Models meet data: Challenges and opportunities in implementing land management in Earth System Models

Besides the burning of fossil fuels it is land use that drives man-made climate change. But to capture land use in climate models we require a sufficient basis of process understanding and data. In a new study a team of scientists led by Julia Pongratz and including Kim Naudts, both from the department "The Land in the Earth System" at the Max...

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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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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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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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MPI-M scientists support publication of Global Carbon Budget 2017

Today, the annual update of the Global Carbon Budget, and in total its 12th edition since its start in 2006, was released by the Global Carbon Project. As in previous years, the carbon budget analysis was supported by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M). The wide expertise of the Institute is reflected in the variety...

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Deutsches Klima-Konsortium issues a statement on the occasion of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn

Leading scientists, united in the Deutsches Klima-Konsortium e.V. (DKK), issued a concerted statement on the occasion of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn. The 23rd Climate Conference of the Parties (COP23) sends a message to Berlin, where a new German government is currently being negotiated. The impact of climate change is already...

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Doldrums rediscovered in storm-resolving simulations

New storm-resolving simulations, showing how resolved convection, and its associate circulations, interact with and form the larger scale circulations within the Atlantic intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) are presented by Daniel Klocke, Matthias Brueck, Cathy Hohenegger and Bjorn Stevens in a recently published article. One of the most...

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Visit us at Science Night: Climate and Earth system research

It´s time for the Hamburg-wide Science Night "Nacht des Wissens" again. Experience climate and Earth system research at first hand in the Geomatikum building on 4 November from 5 pm to midnight. In addition to the Max Planck...

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Agreement signed on financing Hamburg´s new high-performance computer

An agreement on financing a new high-performance computer was signed in Hamburg on 24 October 2017. The procurement is planned for 2020. The agreement between the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, and the Max Planck Society was signed by Hamburg´s mayor Olaf Scholz, the president of the...

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Online course on climate change now also in English

The scientific association Deutsches Klima-Konsortium (DKK) and the non-governmental organization WWF Germany produced a free online course on climate change "Climate Change, Risks and Challenges". Prof Jochem Marotzke, Dr Tatiana Ilyina and Dr Marco Giorgetta, all scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, contributed actively to it....

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