The Cape Verdean research vessel ISLANDIA has been used to take samples from the low-oxygen eddy. Photo: B. Fiedler, GEOMAR

Extreme low-oxygen Eddies in the Atlantic produce Greenhouse Gases

07 July 2017 / Kiel. In 2014, an international research team led by the Kiel Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel was able to investigate in detail eddies in the Atlantic Ocean which were characterized by extremely low oxygen concentrations...

FSBI president Iain Barber congratulates Dr Rainer Froese. Photo: Dr Sulayman Mourabit

Le Cren medal for FishBase

07 July 2017 / Exeter, Kiel. Whether lay persons or professionals - who is looking for detailed, scientifically founded information about fish species will find them in the online database FishBase. It is the world's largest information portal for marine organisms. The origins of the database, which...

Prof. Dr. Susan Lozier. Photo: Sarah Kaehlert, GEOMAR.

Global Ocean Circulation in the 21st Century

06.07.2017 / Kiel. Global ocean circulation is an important driving force behind our climate. Sea currents at the surface, but also at depth, in the ocean, redistribute heat energy on our planet and cause climate fluctuations on year to century scales. With the help of observational data and model s...

Model of an island volcano. During the last transition to glacial conditions the decreasing pressure at the seafloor could have induced increased lava- and carbon dioxide emissions. Graphic: Jörg Hasenclever

Falling Sea Level caused Volcanos to Overflow

06 July 2017/Kiel. Throughout the last 800,000 years, Antarctic temperatures and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations showed a similar evolution. However, this was different during the transition to the last ice age: approximately 80,000 years ago, temperature declined, while the carbon dioxide...



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Weather of Kiel at 22:16


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 18,3°C
Water temperature: 17,0°C
Wind direction: 118°, ESE
Wind speed: 1,95 m/s

Measuring Point Light House

Air temperature: 18,2°C
Water temperature: 18,3°C
Wind direction: 123°, ESE
Wind speed: 4,59 m/s