International scientific organization

IAMAS/IUGG - International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences

At the first IUGG General Assembly (Rome, 1922), the Section of Meteorology became one of the constituent sections of the Union. Its current name was taken of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences, in 1993. IAMAS promotes research in the field of atmospheric sciences, with special focus on programs requiring international cooperation. IAMAS leads the Alliance for Capacity Transfer (ACT) - a joint activity carried out by IUGG, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the U.S. University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).

IAMAS is one of eight associations of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG).

IAMAS consists of 10 International Committees on the following topics:

  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (ICACGP)
  • Atmospheric Electricity (ICAE)
  • Climate (ICCL)
  • Clouds and Precipitation (ICCP)
  • Dynamic Meteorology (ICDM)
  • Meteorology of the Middle Atmosphere (ICMMA)
  • Planetary Atmospheres and Their Evolution (ICPAE)
  • Polar Meteorology (ICPM)
  • Ozone (IOC)
  • Radiation (IRC)

In Italy, IAMAS National Group, was subdivided according to the International Association Committees:

  1. International Radiation Committee: Luca Palchetti, CNR-IFAC (Firenze)
  2. International Ozone Committee: Francesco Cairo, CNR-ISAC (Roma)
  3. International Committee on Clouds and Precipitation: Giulia Panegrossi, CNR-ISAC (Roma)
  4. International Committee on Planetary Atmospheres and their Evolution: Francesca Altieri, INAF-IFSI (Roma)
  5. International Committee on Atmospheric Electricity: Stefano Dietrich, CNR-ISAC (Roma)
  6. International Committee on Polar Meteorology: Stefania Argentini, CNR-ISAC (Roma)
  7. Committee on Mathematical Geophysics: Alessandra Lanotte, CNR-ISAC (Lecce)
  8. Union Committee on Geophysical Risk and Sustainability: Paola Reichenbach, CNR-IRPI (Perugia)
  9. Union Committee for Data and Information: Stefano Nativi, CNR-IIA (Roma)
  10. International Committee on Climate: Beniamino Gioli, CNR-IBIMET (Firenze)
  11. International Committee on Middle Atmosphere: Elisa Castelli, CNR-ISAC (Bologna)
  12. International Committee on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution: Stefania Gilardoni, CNR-ISAC (Bologna)
  13. Committee on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols: Stefano Decesari CNR-ISAC (Bologna)


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Istituto di Scienze dell'Atmosfera e del Clima (ISAC)
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Istituto di Biometeorologia (IBIMET)
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Last update: 28/02/2020