Research System Earth
Research at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
System Earth – Research Focus of the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences
The Earth is a dynamic planet. Under the influence of external and internal forces, it is continuously changing. The solid Earth, the atmosphere, the hydrosphere and the things living within them are always interacting. In short, the Earth is a complex system, with forces and interactions between many different partners. To understand the world in which we live, from our regional environment to the entire planet, it is necessary to understand how the System Earth works in all details. In the analysis, we have to include the activities of mankind and their influence on the natural processes in this complex, nonlinear system, which in turn affects the environment we live in.