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Towards resolving internal tides in the ocean

In a recent publication, Prof. Jin-Song von Storch together with other scientists showed that the ocean component of the ICON model is able to…

Woman and man working on 2 laptops, text on the right: "4th km scale hackathon" Text: "4th km scale hackathon"

Collaborative hacking: Max Planck Institute for Meteorology hosts the largest hackathon for Earth system modeling

From March 4 to 8, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology will be hosting a hackathon for intensive hacking, bug-finding, bug-fixing and lots of…

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Cloud Clustering Causes More Extreme Rain

New climate model shows more extreme rainfall in the tropics with increased temperatures.

Floating overpressure balloon in front of a snow-covered mountain panorama

Testing mechanisms of wave generation in the lower stratosphere using superpressure balloons

Dr. Laura Köhler and Dr. Claudia Stephan from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology together with their colleague Brian Green, Postdoc at Stanford…


The first release of ICON-Sapphire, targeting simulations of the Earth System at kilometer scale

Do thunderstorms in the atmosphere affect the meandering of ocean currents? What is the effect of ocean eddies on the carbon budget? Investigating…

Original NASA Blue Marble photo left, visualization right. Credit: MPI-M, DKRZ, NVIDIA

Revisiting the Blue Marble: ICON simulating the coupled climate system at 1 km

The early 1970s is often associated with the birth of the modern environmental movement. In 1970 the first Earth day was celebrated, and Greenpeace…

Figure: Global 1.2 km ICON-ESM simulation with zoom on the Agulhas stream

Technical milestone reached: global Earth system simulations with 1.2 km resolution

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) has opened a new chapter in Earth System Modelling that has been a dream for climate scientists and…

Shown are data from the models IFS, GEOS, and ICON at 30 km height.

Atmospheric energy spectra in global kilometre-scale models

Dr. Claudia Stephan (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology) and her colleagues Dr. Julia Duras, Dr. Lucas Harris, Dr. Daniel Klocke, Dr. William M.…

Eyecatcher ICON- Model

The first version of the ICON Earth System Model

A team of researchers around Dr. Johann Jungclaus from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) has published a paper in the Journal of…

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Curiosity Meets Discovery

It was our turn on 16 December 2021, and Prof. Bjorn Stevens held a talk about “Understanding Climate Science”.

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The added value of hecto and kilometer scales for climate simulation

A new study by Bjorn Stevens et al. in the Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan describes the added value of kilometer (convective storm…

The importance of global high-resolution climate and weather simulations – ESiWACE

Both scientists from climate and weather science and experts in the field of high performance computing (HPC) are featured in the film.

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