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The Arctic polar vortex response to volcanic forcing of different strengths

Large volcanic eruptions can inject sulfur containing gases into the stratosphere where they build sulfate aerosols. These particles, on the one…

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Climate Protection: Deep Decarbonization by 2050 Currently Not Plausible

Today the Hamburg-based Cluster of Excellence “Climate, Climatic Change, and Society” (CLICCS) publishes a new, essential study on climate futures.…

ESM2025: Earth System Models for the future

ESM2025, an ambitious European project on Earth System Modelling, coordinated by Météo France-CNRM, is now official. The project started on 1 June…

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One step closer to a new generation of Earth System Models

NextGEMS, an ambitious European project to develop a new generation of Storm-resolving Earth System Models (SR-ESMs), is now official. On May 28,…

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FESSTVaL: a field campaign targeted to the detection of small-scale weather phenomena

Like a magnifying glass, FESSTVaL will peer into the internal structure of small-scale weather phenomena, with a particular emphasis on summertime…

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Could the deglaciation of Snowball Earth have started in the mid-latitudes?

A new study, led by scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), investigates the question which conditions could have triggered…

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Response of high-latitude ecosystems to temperature overshoot scenarios

High-latitude soils contain almost twice as much carbon as the atmosphere, and the fate of this frozen organic matter under ongoing climate change is…

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Relative humidity is key in quantifying Earth’s changing climate sensitivity

In a new paper by Stella Bourdin, Lukas Kluft and Bjorn Stevens the authors found a dependence of climate sensitivity on the given distribution of…

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The Gender Equality Plan of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology: Equal opportunities for MPI-M employees

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) has renewed its Gender Equality Plan (GEP) to further facilitate equal opportunities for all genders…

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Ozone, air chemistry, Earth-system science, environmental modeling — researcher portrait Guy Brasseur

The recently published book “The Ozone Layer, From Discovery to Recovery” is a fascinating reading from the discovery of ozone in the 19th century…

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Climate response to emissions reductions due to COVID-19: Initial results from CovidMIP

In a new publication in Geophysical Research Letters led by Chris D. Jones from the Met Office Hadley Centre, in Exeter, UK, a group of 49 scientists…

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Documentation of JSBACH published

Today, JSBACH is the land component of the two Earth System models at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), MPI-ESM and ICON-ESM. Work on…

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