Calls for papers
All Collections are carefully curated by the editors to capture trends in fast-moving fields of science. Our curated Collections may be associated with an open call for papers, although often they are not. All manuscripts in curated Collections are selected and managed by the journal's editors according to our standard procedures.
The articles in this Collection investigate the causes and processes of submarine volcanic eruptions as well as their impacts on the atmosphere and the wider Earth system.
Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas. Sources of emissions include both human activity, such as natural gas leakage and rearing livestock, and natural environments, such as wetlands. This Collection explores the processes that influence methane emissions across a range of settings in the natural environment and how we can improve methane accounting associated with human activities to, ultimately, mitigate anthropogenic emissions.
The floating ice shelves around Antarctica are vulnerable to warming of the atmosphere as well as the ocean. Because they already float on the ocean, sea level is not directly affected if they are lost. Nevertheless, sea level can rise when they no longer hold back land-based ice on its journey to the ocean, and the ocean circulation is altered when large amounts of hitherto frozen freshwater melt. In this Collection we present articles that explore the mechanisms that determine where and when the Antarctic ice shelves may disintegrate.
The South Atlantic Ocean plays a key role in global climate variability, oceanic biological productivity, biogeochemical cycles as well as the global ocean and atmospheric circulations. The South Atlantic connects the northern branch of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation to the Indian, Pacific and Southern oceans. It also hosts highly productive ecosystems, such as the Benguela Upwellling System, fuelled by cold, nutrient-rich waters. Nevertheless, the South Atlantic Ocean has received only a fraction of the scientific attention of its Northern Hemisphere counterpart, the North Atlantic Ocean – which it is right on the doorstep of some of the wealthiest funders of scientific research, in North America and Europe. In this collection, we firmly turn the attention to the Southern Hemisphere.