MiKlip publishes the decadal climate forecasts for 2018-2027 including the annual forecast for 2018

The MiKlip project, led by Prof Jochem Marotzke and coordinated by Dr Sebastian Hettrich at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, has made its decadal climate forecasts for 2018-2027 available online this month.

Decadal climate predictions cover timescales of several years up to a decade. They close the gap between short-term weather...

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Claudia Timmreck successfully habilitated at Universität Hamburg

Dr Claudia Timmreck, scientist in the group “Middle and Upper Atmosphere” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), was awarded her Habilitation (the highest qualification level in the German university system) on the 29th of January 2018.  

In her Habilitation Colloquium entitled:  “How good are large volcanic eruptions as an analog for...

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Thorsten Mauritsen is appointed professor at Stockholm University

Dr Thorsten Mauritsen, group leader in the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), has accepted an appointment at the Department of Meteorology (MISU) at Stockholm University. 



Dr Thorsten Mauritsen studied physics and meteorology at the Universities of Copenhagen and Stockholm. He...

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Nicola Maher wins Uwe Radok Award for best PhD thesis

The Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) awarded the Uwe Radok Award for best PhD thesis to Humboldt stipend Dr Nicola Maher, who has been visiting the department “The Ocean in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) since February 2017. Maher will give an invited oral presentation and receive the...

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Strengthening seasonal marine CO2 variations due to increasing atmospheric CO2

Dr Peter Landschützer, Dr Katharina Six and Dr Irene Stemmler, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), and co-authors were able to quantify the increase in the seasonal amplitude of the annual marine CO2 cycle for the first time on the global scale. Their findings have recently been published in Nature Climate Change.

The...

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Christopher Hedemann wins Wladimir Peter Köppen Award 2017

Dr Christopher Hedemann from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) will be presented with the Wladimir Peter Köppen Award for his excellent dissertation on "Conflicting expectations of global surface warming". In his thesis, written under the supervision of Prof Jochem Marotzke, Dr Johann Jungclaus and Dr Thorsten Mauritsen at the...

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Book “Modeling of atmospheric chemistry” by Brasseur and Jacob wins ASLI Choice Award 2017

Prof Dr Guy P. Brasseur, head of the Environmental Modeling group at Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, and Prof Dr Daniel J. Jacob, Harvard University, won an award from the Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI) for their book “Modeling of atmospheric chemistry”. They received the 2017 ASLI Choice Award Honorable Mention in the...

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Internal variability dominates decadal variations of the oceanic carbon uptake

Dr Hongmei Li and Dr Tatiana Ilyina, scientists in the department “The Ocean in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, explored the internal variability of the oceanic carbon uptake using a grand ensemble simulation based on the Max Planck Institute Earth System Model (MPI-ESM). This grand ensemble consists of 100 historical...

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The MPI-M mourns the passing of Benjamin Möbis

Obituary by Professor Bjorn Stevens, director of the department The Atmosphere in the Earth System at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

"Dear All,
Benjamin Möbis died over the weekend. He was scuba diving.  
I don’t know any details. What I do know is that after learning to dive while in the IMPRS, he quickly became passionate about it, and...

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Stevens congratulates Nordhaus on winning BBVA Climate Change Award

This year´s recipient of the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change Category is Professor William Nordhaus. President of this year’s jury is Prof Bjorn Stevens, director of the department The Atmosphere in the Earth System at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M). Prof Nordhaus is recognized for pioneering a ...

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