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Figure 1: Observed of sea surface temperatures trends from 1979-2022 in degrees Celsius per decade.

Changes to the Warming Pattern in the Tropical Pacific

The Earth is rapidly warming in response to human-induced greenhouse gas emissions. The warming is however not uniform, with some areas of the Earth…

Coupled climate models systematically underestimate the radiation response to surface warming

Do climate models realistically represent the coupling between Earth’s surface warming and the top-of-the atmosphere radiation? Dirk Olonscheck,…

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International Climate Protection Fellows of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation visit Hamburg

A group of climate protection fellows from South America, Asia and Africa will be visiting the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and the…

Focus: The big melt | Marie-Luise Kapsch, Clemens Schannwell

Climate change is melting the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica and causing sea levels to rise. This could be a disaster for island states and…

Extremely warm European summers are preceded by North Atlantic Ocean heat accumulation

In a new study, Lara Wallberg, together with Laura Suarez-Gutierrez, Daniela Matei, and Wolfgang Müller have investigated the relationship between…

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BBVA Climate Change Award: Together researchers unlock the secrets of polar ice

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category has gone to five European scientists whose pioneering research on…

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End-of-century levels of extreme heat and drought are approaching Europe swiftly

Extreme heat and drought typical of an end-of-century climate could soon occur over Europe, and it could do so repeatedly. Laura Suarez-Gutierrez,…

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Climate Dynamics research field — a portrait of new director Sarah Kang

When she opens the door to her office and invites you in with a friendly smile, it quickly becomes clear: Sarah Kang is still new at the Max Planck…

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Tatiana Ilyina new professor at Universität Hamburg and Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon

Prof. Tatiana Ilyina, scientist and group leader of the Ocean Biogeochemistry group at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), was recently…

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Sarah M. Kang appointed as new director at Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Prof. Sarah M. Kang joins the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) as a director on 15 August 2023. Prof. Kang joins the MPI-M from the…

Methane emissions from Arctic ponds are sensitive to warming-induced vegetation changes

Arctic ponds are important sources of methane emissions, and knowledge on their role in the future methane budget is lacking. A new study led by…

Berlin Summit for EVE — Summit Statement

The summary statement of the Berlin Summit for Earth Virtualization Engines (EVE) issues an impassioned call for international cooperation to advance…

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