Nature Geoscience

(The TQCC of Nature Geoscience is 23. 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 2020-01-01 to 2024-01-01.)
Global patterns of terrestrial nitrogen and phosphorus limitation465
Carbon release through abrupt permafrost thaw398
Risk of pesticide pollution at the global scale386
Half of global methane emissions come from highly variable aquatic ecosystem sources338
Persistence of soil organic carbon caused by functional complexity324
Initial results from the InSight mission on Mars259
Homogenization of the terrestrial water cycle231
Biochar in climate change mitigation225
Constraints on the shallow elastic and anelastic structure of Mars from InSight seismic data189
The seismicity of Mars182
Current Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation weakest in last millennium181
Manifestations and mechanisms of the Karakoram glacier Anomaly174
Drivers of PM2.5 air pollution deaths in China 2002–2017173
Amplified transboundary transport of haze by aerosol–boundary layer interaction in China167
Recent European drought extremes beyond Common Era background variability157
Interannual variations in meltwater input to the Southern Ocean from Antarctic ice shelves155
The atmosphere of Mars as observed by InSight145
Different climate sensitivity of particulate and mineral-associated soil organic matter140
Global mapping reveals increase in lacustrine algal blooms over the past decade140
Control of particulate nitrate air pollution in China130
Earth’s earliest granitoids are crystal-rich magma reservoirs tapped by silicic eruptions127
Observed changes in dry-season water availability attributed to human-induced climate change113
The age distribution of global soil carbon inferred from radiocarbon measurements109
The state of rock debris covering Earth’s glaciers107
Global distribution of sediment-hosted metals controlled by craton edge stability105
Drainage of a deep magma reservoir near Mayotte inferred from seismicity and deformation104
Increased carbon footprint of materials production driven by rise in investments102
The river–groundwater interface as a hotspot for arsenic release99
Critical role of water in the formation of continental crust98
Managing nitrogen legacies to accelerate water quality improvement95
Moist heat stress extremes in India enhanced by irrigation93
Transparency on greenhouse gas emissions from mining to enable climate change mitigation93
Rivers as the largest source of mercury to coastal oceans worldwide92
Eleven-year solar cycles over the last millennium revealed by radiocarbon in tree rings92
Ice velocity and thickness of the world’s glaciers91
Corona structures driven by plume–lithosphere interactions and evidence for ongoing plume activity on Venus87
Enhanced aerosol particle growth sustained by high continental chlorine emission in India86
Rapid decline in Antarctic sea ice in recent years hints at future change84
Artificial intelligence reconstructs missing climate information81
Tropical forest loss enhanced by large-scale land acquisitions80
Phosphorus as an integral component of global marine biogeochemistry79
Significant methane ebullition from alpine permafrost rivers on the East Qinghai–Tibet Plateau78
Global picophytoplankton niche partitioning predicts overall positive response to ocean warming77
Shifts in regional water availability due to global tree restoration74
Permian–Triassic mass extinction pulses driven by major marine carbon cycle perturbations74
Arctic fires re-emerging71
Widespread subsidence and carbon emissions across Southeast Asian peatlands70
Carbon loss from northern circumpolar permafrost soils amplified by rhizosphere priming69
Deforestation-induced warming over tropical mountain regions regulated by elevation68
Mechanical and hydrological effects of seamount subduction on megathrust stress and slip67
Coupled anaerobic methane oxidation and reductive arsenic mobilization in wetland soils67
Co-variation of silicate, carbonate and sulfide weathering drives CO2 release with erosion65
High Mountain Asia hydropower systems threatened by climate-driven landscape instability65
Dunes in the world’s big rivers are characterized by low-angle lee-side slopes and a complex shape65
Recent recovery of Antarctic Bottom Water formation in the Ross Sea driven by climate anomalies64
Widespread biomass burning smoke throughout the remote troposphere64
Atlantic and Pacific tropics connected by mutually interactive decadal-timescale processes64
Global carbon budget of reservoirs is overturned by the quantification of drawdown areas63
Thiolated arsenic species observed in rice paddy pore waters63
Tropical climate responses to projected Arctic and Antarctic sea-ice loss63
A coupled model of episodic warming, oxidation and geochemical transitions on early Mars62
A biogeochemical–hydrological framework for the role of redox-active compounds in aquatic systems61
Potential CO2 removal from enhanced weathering by ecosystem responses to powdered rock60
Global carbon dioxide efflux from rivers enhanced by high nocturnal emissions60
Crustal and time-varying magnetic fields at the InSight landing site on Mars60
Phosphorus-limited conditions in the early Neoproterozoic ocean maintained low levels of atmospheric oxygen59
Opportunities and challenges in using remaining carbon budgets to guide climate policy59
Scientists from historically excluded groups face a hostile obstacle course59
Molecular trade-offs in soil organic carbon composition at continental scale58
Attribution of global lake systems change to anthropogenic forcing58
Instantaneous rock transformations in the deep crust driven by reactive fluid flow57
