Bounding Global Aerosol Radiative Forcing of Climate Change

An assessment of Aerosol Radiative Forcing by Nicolas Bellouin, Johannes Quaas and thirty additional co-authors appeared in AGU Advancing Earth and Space Science, Reviews of Geophysics. The assessment is an outcome of a process initiated by Prof Bjorn Stevens in the framework of the WCRP Grand Challenge Program on Clouds, Circulation and Climate...

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Science communication: Two new video publications from MPI-M

Two scientists, Dr. Claudia Stephan and Prof. Bjorn Stevens of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), have taken part in a science communication project initiated by a Hamburg start-up called Latest Thinking in cooperation with the Max Planck Society. The project involves the production of short videos to explain recently published...

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The added value of hecto and kilometer scales for climate simulation

A new study by Bjorn Stevens et al. in the Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan describes the added value of kilometer (convective storm resolving) and hectometer (large-eddy resolving) simulations for the representation of clouds and precipitation processes in climate models.

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North Pole soon to be ice free in summer

The Arctic Ocean in summer will very likely be ice free before 2050, at least temporally. The efficacy of climate-protection measures will determine how often and for how long.

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Happy Birthday Barbados Cloud Observatory!

Ten years ago, the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System”, led by Prof Bjorn Stevens, at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) together with the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) and the Barbados Museum & Historical Society set up a research site at the east-most point of the island of Barbados to observe...

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Mourning for Reimar Lüst

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology has lost a great friend.

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Natural methane emissions – from the glacial to the present

Natural net emissions of methane in the present-day climate. Credit: Thomas Kleinen

In a new study in Climate of the Past Dr Thomas Kleinen, Uwe Mikolajewicz, and Prof Victor Brovkin, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), were able to show that the changes in methane concentration between the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM, about 20000 years ago) and the preindustrial late Holocene (PI), 300 years ago, can be...

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MPI-M congratulates Hartmut Graßl on his 80th birthday

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) warmly congratulates Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Hartmut Graßl on the occasion of his 80th birthday on 18 March 2020.

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AQ-WATCH – new EU project to help mitigate air pollution

AQ-Watch (Air Quality - Worldwide Analysis & Forecasting of Atmospheric Composition for Health), a new project in the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, has been launched. It is coordinated by Prof Dr Guy Brasseur at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M). Partners in the project will co-develop and...

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Peter Korn has successfully completed his habilitation at the Universität Hamburg

Dr Peter Korn, scientist and head of the group "Applied Mathematics and Computational Physics" in the department "The Ocean in the Earth System" at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) successfully habilitated on January 23, 2020.

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