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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Sinthetic informations on ISAC institute and results of the recent internal evaluation performed by Italian National Research Council (CNR) on all its 103 Institutes.
1) Who we are: Brochure (ITA PDF)
2) Slides on ISAC's answers on main global scientific challenges "Risposte alle sfide globali" (ITA PDF)
3) ISAC Report for CNR evaluation 2011-2014 (ENG PDF)
4) Evaluation report: (ENG PDF) ISAC 1° in the ranking list of the Department of Earth Sciences and Environmental Technologies (CNR-DTA)

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

Interview with Daniele Contini, head of ISAC Unit in Lecce, during TV show Tagadà (La7)

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.