XVI International Symposium "Atmospheric and Ocean Optics. Atmospheric Physics"

October 12-15, 2009, Tomsk, Russia

Third Announcement

The XVI International Symposium "Atmospheric and Ocean Optics. Atmospheric Physics" will be held at V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS), Tomsk, October 12-15, 2009. The Symposium is a traditional meeting of atmospheric and ocean optics and atmospheric physics community, which has a long history as a successor of the symposiums on Laser Propagation in Atmosphere and Laser Remote Sensing of Atmosphere beginning in the early seventies and organized by academician Vladimir Zuev. This Symposium is dated for forty-year anniversary of Institute of Atmospheric Optics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Symposium Chairs
Gelii A. Zherebtsov,
Gennadii G. Matvienko

Organizing Institutions
Institute of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS, Tomsk
Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics SB RAS, Irkutsk

It is planned to organize four conferences (A, B, C, D) in frame of the Symposium.
A. Molecular Spectroscopy and Atmospheric Radiative Processes
Molecular Spectroscopy of Atmospheric Gases. Absorption of Radiation in Atmosphere and Ocean. Radiative Regime and Climate Problems. Models and Databases for Atmospheric Optics and Physics.
B. Optical Radiation Propagation in the Atmosphere and Ocean
Wave Propagation in Random Inhomogeneous Media. Adaptive Optics. Nonlinear Effects at Radiation Propagation in Atmosphere and Water Media. Multiple Scattering in Optical Remote Sensing. Image Transfer and Processing.
C. Optical Investigation of Atmosphere and Ocean
Optical and Microphysical Properties of Atmospheric Aerosol and Suspension in Water Media. Transport and Transformation of Aerosol and Gas Components in the Atmosphere. Laser and Acoustic Sounding of Atmosphere and Ocean. Diagnostics of State and Functioning of Plants' Biosystems and Biological Objects.
D. Atmospheric Physics
Structure and Dynamics of the Lower and Middle Atmosphere. Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Climate of the Asian Region. Physical Processes and Phenomena in the Earth's Thermosphere and Ionosphere. Radio and Optic Techniques for Probing the Terrestrial Atmosphere and Underlying Surface.

Format of the Symposium proposes presentations of invited papers at the plenary session, oral and poster presentations. Working languages of the Symposium are English and Russian.

A notebook (MS Office, Windows XP) with multimedia projector will be provided for oral presentations and lectures. An area of 1 m2 (one sheet of A1) will be provided for poster presentations. Please, inform us beforehand about the necessity of additional devices and/or software.

Abstracts will be printed to the beginning of the symposium. Presentations selected by organizing committee will be included in special issue of the journal "Atmospheric and ocean optics".

Registration fee is $100, it can be paid at registration or by a receipt or transferred by account. If you prefer cashless way, please contact the organizing committee no later than September 21, 2009 for preparing the account. Registration fee includes participation in sessions, book of abstracts, and the participant's set.

Accommodation of participants is planned in the hotel "Rubin" in Akademgorodok. Cost of one place from $25. The hotel has limited number of rooms, so administration asks participants of the conference to reserve rooms beforehand. Cost of reservation is 25% of the daily cost of the room. You can reserve a room at the hotel web-site or ask the organizing committee.

Registration will start on October 9, 2009 at 9:00 in the hall of Institute of atmospheric optics, Tomsk, Akademicheskii ave., 1. Transfer from railway station Tomsk-1 and bus station by bus No. 35 or 53, from airport by bus 119 to Yuzhnaya square, then bus 35 or 53 to Akademgorodok, stop 30 let Pobedy street.

Organizing Committee:
Valerii V. Kolosov, Chair
Dmitrii V. Apeksimov, Scientific secretary

Institute of Atmospheric Optics, SB RAS
1, Zuev Av., Tomsk, 634021, Russia
Phone: +7(3822) 491532, +7(3822) 491034
Fax: +7(3822)492086
E-mail: symp2009@iao.ru

Looking forward to seeing you among the participants of the Symposium!