Nature Geoscience

(The median citation count of Nature Geoscience is 5. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-04-01 to 2024-04-01.)
Risk of pesticide pollution at the global scale459
Half of global methane emissions come from highly variable aquatic ecosystem sources394
Persistence of soil organic carbon caused by functional complexity356
Biochar in climate change mitigation266
Homogenization of the terrestrial water cycle242
Drivers of PM2.5 air pollution deaths in China 2002–2017202
Current Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation weakest in last millennium194
Amplified transboundary transport of haze by aerosol–boundary layer interaction in China179
Recent European drought extremes beyond Common Era background variability175
Interannual variations in meltwater input to the Southern Ocean from Antarctic ice shelves165
Different climate sensitivity of particulate and mineral-associated soil organic matter165
Global mapping reveals increase in lacustrine algal blooms over the past decade163
Control of particulate nitrate air pollution in China140
Observed changes in dry-season water availability attributed to human-induced climate change128
The age distribution of global soil carbon inferred from radiocarbon measurements120
Managing nitrogen legacies to accelerate water quality improvement116
The state of rock debris covering Earth’s glaciers115
Global distribution of sediment-hosted metals controlled by craton edge stability115
Increased carbon footprint of materials production driven by rise in investments113
Rivers as the largest source of mercury to coastal oceans worldwide107
Ice velocity and thickness of the world’s glaciers107
The river–groundwater interface as a hotspot for arsenic release107
Critical role of water in the formation of continental crust105
Moist heat stress extremes in India enhanced by irrigation102
Eleven-year solar cycles over the last millennium revealed by radiocarbon in tree rings96
Rapid decline in Antarctic sea ice in recent years hints at future change96
Enhanced aerosol particle growth sustained by high continental chlorine emission in India93
Corona structures driven by plume–lithosphere interactions and evidence for ongoing plume activity on Venus91
Shifts in regional water availability due to global tree restoration90
Artificial intelligence reconstructs missing climate information90
Tropical forest loss enhanced by large-scale land acquisitions87
Phosphorus as an integral component of global marine biogeochemistry85
Significant methane ebullition from alpine permafrost rivers on the East Qinghai–Tibet Plateau85
Permian–Triassic mass extinction pulses driven by major marine carbon cycle perturbations78
Arctic fires re-emerging77
High Mountain Asia hydropower systems threatened by climate-driven landscape instability74
Widespread subsidence and carbon emissions across Southeast Asian peatlands74
Coupled anaerobic methane oxidation and reductive arsenic mobilization in wetland soils74
Carbon loss from northern circumpolar permafrost soils amplified by rhizosphere priming73
Deforestation-induced warming over tropical mountain regions regulated by elevation73
Global carbon dioxide efflux from rivers enhanced by high nocturnal emissions73
Attribution of global lake systems change to anthropogenic forcing71
Potential CO2 removal from enhanced weathering by ecosystem responses to powdered rock70
Global carbon budget of reservoirs is overturned by the quantification of drawdown areas69
Atlantic and Pacific tropics connected by mutually interactive decadal-timescale processes69
Co-variation of silicate, carbonate and sulfide weathering drives CO2 release with erosion69
Widespread biomass burning smoke throughout the remote troposphere68
A biogeochemical–hydrological framework for the role of redox-active compounds in aquatic systems68
Recent recovery of Antarctic Bottom Water formation in the Ross Sea driven by climate anomalies66
Opportunities and challenges in using remaining carbon budgets to guide climate policy66
Drought self-propagation in drylands due to land–atmosphere feedbacks65
A coupled model of episodic warming, oxidation and geochemical transitions on early Mars65
Secondary organic aerosol formed by condensing anthropogenic vapours over China’s megacities65
Past abrupt changes, tipping points and cascading impacts in the Earth system64
Scientists from historically excluded groups face a hostile obstacle course64
Molecular trade-offs in soil organic carbon composition at continental scale64
Eurasian Ice Sheet collapse was a major source of Meltwater Pulse 1A 14,600 years ago62
Poleward expansion of tropical cyclone latitudes in warming climates62
A shift in sulfur-cycle manipulation from atmospheric emissions to agricultural additions60
Birth of a large volcanic edifice offshore Mayotte via lithosphere-scale dyke intrusion60
Increased outburst flood hazard from Lake Palcacocha due to human-induced glacier retreat58
Intensification of El Niño-induced atmospheric anomalies under greenhouse warming57
