The graph shows precipitation (minus evaporation) over the Indian Ocean from June to August. The points mark the places of origin of previously used climate archives. The two points in the Andaman Sea mark the new sediment cores that have been used for the first time. Graphic: Daniel Gebregiorgis

One million years of precipitation history of the monsoon reconstructed

08 November 2018/Kiel. With its wind and precipitation patterns, the South Asian Monsoon influences the lives of several billion people. Recent studies indicate that its drivers are more complex than previously assumed. Scientists from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have now pub...

Dr. Ulf Kämpfer, mayor of Kiel, Volker Rieke (Federal Ministry for Education and Research), Schleswig-Holstein's minister for the environment Jan Philipp Albrecht, GEOMAR director Professor Peter Herzig and Dr. Cornel Wisskirchen (Deutsche Bank) congratulate Karmenu Vella (2. v. r.). Photo: Jan Steffen/GEOMAR

German Ocean Award for Karmenu Vella

5. November 2018 / Kiel. Today, the European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella receives the German Ocean Award 2018. During his tenure, the Maltese politician has worked intensively for the protection and sustainable use of the oceans. In particular, he h...

Negative emissions that could lead to the 1.5° climate target are still subject to many uncertainties. Graphic: Rita Erven/GEOMAR

Do we need technical measures for CO2 removal to achieve the 1.5° target?

11 October 2018/Kiel. This week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the "Special Report on 1.5°C Global Warming" (SR1.5). The key message of the report is that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2100 instead of the 2°C upper limit set in the Paris Climate C...

In spring 2016, a team from GEOMAR and Kiel University on board the research vessel POSEIDON installed the GeoSEA transponders on the eastern flank of Mount Etna. Photo: Felix Gross (CC BY 4.0)

GeoSEA array records sliding of Mount Etna’s southeastern flank

10 October 2018 / Kiel. The southeast flank of Mount Etna slowly slides towards the sea. A team of scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Kiel cluster of excellence “The Future Ocean” showed for the first time movement of Etna’s underwater flank using a new, sound-ba...



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Weather of Kiel at 14:52


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 9,2°C
Water temperature: 10,3°C
Wind direction: 197°, SSW
Wind speed: 4,20 m/s

Measuring Point Light House

Air temperature: 8,9°C
Water temperature: 1,0°C
Wind direction: 220°, SW
Wind speed: 7,65 m/s