Natural methane emissions – from the glacial to the present

Natural net emissions of methane in the present-day climate. Credit: Thomas Kleinen

In a new study in Climate of the Past Dr Thomas Kleinen, Uwe Mikolajewicz, and Prof Victor Brovkin, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), were able to show that the changes in methane concentration between the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM, about 20000 years ago) and the preindustrial late Holocene (PI), 300 years ago, can be...

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MPI-M congratulates Hartmut Graßl on his 80th birthday

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) warmly congratulates Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Hartmut Graßl on the occasion of his 80th birthday on 18 March 2020.

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AQ-WATCH – new EU project to help mitigate air pollution

AQ-Watch (Air Quality - Worldwide Analysis & Forecasting of Atmospheric Composition for Health), a new project in the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, has been launched. It is coordinated by Prof Dr Guy Brasseur at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M). Partners in the project will co-develop and...

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Peter Korn has successfully completed his habilitation at the Universität Hamburg

Dr Peter Korn, scientist and head of the group "Applied Mathematics and Computational Physics" in the department "The Ocean in the Earth System" at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) successfully habilitated on January 23, 2020.

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Stephanie Fiedler takes up professorship in Cologne

Dr Stephanie Fiedler, former scientist in the department "The Atmosphere in the Earth System" at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), took up a position as junior professor for energy meteorology at the Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology at the University of Cologne in January 2020.

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Using sea-level rise to define climate targets

Photo: Half of mankind is living next to the coast. Sea level rise can become a risk. Credit: J. Zapata / unsplash

One major consequence of global warming is the rising sea level. A study conducted at Universität Hamburg’s Cluster of Excellence for climate research CLICCS by Dr Chao Li, scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and his colleagues now shows:

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Kerry Emanuel winning BBVA Climate Change Award

Photo von Prof Kerry Emanuel in Lexington

This year´s recipient of the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change Category is the American scientist Professor Kerry Emanuel. President of this year’s jury is Prof Bjorn Stevens, director of the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M).

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A CERN for Climate Change

Photo Prof Tim Palmer, University of Oxford, UK and Prof Bjorn Stevens, Max Planck Society, Germany

In a Perspective article appearing in this week's Proceedings of the (USA) National Academy of Science (PNAS), Prof Tim Palmer (University of Oxford, UK), and Prof Bjorn Stevens (Max Planck Society, Germany), critically reflect on the present state of Earth system modelling.

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New study determines Earth's climate sensitivity from recent global warming

In a recent study, Diego Jiménez-de-la-Cuesta Otero from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and Thorsten Mauritsen from the Stockholm University were able to further constrain Earth's sensitivity to carbon dioxide. They combined observations of global warming since the 1970s with results from global climate models. The results of the study...

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New study: DYAMOND - Next Generation Climate Models

Prof Bjorn Stevens, director at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and head of the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System“, Prof Masaki Satoh at the University of Tokyo, and their co-authors describe in a new study the project DYAMOND, a model intercomparison of next generation climate models - Global Storm Resolving Models.

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