The overall mission of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPG) is to understand how physical and biogeochemical processes, as well as human behaviour, contribute to the dynamics of the Earth system, and specifically how they relate to global and regional climate changes. In order to achieve this, MPG has developed a comprehensive Earth system model, in which the physical aspects of the climate system are coupled with biogeochemical cycles. MPG has made major contributions to the simulation and analysis of a human influence on climate, including contributions to the fifth phase (and previous phases) of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5). MPG’s contribution to AtlantOS is dedicated to Task 1.3 (Work Package 1): Coupled climate model simulations (as our best estimate of future change) will be used to quantify the observing network required to detect emergent climate change signals. Specific focus topics will identify the need for observations below the current 2000m depth of Argo sampling, as well as ‘hot-spots’ where climate change signals are expected to emerge early, and therefore areas needing targeted sampling.
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