Seventh Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications
The theme for the 2015 AMS Annual Meeting is “Fulfilling the Vision of Weather, Water, and Climate Information for Every Need, Time, and Place”. People, businesses, and governments depend increasingly on weather, water, and climate information matched to their specific needs. We are converging on a day when such information is integrated into nearly every decision or action people take. This revolution in highly targeted, customized information - delivered when and where it is most useful - will make our lives safer, more productive, and more enjoyable. The challenge for our community is this: collaborate and innovate to develop – and ultimately deliver – actionable, user-specific weather, water, and climate information across all spatial and temporal scales in support of our nation’s safety, health, and prosperity. The meeting will explore the many topics required for our community to implement this vision.
Lidar probing of the atmosphere provides unique perspectives on the atmosphere, remotely gathering information on weather, water, and climate where in-situ and passive sensors cannot. Today’s lidar systems and lidar networks provide a wealth of information for both research and operational applications in multiple areas including aerosols, clouds, water vapor, temperature, trace gas chemistry, wind and weather. This symposium is intended to bring together and review recent advances in lidar-based atmospheric application programs and activities and to highlight the importance of surface, aircraft, and space-based lidar in providing atmospheric information to the various research communities.
The meeting will consist of contributed papers, posters, and invited review talks. Papers addressing topics within the scope of lidar atmospheric applications, particularly those focused on the theme of Weather Water and Climate Information, are solicited. Sessions are anticipated on lidar networks, space borne lidars, automated operational lidars, long-term climate observations, lidar data assimilation in numerical weather models, applications to air pollution and renewable energy, and examples of lidar data providing actionable information to the user community.
For additional information please contact the program chairperson, Sara Tucker at [email protected].