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25.11.
2020

New working group on modelling human-environmental interactions in the Anthropocene (HERMITIAN)

At the end of October 2020, the German Committee Future Earth (DKN) approved Prof. Julia Pongratz and Prof. Victor Brovkin to establish a working group for modeling human-environmental interactions in the Anthropocene (HERMITIAN).


23.11.
2020

CO2 emission reductions only distinctly attributable in the atmosphere after a decade

In a new study Aaron Spring, Dr. Tatiana Ilyina and Prof. Jochem Marotzke, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), show that atmospheric CO2 concentrations fluctuate so much that a slowdown in CO2 increase would only be distinctly attributable to CO2 emission reductions after a decade.


18.11.
2020

Robust detection of deforestation effects on climate takes decades

Globally, about 22 million square kilometres (Mio km2) of forest have been removed between AD 800 and 2015. This deforestation might double until 2100 under the most pessimistic land-use scenario. To understand how deforestation affects climate, carbon and water fluxes is very important in view of anticipated climate change mitigation and…


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, runs an international PhD programme together with the University of Hamburg, and hosts independent research groups.

The Atmosphere in the Earth System

The Land in the Earth System
The Ocean in the Earth System
PhD Programme IMPRS-ESM

Independent research groups