11th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications

Abstract Information

Abstracts are closed! The deadline was 11 September 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.

Abstract Fee and Author Instructions

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The 11th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the Committee on Laser Atmospheric Studies.

Call for Papers

Papers for the 11th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications are solicited for a number of lidar-relevant scientific and technical applications.  We envision hosting a robust selection of oral and e-poster presentations.  We are excited to encourage our international colleagues, many of whom would be unlikely to consider AMS otherwise, to consider participating in this unique first-of-its-kind global virtual meeting focused on the lidar sciences, including but not limited to the following topics:

  • AEOLUS Applications and Verification
  • Boundary Layer and Trace Gas Lidar Studies
  • Emerging Lidar Technologies and Techniques
  • General Topics in Lidar Atmospheric Studies 
  • Ground-Based Lidar Networks
  • High Altitude (Stratosphere/Mesosphere) Measurements 
  • Historical Perspectives in Lidar
  • Icesat-2 and Polar Studies
  • Lidar Datasets for Data Assimilation and Numerical Modeling
  • Lidar Measurements and Studies from Focused Field Campaigns
  • Measurement and Understanding of Boundary Layer and Surface Processes Affecting Tropospheric Composition: How can Lidar be used to improve the objectives of current and future Geostationary Assets (GEMS, TEMPO and Sentinel-4)?
  • Satellite-based Measurements of Clouds and Aerosols (CALIOP, CATS and EarthCARE)

Joint Sessions

  • Lidar Applications for Renewable Energy Industry and Forecasting (Joint between the 12th Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy and the 11th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications) 

Student Award Opportunities

Student Presentation Award: The Committee for Laser Atmospheric Studies (CLAS) is pleased to host a Student Presentation Award.  An award certificate and cash prize will be given for the best student (undergraduate or graduate) presentation. Students who wish to be considered for this award should indicate so when submitting their abstract. To be considered for the award, the Student must be the lead and presenting author. The basis for the award will be:

a.) Originality of the work
b.) Applicability to laser atmospheric applications
c.) Quality of the presentation and its delivery
d.) Relation to the Annual Meeting theme



Conference Contacts

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