Electromagnetic and Light Scattering by Particles

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January 2019

Issue 87


Happy New Year!



EGU session on optical remote sensing of snow


Dear colleagues:

Please, consider the submission of your abstract for the EGU-2019 session on optical remote sensing of snow.

Deadline: January 10, 2019.



Session CR2.2

EGU - 2019


April 7-12, 2019


Snow is composed of ice crystals of various shapes and sizes with possible inclusion of pollutants such as soot, dust, and biological matter. It is highly reflective substance in the visible. Due to this factor and also to its large spatial extent snow significantly influences the albedo of the Earth.


This session is aimed at remote sensing of snow microphysical properties (snow grain size, snow specific surface area), macro-physical properties (surface roughness and topography), snow optical thickness, pollution load, snow albedo (spectral and broadband) using groundbased, airborne, and satellite optical instrumentation. Also, theoretical approaches for the calculation of snow spectral, polarization, and angular radiative characteristics will be presented in this session. Special attention will be given to the development of inversion theory for retrieval of snow properties from remote sensing data. Retrievals of snow properties using satellite imagers such as MODIS, SGLI, OLCI, SLSTR, and others will be discussed.


Alexander Kokhanovsky


Bremen Workshop on Light Scattering 2019




Leibniz-Institut fuer Werkstofforientierte Technologien - IWT, Bremen, 18 - 19. March 2019


Abstract deadline 1. Feb. 2019


This time we like to have a focus on multiple particle scattering and experiments such as

*T-Matrix Methods

*Generalized Multipole Methods

*Discrete Dipole Approximation

*Particle surface scattering interaction

*Evanescent wave scattering

*Near field enhancement


*Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy in the low loss region


If you are interested to participate in the workshop please send an email to register. If you like to present a talk or present some input for discussion please send a four page abstract  to one of the organizers by 1. Feb. 2019 using Word template.


Duration for talks 20 mins + 10 mins discussion



Leibniz-Institut fuer Werkstofforientierte Technologien, IWT;

Room FZB1250

Badgasteiner Str. 3

28359 Bremen



The proceedings and the final program will be sent by email prior to the workshop.


Special Issue in Remote Sensing: Advances of Remote Sensing Inversion


Dear Colleagues,


We would like to bring to your attention the Special Issue that emphasizes the inversion aspects in Remote Sensing.

The detailed information can be found at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/special_issues/Inversion


Best regards,


Oleg Dubovik and Feng Xu



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