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Variational data assimilation – one problem less

In a new study in the Journal of Nonlinear Science Dr Peter Korn, scientist and group leader in the department “The Ocean in the Earth system” at the…

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New IPCC Assessment Report: Climate change widespread, rapid, and intensifying

How has climate changed up until the present? How will it change in the future? Questions like these are answered in the recently published first…

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Past abrupt changes provide evidence of cascading tipping points and ‘early warning signals’ in the Earth system

Can climate change result in a collapse in parts of the Earth system, what impacts would these events have on society, and can they be predicted? In…

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The observed impact of mesoscale vertical motion on tropical clouds

A recent study by Geet George, Bjorn Stevens (both from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology) and Marcus Klingebiel (now at Leipzig University)…

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Waves and coherent flows in the tropical atmosphere: new opportunities, old challenges

In a review article appearing in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Dr. Claudia Stephan (Max Planck Institute for…

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Exploiting large ensembles for a better yet simpler climate model evaluation

In a new study, Dr. Laura Suarez, Dr. Sebastian Milinski and Dr. Nicola Maher evaluate which models best capture the real-world climate with its…

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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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Julia Windmiller co-leads the atmospheric measurements on board RV SONNE

On 27 June 2021, after a 10-day quarantine of the participants, the RV SONNE will set off from Emden under the cruise guidance of Prof. Peter Brandt…

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How climate modelling works — Johann Jungclaus involved in establishing new website on climate simulations

Climate neutrality by 2045 is Germany´s goal, and debates on how to get there are in full swing. To achieve it, profound changes are needed. Climate…

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Abrupt CO2 quadrupling: Resolving ocean eddies leads to smaller increase in global mean surface temperature

In a recent study in Geophysical Research Letters, Dr. Dian Putrasahan and colleagues from the department “The Ocean in the Earth System” at the Max…

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Claudia Stephan has been accepted into the Elisabeth Schiemann Kolleg

Dr. Claudia Stephan, Minerva Fast Track group leader in the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for…

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Only eddy-resolving models capture the complete range of AMOC responses to surface winds

In a new paper, Veit Lüschow, Jin-Song von Storch and Jochem Marotzke from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology show that the Atlantic meridional…

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