EMS Silver Medal 2013 to Hartmut Graßl

The European Meteorological Society (EMS) has chosen Professor Hartmut Graßl, former Director at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and Professor at the Meteorological Institute of the University of Hamburg, as Laureate of the EMS Silver Medal 2013. He is honoured for his leadership in shaping climate science and his exceptional communication...

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Forscher fangen Wolken ein

Großangelegte Messkampagne in Jülich erfasst die räumliche Struktur der bewölkten Atmosphäre mit nie gekannter Genauigkeit.

Wolken sind ein alltäglicher Anblick. Sie erscheinen uns als gigantische helle Gebilde am Himmel, bestehen aber letztlich aus Myriaden winzig kleiner  Wassertröpfchen und Eispartikeln verschiedenster Größe und Form. Im Rahmen...

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Planting trees may not reverse climate change but it will help locally

Afforestation, planting trees in an area where there have previously been no trees, can reduce the effect of climate change by cooling temperate regions finds a study in the open access journal Carbon Balance and Management. Afforestation would lead to cooler and wetter summers by the end of this century.

Without check climate change is projected...

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New Emmy Noether Junior Research Group „Forest Management in the Earth System” at MPI-M

Dr. Julia Pongratz has successfully applied to the German Research Foundation (DFG) for establishing a new Emmy Noether junior research group on “Forest management in the Earth system”. The holder of the third Klaus-Hasselmann-Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) works in the department “The Land in the...

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Helge Gößling awarded with first prize for understandable science

Ulrich Bohrn (left) and Helge Gößling (right) were both awarded with the first prize in the competition "Understanding science". Photo: Klaus-Dieter Sonntag.

Climate researcher Helge Gößling was awarded with the first prize in the competition “Understanding science" of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig for his...

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Multi-annual predictability of summer temperatures over Central Europe verified

Scientists around Dr. Wolfgang Müller at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) have studied the skill of predictions for seasonal surface temperatures over Europe. Multi-annually averaged summer temperatures are predictable for central and eastern Europe; multi-annually averaged winter temperatures are predictable for northern Europe....

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Jaison Thomas Ambadan graduates from IMPRS-ESM in Hamburg as 100th PhD candidate

Jaison Thomas Ambadan is the 100th graduate of the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM) at Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) in Hamburg. He successfully defended his doctoral thesis “Evaluation of Stochastic Kinetic Energy Backscatter in the GME Ensemble Prediction System” on 19 November 2012.


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ZEIT-Stiftung awards Reimar Lüst with Medal of Honor

The ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius in Hamburg awarded it´s Medal of Honor to astrophysicist and former president of the Max Planck Society (MPG) Prof. Dr. Reimar Lüst for his merits in science in Germany.


From left to right: Prof. Dr. Peter Gruss, Dr. Dorothee Stapelfeldt, Prof. Dr. Reimar Lüst, Prof. Dr. James J. Hanks Jr., Dr....

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Bjorn Stevens at October Music Festival 2012 of Bavarian State Opera

With the leading theme “Chaos and Order”, the fourth “October Music Festival” will be taking place as a cooperation of the Max Planck Society and the Bavarian State Opera in Munich from October 12 - 20.

The audience can look forward to lectures about different aspects of this topic as well as the appertaining concerts. Well known scientists will...

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Stratosphere influences currents in North Atlantic

Scientists of the University of Utah and the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) in Hamburg pointed out an up to now unknown correlation between the upper atmosphere and the ocean in their paper published in “Nature Geoscience”.

Thomas Reichler and Junsu Kim of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, USA, revealed together with Elisa...

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