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Including icebergs in computer models helps to better understand past climate change

In their new study Olga Erokhina and Uwe Mikolajewicz showed that adding icebergs to climate models can help scientists better understand the…

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Rain rather likes dry soils in a next-generation global climate model

In a recent study, Dr. Junhong Lee and Dr. Cathy Hohenegger show that a next-generation climate model exhibits a different relationship between water…

Towards resolving internal tides in the ocean

In a recent publication, Prof. Jin-Song von Storch together with other scientists showed that the ocean component of the ICON model is able to…

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International Climate Protection Fellows of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation visit Hamburg

A group of climate protection fellows from South America, Asia and Africa will be visiting the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and the…

Focus: The big melt | Marie-Luise Kapsch, Clemens Schannwell

Climate change is melting the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica and causing sea levels to rise. This could be a disaster for island states and…

Coordinating climate modeling to stimulate climate science

In a commentary recently published in AGU Advances, Prof. Bjorn Stevens, Director of the Climate Physics Department of the Max Planck Institute for…

Extremely warm European summers are preceded by North Atlantic Ocean heat accumulation

In a new study, Lara Wallberg, together with Laura Suarez-Gutierrez, Daniela Matei, and Wolfgang Müller have investigated the relationship between…

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Collaborative hacking: Max Planck Institute for Meteorology hosts the largest hackathon for Earth system modeling

From March 4 to 8, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology will be hosting a hackathon for intensive hacking, bug-finding, bug-fixing and lots of…

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Insights into the thermal structure of the tropical troposphere

When you feel the wind on your face, see clouds in the sky, and watch a bird flap its wings in flight, you’re experiencing the troposphere. It is the…

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Cloud Clustering Causes More Extreme Rain

New climate model shows more extreme rainfall in the tropics with increased temperatures.

Photo eruption of volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai

How a volcanic water vapor cloud influences its own transport through the stratosphere

Dr. Ulrike Niemeier and her co-authors have successfully simulated the transport of a volcanic water vapor cloud through the stratosphere. The…

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When thunderstorms light up scientists' eyes: first results from the field campaign FESSTVaL

In a recent study, Dr. Cathy Hohenegger, group leader in the climate physics department, reports on the measurement effort called the Field…

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