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Photo: Award of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by the Federal President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier to Prof. Dr. Klaus Hasselman

Federal Order of Merit for Klaus Hasselmann

Prof. Klaus Hasselmann, founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and Nobel Laureate in Physics 2021, was honored with…

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Peter Landschützer appointed research director at the VLIZ in Ostend

Dr. Peter Landschützer, scientist in the department "The Ocean in the Earth System" at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and head of…

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Chetankumar Jalihal wins Roddam Family Medal for best PhD thesis

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) awarded the Roddam Family Medal for the best PhD thesis in 2020 to Dr. Chetankumar (“Chetan”) A. Jalihal, who…

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A curious symmetry in the distribution of tropical precipitation

A curious symmetry in the distribution of tropical precipitation is that it rains as much over land as it does over the ocean, in both cases about 3…

The Future of Climate Modeling — the Kilometer Scale

Climate change poses new questions for climate science; questions that cannot be answered by the present generation of climate models. There is no…

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Tatiana Ilyina successfully habilitated at Universität Hamburg

Dr. Tatiana Ilyina, scientist and leader of the group “Ocean Biogeochemistry” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), was awarded her…

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New book about Klaus Hasselmann

The book “From decoding turbulence to unveiling the fingerprint of climate change: Klaus Hasselmann-Nobel Prize Winner in Physics 2021” has recently…

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Leading global climate scientists call for global partnership to predict rainfall futures and tackle climate change more effectively

Nine of the world´s leading climate scientists are calling for major international investment to develop a new generation of climate models that can…

 Katabatic storm („Piteraq“) on 20. September 2003

How katabatic storms in southeast Greenland form dense water in the Irminger Sea

In a new study in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, Dr. Oliver Gutjahr (Universität Hamburg, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M))…

Global flow visualization in 100m depth, illustrating several eddy-rich areas around the world.

Project EERIE: Ocean eddies for better climate projections

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is successfully involved in the new EU project EERIE (European Eddy-RIch Earth system models).…

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Max Born Medal for Hartmut Grassl

Prof. Hartmut Grassl was awarded the Max Born Medal at the annual meeting of the Federation of German Scientists (VDW) for his services to the…

Shown are data from the models IFS, GEOS, and ICON at 30 km height.

Atmospheric energy spectra in global kilometre-scale models

Dr. Claudia Stephan (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology) and her colleagues Dr. Julia Duras, Dr. Lucas Harris, Dr. Daniel Klocke, Dr. William M.…

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