Science at the Seafloor

Cover of the February 2023 issue of Eos
Grains of Sand: Too Much and Never Enough
Seeing Through Turbulence to Track Oil Spills in the Ocean
Clues from the Sea Paint a Picture of Earth’s Water Cycle
River Floods Can Trigger Powerful Underwater Landslides
A Mysterious Dome Reveals Clues to Australia’s Miocene History
Seafloor Reveals a Period of Rapid Retreat for Thwaites Glacier
What’s Up at the Bottom of the Ocean?

The Science of Resilient Forests

Last Tree Standing
A Lidar’s-Eye View of How Forests Are Faring
For Western Wildfires, the Immediate Past Is Prologue
Testing the Resilience of the Amazon
Neighborhood Strategies Inform Boston’s First Urban Forest Plan
Scientists Bring Forests into the Internet of Things
A Forest, for the Trees

Science Leads the Future

Are We Entering the Golden Age of Climate Modeling?
Alumni Push Universities Forward on Climate
Indoor Air Pollution in the Time of Coronavirus
How an Unlikely Friendship Upended Permafrost Myths
Simpler Presentations of Climate Change
The Alarming Rise of Predatory Conferences
Science Leads the Future, and the Future Is Now


Seismic Sources in the Aleutian Cradle of Tsunamis
Is Earth’s Core Rusting?
“Landslide Graveyard” Holds Clues to Long-Term Tsunami Trends
Muography Array Under Tokyo Bay Spots Meteotsunami Waves
Making Waves

Solar Encounter of the High-Tech Kind

Shake, Rattle, and Probe
11 Discoveries Awaiting Us at Solar Max
A New Journey Around (and Around) the Sun
Coronal Dimmings Shine Light on Stellar CMEs
Chinese-Led Solar Research Is Looking Bright
Brighter Skies Ahead

The Career Issue

The Career Issue: Change Is the Only Constant
Glacial Knowledge Gaps Impede Resilience to Sea Level Rise
The Career Issue: OK, But Explain “Anything”

Field Trip

Striking Out into the Field to Track Slip on the Sumatran Fault
An Unprecedented View Inside a Hurricane
Arctic Unicorns and the Secret Sounds of a Glacial Fjord
Playing It Safe in Field Science
Adventure Time

Maps for All Routes

Mapping a River Beneath the Sea
Exploring Subduction Zone Geohazards on Land and at Sea
A Sharper Look at the World’s Rivers and Catchments
Charting Paths to New Knowledge

Innovations in Volcanology

Studying Volcanoes Through Myths, Legends, & Other Unconventional Data
Sensing Iceland’s Most Active Volcano with a “Buried Hair”
A Cagey Approach to Speedy and Safe Seafloor Deployments
Drones Discover Hidden Weaknesses of Collapsing Volcanoes
Myths, Legends, and Buried Hair


Africa’s Earth, Wind, and Fire Keep the Amazon Green
The Nutrient-Rich Legacy in the Amazon’s Dark Earths
Mining Threatens Isolated Indigenous Peoples in the Amazon
Pollution Is Disrupting Rain Cycles in the Amazon
The Galápagos Islands: The Ultimate Outdoor Soil Science Laboratory
Dust in the Wind, Dirt Under Our Feet, and Dunes of Another World

Illustrating Early Earth

The Young Earth Under the Cool Sun
Long-Term Planning for Deep-Time Labs
A Simple Recipe for Making the First Continental Crust
Updating Dating Helps Tackle Deep-Time Quandaries
Earth’s Continents Share an Ancient Crustal Ancestor
Meet Jane, the Zircon Grain—Geochronology’s New Mascot
How to Work in the Dark on Deep Time

A Sea of Possibilities

A New Mayflower, Named for the Past, Autonomously Navigates the Future
The Century-Old Renewable You’ve Never Heard Of
The 2-Year Countdown to Deep-Sea Mining
Quit Worrying About Uncertainty in Sea Level Projections
Melting Arctic Sea Ice Strengthens Tides
Science Off the Seashore

Hardware Solutions

A Bright, LED-Lit Future for the Ocean Sciences
Lasers and Ultracold Atoms for a Changing Earth
Cormorants are Helping Characterize Coastal Ocean Environments
Autonomous Vehicles Could Benefit from Nature
“The Internet of Things” Boosts Agricultural Livelihoods in India
Lasers Have the Makings of a 21st-Century Geoscience Tool
Build It, and the Science Will Come

Science Is Society

The Capital’s Waterways Could Be Swimmable by 2030
Ocean Terrain and the Engineering Challenges for Offshore Wind Farms
Water Wisdom: The Indigenous Scientists Walking in Two Worlds
Australia’s Unfolding Geoscience Malady
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! A Declaration of the Rights of the Moon
Chile’s Glacier Protection Law Needs Grounding in Sound Science
Forecasters Navigate a HIGHWAY to Success Around Lake Victoria
Knowledge Brings Us Together

Après Snowpack

The Challenges of Forecasting Small, But Mighty, Polar Lows
The Changing Climate’s Snowball Effect
How the Ski Industry Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Climate Activism
How Infrastructure Standards Miss the Mark on Snowmelt
The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of the Polar Vortex
Testing on the Tundra: NASA Snow Program Heads North
SnowSchool Spans the States
Winter’s Melting Point

The Career Issue

Choose Your Own Geoscience Adventure
Higher Education During the Pandemic: Truths and Takeaways
Reimagining STEM Workforce Development as a Braided River
Charting the Paths to a Scientific Career

New Telescope, New Worlds

Exoplanets in the Shadows
Overture to Exoplanets
The Forecast for Exoplanets is Cloudy but Bright
“Earth Cousins” Are New Targets for Planetary Materials Research
Oddballs of the Exoplanet Realm
Thousands of Stars View Earth as a Transiting Exoplanet
Taking Stock of Cosmic Rays in the Solar System
Gap in Exoplanet Size Shifts with Age
Unveiling the Next Exoplanet Act

Science at Its Core

Cores 3.0: Future-Proofing Earth Sciences’ Historical Records
Improving Access to Paleoclimate Data
An Unbroken Record of Climate During the Age of Dinosaurs
Narwhal Tusks Record Changes in the Marine Arctic
Cold Curriculum for a Hot Topic
The Catcher in the Ice
Cutting to the Core

Urban Forests

What’s Going on in Geospace?

GeoPRISMS: Filling In the Margins

Before and After the Disaster

Food Security and Geoscience

Tracking Magnetic Fields