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Climatic effects of a solar minimum

06.05.2012|Potsdam:
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

24.04.2012|Potsdam:
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

17.03.2012|Potsdam:
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

13.01.2012|Potsdam:
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

04.01.2012|Potsdam:
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

01.12.2011|Potsdam:
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

30.10.2011|Potsdam:
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)

17.10.2011|Potsdam:
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)

17.10.2011|Potsdam:
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

16.09.2011|Potsdam:
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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