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Videen et al. 2015

Videen, G., M. Kocifaj, W. Sun, K. Kai, and M.I. Mishchenko, 2015: Topical issue on optical particle characterization and remote sensing of the atmosphere: Part I. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 150, 1-2, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2014.09.008.

Increasing our understanding of the Earth-atmosphere system has been a scientific and political priority for the last few decades. This system not only touches on environmental science, but it has applicability to our broader understanding of planetary atmospheres in general. While this issue focuses primarily on electromagnetics, other fundamental fields of science, including fluid and thermodynamics play major roles. In recent years, significant research efforts have led to advances in the fields of radiative transfer and electromagnetic scattering from irregularly shaped particles. Recently, several workshops and small conferences have taken place to promote the fusion of these efforts. Late in 2013, for instance, two such meetings took place. The Optical Characterization of Atmospheric Aerosols (OCAA) meeting took place in Smolenice, Slovakia to promote a better understanding of microphysical properties of aerosol particles, and the characterization of such atmospheric particles using optical techniques. A complementary conference was organized in Nagoya, Japan, the 3rd International Symposium on Atmospheric Light Scattering and Remote Sensing (ISALSaRS), whose goal is to fuse the advances achieved in particle characterization with remote-sensing techniques. While the focus of these meetings is slightly different, they represent the same aspects of this rapidly growing field.

This Topical Issue is the first of two parts. Within this issue we analyze different aspects of the problem of atmospheric characterization and present a broad overview of the topical area. Research includes theory and experiment, ranging from fundamental microphysical properties of individual aerosol particles to broad characterizations of atmospheric properties. Since this is an active field, we also have encouraged the submission of ideas for new methodologies that may represent the future of the field.

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  author={Videen, G. and Kocifaj, M. and Sun, W. and Kai, K. and Mishchenko, M. I.},
  title={Topical issue on optical particle characterization and remote sensing of the atmosphere: Part I},
  journal={J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer},

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RIS Citation

ID  - vi07000h
AU  - Videen, G.
AU  - Kocifaj, M.
AU  - Sun, W.
AU  - Kai, K.
AU  - Mishchenko, M. I.
PY  - 2015
TI  - Topical issue on optical particle characterization and remote sensing of the atmosphere: Part I
JA  - J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer
VL  - 150
SP  - 1
EP  - 2
DO  - 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2014.09.008
ER  -

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