SS21 #13 Budek et al. (2017) Effect of mobility ratio on interaction between the fingers in unstable growth processes

https://journals.aps.org/pre/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevE.96.042218

Solicitation: This paper is one of the few out there to really get a handle on loops. The approach is so clever. It’s been a building block for me.

What was awesome? It was a building a block for me.

From: John Shaw

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SS21 #12 Wang et al. (2008) Atlantic Warm Pool acting as a link between Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation and Atlantic tropical cyclone activity

https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2007GC001809

Salutation: This served as a critical paper for trying to connect the volcanoes and Atlantic multidecadal variability to tropical cyclone precipitation in my reconstruction. I genuinely could not stop thinking about this paper, and I think it set the stage for future collaborations.

What was awesome? It was helpful, I couldn’t stop thinking about it, and it made a key connection for me.

From: Josh Bregy

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SS21 #11 Hayes and Wallace (2019) Exploring records of Saharan dust transport and hurricanes in the western North Atlantic over the Holocene

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0277379118307339

Salutation: This helped me develop a conceptual dynamic setting for the impact that local/regional volcanic eruptions—particularly the ash plumes—may have on tropical cyclones (TC) and TC precipitation.

What was awesome? It had excellent figures and documentation, it was helpful, and it made a key connection for me.

From: Josh Bregy

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SS21 #10 Altman et al. (2021) Large volcanic eruptions reduce landfalling tropical cyclone activity: Evidence from tree rings

Salutation: This paper gave me the idea to explore the connections between volcanoes and tropical cyclone rainfall in tree rings. The authors use d18O in tree rings to look at changes tropical cyclone activity in response to volcanoes. Given that d18O is a precipitation signal, I decided it would be worthwhile looking at my ring-width-derived TC precipitation record with respect to volcanoes. It worked!

What was awesome? Excellent figures and documentation, It was helpful!, and It made a key connection for me.

From: Josh Bregy

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SS21 #9 Millet et al. (2021) The Rosebank Field, NE Atlantic: Volcanic characterisation of an inter‐lava hydrocarbon discovery

Salutation: It provides a comprehensive cross-field borehole based lithofacies interpretation, which indicates the complex lava-sediment interactions. This work deepened our understanding of volcanism and magmatism influences on the rift margin evolution.

What was awesome? It’s a scientific frontier!

From Hehe Chen

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SS21 #8 DGL Zircon Database

Salutation: It is an amazing database for detrital zircon geochronological studies. With the database growing, it will provide us with a very convenient way to trace sediments from source to sink.

What was awesome? Excellent figures and documentation, Helpful!, Surprising, Couldn’t stop thinking about it, It’s a scientific frontier! It made a key connection for me.

From Hehe Chen

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SS21 #7 Ugelvig et al. (2016) Glacial landscape evolution by subglacial quarrying: A multiscale computational approach

https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/2016JF003960

Salutation: We read this paper in a graduate discussion seminar, and I was impressed and delighted by their multi-scale approach to modeling glacial erosion by quarrying. It’s such a nice demonstration of how one can derive a “geologic scale” erosion law from process mechanics. Bravo!

What was awesome? It’s a scientific frontier! It made a key connection for me.

From: Greg Tucker

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SS21 #6 Dongfeng Li et al. (2021) Exceptional increases in fluvial sediment fluxes in a warmer and wetter High Mountain Asia

https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abi9649

Salutation: This study demonstrates impacts of modern climate change on sediment fluxes from high-mountain source areas, as warming and deglaciation generally increase sediment transport and change some of the source areas. It’s important work for understanding physical climate-change impacts on landscapes; their work is some of the clearest in a field where it’s often difficult to separate (and attribute) signal relative to noise.

Why was it awesome? It’s a scientific frontier!

From: Amy East

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SS21 #5 Coast2Cast

https://coastalhub.science/coast2cast

In a year where we were all stuck inside and less able to meet new colleagues abroad at conferences etc., Ana Vila Concejo and Giovanni Coco brought us all together with the Coast2Cast podcast. By interviewing experienced coastal researchers about their work and lives, they gave early-career researchers like myself a chance to “get to know” more people. Filled with good advice, amusing anecdotes, and compelling questions about our field, I still look forward to every new episode…

What was awesome? It brought our community closer together.

From: Stuart Pearson

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SS21 #4 Source to Sink Lecture Series

https://meas.ncsu.edu/sealevel/s2s/talks.html

Salutation: This is my favorite pandemic era science innovation. A simple accessible format, the flexibility of watching later, one general topic, and a murderers row of excellent talks and presenters. I have learned so much from this series this year.

Why was it awesome: A revolutionary way of sharing science!

From: John Shaw

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