IFAORS Seminar (Archived – Inactive)

Fundamentals of Atmospheric Radiation

Advisor Ben Herman, PhD – TI/IFAORS
Director Paul D. Try, PhD – Chair, TI/IFAORS
Sponsor Institute for Atmospheric Optics and Remote Sensing (IFAORS)
Held Jun. 4-5, 2009 (Newport News, VA); Sep. 14-15, 2009 (Newport News, VA); Apr. 14-15, 2010 (Greenbelt, MD); May 5-6, 2011 (Moffett Field, CA)
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The purpose of this seminar is to introduce the basic definitions, laws, and concepts of atmospheric radiation. This course will prepare its students for further coursework, research, or applications in which the basic principles are required to develop more advanced principles of radiation and radiative transfer. It is designed as an initial introduction to radiation, to acquaint scientists, science or R&D managers, and research support personnel with a basic understanding of radiation terminology, and fundamental laws governing the behavior of radiation. It will also be of value for those who wish to go further into related subjects of radiative transfer or to consider applications such as remote sensing, modeling, or sensor/instrument performance, but do not yet have a sufficient background in these areas.


DAY 1 – 6 hours
Basic definitions will be reviewed with examples demonstrating their usage. Fundamental laws of radiation will also be presented along with examples of usage.

DAY 2 – 6 hours
The complete equation of radiative transfer will be derived, including the multiple scattering term. Solutions for simplified cases will be derived and discussed.


Registration Fee: TBA

Early Registration: TBA

Group Discount Fee: Groups of 8 or more registered and paid through one point of contact will receive a 15% discount off the regular price per member.


DISCLAIMER: Attendance at this event is for personal growth, and entails no promise of employment.