08.02.
2016

Solar and CO2-induced forcing pose similar threats to habitability

For the first time Dr. Max Popp, Dr. Hauke Schmidt and Prof. Jochem Marotzke, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), show in a new study in Nature Communications with a 3D atmospheric model that CO2-induced forcing poses an equal threat to the habitability of an Earth-like planet as does solar forcing. Forcings... [Read more...]
03.02.
2016

Not all forest management helps to mitigate climate change

An international research team, lead by the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement - Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (LSCE/IPSL) in France and including lead author Kim Naudts from the department "The Land in the Atmosphere" at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), found that two and a half centuries... [Read more...]
15.01.
2016

New study investigates the rate of increase of global mean precipitation with warming surface temperature in CMIP5 models

The recently published study of PhD candidate Dagmar Fläschner, Dr. Thorsten Mauritsen and Prof. Bjorn Stevens, scientists in the department "Atmosphere in the Earth System" at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), compares the rate of increase of global mean precipitation with respect to warming surface temperature... [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 program:

The Atmosphere in the Earth System

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

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