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29.10.2015 | Helmholtz Young Investigators Group CRYSTALS will start in 2016

09.11.2015: The Helmholtz Young Investigators Group proposal CRYSTALS "Continental Rift Dynamics Across the Scales: Understanding Observations Through Numerical Modelling " has been approved at this year’s selection round. In collaboration with the research group of Prof. Manfred Strecker for General Geology at the University of Potsdam, Dr. Sascha Brune, will establish the Young Investigators Group as of June 2016 within GFZ’s Geodynamic modelling section.


20.10.2015 | Interview | Detecting Atomic Explosions with Seismology – GFZ Software used by UN

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) aims to ban all nuclear explosions, whether for military or peaceful purposes. The UN organisation mandated with verifying treaty compliance, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), uses the software SeisComP3, developed by the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam. This software was originally programmed for tsunami warning systems as part of the GFZ project German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System (GITEWS). Winfried Hanka, GFZ scientist and former head of the GITEWS earthquake monitoring subproject, explains the software’s performance and why it is suitable for CTBT verification.


19.10.2015 | Interview | NASA-Langzeitstudie ABoVE zum Klimawandel in der Arktis [German only]

Nachwuchsgruppenleiter Dr. Torsten Sachs, GFZ-Sektion Anorganische und Isotopengeochemie, gelang es, zusammen mit seinem Team, Partner eines groß angelegten Forschungsprogramms der NASA zu werden. Unter dem Titel „Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment“ kurz ABoVE fährt die NASA eine ambitionierte Langzeitstudie zu den Folgen des Klimawandels in den Permafrostregionen Nordamerikas. Im Interview erzählt Torsten Sachs, wie es zur Beteiligung im NASA-Projekt kam.


19.10.2015 | From Natural to Urban Systems – Workshop at GFZ

19.10.2015: This week at GFZ the Greenhousgas Flux Workshop "From Natural to Urban Systems" takes place. Differences and links between natural and urban systems in regard of greenhousegas dynamics are in focus of the workshop.


19.10.2015 | Survey about the July 2014 pluvial flood

19.10.2015: Researchers are interviewing private households in Münster and Greven about the pluvial flood event on July 28 2014. The flooding on July 28 2014 is still in our minds, as the magnitude of the event in Münster and Greven was historic. Within seven hours, more than 290 millimeters per square meters of rainfall were recorded. The total damage of this event was 67 Million Euro just for the city of Münster.


16.10.2015 | Changes in Earth’s stress field after Nepal quake

16.10.2015: In an article of the current issue of the scientific journal Frontiers in Earth Science a team of scientists with GFZ participation presents newest satellite radar data that document a rise of the Himalayan Mountains of more than 2 meters of an area of more than 7000 km² that followed the devastating Nepal quake from April 2015. Stress field models reveal that more earthquakes may follow.


15.10.2015 | GFZ seismology software to be used for Nuclear Test Ban verification

As published now in the Official Journal of the EU: The seismological software package Seiscomp3 developed by GFZ scientists, has been selected for the verification of the Comprehensive (Nuclear) Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

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