Lake in the jungle: new insights into the development of the Earth's atmosphere 3 bn years ago

Surprising finding: microbes primarily release methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas.

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Planetary index of geomagnetic activity

One of the most important international indices of geomagnetic disturbances, the Kp index, has been given a DOI to track its worldwide use.

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Mountain growth influences greenhouse effect

Weathering of rocks can bind or release carbon dioxide – In active mountain ranges, carbon-dioxide release strongly dominates

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Frank Flechtner honoured with the AIAA International Cooperation Award

Frank Flechtner honoured with the AIAA International Cooperation Award.

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Prof. Dr. Dirk Wagner new head of Department 3 - Geochemistry

Prof. Dr. Dirk Wagner was appointed as the new head of Department 3 - Geochemistry.

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Preconditions for life already 3.5 billion years ago

For the first time, organic molecules could be detected in such old liquids as possible nutrients for primordial microbes.

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Dr. Dirk Sachse is the new director of Topic 5 "Future Landscapes" at the GFZ

Dr. Dirk Sachse has taken on the role of Director of Topic 5 „Future Landscapes“ for the GFZ in the current research programme PoF IV (2021-2027).

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Prof. Dr. David Bruhn to lead EERA's Geothermal Research Programme

As of July 1, 2021, Prof. Dr. David Bruhn will take over the coordination for the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Joint Programme Geothermal.

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Humboldt Research Fellowship winners to conduct research in section "Geomagnetism"

Humboldt Research Fellowship winners Dr. Mahgoub (Egypt) and Dr. Rout (India) will do research in section Geomagnetism.

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Kick off for TsunamiRisk project

Kick off for TsunamiRisk project: In rare cases, tsunamis can be triggered by volcanoes and landslides. Indonesia's early warning system is not yet able to include such risks.

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