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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An ISAF-led research team involving Isac-Cnr and Asi discovers groups of enormous atmospheric vortexes (thousands of miles) around the poles of the planet. The results of the study are published on Nature

EYCH2018

2018 is the first European Year of Cultural Heritage (EU Decision 2017/864). The European initiative, born under the Italian Presidency, aims to raise awareness of the importance of European history and values and strengthen the sense of European identity, drawing attention to opportunities related to cultural heritage, but also to challenges, as environmental pressures on the landscape and on cultural heritage sites.

 ISAC responding to this last challenge

The prestigious journal "Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics" ( I.F. 5-year = 5.896), the open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union, welcomes the ISAC-CNR researcher as a new member of its Executive Committee

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From 9 to 12 October 2017, was held in Bologna, CNR Research Area, the HARMO 18 Conference dedicated to the harmonization of the atmosphere dispersion models for regulatory purposes. On ARPATNEWS interview with our colleague Silvia Trini Castelli, responsible for the CNR-ISAC of the event organization. Read the article (Italian only).

Measurement traceability and data quality are essential requirements by the WMO for monitoring atmospheric aerosol optical properties by International radiometer networks.
For this reason ISAC is organizing, during October 2017, the 1st International Campaign QUATRAM: QUAlity and TRaceabiliy of Atmospheric aerosol Measurements

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