SUMMARY OF THE CONFERENCE ON THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF AEROSOLS, 15-17 OCTOBER 1964, ONCHIOTA CONFERENCE CENTER, STERLING FOREST, TUXEDO, NEW YORK
NEW YORK UNIV BRONX GEOPHYSICAL SCIENCES LAB
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The purpose of the conference was to ascertain the state of knowledge and to determine the problem areas in this field of atmospheric physics. It was held over a period of three days, each day being devoted to a problem area as introduced and outlined by a survey speaker. Following the survey talk, morning and evening discussion sessions were convened. Each session was presided over by a chairman who also acted as moderator of the informal discussion. Prior to the conference, the invited participants were asked to submit brief resumes of their current research interest in the problem areas to be discussed and these were forwarded to the chairmen. The sessions were kept as informal as possible in order to facilitate the free flow of information, opinion, and ideas. The chairman maintained and directed the thread of the discussion by calling upon participants to present their views as the discussion turned into their spheres of interest. The number of participants was limited to about fifty meteorologists, atmospheric physicists, chemists, and engineers working actively in the field. This was necessary because the sponsors wished to insure informality, freedom of expression, and of course, to avoid the problem of overlapping on concurrent sessions. This report is a summary of the conference discussion. Each days discussion summary is preceded by the survey speakers remarks. Discussion summaries were prepared by the respective chairman and represent the salient features of each days meetings.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Physical Chemistry