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Freiberg Online Geoscience

Freiberg Online Geoscience is a journal which is related to geoscience at the
TU Bergakademie Freiberg. 

Thus we publish:

  • monographs of scientists at TU Bergakademie Freiberg including guest
  • results from joint research projects
  • results about regional geoscientific results
  • special issues
  • conference proceedings

All contributions will be peer reviewed by at least two independent persons.

FOG is an electronic journal registered under ISSN 1434-7512.

FOG is a peer reviewed open access journal.

FOG is recognized among others by GEOBASE and
Thus publications in FOG are considered for calculating the respective
author´s H index.


FOG - Freiberg Online Geoscience
Electronic Journal of the Freiberg Geoscience Department
Prof. Traugott Scheytt (Editor)
09596 Freiberg (Germany)

Phone: +49 3731 39-3460
Telefax: +49-3731 39-22195
E-Mail: traugott.scheytt [at] (traugott[dot]scheytt[at]geo[dot]tu-freiberg[dot]de)

Instruction for Authors

Submission of a manuscript implies that this manuscript  has not been published before and that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

The title page shall include:
  •  The name(s) of the author(s)
  • A concise and informative title
  • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
  • The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author

Please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

Keywords: Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

Text Formatting: Manuscripts should be submitted in WORD or PDF.

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Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings.

Abbreviations: Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.

Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.


Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. The list of references shall only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list

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Journal Impact Factor: 1.61

Raoul Tepong-Tsinde
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Richard H. Stanulla
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Judy Adamek
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Broder Merkel & Mandy Hoyer (Eds.)
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Nadja Schmidt
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Cornelia Maria Wilske
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Marie-Luise Richter & Christoph Breitkreuz
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Victoria Kürzinger
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Benjamin Hildebrant
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Svenja Heimann
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Broder Merkel (Ed)
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Ahmed Abdalla Gharaibeh
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Bärbel Gottesmann, Hans-Jürgen Förster, Axel Bernd Müller, Horst Kämpf
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Folke Meinardus
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Raghid Sabri
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Christoph Breitkreuz and Uwe Kroner (conveners)
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Anna Seither
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Karin Heiland
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Broder Merkel & Mandy Hoyer (Eds.)
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Meghalim Phukan
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Broder Merkel & Mandy Hoyer (Eds.)
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Volume 30 (2011)
Geothermal state of shallow submarine geothermal systems and isotopic signatures of Panarea, Aeolian Islands (Italy)
Christin Müller
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Volume 31 (2012)
Tracing Flow and Salinization Processes at selected Locations of Israel and the West Bank – the Judea Group Aquifer and the Shallow Aquifer of Jericho
Torsten Lange
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 Volume 32 (2012)
Optimizing the Design of Metallic Iron Filters for Water Treatment
Kumiko Miyajima
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Volume 33 (2012)
Issyk-Kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan
Broder Merkel (Editor)
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Volume 34 (2013)
VS2DRT: Variably Saturated Two Dimensional Reactive Transport Modeling in the Vadose Zone
Sosina Shimeles Haile
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Volume 35 (2013)
Uranium contamination of soil and groundwater by phosphate fertilizer application
Mandy Hoyer
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Volume 36 (2014)
2-D numerical flow and density modeling in Dead Sea Group sediments (Darga, Israel)
Matthias Strey
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Volume 37 (2014)
Hydraulic Investigations of the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Robert Sieland
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Volume 38 (2015)
Iron-based metallic systems: an excellent choice for sustainable water treatment
Antoine Ghauch
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Volume 39 (2015)
FOG special volume: Regional Hydrogeology in Asia and the Middle East
Broder Merkel & Mandy Hoyer (Eds.)
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Volume 40 (2015)
Innovative methods in mine water treatment, geothermal energy utilization and in-situ leaching - Proceedings of the Mine Water Symposium 2015, Freiberg, Germany
Broder Merkel & Mandy Hoyer (Eds.)
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Volume 10 (2003)
Groundwater Modeling Taking Into Account Probabilistic Uncertainties
Wahyu Hardyanto
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Volume 11 (2004)
High resolution aerial and field mapping of thermal features in Ragged Hills, Yellowstone National Park
Juliane Becker
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Appendix: Digital Atlas of Ragged Hills (svg-file, 7 MB, [right mouse click for menu])

