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Catastrophic medieval earthquakes in Nepal

16.12.2015: Catastrophic medieval earthquakes in Nepal. Pokhara, the second largest town of Nepal, has been built on massive debris deposits, which are associated with strong medieval earthquakes. Three medieval earthquakes, in 1100, 1255, and 1344,...

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An isotope falling from the sky. New method for quantifying sediment load in rivers

11.12.2015: With a new geochemical method the quantification of sediment load in rivers is easier than before. An international team of researchers under the lead of Hella Wittmann-Oelze, GFZ section Earth Surface Geochemistry, introduces this...

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Research on “skyglow” with a new web application

07.12.2015: Dr. Christopher Kyba, GFZ section Remote Sensing, studies light pollution (skyglow) – an environmental pollution that is to date largely unexplored. It describes the phenomenon...

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Maximum observed earthquake magnitudes along continental transform faults

04.12.2015: Maximum observed earthquake magnitudes along continental transform faults. A team of scientists from the GFZ in collaboration with the University of Southern California has now presented a global evaluation of observed maximum earthquakes...

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Assessment report on methane as an Arctic climate forcer

03.12.2015: Global warming is considered to trigger positive feedback mechanisms in the Arctic with a high potential for additional warming. How much methane, as a potent greenhouse gas, contributes to this additional warming potential is assessed in...

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Eastern Mediterranean Earthquake Risk Revisited

01.12.2015: Eastern Mediterranean Earthquake Risk Revisited. The number of earthquake and tsunami sources in Eastern Mediterranean is considerably higher than assumed previously. Moreover, on a geological time scale these sources generate large...

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Improving flood risk management by reducing „surprise“

27.11.2015: In the current issue of Water Resources Research an international team led by Prof. Bruno Merz, Head of GFZ section Hydrology, analyses the problem of misinterpretations in flood...

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Research Data Alliance Germany Meeting

23.11.2015: From 25 to 26 November the second Germany Meeting of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) takes place at GFZ, organized by the Helmholtz Open Science coordination office, in cooperation with the Deutsche Initiative für Netzwerkinformation...

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How Plate Tectonics started on Earth

12.11.2015: How Plate Tectonics started on Earth? Our planet Earth is the only planet in the Solar System that features Plate Tectonics. The Earth’s surface is in a constant state of change; the tectonic plates together with the oceans and continents...

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Research co-operation initiative of the Sultanate Oman and GFZ for an environmentally friendly cooling technology

11.11.2015|Muscat: On Tuesday a new research co-operation initiative between The Research Council of Oman, TRC, and GFZ was launched in Muscat, Oman. In focus of the project, funded by the TRC, is the testing of a continuously operating cooling...

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