Workshop on Atmospheric Turbulence -
3.11. - 5.11.2022 - in Innsbruck

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100 Years of Turbulence: Innsbruck 1922 – 2022

The centenary Workshop on Atmospheric Turbulence with the topic “100 Years of Turbulence: Innsbruck 1922 – 2022” was held from 3 – 5 November 2022 in Innsbruck, Austria. Hosted by the Atmospheric Turbulence Group of the Department of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences, University of Innsbruck, it marked the centenary of the historic meeting on hydro- and aero-dynamics, organized by Tullio Levi-Civitá and Theodore von Kármán, that took place in Innsbruck, Austria in 1922. This historic 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. The 2022 meeting brought together turbulence researchers from different countries in Europe, USA and Brazil to discuss the future of atmospheric turbulence research and its major challenges.

Workshop format

The workshops focused on the five major topics:

> History of atmospheric turbulence

> Stratified and non-stationary turbulence

> Turbulence over inhomogeneous surfaces

> Turbulence over complex terrain

> Turbulence over rough surfaces.

Each session consisted of two keynote talks, followed by short statements, and then discussions in smaller groups. The findings of each group were presented and further discussed in a plenary session. Group discussions looked into the past, present and future of turbulence research from the perspective of theor, measurements, numerical modelling and applications. Additional short talks on novel findings in different fields were held on Thursday and Friday afternoon. 


The workshop was funded through the project “Developing a novel framework for understanding near-surface turbulence
in complex terrain (Unicorn)” that has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement No. 101001691).  erc logo

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.

Workshop Program

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Keynote speakers

Alexander Baklanov
Giovanni Battimelli
Elie Bou-Zeid
Andreas Christen
Thomas Foken
Andrey Grachev
Bert Holtslag
Branko Kosović
Charles Meneveau
Edward Patton
Dino Zardi 


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

Lists of participants:

Ansorge Cedrick
Bagiatis Georgios
Baklanov Alexander
Battimelli Giovanni
Belusic Danijel
Bou-Zeid Elie
Brun Christophe
Charrondière Claudine
Christen Andreas
Destro Martina
Dias Nelson
Dörnbrack Andreas
Esau Igor
Foken Thomas
Giovannini Lorenzo
Goger Brigitta
Grachev Andrey
Grisogono Branko
Holtslag Bert
Karl Thomas
Kelly Mark
Kendl Alexander
Klein Petra
Kosovic Branko
Lehner Manuela
Li Dan
Meneveau Charles
Mironov Dmitrii
Mortarini Luca
Mosso Samuele
Patton Edward
Petenko Igor
Pfister Lena
Qin Yue
Reuder Joachim
Rotach Mathias
Simonet Gaspard
Steeneveld Gert-Jan
Stiperski Ivana
Thomas Christoph
Trini Castelli Silvia
Večenaj Željko
Vendrame Nadia
Ward Helen
Wohlfahrt Georg
Yi Chuixiang
Zardi Dino
Zonato Andrea 

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