From the Past into the Future: New Climate Simulations for Science and Society

Jochem Marotzke zum Buch "Die kalte Sonne"

Am 6. Februar 2012 wurde das Buch "Die kalte Sonne" von Fritz Vahrenholt und Sebastian Lüning vorgestellt. Jochem Marotzke, Direktor am Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie und Vorstandsvorsitzender des Deutschen Klima-Konsortiums, nimmt dazu Stellung:

 

Der Mensch hat das globale Klima bereits nachweislich geändert, und der fortgesetzte Ausstoß...

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Neue Klimasimulationen für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft - Infoveranstaltung am 23./24.2.12

Das Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie (MPI-M) und das Deutsche Klimarechenzentrum (DKRZ) laden herzlich ein zu einer Informationsveranstaltung zum Abschluss der vom BMBF geförderten Konsortialrechnungen im Rahmen des CMIP5 (Coupled Models Intercomparison Project Phase 5). 

 

Diese Rechnungen für die deutsche wissenschaftliche Community gehen...

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Important visitors: Olaf Scholz and Dorothee Stapelfeldt at the KlimaCampus

Hamburg's First Mayor Olaf Scholz and Senator for Science Dr Dorothee Stapelfeldt visited the KlimaCampus on 20 January to inform themselves on site about the scientific work of the respective institutions.

 

In addition to a short presentation of the German Climate Computing Centre (Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum, DKRZ), the excellence cluster...

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Wladimir Peter Köppen Award 2011 for Florian Rauser

For the third time the Cluster of Excellence CliSAP at the KlimaCampus, University of Hamburg, has given recognition to excellent PhD theses. This year there will be two young recipients of the Wladimir Peter Köppen Award for Climate and Earth System Research. "The decision was very hard this year", says jury member Prof. Jürgen Sündermann. "The...

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A search for large-scale effects of ship emissions on clouds and radiation in satellite data

This publication was chosen as research highlight by Nature Climate Change

 

Aerosols released by ships can locally induce brighter or even new clouds, but it has been unclear whether this phenomenon extends far beyond the narrow ship tracks visible in satellite images, which might be expected if aerosols are blown far downwind. 

 

To address...

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Isaac Held wins important Climate Change Award

Isaac M. Held, member of MPI-M’s Scientific Advisory Board, is the winner of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award 2012 in the Climate Change category for his fundamental contribution to understanding the structure of atmospheric circulation systems and the role of water vapor in climate change. Held predicts that if CO2 emissions are...

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Multi-year prediction of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation at 26.5 °N possible

Climate scientists around Dr. Daniela Matei and Prof. Dr. Jochem Marotzke from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and Prof. Dr. Johanna Baehr from Hamburg University's Cluster of Excellence "CliSAP" have now shown for the first time that the strength of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation at 26.5 °N can be skillfully...

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"Climate Change Mitigation Through the Freeloader Effect" - Interview with Jochem Marotzke about the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban

On the occasion of the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, Jochem Marotzke, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, talks about the climate summit’s chances of producing a result and tells us that effective mitigation measures are still within grasp. Jochem Marotzke contributes to the scientific reports of...

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A winning formula for climate change conferences?

The likelihood of damage caused by climate change in the medium term could bring poor and rich countries to effectively reduce carbon dioxide emissions 

 

A global agreement on effective climate change mitigation could be closer to realisation - if the findings of Max Planck scientists are incorporated in negotiations. According to these, success...

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