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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An international team of researchers including Dr Alessandra S. Lanotte, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Professors Roberto Benzi and Luca Biferale, from University of Rome Tor Vergata, together with Professor Federico Toschi from Technical University of Eindhoven and Dr. Shiva K. Malapaka from IIIT Bangalore, has found that turbulent flows might eventually loose their wild and intermittent character, when they are confined on a fractal.

Nature scientific reports

Irish (Galway University) and Italian (CNR-Isac and Università Politecnica delle Marche) scientists reveal new link between oceanic plankton, viruses, clouds and climate, published today in Scientific Reports

The Fulbright Program, the international exchange for scholars and scientists participating in research projects of particular international importance, brings the collaboration of Dr. Lynn R. Mazzoleni in the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate.

lacost field site

LACOST (Coastal Atmospheric Laboratory, Saline di Tarquinia) in Lazio is a laboratory for atmospheric monitoring of the coast using innovative ground-based remote sensing instruments and turbulence sensors.

On the summer issue of the open-access Copernicus journal (I.F. 5.053) the 80 pages Review: Particulate matter, air quality and climate: lessons learned and future needs. (S.Fuzzi et al., 2015) ( .PDF). Besides the first author Sandro Fuzzi, CNR-ISAC institute is represented by 3 more researchers.
The Review gathers scholars from 11 institutes spread in 7 European countries.