Record soil moisture in May increased the June flood

Record soil moisture in May increased the June flood
05.06.2013|Potsdam: The catastrophic floods in the south and east of Germany were substantially intensified in that the soils were saturated with moisture by the wet spring. The heavy rains could...

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Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2013 (only available in German)

Samstag, 8. Juni 2013, 16 bis 24 Uhr | Unsere Erde ist ein dynamischer Planet, der sich ständig verändert. Zu seiner Erforschung wird eine Fülle von Methoden und Geräten eingesetzt.

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FameLab Brandenburg-Berlin 2013 (only available in German)

Auch im dritten Jahr: British Council proudly presents FameLab Drei Minuten Zeit, ein Quadratmeter Platz. Nicht mehr. Kein PowerPoint. Nur das, was man am Körper tragen kann. Und damit das eigene Forschungsgebiet kurz, knapp, verständlich und...

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A sharper look into the past for Archaeology and Climate Research

By using a new series of measurements of radiocarbon dates on seasonally laminated sediments from Lake Suigetsu in Japan, a more precise calibration of radiocarbon dating will be possible.

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Disaster Management and Science

GFZ and THW strengthen cooperation on disaster prevention

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An extremely brief reversal of the geomagnetic field, climate variability and a super volcano

41,000 years ago, a complete and rapid reversal of the geomagnetic field occured. Magnetic studies of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences on sediment cores from the Black Sea show that during this period, during the last...

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Rapid Changes in the Earth's Core: The Magnetic Field and Gravity from a Satellite Perspective

Annual to decadal changes in the earth's magnetic field in a region that stretches from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean have a close relationship with variations of gravity in this area. From this it can be concluded that outer...

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More floods in the eastern Alps during cooling

17.10.2012|Potsdam: A seasonally resolved flood reconstruction of the last 1600 years

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Chances of the use of geothermal energy in urban areas

Today in Brussels a workshop was held on the future role of geothermal energy in Europe's heat supply, initiated by the European Commission. The event "Future Utilization of Geothermal Energy in Urban Areas" concerning geothermal...

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More accurate than Santa Claus

Every year for Christmas, the North American Air Defence Command NORAD posts an animation on their website, in which the exact flight path of Santa Claus’ sled led by reindeer Rudolf is precisely located...

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