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

July 02-06, 2012, Irkutsk, Russia

First Announcement

The XVIII 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 Irkutsk, July 2 - 6, 2012. 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 and organized by academician Vladimir Zuev. This Symposium is dated for forty-year anniversary of Institute of Atmospheric Optics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.>

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) 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.

Working languages of the Symposium areEnglish and Russian.

Registration and Paper Submission

Authors should submit an original paper (4 pages) and registration form using the on-line submission procedure on the site http://symp.iao.ru/en/aoo/18/register or by e-mail symp2012@iao.ru. Registration and submission will be opened January 15.

Submission Guidelines

Your submission should include the following information:

  1. Presentation Title.
  2. Names of Authors (principal author first).
  3. Affiliation, mailing address, telephone, fax, and e-mail address for each author.
  4. Keywords (five keywords maximum).
  5. Abstract text (approximately 100 words, English language).
  6. Text of the paper (4-pages, English language)

Text format is MS-WORD (Family.rtf , Times New Roman, 12 pt). The form will be accessible on the page for this symposium of the site.


Registration by e-mail
Your submission should include the following information also:

  1. Conference (A, B, C, D).
  2. Type of presentation (Oral or/and Poster).


Symposium Location

Symposium will take place in city Irkutsk. Irkutsk - a large economic, scientific and cultural center of Eastern Siberia , was founded in 1686, about 500 thousand inhabitants, six universities, 12 institutes of the Academy of Sciences, theaters, museums and art galleries.

Lake Baikal is a deep tectonic depression in the center of Asia at an altitude of 456 m above sea level, surrounded by mountain ranges. Lake Baikal - the deepestcontinental body of water on the globe, the average depth of 730 m, maximum depthof 1620 m, 1 / 5 of the world's fresh surface water, rich and diverse flora and fauna. In early July in Irkutsk sunny and warm, the air temperature of 20 °, the temperature of water in the lake of 10 °.


Travel to the Lake Baikal for 1-2 days including a visit to Baikal Astrophysics Observatory ,and Baikal Museum is planned.

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.

Additional information:

More information about registration fees, travel and accommodation, social program and tours will be available late on web-site.

Organizing Committee:

  1. Vladimir I. Kurkin, CoChair.
  2. Oleg A. Romanovskii, CoChair.
  3. Marina Chernigovskaya, Scientific secretary
  4. Semen Yakovlev, Scientific secretary

V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS 
1, Zuev square, Tomsk, 634021, Russia 
Phone: +7(3822) 490462, +(7)9138774097
Fax: +7(3822)492086 

Looking forward to seeing you among the participants of the Symposium!