GRACE-FO satellites on their way to the launch pad

After successful testing the twin satellites arrived at the launch site Vandenberg Airforce Base in California.

German YES Chapter founded

German branch of the Young Earth Scientists network founded at the GFZ.

Seismic monitoring of rockfalls and landslides can protect human lives

Landslides and rockfalls are a significant hazard in mountain regions. A project in Switzerland investigates triggers.

Increase in light pollution

By saving cost and energy, the lighting revolution may increase light pollution

When continents break it gets warm on Earth

Rift zones released large amounts of CO2 from depth, which influenced global climate change.

Personalia | Four new Humboldt Fellows at the GFZ

Four scientists come to the GFZ with funding from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Cooling in high and mid-latitudes led to aridification in Northern Africa

The African Humid Period ended about 5,500 years before now. Northern high-latitude cooling probably was an important trigger, plant leaf waxes from...

Personalia | „Goldenes Lot 2017“ for Tsunami Early Warning System

On 3 November 2017 Jörn Lauterjung was honored by the German Association of Surveyors (Verband Deutscher Vermessungsingenieure VDV) with the „Goldenes...

Carbonate shells of foraminifera form differently than previously thought

The carbonate shells of tiny marine plankton, foraminiferas, are important archives of past climates. They form their differently than previously...

The successful US/German satellite gravity mission GRACE comes to an end after 15 years

On March 17, 2002, the twin satellites of the satellite mission GRACE were launched in order to measure the Earth´s gravity field. Now the mission has...