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2014 GEISA Workshop Announcement

Towards a new vision of spectroscopic databases
3-4 June 2014, Paris

In the last decades, space agencies have undertaken a wide range of observation programs for the study of Earth, planetary and stellar atmospheres. Successful exploitation of present and future meteorological, chemistry and environmental satellite missions relies fundamentally on spectroscopy and radiative transfer modeling.

For the past 40 years, the GEISA database (Gestion et Etude des Informations Spectroscopiques Atmosphériques : Management and Study of Atmospheric Spectroscopic Information) has been at the heart of state-of-the-art developments in spectroscopy and radiative transfer modeling to meet the needs of the international space agencies, by collecting, archiving and distributing all the necessary inputs for atmospheric radiative transfer models.

On the occasion of GEISA’s 40th anniversary, the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (IPSL/CNRS/UPMC/ENS/Ecole polytechnique) is organizing a workshop to be held on 3-4 June 2014 in Paris, at the University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC/Paris 6). The purpose of the workshop is to assess the current spectroscopic databases and reinforce the interactions between experts from various disciplines needed to meet the challenges and requirements of future space observation.

This workshop will include oral and poster presentations, as well as time for discussion. It will be organized around the following topics:

  • Review and assessment of current spectroscopic parameters for existing and planned atmospheric remote sensing projects (Earth, planets, stars) in various spectral domains;
  • Evolution of experimental and theoretical spectroscopy;
  • Higher spectral resolution for radiative transfer modeling: which key spectroscopic variables? which key deficiencies?
  • Evolution of the GEISA database: which key improvements (content, distribution, specific needs from various communities)?

More information, program schedule, registration and abstract submission may be found on the workshop website.

Please, note that there is no registration fee but it is mandatory to register. The deadline for abstract submission is March 28th 2014.

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