Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences – Key publications

Konkoly Observatory

  1. Ek, Mattias; Hunt, Alison C.; Lugaro, Maria; Schönbächler, Maria, 2020, The origin of s-process isotope heterogeneity in the solar protoplanetary disk, NATURE ASTRONOMY, 4, 273-281
  2. Chaplin, W. J., Serenelli, A. M., …, Szabó, R. et al, 2020, Age dating of an early Milky Way merger via asteroseismology of the naked-eye star ν Indi, NATURE ASTRONOMY, 4, 382-389
  3. Matonti, C.; Attree, N.; Groussin, O.;…, Tóth, I., et al., 2019, Bilobate comet morphology and internal structure controlled by shear deformation, NATURE GEOSCIENCE, 12, 157
  4. Ghirlanda, G.; Salafia, O. S.; Paragi, Z., …, Frey, S., et al., 2019, Compact radio emission indicates a structured jet was produced by a binary neutron star merger, SCIENCE, Vol. 363, Issue 6430, pp. 968-971
  5. Veronique, Dehant; Vinciane, Debaille; Vera, Dobos, et al., 2019, Geoscience for Understanding Habitability in the Solar System and Beyond, SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS, 215, 42
  6. Lugaro, M., Ott, U. & Kereszturi, Á., 2018, Radioactive nuclei from cosmochronology to habitability, PROGRESS IN PARTICLE AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS, 102, 1-47
  7. Shi, X.; Hu, X.; Mottola, S., …, Tóth, I., et al., 2018, Coma morphology of comet 67P controlled by insolation over irregular nucleus, Nature Astronomy, 2, 562
  8. Gaia Collaboration, Brown, A. G. A., Vallenari, A., …, Juhász, Á, …, Marschalkó, G., …, Marton, G., …, Molnár, L., …, Plachy, E., …, Szabados, L., Szegedi-Elek, E. et al. 2018, A. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 616, A1
  9. Lugaro, M., Karakas, A. I., Bruno, C.G., et al., 2017, Origin of meteoritic stardust unveiled by a revised proton-capture rate of 17O, NATURE ASTRONOMY, 1, 27
  10. Ortiz, J. L., Santos-Sanz, P., Sicardy, B., …, Pál, A., Kiss, C., …, Szakáts, R., Farkas, A. Takácsné, Varga-Verebélyi, E., Marton, G., et al., 2017, The size, shape, density and ring of the dwarf planet Haumea from a stellar occultation, NATURE, 550, 219
  11. Pajola, M., Höfner, S., Vincent, J. B, …, Tóth, I., et al., 2017, The pristine interior of comet 67P revealed by the combined Aswan outburst and cliff collapse, NATURE ASTRONOMY, 1, 92

Geographical Institute

  1. Kocsis, Károly (szerk.) ; Gercsák, Gábor (szerk.) ; Horváth, Gergely (szerk.) ; Keresztesi, Zoltán (szerk.) ; Nemerkényi, Zsombor (szerk.) National Atlas of Hungary: Volume 2. Natural environment Budapest, Magyarország : Geographical Institute, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2018) , 183 p.
  2. Kocsis, K (főszerk.) (szerk.) ; Horváth, G (szerk.) ; Keresztesi, Z (szerk.) ; Nemerkényi, Zs (szerk.) Magyarország nemzeti atlasza 2. kötet. Természeti környezet Budapest, Magyarország : MTA CSFK Földrajztudományi Intézet (2018) , 187 p.
  3. Irimiás, A ; Mitev, A ; Michalkó, G The multidimensional realities of mediatized places: the transformative role of tour guides JOURNAL OF TOURISM AND CULTURAL CHANGE 18 pp. 1-15. , 15 p. (2020) DOI: 10.1080/14766825.2020.1748884
  4. Kovács, Z ; Harangozó, G ; Szigeti, C ; Koppány, K ; Kondor, A Cs ; Szabó, B Measuring the impacts of suburbanization with ecological footprint calculations CITIES: THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF URBAN POLICY AND PLANNING 101
  5. Kubeš, Jan ; Kovács, Zoltán The kaleidoscope of gentrification in post-socialist cities URBAN STUDIES DOI: 10.1177/0042098019889257
  6. Szabó, L ; Vancsik, A ; Király, Cs ; Ringer, M ; Kondor, A ; Jakab, G ; Szalai, Z ; Filep, T Investigation of the sorption of 17α-ethynylestradiol (EE2) on soils formed under aerobic and anaerobic conditions CHEMOSPHERE 240 Paper: 124817 , 10 p. (2020) DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.124817
  7. Varga, Gy Changing nature of Saharan dust deposition in the Carpathian Basin (Central Europe): 40 years of identified North African dust events (1979–2018) ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL 139 Paper: 105712 (2020)
  8. Kovács, Z ; Farkas, Zs J ; Egedy, T ; Kondor, A Cs ; Szabó, B ; Lennert, J ; Baka, D ; Kohán, B Urban sprawl and land conversion in post-socialist cities: The case of metropolitan Budapest CITIES: THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF URBAN POLICY AND PLANNING 92 pp. 71-81. , 11 p. (2019) DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2019.03.018
  9. Magyari, EK. ; Pál, I ; Vincze, I ; Veres, D ; Jakab, G ; Braun, M ; Szalai, Z ; Szabó, Z ; Korponai, J Warm Younger Dryas summers and early late glacial spread of temperate deciduous trees in the Pannonian Basin during the last glacial termination (20-9 kyr cal BP) QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS 225 Paper: 105980 , 22 p. (2019)
  10. Zátori, A ; Michalkó, G ; T, Nagy J ; Kulcsár, N ; Balizs, D The tourist experience of domestic VFR travellers: the case of Hungary
    CURRENT ISSUES IN TOURISM 22 : 12 pp. 1437-1459. , 23 p. (2019) DOI: 10.1080/13683500.2017.1371117
  11. Smith, M K ; Egedy, T ; Csizmady, A ; Jancsik, A ; Olt, G ; Michalkó, G Non-planning and tourism consumption in Budapest’s inner city
    TOURISM GEOGRAPHIES: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TOURISM SPACE PLACE AND ENVIRONMENT 20 : 3 pp. 524-548. , 25 p. (2018) DOI: 10.1080/14616688.2017.1387809
  12. Barta, G ; Bradák, B. ; Novothny, Á. ; Markó, A. ; Szeberényi, J. ; Kiss, K. ; Kovács, J. The influence of paleogeomorphology on the stable isotope signals of paleosols GEODERMA 330 pp. 221-231. , 11 p. (2018) DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.05.033

