01.12.
2017

ERC Consolidator Grant for Thorsten Mauritsen

On 29 November 2017 the European Research Council (ERC) announced the names of 329 scientists, who are awarded a Consolidator Grant in the 2017 call for proposals. Dr Thorsten Mauritsen, group leader in the department „The Atmosphere in the Earth System“ at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) receives a grant for his proposal „Reining...

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29.11.
2017

Retreating permafrost coasts threaten the fragile Arctic environment

The new EU project Nunataryuk will determine the effects of permafrost thaw on Earth’s coldest shorelines. 28 partners including two research groups in the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) led by Tatiana Ilyina (ocean biogeochemistry in the department “The Ocean in the Earth System”)) and by Victor Brovkin (climate-biosphere...

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21.11.
2017

Sabine Egerer whirls up dust

Sabine Egerer, PhD candidate in the department "The Land in the Atmosphere" at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) presented her research with a 'Live performance simulation study on drivers of Saharan dust emission and transport' at the 'N2 Science Communication Conference' in Berlin. The presentation caught a lot of attention 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: