Nature Geoscience

(The TQCC of Nature Geoscience is 22. 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 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
Risk of pesticide pollution at the global scale519
Half of global methane emissions come from highly variable aquatic ecosystem sources449
Persistence of soil organic carbon caused by functional complexity391
Biochar in climate change mitigation308
Homogenization of the terrestrial water cycle244
Drivers of PM2.5 air pollution deaths in China 2002–2017225
Current Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation weakest in last millennium210
Global mapping reveals increase in lacustrine algal blooms over the past decade208
Different climate sensitivity of particulate and mineral-associated soil organic matter190
Recent European drought extremes beyond Common Era background variability186
Interannual variations in meltwater input to the Southern Ocean from Antarctic ice shelves174
Control of particulate nitrate air pollution in China152
Managing nitrogen legacies to accelerate water quality improvement141
Increased carbon footprint of materials production driven by rise in investments135
Ice velocity and thickness of the world’s glaciers125
The state of rock debris covering Earth’s glaciers123
Rivers as the largest source of mercury to coastal oceans worldwide120
Eleven-year solar cycles over the last millennium revealed by radiocarbon in tree rings113
Shifts in regional water availability due to global tree restoration110
Moist heat stress extremes in India enhanced by irrigation110
Rapid decline in Antarctic sea ice in recent years hints at future change104
Enhanced aerosol particle growth sustained by high continental chlorine emission in India101
Phosphorus as an integral component of global marine biogeochemistry100
Corona structures driven by plume–lithosphere interactions and evidence for ongoing plume activity on Venus97
Coupled anaerobic methane oxidation and reductive arsenic mobilization in wetland soils88
High Mountain Asia hydropower systems threatened by climate-driven landscape instability86
Global carbon dioxide efflux from rivers enhanced by high nocturnal emissions85
Permian–Triassic mass extinction pulses driven by major marine carbon cycle perturbations83
Attribution of global lake systems change to anthropogenic forcing82
Arctic fires re-emerging81
Potential CO2 removal from enhanced weathering by ecosystem responses to powdered rock81
Co-variation of silicate, carbonate and sulfide weathering drives CO2 release with erosion81
Global carbon budget of reservoirs is overturned by the quantification of drawdown areas80
A biogeochemical–hydrological framework for the role of redox-active compounds in aquatic systems79
Secondary organic aerosol formed by condensing anthropogenic vapours over China’s megacities79
Carbon loss from northern circumpolar permafrost soils amplified by rhizosphere priming79
Deforestation-induced warming over tropical mountain regions regulated by elevation78
Atlantic and Pacific tropics connected by mutually interactive decadal-timescale processes75
Scientists from historically excluded groups face a hostile obstacle course73
Drought self-propagation in drylands due to land–atmosphere feedbacks72
Poleward expansion of tropical cyclone latitudes in warming climates72
Opportunities and challenges in using remaining carbon budgets to guide climate policy72
Molecular trade-offs in soil organic carbon composition at continental scale71
A coupled model of episodic warming, oxidation and geochemical transitions on early Mars70
Recent recovery of Antarctic Bottom Water formation in the Ross Sea driven by climate anomalies69
Past abrupt changes, tipping points and cascading impacts in the Earth system68
Birth of a large volcanic edifice offshore Mayotte via lithosphere-scale dyke intrusion65
Formation of necromass-derived soil organic carbon determined by microbial death pathways63
A shift in sulfur-cycle manipulation from atmospheric emissions to agricultural additions62
Open ocean and coastal new particle formation from sulfuric acid and amines around the Antarctic Peninsula62
Abrupt changes in the global carbon cycle during the last glacial period61
Substantial carbon drawdown potential from enhanced rock weathering in the United Kingdom61
Global water availability boosted by vegetation-driven changes in atmospheric moisture transport61
Confronting the water potential information gap60
