Workshop on Atmospheric Turbulence

Workshop on Atmospheric Turbulence 3 – 5. November 2022 - University of Innsbruck, Austria



Registration Form

Please register for the workshop by filling in the form on the following link.



The workshop marks the centenary of the first meeting on hydro- and aero-dynamics, organized by Tullio Levi-Civitá and Theodore von Kármán, that took place in Innsbruck, Austria in 1922. This meeting allowed scientists from different countries still recovering from the First World War to meet and exchange novel insights. Results and presentations published in the volume Vorträge aus dem Gebiete der Hydro- und Aerodynamik (Innsbruck 1922) reveal benchmark papers by Th. von Kármán,  L. Prandtl, V. Bjerknes, V.W. Ekman, W. Heisenberg among others.


Conference Location

Claudianasaal, Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 3, 6020 Innsbruck



The historic environment of Claudianasaal and accompanying rooms, was chosen to encourage retrospecting on a century of vivid developments in our understanding of atmospheric turbulence.


Tentative Program

3.11.22 9 – 10 Workshop Opening (Vice rector Univ.-Prof. Dr. U. Tanzer)
Coffee break
10:30 – 12:00 100 years of turbulence research
13:00 – 14:30 WS1: Stratified and non-stationary turbulence  I
Coffee break
15:00 – 16:30 WS1: Stratified and non-stationary turbulence  II
16:30 – 17:30 General talks
Workshop dinner
4.11.22 9 – 10:30 WS2: Inhomogeneous turbulence I
Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 WS2: Inhomogeneous turbulence II
13:30 – 15:00 WS3: Turbulence over rough surfaces I
Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00 WS3: Turbulence over rough surfaces II
17:00 – 18:00 General talks
5.11.22 9 – 10:30 WS4: Turbulence over complex terrain I
Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 WS4: Turbulence over complex terrain II


Workshop format

The workshops on each topic will consist of two keynote talks, followed by short statements, and then discussions in smaller groups. The findings of each group will be presented and further discussed in a panel (plenary) session.

Group discussions will look into the past, present and future of turbulence research from the perspective of

> theory 

> measurements

> numerical modelling 

> applications

Those who are interested will have an opportunity on Thursday and Friday afternoon to give a short talk. 


Keynote speakers

Elie Bou-Zeid

Joan Cuxart

John Finnigan

Thomas Foken

Sue Grimmond

Andrey Grachev

Bert Holtslag

Charles Meneveau

Dino Zardi



The workshop will serve as a basis for a review paper on the Open Questions in Atmospheric Turbulence, 100 years later.


Room for teaching

If you should have a teaching obligation during the workshop, we offer a room where you can retreat for this purpose.



The workshop is free of charge, but you will have to cover your own travel and lodging.



The University of Innsbruck  has special agreements with the following hotels - please ask for a special price:

aDLERS Design Hotel ****

Austria Trend Hotel Congress Innsbruck ****

Basic Hotel Innsbruck ***

Best Western Plus Hotel Goldener Adler ****

Hotel Mondschein Innsbruck ****

Hotel Neue Post ****

Marriott AC Hotel ****

Hotel Innsbruck ****

NALA individuellhotel

Hotel Schwarzer Adler ****

Stage12 -Hotel by Penz

The Penz Hotel ****

Getting to Innsbruck


North-South: The main railway Bologna – Verona – Bolzano – Brenner – Innsbruck – Munich allows fast connections with all major cities both North and South of the Alps.

East-West:  The ÖBB Railjet arrives and departures hourly from East to West and vice versa.



Innsbruck Airport Austria Europe 3 km Link
Munich Airport Germany International 201 km Link
Vienna Airport Austria International 502 km Link
Salzburg Airport Austria Europe 177 km Link
Verona Airport Italy International 271 km Link
Zurich Airport Switzerland International 290 km Link

For most of the airports special airport shuttles to Innsbruck are available. Alternatively, you can use another public transport system (Train, Bus) for the “last mile”.


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