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ICDP Science Plan 2020-2030

“Billions of Years of Earth Evolution” is the overarching motto for the new Science Plan of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program, ICDP.

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Are foreshocks a systematic indicator for upcoming earthquakes?

New findings from Istanbul raise hope that preceding signs of massive earthquakes can be detected.

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Rebirth of a volcano

For the first time, long-term photogrammetic series document the "life cycle" of a volcano. The analyses shows that volcanoes have a kind of memory.

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Giant particle accelerator in the sky

Electrons are locally heated to extremely high energies within the Van Allen Radiation Belts, new study finds.

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Drought in Europe decreases carbon uptake and crop yields

Extremely hot and dry summers are expected to be much more frequent in the future due to climate change.

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Failures of Germany‘s largest cliff coast sensed by seismometers

Dry summers are increasing the risk of large cliff collapses.

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Artificial Intelligence Learns Continental Hydrology

The complex distribution of continental water masses in South America has been determined with a new Deep-Learning-Method using satellite data.

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Geothermal Energy from Shell Limestone

The ATES iQ project aims to demonstrate whether the carbonate rocks 500 meters below Berlin are suitable for heating buildings.

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Greenland Ice Sheet Shows Losses in 2019

AWI researchers confirm record ice losses in Greenland in 2019 based on data from the GFZ/NASA satellite mission GRACE Follow-On.

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Life at its Limits

Microbes in the seabed survive on far less energy than has been shown ever before.

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