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AQ-WATCH – new EU project to help mitigate air pollution

AQ-Watch (Air Quality - Worldwide Analysis & Forecasting of Atmospheric Composition for Health), a new project in the European Union’s Horizon…

Climate factor clouds — the field campaign EUREC4A intends to answer one of climate science’s great mysteries

From 20 January through 20 February 2020, the EUREC4A (Elucidating the role of clouds-circulation coupling in climate) field study investigated trade…

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Peter Korn has successfully completed his habilitation at the Universität Hamburg

Dr. Peter Korn, scientist and head of the group "Applied Mathematics and Computational Physics" in the department "The Ocean in the Earth System" at…

EUREC4A—an international field study to test hypothesized cloud controlling factors influencing weather and climate

From 20 January through 20 February 2020, the EUREC4A (Elucidating the role of clouds-circulation coupling in climate) field study will investigate…

Photo: Half of mankind is living next to the coast. Sea level rise can become a risk.

Using sea-level rise to define climate targets

One major consequence of global warming is the rising sea level. A study conducted at Universität Hamburg’s Cluster of Excellence for climate…

Risky Cooling | Dr Ulrike Niemeier

Volcanoes are sources of ideas. When they erupt, they emit large amounts of sulfur dioxide, cooling the climate.

POST FROM: Barbados, Caribbean | Theresa Lang

Theresa Lang from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology spent around two weeks on the Caribbean island of Barbados for the cloud research project…

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology Grand Ensemble – an instrument for studying the internal variability of the climate system

During the last 150 years, the increasing atmospheric concentration of anthropogenic greenhouse gases has been the main driver of climate change.…

A CERN for Climate Change

In a Perspective article appearing in this week's Proceedings of the (USA) National Academy of Science (PNAS), Prof Tim Palmer (University of Oxford,…

The importance of global high-resolution climate and weather simulations – ESiWACE

Both scientists from climate and weather science and experts in the field of high performance computing (HPC) are featured in the film.

New study determines Earth's climate sensitivity from recent global warming

In a recent study, Diego Jiménez-de-la-Cuesta Otero from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and Thorsten Mauritsen from the Stockholm…

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New study: DYAMOND - Next Generation Climate Models

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

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