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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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ECMWF Member States, gathered in Reading for the 90th session of the Centre’s Council, have approved the proposal by the Italian Government and the Emilia Romagna Region to host ECMWF’s new data centre in Bologna.

The decision was taken on 22 June at the end of a two-day session of Council, the Centre’s governing body, which includes representatives of all its Member States.

“Surface tension prevails over solute effect in organic-influenced cloud droplet activation” Ovadnevaite J., Andreas Zuend A., Laaksonen A., Sanchez K.J., Roberts G., Ceburnis D. , Decesari S. , Rinaldi M., Hodas N., Facchini M.C. , John H. Seinfeld & O’ Dowd C.D.  . Nature  doi:10.1038/nature22806. 

On April 22 2017, two public initiatives will take place in  Washington DC, USA: the Earth-Day and the March for Science

March 23, 2017. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has released its updated version of the International Cloud Atlas (https://www.wmocloudatlas.org) in conjunction with the World Meteorological Day.  
The Atlas is the global reference for observing and classifying clouds and other weather phenomena. For the first time, the 2017 edition will primarily be a web-based portal, allowing for much richer content and presentation easily accessible to a vast audience.