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European Geosciences Union General Assembly Showcase

By: , Posted on: April 18, 2016

The European General Assembly 2016 kicks off April 17th and will bring together around 12,000 worldwide geoscientists to discuss a range of disciplines in earth, planetary and space sciences. It is a fantastic opportunity to learn about new advancements in the field and for scientists to present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all areas of geoscience. This year’s theme is Active planet, which we are very excited about and keen to get behind!

We at Elsevier are proud and thrilled to be involved in this conference once again, we will be in attendance so feel free to visit us as booth #31! Two of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Acquisitions Editors will be attending EGU this year, and they would love to meet with you! Louisa Hutchins, the Editor for Aquatic and Atmospheric Science will be attending for the 5th time and Sara Scott, Editor for Energy & the Environment, Meteorology, and Hazards & Disasters, who will be attending for the first time. Both editors are particularly keen to meet with people who have book ideas, so if that is you please do arrange to meet with them or visit the booth at your convenience.

Take a look at the highlights from last year’s EGU:

About the Theme: Active planet

EGU active planetThe Earth is a continuously evolving planet with an active interior producing steady change over time but also intense and sudden impacts in shorter periods. Not only is the Earth active, the sun and the moon are also active, driving the weather, generating the tides and supplying heat and energy, they alter our planet further.

Read More on SciTech Connect: Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics

The atmosphere and ecosystems, unique to Earth, drive activity by interacting together and impacting our planet both at this moment in time as well as potentially having lasting consequences. EGU will be the ideal opportunity to discuss and present ideas on Earth as an active planet with fellow researchers and academics.

earth as an evolving planetary system

In honor of this theme, we are giving a free download of Chapter 1 on “Earth as a Planetary System” taken from the book Earth as an Evolving Planetary System, 3rd Edition. This fully updated third edition presents extensive coverage of the Earth’s history over the past 4 billion years, with a specific focus on the role of plate tectonics and the subsystems that have played a role in the evolution of the planet, including subsystems in the crust, mantle, core, atmosphere, oceans, and life. Download the free chapter below:

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Involved Elsevier Authors:

Tilman SpohnTilman Spohn, editor of the Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Third Edition. He is director of the Institute of Planetary Research of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Berlin, Germany and Professor of Planetology at theWestfalische Wilhelms-University Munster, Germany. He specializes in the Thermodynamics of Planetary Interiors and in physical problems of Astrobiology and has written 140 papers for scientific journals and books.

Convener of Origin of life and habitability: From Early Earth to the Solar System and Beyond (including David Bates Medal Lecture), Fri, 22 Apr, 08:30–12:15 / 13:30–15:15 / Room F1

advances in geophysicsLars Nielsen, the new series editor of Advances in Geophysics. Since 1952, each volume of this highly  respected publication in the field of geophysics has been eagerly awaited, frequently consulted, and praised by researchers and reviewers alike. Now with over 50 volumes, the series contains much material still relevant today-truly an essential publication for researchers in all fields of geophysics. Lars Nielsen is a Professor of Geophysics, Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Read this interview of him discussing his research and the series.

Convener of Shallow Subsurface Imaging with Seismic and Other Geophysical Method, Wed, 20 Apr, 13:30–17:00 / Room 1.85

tsunamisGerassimos Papadopoulos, author of Tsunamis in the European-Mediterranean Region: From Historical Record to Risk Mitigation. He is a Research Director at the Institute of Geodynamics, National Observatory of Athens and is an earthquake and tsunami scientist with more than 100 reviewed papers and more than 1200 non-self citations about earthquakes and tsunamis in the European-Mediterranean Region (EMR) and beyond.

