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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July 2015 was the highest among all July months since record keeping began
in Italy (1800). The average temperature across Italy was +3.5° above the
1971-2000 average.

Climate Monitoring in Italy

3 new GAW observatories: Lecce, Lamezia, Capo Granitola

The three Environmental Climate Observatories, developed by ISAC-CNR during last years in the framework of I-AMICA Project(PON-REC 2007-2013), (PON-REC 2007-2013), have been accepted as Regional Stations in the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW-WMO) Programme.

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