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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Personalia | Professorship for Joachim Wächter

10.12.2015: Prof. Joachim Wächter, Head of Centre for GeoInformationTechnology CeGIT at GFZ, is appointed an Honorary Professor at the Institute for Computer Science of the University of Potsdam. Yesterday evening he received the certificate of the...

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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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How do Landslides control the weathering of rocks?

30.11.2015: How do Landslides control the weathering of rocks? Chemical weathering of rocks over geological time scales is an important control on the stability of the climate. In the Southern Alps of New Zealand researchers found that landslides,...

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Personalia | Two GFZ scientists elected for the Review Boards of the German Research Foundation

27.11.2015: Yesterday, the preliminary election results for the Review Boards of the German Research Foundation DFG were announced. Hence, Prof. Scheck-Wenderoth, Head of GFZ department Chemistry of the Earth, and Prof. Koch-Müller, Head of GFZ...

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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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Personalia | Professorship for Oliver Kastner

23.11.2015: Oliver Kastner, coordinator of the "Zwanzig20-Forums Wärmewende“ at GFZ, is called to a joint professorship „Solare Systemtechnik“ between the Institut für Solarenergieforschung Hameln/Emmerthal (ISFH) and the Leibniz University...

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