SC21 Best Visualization Award for MPI-M, DKRZ, University Stockholm, and Intel Corporation

A joint team of the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ), the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), the Stockholm University, and the Intel Corporation has won the SC21 Best Visualization Award for their visualization “Putting the Ocean into the Center: A coupled ICON Atmosphere/Ocean Simulation in Spilhaus Projection”.

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Global Carbon Project: Tracking the fate of man-made CO2

After the global average of fossil carbon dioxide emissions dropped significantly in 2020, this year they are again approaching levels before the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the finding of the Global Carbon Project (GCP). Every year, scientists take stock of how much CO2 has been anthropogenically emitted around the world and is absorbed again by…

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Humidity differences and their effect on the clear-sky radiation budget in global storm-resolving models

In a new study in the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems Theresa Lang, Dr. Ann Kristin Naumann, Prof. Bjorn Stevens and Prof. Stefan A. Bühler show that the model disagreement in the distribution of tropical humidity is reduced in the next generation of global climate models.

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NextGEMS video clip release

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NextGEMS is building prototypes for a new generation of Earth system models to advance science, guide policy, and inform applications to support the sustainable management of our planet. As a collaborative European project funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 programme, NextGEMS will tap expertise from fourteen European Nations to develop two next…

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Nobel laureate and founding director Klaus Hasselmann on his 90th birthday

Prof. Dr. Klaus Hasselmann completed his 90th year of life on October 25, 2021. The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) warmly congratulates its founding director on this special birthday. His contributions to the scientific and public understanding of climate change were groundbreaking, which is underpinned by the award of the Nobel Prize…

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Tracking the fate of anthropogenic carbon in the ocean — Modeling the global 13C-Suess effect

Rising fossil-fuel CO2 emissions deplete the atmospheric concentrations of the heavy carbon isotope 13C. This phenomenon, called the 13C Suess effect, can be used to discern the pathways of anthropogenic carbon in the Earth system. In a new study, Dr. Bo Liu, Dr. Katharina D. Six, and Dr. Tatiana Ilyina investigated the sources of uncertainty in an…

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Variations of tropical lapse rates in climate models and their implications for upper tropospheric warming

In a new study in the Journal of Climate Paul Keil, Hauke Schmidt, Bjorn Stevens and Jiawei Bao from the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System” in the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) show how specific features of convection influence tropical lapse rates and upper tropospheric warming.

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Physics Nobel Prize 2021 for Klaus Hasselmann

Klaus Hasselmann, founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, receives the Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 together with Syukuro Manabe (USA) and Giorgio Parisi (Italy).

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Evangelos Tyrlis takes on professorship in Athens

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Dr Evangelos Tyrlis, research scientist in the department "The Ocean in the Earth System" of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), has accepted an assistant professorship at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). He will be an Assistant Professor in Atmospheric Dynamics as of September 2021, but he will keep a close…

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Do clouds amplify global warming? EUREC4A field study tests hypothesized mechanisms

The science guiding the field campaign EUREC4A (Elucidating the role of clouds-circulation coupling in climate) and its measurements is presented in a recent publication by Prof. Bjorn Stevens, of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) in Hamburg, Dr. Sandrine Bony, of the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique in Paris, Dr. David Farrell…

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