Fourth International Conference on Earth System Modelling (4ICESM)

28 August – 1 September 2017 in Hamburg, Germany

Venue: Helmut Schmidt Auditorium, Bucerius Law School, Jungiusstr. 6, 20355 Hamburg


Otto Hahn Medal for Cedrick Ansorge

Dr. Cedrick Ansorge will receive the Otto Hahn Medal from the Max Planck Society (MPS). This medal will be for breakthroughs in the analysis and understanding of mixing in stably stratified planetary boundary layers, and will be presented during the MPS's Annual General Assembly in Weimar in June 2017.

Cedrick Ansorge worked in Juan Pedro Mellado`s...

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Location of air pollution has little influence on global radiation budget

Air pollution affects the global radiation budget. Where on Earth the pollution occurs, however, plays a minor role. Whether people pollute the air in Europe and the USA, or in East Asia, changes the global radiative forcing little. This is the result of a new study by Stephanie Fiedler, Bjorn Stevens and Thorsten Mauritsen at the Max Planck...

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Humboldt Research Awardee Ranga Myneni starts working at MPI-M

Prof. Ranga Myneni, a world-leading scientist with outstanding achievements in biospheric research and terrestrial remote sensing, was selected by the Alexander von Humboldt foundation to receive the prestigious Humboldt Research Award. His host at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is Prof. Victor Brovkin, research group leader in...

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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 and, together with the University of Hamburg, an international PhD programme:

The Atmosphere in the Earth System

The Land in the Earth System
The Ocean in the Earth System
PhD Programme IMPRS-ESM

In addition the institute hosts independent research groups focused on the following topics: