The Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (CNR-ISAC) aims at an integrated scientific understanding of the atmosphere, the ocean and their processes, by means of a multidisciplinary approach which combines scientific and technological skills in meteorology, climate, atmospheric dynamics and composition, Earth observations; it develops basic research, theoretical, experimental and numerical, and modeling work together with impact evaluation.
ISAC is the largest CNR Institute on atmospheric sciences, structured in 7 Units over the country, 7 permanent observatories, including 2 Global Stations of the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) program of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and 2 atmospheric research Supersites.
ISAC is recognised internationally through its collaboration with a large number of European laboratories, and research centers worldwide.

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Sinthetic informations on ISAC institute and results of the recent internal evaluation performed by Italian National Research Council (CNR) on all its 103 Institutes.
1) Who we are: Brochure (ITA PDF)
2) Slides on ISAC's answers on main global scientific challenges "Risposte alle sfide globali" (ITA PDF)
3) ISAC Report for CNR evaluation 2011-2014 (ENG PDF)
4) Evaluation report: (ENG PDF) ISAC 1° in the ranking list of the Department of Earth Sciences and Environmental Technologies (CNR-DTA)

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An ice block, one of the largest on record, with a size near that of the Italian region Liguria, is ready to detach from the Antarctic Penninsula. The fracture rapidly grew last December and now only an ice strip, 20 km long, keeps attached this giant: a block of some 5,000 square km

Levizzani, Sabbioni, Buzzi: three ISAC-CNR researchers will contribute to the commemoration of the meteo-hydrological event of November 4th, 1966

Osservatorio "O. Vittori" Monte Cimone

NEWS on the CNR website (ITALIAN only)
This article talks about our Environmental Observatory "O.Vittori" Mt. Cimone, and its importance in providing accurate and updated information on the composition of the atmosphere at national and global level.

CNR Press release: A CNR-Isac study identifies in chemical processes that occur in the humid particles of the atmosphere from the combustion of wood a secondary organic aerosol formation factor. This factor is relevant in the production of fine dust, harmful air pollutants to human health. The process can also affect the increase in winter temperatures. The research, conducted in collaboration with Aerodyne Research Inc., University of Ferrara and Arpae Emilia Romagna, was published in PNAS

The institute ISAC in Rome participated in the European Researchers' Night taking place on September 30th.
The ISAC-ROME unit was active in the event organized at the Tor Vergata research Area with four tasks: three visits to the experimental field and its instrumentation, and an educational workshop "playing with the atmosphere".