GFZ German research centre for geo sciences

Section 3.1: Inorganic and Isotope Geochemistry

Research themes and sub topics

Geofluids, material transport and element cycling

To trace the sources, sinks and transport mechanisms of elements among the major Earth reservoirs via magmas, fluids and gases, in deep- and shallow-level systems.

Timing, rates and mechanisms of Earth processes

To develop and apply isotopic tracing and dating techniques for determining the rates and understanding the mechanisms of geological processes ranging from global tectonics to surface weathering.

Mineral and gas hydrate resources

To characterize, understand the origin of and develop exploitation strategies for metallic ore deposits and gas hydrate resources, using case studies, experiments and modelling.

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