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This Week from AGU: Dangerous pollutants, landslides in Japan, and 4 new research papers

April 27, 2016

GeoSpace
Idling diesel engines may produce dangerous pollutant
Trucks idling at a rest stop or tractors plowing fields could be producing more of a hazardous pollutant than big rigs roaring down the highway, according to a new study in Geophysical Research Letters.
http://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2016/04/26/idling-diesel-engines-may-produce-dangerous-pollutant/

The Landslide Blog
The distribution of landslides from the M=7.0 Kumamoto Earthquake
Analyses are now appearing of the distribution of landslides triggered by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake and its aftershocks that occurred near Kumamoto, Japan on April 16.
http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/04/26/m7-0_kumamoto-earthquake/

Eos.org
Climate Modeling with Decision Makers in Mind
Participants at the Aspen Global Change Institute's weeklong workshop explored gaps in climate data provision and use.
https://eos.org/meeting-reports/climate-modeling-with-decision-makers-in-mind

Remembering Richard P. Von Herzen (1930-2016)
Richard P. Von Herzen, a pioneer of marine heat flow studies who helped validate plate tectonics and discover oceanic hydrothermal vents, passed away on 28 January 2016. He was 85.
https://eos.org/articles/richard-p-von-herzen-1930-2016

New research papers
A new view for the geodynamics of Ecuador: implication in seismogenic sources definition and seismic hazard assessment, Tectonics
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015TC003941/abstract

Seasonal trends of Amazonian rainforest phenology, net primary productivity, and carbon allocation, Global Biogeochemical Cycles
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015GB005270/abstract

Mantle control of the geodynamo: Consequences of top-down regulation, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GC006334/abstract

Hydrogen and chlorine abundances in the Kimberley Formation of Gale Crater measured by the DAN instrument onboard the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015JE004960/abstract
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