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Cristina Facchini – From aerosol and fog chasing to big data: current atmospheric and climate research at CNR-ISAC

October 9 @ 10:00 - 11:00

CESOC kindly invites you to a Colloquium given by Cristina Facchini, Director of the Institute for Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC) of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) with the title: From aerosol and fog chasing to big data: current atmospheric and climate research at CNR-ISAC

Date: 09 October 2024,
Time: 10:00 CEST
Location: Lecture Hall 4.001 (4th floor), Höninger Weg 100, 50969 Cologne

It will also be streamed via zoom:
for online participation, please contact info@cesoc.net

CNR-ISAC is the largest CNR Institute on atmospheric and climate sciences. It develops basic research funded on a multidisciplinary approach which combines scientific and technological skills in meteorology, climate, atmospheric dynamics and composition, and impact evaluation. On top of the CNR-ISAC established atmospheric modelling activities for weather and subseasonal-to-seasonal predictions (within WCRP) and of the contribution to the European community climate model (EC-Earth), novel HPC-based atmospheric and climate modelling activities are being developed in the frame of the newly born national centre (ICSC, https://www.supercomputing-icsc.it/en/icsc-home/) and targeting policy-relevant issues (heat waves, droughts, precipitation extremes, snow). Advanced  EO methodologies and retrieval techniques (including ML on big data), and their integration with numerical modeling, are used to contribute to a better physical understanding of the interactions and feedbacks  for the study of phenomena and processes related to atmospheric dynamics, water cycle, and weather extremes, with focus on climate hot spots (i.e., Mediterranean, urban, mountain and polar regions). Moreover, CNR-ISAC fosters and coordinates research and innovation activities funded by ESA, EUMETSAT and ASI, related to the design, implementation and validation of new technological solutions for the exploitation of the main atmosphere satellite missions (including FORUM, EarthCare, MTG, EPS-SG). Finally, the historical experience of CNR-ISAC on in-field observations of ozone, aerosols and clouds (fogs) is being framed into the EU RIs ACTRIS and ICOS for the provision of high-quality data on atmospheric composition changes, progressively more and more supported by ML methodologies, to recontruct long-term modifications in the biosphere-ocean-atmosphere exchanges of reactive compounds and climate-forcing agents.


October 9
10:00 - 11:00
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