Ninth Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications

Abstract Submissions

Abstracts were due on August 8, 2018.

Author and Presenter Instructions

The Ninth Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the Committee on Laser Atmospheric Studies.

Topics Covered

Papers for this conference are solicited on the following:

  • Cloud and Aerosol Lidar Observations for Model Parameterization and Process Study
  • Doppler wind lidar applications from understanding extreme events to improving weather forecasts: extreme wildfire and smoke plumes—causes, impacts, predictability;
  • lidar applications in focused field campaigns such as PECAN, PERDIGAO, CPEX, NAAMES, OWLETS, etc.;
  • lidar observations for studies of air quality and climate;
  • lidar observations of the polar environment;
  • lidar observations for data assimilation and model verification;
  • and space-based lidar including ESA’s Aeolus, CALIPSO, CATS, and multi-function lidars to address observables in the Earth Science Decadal Survey.

Joint Sessions

In addition, papers are solicited on the following joint sessions:

  • applications of lidar observations to the energy sector (joint with 10WxClimate);
  • and investigations of air quality within coastal environments (joint with 21AtChem).
  • Extreme Wildfire and Smoke Plumes – Causes, Impacts, Predictability (Themed Joint Session) (Joint between the 21st Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry, and the 10th Conference on Environment and Health)

Student Award Opportunities

The Committee for Laser Atmospheric Studies (CLAS) is pleased to host two $100 student presentation awards to be given during its biennial Lidar Atmospheric Applications (LAA) symposium at the 99th AMS Annual Meeting. Award certificates and cash prizes will be given for the best student (undergraduate or graduate) oral and poster presentations given during the LAA meeting. Students who wish to be considered for these awards should indicate so when submitting their formal abstract. In order to be considered for an award, the student must be the lead and presenting author. The basis for an award will be:

  • originality of the work;
  • applicability to laser atmospheric applications;
  • quality of the presentation and its delivery;
  • and relation to the Annual Meeting theme.

The theme of the 99th Annual Meeting is “Understanding and building resilience to extreme events by being interdisciplinary, international, and inclusive.” A three-person panel consisting of CLAS members will evaluate the submissions and select the awardees. Student members of CLAS are not eligible for awards. Laser atmospheric studies remains one of the cutting edge disciplines within AMS, and this meeting is an opportunity to present innovative applications of lidar data for interdisciplinary research across many neighboring meteorological disciplines. We welcome the opportunity to honor students who embrace lidar datasets as a means for enhancing their research and career skills. CLAS is pleased to award one $750 student travel award to attend and participate in the LAA symposium at the 99th AMS Annual Meeting. Student participation is a critical component to any of the symposia at the Annual Meeting, and we are hopeful that this generous award will encourage young scholars to consider laser atmospheric applications as a primary observational component to their continuing research endeavors. To that end, we strongly encourage interdisciplinary applications that highlight the potential of lidar observations to enhance research across the many disciplines represented by the Annual Meeting. Support is offered to offset travel expenses to/from/at the meeting. After the abstract deadline has passed, CLAS will evaluate and recommend the awardee based on the received submissions. Students wishing to be considered must submit either an oral or poster-based abstract and be the lead and presenting author on the presentation. Student members of CLAS are not eligible for the award. Judging criteria will follow the same elements identified for the presentation awards described above, including novelty, applicability to LAA, quality, and relation to the Annual Meeting theme.

Conference Contact(s)

For additional information, please contact the program chairs: James Campbell (email: [email protected]), Sara Tucker (email: [email protected]) and John Yorks (email: [email protected]).