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

June 28 - July 1, 2011, Tomsk, Russia

Third Announcement

The XVII 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), city Tomsk, 28 June -1 July, 2011. 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 XX century and organized by Academician Vladimir E. Zuev.

Symposium Chairs
Gelii A. Zherebtsov,
Gennadii G. Matvienko

Organizing Institutions
V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS, Tomsk 
Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics SB RAS, Irkutsk

Call for papers
It is planned to organize four conferences (A, B, C, D), one workshop (E) and conference (F) for young scientists in frame of the Symposium. 

A. Molecular Spectroscopy and Atmospheric Radiative Processes 
Topics  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
Topics  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 
Topics  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 
Topics  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.

E. Workshop “Adaptive optics for high-power lasers”
Topics Elements of adaptive optics. Adaptive optics for high-power lasers. Adaptive optics for systems of energy and information transfer.

F. Conference for young scientists « Atmospheric and Ocean Optics Atmospheric Physics»

The Symposium will include presentations of invited papers at the plenary session (30min), invited papers at the conference (20 min), oral (10 min) 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 format A will be provided for poster presentations. Please, inform us beforehand about the necessity of additional devices and/or software.

Symposium Proceedings edited by
Vladimir P. Lukin, Lidia A. Bolbasova
Proceeding will be ready to the beginning of the symposium. Proceeding will have ISBN number. Presentations selected by organizing committee will be included in special issue of the journal "Atmospheric and ocean optics".


Symposium Location
Symposium will take place in city Tomsk. Tomsk one of the most old city Siberia, was founded in 1604 originally as an Ostrog, on right bank of the river on southeast West-Siberian lowland. Siberian Afini is the modern unofficial name of Tomsk. Now Tomsk city is large cultural, educational and scientific center of West Siberia, where there are 9 Universities, 15 Scientific Institutions, and the Special Economic Zone of Technical Innovation Type. The city is famous for its beautiful wooden and stone architectures XVIII-XX centuries. It is Siberian baroque, classic and modern styles. Beside architectural monuments there are a lot of interesting places related to history, culture and nature of Tomsk city and it’s around.

The excursion will be organized for participants of the Symposium.

Tour of the city of Tomsk will be organized for participants of the Symposium.

Data required for Russian visa application:
1) scanned copy of passport for traveling abroad with date of issue and date of expiry;
2) assumed arrival in Russia: from and till;
3) itinerary (in Russia);
4) family name, first name, middle name;
5) date of birth;
6) sex;
7) citizenship;
8) state of birth, place of birth;
9) state of constant residence, region;
10) place of getting visa, country and city with Russian Consulate;
11) affiliation (exact name);
12) exact address of institute; 
13) your position or title at your place of work;
14) series of passport and number.

Accommodation of participants is planned in Akademgorodok in the hotel "Rubin", 500 meter from the Symposium location. The hotel has limited number of rooms, so administration asks participants of the conference to reserve rooms beforehand. Please inform the organizing committee about your need for a room reservation.

Additional information:
More information about registration fees, travel, map of city Tomsk, and social program will be available late on web-site of the Extra Info.

Organizing Committee:
Vladimir P. Lukin, Chair 
Lidia A. Bolbasova, Scientific secretary

V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS 
1, Zuev square, Tomsk, 634021, Russia 
Phone: +7(3822) 492606, +7(3822) 491111 1256
Fax: +7(3822)492086 
E-mail: symp2011@iao.ru

We are looking forward to seeing you in Tomsk!