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Variability of the Earth system over the last 8000 years

After the peak of the last ice age about 21,000 years ago, the great ice masses that had covered large parts of North America and northern Europe…

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New insight into the seasonal carbon dynamics of the global ocean

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and colleagues used a machine learning approach to reconstruct a monthly climatology…

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New working group on modelling human-environmental interactions in the Anthropocene (HERMITIAN)

At the end of October 2020, the German Committee Future Earth (DKN) approved Prof. Julia Pongratz and Prof. Victor Brovkin to establish a working…

Figure 1: Frequency of the trend change in atmospheric CO2.

CO2 emission reductions only distinctly attributable in the atmosphere after a decade

In a new study Aaron Spring, Dr. Tatiana Ilyina and Prof. Jochem Marotzke, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), show that…

Supercomputing 2020 keynote talk: "Climate Science in the Age of Exascale" by Bjorn Stevens

With introduction by SC20 General Chair Christine E. Cuicchi, view the keynote talk at “SC20: The International Conference for High Performance…

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Robust detection of deforestation effects on climate takes decades

Globally, about 22 million square kilometres (Mio km2) of forest have been removed between AD 800 and 2015. This deforestation might double until…

Towards small scale processes in large scale climate models — 3D visualisation of clouds

This visualisation illustrates the vision to simulate small-scale processes explicitly on a global scale, thus reducing the need for parametrisations…

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Clouds and Climate — Climate Science’s Greatest Challenge

Prof. Bjorn Stevens, director and head of the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M),…

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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