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Insights into the thermal structure of the tropical troposphere

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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…

Scientific exchange: We welcome a delegation of Fudan University, Shanghai

A delegation of high-level representatives, led by Prof. Dr. Renhe Zhang, the former Vice-President of Fudan University, visits the Max Planck…

Linear climate response to idealized tropical volcanic eruptions

In a new study, Dr. Claudia Timmreck, Dr. Dirk Olonscheck and Dr. Shih-Wei Fang from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, together with…

A new mechanism for synchronising Heinrich events with Dansgaard-Oeschger cycles

The northern hemisphere climate during the last glacial period (about 65,000-15,000 years before present) was dominated by two prominent signals of…

Ocean CO2 measurements: a single sailboat yacht makes a difference

Have you ever wondered how much a single measurement campaign matters when estimating the ocean's carbon sink? In a study published recently in…

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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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