Non-linear responses of the stratosphere and the European climate to global warming

The effects of global warming are experienced in terms of changes in meteorological phenomena, such as the storms that reach Europe, from their region of origin in the western North Atlantic. Dr Elisa Manzini and Dr Luis Kornblueh from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), and Dr Alexey Y. Karpechko from the Finnish Meteorological...

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In climate policy, it can’t be “five minutes to midnight” forever

In a commentary for Nature Geoscience, Dr Oliver Geden, guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), argues that climate scientists tend to misconceive the relevance of the remaining carbon budget for mitigation action. To communicate effectively, climate researchers need to understand policymaking processes and incentives...

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Bessel research awardee Philip Stier at MPI-M

Prof. Philip Stier, Professor of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Oxford and currently guest at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), was selected by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to receive the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award. Award winners are honored for their outstanding research record and invited to spend a...

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When the plants wilt, the rain comes

One basic distinction between land and ocean is the fact that the land can dry out. In a recent study, Dr Cathy Hohenegger and Prof Bjorn Stevens from the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) demonstrated that this is of fundamental importance for the spatial distribution of...

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Girls´Day 2018 at MPI-M

On 26 April 2018, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) took part in the Germany-wide Girls' Future Day Girls´Day, providing 15 young girls with insights into climate research.

The Girls´Day has been taking place since 2001 and is a career day for schoolgirls from the fifth grade upwards. On this day, the girls get to know different...

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Climate researchers from Taiwan visiting MPI-M

Eight scientists from National Science and Technology Center for Desaster Reduction (NCDR) and Academia Sinica Research Center for Environmental Changes visited the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology on 24th of April 2018.

The aim of the visit was a practical exchange between MPI-M and Taiwanese institutions about new accomplishments in climate...

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IPCC appoints new authors: scientists from Hamburg assume important functions for sixth IPCC report

Scientists of Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and Universität Hamburg will take over the important function of being authors of the sixth report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC chose seven scientists as Lead Authors, one of whom will have coordinating functions, and Review Editors. Together with...

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MPI-M scientists visited China´s Meteorological Administration

Thirteen scientists connected to the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) visited the Chinese Meteorological Administration for scientific exchange in the fields of atmospheric research and climate modeling in late March 2018.

The visit in China consisted of two parts in two different cities. The first part, in Guangzhou in the south of...

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Julia Pongratz takes on professorship in Munich

Dr Julia Pongratz, group leader in the department “Land in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), has accepted a professorship at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich. She will be Full Professor for Physical Geography and Land Use Systems as of April 2018. She accepted the call in August 2017. Pongratz...

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MPI-M congratulates Reimar Lüst on his 95th birthday

On March 25th 2018, Prof. Dr. Reimar Lüst celebrated his 95th birthday. The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) congratulates the former president of the Max Planck Society, scientific statesman, and astrophysicist on this occasion.

The MPI-M was founded in 1975, with the support of Reimar Lüst. He was at the time the president of the Max...

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