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


New report: More rain in winter, more droughts in summer

Article by the Max Planck Society. Author: Ute Kehse. A report by the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), which was coauthored by Dr Stefan Hagemann from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), summarizes the impact of climate change on Germany´s hydrological cycle. Climate change not only involves rising temperatures - it... [Read more.]

MPI-M wins prize for science communication

The communications department at Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) has won the third prize for science communication by the German science news portal Informationsdienst Wissenschaft (idw) for its press release "Quantifying the individual contribution to Arctic sea-ice melt". The prize was presented to Dr Annette... [Read more.]

Cooperation agreement signed for seasonal climate predictions

Since 2009, Germany's National Meteorological Service Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), the University of Hamburg (UHH) and the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) have been developing a system for climate prediction with a time horizon of a few months to half a year. This forecasting system, called German Climate Forecast System... [Read more.]

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 Opens external link in current windowUniversity 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:

Our Research

Scientists at the MPI-M investigate what determines the sensitivity of the Earth system to perturbations such as the changing composition of its atmosphere, and work toward establishing the sources and limits of predictability within the Earth system. For that purpose MPI-M develops and analyses sophisticated models of the Earth system. Targeted in-situ measurements and satellite observations complement the model simulations. [read more]