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Report | “Good luck” for ProSalz – A safe use of salt deposits for resource mining and underground energy storage

In Germany, salt deposits play a major economic role, not only in resource mining but, less known, also for energy storage. Salt is characterized by an impermeable structure and therefore is a preferred storage medium for various liquids and gases....

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Report | From atmosphere to space weather – More exchange for better findings

New findings in geosciences are often gained when different disciplines combine their results. The atmosphere and its transition zone to space are fields where a lot of different disciplines are doing research, from remote sensing over magnetosphere...

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Bericht | Die Klügste Nacht des Jahres – Zur Langen Nacht der Wissenschaften auf den Telegrafenberg nach Potsdam

Zur Langen Nacht der Wissenschaften am 24. Juni 2017 öffnet der Telegrafenberg für Besucherinnen und Besucher jeden Alters seine historischen Pforten, um modernste Forschung zu präsentieren. Es gibt für alle Interessierten die Gelegenheit, unsere...

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Report | Forecasting droughts

Tadesse Tujuba Kenea has one goal: he would like to be able to predict droughts in Ethiopia. The holder of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) scholarship is currently researching on this topic at the GFZ section Hydrology. To-date there is...

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Report | A scientific drilling project at the Alpine Fault – The discovery of an extreme geothermal activity in the New Zealand underground

The Alpine Fault – a transform fault in the western South Island of New Zealand – is highly interesting to geoscientists. Here, alongside the fault between the Australian and the Pacific plate, plates move with an average speed of about three...

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Report | Freely available satellite data for industry and authorities

Satellite data have an enormous potential for commercial users and authorities. For instance, they are useful in farming, monitoring of building projects or mapping of changes in urban areas. The Copernicus Programme of the European Commission...

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Report | ”Funny Signals” - Kristine Larson uses GPS data for detecting soil moisture and measuring volcanic ash plumes

By the help of GPS signals cars, airplanes and farm tractors find their way. By now the technique has reached our everyday life. But it is also useful for detecting soil moisture or vegetation from space and for measuring volcanic ash plume density...

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Report | Workshop on Natural Hazards in Southeast Asia

Observation of planet Earth is a collaborative thing. This is why the GFZ engages in several international partnerships, for example in the field of natural hazard research. To strengthen future collaboration within Southeast Asia, representatives of...

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Report | How to make buildings more resilient to seismic shocks

Depending on the magnitude earthquakes can cause severe damage to buildings leading even to total collapse. This leads to the loss of thousands of lives every year. In order to reduce this risk scientists are working on building regulations that...

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Report | Volcanic ash may harm solar panels

Volcanic eruptions produce great amounts of ash. The fine particles – often called tephra – can cross oceans affecting regions severals hundreds kilometers away. Many Europeans recall, for instance, the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull (Iceland) in...

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