News

  1. 09.12.2015

    Köppen Award 2015 for Dr. Jakob Zscheischler

    Dr. Jakob Zscheischler is to receive this year’s Wladimir Peter Köppen Award. The Cluster of Excellence CliSAP selected the mathematician for his excellent doctoral dissertation submitted at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) in 2014. His work was rated trendsetting by the jurors...

  2. 01.12.2015

    High land carbon losses due to extreme assumptions

    Prof. Victor Brovkin from the Universität Hamburg and the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and Dr. Daniel Goll comment in Nature Geoscience on a recently published paper by Wieder et al. (2015).

  3. 25.11.2015

    Wie wichtig ist der IPCC? – Umfrage unter CliSAP Wissenschaftlern

    Streng genommen ist die Mission des Weltklimarats IPCC erfüllt. So sollten dessen turnusmäßig erscheinende Sachstandsberichte ursprünglich vor allem den Anteil des Menschen an der globalen Erderwärmung bestätigen. Doch die Bedeutung der IPCC-Berichte hat eher noch zugenommen.

  4. 23.11.2015

    Will the climate phenomenon El Niño mean a harsh winter for Hamburg?

    We’ve already seen the first signs: El Niño, a climate phenomenon that can set off extreme weather events around the globe, is due to come calling this winter. Every two to seven years, it turns the entire Pacific on its head: the warm surface waters of the Pacific no longer flow from east to west,...

  5. 22.11.2015

    Urgent need to explain climate policy

    News from Climate Science: Once a month, climate researchers report on their latest findings in the newspaper "Hamburger Abendblatt". Michael Brüggemann is analyzing the media coverage on climate change — for example during the climate conference.

  6. 09.11.2015

    Forscher zum Start des Klima-MOOC: Warum wir mitmachen

    Heute startet die erste deutsche Onlinevorlesung zum Thema Klimawandel. 19 Forscherinnen und Forscher teilen darin ihr Wissen mit einer breiten Öffentlichkeit, fünf davon aus CliSAP. Warum sie die Zeit investierten, erzählen sie im Trailer.

  7. 23.10.2015

    Inaugural lecture: How climate change is affecting journalism

    Reporting on climate change poses challenges for journalists. In his inaugural lecture last week, Michael Brüggemann explained just what those challenges are. The talk was his first official act as the latest addition to Universität Hamburg’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences. The...

  8. 21.10.2015

    Ocean salinity – the key to the global water cycle?

    Last week, about 80 oceanographers from around the globe gathered at Hamburg’s Museum für Völkerkunde to discuss the latest findings on “salinity and freshwater changes in the ocean.” The four-day conference was organized by DFG Research Group 1740 “Atlantic Freshwater Cycle,” which is coordinated...