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Professor Hamed Sanei, Department of Geoscience

2021.05.27 | Department of Geoscience

Scientists are alarmed: unprecedented mercury accumulation in Pacific Ocean trenches

The amount of mercury discovered in this area exceeds any value ever recorded in remote marine sediments, states Professor Hamed Sanei, who is part of the international research group from Denmark, Canada, Germany and Japan, which is behind the discovery. Read more about the surprising study here.

Research, photo Chokniti Khongchum, Pexels

2021.05.27 | Department of Geoscience

Geologist Astrid Strunk receives AUFF's PhD award

Astrid Strunk from the Department of Geoscience was among five lucky researchers each to receive DKK 50,000, when this year's PhD prizes were awarded to young researchers with extraordinary talent. Her research project reconstructed how the Ice Sheet in Northern Greenland reacts to climate change and improved some of the methods for carbon dating.

Søren Munch Kristiansen, associate professor, Department of Geoscience

2021.05.19 | Department of Geoscience, Staff

Podcast: Water and Earth - and not least Humans

In a new podcast, you can hear Associate Professor Søren Munch Kristiansen from Geoscience talk about his work in geology. For him, people are especially exciting – and his work is centered around understanding how the Earth affects us and how we have affected it. Aarhus Studenterradio has made the podcast. You can hear it here. (In Danish)

Christoffer Karoff

2021.05.17 | Staff, Department of Geoscience

Event: Digitalization and Climate Change

At the Matchpoint Conference on 27-29 May, Christoffer Karoff from Geoscience is the host at a talk about digitalization and climate change. One challenge is that the green transition is impossible without digital technologies, but at the same time, the IT sector is also one of the greatest contributors to global CO2 emissions. Sign up by May 20th.

Per Trinhammer

2021.05.05 | Department of Geoscience

PORO-CLIM will map the seabed in the Atlantic Ocean

On board the ship Celtic Explorer, Per Trinhammer will for the next 4 weeks together with researchers and engineers from Danish, British and Irish universities map the seabed in the Atlantic Ocean under Porcupine and Rockall basins. They look at how the Earth's deep interior has affected the global climate in the geological past. Follow them here.

Niels Claes, postdoc at Geoscience

2021.05.04 | Department of Geoscience

New article on the impact of flood irrigation on the water cycle

More than 60% of the applied water in flood irrigation can slowly return back to the riparian zones and streams with delays that can be more than a month. This 'temporary storage' of water is an important component of the water cycle. This can be seen in models that Niels Claes has made with partners from the University of Wyoming.