A CERN for Climate Change

In a Perspective article appearing in this week's Proceedings of the (USA) National Academy of Science (PNAS), Prof Tim Palmer (University of Oxford, UK), and Prof Bjorn Stevens (Max Planck Society, Germany), critically reflect on the present state of Earth system modelling. They argue that it is a mistake to frame understanding of global warming...


New study determines Earth's climate sensitivity from recent global warming

In a recent study, Diego Jiménez-de-la-Cuesta Otero from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and Thorsten Mauritsen from the Stockholm University were able to further constrain Earth's sensitivity to carbon dioxide. They combined observations of global warming since the 1970s with results from global climate models. The results of the study...


New study: DYAMOND - Next Generation Climate Models

Prof Bjorn Stevens, director at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and head of the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System“, Prof Masaki Satoh at the University of Tokyo, and their co-authors describe in a new study the project DYAMOND, a model intercomparison of next generation climate models - Global Storm Resolving Models. ...

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:


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