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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Second Prize to ISAC-CNR researchers for X-WALD project

Understanding Clouds is the theme of World Meteorological Day 2017 to highlight the enormous importance of clouds for weather climate and water.

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OPEN-DAY on how geo-data and spatial -data  may help social innovation

The recent alert given from Canada on the effects of traffic-related air pollution on dementia (The Lancet, 4-1-2017) well matches the rationale of the CARE experiment (Carbonaceous Aerosol in Rome and Environs) starting in Rome on February 2017, led by ISAC-CNR.

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