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February 22, 2018
Biological soil crusts endangered by global change

Model calculations predict a decrease of 25 to 40 percent in biological soil crusts through persisting global warming and increasing land use.

Press release of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

January 11, 2018
Silicon Content of the Oceans 15,000 Years Ago Higher than Today

Millennia-old glass sponges once again prove to be highly informative climate archives

Press release of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

October 27, 2017
Reducing manure and fertilizers decreases atmospheric fine particles

A decrease of agricultural ammonia emissions avoids mortality attributable to air pollution

Press release of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

October 19, 2017
Nearly nine billion more tonnes of CO2 through El Niño

For the first time, satellite data have quantified the extra amount of the greenhouse gas CO2 released into the atmosphere during an El Niño year. Drought-weakened vegetation absorbs less CO2.

Joint press release of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

August 1, 2017
Into the unknown - high altitude research aircraft explores the upper levels of the Asian Monsoon

International team of scientists investigates air at altitudes up to 20 km – Researchers from Mainz develop specialized instrumentation for the analysis of dust particles in the stratosphere.

Joint press release of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

December 21, 2016
Self-amplifying chemical mechanism explains severe winter haze events in China

In the aqueous phase of aerosol particles, nitrogen and sulfur oxides can react with each other and rapidly form high concentrations of fine particulate matter through a previously unrecognized mechanism.

Press release of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

October 24, 2016
Amazon rain helps make more rain

In the Amazon region, downdrafts bring aerosol particles from higher altitudes to the atmospheric layer where clouds form

Joint press release of the Max Planck Institute of Chemistry and the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

January 22, 2016
Study on rainforest atmosphere raises new questions

Large amounts of yet unidentified trace gases are involved in self-cleaning process of the air – isoprene alone cannot explain the loss rate of hydroxyl radicals in tropical regions.

Press release of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

December 01, 2015
Soil crusts emit nitrogen oxides and nitrous acid

A Mainz study shows that biological soil crusts release large quantities of reactive nitrogen compounds

Press release of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

August 19, 2015
ATTO inauguration ceremony in the Brazilian rain forest

The Brazilian National Institute of Amazonian Research, the University of the State Amazonas and the Max Planck Society are opening a 325 meter high measurement tower in the Amazon rain forest

Press release of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

July 16, 2015
Flying 100,000 kilometers through the monsoon

Atmospheric researchers investigate the impact of the monsoon on air quality and climate change

Press release of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

October 07, 2014
Cloud towers above the Amazon

Scientists have successfully studied the formation of clouds and precipitation above the Brazilian rainforest with the research aircraft HALO

Press release of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

August 16, 2014
325 meters for climate research

The Max Planck Society and the National Institute for Amazon Research INPA are laying the foundations for the ATTO - the German and Brazilian Amazonian Tall Tower Observatory.

Press release of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

December 10, 2013
First Measurement Flight: Research Aircraft HALO Explores Trade Wind Clouds

Which climate effects do clouds have? Under what conditions do they warm or cool the atmosphere? Today, after more than five years of preparation, the specially equipped research aircraft HALO (High Altitude and Long Range Research Aircraft) takes off for its first measurement flight in atmospheric research.

Press release of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

March 25, 2013
Old toxic substances return from the deep sea

Model study shows: Pesticides and industrial chemicals which were released decades ago continue to reach the food chain – currents transport poisonous substances to new marine regions

Press release of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

Mainz, Frankfurt, October 28, 2012
Frequent Flyer Program for Atmospheric Researchers

Flying Observatory Travels Two Million Kilometers – Fraport AG Supports Research Project with €600,000

JOINT PRESS RELEASE OF THE MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR CHEMISTRY AND THEFRAPORT AG

November 07, 2012
Pontifical award for Max Planck Chemist from Mainz

Ulrich Pöschl is awarded the Pius XI Gold Medal of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Press release of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

October 30, 2012
€ 2.75 million EU grant for cloud researcher Stephan Borrmann

The Mainz physicist is awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for research on the aerosol composition in the upper atmosphere

JOINT PRESS RELEASE
of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

July 07, 2012
German-Californian commitment for the Earth

Five Max Planck Institutes and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of San Diego cooperate to explore changes in the Earth system

Press release of the Earth System Research Partnership

03 June 2012
Wallflowers of the Earth system

Algae, lichens, and mosses take up huge amounts of carbon dioxide and nitrogen from the atmosphere and thus also influence the climate

Press release of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

22 May 2012
Probability of contamination from severe nuclear reactor accidents is higher than expected

Western Europe has the worldwide highest risk of radioactive contamination caused by major reactor accidents

Press release of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

06 Jan 2012
Multi-year prediction of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation at 26.5 °N possible

Climate scientists from the MPI for Meteorology and from the University of Hamburg have now shown for the first time that the strength of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation at 26.5 °N can be skillfully predicted for up to four years. Their results have been recently published in Science.

Press release of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

04 Jan 2012
Cloud research at extreme altitudes

Scientists succeed in the world's first aerosol particle sampling from polar stratospheric clouds for a better understanding of ozone depletion

Press release of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

 
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