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August 24, 2021
Fewer than one hundred kilometers lie between the flood-ravaged district of Ahrweiler and the volcanic lakes in the Eifel. These maars have now provided evidence that weather extremes could increase. Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry have used sediment cores from maar lakes and dry maars in the volcanic Eifel to precisely construe how the climate in Central Europe changed over the last 60,000 years. In cold periods, the climate fluctuated less, and weather extremes were less pronounced. In warm periods, on the other hand, there were more extreme precipitation events, and abundant decadal fluctuations. This result suggests that Central Europe will have to adapt to more extreme weather events as a result of human-induced climate change.
Science X staff
July 1, 2021
The eruption of the Laacher See volcano in the Eifel, a low mountain range in western Germany, is one of Central Europe's largest eruptions over the past 100,000 years. The eruption ejected around 20 cubic kilometers of tephra and the eruption column is believed to have reached at least 20 kilometers in height, comparable to the Pinatubo eruption in the Philippines in 1991. Technical advances in combination with tree remains buried in the course of the eruption now enabled an international research team to accurately date the event. Accordingly, the eruption of the Laacher See volcano occurred 13,077 years ago and thus 126 years earlier than previously assumed. This sheds new light on the climate history of the entire North Atlantic and European region and requires an adaptation of the European climate archives. "We can now precisely date a drop in temperature at the end of the last glacial period, so that the information coincides with that observed from the Greenland Ice Sheet cores," said Dr. Frederick Reinig, a dendrochronologist at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz (JGU). An international research team with experts in archeology, climatology, ecology, radiocarbon dating, and volcanology was involved in this study. The research results were published in the journal Nature.
Science X staff
June 1, 2021
The smoke from the extreme forest fires on the US West Coast in September 2020 traveled over many thousands of kilometers to Central Europe, where it continued to affect the atmosphere for days afterwards. A comparison of ground and satellite measurements now shows: The forest fire aerosol disturbed the free troposphere over Leipzig in Germany as never before. An evaluation by an international research team led by the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) revealed an extraordinary optical thickness on 11 September 2020, which attenuated sunlight by a third. The study, published in Geophysical Research Letters, is the first publication to show that ESA's novel Aeolus satellite can not only reliably measure global wind profiles but also aerosols in the atmosphere as it was shown by comparing Aeolus measurements with lidar measurements from the ground. The Center National de Recherches Météorologiques (CNRM) of the University of Toulouse, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the European Space Agency (ESA) were involved in the study.
May 28, 2021
rchaeologists working in the district of Tübingen in southwest Germany have discovered the region's earliest gold object to date. It is a spiral ring of gold wire unearthed in autumn 2020 from the grave of an Early Bronze Age woman. It is about 3,800 years old, according to analyses. Precious metal finds from this period are very rare in southwestern Germany. The gold probably originates from Cornwall in southwest Britain. The archaeologists say it is unusually early proof of the far-reaching trade in luxury objects of the people of that time. The excavation was led by Professor Raiko Krauss from the Institute of Prehistory and Medieval Archaeology at the University of Tübingen and Dr. Jörg Bofinger from the Baden-Württemberg State Office for Cultural Heritage Management, based in Esslingen.
Wood Resources International LLC
May 14, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- Increased demand for hardwood fiber in key pulp-producing countries and a weaker US dollar resulted in higher hardwood pulplogs prices in the...
May 5, 2021
Tesco today announces a further extension of its ambitious health strategy, with commitments to help customers in Central Europe eat more healthily, and to further improve access to healthy alternatives for Booker's business customers. In March, we set out the latest step in our efforts to make our stores the easiest place for customers to shop for affordable, healthy, sustainable food. These commitments cover Tesco's UK & ROI business, as our largest market and where our health work is...
April 20, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- Unit4, a leader in enterprise cloud applications for mid-market people-centric organizations, today announced results for the first quarter...
March 9, 2021
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced it has signed a collaborative agreement with Beyond.pl, a leading data center and cloud service provider in Central Europe. As part of the agreement, Beyond.pl is launching a new suite of cloud services for clients powered by HPE GreenLake and will leverage HPE GreenLake to transform part of its existing IT estate. HPE has also selected Beyond.pl to serve as a HPE GreenLake colocation facility for HPE-managed customers, who require off-premises...
March 8, 2021
Central European Programming and IT Talent Hub Codecool has recently closed a Series C investment round of €7 million and plans further expansion into Europe with two new campuses planned. This round now brings codecool's total raise to €12.5 million. The round was supported by new partner Integral Venture Partners, and saw participation from existing [...]
January 7, 2021
Orlen Capital Group, the largest oil refiner in Central Europe, announced its plans to become the leading producer of biofuels by 2030.
Science X staff
December 7, 2020
In the past 20 years, Central Europe has experienced six summer heat waves and droughts. Until now, however, it was unclear what factors led to these extreme events. Researchers from two Helmholtz Centres (AWI & UFZ) have now discovered that in Central Europe, temperature and precipitation patterns in April play a vital role in determining whether or not the soils are drier than average in the following summer. If the April is too warm, with little precipitation, a large proportion of the moisture stored in the soil evaporates, making a summer drought more likely. The team has also identified one of the reasons for the repeated dry Aprils and the correspondingly increased risk of drought. Decreasing temperature differences between the Arctic and the middle latitudes lead to a shift in the jet stream and the formation of a blocking high-pressure system over the North Sea and parts of Germany. This in turn means that the April weather in Central Europe is getting much too warm and dry, as the researchers report in a study released today in the Nature Partner Journals npj Climate and Atmospheric Science.
November 6, 2020
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October 26, 2020
The Bronze Age battle may actually not have been a skirmish but a massacre, according to the archaeologists excavating the site.
May 30, 2020
A consultant working for the ministry's Central Europe division and an officer of the law division have tested Covid-19 positive, the people cited above said on condition of anonymity.
May 13, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic wipes out jobs and empties offices across the world, companies in Central Europe that provide remote, lower-cost services for multinationals are emerging as winners in the new business order.
August 27, 2019
The Economic Times
During his visit, Jaishankar held discussions with his Hungarian counterpart on a wide range of bilateral and multilateral issues.
November 9, 2018
This Veterans Day marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. It was during the war that National Geographic Society began producing original maps.
June 4, 2019
Carrier Transicold will showcase its flagship next-generation temperature-controlled trailer system - the Vector® HE 19 (High Efficiency) - in Munich at Transport Logistic 2019. Its new, ultra-modern design delivers a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 30%, creates a 10% savings in weight, reduces noise by 3 dB(A) and offers up to 15% savings on maintenance costs. Carrier Transicold, which operates in Germany as Carrier Transicold Deutschland GmbH, is a part of Carrier, a leading glo...
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