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Understanding cloud organization from satellite images

In order to better understand cloud structures more than 60 scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and the Laboratoire…

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HALO as a cloud observatory: the NARVAL expeditions

Aircrafts have long been used to sample clouds, now the German research aircraft HALO (High-Altitude LOng-Range) has been configured as a mobile…

Gravity waves in convection-permitting simulations

In a new study published in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences Dr Claudia Stephan and Dr Hauke Schmidt from the department “The Atmosphere in…

Sedimentation effects on stratocumulus lifetime more important than previously thought

Stratocumulus clouds are efficient in cooling the Earth’s atmosphere by reflecting incoming solar radiation back to space. However, predicting the…

Ocean modelling at MPI-M – from LSG to ICON-O

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) has a long tradition of creating general circulation models of the ocean in order to pursue its…

New method for evaluating Earth System Models

In a new study published in Climate of the Past and highlighted by the journal, Anne Dallmeyer, Victor Brovkin and Martin Claussen from the…

Facts as a political issue. Discussing science under pressure

On the subject of facts as a political issue. Discussing science under pressure, talk Prof Volker Heinz from the Institute of Cultural Studies in…

Increased AMOC slowdown in high-resolution models

Scientists from the department "The Ocean in the Earth System" at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) have shown in the Journal of…

Shifting winds weakened the recent Southern Ocean CO2 absorption

In a new study, Lydia Keppler and Dr Peter Landschützer from department “The Ocean in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology…

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Cause for variability in Arctic sea ice clarified

Using extensive computer simulations, the scientists Dr Dirk Olonscheck, Dr Thorsten Mauritsen and Dr Dirk Notz from the Max Planck Institute for…

Contribution to understand the long‐term response of the ocean carbon cycle to climate change

In a new study in Geophysical Research Letters Dr Tatiana Ilyina and Dr Mathias Heinze from the department "The Ocean in the Earth System" at the Max…

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Minerva Fast Track and new group for Claudia Stephan

Beginning in May 2019 a new working group on cloud-wave coupling led by Dr Claudia Stephan has joined the department "The Atmosphere in the Earth…

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