Himalaya Tectonic Dam with a Discharge

2014/11/20: The Himalaya features some of the most impressive gorges on Earth that have been formed by rivers. The geologic history of the famous Tsangpo Gorge, in the eastern Himalaya, now needs to be rewritten.

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Share Your Data! German Meeting of the Research Data Alliance in Potsdam

18.11.2014: Science is driven by data. Data exists in a variety of formats on different platforms and the data landscape is highly fragmented, by disciplines or by domains.

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Helmholtz PostDoc-Fellowship for Patricia Martinez-Garzon

13.11.2014: Dr. Patricia Martinez-Garzon (GFZ section ‚Geomechanics and Rheology‘) has received a fellowship within the „Helmholtz-Postdoctoral Programme“.

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Geothermal Association Young Academics Prize awarded to Dr. Egbert Jolie

12.11.2014|Essen: This evening the Geothermal Association awards this year's "Prize for the Promotion of Young Academics" to Egbert Jolie of the International Centre for Geothermal Research ICGR at GFZ. This prize is awarded once a year to early...

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Scientific field experiment on CO2 back-production at the Ketzin pilot site successfully finished

2014/11/04: On October 27th, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences successfully finished its field experiment on the back production of carbon dioxide (CO2) at its pilot site for research on the geological storage of the greenhouse gas CO2...

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EGSIEM-Project launch: Using gravity field analysis to forecast hydrological extremes

30.10.2014: Funding is approved for a new service that uses gravity field analysis for forecasting and mapping of hydrological extremes like draughts and flood events. GFZ sections 1.2 "Global Geomonitoring and Gravity Field", and 5.4 "Hydrology" are...

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S. Liebner and L. Guanter: new appointments

28.10.2014: Dr. Susanne Liebner, GFZ Section „Geomicrobiology“, today received her official nomination as Assistant Professor for Molecular Environmental Microbiology. She will take up this joint appointment between the GFZ and Potsdam University on...

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Reducing the risk of earthquake related hazards - workshop opening

27.10.2014|Almaty: The international Workshop „Regional Cooperation in Seismology and Earthquake Engineering in South and Central Asia” opened in Almaty, Kazakhstan - In the presence of the German Ambassador, Dr. Guido Herz, and the US Consul...

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Friedrich-Robert-Helmert-Award 2013/2014 for the best doctoral dissertation of the year

24.10.2014|Potsdam: The Association of Friends and Supporters of the GFZ (FFGFZ) honored the year's best doctoral dissertation with the Friedrich-Robert-Helmert-Award today.

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Magma Pancakes beneath Lake Toba

2014/10/31: The tremendous amounts of lava that are emitted during super-eruptions accumulate over millions of years prior to the event in the Earth's crust. These reservoirs consist of magma that intrudes into the crust in the form of numerous...

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