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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Safer Holidays

At the beginning of the holiday season GFZ, the German Research Centre for Geosciences, would like to inform all those who are planning to travel to areas which are potentially threatened by earthquakes and tsunamis about its...

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„Our Surprising Planet“, Reinhard F. Hüttl (ed.)

17.06.2011|Potsdam:A book with new insights into System Earth by Spektrum Academic Editors shows that there is no other planet like Earth in the universe, as far as we know. At closer inspection our home planet reveals itself as a unique system of...

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Eine Wunderkammer der Wissenschaft (only available in German)

15.06.2011|Potsdam: Helmholtz Science Exhibition: "Cabinet of Wonder"
 Am 14. Juni wurde in den Potsdamer Bahnhofspassagen die Wanderausstellung „Wunderkammer Wissenschaft“ der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft eröffnet. Mit über 500 akustisch untermalten...

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Energieversorgungsstrukturen müssen europaweit zusammenwachsen (only available in German)


Eindeutige Zielvorgaben

Notwendig sind ein übergreifender Ansatz und eine klare Festlegung von Zielprioritäten bezüglich Versorgungssicherheit, globaler Ressourcenverfügbarkeit, Umwelt- und Klimaschutz, technologischen Risiken...

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Vulkane auf Island: Risiko und Überwachung (only available in German)

Auf globaler Ebene sind mehr als 1500 Vulkane potenziell aktiv. In Europa wurden Auswirkungen auf die Gesellschaft durch verschiedene Vulkane unterschiedlicher Zusammensetzung, Tephra Verteilung, Explosivität und zeitlichem...

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