Visiting Humboldt Research Fellow Dr. Animesh Gainat GFZ

Dr. Animesh Gain, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, is visiting Humboldt Research Fellow at GFZ section Hydrology, holding a Georg Foster research grant.

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Graveyard of subduction zones

11.01.2014: A team with Prof. Dr. Michael Weber, head of GFZ-Section Geophysical Deep Sounding, found evidence for a to date unknown stagnant slab in the mantle transition zone in ca. 400 km...

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Professorship for hydro-gravimetry

As of 1st of January, Andreas Güntner, GFZ section 5.4 'hydrology', holds a professorship for hydro-gravimetry in a joint appointment with the University of Potsdam.

Prof. Güntner's research interests are in the field of multi-scale process research...

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Why is Greenland covered in ice?

05.01.2015: The ice on Greenland could only form due to processes in the deep Earth interior. Large-scale glaciations in the Arctic only began about 2.7 million years ago; before that, the northern hemisphere was largely free of ice for more than 500...

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American cities are many times brighter than German counterparts

29.12.2014: German cities emit several times less light per capita than comparably sized American cities, according to a recent publication in the journal Remote Sensing. The size of the gap grew with city size, as light per capita increased with...

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Ten years after the disaster: Tsunami-Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean

19.12.2014: The day after Christmas this year will mark the 10 anniversary of the tsunami disaster in the Indian Ocean. On 26 December 2004, a quarter of a million people lost their lives, five million required immediate aid and 1.8 million citizens...

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SET Plan 2014 Side Event - The role of subsurface for the future of energy supply

The use of subsurface for the future of energy supply is the topic of a side event organized by the International Centre for Geothermal Research ICGR International Centre for Geothermal Research ICGR of the GFZ within the frame of the “SET Plan...

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Dirk Wagner is new representative of the IASC Terrestrial Working Group for the German National Committee for Polar Research SCAR/IASC of the DFG

05.12.2014│Trier: GFZ scientist Dirk Wagner was elected as new representative of the Terrestrial Working Group of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) for the German National Committee for Polar Research SCAR/IASC of the German Science...

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Juniorprofessorship for "Cosmogenic Nuclides"

Dirk Scherler, GFZ-section 3.4 „Earth Surface Geochemistry“, was appointed in December 2014 to a Juniorprofessorship for cosmogenic nuclides, together with the Free University of Berlin.

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Two new Heads of GFZ Departments

01.12.2014|Potsdam: Prof. Dr. Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth is the new Director of GFZ Department 4 „Chemistry of the Earth“. She succeeds Prof. Dr. Jörg Erzinger, who very successfully held this position over the past years. Also starting from 1st of...

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Melody of an Alpine summit falling apart

Geothermal exploration with fibre optic seismics in Potsdam

Early warning system for dams at risk

Better calculation of stress in the underground

How hot can it be for life to exist deep below the ocean floor?

Earthquake Scenario for Large German City