Jochem Marotzke comments the new IPCC Assessment Report

16. 04. 2014

On 13 April 2014 Working Group III presented the third part of the fifth IPCC assessment report. Working Group I worked on the physical basis, Working Group II on impacts, mitigation and vulnerability. Working Group III deals...

Initial Plans for CMIP6

Since 1995, the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) has coordinated climate model experiments involving multiple international modeling teams. CMIP has led to a better understanding of past, present and future climate...

Temperature feedback plays larger role for increased climate change in the Arctic than melting

Climate changes faster in the Arctic than anywhere else on Earth, a phenomenon that is often explained by retreating snow and ice leading to more solar surface warming (positive ice-albedo-effect). In a new study in Nature...

Humboldt Research Awardee Qiang Fu starts working at MPI-M in January

Prof. Qiang Fu, an internationally renowned atmospheric physicist, was selected by the Alexander von Humboldt foundation to receive the prestigious Humboldt Research Award. His host at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology...

First Measurement Flight: Research Aircraft HALO Explores Trade Wind Clouds

Which climate effects do clouds have? Under what conditions do they warm or cool the atmosphere? Today, after more than five years of preparation, the specially equipped research aircraft HALO (High Altitude and Long Range...

Aerosol effects on climate: uncertain then irrelevant now

In the current issue of Nature  Prof. Bjorn Stevens, Director of the Department „The Atmosphere in the Earth Ssytem“ at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, comments on the paper by Carslaw et al published in the same...

Comparing climate impact of different geoengineering methods

This paper was selected as research spotlight by JGR   Geoenginering techniques have been proposed in order to prepare for the case that attempts to limit projected climate change by the reduction of greenhouse gas...

Outstanding Climate Research: The 2013 Köppen Award goes to Hamburg and Vienna

23. 10. 2013

Two new talents have managed to impress the Wladimir Peter Köppen Award judges. The committee announced today that Franziska Strauss from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna and Sebastian Bathiany (Max...

People don't put a high value on climate protection

People don't put a high value on climate protection Without further incentives selfish behaviour will continue to dominate People are bad at getting a grip on collective risks. Climate change is a good example of this: the...

Plant diversity may affect climate–vegetation interaction

6. 10. 2013

In a new study, published in Nature Geoscience, Prof. Dr. Martin Claussen, director of the department "The Land in the Earth System" at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and Chair of the Hamburg Cluster...

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