforestation, agriculture, mining and urbanization have…

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A perspective on writing Perspectives

Sep 20, 2012 No Comments 1566 views

Perspectives invites its authors to share their personal experience in view of their contributions to geochemistry. My experience writing the first issue of Geochemical Perspectives provided me with many moments that were fun and funny. However…

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