Press releases and news 2010

Scientists at Alfred Wegener Institute appointed to key positions for new IPCC Assessment Report

23.06.2010
Today the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) announced the authors and experts for its fifth Assessment Report in Geneva. They include Prof. Peter Lemke and Prof. Hans-Otto Pörtner from the Alfred Wegener Institute. Together with colleagues from all over the globe, they play a major role in work on two sub-reports that will be published in 2013 and 2014, respectively. The mission of the IPCC is to determine the state of the climate system and its impacts on biological and human social systems and point out potential political countermeasures.

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GKSS scientists make statements on concentration of ash particles after volcanic eruption

06.05.2010
Press Release GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht - Some German airlines levelled their criticism against the forecasts of the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) in London on the spread of the ash cloud over Europe, as these forecasts did not provide any precise information on the ash concentration in the atmosphere. Scientists at the GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht managed to reconstruct the spread process and make statements on the concentration of ash particles.
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KIT Researchers Study Volcano Ash Cloud

20.04.2010
Press Release KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Measurements and Model Calculations by the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research
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Bayer Climate Award 2010 for Professor Peter Lemke

25.03.2010
Professor Peter Lemke of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven has been awarded the 50,000 € “Bayer Climate Award 2010” by the Bayer Science & Education Foundation. He is being honoured for his groundbreaking research and pioneering contributions to the understanding of the role of sea ice in the climate system.
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