Intensification of El Niño-induced atmospheric anomalies under greenhouse warming60
Increased outburst flood hazard from Lake Palcacocha due to human-induced glacier retreat60
A nutrient control on marine anoxia during the end-Permian mass extinction60
Slip-rate-dependent friction as a universal mechanism for slow slip events60
Fire effects on the persistence of soil organic matter and long-term carbon storage58
Uncertain response of ocean biological carbon export in a changing world58
Equilibrium climate sensitivity above 5 °C plausible due to state-dependent cloud feedback57
Mud in rivers transported as flocculated and suspended bed material56
Rewetting global wetlands effectively reduces major greenhouse gas emissions56
Global patterns of daily CO2 emissions reductions in the first year of COVID-1956
Empirical estimate of forestation-induced precipitation changes in Europe55
A record of plume-induced plate rotation triggering subduction initiation55
Valley formation on early Mars by subglacial and fluvial erosion54
Carbon and nitrogen cycling in Yedoma permafrost controlled by microbial functional limitations54
Calcium carbonate dissolution patterns in the ocean53
Global nitrous acid emissions and levels of regional oxidants enhanced by wildfires53
Imbalance of global nutrient cycles exacerbated by the greater retention of phosphorus over nitrogen in lakes52
Slip rate deficit and earthquake potential on shallow megathrusts51
Marsh resilience to sea-level rise reduced by storm-surge barriers in the Venice Lagoon51
Synergistic effects of four climate change drivers on terrestrial carbon cycling49
Potential impacts of atmospheric microplastics and nanoplastics on cloud formation processes49
Large-scale thermal unrest of volcanoes for years prior to eruption49
Future warming exacerbated by aged-soot effect on cloud formation49
Suppression of surface ozone by an aerosol-inhibited photochemical ozone regime49
Arctic sea-ice loss fuels extreme European snowfall48
Back-propagating supershear rupture in the 2016 Mw 7.1 Romanche transform fault earthquake47
Projections of tropical heat stress constrained by atmospheric dynamics46
A tree of Indo-African mantle plumes imaged by seismic tomography46
Shifts in vegetation activity of terrestrial ecosystems attributable to climate trends46
Fluvial organic carbon cycling regulated by sediment transit time and mineral protection46
Biological nitrogen fixation detected under Antarctic sea ice46
Manage fire regimes, not fires45
Pacific shoreline erosion and accretion patterns controlled by El Niño/Southern Oscillation45
Tropical tree growth driven by dry-season climate variability45
Drought resistance enhanced by tree species diversity in global forests44
Persistent orbital influence on millennial climate variability through the Pleistocene44
Global cycling and climate effects of aeolian dust controlled by biological soil crusts44
Dominant role of mineral dust in cirrus cloud formation revealed by global-scale measurements43
Decolonizing geoscience requires more than equity and inclusion42
Global chemical weathering dominated by continental arcs since the mid-Palaeozoic42
Microbial methylation potential of mercury sulfide particles dictated by surface structure42
Biogenic particles formed in the Himalaya as an important source of free tropospheric aerosols41
Global patterns of water storage in the rooting zones of vegetation41
Winter particulate pollution severity in North China driven by atmospheric teleconnections41
Disproportionate control on aerosol burden by light rain40
Explosive or effusive style of volcanic eruption determined by magma storage conditions40
Late Ordovician climate change and extinctions driven by elevated volcanic nutrient supply40
A UK perspective on tackling the geoscience racial diversity crisis in the Global North40
Impact of warmer climate periods on flood hazard in the European Alps39
The role of environmental factors in the long-term evolution of the marine biological pump39
A further source of Tokyo earthquakes and Pacific Ocean tsunamis39
Global mass of buoyant marine plastics dominated by large long-lived debris39
A fundamental role of carbonate–sulfate melts in the formation of iron oxide–apatite deposits39
Sinking enhances the degradation of organic particles by marine bacteria39
Superionic iron oxide–hydroxide in Earth’s deep mantle39
A world view of pesticides38
