Personalia | Outstanding Paper of the Year Award for Ingo Heidbüchel

Dr. Ingo Heidbüchel, GFZ section Hydrology, is co-author of a study that is awarded with the MG Anderson Outstanding Paper of the Year Award 2016. The MG Anderson Award of the scientific journal Hydrological Processes honors“outstanding papers on...

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Interview | Water balance in Central Asia „Many hydrological questions are unsolved“

From 2009 to 2016, Dr. Doris Düthmann worked as a scientist at the GFZ in the section Hydrology. During her PhD study, she focused on the hydrological modeling of water catchments in Central Asia. She has now moved to the Technical University of...

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Simulation shows glacier retreat and decreasing water resources for Northwest China

The Tarim Basin in Northwest China is a region characterized by an extremely arid climate. Its population – more than ten million people – is supplied with fresh water by the Tarim, the region’s main river. The river is largely fed from the...

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New insights into mineralization

A study published in “Science” by Potsdam based scientists offers new insights into the mechanisms of mineralization in micro-organisms. The team led by André Scheffel from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces investigated marine...

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The GFZ and the Ocean

The Science Year 2016*17 „Seas and Oceans“, declared by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is dedicated to marine research. The GFZ is the centre for solid earth sciences. There are, however, several points of contact and...

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GRACE and LARES satellites improve tests of the Lense-Thirring effect

The Gravity Recovery and Climate Mission (GRACE) helps in testing the effects predicted by Einstein’s theory of relativity. One of these effects is the Lense-Thirring effect or frame dragging effect: a satellite orbiting around Earth is dragged by...

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Huge time-lag between erosion and mountain building

19.07.2016: An unprecedented record of erosion rates dating back millions of years shows a significant time-lag between tectonic uplift and maximum erosion rates in the Argentine Precordillera mountains. According to a new study by an international...

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Continental tug-of-war - until the rope snaps

18.07.2016 Present-day continents were shaped hundreds of millions of years ago as the supercontinent Pangaea broke apart. Derived from Pangaea’s main fragments Gondwana and Laurasia, the current continents move at speeds of 20 to 80 millimeters per...

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Record breaking volcanic kettle on Iceland explored

The Bárdarbunga eruption on Iceland has broken many records. The event in 2014 was the strongest in Europe since more than 240 years. The hole it left behind, the so-called caldera, is the biggest caldera formation ever observed. And the event as...

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Inauguration of the international graduate school StRATEGy

12.07.2016 | Today, the international graduate school StRATEGy „Surface processes, Tectonics and Georesources: The Andean foreland basin of Argentina“, will officially be inaugurated. The Brandenburg Secretary of State for Science will give a speech...

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