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Cloud Clustering Causes More Extreme Rain

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

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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…

Jule Radtke receives 2023 CFMIP-GASS early career scientist award

Jule Radtke, postdoctoral researcher in the joint CLICCS working group on Drivers of Tropical Circulations of the Max Planck Institute for…

Tracking the partitioning of rain

Can land receive more rain than the ocean? One might think that the obvious answer is “Yes”. But land and ocean are two components of a coupled…

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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…

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How do the ups control the downs within deep convective clouds?

In convective storms, the air that goes down is almost as important as the air that goes up. These convective downdrafts influence the termination of…

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Permafrost hydrology plays an important role in global climate simulations, new study shows

Earth system models exhibit large inter-model differences in the simulated climate of the Arctic and subarctic zone, with varying sea ice…

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What the development of global climate models at the km-scale teaches us about tropical convection

Accurately capturing location, diurnal as well as seasonal variability of the tropical rainbelt, over land and over ocean, has remained beyond reach…

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A curious symmetry in the distribution of tropical precipitation

A curious symmetry in the distribution of tropical precipitation is that it rains as much over land as it does over the ocean, in both cases about 3…

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W 2 position for Cathy Hohenegger in acknowledgement of her scientific accomplishments

Dr. Cathy Hohenegger was appointed a W 2 position in the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology…

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Cathy Hohenegger successfully habilitated at Universität Hamburg

Dr. Cathy Hohenegger, scientist and leader of the group “Precipitating Convection” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), was awarded…

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Substantial biases persist in CMIP6 simulations of tropical precipitation

A group of scientists mostly from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) studied the representation of tropical precipitation by models…

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