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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…

A new mechanism for synchronising Heinrich events with Dansgaard-Oeschger cycles

The northern hemisphere climate during the last glacial period (about 65,000-15,000 years before present) was dominated by two prominent signals of…

Graphic of the iceberg meltwater flow in the Atlantic

Including icebergs in computer models helps to better understand past climate change

In their new study Olga Erokhina and Uwe Mikolajewicz showed that adding icebergs to climate models can help scientists better understand the…

Rain cloud over a harvested grain field

Rain rather likes dry soils in a next-generation global climate model

In a recent study, Dr. Junhong Lee and Dr. Cathy Hohenegger show that a next-generation climate model exhibits a different relationship between water…

Coordinating climate modeling to stimulate climate science

In a commentary recently published in AGU Advances, Prof. Bjorn Stevens, Director of the Climate Physics Department of the Max Planck Institute for…

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Insights into the thermal structure of the tropical troposphere

When you feel the wind on your face, see clouds in the sky, and watch a bird flap its wings in flight, you’re experiencing the troposphere. It is the…

2 images of the Earth as if seen from space with black background

Weather and Climate Model ICON published under Open Source License

The scientific and research community in Germany and Switzerland is setting a milestone in climate and weather research: Since January 31, 2024, the…

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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…

Portrait Tiffany Shaw

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology welcomes Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel-awardee Prof. Tiffany Shaw

Professor Tiffany Shaw, who is a recipient of the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and a globally…

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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…

When Neptune nudges dominoes: How the Southern Ocean controls global climate feedbacks

A study by Kang et al. proposes a new hypothesis for the anomalous slowdown in the rate of average global surface warming between 1979 and 2013.…

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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…

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