Propagation Through and Characterization of Atmospheric and Oceanic Phenomena

Propagation Through and Characterization of Atmospheric and Oceanic Phenomena

26 - 29 June 2017
Hyatt Regency San Francisco, San Francisco, California United States

pcAOP is a forum for the presentation of research in the physics of light propagation in either the atmosphere or ocean, to include distributed volume turbulence,  gravity waves, vortex shedding, stably stratified turbulence, persistent eddies, and cloud /aerosol/vapor scattering and absorption, refractive effects, such as mirages and over-the -horizon viewing, as well as characterization of these phenomena. 

In this forum, we discuss the physics of light propagating through the atmosphere and ocean to include not only distributed volume turbulence but also large scale meteorological phenomena such as gravity waves, vortex shedding, stably stratified turbulence, persistent eddies, and cloud /aerosol/vapor scattering and absorption, mirages, and over-the -horizon viewing. Since propagating through atmospheric and oceanic phenomena is a new field of research, this forum expedites collaboration and cultivates a multidisciplinary exchange of information designed to expand our understanding of the full complexity and interactions of distributed volume effects, drawing upon the most recent results from the fields of boundary layer physics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, meteorology, adaptive optics, laser sciences and singular optics. 

  • Distributed volume turbulence:  Kolmogorov and non-Kolmogorov turbulence, Optical beam properties:  scintillation, phase variance, branch points, etc.
  • Meteorological/Oceanographic phenomena: Refractive layers, boundary layer measurements, stratified turbulence, gravity waves, vortex shedding, large scale eddies, micro-meteorology, cloud/aerosol extinction, mirages, over-the -horizon viewing,
  • Underwater propagation
  • Atmospheric modeling and simulation: Multi-phenomena atmospheric characterization and computationally efficient methods to incorporate physically realistic characterization into M&S for tasks like Numerical Weather Prediction.
  • Turbulence-induced photonic orbital angular momentum: Turbulence-induced optical vortices, transmission and decoherence of OAM states, OAM Sensors


Steven Fiorino

Air Force Institute of Technology
UNITED STATES
Chair

Denis Oesch

LEIDOS
UNITED STATES
Chair

Stacie Williams

Air Force Office of Scientific Research
UNITED STATES
Chair


View Full Committee List


Abstract and Summary Submission 15 February 2017 12:00 EST
Abstract and Summary Submission 15 February 2017