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This week from AGU: California tsunami, air pollution, Indian Ocean & 4 papers

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New study shows significant tsunami strength for parts of Southern California

A new simulation of tsunamis generated by earthquake faults off the Santa Barbara coast demonstrates a greater potential for tsunami inundation in the cites of Ventura and Oxnard than previously thought, according to a new study in Geophysical Research Letters.

Scientists track air pollution by meal times

Cars and trucks shouldn't take all of the blame for air pollution in Hong Kong. Smoke from cooking adds more of a specific type of pollution - organic aerosols - to the city's air than traffic emissions, a new study find in Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

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Making the Northern Indian Ocean a hub of geomagnetic data

A new initiative seeks to unite and network the magnetic research community in the northern Indian Ocean region.

New research papers

Tidally driven mixing and dissipation in the stratified boundary layer above steep submarine topography, Geophysical Research Letters

Dissolved gas dynamics in wetland soils: Root-mediated gas transfer kinetics determined via push-pull tracer tests, Water Resources Research

Untangling the effects of shallow groundwater and soil texture as drivers of subfield-scale yield variability, Water Resources Research

Multidecadal trends of oxygen and their controlling factors in the western North Pacific, Global Biogeochemical Cycles

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