Substantial biases persist in CMIP6 simulations of tropical precipitation

A group of scientists mostly from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) studied the representation of tropical precipitation by models participating in the Coupled Modelling Intercomparison Projects (CMIP). Their analysis of output from models spanning twenty years of development over three CMIP phases, found little general improvement…

Abb. 1: Simulierte Veränderung der Sturmfluthöhe einer statistisch alle 50 Jahre erwarteten Sturmflut relativ zum jeweiligen mittleren Meeresspiegel.

Global warming leads to higher storm surges in the German Bight

A new study in Climate Dynamics by Andreas Lang and Uwe Mikolajewicz from the Department "The Ocean in the Earth System" at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) shows that the intensity of extreme storm surges on the German North Sea coast is projected to increase under rising greenhouse gas emissions. With the help of numerical…

Abb. 1: Zeitreihe der globalen mittleren Oberflächenlufttemperatur relativ zur Referenzperiode 1995 bis 2014, wie sie von MPI-ESM1.2 LR, HR und ER simuliert wurde, zusammen mit der globalen mittleren Oberflächentemperatur aus dem HadCRUT4-Beobachtungsdatensatz (gelb) für die vorindustriellen Kontrollsimulationen (grau, schwarz) und vier CMIP6-Szenarien (Farben). (Abbildung: K. Meier-Fleischer und M. Böttinger, DKRZ).

New climate simulations for the “Coupled Model Intercomparison Project”

Researchers around the globe are using numerical climate models in an attempt to find answers to the question: How would global warming change our world? Earth’s climate is extremely complex and difficult to model. Each climate model has its specific strengths and weaknesses. In order to estimate the bandwidth of possible future climate…

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