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A dry dam near Capetown, South Africa.

The challenge of unprecedented floods and droughts in risk management

A study has shown that gearing risk management measures to the worst-case event experienced to date is not enough to reduce impacts from unprecedented events.

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Scetch of the future GeoLab

GeoLaB: Future with Geothermal Energy

KIT, GFZ and Research Partners build the world's first underground reservoir simulator for deep geothermal energy research

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The new director stands next to the press spokesperson, surrounded by around 100 GFZ employees. In the background, the building and the columned forum.

New Scientific Director Susanne Buiter welcomed at the GFZ

A warm welcome to our new Scientific Director of the GFZ! Prof. Susanne Buiter introduced herself to the staff on Tuesday, May 17, with an outdoor Q&A on Telegrafenberg.

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Trees in the Albert Einstein Science Park.

How does forest restoration affect water cycles?

Impacts of large-scale afforestation on precipitation reach far beyond country or even continent level: tree restoration in the Amazon region can, for example, affect rainfall in Europe and Eastern Asia.

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Many people sit on the edge of a shallow volcano that is in the process of erupting on the magma stream.

Precursory process of 2021 volcanic eruption in Iceland documented

New model explains sudden uplift and quick subsidence and offers rare insights into process-es deep below the surface


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Two maps of Europe: on the left, areas with high seismic risk are marked in red, on the right, areas with high seismic risk.

New earthquake assessments available to strengthen preparedness in Europe

Large European team updates earthquake hazard model and presents the first earthquake risk model for Europe.

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Barren canyon with layered sediment structure, the Dead Sea in the background.

News from the climate history of the Dead Sea

Sediment analyses of unprecedented accuracy reveal phases of stability during periods of strong climate change around 15,000 years ago.

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Coloured lines in a measurement diagram show the sudden onset of a signal

Real-time monitoring of seismic events with submarine fibre optic cable from Telecom Italia

Science successfully uses the existing infrastructure between the island of Vulcano and Milazzo in Sicily.

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Antarctic snow and ice landscape along a waterway and with red houses of a research station

A swarm of 85,000 earthquakes at the Antarctic Orca submarine volcano

In a remote area, a mix of geophysical methods identifies magma transfer below the seafloor as the cause


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The satellites of the GRACE-FO mission orbit the geoid, also known as the "Potsdam Gravity Potato": The figure shows, in superelevation, the Earth’s gravity field which is spatially not uniform as the Earth’s masses are not equally distributed.

DFG Research Group on climate change extended

Further funding for NEROGRAV research group to process gravity field data.

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