Co-Convener of Tsunami Thu, 21 Apr, 08:30–12:00 / 13:30–17:00 / Room N1, Submarine landslide hazard and marine paleoseismology: regional and global implications, Wed, 20 Apr, 17:30–19:00 / Hall D and Short-term Earthquakes Forecast and multi-parametric time-Dependent Assessment of Seismic Hazard, Wed, 20 Apr, 13:30–19:00 / Room L3

Prashant Srivastava and George Petropoulos, co-authors of the forthcoming titles, Satellite Soil Moisture Retrieval and Sensitivity Analysis In Earth Observation Modelling. Dr. Srivastava is currently working as a research scientist with ESSIC/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Hydrological Sciences Branch on SMAP satellite soil moisture retrieval algorithm development and its applications.

satellite soil moisture retrieval      sensitivity analysis in earth observation modelling

Dr. Petropoulos’ research work focuses on exploiting Earth Observation (EO) data alone or synergistically with land surface process models in deriving regional estimates of key state variables of the Earth’s energy and water budget, including energy fluxes and soil surface moisture.

Co-conveners of Hydroinformatics: computational intelligence, uncertainty, systems analysis, optimisation, data science, and data-driven modelling of social-hydrologic systems, Thu, 21 Apr, 13:30–17:00 / Room 2.20

George Christakos, author of Random Field Models, Second Edition which will be publishing in September 2016! He is a Professor in the Department of Geography at San Diego State University and the Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at The University of North Carolina. Christakos is the author of the original 1992 edition of Random Field Models and also an expert in random field modelling of physical and health systems (working in the field for over 30 years).  The Second Edition is a fully revised edition of the must-have reference concerning the application of advanced random functions to earth science problems.

Co- Convener of Water, climate and health, Mon, 18 Apr, 10:30–12:00

Essential Titles:

This year we will be showcasing a few key titles which tie in with the conference theme, these include: the third edition of Kent Condie’s Earth as an Evolving Planetary System, the recently released Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia, the very topical Environmental and Health Issues in Unconventional Oil and Gas Development, and Tsunamis in the European-Mediterranean Region– authored by Gerassimos Papadopoulos who is also involved in a number of this year’s sessions. These great books will be available at a 30% discount and free shipping when you visit the Elsevier Store and apply discount code STC215 at checkout. Additional relevant titles will also be available to purchase online using the same discount code.

land restoration

Land Restoration: Reclaiming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future addresses solutions to land restoration and related topics, such as human security, development, and water and air pollution, providing practical on-the-ground examples.

Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia

Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia is pioneering reference guide that explores a broad range of aspects of disaster and urban resiliency, including environmental, economic, architectural, and engineering factors.

environmental and health issues in unconventional oil and gas development

Environmental and Health Issues in Unconventional Oil and Gas Development offers a unique, non-partisan perspective relevant to the use of directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing, presenting clear and frank discussions on implications for a variety of stakeholders involved in unconventional oil and shale gas.

Climate change

Climate Change: Observed Impacts on Planet Earth, 2nd Edition presents a multi-disciplinary overview of the Earth’s changing climate, including models of climate change, geological history, and further engineering aspects.

core analysis

Part of the Developments in Petroleum Science series Core Analysis: A Best Practice Guide, Volume 64, provides essential information on planning, designing, managing, and interpreting core analysis programs

applied groundwater modeling

Applied Groundwater Modeling, 2nd Edition – This second edition provides an expanded discussion of the fundamentals of applied groundwater modeling focusing on finite-difference and finite-element models with updated coverage of particle tracking and advances in model calibration and uncertainty analysis.

Visit the Elsevier Store to purchase these books and more. Save up to 30% and get free shipping when you use discount code STC215 at checkout!

We hope you have a productive EGU conference and we look forward to meeting as many of you as possible there!

Contact our Editors!

Want to learn more about publishing with Elsevier? Interested in writing an earth and environmental science related book with us? Please reach out to our editors below and they’ll get you started on your publication:

Louisa Hutchins, Editor for Aquatic and Atmospheric Science

Sara Scott, Editor for Energy & the Environment, Meteorology, and Hazards & Disasters

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