Unconscious bias workshop at MPI-M

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) held a workshop about prejudices, stereotypes and finding strategies to circumvent them on November 5th,2018. Unconscious bias — what is that? In our everyday work we all encounter situations where we judge others — whether it is by the quality of their work, in job interviews, or in letters of...

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New CORAL system: A new high-powered lidar system for measuring at the edge of a cloud

After a three year development, the new lidar component of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) CORAL (Cloud-Observing Radar and Lidar) sent its first light during ground tests in Hamburg last month. 

With a target of a few seconds and few meters resolution, CORAL will allow scientists to observe the fine air structure in the vicinity...

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New study: What would happen to the climate system if Earth turned the other way around?

To further improve our fundamental understanding of the effects of the topography and rotation on the climate, a team of scientists performed and analyzed simulations with the Max Planck Institute Earth System Model (MPI-ESM), in which the rotation of Earth is reversed (retrograde). Their findings were recently published in Earth System Dynamics.


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The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is an internationally renowned institute for climate research. Its mission is to understand Earth's changing climate.

The MPI-M comprises three departments and, together with the University of Hamburg, an international PhD programme:

The Atmosphere in the Earth System

The Land in the Earth System
The Ocean in the Earth System
PhD Programme IMPRS-ESM

In addition the institute hosts independent research groups focused on the following topics: