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 3 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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La Notte Europea dei Ricercatori 2019 entra nel vivo delle sue iniziative proponendo a Bologna 5 aperitivi scientifici, gratuiti e aperti al pubblico, dal 27 agosto al 24 settembre, dalle 18:30 alle 20:00, presso il Centro CostArena (Via Azzo Gardino, 48).


Escursione a Monte Cimone e Visita ai laboratori dell’Osservatorio Climatico ”O.Vittori” del CNR-ISAC
28 AGOSTO 2019 - Partenza con guida ore 9:30 da Piancavallaro 1878 m. (MO)
In occasione dell’ultimo mercoledì dell’attività didattico - ambientale del Sentiero dell'Atmosfera, il popolo della Notte Europea dei Ricercatori  (Progetto H2020 SOCIETY) si trasferirà in montagna. 

The University of Milan and the National Research Council have analyzed for the first time the horizontal visibility of the atmosphere, discovering that, in the most polluted areas of the country, the frequency of days with visibility above 10 or 20 km is more than doubled in the last 40 years, thanks to the regulations implemented to reduce pollution. The publication is available on “Atmospheric Environment(

The recent tornado that affected Fiumicino and Focene in the early hours of Sunday, July 28th and which unfortunately caused one casualty, recalled the public attention on these events.
Violent tornadoes have affected Italy in the past too but the general feeling is that the frequency of these events is increasing.

I ricercatori CNR-ISAC, coordinati dal Dr. Giampaolo Gobbi ed in collaborazione con ARPA Valle d'Aosta, hanno rilevato le micro polveri emesse e depositate al suolo in seguito all'eruzione del vulcao Stromboli del 3 luglio 2019 contribuendo alla definizione dell'impatto dell'evento.