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17.06.
2021

Claudia Stephan has been accepted into the Elisabeth Schiemann Kolleg

Dr. Claudia Stephan, Minerva Fast Track group leader in the department “The Atmosphere in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) has been accepted into the Elisabeth Schiemann Kolleg of the Max Planck Society. She is the first researcher at MPI-M to be included in this select group of outstanding young female…


The eddying deep AMOC branch in the high-resolution configuration of the ocean model MPI-OM (we show a snapshot of the flow speed in 2000 m depth). © MPI-M/DKRZ
14.06.
2021

Only eddy-resolving models capture the complete range of AMOC responses to surface winds

In a new paper, Veit Lüschow, Jin-Song von Storch and Jochem Marotzke from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology show that the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation could respond unexpectedly to anticipated future changes in the winds near Antarctica: Besides increasing the northward transport of warm water near the surface, stronger winds…


11.06.
2021

The Arctic polar vortex response to volcanic forcing of different strengths

Large volcanic eruptions can inject sulfur containing gases into the stratosphere where they build sulfate aerosols. These particles, on the one hand, scatter incoming sunlight away from the Earth, resulting in a temporary global mean surface cooling. On the other hand, they absorb infrared radiation and thereby warm the lower stratosphere. These…


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