A shift in sulfur-cycle manipulation from atmospheric emissions to agricultural additions57
Past abrupt changes, tipping points and cascading impacts in the Earth system56
Eurasian Ice Sheet collapse was a major source of Meltwater Pulse 1A 14,600 years ago55
Bathymetry constrains ocean heat supply to Greenland’s largest glacier tongue55
Birth of a large volcanic edifice offshore Mayotte via lithosphere-scale dyke intrusion54
A nutrient control on marine anoxia during the end-Permian mass extinction54
Increased outburst flood hazard from Lake Palcacocha due to human-induced glacier retreat53
Drought self-propagation in drylands due to land–atmosphere feedbacks53
Secondary organic aerosol formed by condensing anthropogenic vapours over China’s megacities53
The Earth’s core as a reservoir of water52
Changes in Northern Hemisphere temperature variability shaped by regional warming patterns52
Limited Archaean continental emergence reflected in an early Archaean 18O-enriched ocean52
Open ocean and coastal new particle formation from sulfuric acid and amines around the Antarctic Peninsula51
Abrupt changes in the global carbon cycle during the last glacial period51
Poleward expansion of tropical cyclone latitudes in warming climates49
Slip-rate-dependent friction as a universal mechanism for slow slip events49
Intensification of El Niño-induced atmospheric anomalies under greenhouse warming49
Steady erosion rates in the Himalayas through late Cenozoic climatic changes48
Reduced methane seepage from Arctic sediments during cold bottom-water conditions48
Mud in rivers transported as flocculated and suspended bed material48
Empirical estimate of forestation-induced precipitation changes in Europe47
Large-scale thermal unrest of volcanoes for years prior to eruption46
Palaeoproterozoic oxygenated oceans following the Lomagundi–Jatuli Event46
Valley formation on early Mars by subglacial and fluvial erosion45
Equilibrium climate sensitivity above 5 °C plausible due to state-dependent cloud feedback45
Carbon and nitrogen cycling in Yedoma permafrost controlled by microbial functional limitations44
A record of plume-induced plate rotation triggering subduction initiation44
Slip rate deficit and earthquake potential on shallow megathrusts43
Back-propagating supershear rupture in the 2016 Mw 7.1 Romanche transform fault earthquake42
Iron-oxidizer hotspots formed by intermittent oxic–anoxic fluid mixing in fractured rocks42
Global nitrous acid emissions and levels of regional oxidants enhanced by wildfires42
Projections of tropical heat stress constrained by atmospheric dynamics42
Multiple early-formed water reservoirs in the interior of Mars42
Synergistic effects of four climate change drivers on terrestrial carbon cycling41
Uncertain response of ocean biological carbon export in a changing world41
Substantial carbon drawdown potential from enhanced rock weathering in the United Kingdom41
Distinct formation history for deep-mantle domains reflected in geochemical differences40
Future warming exacerbated by aged-soot effect on cloud formation40
A tree of Indo-African mantle plumes imaged by seismic tomography40
Biological nitrogen fixation detected under Antarctic sea ice39
Chesapeake Bay acidification buffered by spatially decoupled carbonate mineral cycling39
Global patterns of daily CO2 emissions reductions in the first year of COVID-1939
Abundant nitrite-oxidizing metalloenzymes in the mesopelagic zone of the tropical Pacific Ocean39
Fire effects on the persistence of soil organic matter and long-term carbon storage38
Calcium carbonate dissolution patterns in the ocean38
Supply of phosphate to early Earth by photogeochemistry after meteoritic weathering38
Confronting the water potential information gap38
Manage fire regimes, not fires38
Importance of wind and meltwater for observed chemical and physical changes in the Southern Ocean37
Marsh resilience to sea-level rise reduced by storm-surge barriers in the Venice Lagoon36
Disproportionate control on aerosol burden by light rain36
The role of environmental factors in the long-term evolution of the marine biological pump36
Persistent orbital influence on millennial climate variability through the Pleistocene36
Distinct oxygen isotope compositions of the Earth and Moon36
Decolonizing geoscience requires more than equity and inclusion36
Tropical tree growth driven by dry-season climate variability35
Global cycling and climate effects of aeolian dust controlled by biological soil crusts35
Coupled Southern Ocean cooling and Antarctic ice sheet expansion during the middle Miocene35
A UK perspective on tackling the geoscience racial diversity crisis in the Global North35
Superionic iron oxide–hydroxide in Earth’s deep mantle35
Heinrich Stadial aridity forced Mediterranean-wide glacier retreat in the last cold stage35
Global chemical weathering dominated by continental arcs since the mid-Palaeozoic35
Arctic sea-ice loss fuels extreme European snowfall35
Impacts of hydrothermal plume processes on oceanic metal cycles and transport34
Rewetting global wetlands effectively reduces major greenhouse gas emissions34
Density-compensated overturning in the Labrador Sea34
Late Ordovician climate change and extinctions driven by elevated volcanic nutrient supply34
Biogenic particles formed in the Himalaya as an important source of free tropospheric aerosols34
Spatiotemporal clustering of great earthquakes on a transform fault controlled by geometry33
Fluvial organic carbon cycling regulated by sediment transit time and mineral protection33
Suppression of surface ozone by an aerosol-inhibited photochemical ozone regime33
Changes in atmospheric shortwave absorption as important driver of dimming and brightening33
