Changing Permafrost in the Arctic and its Global Effects in the 21st Century: EU project launch of “PAGE21"

What happens when the vast amounts of carbon stored in Arctic soils are released into the atmosphere? This is the central question of a newly launched EU project named "PAGE21" which brings together field researchers, operators of long-term observatories and modellers from 18 partner institutions. Among them: Dr. Stefan Hagemann from the Max Planck...

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Wissenschaft für Jedermann: Nacht des Wissens am 29.10.2011

Wie faszinierend Wissenschaft sein kann, wird bei der 4. Hamburger "Nacht des Wissens" erleb- und erfahrbar. Rund 50 wissenschaftliche Einrichtungen öffnen am Samstag, den 29. Oktober von 17:00 Uhr bis Mitternacht ihre Türen, um Interessierten ihre Forschungsthemen nahe zu bringen. Mit dabei: die Mitglieder des KlimaCampus sowie Mathematiker der...

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WATCH Project: Researchers Put New Spin on World's Water Cycle

The final report of the Water and Global Change programme (WATCH), an extensive analysis of the world's water resources, was made available on 13 October 2011, significantly expanding our understanding of climate change and land use impacts on the global hydrological cycle. The four-year programme, funded by the European Union Framework Six...

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MPI-M at 3rd Hamburg Climate Week

From 23 to 30 September 2011 Hamburg's city center around the venues Europapassage and Rathausmarkt will again turn into a climate theme park: during the 3rd Hamburg Climate Week / Climate Night more than 100 participants will present many interesting actions and attractions focusing on climate and climate change.

 

The KlimaCampus members -...

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Eingriffe ins Klima - was kann und darf die Wissenschaft? Diskussionsrunde des Max-Planck-Forums in Mainz

Geo Engineering wird heute heiß diskutiert. Denn auf Basis neuer wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse scheinen gezielte Eingriff in globale Klimaprozesse möglich, um die Erwärmung der Erde zu stoppen - von künstlichen Wolken bis zu Sonnensegeln im All. Was wie Fiktion klingt, ist oft tatsächlich schon machbar. Welche Maßnahmen des Geo Engineering es...

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Reimar Lüst to be awarded Jacobs University's first honorary doctorate

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, Jacobs University awards its first honorary doctorate to German astrophysicist and former president of the Max Planck Society Prof. Dr. Reimar Lüst. He will be honored for his outstanding lifetime achievements in the fields of space science and as a science manager.  The honorary doctorate will be bestowed...

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Reforestation’s Cooling Influence - A Result of Farmer’s Past Choices

This publication was chosen as AGU journal highlight

 

Decisions by farmers to plant on productive land with little snow enhances the potential for reforestation to counteract global warming, concludes new research from Carnegie's Julia Pongratz (formerly at MPI-M) and Ken Caldeira and their colleagues Martin Claußen, Christian Reick and Thomas...

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MPI-M ist Gründungspartner des neuen Klimanavigators

Das Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie (MPI-M) ist einer der Gründungspartner vom Opens external link in current windowKlimanavigator, einem neuen Internetportal, das am 25. Juli 2011 online geschaltet wurde. Die Plattform bündelt Wissen zum Klimawandel und dient als Wegweiser durch die deutsche Forschungslandschaft rund um Klima, Klimafolgen und Anpassung an den Klimawandel....

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MPI-M contributes to a new exhibition in the Ozeaneum Stralsund

On Monday, 11 July 2011, the Oceaneum in Stralsund will open a new permanent exhibition on marine research and utilization.

 

Current topics in German marine research are presented in an area of 500 square meters. The exhibition was developed with substantial participation and cooperation with the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM). From...

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Kenji Shimizu receives second Klaus Hasselmann Postdoctoral Fellowship

On 2 May 2011, Dr. Kenji Shimizu, the new Klaus Hasselmann Postdoctoral Fellow, started work at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M). During his three-year fellowship, Kenji Shimizu will work in the department "The Ocean in the Earth System" (led by Prof. Dr. Jochem Marotzke).

 

The Klaus Hasselmann Postdoctoral Fellowship was first...

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