A42A:
Advances in Atmospheric Aerosol and Cloud Characterization II


Session ID#: 10905

Session Description:
Innovative instruments – such as multi-beam cross-track dual wavelength lidars and multiangle, multi-wavelength polarimeters – and improved algorithms have been advocated in recent years to reduce uncertainties in aerosol-cloud interactions and climate forcing studies. Knowledge of aerosol and cloud properties is also needed for atmospheric correction to ensure precise land and ocean surface characterization. Several advanced remote sensing instruments were developed and deployed in recent field campaigns, including PODEX, SEAC4RS, SABOR, and CalWater 2015, and improved atmospheric correction is a critical part of NASA’s-planned PACE mission. The goal of this session is to assemble expertise in radiative transfer theory, state-of-the-art instrumentation, and data applications to showcase recent advances in the study of aerosol and cloud properties, and atmospheric correction approaches. Papers on new sensor concepts, microphysical and optical modeling, remote sensing theory, observations and data analysis from airborne and spaceborne instruments are invited with a focus on aerosol and clouds.
Primary Conveners:  Olga V. Kalashnikova, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States
Conveners:  Bastiaan van Diedenhoven, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, John E Yorks, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Felix C Seidel, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Chairs:  Bastiaan van Diedenhoven, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States and John E Yorks, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  John E Yorks, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Index Terms:

0305 Aerosols and particles [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0319 Cloud optics [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0320 Cloud physics and chemistry [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0321 Cloud/radiation interaction [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Matthew J McGill1, John E Yorks1, Stephen P Palm2, Dennis L Hlavka3, Edward P Nowottnick1 and Patrick A Selmer4, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Lanham, MD, United States, (3)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States, (4)SSAI/NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Sharon P Burton1, Xu Liu1, Eduard Chemyakin2, Chris A Hostetler1, Snorre Stamnes1, Richard Moore1, Patricia Sawamura1, Richard Anthony Ferrare1 and Kirk D Knobelspiesse3, (1)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (2)Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Hampton, Hampton, VA, United States, (3)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States
Xu Liu1, Richard Anthony Ferrare1, Chris A Hostetler1, Sharon P Burton1, Snorre Stamnes1, Detlef Mueller2, Eduard Chemyakin3, Patricia Sawamura1 and Brian Cairns4, (1)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (2)University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom, (3)Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Hampton, Hampton, VA, United States, (4)NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States
Kirk D Knobelspiesse1, Bastiaan van Diedenhoven2, Alexander Marshak3, Stephen E Dunagan1, Brent N Holben3 and Ilya Slutsker4, (1)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (2)Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States
Anthony B Davis, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Guillaume Bal, Columbia University, Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, New York, NY, United States and Jiaming Chen, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Applied Mathematics, Troy, NY, United States
Souichiro Hioki1, Ping Yang1, Bryan A Baum2, Steven E Platnick3, Kerry Meyer4, Michael D King5 and Jérôme Riedi6, (1)Texas A & M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, (2)University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)Universities Space Research Association Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (5)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)Laboratoire d'Optique Atmosphérique, Univ. Lille, CNRS, UMR 8518, Lille, France
Kenneth Sinclair, Columbia University of New York, Earth and Environmental Engineering, Palisades, NY, United States, Bastiaan van Diedenhoven, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, Brian Cairns, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States and John E Yorks, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Samuel E LeBlanc1,2, Jens Redemann1, Michal Segal-Rosenhaimer1,3, Meloe S Kacenelenbogen1,3, Yohei Shinozuka1,3, Connor Joseph Flynn4, Sebastian Schmidt5, Peter Pilewskie5, Shi Song5, Sarah Woods6, Paul Lawson6, Athanasios Nenes7, Jack J Lin8 and Luke D Ziemba9, (1)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (2)Oak Ridge Associated Universities Inc., Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (3)Bay Area Environmental Research Institute Sonoma, Sonoma, CA, United States, (4)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (5)University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)SPEC Inc, Boulder, CO, United States, (7)Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, United States, (8)Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Atlanta, GA, United States, (9)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States