News

  1. 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.

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 26.02.2018

    Pandora: Hope for Europe’s fish – and fishers

    Fish species living in the open sea, like herring or cod, are particularly important for the European fishing industry. A new research project will pave the way for better forecasting these fish stocks’ future, and assess how sustainable various management strategies are.

    The 25 project partners...

  6. 01.02.2018

    Der Wert der Statistik für die Klimaforschung

    Dr. Christian Franzke ist Experte für Statistik und forscht zu Klimawandel und Wetter- und Klimarisiken. Er zeigt, wie statistische Methoden die globale Erwärmung belegen - und was Klimaskeptiker dazu sagen.