Cooperation agreement signed for seasonal climate predictions

10. 03. 2017

Since 2009, Germany's National Meteorological Service Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), the University of Hamburg (UHH) and the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) have been developing a system for climate prediction with a...

Improved representation of convection, tropical clouds and precipitation in climate models

Anvil-cloud. Photo by Traute Crueger ©2017

In a new study, Dr Karsten Peters and Dr Traute Crueger, both scientists in the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institue for Meteorology (MPI-M),  together with their colleagues Prof...

MPI-M scientists participate in new public outreach project

27. 01. 2017

Two scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) collaborated with Latest Thinking, a public outreach project using an innovative video format for sharing research results, to explain their research in an...

Jochem Marotzke elected to acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering

Prof Dr Jochem Marotzke. Photo: MPI-M, D. Ausserhofer.

On 12 October 2016 Prof. Dr. Jochem Marotzke, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), was elected to the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) as a full member. The election is an honor for...

MiKlip publishes first experimental decadal climate forecasts in online interactive tool

26. 01. 2017

The MiKlip project, led by Prof Jochem Marotzke, and coordinated by Dr Freja Vamborg at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, has made its decadal climate forecasts available online today. Decadal climate predictions cover...

New study on the effects of deforestation on local climate

In a new study published recently in the Journal of Climate, Johannes Winckler, Christian Reick and Julia Pongratz, scientists in the department "The Land in the Earth System" at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology...

EU-project Blue-Action on Arctic climate changes and its impacts kicks-on in Berlin

18. 01. 2017

Today, at times when both the global mean and Arctic surface temperatures are at record high, while the extent of sea ice covering the Arctic ocean reaches the lowest level ever measured for this time of the year (figure), an...

Climate Research Must Sharpen its View

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The signing of the Paris agreement in 2015 has encouraged some to conclude that the major questions concerning climate change have at last been answered and that climate science has met its challenges. This, as is argued in a new...

Syukuro Manabe and James Hansen win BBVA Climate Change Award

12. 01. 2017

This year´s BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category goes to Prof Syukuro Manabe and Prof James Hansen. The prize jury was chaired by Prof Bjorn Stevens, director at the Max Planck Institute...

Land and ocean drivers of interglacial CO2 trends

In a new article published in Climate of the Past, an open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union, Dr. Thomas Kleinen and Prof. Victor Brovkin from the Department “The Land in the Earth System” at the Max Planck...

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