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  • Expensive drops for a more secure future

    [30 May 2017] Ninety-seven per cent of the world's usable fresh water is stored as groundwater. Despite this, we know very little about groundwater and how, for example, it is being affected by climate change. Hydrologist Roland Barthel wants to change this.

  • Messages from the deep: how far down could life go?

    [11 Apr 2017] An interdisciplinary team of scientists led by scientists from Utrecht University with participation from University of Gothenburg have found new clues about how deep life may extend into the Earth¿s interior near the deepest place on our planet ¿ the Challenger Deep in the Pacific Ocean.

  • Water supplies in Tibet set to increase in the future

    [20 Jan 2016] The Tibetan Plateau has long been seen as a "hotspot" for international environmental research, and there have been fears that water supplies in the major Asian rivers would drastically decline in the near future. However, new research now shows that water supplies will be stable and may even increase in the coming decades.

  • Chinese climate researcher new honorary doctorate

    [14 Dec 2015] Chinese climate researcher Zhisheng An was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Gothenburg¿s Faculty of Science earlier this year. On 16 October, his honorary degree was conferred on him at the university¿s conferment ceremony. "I was delighted to find out that I would receive an honorary doctorate," recalls Professor An.

  • Rock stars: Geologists on the silver screen

    [31 Aug 2015] When geologists gather for a beer after work or around a campfire after a long day in the field, the conversation sometimes turns to one question: How is the profession portrayed on film? Geologists Erik Sturkell, Axel Sjöqvist, Lennart Björklund and Andreas Johnsson decided to find out.

  • More grasslands in Tibet could bring climate improvements

    [17 Aug 2015] In the Arctic, enhanced vegetation growth amplifies global warming. On the Tibetan Plateau, however, the situation is the reverse. "The trend in Tibet is the opposite of what we are seeing in the Arctic", says Professor Deliang Chen from the University of Gothenburg. "By restoring grasslands there, the climate can be improved - both locally and globally."

  • Europe's extreme weather over 200 years presented in new book

    [22 Dec 2014] He is one of the principal authors of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report. Climate scientist Deliang Chen, along with researcher Alexander Walther and his colleagues from four other European universities have now published a new book that shows the development of European extreme weather for the period 1801-2000.

  • 13 million crowns from the VR Swedish Research Council (VR) awarded to the Department of Earth Sciences for research

    [3 Nov 2014] On November 3rd, the Swedish Research Council selected which grant proposals to fund in the fields of natural science and engineering science. Over 13 million crowns was awarded to the Department of Earth Sciences for research projects.

  • Climate models are not good enough

    [18 Apr 2013] Only a few climate models were able to reproduce the observed changes in extreme precipitation in China over the last 50 years. This is the finding of a doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

  • Investigating the history of a rock

    [18 Apr 2013] Researchers can use the mineral rutile to learn about rock types and their history. Two articles published in the highly respected journal ¿Geology¿ now present a new application of a method for more easily tracing the mineral rutile. The co-authors of the articles are researchers at the University of Gothenburg.

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