The atmosphere has a key-role for the environmental conditions on the planet. Yet, our understanding of the system “atmosphere” is incomplete and predictions concerning the development of the climate and its effects/feedbacks on the environment are subject to large uncertainties.
Therefore, one of our defined objectives is to better understand the complex interactions between the atmosphere and other divisions of the earth system. An interdisciplinary and integrated approach is pursued, with laboratory studies, field measurement campaigns, and long-term observations of the atmosphere.
All these aspects, combined with model simulations, will enhance our knowledge of the earth-atmosphere interactions (water fluxes, influence of land surface) and their impacts on anthropogenic activities.
In this framework, IIE focuses its efforts in the development of innovative sensing technologies (robots, wireless networks, LIDAR)