Predicting the variable CO2 uptake by the ocean

The ocean CO2 uptake is predictable for two years in advance, according to new paper in Science Advances by Dr Hongmei Li, Dr Tatiana Ilyina, Dr Wolfgang A. Müller, and Dr Peter Landschützer, all scientists in the department “The Ocean in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M).

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Freshwater release and elevation loss affect climate during Heinrich events

A team of researchers around Dr. Florian Ziemen in the department "The Ocean in the Earth System" at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) found that Heinrich events, climate changes during the last ice age, were caused by a succession of the effects of two mechanisms: iceberg calving, having effects on the ocean, and ice sheet...

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Kim Naudts takes on professorship in Amsterdam

Dr Kim Naudts, postdoctoral researcher in the department "The Land in the Earth System" at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), has accepted an assistant professorship at the University in Amsterdam (VU). She will be Assistant Professor in Biogeochemical Cyles as of April 2019, but she will keep a close cooperation with the Emmy...

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EGU 2019: Peter Landschützer is awarded the Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

MPI-M congratulates Dr Peter Landschützer to the 2019 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award in ocean sciences, awarded by the European Geosciences Union Ocean (EGU). He is a research scientist in the department “The Ocean in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and received the award for his outstanding...

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EOS editors highlight paper: Sea-surface carbon patterns linked to large-scale climate modes

Observation-based estimates show the oceanic uptake of carbon dioxide is varying substantially in time, largely driven by the variability in the surface ocean CO2 content. A new study by Dr Peter Landschützer and Dr Tatiana Ilyina from the department “The Ocean in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) with co-author...

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Juan Pedro Mellado takes on professorship in Barcelona

Dr Juan Pedro Mellado, who led a Max Planck Research Group in the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), has accepted a professorship at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona. He will be Full Professor for Aerospace Engineering as of April 2019, although he will...

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Girls´Day at MPI-M

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) took part in the Germany-wide Girls' Future Day Girls´Day, providing 15 young girls with insights into climate research on 28 April 2019. 



The Girls´Day is a career day for schoolgirls from the fifth grade upwards and was established in 2001. On this day, the girls get to know different...

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Alexander Lemburg received award of American Meteorological Society for outstanding presentation

The American Meteorological Society awarded the “Outstanding Student Oral Presentation” to Alexander Lemburg. He is a PhD candidate in the department “The Land in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and received the award for his presentation “Sahel Rainfall—Tropical Easterly Jet Interaction on Intraseasonal...

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More peat carbon in warm climates

In a ground-breaking study Dr Thomas Kleinen and Prof. Victor Brovkin from the Department "The Land in the Earth System" at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), in collaboration with lead author Dr Claire Treat from the University of Eastern Finland (Kupio, Finland), who visited the department in 2017, and 30 further scientists ...

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Special issue “Progress in quantifying ocean biogeochemistry – in honour of Ernst Maier-Reimer”

Biogeosciences, an interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), published recently a special issue on “Progress in quantifying ocean biogeochemistry – in honour of Ernst Maier-Reimer”. Dr Ernst Maier-Reimer was an exceptional scientist and the towering figure in ocean-model development at the Max-Planck-Institute for...

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