Lasers in the sky: A new era in cloud and aerosol detection.

Date: Wednesday 21 June 2017

Time: 14:00 - 18:00


University of Reading
Madejski Lecture Theatre
Whiteknights Campus, Earley Gate
United Kingdom


Ceilometers were first used to assist in aircraft operations by giving accurate cloud height measurements, more recently they have also been used as a research tool. This meeting will look at the current generation of ceilometers and LIDARs and their measurement capabilities and how they are being used for cloud and boundary layer aerosols research.

This is a joint meeting with the Royal Meteorological Society’s Meteorological Observing Systems Special Interest Group.

GETTING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF READING | Entrance to the campus is through the Earley Gate entrance. The Madejski Theatre is in the Agriculture Building - it's number 59 on the campus map.

Parking is limited on campus and we would encourage people to car share or use public transport where possible.  Please ensure that the permit is displayed in a clear and prominent position and that your vehicle is appropriately parked within a designated space on campus.  The permit does not guarantee the holder a parking space.

  Remote Participation (CloudCast) (simultaneous audio and PowerPoint presentations) is available at this meeting. Access to the web conferencing is free and is open to members and non members but requires prior registration.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED | As part of the registration process you will be asked to provide personal information (name and contact email address).  Any information you provide to us will only be used by The Royal Meteorological Society and appointed representatives.

This meeting is part of the Royal Meteorological Society National Meetings programme, open to all, from expert to enthusiast, for topical discussions on the latest advances in weather and climate. Non members are welcome to attend this meeting.  Where seating capacity is limited, priority will be given to members.



Maps & Directions

Car Park Permit


Session 1

21st Jun 2017 14:00 - 15:40
Session Chair: Steven Colwell
Show session schedule
14:00WelcomeProf L J Bentley FRMetS
14:05IntroductionMr S Colwell FRMetS
14:10Campbell Scientific.Mr M Brettle FRMetS CMet
14:25Vaisala. R Roininen
14:40Lufft G Heinemann
14:55Raymetrics. G Georgoussis
15:10Using Polarization Lidar to Accurately the Phase and Particle Orientation of Hydrometeors in Arctic Mixed Phased Clouds.Dr R Neely FRMetS

Refreshment Break

21st Jun 2017 15:40 - 16:20

Session 2

21st Jun 2017 16:20 - 17:50
Session Chair: Steven Colwell
Show session schedule

Meeting Close

21st Jun 2017 17:50
Session Chair: Steven Colwell