News

14.02.
2019

Artificial Intelligence for the Earth system

A new study, published in Nature by German scientists from Jena and Hamburg, with lead author Prof. Markus Reichstein, managing director at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (MPI-BGC) and co-author Prof. Bjorn Stevens, director and head of the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology...


11.02.
2019

China and India dominate in greening the Earth

A team of researchers led by Prof Ranga Myneni of Boston University, USA, a winner of the prestigious Humboldt Research Award and a long-term guest at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), show in a new study that there is now about five and half million square kilometers of extra green leaf area yearly compared to the early 2000s. This...


01.02.
2019

Large explosive volcanic eruptions outside the tropics influence climate more than assumed

In a study performed within the BMBF-funded MiKlip project ALARM Dr Matthew Toohey from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Dr Hauke Schmidt and Dr Claudia Timmreck from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, and Prof Kirstin Krüger from the University of Oslo have investigated together with ice core and tree ring...


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 University 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: