Small algae with great potential

September 15, 2014/Kiel. The single most important calcifying algae of the world’s oceans is able to simultaneously adapt to rising water temperatures and ocean acidification through evolution. A unique long-term experiment with the species Emiliania huxleyi at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Rese...


[Translate to English:] Gesammeltes Wissen über die Ozeanversauerung und ihre Folgen

[Translate to English:] 12. September 2014/Kiel. Um wichtige Erkenntnisse und Beobachtungen reicher – und weiterhin mit Hochdruck dabei, zukünftige Veränderungen im Ökosystem Ozean abzuschätzen und zu bewerten: Fünf Jahre nach dem „Kick-off“ sind die Mitglieder des Deutschen Forschungsverbunds BIOAC...

The picture shows sunspots as they can be seen in a sunspot minimum. Magnetic fields pass out of the surface of the sun and reduce the local luminosity of the sun. Therefore compared to the rest of the surface sunspots are recognized as darker spots. Photo: SOHO (ESA & NASA)

Sun Controlled Climate During Ice Ages

04th of September 2014 / Kiel. In a model study, researchers from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel reconstructed the relationship between solar activity and climate during the last ice age. Their chemistry climate model contributed significantly to a study by the Swedish Lund Univ...


Lophelia, how are you?

How do cold-water corals react to changing environmental conditions such as rising water temperatures and ocean acidification? Will the fragile reefs survive climate change?



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Weather of Kiel at 03:38


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 16,1°C
Water temperature: 23,4°C
Wind direction: 42°, NE
Wind speed: 2,45 m/s

Measuring Point Light House

Air temperature: 17,1°C
Water temperature: 18,1°C
Wind direction: 88°, E
Wind speed: 6,89 m/s