Science Express exhibition train from 30 August to 1 September 2009 in Hamburg MPI-M showcases its exhibit "Future Climate"

For 18 weeks the Science Express exhibition train has been touring Germany – from Sunday, 30 August to Tuesday, 1 September it will finally stop in Hamburg (Altona train station). This mobile exhibition, coordinated by the Max Planck Society, takes its visitors in 12 altered coaches on a journey into the world of tomorrow and gives information…

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The climate 50 million years ago was warm and sensitive - Malte Heinemann is the 50th graduate of the IMPRS

Malte Heinemann is the 50th graduate of the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM) at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) in Hamburg. In his doctoral thesis entitled “Warm and sensitive Paleocene-Eocene climate“ he investigates the climate about 55 million years ago, and its sensitivity to a…

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Hui Wan receives Wladimir Peter Köppen Prize

For the first time the KlimaCampus at the University of Hamburg awards the Wladimir Peter Köppen Prize. This award comprises 5,000 EUR and was awarded to Dr. Hui Wan, junior scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), on 7 July 2009. The recognition is based on her excellent doctoral thesis about numerical weather and climate…

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Aerosols, Clouds, Precipitation and Climate: Barbados Field Study

Climate science, particularly climate prediction, has been stymied by difficult and longstanding problems – mostly related to clouds. Through the present day, our poor understanding of how clouds might change with their changing environment “remains the largest source of uncertainty” in model based projections of future climate (IPCC, 2007). …

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Grand Opening of the Klimahaus 8° East in Bremerhaven – MPI-M is scientific partner

On 25 June 2009 the Klimahaus 8° East in Bremerhaven was inaugurated. Together with 1000 invited guests the creators of the Klimahaus, the mayors of Bremerhaven and Bremen as well as the guest of honour Bob Geldof celebrated the start of the exhibition after eight years of planning and construction. The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M)…

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Heading north: Dirk Notz for international climate youth camp and scientific measurement programme in the Arctic

Two different projects will take Dr. Dirk Notz of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) to the Arctic in the next few months: In Iceland’s Húsavík, 50 km south of the polar circle, he will support the „Ice Climate Education Camp (ICE)“ that was initiated by the German explorer Arved Fuchs. From 22 June to 3 July 2009 he will …

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COSMOS: 7th General Assembly of Earth System Scientists in Berlin

From 15 to 17 June 2009 70 scientists from eleven European countries met in Berlin for the annual General Assembly of the COSMOS network and exchanged the latest research results. The „Community Earth System Models“ (COSMOS) network, initiated by the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), brings international research groups together in…

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Women in the Earth system sciences - discussion at ZMAW

Today, young female researchers in the Earth system sciences usually feel fair and equally treated. However, high positions still are predominantly filled by male scientists. How can women succeed in these male-dominated sciences? Female and male scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), the International Max Planck…

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Jochem Marotzke mit Fridtjof-Nansen-Medaille ausgezeichnet

Prof. Dr. Jochem Marotzke, Geschäftsführender Direktor des Max-Planck-Instituts für Meteorologie (MPI-M) in Hamburg, erhält die Fridtjof-Nansen-Medaille 2009 der Europäischen Geowissenschaftlichen Union (EGU). Die Medaille wird seit 1996 von der Sektion der Meereswissenschaften zur Erinnerung an das wissenschaftliche Werk von Fridtjof Nansen…

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Lennart Bengtsson erhält Alfred-Wegener-Medaille

Prof. Dr. Lennart Bengtsson, emeritierter Direktor am Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie (MPI-M) in Hamburg, erhält von der Europäischen Geowissenschaftlichen Union (EGU) die Alfred-Wegener-Medaille 2009 sowie die Ehrenmitgliedschaft. Die Medaille wird seit 1973 im Angedenken an die wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten Alfred Wegeners verliehen, um…

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