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Aug 22, 2017 6:32 PM

Thunderstorm activity in central and western Europe

Thunderstorm frequency fluctuates strongly even on small spatial scales. In addition, it varies significantly from year to year, which can partly be explained by the natural climate variability.

Aug 18, 2017 6:01 PM

Increasing Flood Risk in the Mekong Delta – A Homemade Problem?

Human encroachment on the river system or natural factors: what are the influences and how heavily do they factor in? Researchers at the GFZ quantitatively modelled the impact.

Jul 4, 2017 12:58 PM

“Tempat Evakuasi Sementara” saves lives during the tsunami

What should travellers to Indonesia do in the event of a tsunami? Which locations are safe? The GFZ “Tsunami” leaflet provides detailed information.

May 23, 2017 1:53 PM

Climate of the Future

The Climate Fact Sheets reveal the spectrum of possible scenarios, providing consistent information, country by country. This information is particularly valuable for less developed regions.

Apr 20, 2017 11:26 AM

Scientists discovered five submarine volcanoes north of New Zealand

An international team of scientists took rock samples at depths up to 8800m. Research will provide valuable insight into the earth’s past.

Mar 22, 2017 10:54 AM

Coastal cities are sinking dramatically

The alluvial soil in coastal plains can barely stand up to the pressures of groundwater extraction. But this is not the only reason that cities are sinking.

Mar 9, 2017 4:25 PM

Environmental Impact from Offshore Wind Parks

Join underwater hunters on the trail of eddies in the North Sea. Researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht utilise special gliders.

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On the Earth System Knowledge Platform scientists of the Helmholtz Association present current findings, real-time data and background information in form of short, comprehensible articles, infographics, photographs and film clips. Natural hazards, climate change and pollution are the topics of the online service.