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25.08.
2021

Do clouds amplify global warming? EUREC4A field study tests hypothesized mechanisms

The science guiding the field campaign EUREC4A (Elucidating the role of clouds-circulation coupling in climate) and its measurements is presented in a recent publication by Prof. Bjorn Stevens, of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) in Hamburg, Dr. Sandrine Bony, of the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique in Paris, Dr. David Farrell…


18.08.
2021

Future methane concentration underestimated in climate change scenarios

In a new study in Environmental Research Letters Dr Thomas Kleinen and Prof Victor Brovkin, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), together with Dr Sergey Gromov and Dr Benedikt Steil, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPI-C), showed that the changes in methane concentration under future warmer climate…


13.08.
2021

Earth’s albedo and its symmetry

In an article appearing in AGU Advances, Dr. George Datseris and Prof. Bjorn Stevens provide an analysis of the Earth’s albedo, its surprising symmetry between the two hemispheres, and how clouds make it possible.


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