Volume 12 (2005)
Integration of Water Resources of the Upper Aquifer in Amman-Zarqa Basin Based on Mathematical Modeling and GIS, Jordan
Al Mahamid, Jihad
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Volume 13 (2005)
Hydrogeological and Hydrochemical Investigations in West Nymph Creek Thermal Area, Yellowstone National Park, USA
Baas Brimer
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Volume 14 (2005)
Geoecology of the Lake Urema / Central Mozambique
Beate Böhme
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Volume 15 (2006)
Mercury distribution between particulate and dissolved states in wetlands in California, USA
Elke Süß
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Volume 16 (2006)
Gas Geochemistry and Isotopic Signatures in the deep Thermal waters in Jordan
Nadir Eraifej
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Volume 17 (2006)
Use of Stable and Radioactive Isotopes and Gaseous Tracers for Estimating Groundwater Recharge, Time of Residence, Mixing of the Different Types of Groundwater and Origin in the Silao Romita Aquifer, Guanajuato, Central Mexico
Axel Horst
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Volume 18 (2008)
Column Experiments Simulating Various Scenarios for Arsenic Mobilisation in Bangladesh
Heidi Lißner
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Volume 19 (2009)
Seasonal changes in the arsenic distribution of newly drilled wells tapping different aquifers in the Bangladesh delta
Joerg Steinborn
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Volume 20 (2009)
Mobilisation of Arsenic in the low-flow regime of groundwaters in Bangladesh
Cornelia Härtig
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Volume 21 (2009)
Chemical and isotopic investigations of submarine hydrothermal fluid discharges from Panarea, Aeolian Islands, Italy
Robert Sieland
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Volume 22 (2009)
Research in Shallow Marine and Fresh Water Systems: 1st International Workshop - Proceedings
Broder Merkel & Mandy Schipek (Eds.)
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Volume 23 (2009)
Quantification of submarine degassing of Panarea Volcano in the Aeolian archipelago, Italy
Daniel Steinbrückner
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Volume 24 (2009)
Mining and Water, DAAD Alumni Expert Seminar - Proceedings
Broder Merkel & Mandy Schipek (Eds.)
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Volume 25 (2010)
Investigation and modelling of the geochemical processes in the hydrothermal system of Panarea, Italy
Maike Hamel
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Volume 26 (2010)
Hydrogeological and hydrochemical investigations at the Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia) with regard to the extraction of lithium
Nadja Schmidt
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Volume 27 (2011)
Metallic Iron for Safe Drinking Water Production
Chicgoua Noubactep
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Volume 28 (2011)
Estimating Water Chemistry Parameters from Experimental Data Using PEST with PHREEQC
Samer Bachmaf & Broder J. Merkel
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Volume 29 (2011)
Treatment of acid mine lakes - Lab and field studies
Mandy Schipek
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Volume 1 (1998)
Aquatic Chemistry of Uranium
A Review Focusing on Aspects of Environmental Chemistry
Günther Meinrath
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Volume 2 (1999)
Sensitivity analysis and simulation uncertainties in predictive geochemical modelling - a case study
Christian Ekberg
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Volume 3 (2000)
Hydrogeological and hydrochemical investigations in the Rioverde basin, Mexico
Britta Planer-Friedrich
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Volume 4 (2001)
Dictionary Applied Geology, English Ð French Ð German Ð Spanish
Merkel B., Berrios D., Birkle P., Planer-Friedrich B., Portugal E., Santoyo E., Santoyo S.
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Download the English dictionary (947 kByte).
Download the Deutsches Wörterbuch (921 kByte).
Download the Dictionnaire français (927 kByte).
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Volume 5 (2001)
Groundwater study for the Wadi Zerqa catchment area, Jordan
Stefan Martens
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Volume 6 (2001)
Geostatistics without Stationarity Assumptions within Geographical Information Systems
Alexander Brenning
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Volume 7 (2002)
Integrierte Datenauswertung Hydrogeologie
Broder J. Merkel & Britta Planer-Friedrich
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Volume 8 (2002)
Sorption von Metallen und Halbmetallen im bergbaulich beeinflussten Feuchtgebiet Lengenfeld / Vogtland
Manja Seidel
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Volume 9 (2003)
A hydrogeological, hydrochemical and environmental study in Wadi Al Arroub drainage basin, South West Bank, Palestine
Ziad Quannam
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