The objective of the quadrennial International Radiation Symposia is to provide a forum to review the state of the art in the field of atmospheric radiation. Papers presented at IRS ‘92, held 3-8 August 1992, included many by well known active researchers in this field. The scientific program consisted of four sections.
Contents Section 1 was dedicated to the interactions between clouds and radiation and the impact of the cloudiness on the state of the atmosphere. Section 2 dealt with the effects of radiative gases, aerosols, and cloud cover on the radiation budget and, thus, on the contemporary climate. In several papers the 1991 Pinatubo eruption effects were discussed. Section 3 focused on the remote sensing problems: remote observations of atmospheric, oceanic, and biospheric parameters were described and application of visible, infrared, ultraviolet, and microwave portions of the spectrum was proposed. Section 4 reviewed the latest developments in radiative transfer calculations, spectroscopy and other fundamental problems of atmospheric radiation.
These proceedings contain 144 peer-reviewed papers.
ISBN 0-937194-28-X, 1993, Hardcover, 566 pages