Malizia Ocean Challenge – sailing meets science

On beginning of August a special sensor will be installed on the sailing yacht “Malizia” measuring the partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2) around the globe within the next 4 years -  a project scientifically accompanied by Dr Peter Landschützer, scientist in the department „The Ocean in the Earth System“ at the Max Planck Institute for...

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First version of ICON-A model released

The first version of the atmospheric component of the ICON-ESM (ICON-A) has been finalized and documented for use in climate studies by the community. The climate simulated by ICON-A is comparable to its well and long-established predecessor, ECHAM6.3, but comes with the advantage of the more flexible and computationally efficient/scalable ICON...

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New study finds possibility of drastic and rapid climate shift in simulations with land-only planets

Sirisha Kalidindi and her colleagues Dr Christian H. Reick, Dr Thomas Raddatz and Prof Martin Claussen from the department "The Land in the Earth System" at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) have found a new type of instability leading to a fast planetary scale climate shift. Their findings have recently been published and...

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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: