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
- New paper published in Physical Review Letters
Authors: Ivana Stiperski and Marc Calaf, title: "Generalizing Monin-Obukhov Similarity Theory (1954) for Complex Atmospheric Turbulence";
- Emily Collier, Lindsey Nicholson, and international collaborators were successfully awarded an FWF grant
to investigate the impact of tropical cyclones on glaciers and precipitation extremes in Equatorial East Africa.
- Master Defensio: Anna Castiglione
Title: "From global warming to extreme precipitation: an attribution study of the Vaia storm (2018) to raise climate change risk-perception in the Trentino population". Date/Time: 30th of March 2023, 10:30 a.m., on-line and on-site ; computer room 60818, Bruno-Sander-Haus, 8th floor, Innrain 52f
- 9th Meeting of the Austrian Meteorological Society
11th – 12th of May 2023