A nutrient control on marine anoxia during the end-Permian mass extinction56
Abrupt changes in the global carbon cycle during the last glacial period55
The Earth’s core as a reservoir of water55
Mud in rivers transported as flocculated and suspended bed material54
Open ocean and coastal new particle formation from sulfuric acid and amines around the Antarctic Peninsula54
Changes in Northern Hemisphere temperature variability shaped by regional warming patterns54
Equilibrium climate sensitivity above 5 °C plausible due to state-dependent cloud feedback53
Steady erosion rates in the Himalayas through late Cenozoic climatic changes52
Empirical estimate of forestation-induced precipitation changes in Europe52
Slip-rate-dependent friction as a universal mechanism for slow slip events51
Global nitrous acid emissions and levels of regional oxidants enhanced by wildfires51
Uncertain response of ocean biological carbon export in a changing world51
Valley formation on early Mars by subglacial and fluvial erosion49
A record of plume-induced plate rotation triggering subduction initiation49
Substantial carbon drawdown potential from enhanced rock weathering in the United Kingdom49
Back-propagating supershear rupture in the 2016 Mw 7.1 Romanche transform fault earthquake47
Confronting the water potential information gap47
Global patterns of daily CO2 emissions reductions in the first year of COVID-1947
Carbon and nitrogen cycling in Yedoma permafrost controlled by microbial functional limitations47
Large-scale thermal unrest of volcanoes for years prior to eruption46
Future warming exacerbated by aged-soot effect on cloud formation46
Slip rate deficit and earthquake potential on shallow megathrusts45
Calcium carbonate dissolution patterns in the ocean45
Synergistic effects of four climate change drivers on terrestrial carbon cycling44
Projections of tropical heat stress constrained by atmospheric dynamics44
Rewetting global wetlands effectively reduces major greenhouse gas emissions43
Fire effects on the persistence of soil organic matter and long-term carbon storage43
A tree of Indo-African mantle plumes imaged by seismic tomography43
Manage fire regimes, not fires43
Marsh resilience to sea-level rise reduced by storm-surge barriers in the Venice Lagoon43
Global water availability boosted by vegetation-driven changes in atmospheric moisture transport43
Biological nitrogen fixation detected under Antarctic sea ice42
Chesapeake Bay acidification buffered by spatially decoupled carbonate mineral cycling42
Distinct formation history for deep-mantle domains reflected in geochemical differences42
Formation of necromass-derived soil organic carbon determined by microbial death pathways41
Global chemical weathering dominated by continental arcs since the mid-Palaeozoic41
Abundant nitrite-oxidizing metalloenzymes in the mesopelagic zone of the tropical Pacific Ocean40
Late Ordovician climate change and extinctions driven by elevated volcanic nutrient supply40
Fluvial organic carbon cycling regulated by sediment transit time and mineral protection40
Persistent orbital influence on millennial climate variability through the Pleistocene40
Dominant role of mineral dust in cirrus cloud formation revealed by global-scale measurements39
A further source of Tokyo earthquakes and Pacific Ocean tsunamis39
Potential impacts of atmospheric microplastics and nanoplastics on cloud formation processes39
Biogenic particles formed in the Himalaya as an important source of free tropospheric aerosols39
Arctic sea-ice loss fuels extreme European snowfall39
Tropical tree growth driven by dry-season climate variability39
Disproportionate control on aerosol burden by light rain39
Decolonizing geoscience requires more than equity and inclusion38
The role of environmental factors in the long-term evolution of the marine biological pump38
Winter particulate pollution severity in North China driven by atmospheric teleconnections38
Microbial methylation potential of mercury sulfide particles dictated by surface structure37
Heinrich Stadial aridity forced Mediterranean-wide glacier retreat in the last cold stage37
Suppression of surface ozone by an aerosol-inhibited photochemical ozone regime37
A UK perspective on tackling the geoscience racial diversity crisis in the Global North36
Superionic iron oxide–hydroxide in Earth’s deep mantle36
Sinking enhances the degradation of organic particles by marine bacteria36
Coupled Southern Ocean cooling and Antarctic ice sheet expansion during the middle Miocene36
Spatiotemporal clustering of great earthquakes on a transform fault controlled by geometry36
Impacts of hydrothermal plume processes on oceanic metal cycles and transport36
Global cycling and climate effects of aeolian dust controlled by biological soil crusts36
Imbalance of global nutrient cycles exacerbated by the greater retention of phosphorus over nitrogen in lakes36
Explosive or effusive style of volcanic eruption determined by magma storage conditions35
