Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences (also referred to as Geosciences), which deals with basic issues surrounding our planet, plays a vital role in the area of energy and raw materials supply.

Earth Sciences comprises subjects such as geology, geography, geological informatics, paleontology, mineralogy, petrography, crystallography, geophysics, geodesy, glaciology, cartography, photogrammetry, meteorology and seismology, early-warning systems, earthquake research and polar research.

80 mph speed record for glacier fracture

…helps reveal the physics of ice sheet collapse. There’s enough water frozen in Greenland and Antarctic glaciers that if they melted, global seas would rise by many feet. What will…

Discovery of faults on Pacific Ocean floor

Findings show Pacific Plate is being torn apart at undersea plateaus spanning the ocean by the weight of the oceanic plate subducting at the Western Pacific Ring of Fire. New…

Earliest evidence of a complex adhesive in Europe

University of Tübingen researchers attribute items from French site of Le Moustier to Neanderthals – evidence of higher mental abilities and cultural development. More than 40,000 years ago, early people…

High resolution techniques reveal clues in 3.5 billion-year-old biomass

Research team analyses organic material from the early Earth tracing its origin and composition. To learn about the first organisms on our planet, researchers have to analyse the rocks of…

When the global climate has the hiccups

Climate changes usually happens over long periods of time, but during the last glacial period, extreme fluctuations in temperature occurred within just a few years. Researchers at the University of…

Traces of Stone Age hunter-gatherers discovered in the Baltic Sea

In autumn 2021, geologists discovered an unusual row of stones, almost 1 km long, at the bottom of Mecklenburg Bight. The site is located around 10 kilometres off Rerik in…

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