CLAVIER project - tackling climate change in Central and Eastern Europe

In the CLAVIER project (Climate Change and Variability: Impact on Central and Eastern Europe) an international and interdisciplinary team of researchers was investigating possible impacts of climate change on Central and Eastern Europe. The three countries Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria were examined in detail.


The project addressed the...

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Erich Roeckner honoured with a Symposium in Hamburg

Dr. Erich Roeckner from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) in Hamburg, Germany, has been honoured with a scientific symposium on the occasion of his retirement to honour and extend his contribution to climate modelling in Hamburg. Scientists and companions were invited to join and program the symposium “Modelling the general...

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Daniela Jacob appointed Professor at the University of Bergen

Dr. Daniela Jacob, Deputy of the Department “Atmosphere in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), has been appointed to a Professor II position ("adjunct professor") at the University of Bergen, Norway.

The part-time position in Regional Climate Change at the Geophysical Institute, Faculty of Mathematics and...

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1. Climate Week/Climate Night in Hamburg: MPI-M and DKRZ present stand and climate globe

From 19 to 26 September 2009 the shopping mall Europa Passage, located in the city centre of Hamburg, will turn into a climate theme park: during the 1. Hamburg Climate Week / Climate Night 40 participants will present more than 60 actions and attractions all dealing with climate and climate change. The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology...

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Bjorn Stevens was appointed Professor at the University of Hamburg

Bjorn Stevens, most recently Professor for Atmospheric Sciences at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), USA, and since 15 August 2008 Director at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) in Hamburg, was appointed Professor at the University of Hamburg on 4 August 2009. At the MPI-M Prof. Stevens leads the department “The...

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Biogeochemistry: Preindustrial carbon

Research Highlights
Nature 461, 850 (15 October 2009) | doi:10.1038/461850e; Published online 14 October 2009


externer Link folgt AGU Article

Even before industrialization, humans were having an effect on atmospheric carbon dioxide levels by transforming natural land for agricultural uses, report researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in...

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Wissenschaft anwenden: Klimainformationen aus Servicecentern

Auf der dritten World Climate Conference (WCC 3), die vom 31. August bis 3. September in Genf stattfindet, wollen Forscher und Politiker gemeinsam die Entwicklung von Klima-Servicecentern maßgeblich voranbringen. Über diese Plattformen sollen wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse und Prognosen gezielt in verbraucherfreundliche Information umgesetzt...

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Science Express exhibition train from 30 August to 1 September 2009 in Hamburg MPI-M showcases its exhibit "Future Climate"

For 18 weeks the Science Express exhibition train has been touring Germany – from Sunday, 30 August to Tuesday, 1 September it will finally stop in Hamburg (Altona train station). This mobile exhibition, coordinated by the Max Planck Society, takes its visitors in 12 altered coaches on a journey into the world of tomorrow and gives information...

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The climate 50 million years ago was warm and sensitive - Malte Heinemann is the 50th graduate of the IMPRS

Malte Heinemann is the 50th graduate of the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM) at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) in Hamburg. In his doctoral thesis entitled “Warm and sensitive Paleocene-Eocene climate“ he investigates the climate about 55 million years ago, and its sensitivity to a...

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Hui Wan receives Wladimir Peter Köppen Prize

For the first time the KlimaCampus at the University of Hamburg awards the Wladimir Peter Köppen Prize. This award comprises 5,000 EUR and was awarded to Dr. Hui Wan, junior scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), on 7 July 2009. The recognition is based on her excellent doctoral thesis about numerical weather and climate...

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