Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2016

On 11 June 2016, 5 pm to 12 am, 74 scientific institutions in Berlin and on Potsdamer Telegrafenberg open their doors for the 16th time for the “Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften” (Long Night of Science). The offered programme includes about 2,000...

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How earthquakes shape the landscape

When mountains form by tectonic processes, this is often accompanied by violent events: earthquakes changing the landscape. Using a new model, researchers of the GFZ, together with a colleague from the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, have found...

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„Hills and valleys“ on the Baltic Sea

„Hills and valleys“ on the sea are not visible by the human eye but they are of major importance for navigation, especially in shallow waters. The variations of the sea surface are caused by the Earth’s gravity field and are known to measure up to 20...

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Report | Ancient wooden giants unveil mechanisms of climate change

Ancient trees that fell over thousands of years before present offer new insights into a dramatic phase of the Late Glacial (12,900 - 11,650 year before present). For this time period, the Kauri trees (Agathis australis) from New Zealand show...

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New age dating solves the enigma of the age of a human footprint

Whilst constructing a dam in 1969, workers discovered human footprints on the Kula volcanic field in Western Turkey. A volcanic eruption thousands of years ago had covered the ground with an ash layer that conserved the human trace. For a long time...

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PalMod: Workshop on the Modeling of the Climate of the Past

How do you model a complete glacial cycle with a complex Earth System model?
This is the main question of the German Climate Modeling Initiative "PalMod", a project initiated and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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Earthquakes cause “sloshing” of volcanoes

For quite some time already, a causative link between earthquakes and volcanic activity is suggested. How exactly this interaction may be explained is, however, poorly understood. A new mechanisms is now proposed by a team of scientists from the...

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What does a Geoscientist do? – “Zukunftstag” at GFZ

The 14th „Zukunftstag“ (future career day) for schoolchildren in Brandenburg is very popular this year, with the highest degree of demand per capacity than ever before. At the GFZ, too, the interest was much higher than places available. Thirty girls...

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Jean-Claude Flageollet Award for Odin Marc

Odin Marc, PhD student in the GFZ section Geomorphology, received the 2016 Jean-Claude Flageollet Award for his dissertation project on the topic of landslides.

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Insights into the formation of chalk in algae – Contribution of the GFZ-electron microscopy

Calcareous algae save important environmental information within their solid cover. An international team of scientists, including GFZ scientists, now gained new insights into the chalk formation of Emiliania huxleyi – the globally most common...

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