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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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From the Arctic to the tropics: permafrost soils and methane

A new study led by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, in collaboration with scientists from the University of Hamburg, shows…

Fairweather cumulus are here to stay after all!

“Eureka!” That is what the Greek scholar Archimedes is said to have exclaimed in delight upon discovering buoyancy. More than 2,000 years later, the…

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The effect of climate perturbations on the timing of Heinrich events

Throughout the last glacial period (ca. 65,000-15,000 years before present) periodic ice discharge events from the North American ice sheet, known as…

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How ice rises and rumples affect the Antarctic ice sheet

In a study in The Cryosphere, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology examined the effect of basal friction and sea level variation…

Illustration,Second “Hamburg Climate Futures Outlook” published: 1.5-degree goal not plausible

Social change more important than physical tipping points

Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is currently not plausible, as is shown in a new, central study released by Universität Hamburg’s…

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