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.

New earthquake assessments to strengthen preparedness in Europe

During the 20th century, earthquakes in Europe accounted for more than 200,000 deaths and over 250 billion Euros in losses. Comprehensive earthquake hazard and risk assessments are crucial to reducing…

Volcanoes at fault if the Earth slips

KyotoU drills into unexpected rupture pattern of active fault in southwestern Japan. The 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes shocked inhabitants of the western island of Kyushu, causing hundreds of casualties and serious…

Deepest sediment core collected in the Atlantic Ocean

Team on the research vessel Neil Armstrong extracts core from the bottom of the Puerto Rico Trench. A team of scientists, engineers, and ship’s crew on the research vessel Neil…

No glacial fertilization effect in the Antarctic Ocean

International study led by the University of Bonn records 1.5 million years of climate in the drill core. Changes in the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) are considered to…

Smallest earthquakes ever detected in micron-scale metals

On the micrometer scale deformation properties of metals change profoundly: the smooth and continuous behaviour of bulk materials often becomes jerky due to random strain bursts of various sizes. On…

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. Volcanoes can be found even off the coast of Antarctica. At the…

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