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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.

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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.

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About Us

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
Innrain 52f
6020 Innsbruck

+43 512 507 54401

+43 512 507 54599

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News and Events

  •   Sec­re­tary's office - open­ing times in July 2024

    Department of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences (ACINN) secretary's office opening times
    from 8th of July to 26th of July, 2024:

    Wednesday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Friday: 9 a.m. to 12 noon

  •   MSc Defen­sio: Nico­las Gampier­akis

    "Modelling Debris Cover with COSIPY: A Case Study for Suldenferner",
    Date/time/location: 3rd of July, 1 pm, seminar room 60819 SR; 8th floor of Bruno-Sander-Haus, and on-line (if you want to join on-line please contact )

  •   Bach­e­lor's The­ses Defenses SS 2024

    Bachelor's Theses Defenses on Monday, 1st of July, 2024, starting at 10:30 a.m., (Seminar room 60819 SR  and on-line), 8th floor, Bruno-Sander-Haus
    Find the programme here:

  •   Exkur­sio­nen Zen­tralasien

    Nähere Informationen und Anmeldung siehe
    Datum: 16. bis 30. September 2024

  •   MSc Defen­sio: Gorosti Man­cho Bacaicoa

    Title: “Mechanism and Structure of the Cross-valley Vortex in the Inn Valley”
    Date/time/location: 20th of June, 2024, 9 a.m. / computer room 60818, 8th floor of
    Bruno-Sander-Haus, and on-line (if you want to join on-line please contact )

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