The Land in the Earth System

Summary

The land surface as part of the Earth system affects the regional and global climate. In turn, the climate shapes the structure of the land surface especially the global distribution of forests, steppes, and dry regions. Meanwhile humankind has drastically modified his habitat - the land surface. The goal of this department is to investigate the development of the mutual interactions between land surface, climate, and mankind in the past and in the future. This will be accomplished by the application of models, in situ measurements, and satellite observations.

Scientific Working Groups / Projects

Director's Research Group (Prof. Dr. Martin Claussen)

Climate-Biogeosphere Interaction (Prof. Dr. Victor Brovkin)

Global Vegetation Modelling (Dr. Christian Reick)

Terrestrial Hydrology (Dr. Stefan Hagemann)

Terrestrial Remote Sensing (Dr. Stephan Bakan)

Boundary Layer Measurements and Modelling (Dr. Felix Ament, Dr.  Andreas Chlond)

 

Emmy Noether Junior Research Groups

Forest Management in the Earth System (Dr. Julia Pongratz)

Former Groups

Fire in the Earth System (Dr. Silvia Kloster)

Director

Prof. Dr. Martin Claussen
martin.claussen@we dont want spammpimet.mpg.de
Phone: +49 (0)40 41173 - 225

Secretary
Sylvia Houston
sylvia.houston@we dont want spammpimet.mpg.de
Phone: +49 (0)40 41173 - 226
Fax: +49 (0)40 41173 - 350