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  1. 14.03.2017

    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,...

  2. 21.02.2017

    Does the Renewable Energy Act really protect the climate?

    In 2017, the amended Renewable Energy Act (EEG) went into effect. The EEG is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the climate. Prof. Dr. Grischa Perino and Dr. Johannes Jarke from the Department of Socioeconomics at Universität Hamburg investigated just how effectively this...

  3. 17.02.2017

    Witnesses of the wind: what the grains of sand in a dune can tell us

    Geologist Sebastian Lindhorst used the sand deposits in a wandering dune on Sylt to reconstruct how hard the wind blew in the past. Where no recordings are available, the secrets locked inside this climate archive can provide reliable information and help make more accurate forecasts concerning...

  4. 31.01.2017

    CEN honors climate and Earth system research graduates

    Last Friday Prof. Dr. Heinrich Graener, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, congratulated and bid a fond farewell to those graduates from the Department of Earth Science who completed their degrees in 2016 – as well as a doctoral graduate from the Department of...

  5. 25.01.2017

    „Und dann bin ich dem Rätsel nachgegangen“

    Unter Klimaforschern sind die „Heinrich-Events“ weitestgehend bekannt. Doch kaum jemand kennt den Wissenschaftler dahinter. Hartmut Heinrich stieß Mitte der 1980er-Jahre während einer Forschungsfahrt auf einen 20cm großen Stein, der ihn neugierig machte. Nach weiteren Untersuchungen konnte der...

  6. 18.01.2017

    Climate Research Must Sharpen its View

    The signing of the Paris agreement in 2015 has encouraged some to conclude that the major questions concerning climate change have at last been answered and that climate science has met its challenges. This, as is argued in a new Perspective article in Nature Climate Change, would be a wrong and...