The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) in Hamburg which is part of Max Planck Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. will perform the work for the project.
MPI-M is conducting research on the climatic processes, atmospheric physics and chemistry, and ocean dynamics and biogeochemistry. Over the last 20 years, it has specialized in the development of detailed climate models on the global and regional scales. More recently, it has undertaken the development of a comprehensive Earth system model that includes several coupled components. These include a representation of the atmosphere, the ocean with coupled sea ice, the continental biosphere, the hydrological cycle. It also accounts for chemical and aerosol processes in the atmosphere and biological and chemical processes in the ocean. These models, which are now coupled into a coherent framework, adapted to vector and parallel computer architectures and integrated on the supercomputer in Hamburg, are being used in the framework of IPCC scenario simulations.