Institute for Geological and Geochemical Research

Publications in prestigious journals from the past 5 years

Topál, D., Ding, Q., Mitchell, J., Baxter, I., Herein, M., Haszpra, T., Luo, R., Li, Q. An Internal Atmospheric Process Determining Summertime Arctic Sea Ice Melting in the Next Three Decades: Lessons Learned from Five Large Ensembles and Multiple CMIP5 Climate Simulations, Journal of Climate, 33(17): 7431–7454 (2020).

Kern, Z., Erdélyi, D., Vreča, P., Krajcar Bronić, I., Fórizs, I., Kanduč, T., Štrok, M., Palcsu, L., Süveges, M., Czuppon, Gy., Kohán, B., and Hatvani, I.G.: Isoscape of amount-weighted annual mean precipitation tritium (3H) activity from 1976 to 2017 for the Adriatic–Pannonian region – AP3H_v1 database, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2061–2073, (2020).

Joăo Carlos Biondi, Márta Polgári, Ildikó Gyollai, Krisztián Fintor, Ivett Kovács, József Fekete, Stephen J. Mojzsis, Biogenesis of the Neoproterozoic kremydilite manganese ores from Urucum (Brazil) – A new manganese ore type, Precambrian Research, 340,105624, (2020).

Mozgai, V., Topa, B.A., Weiszburg, T.G., Mráv, Zs., Bajnoczi B. SEM–EDS and μ-XRD study of the niello inlays of a unique late Roman silver augur staff (lituus) from Brigetio, Pannonia (Hungary). Archaeol Anthropol Sci 11, 1599–1610 (2019).

Hatvani, I. G., Kern, Z., Leél-Őssy, S., and Demény, A.: Speleothem stable isotope records for east-central Europe: resampling sedimentary proxy records to obtain evenly spaced time series with spectral guidance, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 139–149, (2018)

Bernadett Bajnóczi, Géza Nagy, György Sipos, Zoltán May, Tamás Váczi, Mária Tóth, Ildikó Boros, Manga Pattantyús. Material analysis and TL dating of a Renaissance glazed terracotta Madonna statue kept in the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Journal of Cultural Heritage, 33, 60-70 (2018),

Németh, P., Mugnaioli, E., Gemmi, M., Czuppon, G., Demény, A., & Spötl, C. A nanocrystalline monoclinic CaCO3 precursor of metastable aragonite. Science advances4(12), eaau6178 (2018).  https://doi.org10.1126/sciadv.aau6178

Stevens, T., Buylaert, J. P., Thiel, C., Újvári, G., Yi, S., Murray, A. S., … & Lu, H. Ice-volume-forced erosion of the Chinese Loess Plateau global Quaternary stratotype site. Nat Commun 9, 983 (2018).

Palcsu, L., Morgenstern, U., Sültenfuss, J., Czuppon, al. Modulation of Cosmogenic Tritium in Meteoric Precipitation by the 11-year Cycle of Solar Magnetic Field Activity. Sci Rep 8, 12813 (2018).

Újvári, G., Stevens, T., Molnár, M., Demény, A., Lambert, F., Varga, G., … & Kovács, J. Coupled European and Greenland last glacial dust activity driven by North Atlantic climate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences114(50), E10632-E10638 (2017).

Demény, A., Kern, Z., Czuppon, G., Németh, A., Leél-Őssy, S., Siklósy, Z., … & Haszpra, L. Stable isotope compositions of speleothems from the last interglacial – Spatial patterns of climate fluctuations in Europe, Quaternary Science Reviews, 161,68-80 (2017)

Demény, A., Németh, P., Czuppon, G., Leél-Őssy, S., Szabó, M., Judik, K., Németh, T. & Stieber, J. Formation of amorphous calcium carbonate in caves and its implications for speleothem research. Sci Rep 6, 39602 (2016).

Ruszkiczay-Rüdiger, Z., Braucher, R., Novothny, Á., Csillag, G., Fodor, L., Molnár, G., … & ASTER Team. Tectonic and climatic control on terrace formation: Coupling in situ produced 10Be depth profiles and luminescence approach, Danube River, Hungary, Central Europe,Quaternary Science Reviews,Volume 131, Part A,127-147, (2016)

Geodetic and Geophysical Institute