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Regenerative forms of heat supply are on the rise. Apart from solar heat and wood pellet systems, new buildings are mostly equipped with ground heat collectors combined with heat pumps. However, it is difficult to dimension such systems exactly. The EU-funded project ‘ThermoMap’, which is co-ordinat...

Category: Geozentrum Nordbayern, Research

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is supporting the project with approximately 1.1. million euros. In addition to the FAU researchers, the project involves scientists from the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources in Hanover, Jacobs University Bremen and the University...

Category: Geozentrum Nordbayern, Research

How hot is the Earth’s mantle, how do temperatures change over the course of millions of years and what are the possible consequences? Scientists led by Prof. Dr. Karsten Haase of the Department of Endogenous Geodynamics of GeoZentrum Nordbayern (Geo-Centre of Northern Bavaria) at Friedrich-Alexande...

Category: Geozentrum Nordbayern

Is a mass extinction of species to be expected when global temperatures rise? At least that was the case 250 million years ago, when a drastic rise in temperatures caused the extinction of 90 percent of all species that had previously populated land and sea. In co-operation with researchers from Chi...

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Matter from the core-mantle boundary and continental drift Geological experts differ on how volcanic chains such as the Hawaiian or Canary Islands are formed in the ocean. It is understood that some volcanic chains are formed by mantle plumes, hot matter rising from the Earth’s inner core, while ot...

Category: Geozentrum Nordbayern, Research

Geologists demonstrate that volcanic arcs are fed by rapid fluid pulses In the depths of the earth, it is anything but peaceful: Large quantities of liquids carve their way through the rock as fluids, causing magma to form. A research team which the geologist Prof. Dr. Reiner Klemd from Friedrich-A...