Julia Pongratz elected to the Junge Akademie

Dr. Julia Pongratz, group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) has been elected as a member of the Junge Akademie of the Leopoldina – National Academy of Sciences. The scientist heads the Emmy Noether...

Improvements of the QBO in general circulation models

Sebastian Schirber and Dr. Elisa Manzini from the department „The Atmosphere in the Earth System“ at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) with co-author Dr. Joan Alexander present a new publication how to improve the...

Martin Stratmann new president of Max Planck Society

6. 06. 2014

Martin Stratmann officially took up the office of President of the Max Planck Society on the 65th annual meeting in Munich. The Max Planck Insitute for Meteorology warmly welcomes him and is looking forward to many fruitful years...

Daniela Jacob appointed Director of the Climate Service Center 2.0

Dr. Daniela Jacob, senior scientist at the Climate Service Center 2.0 and at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) has been appointed as the acting head of the Climate Service Center 2.0, effective 1 June 2014. After...

How fast is the Earth’s thermostat?

In a joint study, Dr. Daniel S. Goll and Dr. Victor Brovkin from Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and Dr. Nils Moosdorf and Prof. Jens Hartmann from University of Hamburg, show that significant changes in weathering have...

Apples and oranges - confusion about definition explains factor 2 difference of land use emission estimates

26. 05. 2014

About one third of all anthropogenic CO2 emissions until today resulted from land use change, such as clearing of forests. Accurate quantifications of these emissions (often called “net land use flux”) are crucial to understand,...

Quasi-Biennial Oscillation predictability on multiannual time scales

16. 05. 2014

The Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO), a quasi-periodic oscillation of easterly and westerly winds in the tropical stratosphere that is known to affect winter surface weather in the midlatitudes, is predictable several years into...

Klaus Hasselmann elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society

15. 05. 2014

Prof. Dr. Klaus Hasselmann, Emeritus Director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) in Hamburg, Germany, was elected Honorary Fellowship by the Council of the Royal Meteorological Society (RmetS). The Honorary...

New Supercomputer für Climate Research

13. 05. 2014

The German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) in Hamburg will provide a new supercomputer for climate research in 2015. The new high performance computer by the French company BULL will be 20 times more powerful than it’s forerunner...

The formation of wider and deeper clouds as a result of cold-pool dynamics

A new study by Dr. Linda Schlemmer and Dr. Cathy Hohenegger, Department „The Atmosphere in the Earth System“ at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) investigates the formation of convective clouds.   It has...

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