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Outbrak of the Holuhraun, 2014. | Photo: Eva Eibl.

Iceland’s Boiling Ground – how to predict volcanic eruptions earlier

In August 2014, all of a sudden the earth in Iceland shook more often and more intensely than usual. The Icelandic Meteorological Office, which localizes and monitors all earthquakes and volcanic activity in real time, was...
26. Sep 2019
In August 2014, all of a sudden the earth in Iceland shook more often and more intensely than usual. The Icelandic Meteorological Office, which localizes and monitors all earthquakes and volcanic activity in real time, more ...
Traces of devastation by volcanic ash. | Photo: Prof. Dr. Oliver Korup.

Powdered with Ash or Covered in Ice - Volcanic Eruptions and Meltwater Lakes

Ash and ice are phenomena that the researchers around Prof. Dr. Oliver Korup and his Natural Hazards working group are equally fascinated by. Accordingly, they study volcanic eruptions in Chile and glaciers in the Himalayas. And...
19. Sep 2019
Ash and ice are phenomena that the researchers around Prof. Dr. Oliver Korup and his Natural Hazards working group are equally fascinated by. Accordingly, they study volcanic eruptions in Chile and glaciers in the more ...
Solar eruption. | Photo: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA.

Storm in Space - How Data Assimilation Can Contribute to Forecasting Space Weather

They help us communicate over long distances, navigate unknown terrain, and predict the weather. Hundreds of satellites orbit the Earth servicing science, the media, the economy, and the military. Unsurprisingly, there is a great...
12. Sep 2019
They help us communicate over long distances, navigate unknown terrain, and predict the weather. Hundreds of satellites orbit the Earth servicing science, the media, the economy, and the military. Unsurprisingly, there more ...
Data assimilation is used in many areas – one is meteorology. Graphic: Andreas Töpfer.

The Best of Both Worlds - The Connection between the Weather, Amoebae, and the Human Gaze

Data is all the rage. Satellite images make the entire world available - in detail and around the clock. Humans, too, are being captured down to the last detail, from their genetic material to their heartbeat. Traffic flows,...
05. Sep 2019
Data is all the rage. Satellite images make the entire world available - in detail and around the clock. Humans, too, are being captured down to the last detail, from their genetic material to their heartbeat. Traffic more ...
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