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16.08.
2019

Understanding cloud organization from satellite images

In order to better understand cloud structures more than 60 scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and the Laboratoire Météorologie Dynamique (LMD), France, classified ten thousand satellite images into four types of organization. They now challenge interested people in a competition to join and build a machine learning...


31.07.
2019

HALO as a cloud observatory: the NARVAL expeditions

Aircrafts have long been used to sample clouds, now the German research aircraft HALO (High-Altitude LOng-Range) has been configured as a mobile cloud observatory. In June 2019 edition of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Prof Bjorn Stevens, director of the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System” at the Max Planck...


22.07.
2019

Gravity waves in convection-permitting simulations

In a new study published in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences Dr Claudia Stephan and Dr Hauke Schmidt from the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) together with scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich and the German Meteorological Service (DWD) present the first intercomparison...


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: