Non-linear responses of the stratosphere and the European climate to global warming

The effects of global warming are experienced in terms of changes in meteorological phenomena, such as the storms that reach Europe, from their region of origin in the western North Atlantic. Dr Elisa Manzini and Dr Luis Kornblueh from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), and Dr Alexey Y. Karpechko from the Finnish Meteorological...

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In climate policy, it can’t be “five minutes to midnight” forever

In a commentary for Nature Geoscience, Dr Oliver Geden, guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), argues that climate scientists tend to misconceive the relevance of the remaining carbon budget for mitigation action. To communicate effectively, climate researchers need to understand policymaking processes and incentives...

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Bessel research awardee Philip Stier at MPI-M

Prof. Philip Stier, Professor of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Oxford and currently guest at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), was selected by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to receive the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award. Award winners are honored for their outstanding research record and invited to spend a...

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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: