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27.07.
2022

Chetankumar Jalihal wins Roddam Family Medal for best PhD thesis

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) awarded the Roddam Family Medal for the best PhD thesis in 2020 to Dr. Chetankumar (“Chetan”) A. Jalihal, who has been working in the department “The Ocean in the Earth System” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) since August 2020, first in a scholarship, now as a postdoctoral scientist. He…


11.07.
2022

A curious symmetry in the distribution of tropical precipitation

A curious symmetry in the distribution of tropical precipitation is that it rains as much over land as it does over the ocean, in both cases about 3 mm/day. This seems to suggest that the properties of the surface, being land or ocean, do not affect the partitioning of precipitation between the two — a surprising thought given that the land, in…


04.07.
2022

Mourning for Larry Gates

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) has lost a great friend. Prof. William Lawrence (“Larry”) Gates, climate researcher, and long-term friend of our institute, died on 27 June 2022, at the age of 93.


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

The Atmosphere in the Earth System

The Ocean in the Earth System

PhD Programme IMPRS-ESM

Independent research groups