A fundamental role of carbonate–sulfate melts in the formation of iron oxide–apatite deposits35
Calibrating the marine turbidite palaeoseismometer using the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake35
Shifts in vegetation activity of terrestrial ecosystems attributable to climate trends35
Conservation slows down emission increase from a tropical peatland in Indonesia33
Distinct slab interfaces imaged within the mantle transition zone33
Eruptive activity of the Santorini Volcano controlled by sea-level rise and fall33
Recent north magnetic pole acceleration towards Siberia caused by flux lobe elongation32
Amplified warming of extreme temperatures over tropical land32
Amazonian forest degradation must be incorporated into the COP26 agenda32
Pacific shoreline erosion and accretion patterns controlled by El Niño/Southern Oscillation32
The vertical structure of CO in the Martian atmosphere from the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter31
Large subglacial source of mercury from the southwestern margin of the Greenland Ice Sheet31
Newly formed craters on Mars located using seismic and acoustic wave data from InSight31
A world view of pesticides31
Equal abundance of summertime natural and wintertime anthropogenic Arctic organic aerosols31
Constraint on net primary productivity of the global ocean by Argo oxygen measurements31
Impact of warmer climate periods on flood hazard in the European Alps31
Subduction megathrust heterogeneity characterized from 3D seismic data31
Temperature control on CO2 emissions from the weathering of sedimentary rocks31
Effect of tectonic processes on biosphere–geosphere feedbacks across a convergent margin30
Active crustal differentiation beneath the Rio Grande Rift30
Rapid glacier retreat rates observed in West Antarctica30
Orange hydrogen is the new green30
Vertical decoupling in Late Ordovician anoxia due to reorganization of ocean circulation30
Global patterns of water storage in the rooting zones of vegetation29
Surface characteristics of the Zhurong Mars rover traverse at Utopia Planitia29
Springtime arctic ozone depletion forces northern hemisphere climate anomalies29
Atlantic circulation change still uncertain29
A pole-to-equator ocean overturning circulation on Enceladus29
Drivers of river reactivation in North Africa during the last glacial cycle29
Cyclical geothermal unrest as a precursor to Iceland’s 2021 Fagradalsfjall eruption29
Postseismic geodetic signature of cold forearc mantle in subduction zones29
Antarctic ice-shelf advance driven by anomalous atmospheric and sea-ice circulation29
Carbon concentration increases with depth of melting in Earth’s upper mantle29
Last glacial atmospheric CO2 decline due to widespread Pacific deep-water expansion28
Drought resistance enhanced by tree species diversity in global forests28
Deep-sea eruptions boosted by induced fuel–coolant explosions28
Direct astronomical influence on abrupt climate variability28
Localized fault-zone dilatancy and surface inelasticity of the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquakes28
Experimental evidence for lava-like mud flows under Martian surface conditions28
Carbon fixation rates in groundwater similar to those in oligotrophic marine systems28
Implications of the iron oxide phase transition on the interiors of rocky exoplanets28
Agricultural drought over water-scarce Central Asia aggravated by internal climate variability27
Possible link between Earth’s rotation rate and oxygenation27
Quantifying the physical processes leading to atmospheric hot extremes at a global scale27
Decline in bulk deposition of air pollutants in China lags behind reductions in emissions27
Arctic Ocean stratification set by sea level and freshwater inputs since the last ice age27
Earth’s Great Oxidation Event facilitated by the rise of sedimentary phosphorus recycling27
Sea spray as an obscured source for marine cloud nuclei27
Siberian carbon sink reduced by forest disturbances27
Upper-plate controls on subduction zone geometry, hydration and earthquake behaviour26
Twentieth-century Azores High expansion unprecedented in the past 1,200 years26
Oceanic transform fault seismicity and slip mode influenced by seawater infiltration26
Marine organic carbon burial increased forest fire frequency during Oceanic Anoxic Event 226
Atmospheric CO2 control of spontaneous millennial-scale ice age climate oscillations26
Nonlinear forcing of climate on mountain denudation during glaciations26
Machine learning reveals climate forcing from aerosols is dominated by increased cloud cover26
Dry late accretion inferred from Venus’s coupled atmosphere and internal evolution26
Oxygen priming induced by elevated CO2 reduces carbon accumulation and methane emissions in coastal wetlands25
Sub-aerial talik formation observed across the discontinuous permafrost zone of Alaska25
Influence of biogenic emissions from boreal forests on aerosol–cloud interactions25
Methane hydrate dissociation across the Oligocene–Miocene boundary25
Global dominance of tectonics over climate in shaping river longitudinal profiles25
