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


Cooperation agreement signed for seasonal climate predictions

Since 2009, Germany's National Meteorological Service Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), the University of Hamburg (UHH) and the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) have been developing a system for climate prediction with a time horizon of a few months to half a year. This forecasting system, called German Climate Forecast System... [Read more.]
Anvil-cloud. Photo by Traute Crueger ©2017

Improved representation of convection, tropical clouds and precipitation in climate models

In a new study, Dr Karsten Peters and Dr Traute Crueger, both scientists in the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institue for Meteorology (MPI-M),  together with their colleagues Prof Christian Jakob and Dr Benjamin Möbis from Monash University, Australia, show for the first time that a more... [Read more.]

MPI-M scientists participate in new public outreach project

Two scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) collaborated with Latest Thinking, a public outreach project using an innovative video format for sharing research results, to explain their research in an understandable way to a wider audience. In order to provide everyone interested in science with a fast and easy... [Read more.]

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 Opens external link in current windowUniversity 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:

Our Research

Scientists at the MPI-M investigate what determines the sensitivity of the Earth system to perturbations such as the changing composition of its atmosphere, and work toward establishing the sources and limits of predictability within the Earth system. For that purpose MPI-M develops and analyses sophisticated models of the Earth system. Targeted in-situ measurements and satellite observations complement the model simulations. [read more]