Top 20 science cities in Earth & Environmental Sciences

The top 20 science cities and metro areas (MA) in Earth and environmental sciences, ordered by fractional count (FC) in 2017. Also shown are each city’s total number of Earth and environmental science articles (AC) in 2017 and the city’s share of the country or region’s FC in the subject.

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RankCity / Metropolitan AreaCountry / RegionFC 2017AC 2017Share of
country/region
FC (%)
1BeijingChina311.4964233.4%
2Baltimore - WashingtonUnited States of America (USA)189.465787.2%
3San Francisco - San JoseUnited States of America (USA)182.554516.9%
4New York MAUnited States of America (USA)171.344846.5%
5Los Angeles - Long Beach - AnaheimUnited States of America (USA)163.374726.2%
6BoulderUnited States of America (USA)144.704055.5%
7NanjingChina132.9628414.2%
8Boston - Cambridge - NewtonUnited States of America (USA)120.703514.6%
9ZürichSwitzerland110.4025561.3%
10Paris MAFrance110.2232037.9%
11Tokyo MAJapan91.3721740.8%
12WuhanChina72.231607.7%
13Seattle - Tacoma - BellevueUnited States of America (USA)65.591572.5%
14Berlin MAGermany56.3516616.9%
15MelbourneAustralia55.5714622.9%
16London MAUnited Kingdom (UK)54.8918712.6%
17GuangzhouChina53.551425.7%
18San Diego - CarlsbadUnited States of America (USA)51.691372.0%
19ShanghaiChina51.341205.5%
20SydneyAustralia50.8914821.0%