"Facing Natural Hazards" - the Second international Potsdam Summer School will start on 14 September 2015

10.09.2015| "Facing Natural Hazards" - the Second international Potsdam Summer School will start on 14 September 2015. The growing world population, climate change, rapid urbanisation, and the international interdependence of economies are all...

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Is old rock really as "solid as a rock"

07.09.2015| Is old rock really as "solid as a rock"? In the course of billions of years continents break up, drift apart, and are pushed back together again. The cores of continents are, however, geologically extremely stable and have survived up...

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Annual Meeting of the International Committee for Coal and Organic Petrology

07.09.2015: From September 5 to 11, the 67th annual meeting of the International Committee for Coal and Organic Petrology (ICCP) takes place at GFZ. The ICCP is an expert organisation dealing with standardisation and training as well as research and...

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Long-term study started on the impact of climate change on arctic environments

03.09.2015: In the Arctic, climate change is unfolding faster than anywhere else on Earth. GFZ scientist Torsten Sachs, section Inorganic and Isotope Geochemistry, is part of the newly launched long-term study ABoVE (Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Exper...

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Interview | EMMAgeo - A new open source algorithm provides new insights into sediments

Dr. Elisabeth Dietze and Dr. Michael Dietze work as geographers at GFZ sections „Climate Dynamics and Landscape Evolution“ and „Geomorphology“, respectively. They made available an algorithm for endmember-modeling of grain sizes – EMMAgeo – via open...

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Personalia | Change at Department 5: Prof. Brauer is new head of Department "Geomorphology, Hydrology and Paleoclimatology"

01.09.2015: Starting on September 1, Professor Achim Brauer is new head of GFZ department "Geomorphology, Hydrology and Paleoclimatology". He is inheriting this office from Professor Bruno Merz.

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Self-healing Landscape: Landslides after Earthquakes

21.08.2015| Self-healing Landscape: In mountainous regions earthquakes often cause strong landslides, which can be exacerbated by heavy rain. However, after an initial increase, the frequency of these mass wasting events, often enormous and...

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Stephan Sobolev accepted professorship at University Potsdam

21.08.2015| Stephan Sobolev, head of the “Geodynamic Modeling” Section, has accepted a call for W3 Professorship in Geodynamics as joint appointment of University Potsdam with GFZ.

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Substantial Glacier Ice Loss in Central Asia’s Largest Mountain Range

17.08.2015: Glaciers in Central Asia experience substantial losses in glacier mass and area. Along the Tien Shan, Central Asia’s largest mountain range, glaciers have lost 27% of their mass and 18% of their area during the last 50 years.

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How do continents break up?

12.08.2015| How do continents break up? New findings from South Africa suggest that, in contrast to current perception, the break-up of super-continent Gondwana 130 Million years ago was not caused by one single large mantle plume. In general, the...

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