Projects Section: Earth System Modelling
DFG Priority Program SPP1257 "Mass Transport and Mass Distribution in the Earth System"
The ocean circulation, changes of ground water level and solid Earth moisture, melting of continental ice sheets, river run off, changes of sea level and convective flow in the Earth mantle, all of this causes transport and re-distribution of masses. Using innovative and extremely precise sensor systems dedicated gravity field and altimeter satellite observe the implication of these processes. The common analysis of this data shall improve the knowledge about these processes within the system Earth.
DFG Priority Program SPP1375 - South Atlantic Margin Processes and Links with onshore Evolution
The goal of this project is to reconstruct three-dimensional atmospheric and oceanic circulation patterns with self-consistent global coupled atmosphere-ocean model simulations for selected geological time scales. The results will be regionalized for the South Atlantic.
DFG Research Unit FOR 584 - Earth Rotation and Global Dynamic Processes
Research unit funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (FOR 584) since march 2006. The research unit consist of scientists and institutions from geodesy, geophysics, meteorology and oceanography and is organized in ten thematic projects.
Geodetic satellite missions provide precise information on the current state of the Earth’s system: gravity observations from the GRACE mission allow estimates on mass re-distributions related to variations in terrestrial water storage, ice mass changes, and ocean dynamics. GPS radio-occultation (RO) observations obtained from different low-orbiting satellites provide near-realtime information on temperature and water vapour distributions in the atmosphere.
As an inter-disciplinary project inside the ILP it is established for studying the relationship between Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA), upper mantle structure, dynamics and Quaternary climate.
Improved Constraints on Models of Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (COST Action ES0701)
COST Action ES0701
COST Action ES0701 is a Eropean initiative that concentrates leading geodesists and geophysicists (GIA and ice sheet modellers) from Europe in order to place improved constraints on models of glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA) through the development of state-of-the-art surface velocity measurements.