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Insights into the thermal structure of the tropical troposphere

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Cloud Clustering Causes More Extreme Rain

New climate model shows more extreme rainfall in the tropics with increased temperatures.

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How a volcanic water vapor cloud influences its own transport through the stratosphere

Dr. Ulrike Niemeier and her co-authors have successfully simulated the transport of a volcanic water vapor cloud through the stratosphere. The…

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When thunderstorms light up scientists' eyes: first results from the field campaign FESSTVaL

In a recent study, Dr. Cathy Hohenegger, group leader in the climate physics department, reports on the measurement effort called the Field Experiment…

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Max Planck Institute for Meteorology welcomes Hasselmann-fellow Lin Lin

The 2024 Nobel Laureate Fellowship will be awarded to Lin Lin who will start her project in February hosted by the Department Climate Variability. In…

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Weather and Climate Model ICON published under Open Source License

The scientific and research community in Germany and Switzerland is setting a milestone in climate and weather research: Since January 31, 2024, the…

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Pioneers of Science in Hamburg

Exhibition about the Nobel Prize laureates of the Max Planck Society

The touring exhibition developed on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the…

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Revisiting the Blue Marble: ICON simulating the coupled climate system at 1 km

The early 1970s is often associated with the birth of the modern environmental movement. In 1970 the first Earth day was celebrated, and Greenpeace was founded in 1971. In March 1972 the Club of Rome published its influential report entitled the “limits of growth”. The growing environmental consciousness was ...

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The International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling

The International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM) offers a structured, interdisciplinary and international program for graduate students who want to earn a PhD degree. The main focus of our doctoral program is to advance our understanding of processes and dynamics in the Earth system as well as our prediction skills.

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We are an internationally renowned institute for climate research. Our mission is to understand Earth's changing climate.

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Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 for Prof. Klaus Hasselmann

The statistical model with which global warming can be attributed to increasing concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere was developed by Klaus Hasselmann, former director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work.

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Our research requires us to seek out the most talented, creative and passionate individuals. This compels us to draw from the greatest possible pool of talent.

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