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Kyrgyz-German Research Institute remains intact after unrest

13.04.2010|Potsdam:
The Central Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences (ZAIAG), founded by the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, survived the serious unrest and looting in Bishkek comparably unblemished. “All that was damaged was a door...

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Earthquake Observatory in Northern Chile to monitor the last seismic gap

15.03.2010|Potsdam:
German-Chilean monitoring of high-magnitude quakes 
The high-magnitude earthquake of 27.2.2010 in southern Central Chile closed one of the two remaining seismic gaps at the South American plate boundary. After the quake of...

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Earthquake in Chile - a complicated fracture

08.03.2010|Potsdam:
The extremely strong earthquake in Chile on 27 February this year was a complicated rupture process, as scientists from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences found out. Quakes with such magnitude virtually penetrate the...

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Bridging Geosciences in the Berlin-Brandenburg Region

03.03.2010|Potsdam:
On Wednesday, 03 March 2010, the Humboldt University Berlin, the Free University Berlin, the Technical University Berlin, the Berlin Museum of Natural History, the University of Potsdam and the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German...

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Geothermal Energy and CO2-Storage: competing use of the underground?

10.02.2010|Potsdam:
The fight against the CO2 emissions can be applied at two places: First of all, forms of energy can be used, which yield either no, or only very small amounts of carbon dioxide emissions, for example geothermal energy. Secondly...

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Exercise in the case of emergency

25.01.2010|Potsdam:
An international workshop on “Tsunami Early Warning in the Indian Ocean” has been opened today in Indonesia in the frame of the GITEWS-project in cooperation between the GFZ Potsdam/Germany and the BMKG Jakarta/Indonesia, in...

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The seismic gap south of Istanbul

17.01.2010|Potsdam:
The chain of earthquakes along the North Anatolian fault shows a gap south of Istanbul. The expected earthquakes in this region represent an extreme danger for the Turkish megacity. A new computer study now shows that the tensions...

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GFZ Laboratory container (BUGLab) back from its maiden voyage to the Barents Sea

08.01.2010|Potsdam:
On November 14th 2009 the Norwegian research vessel „H.U. Sverdrup II“ with the GFZ Laboratory container on board started from the Norwegian port Tromsø on a scientific expedition, sponsored solely by the Swedish oil company Lundin...

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Greenland ice is melting - even from below

Greenland ice is melting - even from below
07.08.2013|Potsdam: The Greenland ice sheet is melting from below, caused by a high heat flow from the mantle into the lithosphere. This influence is very variable spatially and has its origin in an...

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Sieger im FameLab-Wettbewerb Berlin-Brandenburg (only available in German)

Im FameLab Science Slam 2014 siegten in der Regionalausscheidung Brandenburg/Berlin auf dem Telegrafenberg diesmal zwei Potsdamer. Platz 1 belegte mit einem unterhaltsamen und informativen Wettbewerbsbeitrag über die Fernerkundung von Hangrutschungen...

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