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25.02.
2019

More peat carbon in warm climates

In a ground-breaking study Dr Thomas Kleinen and Prof. Victor Brovkin from the Department "The Land in the Earth System" at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), in collaboration with lead author Dr Claire Treat from the University of Eastern Finland (Kupio, Finland), who visited the department in 2017, and 30 further scientists ...


22.02.
2019

Special issue “Progress in quantifying ocean biogeochemistry – in honour of Ernst Maier-Reimer”

Biogeosciences, an interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), published recently a special issue on “Progress in quantifying ocean biogeochemistry – in honour of Ernst Maier-Reimer”. Dr Ernst Maier-Reimer was an exceptional scientist and the towering figure in ocean-model development at the Max-Planck-Institute for...


21.02.
2019

Rising CO2 has unforeseen strong impact on Arctic plant productivity

In a new study, a team of researchers around Alexander Winkler and Prof Victor Brovkin from the department “The Land in the Earth system” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) show that most Earth system models (ESM) underestimate the response of Arctic plant productivity to rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration. These...


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: