P033:
Polarimetry as an invaluable tool to study the Solar System and beyond





Session ID#: 22335

Session Description:
Polarimetry is a powerful observing tool and modeling technique, providing information about astronomical objects that cannot be obtained by traditional photometric/spectroscopic observations. Applications include characterization of solar system objects (Sun, Earth, planetary atmospheres, aurorae, comets, asteroids, planetary satellites/ring systems, dust, etc.) to the detection of exoplanets and identification of biological markers in search of habitability. Innovative developments in vector radiative transfer theory ; laboratory measurements, and the increasing significance of non-sphericity effects on retrieval efforts showcase the importance of polarimetric exploration of the solar system and other planetary systems. This session is open to papers about observations of solar system bodies, theoretical or experimental investigations, instrumental developments ground-based facilities or onboard future space missions.
Primary Convener:  Maria Gritsevich, Finnish Geodetic Institute, Masala, Finland
Conveners:  Ludmilla Kolokolova, University of Maryland College Park, Astronomy, College Park, MD, United States, Herve Lamy, BIRA-IASB, Brussels, Belgium and Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd, LATMOS/CNRS, UPMC (Sorbonne Univ.), Paris, France

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • EP - Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
  • SH - SPA-Solar and Heliospheric Physics
Index Terms:

3311 Clouds and aerosols [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
5210 Planetary atmospheres, clouds, and hazes [PLANETARY SCIENCES: ASTROBIOLOGY]
6297 Instruments and techniques [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS]
7599 General or miscellaneous [SOLAR PHYSICS, ASTROPHYSICS, AND ASTRONOMY]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Ludmilla Kolokolova, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States and Dmitry Petrov, Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, Nauchny, Ukraine
Antti Penttila1, Göran Maconi1, Ivan Kassamakov1, Maria Gritsevich1, Petteri Helander1, Tuomas Puranen1, Ari Salmi1, Edward Hæggström1 and Karri Muinonen2, (1)University of Helsinki, Department of Physics, Helsinki, Finland, (2)Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, Masala, Finland
Karri Muinonen1,2, Johannes Markkanen3, Timo Vaisanen3 and Antti Penttilä3, (1)University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, (2)Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, Masala, Finland, (3)University of Helsinki, Department of Physics, Helsinki, Finland
Olivier Poch1,2, Romain Cerubini3, Antoine Pommerol3, Nicolas Thomas3, Hans Martin Schmid4, Sandra Potin1, Pierre Beck1, Bernard Schmitt1, Olivier Brissaud1, Nathalie Carrasco5,6, Cyril Szopa7 and Arnaud Buch8, (1)Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS-INSU, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG), Grenoble, France, (2)NCCR PlanetS, Physics Institute, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, (3)University of Bern, Physics Institute, Bern, Switzerland, (4)ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, (5)Université Versailles St-Quentin, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ. Paris 06, CNRS, LATMOS Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales, Guyancourt, France, (6)Institut Universitaire de France, Paris, France, (7)Université Versailles St-Quentin, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ. Paris 06, CNRS, LATMOS Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales, Paris, France, (8)LGPM Laboratoire Génie des Procédés et les Matériaux, Châtenay-Malabry, France
Maria Gritsevich1, Antti Penttilä1, Göran Maconi1, Ivan Kassamakov1, Julia Martikainen1, Johannes Markkanen1, Timo Vaisanen1, Petteri Helander1, Tuomas Puranen1, Ari Salmi1, Edward Hæggström1 and Karri Muinonen2,3, (1)University of Helsinki, Department of Physics, Helsinki, Finland, (2)Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, Masala, Finland, (3)University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Padma A Yanamandra-Fisher, Space Science Institute, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States, William McLean, Armagh Observatory, Armagh, United Kingdom, Anthony Wesley, Acquerra Pty. Ltd, Murrumbateman, Australia, Phil Miles, Gemeye Observatory, Rubyvale, Queensland, 4702, AU, Queensland, Australia and Philip Masding, British Astronomical Association, Manchester, UK, Manchester, United Kingdom
Timo Vaisanen1, Johannes Markkanen1, Edith Hadamcik2, Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd3, Jeremie Lasue4, Jurgen Blum5, Antti Penttila1 and Karri Muinonen1,6, (1)University of Helsinki, Department of Physics, Helsinki, Finland, (2)LATMOS/CNRS, Pierre and Marie Curie Univ., Paris, France, (3)LATMOS/CNRS, UPMC (Sorbonne Univ.), Paris, France, (4)IRAP-CNRS, Univ. of Toulouse, Toulouse, France, (5)IGEP, Brunswick University of Technology, Brunswick, Germany, (6)Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, Masala, Finland
Veli-Matti Pelkonen1, Antti Penttilä1, Mika Juvela1 and Karri Muinonen2, (1)University of Helsinki, Department of Physics, Helsinki, Finland, (2)Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, Masala, Finland

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