Abstracts due 5 August 2015.
Polarimetry is a powerful tool providing a wealth of information about various solar system objects (e.g., planetary atmospheres; atmosphereless objects, comets, dust, asteroids, ring systems) and terrestrial phenomena, including habitability. Polarimetric techniques, combined with imaging and spectroscopic methods, are used to explore the microphysics of terrestrial clouds; magnetic fields; biological activity of molecules and properties of regoliths on planetary
satellites. The session is open to invited and contributed oral and poster papers about recent observational results; advances in vector radiative transfer theory (including non-sphericity effects on single scattering); laboratory measurements; instrumental developments for
imaging and spectropolarimeters to be included in ground-based facilities and space missions in planetary and earth sciences.
Padma A Yanamandra-Fisher
Space Science Institute
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
University Pierre and Marie Curie
Paris VI, Paris, France
Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy