Special Issue "Advances in Studies of Atmospheric Aerosol and Clouds Using Remote Sensing Techniques"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2012)
Dr. Alexander A. Kokhanovsky (Website)
EUMETSAT, Eumetsat Allee 1, D-64295 Darmstadt, Germany
Interests: remote sensing; light scattering; radiative transfer; inverse problems; atmospheric optics; retrieval of aerosol and cloud properties from spaceborne observations
Various solid and liquid macroscopic particles (including cloud droplets and crystals) reside in atmosphere.
They interact with atmospheric gases and influence both climate and human health. Therefore, it is of importance to develop new instrumentation and improve existing techniques for the determination of particulate matter vertical columns in atmosphere. The chemical composition of aerosol particles is also of a great interest.
The main subject of this issue is to discuss recent trends and results in the area of remote sensing of atmospheric aerosol and clouds using ground, airborne, shipborne, and satellite optical instrumentation (in particular, spectrometers and radiometers). This requires the solution of inverse problem of the radiative transfer theory. Therefore, the papers dealing with various aspects of light scattering and radiative transfer in atmosphere are particularly welcome.
Dr. Alexander A. Kokhanovsky
- remote sensing
- light scattering
- radiative transfer
- inverse problem
- underlying surface reflectance
- atmospheric correction