Climatic effects of a solar minimum

An abrupt cooling in Europe together with an increase in humidity and particularly in windiness coincided with a sustained reduction in solar activity 2800 years ago. Scientists from the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ...

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Rapid tsunami warning by means of GPS

For submarine earthquakes that can generate tsunamis, the warning time for nearby coastal areas is very short. Using high-precision analysis of GPS data from the Fukushima earthquake of 11 March 2011, scientists at the German...

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Gravity is climate

How much ice is Greenland is really losing? - Movement in the Earth's mantle? - Enough water for all? For the first time, the melting of glaciers in Greenland could now be measured with high accuracy from space. Just in time for...

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Drilling around the globe

On 15 January the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program ICDP heads into a new year. About a dozen proposals for drilling projects to explore our planet have been filed for the year 2012. The topics cover a wide...

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Flipped from head to toe: 100 years of continental drift theory

Exactly 100 years ago, on 6 January 1912, Alfred Wegener presented his theory of continental drift to the public for the first time. At a meeting of the Geological Association in Frankfurt's Senckenberg Museum, he revealed his...

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New Administrative Executive Director at GFZ

On 30 November 2011, Dr. Bernhard Raiser retires from the Office of the Administrative Executive Board of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. His successor is Dr. Stefan Schwartze.

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New tectonic micro plate discovered under Tibet

In Central Tibet, a separate, relatively homogenous Tibetan plate exists with a thickness of about 100 kilometres. This plate is moved from south to north-east over the Eurasian plate and pushes it down to 250 kilometres deep into...

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Projekt „Geothermische Technologieentwicklung am Deutschen GeoForschungsZentrum“ ist Preisträger im Wettbewerb „365 Orte im Land der Ideen“ (only available in German)

Das Projekt „Geothermische Technologieentwicklung am Deutschen GeoForschungsZentrum“ ist Preisträger im Wettbewerb „365 Orte im Land der Ideen“. Die Initiative unter der Schirmherrschaft des Bundespräsidenten Christian Wulff hat...

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Weltspiegel, ARD: "Padang hat Angst" (only available in German)

In der von der ARD/NDR-Auslandsredaktion herausgegebenen Pressemitteilung: "'Weltspiegel': Sämtliche in Deutschland gebauten Tsunami-Messbojen vor Indonesien defekt" vom 14.10. wird ein Zitat von Dr. Jörn Lauterjung (GFZ) verkürzt...

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Water in Central Asia’s fragile geo-system

On 16.09.2011 in Bishkek, the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic, German and Central Asian scientists officially launched the network of hydrometeorological monitoring stations in Kyrgyzstan (Baitik, Taragai, Kokemeren, Abramov...

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Additional News

The role of private households in flood risk management

Better seismic monitoring network for Myanmar

Obituary | Richard Biancale

Knowledge for the world of tomorrow

A better forecast of storms in the ionosphere

Ultra-slow earthquake

Personalia | GFZ Executive Director Stefan Schwartze appointed Helmholtz Vice-President

Geothermal low-temperature demonstration power plant handed over to Indonesian partners

New record number of GFZ spin-offs in 2018

Deep low-frequency earthquakes indicate migration of magmatic fluids beneath Laacher See...