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Welcome to the 27th International Laser Radar Conference.  ILRC 27 takes place in New York City and is hosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology (CREST) Center and the City College of the City University of New York. The conference venue is the historic Great Hall in the Shepard Hall of the City College of New York campus. The City College of New York is located in the northern part of the Manhattan Island at 138th Street and Convent Ave.

For nearly half a century, ILRC meetings have been the recognized international venue for reporting cutting edge research on Lidar techniques, technologies and applications (Atmosphere, Oceans, Land, etc.).  ILRC continues to play an important role for exchanging ideas, fostering collaborations, and stimulating new and novel research directions.  ILRC continues its commitment to foster growth of students and young scientists, and this year, through generous support of agencies and contributors, we have extended travel support to 43 student and scientists from 18 countries.

ILRC 27 has a full program that runs from Sunday July 5th to Friday July 10th; with ILRC Summer School on Sunday, and a technical program of 92 oral presentations in 14 sessions and over 200 poster presentation in 3 poster sessions.  There presentations comprehensively cover the field of Lidar  and Lidar application in diverse topical areas including: Spaceborne Lidar Missions, Advances in LIDAR Technologies and Techniques, Aerosol Observations and Retrievals, Lidar Cloud Studies, Remote Sensing of Volcanic Ash, Lidar For Trace Gas Monitoring, Lidar Applications to Boundary Layer Studies, Lidar Applications to Winds and Turbulence, Middle and Upper Atmospheric Lidar, Lidar Networks, Combining Lidar and Other Observations, and Marine and Terrestrial Lidar.

We hope that you will find the ILRC27 experience rewarding.

Fred Moshary, Conference Chair, and Co-Chair of the ILRC27 Steering Committee

Barry Gross, Chair of the ILRC27 Program Committee

Venue: The City College of New York campus, the largest College campus on Manhattan Island is located in the northern part of the island at 138th Street and Convent Ave, and easily accessible from midtown and the airports by various public and private transportation systems.

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The Conference will include both oral and poster sessions to be held in the Great Hall located in the historic Shepard Hall on the CCNY campus. The conference will follow the ILRC tradition of having single session oral presentations and of limiting the number of oral presentations to one per author.  There are also three planned poster sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday (6th, 7th , and 9th of July) following the oral sessions.  The ILRC27 Summer School is on Sunday July 5th in the Exhibit room located in the Steinman Hall (Grove School of Engineering) Exhibit Room.

Topics Covered:

  • Advances in lidar techniques and new methodologiesGreatHall
  • Atmospheric winds and turbulence, and applications in wind energy
  • Atmospheric boundary layer dynamics
  • Advances in aerosol monitoring and retrievals
  • Cloud detection, characterization and classification
  • Aerosol direct and indirect effects and radiation budget
  • Lidar for atmospheric trace gas monitoring (water vapor, ozone, CO2 , CH4 , and other GHGs)
  • Tropospheric and lower stratospheric dynamics and transport
  • Middle and upper atmosphere physics and chemistry
  • Hazard monitoring (civilian and defense applications)
  • Space-based missions and validation
  • Coordinated lidar networks and applications
  • Combining lidar measurements and analysis with other active and passive techniquesPicture3
  • Assimilation of observations into forecast models
  • Lidar application to marine and ecosystem monitoring/classification
  • Advances in ranging and applications
  • Lidar applications to land surface monitoring (elevations and terrain maps, vegetation canopy, etc.)

>ILRC 27 Conference Committees