Samples of Lithothamnion glaciale in the lab. Photo: Federica Ragazzola

Ocean acidification softens important benthic habitat former

8 February 2016/Kiel. A main habitat-forming coralline red alga will be affected by elevated carbon dioxide concentrations in the seawater, according to an international team of scientists. Experiments conducted at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and measurements carried out at GEOMA...

Temperature fluctuations of  the past 130,000 years, reconstructed from ice-core data obtained in Greenland. A major goal of the PalMod project is to simulate this epoch with a state-of-the-art model. Illustration: GEOMAR

130,000 years of Earth's history for better climate predictions

05 February 2015/Kiel. Model simulations help scientists to understand complex processes of the Earth system and to predict future developments. This includes, for example, weather predictions of the next few days as well as climate changes caused by human activities in the next centuries. 18 scient...

Seagrass Zostera marina in the Kiel Bay. Photo: Thorsten Reusch, GEOMAR

Genome of the flowering plant that returned to the sea

27 January 2016/Groningen, Kiel. An international consortium of 35 labs led by University of Groningen in cooperation with the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" published the genome of the seagrass Zostera marina in the scientific journ...

Launch of a glider off the coast of Peru . Photo: Anna Reichel, GEOMAR

Glider Swarm tracks newborn Eddy

22 January 2016/Kiel. Using seven autonomous measuring platforms, so-called ocean gliders, oceanographers from Kiel and Bremen for the first time managed to document the formation of a nearly 100-kilometer wide eddy off the coast of Peru. These eddies are important for the transport of oxygen, nutri...



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Weather of Kiel at 21:40


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 4,3°C
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Measuring Point Light House

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