Land and ocean drivers of interglacial CO2 trends

In a new article published in Climate of the Past, an open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union, Dr. Thomas Kleinen and Prof. Victor Brovkin from the Department “The Land in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and Dr. Guy Munhoven from the Université de Liège (Liège, Belgium) have performed a... [Read more.]

Narrowing the bounds on Earth’s equilibrium climate sensitivity

When searching for the answer to a difficult question the emphasis is on what the answer could be. It seems like a sensible approach; but science often works better the other way around. In a new article appearing in Earth's Future, Prof Bjorn Stevens, director of the department "The Atmosphere in the Earth System" at the Max... [Read more.]
Nicola Maher. Photo: N. Maher

Humboldt Research Fellow Nicola Maher starts at Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Dr Nicola Maher successfully applied for the prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers and will work at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M). Starting in February 2017, she will work in Prof Jochem Marotzke´s research group in the department "The Ocean in the Earth System". Nicola Maher... [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: