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This week from AGU: Mediterranean seismic risk, & 3 new research papers

American Geophysical Union

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Seismic risk in eastern Mediterranean higher than previously estimated

The eastern Mediterranean is more seismically active than previously assumed, a new study finds. On a geological time scale, seismic activity around the island of Crete has generated large earthquakes in bursts, potentially increasing the future risk for earthquakes and tsunamis in the region, according to a study accepted for publication in Geophysical Research Letters.

New research papers

Seasonal variability of nutrient concentrations in the Mediterranean Sea: contribution of Bio-Argo floats Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans

Hydration and diffusion processes shape microbial community organization and function in model soil aggregates, Water Resources Research

The hydrological cycle response to cirrus cloud thinning, Geophysical Research Letters

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