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25 October, 2017

Reducing manure and fertilizers decreases atmospheric fine particles

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

23 October, 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. Gemeinsame Pressemeldung der...

14 September, 2017

The warm, ~400ppm CO2 world of the Pliocene supported a northern-sourced meridional overturning cell in the Pacific Ocean

A new study presents compelling observational and modeling evidence that the ocean had an intense Pacific Meridional Overturning Circulation (PMOC) during the Pliocene.[more]

06 September, 2017

With relentless pressure towards superconductivity: Award for Max Planck scientist and new insights

Mikhail Eremets from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry is honored for his accomplishments in high-pressure research with the Bridgman Award and demonstrates progress in synthesizing metallic hydrogen.

05 September, 2017

Expedition to study air quality and climate change around the Arabian Peninsula successfully completed

An international team investigated interactions between gaseous and particulate pollutants with aerosol particles of dust and sea salt in the atmosphere

14 August, 2017

Stardust hitches a ride on meteorites more often than previously thought

Mainz-based Max Planck researchers develop improved methods for stardust analysis: Many stardust grains in meteorites have probably gone undiscovered

01 August, 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 developed special measuring instruments for the analysis of dust particles in the stratosphere

22 June, 2017

Otto Hahn Medal for young researcher from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

Thomas Berkemeier is honored for his outstanding doctoral thesis on atmospheric aerosol particles.

18 May, 2017

Farewell symposium for world-renowned climate researcher

Meinrat O. Andreae, the Director of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, is retiring

21 April, 2017

Fine organic particles in the atmosphere are more often solid glass beads than liquid oil droplets

Glassy solid particles can facilitate long-distance atmospheric transport of hazardous organic pollutants