Earthquake in Chile - a complicated fracture

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

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?

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

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

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

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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GFZ, UFZ und BGR veröffentlichen Standpunkte zum Fracking (only available in German)

Die Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR), das Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam–Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ und das Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ) haben jetzt mit der sogenannten „Hannover-Erklärung“ (Anlage) ihre...

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Extreme weather, climate and the carbon cycle

Extreme weather, climate and the carbon cycle
14.08.2013|Potsdam: Extreme weather and climate events like storms, heavy precipitation and droughts and heat waves prevent the update of 3 giga-tonnes of carbon by the global vegetation. A team of...

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Additional News

Charlotte Krawczyk has been elected to the Senate of the German Research Foundation

Typhoon changed earthquake patterns

Seismische Aufzeichnung der Sprengung einer Weltkriegsbombe

Stefan Kranz appointed to the Guideline Committee "Thermal use of the underground;...

Statement zur Nationalen Wasserstoffstrategie

Which factors control the height of mountains?

Restricted operation still in place at GFZ

Why the Victoria Plate in Africa rotates

Bruno Merz has been awarded the "Volker Medal"

Theresa Blume nominated Chief Executive Editor of HESS