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Johann Friedrich Blumenbach - Online

The project “Johann Friedrich Blumenbach –Online” ( aims at making the rise of German science within the European context visible, and at supplying a missing part in accessible primary source material on the cultural history of the time: the publications of Johann Friedrich Blumenbach. This is particularly significant with regard to an essential aspect of this period: the…


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Radiometrische Altersbestimmung von Wasser und Sedimenten

The project aims to date objects from palaeoenvironmental archives (sediments, tree rings, water) with the highest possible temporal accuracy and to investigate as well as document abrupt climatic fluctuations in the past. The main goal is to reconstruct the changes in global and regional climate over the last 10,000 to 300,000 years. The informations obtained in the project is relevant for…


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Schadstoffdynamik in Einzugsgebieten

Long-term studies on the heavy metal pollution of river sediments in selected areas make it possible to quantify the temporal and spatial changes and to identify the laws of transport, sedimentation and discharge of contaminants. Current studies on event-dependent transportion of particulate material serve to investigate the self-purification potential of rivers strongly influenced by human…


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