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DLR veröffentlicht Satellitenbilder des japanischen Katastrophengebiets

DLR releases satellite images of Japanese disaster area

12. March 2011

After the severe earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters' was activated on the morning of the 11 March 2011. All participating institutions were asked to provide satellite imagery of the affected area. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is responding through its Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information (ZKI) in Oberpfaffenhofen.

Entwicklung der Ozonschicht: DLR%2dWissenschaftler tragen zu neuen Erkenntnissen bei

DLR researchers contribute new insights on changes in the Ozone Layer

23. February 2011

German Aerospace Center (DLR) researchers have been instrumental in the preparation of a report on the changes in the Ozone Layer for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The report was published online by the Geneva-based WMO in January. Recent estimates suggest that, by the middle of the 21st century, the thickness of Ozone Layer will be the same as in the early 1980s.

TerraSAR-X-image of the month: Calving icebergs on Queen Maud Land

8. February 2011

If the city of Bonn were located on the edge of the Fimbul Ice Shelf, in the Antarctic, its inhabitants would now be embarking on a journey through the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. An iceberg the size of Bonn – with a surface area of 120 square kilometres – has calved in the Atlantic. Glaciologists at Hamburg University's Climate Campus have been using the German Aerospace Center (DLR) radar satellite, TerraSAR-X, to observe the area from an altitude of 500 kilometres and gain a better understanding of how icebergs like this will calve in the future.

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