June  2011      ISSUE 40




Emerging Remote Sensing Techniques and Associated Modeling for Air Pollution Applications

The meeting is part of IIBR annual OHOLO conferences, which are varied in their topics from year to year. This year meeting planned to be held on 6-9 of November in Eilat,  a beautiful resort town located in the southern part of Israel on a shore of Red Sea.

 The conference topics will include:

- Detection and mapping gaseous and aerosol plumes

- Aerosol measurement and characterization

- Atmospheric parameters profiling and retrieval

- Model development and validation using remote-sensed data

- Assimilation of remote-sensed observations in numerical models

- Field campaigns and test-beds

- Networks and Sensor fusion


The website of 48th OHOLO Conference is now activated www.oholoconference.com .

It contains all information, as well as registration and abstract submission forms.


See you in Eilat!


Misha Kleiman





Utrecht, The Netherlands, November 29 - December 01, 2011


The light-collecting power of Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs) offers unprecedented opportunities for astronomical polarimetry. However, the technical challenges of such giant facilities do not easily lead to a design that facilitates polarimetry with commensurate precision. This workshop aims at bringing together scientists, instrumentalists, and industry in the quest for affordable polarimetric and spectropolarimetric instrument modes of ELTs. Both invited and contributed talks will be included in the program. The maximum number of participants is 50. Registration will open in July 2011.


More information is available on the website http://www.astro.uu.nl/ELT_Pol/


We look forward seeing you in Utrecht,

On behalf of the organizing committee,

            Felix Bettonvil and Marion Wijburg

            Astronomical Institute, Utrecht University



Call for Papers


Special Issue of Earth, Planets and Space (EPS) ``Cosmic Dust: Its Formation and Evolution (III)''


This issue of EPS will be primarily devoted to the session ``Cosmic Dust: Its Formation and Evolution'' of the AOGS 2011 meeting held in Taipei, Taiwan, By containing the papers presented at this particular session of AOGS 2011. Nevertheless, it is also open to submission of any other papers, following

the regular EPS submission procedures, provided that the contributions discuss some aspect of cosmic dust. All kinds of cosmic dust such as intergalactic dust, interstellar dust, circumstellar dust, cometary dust, asteroidal dust, interplanetary dust, circumplanetary dust, stellar nebular condensates, presolar grains, micrometeorites, meteoroids, meteors, and regolith particles are the subject of discussion. Papers on other dust-related topics, for example, the formation of molecules and their reactions on and their desorption from the surface of dust particles, are also welcome.


All submitted papers go through a peer review process, wherein experts review, recommend, or reject the papers for publishing. Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers must be submitted to the EPS editorial office. Electronic submissions by e-mail to eps@terrapub.co.jp are encouraged, but authors who meet any difficulties with electronic submissions could submit a hard copy by post. For details, please visit the

EPS Web site: http://www.terrapub.co.jp/journals/EPS  and click on ``Information for Contributors''.


The deadline for manuscript submissions is 31 October 2011. The cover letter should mention ``Submitted to the Special Issue: Cosmic Dust (III)''. After papers are accepted, the authors will receive instructions for the final manuscript from the editorial office. This special issue will hopefully be published in July 2012.


For more information on this special issue, please contact the corresponding editor H. Kimura (hiroshi kimura@cps-jp.org); questions on manuscript preparation should be addressed to the EPS editorial office (eps@terrapub.co.jp).


Note: EPS accepts manuscripts of original research contributions only, and so-called ``review papers'' will not be accepted.



Recent Papers

See  recently indexed and summarized papers on the optics of particles and dispersions in TPDSci:  http://www.tpdsci.com/Sv_.php?list=SvPdo   (Notice a change in the website address, update your bookmarks)