ACINN is devoted to basic research in the areas of weather forecasting, mountain meteorology, earth atmosphere interactions and ice-climate relations. Our research activity is largely supported by third-party funding.
We offer a full degree programme in Atmospheric Sciences, from Bachelor to Master and PhD. Our teaching covers all the core subjects of the dynamics, physics, chemistry of the atmosphere-cryosphere-climate system and includes prerequisites from mathematics, statistics, physics and earth sciences.
The Department of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences (ACINN) is one of the few university departments worldwide where research and education in atmospheric science and glaciology are co-located. It is located in the heart of the Alps. Therefore, ACINN's research and teaching focus on mountain weather and forecasting, mountain climate, earth-atmosphere interaction – with an emphasis on snow- or ice-covered surfaces, exchange of gases, aerosols and other atmospheric properties over complex topography – and ice-climate relations. ACINN is embedded in the university's research areas Mountain Regions and Scientific Computing. It plays a key role in the research centre Climate - Cryosphere and Atmosphere.
Department of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences
University of Innsbruck
News and Events
- Master Defensio: Judith Schmack
Title: "Seasonality of atmospheric new particle formation at Sonnblick Observatory: An analysis of the years 2019-2021". Date/time: 9th of October 2023, 5 p.m., on-line and on-site ; Conputer room 60818, Bruno-Sander-Haus, 8th floor, Innrain 52f
- Master Defensio: Raphael Tasch
Title: "Do thunderstorm environments actually produce thunderstorms?". Date/time: 6th of October 2023, 12:00 noon, on-line and on-site ; Seminar room 60819, Bruno-Sander-Haus, 8th floor, Innrain 52f
- Minor in Scientific computing
The Extension Programme Scientific Computing (EPSC) allows students to profoundly expand their knowledge in various aspects of scientific computing. Graduates of the bachelor's and master's programme in atmospheric sciences are admitted to this extension programme.
- New paper in Boundary-Layer Meteorology
by Manuela Lehner and Mathias Rotach is analyzing the performance of different turbulence filter time scales for stable conditions in complex terrain: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10546-023-00824-y
- Graduate Seminar: Habilitation Lecture of Priv.Doz. Manuela Lehner
Title: "Local flow effects in the atmospheric boundary layer over mountainous terrain". Date/time: 4th of October 2023, 12:00 noon; seminar room 60819 SR, 8th floor, Bruno-Sander-Haus, Innrain 52f an on-line (write to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will get the link)