27.04.
2016

The link between marine sediment records and changes in Holocene Saharan landscape: simulating the dust cycle

In a new publication, Sabine Egerer, Martin Claussen and Christian Reick, scientists in the department „The Land in the Atmosphere“ at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and Tanja Stanelle from ETH Zürich demonstrate the direct link between dust accumulation in marine sediment cores and Saharan land surface for the first... [Read more.]
26.04.
2016

Boreal peatlands under climate change

Boreal peatlands, including vast peatland areas in Western Siberia, store about 500 Pg of carbon (Pg = 1015 gram), the same amount as anthropogenic carbon emitted to the atmosphere from fossil fuel and land use change⁠. Peatlands are sensitive to climate change, in that even minor changes in climate regime may turn them into major CO2... [Read more.]
21.04.
2016

Round two: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on climate change and its impacts

The second round of the online course on climate change and its impacts will start on 09 May 2016. You can register on the platform Iversity: https://iversity.org/de/courses/klimawandel. The course was produced by the German Climate Consortium (DKK) and WWF Germany. The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is a member of the DKK... [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: