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28.05.2013 | Astrium to build two new research satellites GRACE-FO

Grace Follow-On – continuing the GFZ/JPL satellite mission satellites - This key climate mission gives the go-ahead to ensure continuation of the original highly successful Astrium-built Grace satellite mission - Twin Grace Follow-On satellites to investigate the Earth’s gravity field


28.05.2013 | Chances of the use of geothermal energy in urban areas

Today in Brussels a workshop was held on the future role of geothermal energy in Europe's heat supply, initiated by the European Commission. The event "Future Utilization of Geothermal Energy in Urban Areas" concerning geothermal power and heat production in urban areas also featured the European Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger as a speaker. It was organized by two member centres of the Helmholtz Association, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences.


28.05.2013 | Rapid Changes in the Earth's Core: The Magnetic Field and Gravity from a Satellite Perspective

Annual to decadal changes in the earth's magnetic field in a region that stretches from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean have a close relationship with variations of gravity in this area. From this it can be concluded that outer core processes are reflected in gravity data. This is the result presented by a German-French group of geophysicists in the latest issue of PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States).


28.05.2013 | A sharper look into the past for Archaeology and Climate Research

By using a new series of measurements of radiocarbon dates on seasonally laminated sediments from Lake Suigetsu in Japan, a more precise calibration of radiocarbon dating will be possible.


28.05.2013 | More floods in the eastern Alps during cooling

17.10.2012|Potsdam: A seasonally resolved flood reconstruction of the last 1600 years


28.05.2013 | An extremely brief reversal of the geomagnetic field, climate variability and a super volcano

41,000 years ago, a complete and rapid reversal of the geomagnetic field occured. Magnetic studies of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences on sediment cores from the Black Sea show that during this period, during the last ice age, a compass at the Black Sea would have pointed to the south instead of north. Moreover, data obtained by the research team formed around GFZ researchers Dr. Norbert Nowaczyk and Prof. Helge Arz, together with additional data from other studies in the North Atlantic, the South Pacific and Hawaii, prove that this polarity reversal was a global event. Their results are published in the latest issue of the scientific journal "Earth and Planetary Science Letters".


28.05.2013 | Disaster Management and Science

GFZ and THW strengthen cooperation on disaster prevention

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