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15.05.
2019

Increased AMOC slowdown in high-resolution models

Scientists from the department "The Ocean in the Earth System" at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) have shown in the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems why the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) slows down significantly when the resolution for the atmosphere in the Earth System Model of the MPI-M (MPI-ESM)...


14.05.
2019

Shifting winds weakened the recent Southern Ocean CO2 absorption

In a new study, Lydia Keppler and Dr Peter Landschützer from department “The Ocean in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) find that the carbon dioxide (CO2) absorption in the Southern Ocean weakened between 2012 and 2016. The study links shifts in regional winds to this reduced carbon uptake.

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13.05.
2019

Cause for variability in Arctic sea ice clarified

Using extensive computer simulations, the scientists Dr Dirk Olonscheck, Dr Thorsten Mauritsen and Dr Dirk Notz from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) in Hamburg and the University of Stockholm are now able to explain why the Arctic sea ice varies greatly from year to year. Their results were recently published in Nature Geoscience.

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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: