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21.01.2015 | Annual Press Conference of the GFZ

22.01.2015: Anlässlich seiner Jahrespressekonferenz präsentierte das Deutsche GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ einen Rückblick auf seine Forschungsaktivitäten im vergangenen und einem Ausblick auf einige geplante Projekte im neuen Jahr. Im Beisein von Staatssekretär Martin Gorholt, Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Brandenburg erläuterte Professor Reinhard Hüttl, der Vorstandsvorsitzende des GeoForschungsZentrums, einige Highlights der GFZ-Forschung.


16.01.2015 | Koyna: Drilling into the rupture zone of a reservoir-triggered magnitude 6 earthquake

16.01.2015: The Koyna projectThe Koyna drilling project in India aims at drilling into the rupture zone of the 1967 M6.3 earthquake, the largest ever recorded reservoir-triggered earthquake that caused 200 fatalities.


16.01.2015 | Volcano Eruption on Cape Verde Island

15.01.2015: A new volcano eruption commenced on Fogo, one of the Cape Verde Islands, on November 23rd, 2014. This eruption continues to date, and is considered to be the largest eruption by volume, and in terms of damage, on the archipelago for over 60 years.


13.01.2015 | Visiting Humboldt Research Fellow Dr. Animesh Gainat GFZ

Dr. Animesh Gain, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, is visiting Humboldt Research Fellow at GFZ section Hydrology, holding a Georg Foster research grant.


12.01.2015 | Graveyard of subduction zones

11.01.2014: A team with Prof. Dr. Michael Weber, head of GFZ-Section Geophysical Deep Sounding, found evidence for a to date unknown stagnant slab in the mantle transition zone in ca. 400 km depth, close to Mariana Trench.


06.01.2015 | Professorship for hydro-gravimetry

As of 1st of January, Andreas Güntner, GFZ section 5.4 'hydrology', holds a professorship for hydro-gravimetry in a joint appointment with the University of Potsdam.

Prof. Güntner's research interests are in the field of multi-scale process research in hydrology, combining field measurements, satellite data and simulation models. A focus of his research is on linking methods of geodesy and hydrology. Monitoring the variations of the Earth's gravity in time either on the ground (with gravimeters) or from space (with the GRACE satellites and follow-on missions) allow for assessing changes in continental water storage and, thus, on impacts of climate variability and human activities on the water cycle.


05.01.2015 | Why is Greenland covered in ice?

05.01.2015: The ice on Greenland could only form due to processes in the deep Earth interior. Large-scale glaciations in the Arctic only began about 2.7 million years ago; before that, the northern hemisphere was largely free of ice for more than 500 million years. Scientists at the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ, Utrecht University, the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) and the University of Oslo could now explain why the conditions for the glaciation of Greenland only developed so recently on a geological time scale.

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