Lake Tiberias: Numerical modeling of the hydraulic system explains salt concentrations and temperature

11.05.2015: Lake Tiberias is the most important fresh water reservoir in Israel. Along its shoreline numerous brines with enhanced temperatures discharge and thus endanger the lake.

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8th International Workshop on GNSS reflectometry

May 11-13, 2015 the 8th International Workshop on GNSS reflectometry will be held at the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ in Potsdam. About 100 of the leading experts and young scientists in the field will participate.

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Climatic and hydrological change and socio-ecologic impact in Central Asian high-mountains

From April 28th to 30th 2015, 25 researchers and young scientists from Germany and Central Asia met in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) to officially launch the GlaSCA-V project. The project aims at quantifying climate change impacts on natural water...

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Juvenile Shale Gas in Sweden

04.05.2015|Juvenile Shale Gas in Sweden: Considering geological time scales, the occurrence of biogenic shale gas in Sweden´s crust is relatively young. An international team of geoscientists (led by Hans-Martin Schulz, German Research Centre for...

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2nd DESERVE Science Progress Meeting at GFZ

From 4th to 6th of May the 2nd „Dead Sea Research Venue – DESERVE“ Science Progress Meeting will take place at GFZ. DESERVE three major challenges: environmental risks, water availability and climate change. The Dead Sea region serves as an “open-air...

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Erosion, landslides and monsoon across the Himalaya

29.04.2015|Erosion, landslides and monsoon across the Himalaya: In these days, it was again tragically demonstrated that the Himalayas are one of the most active geodynamic regions of the world. Landslides belong to the most important geohazards....

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Geohazards in Central Asia

28.04.2015: Current events are putting particular emphasis on the just released special issue of the journal Annals of Geophysics entitled “Earthquake Model Central Asia: seismic hazard and risk assessment in Central Asia“. The editors Stefano...

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"Zukunftstag" at GFZ

24.04.2015|Potsdam: Under the headline "Abenteuer Erde/Adventure Earth", last thursday about 30 pupils from in and around Potsdam, grade seven to nine, took part in this years girlsday and boysday, the "Zukunftstag/day for their future" at GFZ. The...

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Ascent or no ascent?

24.04.2015| Ascent or no ascent?: The largest magmatic events on Earth are caused by massive melting of ascending large volumes of hot material from the Earth’s interior.

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Size matters: Erosion of Bedrock and Grain Size

22.04.2015: To study how erosion rate is influenced by particle size, the GFZ scientist Jens Turowski and his colleagues Alexander Beer and Carlos Wyss from ETH Zürich/WSL combined methods to measure both the grain sizes transported by the river and...

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