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Film report in 3sat/nano

Film report in 3sat/nano about interdisciplinary earthquake research in the Upper Rhine Graben.

Film report
Plate tectonics: How water causes earthquakes and volcanism

An international research team has conducted geological and seismological experiments on the volcanic island group of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean to better understand the relationship between earthquake/volcanism and water in the interior of the Earth. Their results can be read in an article in the scientific journal Nature.

Original publication Nature
SWR interview and online report on the impact of Corona on ground vibrations

The corona crisis and the associated restrictions on public life lead to less ground turbulence. The constant ground disturbance is mainly caused by ocean waves, wind, traffic and industry. Sarah Mader and Joachim Ritter found out that the reduction in traffic and industry reduces the ground disturbance at earthquake measuring stations.



Article by SWR Wissen
Master's program in Geophysics at KIT

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) offers a two year Master's program in Geophysics. It is given in English and includes topics on Earthquake and Exploration Seismology as well as Natural Hazards. Teaching takes place in small groups and In Situ Lectures are taught right on site at geophysically fascinating locations. To enter the Master's program you need a solid background in mathematics and physics.

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We are now taking applications for summer semester 2020.

International Master Program in Geophysics