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MPI-M

Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie (DE)

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI) performs basic research in the interest of the general public. Its mission is to understand the Earth’s changing climate. It comprises three departments (The Atmosphere in the Earth System, The Land in the Earth System, The Ocean in the Earth System) and hosts independent research groups focused on: Fire in the Earth System, Forest Management in the Earth System, Sea Ice in the Earth System, Stratosphere and Climate, Turbulent Mixing Processes in the Earth System. Scientists at MPI investigate what determined the sensitivity of the Earth system to perturbations such as the changing composition of its atmosphere, and work towards establishing the sources and limits of predictability within the Earth system. The MPG develops and analyses sophisticated models of the Earth System which simulate the processes within atmosphere, land, and ocean. Such models have developed into important tools for understanding the behavior of our climate. Models form the basis for international assessments of the climate change. Targeted in-situ measurements and satellite observations complement the model simulations. MPi is committed to informing public and private decision-makers and the general public on questions related to climate and global change. Together with the University of Hamburg, MPI runs an international doctoral programme, the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM) to promote high-quality doctoral research into the Earth’s climate system, hosting approximately 50 PhD students per year. MPI is actively involved in the cluster of excellence "Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction" (CliSAP), a research and training network whose goal is to bridge the gap between natural sciences, economics and humanities, creating synergies for analysing natural and human- caused climate change and developing scenarios for the future. The MPI is the major shareholder of German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ GmbH), the coordinator of the ESiWACE project. DKRZ is an outstanding research infrastructure for model- based simulations of global climate change and its regional effects. DRKZ provides tools and the associated services needed to investigate the processes in the climate system, computer power, data management, and guidance to use these tools efficiently.

Role in the project

  • WP1: Networking activity on strategy and governance development
  • WP2: Involvement in performance analysis: Providing code and expertise on code, with focus in I/O and coupling
  • WP3: WP lead in close coop with BSC; Requirements capture, use case definition, programming work, testing, implementation of end-to-end-WF related software packages, including documentation / recommendation white papers; Networking activities on co-design
  • WP5: Assistance to project lead

Names of the colleagues involved

Reinhard Budich, Luis Kornblueh, Karl-Herrmann Wieners

Relevant infrastructure and services available for climate & weather

Apart from the cdos and making available scientific code (ICON, …), none

Website

http://www.mpimet.mpg.de

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