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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The Cause of Earth’s Largest Environmental Catastrophe

The eruption of giant masses of magma in Siberia 250 million years ago led to the Permo-Triassic mass extinction when more than 90 % of all species became extinct. An international team including geodynamic modelers from the GFZ...

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Room for Science

On 17 August at 10 AM on the Science Campus Telegrafenberg, the foundation stone for the extension buildings A69/70 of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences was laid. In the presence of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst,...

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La Niñas distant effects in East Africa

For 20 000 years, climate variability in East Africa has been following a pattern that is evidently a remote effect of the ENSO phenomenon (El Niño Southern Oscillation) known as El Niño/La Niña. During the cold phase of La Niña,...

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The seasonal potato

The "Potsdam Gravity potato", as this representation of terrestrial gravity has become known, can for the first time display gravity variations that change with time. The seasonal fluctuations of the water balance of continents or...

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Klimaforschung im natürlichen Labor: ICLEA am GFZ (only available in German)

Die Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft fördert ab 1. Juli 2011 zwölf neue Helmholtz Virtuelle Institute. Darin arbeiten Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus einem Helmholtz-Zentrum mit Partnern insbesondere aus Universitäten an einem...

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Additional News

Geosciences with an atomically sharpened view

Allianz Climate Risk Research Award for Nivedita Sairam

A rich source of nutrients under the Earth’s ice sheets

1000 km deep in the Earth's mantle: Conditions simulated in the laboratory for the first...

Seismic experiment in Ivrea-Verbano zone successfully completed

GFZ’s Board of Trustees appoints Niels Hovius as acting Scientific Director

Ludwig Stroink elected as IUGS-Councillor

New mineral discovered in moon meteorite

The International Training Course "Seismology and Seismic Hazard"

Severe earthquake in the Aegean Sea