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The Coming Megafloods

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific American, December 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (82nd percentile)

Mentioned by

news
19 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
2 tweeters

Citations

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28 Dimensions

Readers on

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43 Mendeley
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Title
The Coming Megafloods
Published in
Scientific American, December 2012
DOI 10.1038/scientificamerican0113-64
Authors

Michael D. Dettinger, B. Lynn Ingram

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
South Africa 1 2%
Unknown 41 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 26%
Student > Master 8 19%
Researcher 6 14%
Professor 4 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 7%
Other 6 14%
Unknown 5 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 15 35%
Environmental Science 7 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 9%
Engineering 4 9%
Social Sciences 3 7%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 6 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 164. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 July 2021.
All research outputs
#151,877
of 18,873,384 outputs
Outputs from Scientific American
#329
of 5,511 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,097
of 406,286 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scientific American
#18
of 95 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 18,873,384 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 5,511 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 46.0. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 94% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 95 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 82% of its contemporaries.