Category Archives: paper reviews

Anne’s top papers of 2016 + 3 she co-wrote

Yesterday, I posted an epic analysis of my scientific reading habits in 2016, but I didn’t tell you about the papers I read last year that made my heart sing. And I didn’t take much time to brag about my … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, by Anne, climate science, hydrology, paper reviews, publication

Teaching graduate seminars is good for an academic’s reading habits (Anne’s 2016 #365papers in review)

1. Introduction As a scientist, one of my big challenges is to keep on top of the vast and ever-growing body of scientific knowledge about my research and teaching subjects. I’m not the only one who apparently struggles with this … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, by Anne, geomorphology, paper reviews, teaching

In large earthquakes, the Earth moves for almost everyone

The Global Positioning System has completely revolutionised how geologists study the deformation of the Earth. If you leave a GPS receiver in a fixed location for days, months and years, it is precise enough to measure motions on the millimetre … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, paper reviews, tectonics

Bacteria in the sky, making it rain, snow, and hail

Even though we all think of the freezing point of water as 0 °C, very pure water remains a liquid until about -40 °C. Water crystallizes to ice in the presence of tiny nucleation particles in the atmosphere. These particles … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, climate science, hydrology, paper reviews

Pakistan floods: Predictable or predicted, but a disaster nonetheless

Unusually heavy monsoon rains in July and August 2010 left large swaths of Pakistan underwater. At least 18 million people were affected by the flood, and it is estimated that, more than six months later, several hundred thousand remain without … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, climate science, geohazards, hydrology, paper reviews, society