Documentation of JSBACH published

Today, JSBACH is the land component of the two Earth System models at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), MPI-ESM and ICON-ESM. Work on it started in the early 2000s. At that time, Ernst Maier-Reimer was already routinely using his HAMOCC model of ocean biogeochemistry in the ocean-atmosphere coupled model MPI-OM/ECHAM (in those days…

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Climate effect of trade-wind clouds – bridging the gap between hectometer and kilometer simulations

In a new study Jule Radtke, Dr Cathy Hohenegger and Prof Thorsten Mauritsen have investigated the representation and climate feedback of trade-wind clouds in high-resolution simulations while degrading the horizontal resolution from hectometre (large-eddy resolving) to kilometre (convective storm resolving) scales. They found that the cloud…

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MPI-M welcomes Humboldt Research Fellow Suneet Dwivedi

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awarded Prof Dr Suneet Dwivedi a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. He started working remotely at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) on 01 December 2020.

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Daniel Klocke: Back at the MPI-M in a new position

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) welcomes Dr Daniel Klocke as a new group leader at the institute. As head of the Computational Infrastructure and Model Development (CIMD) group, Daniel Klocke will be significantly responsible for modeling activities at MPI-M related to internal, national and international projects. He will…

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More accurate quantification of model-to-model agreement

In a new study scientists Dr Nicola Maher and Prof Jochem Marotzke from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) in collaboration with Prof Scott Power from Monash University (Melbourne) have more accurately quantified model-to-model agreement in strongly forced long-term projections of temperature, precipitation, and their temporal…

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Predicting the global carbon cycle to support decision-making related to carbon management

In a recent study Dr. Tatiana Ilyina, Dr. Hongmei Li, Aaron Spring and Dr. Wolfgang Müller, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, and a team of international colleagues used a set of prediction systems based on Earth-system models to establish predictive skills of the ocean and land carbon sinks and to infer predictability of the…

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Adger, Burton and O’Brien win BBVA Climate Change Award: “you need both adaptation and mitigation”

This year's recipients of the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change Category are Prof. W. Neil Adger (University of Exeter), Prof. Ian Burton (University of Toronto) and Prof. Karen O’Brien (University of Oslo). The laureates were announced by Prof. Bjorn Stevens, jury president and director at the Max Planck Institute for…

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Meteorological Society of Japan Publication Award for HD(CP)2 Added Value Paper


A group of scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) were recognized for their co-authorship of the paper “The added value of large-eddy and storm-resolving models for simulating clouds and precipitation”, which was awarded the 2020 Meteorological Society of Japan Publication Award. The paper demonstrates the ability of models…

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New insight into the seasonal carbon dynamics of the global ocean

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and colleagues used a machine learning approach to reconstruct a monthly climatology of Mapped Observation-Based Oceanic Dissolved Inorganic Carbon (MOBO-DIC) in the upper ocean. The study, which has just been published in Global Biogeochemical Cycles, was led by Dr Lydia Keppler, from…

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Building the machine to provide the ultimate answer to the ultimate question

Prof. Bjorn Stevens, Director and Head of the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), held the keynote speech at this year´s virtual “SC20: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis” (SC20).

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