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Fairweather cumulus are here to stay after all!

“Eureka!” That is what the Greek scholar Archimedes is said to have exclaimed in delight upon discovering buoyancy. More than 2,000 years later, the…

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The effect of climate perturbations on the timing of Heinrich events

Throughout the last glacial period (ca. 65,000-15,000 years before present) periodic ice discharge events from the North American ice sheet, known as…

Is climate deterministic or stochastic?

Prof. Jin-Song von Storch shows in a new paper that climate variability on ultra-long timescales is, contrary to common understanding, not determined…

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WarmWorld project at full speed

With the first day of spring we also kick off the full module-team of the BMBF-funded WarmWorld project. Within this project, the Max Planck…

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What the development of global climate models at the km-scale teaches us about tropical convection

Accurately capturing location, diurnal as well as seasonal variability of the tropical rainbelt, over land and over ocean, has remained beyond reach…

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Climate researcher for a day: Girls'Day at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, together with the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) and the University of Hamburg, is once again…

Component concurrency increases the parallel efficiency of Earth system models

In a recent study in the journal of Geoscientific Model Development Leonidas Linardakis and his colleagues demonstrate how coarse-grained component…

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How ice rises and rumples affect the Antarctic ice sheet

In a study in The Cryosphere, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology examined the effect of basal friction and sea level variation…

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The first release of ICON-Sapphire, targeting simulations of the Earth System at kilometer scale

Do thunderstorms in the atmosphere affect the meandering of ocean currents? What is the effect of ocean eddies on the carbon budget? Investigating…

Illustration,Second “Hamburg Climate Futures Outlook” published: 1.5-degree goal not plausible

Social change more important than physical tipping points

Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is currently not plausible, as is shown in a new, central study released by Universität Hamburg’s…

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Chetankumar Jalihal continues his research as a Humboldt Fellow

Dr Chetankumar Jalihal, a postdoc at MPI, successfully applied for a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral scientists. Since January 2023, he…

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One more ICON milestone reached

In a joint publication whose author list comprises a substantial fraction of all scientists of the department “The Ocean in the Earth System” at the…

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