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About Little Science Blog

Director Emeritus, Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany Research Director, Division of Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland

Exceptional recent atmospheric CO2 growth rate?

The New York Times of June 26, 2017 contains an article entitled “Carbon in Atmosphere Is Rising, Even as Emissions Stabilize”, discussing the recent atmospheric CO2 growth rate. It contains statements such as  “The excess carbon dioxide scorching the planet rose at … Continue reading

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Summer prediction challenge 2016 – results

How was the summer 2016? Here are the results. Note: This post update contains additional information regarding the temperature offsets between Jena city (Schillergässchen) and the institute weather station. Temperature maxima are 1.66°C higher in the city than at the institute; … Continue reading

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Summer Prediction Challenge 2016

How will the summer 2016 be in Jena? What is your forecast? Submit your forecast and you can win a bottle of good wine!  Below are the two metrics described for which you can submit your forecasts. Both are related … Continue reading

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Winter prediction challenge 2015/16

How will the winter 2015/2016 be? Can you predict it accurately? For those of you who did not attended my brief introduction talk in the colloquium on October 8, 2015, here are the talk slides: Winter Challenge Slides If you … Continue reading

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A little blog for science discussions

This is still a beta test – ultimately I hope this blog will be hosted by our own institute in order to get all ads to disappear… Use this blog for science discussions. For a new topic, please contact me … Continue reading

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