Map of south-east Turkey with marked earthquakes

Severe earthquake of magnitude 7.7 in the Gaziantep region in south-eastern Turkey

Severe earthquake of magnitude 7.7 in the Gaziantep region in south-eastern Turkey.

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Hills of a large city with the sea in the foreground. On the right a bridge.

Tidal sea level fluctuations trigger earthquakes

AI methods decipher possible harbingers of larger quakes in the Sea of Marmara off Istanbul

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Sascha Brune vor grauem Hintergrund

Sascha Brune receives Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council

Sascha Brune receives Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council for his research project EMERGE "Measuring and Modelling Tectonic CO₂ Emissions Through Time".

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Pyramid-shaped measuring devices float on a lake.

Humans have influenced the growth of blue-green algae in lakes for thousands of years

This is shown for the first time by the examination of blue-green algae DNA on sediments from a lake in Mecklenburg.

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Thumbs up, drawing.

GFZ is one of "Germany's best employers"

Ranked 70th out of 2600 large employers in Germany: The GFZ is one of "Germany's best employers" according to the survey by the market research company Statista.

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A full starry sky with Milky Way can be seen above sparsely built-up terrain. Towards the left, the development - and thus the artificial lighting - increases more and more, and at the same time fewer and fewer stars become visible in the night sky.

Visibility of stars in the night sky declines faster than previously thought

This is shown by a study in Science based on a worldwide Citizen Science project on light pollution that has collected data over the last eleven years.

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Alena on the left - lava in the background, Jeffrez Perez on the right with the boots in a body of water (grass in the background).

Alina Shevchenko and Jeffrey Paulo Perez have received the scholarships of the GFZ Discovery Fund

Alina Shevchenko and Jeffrey Paulo Perez have received the scholarships of the GFZ Discovery Fund.

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2 large spheres in the landscape. inside are the satellite receiving stations.

GFZ satellite receiving station on Spitsbergen receives satellite TUBIN in X-band

The GFZ satellite receiving station in Ny-Ålesund (Spitsbergen) was upgraded to receive data in X-band. In X-band, significantly higher bandwidths are available for data transmissions.

 

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5 persons standing in a Lab between experiments.

Minister President Dietmar Woidke visits the GFZ

In focus: Research on the energy supply of the future and satellite-based climate and environmental monitoring

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Rock layers in China

Billions of years ago, the early oceans were not as hot as previously assumed

Ancient sediments have recorded the cooling of the solid Earth. This is shown by the analysis of oxygen isotopes. According to this, the early oceans were not as hot as previously thought.

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