Amplified warming of extreme temperatures over tropical land38
Heinrich Stadial aridity forced Mediterranean-wide glacier retreat in the last cold stage38
Underestimated mass loss from lake-terminating glaciers in the greater Himalaya38
Newly formed craters on Mars located using seismic and acoustic wave data from InSight38
Spatiotemporal clustering of great earthquakes on a transform fault controlled by geometry38
Orange hydrogen is the new green38
Conservation slows down emission increase from a tropical peatland in Indonesia37
Temperature control on CO2 emissions from the weathering of sedimentary rocks37
Antarctic ice-shelf advance driven by anomalous atmospheric and sea-ice circulation37
Calibrating the marine turbidite palaeoseismometer using the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake37
Distinct slab interfaces imaged within the mantle transition zone37
Amazonian forest degradation must be incorporated into the COP26 agenda36
Coupled Southern Ocean cooling and Antarctic ice sheet expansion during the middle Miocene36
Effect of tectonic processes on biosphere–geosphere feedbacks across a convergent margin34
Large subglacial source of mercury from the southwestern margin of the Greenland Ice Sheet34
Agricultural drought over water-scarce Central Asia aggravated by internal climate variability34
Sub-aerial talik formation observed across the discontinuous permafrost zone of Alaska34
Decline in bulk deposition of air pollutants in China lags behind reductions in emissions34
Carbon fixation rates in groundwater similar to those in oligotrophic marine systems34
Constraint on net primary productivity of the global ocean by Argo oxygen measurements34
Increased night-time oxidation over China despite widespread decrease across the globe33
Half of global agricultural soil phosphorus fertility derived from anthropogenic sources33
Vertical decoupling in Late Ordovician anoxia due to reorganization of ocean circulation33
The vertical structure of CO in the Martian atmosphere from the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter33
Eruptive activity of the Santorini Volcano controlled by sea-level rise and fall33
Active crustal differentiation beneath the Rio Grande Rift33
Atlantic circulation change still uncertain33
Surface characteristics of the Zhurong Mars rover traverse at Utopia Planitia33
Rapid glacier retreat rates observed in West Antarctica33
Siberian carbon sink reduced by forest disturbances33
Earth’s Great Oxidation Event facilitated by the rise of sedimentary phosphorus recycling32
Reservoir CO2 and CH4 emissions and their climate impact over the period 1900–206032
Equal abundance of summertime natural and wintertime anthropogenic Arctic organic aerosols32
Direct astronomical influence on abrupt climate variability32
Quantifying the physical processes leading to atmospheric hot extremes at a global scale32
Atmospheric CO2 control of spontaneous millennial-scale ice age climate oscillations32
Rates of protoplanetary accretion and differentiation set nitrogen budget of rocky planets32
Carbon concentration increases with depth of melting in Earth’s upper mantle32
Implications of the iron oxide phase transition on the interiors of rocky exoplanets31
Machine learning reveals climate forcing from aerosols is dominated by increased cloud cover31
Springtime arctic ozone depletion forces northern hemisphere climate anomalies31
Last glacial atmospheric CO2 decline due to widespread Pacific deep-water expansion30
Postseismic geodetic signature of cold forearc mantle in subduction zones30
Drivers of river reactivation in North Africa during the last glacial cycle30
Arctic Ocean stratification set by sea level and freshwater inputs since the last ice age30
A pole-to-equator ocean overturning circulation on Enceladus29
Cyclical geothermal unrest as a precursor to Iceland’s 2021 Fagradalsfjall eruption29
Lunar compositional asymmetry explained by mantle overturn following the South Pole–Aitken impact29
Localized fault-zone dilatancy and surface inelasticity of the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquakes29
Sea spray as an obscured source for marine cloud nuclei29
Twentieth-century Azores High expansion unprecedented in the past 1,200 years29
Multi-decadal trends in Antarctic sea-ice extent driven by ENSO–SAM over the last 2,000 years29
Slab-derived devolatilization fluids oxidized by subducted metasedimentary rocks28
Contrasting effects of aridity and seasonality on global salinization28
