CTD-Rosette with sampling bottles for collecting water needed to determine the concentration of CO2 in the ocean. (Photo: Martin Visbeck/GEOMAR)

The ocean as a sink for man-made Carbon Dioxide

15 March 2019/Zurich, Kiel. Not all carbon dioxide (CO2) generated during the combustion of fossil fuels remains in the atmosphere and contributes to global warming. The ocean and terrestrial ecosystems absorb significant amounts of man-made CO2 emissions from the atmosphere. For the oceans, this ...

Glacier edge in Greenland. The new study shows that rain increasingly causes surface ice melting of the inland ice. Photo: Tim Brücher/GEOMAR

Greenland: Rainy weather events trigger increased surface melting

07 March 2019/Kiel. The Greenland ice sheet is shrinking. Measurements show that it is losing around 270 billion tons of ice annually large part of which is driven by surface melting. A German-American working group led by GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel has discovered that increasin...

A barred Hamlet (Hypoplectrus puella) off the coast of Panama. Photo: Kosmas Hench/GEOMAR

How new species arise in the sea

04 March 2019 / Kiel, Panama City. How can a species split into several new species if they still live close to each other and are able to interbreed? Using a group of Caribbean reef fishes as a model system, a team of scientists from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel in Germany an...

Prof. Dr. Sabrina Speich (left) with the WEB postdocs (from left to right)  Marlene Wall, Ivy Frenger, Patricia Handmann, Arielle Imbol, und Michal Grossowicz. Photo: Anja Engel/GEOMAR

A successful mixture of ocean observations and modeling

22 February 2019/Kiel. The ocean covers 71 percent of the Earth’s surface and it is perhaps the most important element for our climate system. Due to the continuously rising greenhouse gases, the ocean is undergoing significant changes. The ocean is heating up by ingesting more than 90 percent of th...



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Measuring Point Institute

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Water temperature: 5,3°C
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Measuring Point Light House

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