Fourth International Conference on Earth System Modelling (4ICESM)

28 August – 1 September 2017 in Hamburg, Germany

Venue: Helmut Schmidt Auditorium, Bucerius Law School, Jungiusstr. 6, 20355 Hamburg


New study challenges previous assumptions about the surface-warming ‘hiatus’

Many climate scientists claim the ocean caused the 1998-2012 surface-warming 'hiatus' by drawing heat downward, away from the Earth's surface. In a new study, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) challenge this view: the heat could also have been radiated upward from the surface into space, and the uncertainty in...

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New report: More rain in winter, more droughts in summer

Article by the Max Planck Society. Author: Ute Kehse.

A report by the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), which was coauthored by Dr Stefan Hagemann from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), summarizes the impact of climate change on Germany´s hydrological cycle.

Climate change not only involves rising temperatures - it also...

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MPI-M wins prize for science communication

The communications department at Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) has won the third prize for science communication by the German science news portal Informationsdienst Wissenschaft (idw) for its press release "Quantifying the individual contribution to Arctic sea-ice melt". The prize was presented to Dr Annette Kirk, head of the...

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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: