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Through interactions with planetary boundary layer development and monsoon circulation, biomass burning aerosols from wildfire are leading to strong enhancement of cloud formation in southeastern Asia and have important climate effects. more

Mosses and lichens in tropical rainforests emit highly reactive and particle-forming molecules that affect air quality, climate, and ecosystem processes. more

In Biosphere 2 researchers undertook the largest tracer experiment to date on how H2O, CO2 and VOCs flow through drought-stressed plants and soil more

Competition in the lungs

November 22, 2021

Particulate matter overrides the breakdown of hydrogen peroxide. This can lead to adverse health effects from oxidative stress. more

Greenland meltwater stopped Gulf Stream and weakened Indian summer monsoon more than 100,000 years ago

High-ranking award of the Republic of Indonesia for services to the country presented at the World Climate Change Conference to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Johann Georg Goldammer, Head of the Global Fire Monitoring Center. more

A new study suggests that a million years ago, glaciers began sticking more persistently to their beds, triggering cycles of longer ice ages. more

In a comprehensive study of wood-burning facilities of different sizes, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry have investigated how it is possible to heat with biomass while minimizing effects on air quality. more

Dr. Yafang Cheng has been selected as one of the 10 winners of the Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year 2021 in the category Physical Sciences for “Breaking the Wall to understanding COVID-19 transmission through aerosols”. more

Dr. Klaus Peter Jochum of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry receives the highest award of the International Association of Geoanalysts (IAG) more

The 2021 Ig Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the University of Mainz more

The developers of the Mainz window ventilation system for school classes from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry accept invitation to reception at Bellevue Palace more

Sediment cores indicate more heavy rain events in warm periods and less climate variability in cold periods more

The next funding phase of the ATTO project will answer new pressing questions in climate research in the Amazon more

The changes in methane concentration under future warmer climate conditions have been severely underestimated more

As the Arctic Ocean warms and sea ice shrinks, will the newly exposed sea surface see a plankton population boom and a burgeoning ecosystem in the open Arctic Ocean?


How do cirrus clouds influence the climate in the Arctic and in Northern and Central Europe?

Press release of DLR / Supplements Max Planck Institute for Chemistry


Dr. Anna Theresa Kunert receives the Otto Hahn Medal for her outstanding doctoral thesis on protein interactions related to biological ice formation, allergies and inflammation. The medal was awarded on June 23 2021 at this year’s digital annual meeting of the Max Planck Society. more

Researchers from Mainz use short-wave photons to study the distribution of aerosol particles when singing, speaking or coughing more

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