Fourth International Conference on Earth System Modelling (4ICESM)

28 August – 1 September 2017 in Hamburg, Germany

Venue: Helmut Schmidt Auditorium, Bucerius Law School, Jungiusstr. 6, 20355 Hamburg


ICON Ocean and a New Numerical Approach in Ocean Modelling

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) has a long tradition in creating atmosphere and ocean general circulation models in order to pursue its scientific goals. The ICON project provides the framework in which this tradition is continued and in which MPI-M's modelling strategy is adapted to new emerging technologies in...

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New study on the differences of local climate effects of deforestation across scenarios

In a study published recently in the Geophysical Research Letters, Johannes Winckler, Christian Reick and Julia Pongratz, scientists in the department "The Land in the Earth System" at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), investigate how local temperature responds to deforestation in different scenarios of climate and land use....

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New study challenges previous assumptions about the surface-warming ‘hiatus’

Many climate scientists claim the ocean caused the 1998-2012 surface-warming 'hiatus' by drawing heat downward, away from the Earth's surface. In a new study, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) challenge this view: the heat could also have been radiated upward from the surface into space, and the uncertainty in...

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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: