The “Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche” is the main public institution devoted to basic and applied research in Italy, and it encompasses a wide spectrum of activities.
Scienze dell’atmosfera e del Clima-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
The “Istituto di Scienze dell’Atmosfera e del Clima” (Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate) has more than 200 staff members, and it conducts activities of research, promotion and technology transfer in the following disciplines: meteorology and its applications, climate change and predictability, atmospheric structure and composition, observations of the planet Earth.
The scientist-in-charge for this project is Dr. Antonello Provenzale, who has about one hundred publications in the international, peer-reviewed scientific literature on topics including geophysical fluid dynamics, climate dynamics, data analysis, hydrology, and ecosystem dynamics. Dr. Provenzale has been a node coordinator for several European projects and networks, and is the principal investigator in several national projects on topics such as rainfall variability and prediction, ecosystem modelling and climate impact studies.