Response of high-latitude ecosystems to temperature overshoot scenarios

High-latitude soils contain almost twice as much carbon as the atmosphere, and the fate of this frozen organic matter under ongoing climate change is not well understood. Two recent studies led by scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) are focused on the response of high-latitude ecosystems to temperature overshoots –…

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Relative humidity is key in quantifying Earth’s changing climate sensitivity

In a new paper by Stella Bourdin, Lukas Kluft and Bjorn Stevens the authors found a dependence of climate sensitivity on the given distribution of relative humidity. Lead author Stella Bourdin visited the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology for an internship when she was a masters student from…

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The Gender Equality Plan of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology: Equal opportunities for MPI-M employees

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) has renewed its Gender Equality Plan (GEP) to further facilitate equal opportunities for all genders and to support compatibility for family life and career. The GEP of MPI-M is an institute specific policy, which responds to guidelines set forth by the Max Planck Society. In it, targets and actions…

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Hauke Schulz wins AGU´s Outstanding Student Presentation Award

The American Geophysical Union awarded the “Outstanding Student Presentation Award” to Hauke Schulz. He is a PhD candidate in the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and received the award for his presentation “Characterization and Evolution of Organized Shallow Convection” during the…

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Climate response to emissions reductions due to COVID-19: Initial results from CovidMIP

In a new publication in Geophysical Research Letters led by Chris D. Jones from the Met Office Hadley Centre, in Exeter, UK, a group of 49 scientists from different institutions including Wolfgang Müller, Tatiana Ilyina, Claudia Timmreck, Hongmei Li, and Michael Botzet from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), addressed one of the…

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Documentation of JSBACH published

Today, JSBACH is the land component of the two Earth System models at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), MPI-ESM and ICON-ESM. Work on it started in the early 2000s. At that time, Ernst Maier-Reimer was already routinely using his HAMOCC model of ocean biogeochemistry in the ocean-atmosphere coupled model MPI-OM/ECHAM (in those days…

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Climate effect of trade-wind clouds – bridging the gap between hectometer and kilometer simulations

In a new study Jule Radtke, Dr Cathy Hohenegger and Prof Thorsten Mauritsen have investigated the representation and climate feedback of trade-wind clouds in high-resolution simulations while degrading the horizontal resolution from hectometre (large-eddy resolving) to kilometre (convective storm resolving) scales. They found that the cloud…

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MPI-M welcomes Humboldt Research Fellow Suneet Dwivedi

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awarded Prof Dr Suneet Dwivedi a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. He started working remotely at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) on 01 December 2020.

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Daniel Klocke: Back at the MPI-M in a new position

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) welcomes Dr Daniel Klocke as a new group leader at the institute. As head of the Computational Infrastructure and Model Development (CIMD) group, Daniel Klocke will be significantly responsible for modeling activities at MPI-M related to internal, national and international projects. He will…

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More accurate quantification of model-to-model agreement

In a new study scientists Dr Nicola Maher and Prof Jochem Marotzke from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) in collaboration with Prof Scott Power from Monash University (Melbourne) have more accurately quantified model-to-model agreement in strongly forced long-term projections of temperature, precipitation, and their temporal…

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