CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".


  1. 19.07.2016

    Researchers simulate the emergence of leads in sea ice

    Scientists from the Alfred-Wegener-Institute (AWI) and the University of Hamburg have succeeded in realistically simulating the emergence of large channels in the Artic sea ice in a computer model. This allows the modelling of the heat fluxes between the ocean, ice and the atmosphere.

  2. 13.07.2016

    Schülerkongress am 19. Juli mit CEN und CliSAP

    Hamburg ist die Stadt der Klimaforschung – hier haben das Exzellenzcluster „Integrierte Klimasystem-Analyse und Vorhersage“ (CliSAP) und das Centrum für Erdsystemforschung und Nachhaltigkeit (CEN) der Universität Hamburg, das Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie und das Deutsche Klimarechenzentrum...

  3. 12.07.2016

    Supercomputer for earth system science starts operation

    The expansion of the high-performance computer Mistral at the German Climate Computing Center (DRKZ) is finished. Using Mistral, climate researchers are able to perform climate simulations at a higher resolution, to include additional processes in earth system models, or to reduce uncertainties in...

  4. 30.06.2016

    Browser game UrbanClimateArchitect competes in New York

    Though the natural sciences tend to be facts-oriented, from time to time they make forays into more playful contexts. A primary example: the Games for Change Festival, held June 23 and 24 in New York, where the Cluster of Excellence for climate research CliSAP was the only university and...

  5. 23.05.2016

    CliSAP awards fellowship for the return to climate science

    If you had to interrupt your research for a longer period—perhaps to take care of children or relatives—you may find it difficult to regain a foothold in academia. To improve your chances, the CliSAP cluster of excellence has started the second call for application for its return-to-research...

  6. 17.05.2016

    Mosses reduce methane emissions in wetlands

    News from Climate Science: Once a month, climate researchers report on their latest findings in the newspaper "Hamburger Abendblatt". Christian Knoblauch is currently investigating the amount of methane released from the soil in the arctic tundra, and the role that plants play in this.

  7. 29.04.2016

    Ocean salinity explains climate phenomena

    News from Climate Science: Once a month, climate researchers report on their latest findings in the newspaper "Hamburger Abendblatt". Julia Köhler uses satellite data to identify changes in ocean salinity around the globe.

  8. 21.04.2016

    Hamburg climate scientists at the EGU General Assembly

    From April 18 to 22, ca. 13,000 participants gathered to discuss the latest advances in the geosciences at the annual European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna, and Hamburg’s research community was well represented.