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Why is climate stochastic?

A time series of a climate variable often resembles a random sequence. This apparent randomness is generally attributed to the unpredictable and…

eroding permafrost cliffs

Climate change amplified by permafrost cloud feedback

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology shed light on what may happen if the frozen soils thaw in response to global heating.…

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Indian Master's students visiting as part of the IISER MPG Master's internship program

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology is continuing its partnership with the Indian Institutes for Science Education and Research (IISERs) as part…

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Humboldt Research Awardee Stephen Sitch at Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Professor Stephen Sitch, a world-leading scientist from the University of Exeter, UK, scientist with outstanding achievements in terrestrial carbon…

Figure 1: Observed of sea surface temperatures trends from 1979-2022 in degrees Celsius per decade.

Changes to the Warming Pattern in the Tropical Pacific

The Earth is rapidly warming in response to human-induced greenhouse gas emissions. The warming is however not uniform, with some areas of the Earth…

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Chao Li appointed Distinguished Guest Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dr. Chao Li has been awarded a Distinguished Guest Professorship at the prestigious Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), the Chinese Academy of…

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Revisiting the Blue Marble: ICON simulating the coupled climate system at 1 km

The early 1970s is often associated with the birth of the modern environmental movement. In 1970 the first Earth day was celebrated, and Greenpeace was founded in 1971. In March 1972 the Club of Rome published its influential report entitled the “limits of growth”. The growing environmental consciousness was ...

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The International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling

The International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM) offers a structured, interdisciplinary and international program for graduate students who want to earn a PhD degree. The main focus of our doctoral program is to advance our understanding of processes and dynamics in the Earth system as well as our prediction skills.

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We are an internationally renowned institute for climate research. Our mission is to understand Earth's changing climate.

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Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 for Prof. Klaus Hasselmann

The statistical model with which global warming can be attributed to increasing concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere was developed by Klaus Hasselmann, former director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work.

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Our research requires us to seek out the most talented, creative and passionate individuals. This compels us to draw from the greatest possible pool of talent.

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Joint Seminar
24.07.2024
13:30–14:45 h
Bundesstr. 53, room 022/023
Hernan Campos
Joint Seminar
11.09.2024
13:30–15:00 h
Bundesstr. 53, room 022/023
Marlene Klockmann
Joint Seminar
06.08.2024
15:15–16:45 h
Bundesstr. 53, room 022/023
Moritz Günther
17.09.2024–19.09.2024
08:00–18:00 h
Bundesstr. 53, room 022/023
Special Seminar
25.09.2024
13:30–15:00 h
Bundesstr. 53, room 022/023
Joint Seminar
27.11.2024
13:30–15:00 h
Bundesstr. 53, room 022/023
KlimaCampus Kolloquium
16.01.2025
15:15 h
Bundesstr. 53, room 022/023
07.10.2024–09.10.2024
12:00 h
Bundesstr. 53, room 022/023

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