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  1. 29.05.2018

    Climate pros “made in Hamburg”: 10 years of SICSS Graduate School

    They hail from India and Russia, Brazil, Iran and Germany, and after finishing their studies they work in e.g. Africa, the Americas or Europe: climate professionals “made in Hamburg.” Over the past decade, more than 200 students have completed their Master’s or PhD in climate research at Universität...

  2. 11.04.2018

    New insights into mysterious ice clouds

    According to the IPCC, clouds remain one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in Earth’s climate. Now a new measuring instrument promises to unravel these complex formations – from a weather satellite.

  3. 19.03.2018

    Thawing permafrost produces more methane than expected

    In a seven-year laboratory study, Dr. Christian Knoblauch from Universität Hamburg’s Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) and an international team have shown, for the first time, that significantly more methane is produced by thawing permafrost than previously thought. The...

  4. 13.03.2018

    The climate-conscious farmer

    In the future, the state plans to obligate farmers to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions – a necessary step, considering that more than ten percent of all man-made emissions are produced by agriculture. Yet measuring those emissions has always been a laborious undertaking, making it difficult to...

  5. 08.03.2018

    How cities shape the weather

    At the Cluster of Excellence for climate research, Sarah Wiesner has taken a closer look at the city of Hamburg’s climate. Together with colleagues she has now published a comprehensive study on how the city impacts individual weather factors. In an interview, the researcher talks about apparent...