What are the mitigation potential and the unintended consequences of enhancing ocean alkalinity?

PhD candidate Miriam Ferrer González and Dr. Tatiana Ilyina, scientists in the department "The Ocean in the Earth System" at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), conducted research on the ocean-based carbon dioxide removal method of artificial ocean alkalinization (AOA) and published their findings recently in the... [Read more.]

Tatiana Ilyina chairs new Grand Challenge project on Carbon Feedbacks in the Climate System

A new project on 'Carbon feedbacks in the Climate System' has been approved by the World Climate Research Programme´s (WCRP) Joint Scientific Committee during their last session in April in Geneva. Dr Tatiana Ilyina, leader of the group 'Ocean Biogeochemistry' at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) will chair it together... [Read more.]
Anvil-cloud, photo taken on board the ISS. Photo: NASA

Thermodynamic control of anvil-cloud amount

In a new study Dr. Sandrine Bony, IPSL, Paris, Prof. Bjorn Stevens and Tobias Becker from Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), Hamburg, and colleagues have identified processes, which control the convective anvil cloud fraction. Convective anvil clouds are large areas of ice-clouds that form as thunderstorms, and transport and... [Read more.]

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is an internationally renowned institute for climate research. Its mission is to understand Earth's changing climate.

The MPI-M comprises three departments and, together with the Opens external link in current windowUniversity of Hamburg, an international PhD programme:

The Atmosphere in the Earth System

The Land in the Earth System
The Ocean in the Earth System
PhD Programme IMPRS-ESM

In addition the institute hosts independent research groups focused on the following topics: