VII International Symposium "Atmospheric and Ocean Optics"

July 16-19, 2000, Tomsk, Russia

First Announcement

Symposium Chair: Prof. Gennadii G. Matvienko
Chair of the Organizing Committee: Prof. Mikhail V. Panchenko

Working languages of the Symposium are English and Russian. Simultaneous translation into English will be provided at the plenary and topical sessions.

Invited lectures and oral and poster presentations are scheduled during the Symposium. Co-chairmen of the sessions are listed below. Preliminary program of the Symposium includes the following topics and sessions of contributed papers:

  1. A. Atmospheric Radiative Processes.
    Session A1. Molecular Spectroscopy of Atmospheric Gases
    Prof. Leonid N. Sinitsa
    Session A2. Radiation Absorption in the Atmosphere and Oceans, Radiative Regime, and Climatic Problems
    Corresponding Member of the RAS Stanislav D. Tvorogov.
  2. B. Optical Radiation Propagation in the Atmosphere and Oceans
    Session B1. Wave Propagation in Randomly Inhomogeneous Media. Adaptive Optics
    Prof. Vladimir P. Lukin
    Session B2. Nonlinear Effects Accompanying the Radiation Propagation in the Atmosphere and Aqueous Media
    Prof. Aleksandr A. Zemlyanov
  3. C. Remote active and passive sounding of the atmosphere and ocean.
    Session C1. Multiple Scattering in Optical Sensing. Image Transfer and Interpretation
    Prof. Vladimir V. Belov
    Session C2. Laser and Acoustic Sounding of the Atmospheric Meteorological Parameters Profiling
    Prof. Viktor A. Banakh
    Session C3. Remote sensing studies of the Aerosol and Gas Composition of the Atmosphere and Optical Parameters of the Atmosphere and Ocean
    Prof. Gennadii G. Matvienko
    Session C4.Airborne lidars (theoretical, model and experimental studies): (studies of the atmosphere, ocean, and the underlying surface; lasers for airborne systems; laser beam propagation along the space-to-aircraft paths with the account of nonlinear optical effects; study of atmospheric properties along the paths between the airborne/spacebased platforms; models of the atmosphere)
    Prof. Gennadii G. Matvienko
  4. D. Environmental Optical Research
    Session D1.Optical and Microphysical Properties of Atmospheric Aerosols
    Prof. Yurii A. Pkhalagov
    Session D2. Transport and Transformation of Atmospheric Aerosol and Gaseous Components
    Prof. Boris D. Belan
    Session D3. Models, Databases, and Software for Solving Atmospheric Optics Problems
    Prof. Evgenii P. Gordov
    Session D4. Optical Diagnostics of the State and Evolution of Vegetative Biosystems
    Prof. Yurii N. Ponomarev
Meetings of sessions A-D will be held at the conference hall of the Institute of Atmospheric Optic, Tomsk

July 20-22 2000, Irkutsk-Baikal
E. Workshop on Physical-Chemical Aspects of the Environmental Research and Natural Complexes
Prof. Mikhail V. Panchenko
Dr. Tamara V. Khodzher

Meetings will be held at the Experimental Station of the Limnological Institute of the SB RAS located at the shore of Baikal Lake in the Bol'shie Koty settlement.

We ask the authors either e-mail or mail two copies of abstracts to the Organizing Committee. Your Abstract should include:

  1. Abstract Title;
  2. Authors Listing (principal author first);
  3. Affiliation and Correspondence for Each Author;
  4. Mailing address, telephone, fax, e-mail
  5. Session
  6. Abstract Text: no more than 200 words
The abstracts will be published before the Symposium.

Post-Symposium proceedings will be published by SPIE (the International Society for Optical Engineering). Manuscripts of papers prepared in accordance with the SPIE rules should be presented at the time of the Symposium. Guidelines for preparation of papers can be found on the web-site:

Please send you abstract to: Dr. Grigorii P. Kokhanenko, Scientific Secretary of the Symposium,
Institute of Atmospheric Optics,
1, Akademicheskii ave., Tomsk, 634055, Russia.
Phone: 7 (3822) 258516, Fax: 7 (3822) 258895