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AGU journal highlights -- July 15, 2011
Date:7/15/2011

The following highlights summarize research papers that have been recently published in Geophysical Research Letters (GRL) and Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G-Cubed).

In this release:

  1. Model gives 3-month warning of fire-prone season in Amazon forest
  2. Episodic tremor triggers small earthquakes
  3. Melting glaciers can change Earth's gravity field
  4. Model determines likelihood of freak waves
  5. Tremor activity changes following two San Andreas Fault earthquakes
  6. Droughts in Amazon forest increasing
  7. Ocean floor faulting explains differences in Central American lavas
  8. Ozone hole might affect Great Ocean Conveyor
  9. Chlorine radicals measured in Eyjafjallajkull volcanic plume
  10. High-detail snapshots of rare gigantic jet lightning to the ionosphere

Anyone may read the scientific abstract for any already-published paper by clicking on the link provided at the end of each Highlight. You can also read the abstract by going to http://www.agu.org/pubs/search_options.shtml and inserting into the search engine the full doi (digital object identifier), e.g. 10.1029/2011GL047392. The doi is found at the end of each Highlight below.

Journalists and public information officers (PIOs) at educational or scientific institutions who are registered with AGU also may download papers cited in this release by clicking on the links below. Instructions for members of the news media, PIOs, and the public for downloading or ordering the full text of any research paper summarized below are available at http://www.agu.org/news/press/papers.shtml.


1. Model gives 3-month warning of fire-prone season in Amazon forest

In the summer of 2005 the Amazon rainforest suffered widespread drought, being heralded at the time as the drought of the centu
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