A sharper look into the past for Archaeology and Climate Research

By using a new series of measurements of radiocarbon dates on seasonally laminated sediments from Lake Suigetsu in Japan, a more precise calibration of radiocarbon dating will be possible.

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Disaster Management and Science

GFZ and THW strengthen cooperation on disaster prevention

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An extremely brief reversal of the geomagnetic field, climate variability and a super volcano

41,000 years ago, a complete and rapid reversal of the geomagnetic field occured. Magnetic studies of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences on sediment cores from the Black Sea show that during this period, during the last...

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Rapid Changes in the Earth's Core: The Magnetic Field and Gravity from a Satellite Perspective

Annual to decadal changes in the earth's magnetic field in a region that stretches from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean have a close relationship with variations of gravity in this area. From this it can be concluded that outer...

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More floods in the eastern Alps during cooling

17.10.2012|Potsdam: A seasonally resolved flood reconstruction of the last 1600 years

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Chances of the use of geothermal energy in urban areas

Today in Brussels a workshop was held on the future role of geothermal energy in Europe's heat supply, initiated by the European Commission. The event "Future Utilization of Geothermal Energy in Urban Areas" concerning geothermal...

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More accurate than Santa Claus

Every year for Christmas, the North American Air Defence Command NORAD posts an animation on their website, in which the exact flight path of Santa Claus’ sled led by reindeer Rudolf is precisely located...

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Humboldt Research Fellowship für Waliur Rahaman

Dr. Helmut Schwarz (Präsident der Alexander von Humbodt Stiftung), Joachim Gauck (Bundespräsident) und unser Alexander-von-Humboldt-Fellow Waliur Rahaman (GFZ, Sektion 3.4 - Oberflächennahe Geochemie) [v.l.n.r.] beim Jahrestreffen der Alexander von...

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Astrium to build two new research satellites GRACE-FO

Grace Follow-On – continuing the GFZ/JPL satellite mission satellites - This key climate mission gives the go-ahead to ensure continuation of the original highly successful Astrium-built Grace satellite mission - Twin Grace...

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Strong earthquake at exceptional depth

Strong earthquake at exceptional depth
24.05.2013|Potsdam: This morning at 05:45 CEST, the earth trembled beneath the Okhotsk Sea in the Pacific Northwest. The quake, with a magnitude of 8.2, took place at an exceptional depth of 605 kilometers....

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Additional News

Eavesdropping on trout building their nests

Reinhard Hüttl and Julia Fischer new Vice - Presidents of the Berlin - Brandenburg Academy...

Personalia | Kristen Cook - Geological Society of America GSA Fellowship

Explosionssignal in der Glasfaser

Monitoring groundwater changes more precisely

Sprengung einer Weltkriegsbombe per Glasfaser-Seismik verfolgt

New satellite data show severity of drought summers in 2018 and 2019

Personalia | Bernd Rendel Prize for Milad Asgarimehr

Personalia | Dirk Wagner appointed to subcommittee of the ICSP

Innovative procurement: Silver for GFZ Purchasing