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Dec 26, 2016 11:46 AM

Picture gallery of the tsunami early warning system in the Indian Ocean

In 2014, on December 26 the tenth anniversary of the tsunami disaster in the Indian Ocean is commemorated. Components of the early warning system are explained in pictures.

Dec 6, 2016 9:37 AM

Climate conference in Marrakesh: was it ambitious enough ?

UN report highlights the insufficient aggregated effect of Nationally Determined Contributions.

Nov 8, 2016 11:01 AM

The importance of the oceans is discussed in Marrakech

The climate conference also focuses on the importance of the oceans. They store heat and CO2.

Nov 3, 2016 3:59 PM

The relevance of climate change for critical infrastructures

Extreme weather conditions can be a challenge for a stable energy supply.

Oct 4, 2016 1:31 PM

Sea ice and atmospheric circulation changes

Sea ice is an important component of our climate system and of great importance for the global energy balance.

Sep 29, 2016 10:54 AM

Drought in Germany

At the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, a team of researchers aims to identify areas in Germany threatened by drought using a hydrological model.

Sep 16, 2016 2:03 PM

Research topic: ozone

The ozone layer protects against UV radiation and has also influence on the climate change.

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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.