A rock with many perspectives

The chequered history of the Cambro-Ordovician Alum Shale in northern Europe offers insights into oil and gas formation and traces of life on Mars.

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Five principles for climate-safe communities and cities

Scientists from 11 institutions publish a joint statement on dealing with extreme events. They present five principles for climate-safe communities and cities.

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Irina Zhelavskaya receives Friedrich Robert Helmert Prize for outstanding PhD thesis

Irina Zhelavskaya receives Friedrich Robert Helmert Prize for her outstanding PhD thesis.

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New web platform for planning flood prevention in cities

Based on open data and calculations in the cloud, hazards can be mapped and the effects of protective and preventive measures can be estimated.

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Why does the water have such power?

Interview with Michael Dietze on the mechanisms behind destructive floods: How even roads and houses are washed away.

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Visiting Professor in China

PD Dr. Hans-Martin Schulz has been appointed visiting professor at Central South University (CSU) in China.

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Increased summer rainfall alters the carbon cycle in the Arctic

Arctic rivers transport more nutrients and carbon - with potential impacts on water quality, food chains, and released greenhouse gases.

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Continental pirouettes

Supervolcano fed from Earth's mantle caused crustal plates to rotate

 

 

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Like a molten pancake

Why magma flowed along a curved pathway during the 2018 eruption of a Galapagos volcano is explained by a GFZ model.

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Ernst Huenges: Farewell to retirement

Pioneer of geothermal research: Ernst Huenges retires after 27 years at the GFZ.

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