International High-End Forum of Polarization Remote Sensing and Applications Yingjie Exchange Center, Peking University, October 27-28, 2017
International High-End Forum of Polarization Remote Sensing and Applications
Yingjie Exchange Center, Peking University, October 27-28, 2017
Light is an electromagnetic wave vector and its wave equation of scalar propagation has three basic parameters, amplitude, frequency and phase, which is the physical basis of four major resolutions (radiation resolution, spectral resolution, spatial resolution and temporal resolution) of optical remote sensing. Light is also a vector shear wave, which is perpendicular to the direction of light propagation. Polarization refers to the asymmetry of the light vibration with the propagated direction and becomes the fourth basic parameter of light wave. Polarization has been studied in physical optics and applied in many fields, for example, precision instruments and microscopic observations. With mature physical basis, Polarization Remote Sensing (PolRS) will definitely come into being sooner or later.
Chinese researchers have been studying, exploring and exceeding theories, methods and instruments of PolRS with international counterparts for more than 30 years and has made a leading progress, which promotes the development of PolRS internationally, specifically in PolRS physics theories; polarized light effect in high resolution quantitative remote sensing and precision detection capability; PolRS observation methods. The general results are as follows: optical remote sensing (such as hyperspectral, infrared) images, combining with polarization technology, can increase the contrast ratio of 2-3 orders of magnitude; for snow and ice, water quality, environmental pollution, rock density and roughness, petro oil spill, vegetation biomass, air pollution particle detection and remote sensing atmospheric attenuation etc.. PolRS has its unique detection capability.
The above theory and applications are included in the "polarized remote sensing" special issue of China Journal of Remote Sensing. The Forum will fully display the Issue and discuss PolRS in three aspects: 1) how to play performance in geologic observations such as surface water, soil, rock, vegetation and water cycle; 2) how to play performance in air pollution and aerosols particle analysis, water-gas cycle and greenhouse gas effects; 3) how to play performance in space observation and its cross filed, such as navigation, mapping and other fields.
This forum is organized by Peking University, with undertaken by institute of Remote Sensing and GIS, School of Earth and Space Sciences and jointly undertaken by College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Department of Atmosphere & Ocean Sciences of School of Physics, Peking University. The forum attracts much attentions from group of professors of Peking University in space observation, geography, atmospheric and environmental sciences, and expects domestic and foreign experts and scholars to participate in the forum actively to have a serious discussion and objective assessment of theories and methods of PolRS and its potential developments and applications. The final focus of the forum is: whether or not polarization can be thought as an independent observation vector of optical remote sensing and become the fifth resolution of RS after radiation one, spectral one, spatial one and temporal one.
Let us take the forum as an opportunity to promote the academic communication between domestic and foreign counterparts, and promote awareness and breakthrough in quantitative remote sensing from surface multi-scale effect to polarized light effect.
We warmly invite you to participate in the forum and meet you in the beautiful Yanyuan Peking University.
Theme of the meeting
• Geographic applications: Polarized Remote Sensing And High Resolution Quantitative Remote Sensing Surface Polarized Light Effect
• Atmospheric Applications: Atmospheric Polarization Remote Sensing and High Resolution Quantitative Remote Sensing Atmospheric Polarization Effect
• Remote sensing spatial observation and cross-applications: New Method Of Global Observation Polarization And High Resolution Quantitative Remote Sensing Polarized Light Effect
The content, location and timing of the forum
Forum content organization:
• October 27 morning: "polarized remote sensing" special issue in Journal of Remote Sensing released a guide report (Chinese and foreign experts) and judge discussion
• October 27 afternoon: Keynote conference report and question discussion
• October 28 morning: group report (geography, atmosphere, remote sensing space observation and cross) and Q & A
• October 28 afternoon: group report (geography, atmosphere, remote sensing space observation and cross) and field extension application and Q & A
Forum Location: Yingjie Exchange Center, Peking University
Forum Time: October 27-28, 2017、
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Institute of Remote Sensing and GIS, School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University, China
College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, China
College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University, China
Department of Atmosphere & Ocean Sciences, School of Physics, Peking University,China