97th AMS Annual Meeting | 22–26 January 2017 | Seattle, WA

Eighth Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications

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Presentation Topics

Papers for this conference are solicited on

  • Lidar observations as model assimilation inputs and verification data-sets
  • Lidar applications to air quality and climate studies
  • Lidar networks
  • Making lidar data accessible to decision makers and the public
  • New lidar technologies for atmospheric applications:  from instrumentation to data distribution
  • Space-based lidar observations
  • The CALIPSO Mission and its impact on AMS community interests.
  • Polar lidar observations


Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: 8 August 2016
Acceptance Emails Sent: late-September 2016

Joint Sessions

  • Lidar Applications to the Energy Sector (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy and the Eighth Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications)

Abstract Fee

The $95 abstract fee  (payable by credit card or purchase order) is refundable only if your abstract is not accepted.

What's Included

Your fee includes your abstract, extended abstract (optional), and your recorded oral presentation posted to the online program which is available to all visitors for free. 

Student Award Opportunities

The 8th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications will host a student paper competition for both oral and poster presentations. Cash prizes and a certificate from AMS for first and second places will be awarded to first author students presenting their own original work. Both graduate and undergraduate students can apply for the competition. Students who wish to be considered for the completion must indicate their eligibility when submitting their abstracts.


Need-based partial travel support will also be offered to help defray the costs of attending the conference. A short written statement (no more than one page) declaring financial need or circumstance, relevance of research to the conference, and how a student will benefit from attending the conference will be required. Travel awards should be submitted to Sara Tucker and Tim Berkoff. Applications for travel awards must be received by October 15th, 2016. Decisions will be made by November 1st, 2016.  Email's should use the subject line: "AMSAnnualMeeting2017_LastName_FirstName_TravelSupportRequest",

To be eligible to apply for a travel or oral/poster award, each student applicant must meet the following conditions:

1.            Full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a University.

2.            Lead author, personally presenting the work.

3.            Submission of an abstract must be to a session in which Lidar Atmospheric Applications is the lead conference. 

Program Chair(s)

For additional information please contact the program chairperson(s), Sara Tucker (email: [email protected]) and Tim Berkoff (email: [email protected]).