[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.
[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.
[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.
[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."
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[22 Feb 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.
[28 Nov 2012] Near surface water has shaped the landscape of Mars. Areas of the planet¿s northern and southern hemispheres have alternately thawed and frozen in recent geologic history and comprise striking similarities to the landscape of Svalbard. This suggests that water has played a more extensive role than previously envisioned, and that environments capable of sustaining life could exist, according to new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
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