Missing iris-effect as a possible cause of muted hydrological change and high climate sensitivity in models

Dr. Thorsten Mauritsen, a senior scientist, and, Prof. Bjorn Stevens, director of the department "The Atmosphere in the Earth System" at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), suggest in a new study in...

Statement Bjorn Stevens to publication „Rethinking the lower bound on aerosol radiative forcing“

Prof. Dr. Bjorn Stevens, Director at Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and Head of the department "The Atmosphere in the Earth System" addresses questions raised in regard to his new publication Stevens, B. (2015)....

Clouds, circulation and climate sensitivity

As the Earth warms whole new questions about how clouds and circulation systems respond arise. These questions are both intellectually fascinating and societally important. Will cloud systems organize in entirely different ways...

New Supercomputer “Mistral” at DKRZ

5. 03. 2015

Climate researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) utilize the high-performance computing and data storage systems by the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ). Climate and Earth system models run on...

Seasonal predictability over Europe arising from El Niño and stratospheric variability

Climate predictions for the next season, so called seasonal predictions, are often produced using extended weather forecast models. Scientists from Universität Hamburg around Prof. Johanna Baehr and from Max Planck Institute for...

CliSAP researchers receive half a million euros for satellite mission

The European Union will provide roughly half a million euros in funding to support Hamburg-based sea ice research efforts over the next three years. As part of the recently approved international project SPICES, CliSAP...

ICON model starts operating at German Meteorological Service

30. 01. 2015

The German Meteorological Service (DWD) uses the new atmosphere model ICON for global weather forecasting since 20 January 2015. The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is very excited about this important step in the...

HErZ2 – MPI-M and Universität Hamburg Cloud Project Granted

Dr. Cathy Hohenegger and Prof. Dr. Bjorn Stevens from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology together with Prof. Dr. Valerio Lucarini from Universität Hamburg were successful in their application for a research project in the...

Wet or dry future Sahel? Difference between extra-tropical and tropical ocean warming will give the answer

Over the past decade, the discrepancy in future projections of African Sahel rainfall among different climate models (Figure 1) has been an issue of great concern because the Sahel and its society have been particularly...

Richard Alley wins BBVA Climate Change Award

15. 01. 2015

Prof. Richard Alley , U.S. glaciologist at Pennsylvania State University, is the seventh recipient of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award 2014 in the Climate Change category. Richard Alley has made pioneering...

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