DoubleTree Hilton Hotel
Warsaw, Poland
11 - 14 September 2017
Conference RS109
Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing
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Abstract Due:
13 March 2017

Author Notification:
16 May 2017

Manuscript Due Date:
14 August 2017

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Conference Chairs
Program Committee
  • Arnoud Apituley, Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (Netherlands)
  • Lucas Alados-Arboledas, Univ. de Granada (Spain)
  • Andreas Behrendt, Univ. Hohenheim (Germany)
  • Gerhard Ehret, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
  • Barry M. Gross, NOAA-CREST (United States)
  • Philippe L. Keckhut, LATMOS (France)
  • George J. Komar, NASA Headquarters (United States)
  • Eduardo Landulfo, Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares (Brazil)

Program Committee continued...
  • Kohei Mizutani, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
  • Lucia Mona, Istituto di Metodologie per l'Analisi Ambientale (Italy)
  • Alexandros D. Papayannis, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
  • Gelsomina Pappalardo, Istituto di Metodologie per l'Analisi Ambientale (Italy)
  • Vincenzo Rizi, Univ. degli Studi dell'Aquila (Italy)
  • Laurent Sauvage, Leosphere France (France)
  • Georgios D. Tzeremes, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
  • Ulla Wandinger, Leibniz Institut für Troposphärenforschung (Germany)
  • Jirong Yu, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)

Call for

Optical remote sensing techniques are being widely used for continuous, systematic monitoring of atmospheric constituents and meteorological parameters using ground-, air-, and satellite-based remote sensing instruments. The ability of laser/ telescope systems to reach out to great distances in the atmosphere has opened up a major field of applied optics that now attracts the efforts of scientists and engineers from many countries.

This technology makes it possible to rapidly obtain profiles of atmospheric properties (e.g. temperature and wind) and constituents (e.g. H2O, O3, and CO2). Lidar practice now incorporates a wide variety of optical phenomena (absorption, fluorescence, etc.). Applications are increasing in the areas of meteorology, urban and industrial air pollution, aircraft safety, global monitoring of ozone and climate change, and the basic processes of atmospheric dynamics. Global wind profiling and CO2 measurement from space requires high-energy and high-power lasers for extended operation. Laser risk reduction, technology maturation and life time testing at component and system level has become an important issue for space deployment. Similarly, thermal, contamination, and radiation effects are need to be fully understood for developing highly efficient, long life, high power laser sources for long-term operation in space. As the world moves towards increased population and industrial development, laser remote sensing will become more and more important as the method of choice for obtaining the environmental data needed in intelligent decision-making for resource management. This conference focuses on current and future laser remote sensing technologies, techniques, applications, and observations related to environmental monitoring.

To allow maximum participation, a wide range of topics will be considered for presentation and discussion at the conference. The suggested list of topics to be covered in this conference is:

  • solid state and fiber laser developments for lidar applications
  • innovative lidar detector and receiver technologies
  • efficient, compact, ground-, air-, and space borne lidar systems
  • lidar methods for constituent monitoring ( Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL); Raman, Raman/DIAL, Resonance)
  • atmospheric aerosols and cloud studies lidar applications to global issues (ozone depletion, climate change, global transport of pollutants)
  • lidar applications to regional issues (urban pollution, dust transport)
  • polar cloud monitoring (PSCs, NLCs, PMC)
  • multisensor mobile stations and campaigns for comprehensive atmospheric characterization
  • tunable IR to mid-IR lidar for chemical/pollution detection
  • coherent and direct detection lidar for wind field profiling
  • space lidars: space reliability and thermal, contamination, and radiation effects on component and systems for space
  • global scale monitoring by satellite-borne lidars.
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