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Finding attractors of dynamical systems via recurrences

In a publication, recently selected as a Featured Article, in Chaos, Dr. George Datseris (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M)) and Associate…


The driving forces of the terrestrial carbon cycle predictability

Although the global carbon cycle is predictable to some extent, we know little about the source of the memory in the system. In a study published in…

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A Quantification of Natural Forcing Contributions on Multi-Decadal North Atlantic Temperature Variability over the Past Millennium

In a new study in Geophysical Research Letters Dr. Shih-Wei Fang, Dr. Claudia Timmreck, and Dr. Johann Jungclaus from the Max Planck Institute for…


“Glaciers are the planet’s early warning system”: Ellen Mosley-Thompson and Lonnie Thompson win BBVA Climate Change Award

This year's recipients of the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change Category are Prof. Ellen Mosley-Thompson and Prof. Lonnie…


Tatiana Ilyina becoming Co-Chair of Working Group Coupled Modelling in the World Climate Research Program (WCRP)

Dr. Tatiana Ilyina, group leader of the “Ocean biogeochemistry” group in the department “The Ocean in the Earth System”, became co-chair of Working…

Radiosonde measurements of the intertropical convergence zone

On 27 June 2021, the research vessel RV SONNE set off under the cruise guidance of Prof. Peter Brandt from GEOMAR in Kiel and co-leader Dr. Julia…

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Holocene vegetation transitions and their climatic drivers in MPI-ESM1.2

Do we understand the migration of global vegetation patterns over the last millennia during the transition from the mid Holocene some 8000 years ago…

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Curiosity Meets Discovery

It was our turn on 16 December 2021, and Prof. Bjorn Stevens held a talk about “Understanding Climate Science”.

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Atmospheric data treasure for the trade wind region collected, processed, and made available

Thirteen scientists from Germany, France and the United States collaborated to collect measurements and process them into a dataset that provides a…

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Award of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 to Klaus Hasselmann in Berlin

The wait is over: our founding director was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 in a ceremony at the Harnack House in Berlin on December 7, 2021.

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Predicting global warming: how water vapor affects the radiative forcing of CO2

In a new study in Geophysical Research Letters, Dr. Lukas Kluft, Dr. Sally Dacie, Prof. Dr. Bjorn Stevens (scientists at the Max Planck Institute for…

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SC21 Best Visualization Award for MPI-M, DKRZ, University Stockholm, and Intel Corporation

A joint team of the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ), the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), the Stockholm University, and the Intel…

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