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Beavers slapping tails on far-north waters

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 9:12am
Animals the size of Labrador retrievers are changing the face of Alaska, creating new ponds visible from space.

Detecting landslide precursors from space

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 3:35am
Review of a paper:- detecting landslide precursors from space: the use of Sentinel images to interpret the Maoxian landslide in June 2017

Groundwater recharge in the American west under climate change

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:27pm
Groundwater recharge in the Western U.S. will change as the climate warms--the dry southern regions will have less and the northern regions will have more, according to new research.

Defending U.S. Government Employed Earth and Space Scientists

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 1:56pm
Earth and space scientists work in key positions throughout the federal government. As civil servants, atmospheric scientists at NOAA, seismologists at the USGS, and hydrologists at the EPA– and frankly all other agency scientists – work to help fulfill their agencies’ missions and safeguard the health, economy, and security of all Americans. That’s why it’s so troubling to witness measures taken by some agencies to silence or even discredit federal …

Sol 1877 – 1878: The Last Drive Before Thanksgiving

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 7:00pm
The science team has a lot of activities we'd like to do that require Curiosity to stay in a single location for several days, so the Earth days that the ops team has off for Thanksgiving will be a perfect time for the rover to get some really good science done without needing input from the ground.

Guardian of the Gate: Conquering your fear of online job applications

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:04pm
Applying for jobs online can feel like throwing your resume into a black hole. You find a job that sounds interesting, enter your information, then wait.  And wait.  And wait.  Most of the time, you never hear anything.  Occasionally, you get an automatic “Thanks, but no thanks” email.   But every so often you get a preliminary inquiry, to verify your background and interest, which leads to an interview, and eventually …

HPS-12, Chile Spectacular 13 km retreat 1985-2017

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:24pm
HPS-12 Glacier in 1985 and 2017 Landsat images.  The red arrow indicates 1985 terminus, yellow arrows the 2017 terminus, purple dots the snowline and 1-4 are tributaries.  By 2017 all tributaries have detached and the glacier has retreated 13 km.  HPS-12 is an unnamed glacier draining the west side of the Southern Patagonia Ice Cap (SPI).  The glacier terminates in a fjord and is adjacent to Upsala Glacier to the …

Scientists locate whistling space electrons’ origins

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:02am
New research using data from NASA’s Van Allen Probes mission and FIREBIRD II CubeSat has shown that a common plasma wave in space is likely responsible for the impulsive loss of high-energy electrons into Earth’s atmosphere.

Underwater Fire: A Changing Landscape

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:25am
West Mata is a Restless Volcano. West Mata Seamount is one of only two submarine volcanoes in the world where an active eruption has been directly observed on the seafloor.

Sol 1875-1876: Sitting on the Boundary

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:00am
What makes this day a bit different than other days is that Curiosity is sitting right on the boundary between two geologic units observed from orbit.

Underwater Fire: Studying the Submarine Volcanoes of Tonga

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 9:19pm
Why are the researchers searching for submarine volcanoes here? What do they hope to discover? How will they be searching?

Your Tuesday Top 5: How to Consistently Deliver Successful Projects

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:27pm
Every Tuesday, Patricia Yaya, AGU Vice President of Human Resources & Administrative Services, sends a message to the entire AGU staff featuring five short tips for getting by in the workplace.  On the Job will be publishing these tips in a new weekly segment, Tuesday Top 5. AGU continues to provide staff with tools to increase efficiency and productivity on the job. Last week, several staff took part in a project management …

Thoughts from the Geoscience Alliance on National Native American Heritage Month

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 9:42am
By Diana Dalbotten (Director of Diversity and Broader Impacts, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota); Nievita Bueno Watts (Director, McNair Scholars Programs, University of Northern Iowa); and Antony Berthelote (Hydrology Department Head, Salish Kootenai College) In November, the United States recognizes the significant contributions the first Americans have made to the establishment and growth of the U.S with National Native American Heritage Month. Writing this as members of the …

Attribution Study Shows Hurricane Harvey Floods Becoming Much More Likely

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:47pm
Check out this paper in PNAS today. When the subject of hurricane experts comes up, there are two names that come into the mind of nearly every meteorologist: Kerry Emanuel and Chris Landsea. There are a lot of others, but these two have published a lot of research that gets sourced frequently. Today Kerry Emanuel has what can be called an attribution study on Hurricane Harvey. These studies look at how …

Don’t Fall Behind! Plan Ahead for Science Policy at Fall Meeting!

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:57pm
A little over a month from now, scientists from around the world will gather in New Orleans for AGU’s Fall Meeting from 11 December – 15 December. Scheduling can get pretty hectic during the week of the meeting, so the Public Affairs team is providing a preview of some of the science policy events to help you plan ahead.  *note: all times are in local time for New Orleans*    …

New Antarctic heat map reveals sub-ice hotspots

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:29am
An international team of scientists, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), has produced a new map showing how much heat from the Earth’s interior is reaching the base of the Antarctic Ice Sheet.

The M=7.3 Halabjah earthquake in Iraq and Iran: potential landslides

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 2:53am
The M=7.3 Halabjah earthquake that occurred late yesterday in Iraq has the potential to have triggered large numbers of landslides

Sols 1872-1875: A Fashionably Late Data Downlink

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 7:00pm
Because the alignment of a Mars sol versus an Earth day is constantly changing, we sometimes start our planning day a couple hours earlier or later than normal.

Salmon complete 1,000-mile journey, and life

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 12:19pm
On a morning with biting air in the single digits Fahrenheit, this river smells like sulfur and is splashy and loud. Bald eagles and ravens swoop in the updraft of a nearby rock bluff in what looks like play.

Rising sea levels could weaken coral reefs’ protective influence on Brazil’s coast

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:43am
Rising sea levels could diminish the ability of Brazil’s coral reef systems to weaken incoming ocean waves, resulting in stronger waves hitting populated areas on the Brazilian coastline, according to new research.