Studies and modeling of dynamic and turbulent processes in the atmosphere


Research Activity: 

Dynamic equations and numerical models are essential tools to perform scientific research that covers both general and applicative aspects. The modeling expertise gained in the past by many researchers of this Institute, mainly through the development of original models, concerns the relevant atmospheric processes on all spatial and temporal scales. This research group is established as the natural partner of other groups of the Institute. The modeling approach can support observational and experimental activities related to the dynamics, physics, composition, and dispersion of the atmosphere, provide climate regionalization, and complement the expertise of other research units. The numerical models developed or maintained within this research group constitute a set of tools also available to external users. The research activity of the group aims to improve the understanding of atmospheric phenomena by developing numerical tools apt to simulate and predict, with a high degree of accuracy, the physical and dynamical processes responsible for atmospheric variability from the planetary to the turbulent scale, for applications in the field of meteorology and atmospheric composition and dispersion. It is also concerned with addressing society needs related to energy planning, risk and impact evaluation of meteorological and hydrological phenomena, air quality, through the realization of predictions, process studies, and scenario assessments on the meteorological and climatological time scale.

Publications of MODAT group