Map of the North Sea with the two dam projects. From Groeskamp / Kjellsson, 2020).

Gigantic dam to protect North Sea countries

17 February 2020/Kiel. Assuming the world community does not succeed to stop global warming in the long term. Can a gigantic dam that protects the entire North Sea prevent flooding of the neighbouring countries? Two scientists from the Netherlands and from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Resea...

Image of the Congo estuary taken by Landsat 8 satellite on 2 March 2015 Photo: NASA/USGS

The Congo is a Major Source of Iron for the Southeast Atlantic

13 February 2020/Kiel. Iron is an important nutrient for phytoplankton. Where iron concentrations are very low in the ocean, biological production is extremely restricted. Scientists of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Kiel University (CAU) have been able to show that the ...

Marine Snow by Henk-Jan Hoving

Marine Snow as garbage disposal in the Ocean?

24.01.2020/Kiel. Even though it might not be visible to the naked eye, microplastic has now been found in most parts of the ocean. But the concentrations near the surface should be much higher, considering the enormous amounts of waste that reach the ocean every year. Where is the other microplastic...

Circulation regime of the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean during the last Glacial Maximum (ca. 20,000 years ago). After Huang et al. (2020).

Quo vadis Antarctic Bottom Water?

22 January 2020/Kiel.The formation of deep water, which is an important and sensitive component of the climate system, takes place in only a few parts of the ocean. Apart from the best-known region in the subpolar North Atlantic, this also happens in a few places in the Southern Hemisphere, especial...



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Weather of Kiel at 09:08


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 3,6°C
Water temperature: 5,4°C
Wind direction: 234°, SW
Wind speed: 4,85 m/s

Measuring Point Light House

Air temperature: 4,9°C
Water temperature: 5,6°C
Wind direction: 243°, WSW
Wind speed: 17,53 m/s