Erosion triggers landslide – and the hillslope returns to a stable condition

Rivers carry a lot of sediment which can potentially endanger infrastructure such as bridges or buildings. In order to improve risk assessment scientists investigate the processes of sediment transport. A team led by Antonius Golly from the GFZ...

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Personalia | Public choice GFZ calendar 2017

The „Splintered ice block“ is the public’s favorite picture of the new GFZ calendar. The photo was taken by Katharina Cygan, apprentice laboratory technician in the GFZ section Inorganic and Isotope Geochemistry, and got 91 of 341 votes.

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Bericht | Neujahrsempfang zu 25 Jahren GFZ

25 Jahre GFZ und fast 140 Jahre Geoforschung auf dem Telegrafenberg - über 400 Gäste nahmen am gestrigen Neujahrsempfang teil, um den in diesem Jahr ganz besonderen Geburtstag des GeoForschungsZentrums zu feiern. Von Aufbruchstimmung, großen Visionen...

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Das System Erde verstehen

25 Jahre Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam

18.01.2017: Die Erde ist beständig im Wandel. Was diese Veränderungen antreibt und welche Folgen sie für das menschliche Leben haben können, das erforschen die Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler...

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An Integrated Observation System for the Arctic Zone

Due to a number of reasons including e.g. increasing temperatures, a thinning and decrease of the ice mass and thawing of permafrost, the Arctic has become a particularly sensitive and rapidly changing region. Nevertheless, the Arctic has still not...

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Personalia | New Head for GFZ section Geomechanics and Rheology

Marco Bohnhoff is new Head of GFZ section Geomechanics and Rheology, starting on 1 January. He succeeds Georg Dresen, who was Head of section since 1992. Since 2010, Bohnhoff is Professor for Experimental- and Borehole Seismology in a joint...

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Satellites at risk: Space weather models need better validation

Accuracy of space weather prediction depends strongly on the quality of the models. A team led by the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences demonstrates how errors in the algorithms can lead to wrong predictions. The authors present a new...

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Final meeting for SIBYL project

The final meeting of the project “Seismic monitoring and vulnerability framework for civil protection” SIBYL was held at the GFZ on 7 December, organized by the GFZ Centre for Early Warning Systems. SIBYL was set out to develop an operational...

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Graffiti for science

The determination of the spatial distribution of erosive processes is difficult. Especially in rough terrain the installation of measuring devices for a continuous measurement is complicated. This is why to date there are only few data available,...

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3D-Modelle für klimafreundliche Stadt und Klimaschutz aus dem All

NachbarschafftInnovation: „Deutschland – Land der Ideen“ und Deutsche Bank prämieren die GFZ-Projekte „LowCarbonCityLab“ und „CoolFarmTool Space“ als ausgezeichnete Beispiele für den Mehrwert gemeinschaftlichen Handelns. Damit ist das...

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