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Award of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 to Klaus Hasselmann in Berlin

The wait is over: our founding director was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 in a ceremony at the Harnack House in Berlin on December 7, 2021.

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Predicting global warming: how water vapor affects the radiative forcing of CO2

In a new study in Geophysical Research Letters, Dr. Lukas Kluft, Dr. Sally Dacie, Prof. Dr. Bjorn Stevens (scientists at the Max Planck Institute for…

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SC21 Best Visualization Award for MPI-M, DKRZ, University Stockholm, and Intel Corporation

A joint team of the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ), the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), the Stockholm University, and the Intel…

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Global Carbon Project: Tracking the fate of man-made CO2

After the global average of fossil carbon dioxide emissions dropped significantly in 2020, this year they are again approaching levels before the…

Humidity differences and their effect on the clear-sky radiation budget in global storm-resolving models

In a new study in the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems Theresa Lang, Dr. Ann Kristin Naumann, Prof. Bjorn Stevens and Prof. Stefan A.…

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NextGEMS video clip release

NextGEMS is building prototypes for a new generation of Earth system models to advance science, guide policy, and inform applications to support the…


Nobel laureate and founding director Klaus Hasselmann on his 90th birthday

Prof. Dr. Klaus Hasselmann completed his 90th year of life on October 25, 2021. The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) warmly congratulates…

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Tracking the fate of anthropogenic carbon in the ocean — Modeling the global 13C-Suess effect

Rising fossil-fuel CO2 emissions deplete the atmospheric concentrations of the heavy carbon isotope 13C. This phenomenon, called the 13C Suess…


Variations of tropical lapse rates in climate models and their implications for upper tropospheric warming

In a new study in the Journal of Climate Paul Keil, Hauke Schmidt, Bjorn Stevens and Jiawei Bao from the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth…

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Physics Nobel Prize 2021 for Klaus Hasselmann

Klaus Hasselmann, founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, receives the Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 together with Syukuro…

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Evangelos Tyrlis takes on professorship in Athens

Dr Evangelos Tyrlis, research scientist in the department "The Ocean in the Earth System" of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), has…

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Fluid physics, turbulence and vegetation modeling: Martin Claussen and his research interests

After 16 years as Professor of Physical Meteorology at Universität Hamburg and as Director at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), Prof.…

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