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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…

Towards improved CO2 predictions

What factor limits the predictability of atmospheric CO2 concentration? Scientists from the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, in collaboration…

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Joint Postdoctoral Programme by Max Planck Society and Weizmann Institute of Science

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology is continuously looking for promising young scientists at postdoctoral level. In addition to the already…

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Successful completion of apprenticeship at the institute: Olaf Mantz-Hansen wins 2nd state prize in the field of precision mechanics.

Olaf Mantz-Hansen has successfully completed the 2023 journeyman’s examination as a precision mechanic, specializing in the field of high-precision…

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Tatiana Ilyina new professor at Universität Hamburg and Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon

Prof. Tatiana Ilyina, scientist and group leader of the Ocean Biogeochemistry group at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), was recently…

When Neptune nudges dominoes: How the Southern Ocean controls global climate feedbacks

A study by Kang et al. proposes a new hypothesis for the anomalous slowdown in the rate of average global surface warming between 1979 and 2013.…

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