Aims & scope

EGU Letters (EL) is a virtual scientific highlight magazine for articles reporting exceptionally important results and major advances in geoscientific research that are of high general interest to the entire geoscientific community and/or to the broader public & media.

Articles included in EL are written in a concise and engaging style. They undergo full peer review and publication as a letter style article in one of the EGU interactive open-access journals. Their inclusion in EL depends upon recommendation by the chief/executive editors of the interactive journal and approval by the interdisciplinary editorial board of the virtual magazine.

Read more about EGU Letters, the characteristics, and the editorial handling.

Participating EGU journals

  • Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics (ACP)
  • Biogeosciences (BG)
  • Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf)
  • Earth System Dynamics (ESD)
  • Geoscience Communication (GC)
  • Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics (NPG)
  • Ocean Science (OS)
  • SOIL

Recent EGU Letters

16 Feb 2024
| ACP Letters
| Highlight paper
Moist bias in the Pacific upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS) in climate models affects regional circulation patterns
Felix Ploeger, Thomas Birner, Edward Charlesworth, Paul Konopka, and Rolf Müller
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 2033–2043,,, 2024
Short summary Executive editor
16 Oct 2023
| ACP Letters
| Highlight paper
The dehydration carousel of stratospheric water vapor in the Asian summer monsoon anticyclone
Paul Konopka, Christian Rolf, Marc von Hobe, Sergey M. Khaykin, Benjamin Clouser, Elisabeth Moyer, Fabrizio Ravegnani, Francesco D'Amato, Silvia Viciani, Nicole Spelten, Armin Afchine, Martina Krämer, Fred Stroh, and Felix Ploeger
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 12935–12947,,, 2023
Short summary Executive editor
09 Oct 2023
| ACP Letters
| Highlight paper
Rapid saturation of cloud water adjustments to shipping emissions
Peter Manshausen, Duncan Watson-Parris, Matthew W. Christensen, Jukka-Pekka Jalkanen, and Philip Stier
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 12545–12555,,, 2023
Short summary Executive editor
18 Aug 2023
| BG Letters
| Highlight paper
Potential bioavailability of representative pyrogenic organic matter compounds in comparison to natural dissolved organic matter pools
Emily B. Graham, Hyun-Seob Song, Samantha Grieger, Vanessa A. Garayburu-Caruso, James C. Stegen, Kevin D. Bladon, and Allison N. Myers-Pigg
Biogeosciences, 20, 3449–3457,,, 2023
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief
25 Jul 2023
| ACP Letters
| Highlight paper
Detection of large-scale cloud microphysical changes within a major shipping corridor after implementation of the International Maritime Organization 2020 fuel sulfur regulations
Michael S. Diamond
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 8259–8269,,, 2023
Short summary Executive editor