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Weather and Climate Model ICON published under Open Source License

The scientific and research community in Germany and Switzerland is setting a milestone in climate and weather research: Since January 31, 2024, the…

Recreated total shot of a solar eclipse with the title of the exhibition "Pioneers of Knowledge"

Pioneers of Science in Hamburg

Exhibition about the Nobel Prize laureates of the Max Planck Society The touring exhibition developed on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the…

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BBVA Climate Change Award: Together researchers unlock the secrets of polar ice

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category has gone to five European scientists whose pioneering research on…

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Claudia Stephan appointed Professor at the University of Rostock

Claudia Stephan has recently been appointed Professor of Theoretical Atmospheric Physics by the University of Rostock and will simultaneously take…

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Wind of Barbados turned to light in Stockholm

Nobel Week Lights 2023 kicked off in Stockholm on Monday. The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) provides data from its Barbados Cloud…

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End-of-century levels of extreme heat and drought are approaching Europe swiftly

Extreme heat and drought typical of an end-of-century climate could soon occur over Europe, and it could do so repeatedly. Laura Suarez-Gutierrez,…

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Wivern Earth Explorer candidate goes forward

The satellite mission Wivern has been selected by the European Space Agency ESA as one of two remaining candidates to progress to the next…

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Testing mechanisms of wave generation in the lower stratosphere using superpressure balloons

Dr. Laura Köhler and Dr. Claudia Stephan from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology together with their colleague Brian Green, Postdoc at Stanford…

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Climate Dynamics research field — a portrait of new director Sarah Kang

When she opens the door to her office and invites you in with a friendly smile, it quickly becomes clear: Sarah Kang is still new at the Max Planck…

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Max Planck Institute for Meteorology welcomes Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel-awardee Prof. Tiffany Shaw

Professor Tiffany Shaw, who is a recipient of the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and a globally…

How the Atlantic overturning got its observing system

The RAPID observing system has monitored the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) at 26.5°N since 2004. Many physical oceanographers…

An oscillating wind system in the tropical stratosphere: future evolution and new projections

The “quasi-biennial oscillation” (QBO) is a well-known wind system characterized by alternating layers of westerly and easterly winds encircling the…

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