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Remote Sensing of Clouds and Aerosols: Techniques and Applications
Convener: Jan Cermak  | Co-Conveners: Gerrit de Leeuw , Alexander Kokhanovsky 
 / Tue, 10 Apr, 10:30–12:00  / 13:30–17:00
 / Attendance Tue, 10 Apr, 17:30–19:00

Remote sensing of clouds and aerosols is of central importance for studying climate system processes and changes. Reliable information is required on climate-relevant parameters such as aerosol and cloud optical thickness, layer height, particle size, liquid or ice water path and vertical particulate matter columns. A number of challenges and unsolved problems remain in algorithms and their application. This includes remote sensing of clouds and aerosols with respect to 3D effects, remote sensing of polluted and mixed clouds, combination of ground-based and satellite-based systems, and the creation of long-term uniform global records. This session is aimed at the discussion of current developments, challenges and opportunities in aerosol and cloud remote sensing using active and passive remote sensing systems.

Invited speaker in 2018: Dr Nick Schutgens, University of Oxford