Wladimir Peter Köppen Award goes to Julia Pongratz

Excellent: The Wladimir Peter Köppen Award of the KlimaCampus for this year will be presented to Dr. Julia Pongratz for her dissertation, in which she shows that humans already influenced climate long before industrialisation. She carried out her work at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M). At present, she is doing research at Stanford...

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“Turbulent Mixing Processes in the Earth System”: New Max Planck Research Group at MPI-M

From 1 August 2010 a new Max Planck Research Group is starting work at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M): Dr. Juan Pedro Mellado successfully applied to the Max Planck Society for establishing a new working group on “Turbulent Mixing Processes in the Earth System”.


Turbulence is omnipresent – and can be observed, for instance,...

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Which future emission pathway is required to limit the global warming to no more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels?

This question is investigated by Erich Roeckner and co-authors at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) in a study entitled ”Historical and future anthropogenic emission pathways derived from coupled climate-carbon cycle simulations“, recently published in the scientific journal ”Climatic Change”.


The results are based on a pilot...

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IMPRS-ESM has opened its "Call for Applications"

The IMPRS-ESM has opened again its annual "Call for Applications" for their doctoral programme. The application deadline is 15 September 2010. For further information click here.




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IPCC appoints new authors: Scientists from Hamburg assume important functions for the 2012 IPCC Assessment Report

Scientists of the KlimaCampus in Hamburg (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and University of Hamburg) will be assuming important author functions for the next IPCC Assessment Report. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) named five scientists from Hamburg as so-called „Lead Authors“, some of whom will have overall...

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BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for Prof. Dr. Klaus Hasselmann

Prof. Dr. Klaus Hasselmann, Emeritus Director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology is awarded the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award 2009 in the category of climate change. The recognition comprises 400 000 EUR and is based on his ground-breaking contributions to the scientific and public understanding of climate change by ...

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Otto Hahn Medal for Julia Pongratz and Hui Wan

Dr. Julia Pongratz (Department „The Land in the Earth System“) and Dr. Hui Wan (Department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System”), both former PhD students at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), will receive the Otto Hahn Medal from the Max Planck Society (MPG). This medal will be awarded to the young scientists for their research on...

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Bessere Stadt, besseres Klima

(Pressemitteilung des GKSS-Forschungszentrums Geesthacht / Climate Service Center)


Unter dem Motto „Mit Wissen zum Handeln“ ist im Hamburg House auf der Expo in Shanghai eine publikumswirksame Ausstellung zum Klimawandel zu sehen – präsentiert vom Climate Service Center und den Hamburger Klimaforschungseinrichtungen.


Highlights der...

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Barbados measuring station up and running

Within four strength-sapping weeks MPI-M’s working group „Observations and Process Studies”, based in the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System”, set-up, and began operating a cloud measuring station on the Caribbean island of Barbados. Under a blazing sun and very high humidities Dr. Lutz Hirsch, Friedhelm Jansen, Dr. Ilya Serikov und...

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New Book: Seventy Years of Exploration in Oceanography

Springer recently published the book „Seventy Years of Exploration in Oceanography – A Prolonged Weekend Discussion with Walter Munk“. The editors are Prof. emeritus Dr. Klaus Hasselmann, founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg and Prof. Dr. Hans von Storch, Director at the Institute for Coastal Research of the GKSS...

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