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Board of Trustees dismisses Prof. Hüttl

Prof. Reinhard Hüttl dismissed from his position as Scientific Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences.

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Glacier ice algae boost Greenland's ice melt - nourished by phosphorus

Mineral dust is an important source for that. With their dark colour, the mircoorganisms speed up the melting of the ice. New data help optimise climate models.

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Diamonds need Voltage

In addition to heat and high pressure, small electric fields can also play a decisive role in the formation of this extremely hard carbon compound.

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Faster earthquake early warning with artificial intelligence

Joint project of GFZ and HU Berlin: Better analysis of seismic data enables faster and more accurate prediction of expected tremors near earthquakes.

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Melody of an Alpine summit falling apart

Seismometers listen to the resonance vibration of the Hochvogel, Allgäu. This allows unique insight to the preparation phase of an upcoming rock slide.

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How hot can it be for life to exist deep below the ocean floor?

International study in Science provides surprising insights into the limits of life from previously unexplored depths.

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Earthquake Scenario for Large German City

GFZ modelling: what to expect in the event of a major earthquake near Cologne contributing to the government’s “Risk Analysis in Civil Protection 2019”.

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A rich source of nutrients under the Earth’s ice sheets

Data from Greenland and Antarctica show: under ice trace elements are mobilised at higher rates than previously assumed.

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New mineral discovered in moon meteorite

The high-pressure mineral Donwilhelmsite is important for understanding the inner structure of the earth.

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Streetlights contribute less to nighttime light emissions in cities than expected

The combination of smart city lighting and satellite imagery allows measurements of the contribution of street lights to urban lighting for the first time.

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