Calibrating the marine turbidite palaeoseismometer using the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake32
Dominant role of mineral dust in cirrus cloud formation revealed by global-scale measurements32
Eruptive activity of the Santorini Volcano controlled by sea-level rise and fall31
Amazonian forest degradation must be incorporated into the COP26 agenda31
Explosive or effusive style of volcanic eruption determined by magma storage conditions31
Distinct slab interfaces imaged within the mantle transition zone31
Microbial methylation potential of mercury sulfide particles dictated by surface structure31
Sinking enhances the degradation of organic particles by marine bacteria31
Winter particulate pollution severity in North China driven by atmospheric teleconnections31
A fundamental role of carbonate–sulfate melts in the formation of iron oxide–apatite deposits31
Constraint on net primary productivity of the global ocean by Argo oxygen measurements30
Subduction megathrust heterogeneity characterized from 3D seismic data30
Global water availability boosted by vegetation-driven changes in atmospheric moisture transport30
Newly formed craters on Mars located using seismic and acoustic wave data from InSight29
Large subglacial source of mercury from the southwestern margin of the Greenland Ice Sheet29
Global ocean heat content in the Last Interglacial29
Recent north magnetic pole acceleration towards Siberia caused by flux lobe elongation29
Rapid transfer of oxygen to the deep ocean mediated by bubbles29
Active crustal differentiation beneath the Rio Grande Rift29
Experimental evidence for lava-like mud flows under Martian surface conditions28
Drivers of river reactivation in North Africa during the last glacial cycle28
Deep-sea eruptions boosted by induced fuel–coolant explosions28
Imbalance of global nutrient cycles exacerbated by the greater retention of phosphorus over nitrogen in lakes28
Rapid glacier retreat rates observed in West Antarctica28
Localized fault-zone dilatancy and surface inelasticity of the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquakes28
Potential impacts of atmospheric microplastics and nanoplastics on cloud formation processes28
Vertical decoupling in Late Ordovician anoxia due to reorganization of ocean circulation28
Amplified warming of extreme temperatures over tropical land28
A world view of pesticides27
Equal abundance of summertime natural and wintertime anthropogenic Arctic organic aerosols27
Conservation slows down emission increase from a tropical peatland in Indonesia27
Temperature control on CO2 emissions from the weathering of sedimentary rocks27
Implications of the iron oxide phase transition on the interiors of rocky exoplanets27
The vertical structure of CO in the Martian atmosphere from the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter27
Springtime arctic ozone depletion forces northern hemisphere climate anomalies27
Postseismic geodetic signature of cold forearc mantle in subduction zones27
Cyclical geothermal unrest as a precursor to Iceland’s 2021 Fagradalsfjall eruption26
Atlantic circulation change still uncertain26
Last glacial atmospheric CO2 decline due to widespread Pacific deep-water expansion26
Upper-plate controls on subduction zone geometry, hydration and earthquake behaviour25
Possible link between Earth’s rotation rate and oxygenation25
Decline in bulk deposition of air pollutants in China lags behind reductions in emissions25
Surface characteristics of the Zhurong Mars rover traverse at Utopia Planitia25
Oceanic transform fault seismicity and slip mode influenced by seawater infiltration25
Effect of tectonic processes on biosphere–geosphere feedbacks across a convergent margin25
Paleofloods stage a comeback25
Earthquakes and tsunamis caused by low-angle normal faulting in the Banda Sea, Indonesia25
Impact of warmer climate periods on flood hazard in the European Alps24
Sea spray as an obscured source for marine cloud nuclei24
Carbon concentration increases with depth of melting in Earth’s upper mantle24
A poorly mixed mantle transition zone and its thermal state inferred from seismic waves24
Continuum of earthquake rupture speeds enabled by oblique slip24
Marine organic carbon burial increased forest fire frequency during Oceanic Anoxic Event 224
Antarctic ice-shelf advance driven by anomalous atmospheric and sea-ice circulation24
Materials and pathways of the organic carbon cycle through time24
Dry late accretion inferred from Venus’s coupled atmosphere and internal evolution24
Nonlinear forcing of climate on mountain denudation during glaciations24
A pole-to-equator ocean overturning circulation on Enceladus24
Regulation of ionospheric plasma velocities by thermospheric winds24
Early crust building enhanced on the Moon’s nearside by mantle melting-point depression24
Arctic Ocean stratification set by sea level and freshwater inputs since the last ice age24
Carbon fixation rates in groundwater similar to those in oligotrophic marine systems23
Risks to carbon storage from land-use change revealed by peat thickness maps of Peru23
Pacific shoreline erosion and accretion patterns controlled by El Niño/Southern Oscillation23
Subslab heterogeneity and giant megathrust earthquakes23
Stress, rigidity and sediment strength control megathrust earthquake and tsunami dynamics23
Multi-decadal trends in Antarctic sea-ice extent driven by ENSO–SAM over the last 2,000 years23
Rates of protoplanetary accretion and differentiation set nitrogen budget of rocky planets23
Shifts in vegetation activity of terrestrial ecosystems attributable to climate trends23
Orange hydrogen is the new green23