Delayed response of subsea permafrost thaw to anthropogenic warming

Subsea permafrost is a previously overlooked component of the climate system. In a study published in The Cryosphere, the authors Stiig Wilkenskjeld and Victor Brovkin from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and their former colleague Matteo Puglini together with Frederieke Miesner and Paul P. Overduin from the Alfred Wegener Institute for…

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship for Laura Suarez-Gutierrez

Dr. Laura Suarez-Gutierrez, scientist in the department “The Ocean in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, successfully applied for a prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship. At the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and the Institute Pierre-Simon Laplace (IPSL) in Paris, she will be…

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W 2 position for Cathy Hohenegger in acknowledgement of her scientific accomplishments

Dr. Cathy Hohenegger was appointed a W 2 position in the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M). The institute warmly congratulates her on her outstanding achievements as recognized with this position. She joins Prof. Victor Brovkin and Prof. Jin-Song von Storch, both members of the…

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New high-performance computer for Germany´s climate science

On March 03, 2022, the new high-performance computer system for Earth system research "Levante" started its operation at the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) in the first expansion stage. With 14 PetaFLOPS (14 quadrillion mathematical operations per second), the supercomputer quadruples the computing power at DKRZ.

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What controls the millennial-scale climate variability in simulations of the last deglaciation?

The transition between the last glacial maximum (LGM, about 21,000 years before present) and present, which is referred to as the last deglaciation, was characterized by a significant warming and a series of abrupt climate changes. By conducting a first systematic ensemble of hindcast simulations for the last deglaciation with the Max Planck…

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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 Professor Alexandre Wagemakers (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain) provide an algorithm that can estimate attractors and their basins for arbitrary dynamical systems.

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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 Earth System Dynamics, the authors Istvan Dunkl, Dr. Aaron Spring, Prof. Victor Brovkin (scientists at Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M)) together with Prof. Pierre Friedlingstein (College…

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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 Meteorology, Prof. Davide Zanchettin from the University of Venice and Dr. Myriam Khodri from the Institute Pierre-Simone Laplace in Paris show, that the natural external forcing, including volcanic…

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“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 Thompson who are both paleoclimatologists at Ohio State University. The jury recognized the two laureates „ for advancing the knowledge and understanding of past and current climate change through…

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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 Group Coupled Modelling (WGCM) in the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) starting in January 2022. She will thereby replace Catherine Senior, MetOffice, UK, after her six years term as co-chair, who…

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