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Geoengineering and climate engineering — master plan against climate change?

“Geoengineering” or “climate engineering” refers to various ideas to mitigate the greenhouse effect through technological solutions. With the help of…

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Q-ARCTIC - ERC Synergy Grant for Victor Brovkin

On 5 November 2020 the European Research Council (ERC) announced the groups of scientists, who are awarded a Synergy Grant in the 2020 call for…

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Global temperature modes shed light on the Holocene temperature conundrum

One of the hot topics in climate research is the evolution of the global mean temperature of the last several thousand years, the period from the…

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Smaller land carbon feedback in the new MPI Earth System Model

In two recent studies, scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) analyzed the feedback between CO2 and climate using Earth…

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Tobias Becker receives Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship

Dr Tobias Becker, scientist in the department „The Atmosphere in the Earth System“ at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), won a…

ICON Ozean Model Atlantic

The first movie shows the result of a simulation with the ocean model ICON-O at a global resolution of 5km, depicting a close-up of the circulation…

Submesoscale telescope experiment

The video shows the visualisation of the “submesoscale telescope experiment” with the ICON ocean model ICON-O. The model was run on a grid with a…

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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…

ICON Ocean Model (5 km) Spilhaus projection

The movie shows a simulation of ICON-O at a global resolution of 5km using a Spilhaus projection for the visualization of global ocean model data.

Figure: Simulated change in storm surge height of a statistically expected storm surge every 50 years relative to the respective mean sea level.

Global warming leads to higher storm surges in the German Bight

A new study in Climate Dynamics by Andreas Lang and Uwe Mikolajewicz from the Department "The Ocean in the Earth System" at the Max Planck Institute…

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New climate simulations for the “Coupled Model Intercomparison Project”

Researchers around the globe are using numerical climate models in an attempt to find answers to the question: How would global warming change our…

CLICCS – A cluster of excellence for climate research – Which climate futures are possible and which are plausible?

The Paris climate agreement from December 2015 recognized that the world is warming and that humans are primarily responsible for it. This provided a…

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