Stress, rigidity and sediment strength control megathrust earthquake and tsunami dynamics25
Risks to carbon storage from land-use change revealed by peat thickness maps of Peru25
Multi-decadal trends in Antarctic sea-ice extent driven by ENSO–SAM over the last 2,000 years25
Rates of protoplanetary accretion and differentiation set nitrogen budget of rocky planets25
Paleofloods stage a comeback25
Recent strengthening of snow and ice albedo feedback driven by Antarctic sea-ice loss25
Fire enhances forest degradation within forest edge zones in Africa25
Boosting geoscience data sharing in China24
Regulation of ionospheric plasma velocities by thermospheric winds24
A poorly mixed mantle transition zone and its thermal state inferred from seismic waves24
Continuum of earthquake rupture speeds enabled by oblique slip24
Subslab heterogeneity and giant megathrust earthquakes24
Reservoir CO2 and CH4 emissions and their climate impact over the period 1900–206024
Materials and pathways of the organic carbon cycle through time24
Slab-derived devolatilization fluids oxidized by subducted metasedimentary rocks24
Increased night-time oxidation over China despite widespread decrease across the globe24
Pyrogenic carbon decomposition critical to resolving fire’s role in the Earth system24
Correlation of porosity variations and rheological transitions on the southern Cascadia megathrust24
Emergence of Southern Hemisphere stratospheric circulation changes in response to ozone recovery23
Archaean seafloors shallowed with age due to radiogenic heating in the mantle23
A seawater-sulfate origin for early Earth’s volcanic sulfur23
Accrual of widespread rock damage from the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquakes23
Preferential localized thinning of lithospheric mantle in the melt-poor Malawi Rift23
Transient ocean oxygenation at end-Permian mass extinction onset shown by thallium isotopes23
Neogene South Asian monsoon rainfall and wind histories diverged due to topographic effects22
Simple shear origin of the cross-faults ruptured in the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake sequence22
Dynamic history of the inner core constrained by seismic anisotropy22
Eocene to Oligocene terrestrial Southern Hemisphere cooling caused by declining pCO222
Half of global agricultural soil phosphorus fertility derived from anthropogenic sources22
Distinct sources of interannual subtropical and subpolar Atlantic overturning variability22
Rapid retreat of Thwaites Glacier in the pre-satellite era22
Evidence for a hot start and early ocean formation on Pluto22
Topographic stress control on bedrock landslide size21
Fracturing and healing of basaltic magmas during explosive volcanic eruptions21
Penultimate deglaciation Asian monsoon response to North Atlantic circulation collapse21
Rethinking groundwater age21
Lunar compositional asymmetry explained by mantle overturn following the South Pole–Aitken impact21
Acceleration of a large deep-seated tropical landslide due to urbanization feedbacks21
Underestimated mass loss from lake-terminating glaciers in the greater Himalaya21
Late Cenozoic climate change paces landscape adjustments to Yukon River capture21
Brittle fragmentation by rapid gas separation in a Hawaiian fountain20
An unshakable carbon budget for the Himalaya20
Long-lived shallow slow-slip events on the Sunda megathrust20
The future lifespan of Earth’s oxygenated atmosphere20
Enhanced dust emission following large wildfires due to vegetation disturbance20
Stress transition from horizontal to vertical forces during subduction initiation20
Forest vulnerability to drought controlled by bedrock composition20
A century of groundwater accumulation in Pakistan and northwest India20
Mapping peat thickness and carbon stocks of the central Congo Basin using field data20
Decreasing subseasonal temperature variability in the northern extratropics attributed to human influence20
Crater population on asteroid (101955) Bennu indicates impact armouring and a young surface20
Soil organic matter formation and loss are mediated by root exudates in a temperate forest19
Fault strength and rupture process controlled by fault surface topography19
Persistent late Permian to Early Triassic warmth linked to enhanced reverse weathering19
Astronomically controlled aridity in the Sahara since at least 11 million years ago19
Climate-driven decoupling of wetland and upland biomass trends on the mid-Atlantic coast19
Shutdown of Southern Ocean convection controls long-term greenhouse gas-induced warming19
Increased typhoon activity in the Pacific deep tropics driven by Little Ice Age circulation changes19
Low surface strength of the asteroid Bennu inferred from impact ejecta deposit19
Muted multidecadal climate variability in central Europe during cold stadial periods19
Coseismic fault lubrication by viscous deformation19
Contrasting effects of aridity and seasonality on global salinization19
Nitrogen isotopic constraints on nutrient transport to the upper ocean18