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Fairweather cumulus are here to stay after all!

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Three fellowships for George Datseris

Dr. George Datseris, a scientist previously working in the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for…

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The effect of climate perturbations on the timing of Heinrich events

Throughout the last glacial period (ca. 65,000-15,000 years before present) periodic ice discharge events from the North American ice sheet, known as…

Is climate deterministic or stochastic?

Prof. Jin-Song von Storch shows in a new paper that climate variability on ultra-long timescales is, contrary to common understanding, not determined…

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WarmWorld project at full speed

With the first day of spring we also kick off the full module-team of the BMBF-funded WarmWorld project. Within this project, the Max Planck Institute…

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What the development of global climate models at the km-scale teaches us about tropical convection

Accurately capturing location, diurnal as well as seasonal variability of the tropical rainbelt, over land and over ocean, has remained beyond reach…

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Climate researcher for a day: Girls'Day at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, together with the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) and the University of Hamburg, is once again…

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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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Original NASA Blue Marble photo left, visualization right. Credit: MPI-M, DKRZ, NVIDIA

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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