A Christmas Child off the Coast of South America

22.12.2015: This year's El Niño phenomenon is extraordinarily strong. Not every Christmas Child receives a warm welcome: the fishermen of Peru have to fight with the climate phenomenon El Niño, where warm surface water of the Pacific displaces the...

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Kick-off Meeting for the EU project IMPREX

18.12.2015: From 30 November to 3 December the Kick-off Meeting for the EU project IMPREX took place in De Bilt, Netherlands. IMPREX „IMproving PRedictions and management of hydrological EXtremes“ aims to improve society’s ability to anticipate and...

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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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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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Die Haut unseres Planeten

Report | Training course on sustainable energy concepts

Personalia | Danish hydrologist Arnbjerg-Nielsen spends a sabbatical at GFZ

“Brandenburg is a hub of cutting-edge science”

Personalia | Bruno Merz and Friedhelm von Blanckenburg elected as AGU Fellows

Million fold increase in the power of waves near Jupiter's moon Ganymede