Extending Operational Satellite Cloud Remote Sensing into the Submillimeter Range

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The local science and engineering community and the general public are invited to join us for the 2nd Hans Liebe Lecture on Microwave and Optical Spectroscopy, one of five public lectures to be held at noon during IEEE APS/URSI 2015 at the Westin Bayshore Conference Centre from 20-24 July 2015.

Admission is free of charge but pre-registration is required. Before and after the lecture, guests are invited to visit the exhibits that will be set up in the foyer outside the lecture hall. 



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  • 1601 Bayshore Drive
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Canada V6G 2V4
  • Building: Westin Bayshore Conference Centre
  • Room Number: Grand Ballroom, Salon E

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  • Prof. Dave Michelson, General Co-Chair IEEE APS/URSI 2015

  • Co-sponsored by URSI USNC
  • Registration closed


  Speakers

Susanne Crewell

Susanne Crewell of University of Cologne

Topic:

Extending Operational Satellite Cloud Remote Sensing into the Submillimeter Range

Clouds are an essential part of the climate system determining the distribution of water and energy. Despite their importance their prediction via weather and climate models remains problematic. Upcoming spaceborne observations are envisioned to provide new insights into global cloud characteristics for climate studies and to improve numerical weather prediction via data assimilation. Specifically, the future Eumetsat Polar System – Second Generation (EPS-SG) to be operated within the 2020–2040 time frame will include three passive microwave instruments for enhanced cloud observations. In particular the Ice Cloud Imager (ICI) with eleven channels between 183 and 664 GHz will for the first time exploit submillmeter wave frequencies for operational ice cloud imaging. This lecture will iillustrate the challenges in retrieving cloud parameters from polarimetric measurements up to 664 GHz. In particular the impact of supercooled liquid water will be discussed and new developments to model liquid water absorption based on field observations and older laboratory data will be presented.

Biography:

Prof. Dr. Susanne Crewell holds the professorship for Meteorology at the Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology and is of the Albertus Magnus Graduate Center of the University of Cologne. Her research is directed on a better understanding of the atmospheric water cycle by exploiting novel observation techniques from space, aircraft and ground and to bridge observations and modeling on different scales.

Susanne Crewell of University of Cologne

Topic:

Extending Operational Satellite Cloud Remote Sensing into the Submillimeter Range

Biography:





Agenda

11:30-12:10 (flexible) - Check in at registration and visit the exhibits in the Ballroom Foyer

12:10 - 13:10 - Attend the lecture in Salon E of the Grand Ballroom

13:10 - 14:00 (flexible) - Visit the exhibits in the Ballroom Foyer