Pyrogenic carbon decomposition critical to resolving fire’s role in the Earth system28
Acceleration of a large deep-seated tropical landslide due to urbanization feedbacks28
Upper-plate controls on subduction zone geometry, hydration and earthquake behaviour28
Possible link between Earth’s rotation rate and oxygenation28
Influence of biogenic emissions from boreal forests on aerosol–cloud interactions28
Methane hydrate dissociation across the Oligocene–Miocene boundary28
Long-distance atmospheric transport of microplastic fibres influenced by their shapes28
Oxygen priming induced by elevated CO2 reduces carbon accumulation and methane emissions in coastal wetlands28
Oceanic transform fault seismicity and slip mode influenced by seawater infiltration28
Rapid retreat of Thwaites Glacier in the pre-satellite era27
A poorly mixed mantle transition zone and its thermal state inferred from seismic waves27
Risks to carbon storage from land-use change revealed by peat thickness maps of Peru27
Fire enhances forest degradation within forest edge zones in Africa27
Materials and pathways of the organic carbon cycle through time27
Global crop production increase by soil organic carbon26
Marine organic carbon burial increased forest fire frequency during Oceanic Anoxic Event 226
Paleofloods stage a comeback26
Archaean seafloors shallowed with age due to radiogenic heating in the mantle26
Nonlinear forcing of climate on mountain denudation during glaciations26
Neogene South Asian monsoon rainfall and wind histories diverged due to topographic effects25
Boosting geoscience data sharing in China25
Fluid migration in low-permeability faults driven by decoupling of fault slip and opening25
Soil organic matter formation and loss are mediated by root exudates in a temperate forest25
Continuum of earthquake rupture speeds enabled by oblique slip25
Distinct sources of interannual subtropical and subpolar Atlantic overturning variability25
Fault strength and rupture process controlled by fault surface topography25
Stress, rigidity and sediment strength control megathrust earthquake and tsunami dynamics25
Correlation of porosity variations and rheological transitions on the southern Cascadia megathrust25
Global dominance of tectonics over climate in shaping river longitudinal profiles25
Mapping peat thickness and carbon stocks of the central Congo Basin using field data25
Recent strengthening of snow and ice albedo feedback driven by Antarctic sea-ice loss25
Global increase in biomass carbon stock dominated by growth of northern young forests over past decade25
Emergence of Southern Hemisphere stratospheric circulation changes in response to ozone recovery24
Submarine melting of glaciers in Greenland amplified by atmospheric warming24
Preferential localized thinning of lithospheric mantle in the melt-poor Malawi Rift24
Subslab heterogeneity and giant megathrust earthquakes24
Regulation of ionospheric plasma velocities by thermospheric winds24
Accrual of widespread rock damage from the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquakes24
Transient ocean oxygenation at end-Permian mass extinction onset shown by thallium isotopes24
Enhanced dust emission following large wildfires due to vegetation disturbance24
Penultimate deglaciation Asian monsoon response to North Atlantic circulation collapse24
A century of groundwater accumulation in Pakistan and northwest India24
Fracturing and healing of basaltic magmas during explosive volcanic eruptions24
Eocene to Oligocene terrestrial Southern Hemisphere cooling caused by declining pCO223
A seawater-sulfate origin for early Earth’s volcanic sulfur23
An unshakable carbon budget for the Himalaya23
Forest vulnerability to drought controlled by bedrock composition23
Topographic stress control on bedrock landslide size23
Late Cenozoic climate change paces landscape adjustments to Yukon River capture23
Dynamic history of the inner core constrained by seismic anisotropy23
Brittle fragmentation by rapid gas separation in a Hawaiian fountain22
Decreasing subseasonal temperature variability in the northern extratropics attributed to human influence22
Simple shear origin of the cross-faults ruptured in the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake sequence22
Bedrock weathering contributes to subsurface reactive nitrogen and nitrous oxide emissions22
The global contribution of soil mosses to ecosystem services22