Predicting global warming: how water vapor affects the radiative forcing of CO2

In a new study in Geophysical Research Letters, Dr. Lukas Kluft, Dr. Sally Dacie, Prof. Dr. Bjorn Stevens (scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology) and Dr. Manfred Brath and Prof. Dr. Stefan A. Buehler (both scientists at Universität Hamburg) show that the use of a widely used radiative transfer scheme leads to incorrect predictions…


SC21 Best Visualization Award for MPI-M, DKRZ, University Stockholm, and Intel Corporation

A joint team of the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ), the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), the Stockholm University, and the Intel Corporation has won the SC21 Best Visualization Award for their visualization “Putting the Ocean into the Center: A coupled ICON Atmosphere/Ocean Simulation in Spilhaus Projection”.


Global Carbon Project: Tracking the fate of man-made CO2

After the global average of fossil carbon dioxide emissions dropped significantly in 2020, this year they are again approaching levels before the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the finding of the Global Carbon Project (GCP). Every year, scientists take stock of how much CO2 has been anthropogenically emitted around the world and is absorbed again by…

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