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1 CONNECTING MINDS. ADVANCING LIGHT. ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING TECHNICAL PROGRAM Vivanta by Taj - Dwarka New Delhi, India Conferences 4 7 April I

2 SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING TECHNICAL COMMITTEE HONORARY SYMPOSIUM CHAIRS A. S. Kiran Kumar, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) (India) Charles F. Bolden, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (USA) Jean-Yves Le Gall, Centre National d Études Spatiales (CNES) (France) Dazhe Xu, China National Space Administration (China) Madhavan N. Rajeevan, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) (India) Guanhua Xu, Ministry of Science and Technology (China) Alain Ratier, EUMETSAT (Germany) SYMPOSIUM TECHNICAL PROGRAM CHAIRS George J. Komar, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (USA) Kohei Mizutani, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan) Tapan Misra, Space Application Centre, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) (India) Michael H. Freilich, Chair, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (USA) Jack A. Kaye, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (USA) Clayton P. Turner, NASA Langley Research Center (USA) David F. Young, NASA Langley Research Center (USA) Y. V. N. Krishnamurthy, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) (India) M. Annadurai, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) (India) Vice Admiral Saroj K. Jha, National Hydrographic Centre (India) S.S.C. Shenoi, ESSO - Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), MoES (India) Xiaohan Liao, China National Remote Sensing Center (China) SYMPOSIUM INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE E. N. Rajagopal, National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), MoES (India) M. Ravichandran, National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), MoES (India) Teruyuki Nakajima, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan) Toshiyoshi Kimura, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan) Akimasa Sumi, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan) Haruhisa Shimoda, Tokai University (Japan) Peng Gong, Tsinghua University (China) Shunling Liang, Beijing Normal University (China) LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Shibendu S. Ray, Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre (India) Mahendra Bhutiyani, Defence Terrain Research Laboratory (India) Vivek Singh, Department of Space, ISRO (India) Shiv Prasad Aggarwal, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO (India) Sameer Saran, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO (India) Jagvir Singh, Ministry of Earth Sciences (India) Rishi Kumar, Ministry of Earth Sciences (India) Rabi N. Sahoo, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (India) Jai K. Garg, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (India) Pawan Kumar Joshi, Jawaharlal Nehru University (India) Madan M. Kimothi, Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Ctr. (India) II SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

3 4 7 APRIL 2016 Vivanta by Taj - Dwarka New Delhi, India Welcome We welcome you to the 10th SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing Symposium. The focus of this year s meeting is Remote Sensing for Weather and Climate Monitoring. The 2016 APRS Symposium will focus on the application of remote sensing technologies for disaster mitigation and to better monitor global climate change. The deliberations of the conference will generate new initiatives and collaborative international efforts to direct governmental policies. Engage with your research community to discuss the state of the art in remote sensing technologies. We look forward to meeting you in New Delhi this week. SYMPOSIUM CHAIRS Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA) SYMPOSIUM CO-CHAIRS Toshio Iguchi, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan) CO-SPONSORING ORGANISATIONS COOPERATING ORGANISATIONS Vinay Dadhwal, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) (India) Jiancheng Shi, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China) KJ Ramesh, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) (India) LOCAL HOST Contents Professional Development Pre-Symposium Tutorials..2 3 Plenary Session Special Events...9 TECHNICAL CONFERENCES 9876 Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation VI Land Surface and Cryosphere Remote Sensing III Remote Sensing of the Oceans and Inland Waters: Techniques, Applications, and Challenges Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XV Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Remote Sensing Technology, Techniques and Applications VI Earth Observing Missions and Sensors: Development, Implementation, and Characterization IV Remote Sensing and Modeling of the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Interactions VI SPIE Proceedings Index of Authors, Chairs, and Committee Members SPIE Policies CONFERENCE FACILITY AND HOTEL Vivanta by Taj - Dwarka, New Delhi Metro Station Complex, Sector 21, Dwarka, New Delhi, Delhi India Phone: Fax:

4 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENTS Pre-Symposium Tutorials Saturday Sunday 2 3 April :00 to 17:30 On Saturday-Sunday, 2-3 April, there will be a series of Pre-Symposium Tutorials. Registration for only the weekend tutorials does not include a badge to attend the SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing meeting which runs Monday-Thursday, 4-7 April. if you wish to participate in both the weekend Tutorials and the SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing meeting, make sure you are registered for both. TUTORIAL #1: FULL-DAY Trends and Challenges in Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics Saturday 2 April 09:30 to 17:30 A. Senthil Kumar IIRS, ISRO (India) Description: Geospatial Technology (GST) has not only revolutionized the surveying and mapping applications but it has emerged as a powerful tool for planning, monitoring and evaluation of developmental activities, informed decision making in governance and generating scientific inputs for understanding Earth s surface processes. While GST includes mainly three major technologies, i.e. Remote Sensing, Geoinformatics and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), the Internet and Mobile technologies have given a new dimension to it. GST and its applications have evolved with time and particularly last couple of decades has witnessed a phenomenal growth, from sensor technology for spatial data capturing, to methods and processes for information extraction, to information diffusion, and even to involving people in contributing data and making informed decisions. This tutorial will make the participants aware about the latest trends and challenges in remote sensing and geoinformatics and their applications. It is divided in six technical sessions. While the forenoon session will mainly be focused on topics related to advances in remote sensing viz., microwave and hyperspectral remote sensing; the afternoon session will focus on topics related to geoinformatics viz., 3D GIS and Geo-Web services. SCHEDULE: 9:30 to 9:45 An overview of Tutorial and introduction 9:45 to 10:15 Trends and challenges in applications of Geospatial Technology 10:15 to 11:30 Advances in Microwave Remote Sensing 11:45 to 13:00 Hyperspectral Remote Sensing 14:00 to 14:45 3D GIS and applications 14:45 to 15:30 Geo-Web services based framework for development of Mashup applications in GIS 15:45 to 17:15 Demonstration and hands-on exercise on Geo-Web services and Mashup applications 17:15 to 17:30 Summary and Discussion 2 Biography: Dr. A. Senthil Kumar is currently Director of Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), a Unit of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Department of Space, Government of India, located at Dehradun. His research expertise is in the areas of optical sensor characterization, quality assurance and calibration/validation, radiometric data processing, image restoration and data fusion techniques, land geophysical data processing, hyperspectral data analysis, artificial neural networks classification methods. He has published 54 technical papers in journals and conferences, and many ISRO technical reports in the areas of image processing and remote sensing. He is the recipient of ISRO Team Excellence Awards for his contribution in Chandrayaan-1 Mission and in Cartosat-1 Mission. He received M.Sc. (Engg.) and Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in the field of Image Processing in 1985 and 1990, respectively. TUTORIAL #2: FULL-DAY Satellite Meteorology and Data Assimilation Saturday 2 April 09:30 to 17:30 Jagvir Singh Sci-E, Ministry of Earth Science (India) Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) is an initial value problem, in which the quality of prediction largely depends on the accuracy of the prescribed initial state/condition. Meteorological observations are quite heterogeneous in terms of their horizontal, vertical, temporal spacing and error characteristics associated with them. Data Assimilation is the process of combining all these observations with model first guess to generate a balanced initial condition. Data scarcity over oceanic region also imposes serious limitation to the success of NWP in Tropics. Hence continuous efforts are on at different numerical weather prediction (NWP) centres to utilize various types of satellite/remotely sensed observations. We will look at the latest trends and challenges in the field of satellite data assimilation. Main components of data assimilation system viz. observation processing, bias correction, quality control and assimilation of satellite radiance etc. along with use of satellite observations for land-surface assimilation and impact of satellite data assimilation on NWP will be discussed. We will also analyze the weather extremes features such as heavy rainfall, FOG, Cyclones over India region with the help of INSAT-3D satellite imageries and its derived products. The study can be taken as a better utilization of satellite observations for monitoring and prediction of monsoon circulation and heavy precipitation over India. A newly launched web-based quick visualization and analysis tool for INSAT satellite data on a real time basis, RAPID (Real-time Analysis of Products and Information Dissemination), will be discussed to analyze all kinds of weather events which can provide features of interest to the scientific community. Calibration and validation (CAL/VAL) of INSAT-3D satellite will also briefly be touched upon. Biography: Dr. Jagvir Singh is working as Scientist F /Director in Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES, Prithvi Bhawan, Lodi Road, New Delhi, India. He did M.Sc. (Physics) from Meerut University and one year advance training course of Meteorology from India Meteorological Department, Pune. Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi awarded him Doctor of Philosophy for his research work on Study Of Extreme Weather Events( ) Over India Using Atmospheric Global SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

5 Analysis-Forecast System. Dr. Singh had been actively associated in development of Numerical Weather Prediction(NWP) based application oriented customization of weather forecasts for different sectors/user, mainly the Dept. of Agriculture, Army Adventure Wing of Indian Army, Armed forces, etc. as per their requirement during 2001 to 2013, while serving at National Centre For Medium Range Weater Forecasting(NCMRWF). Subsequently, he has been associated with some of important programs of Ministry like Monsoon Mission, System for Air Quality Forecast Research(SAFAR), Physics and Dynamics of Tropical Clouds, Earth Science & Technology Cell(ESTC) and Atmosphere & Climate Research- Modeling Observing Systems and Services(ACROSS) programs of Ministry of Earth Sciences. He has contributed to 11 research papers, 18 technical reports, presented research papers in 24 national and international seminars and delivered more than 24 lectures on subject including 6 lectures to mountaineering teams. TUTORIAL #3: HALF-DAY (MORNING) Designing the Climate Observing System of the Future Sunday 3 April 9:30 to 13:00 Bruce A. Weilicki NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA) Description: The climate science community has done an exceptional job of using Earth observations to estimate climate change despite the fact that few of those observing systems were designed with climate change requirements. Heroic efforts adjusting for observation artifacts has allowed use of weather, land resources, and research observations to learn a great deal about climate change (IPCC, 2013). But what if we designed a global observing system specifically for climate change science, rather than using a collage of non-optimal weather and research observations? How much faster could we unscramble anthropogenic climate change from natural variability and observation uncertainty? What would be the economic value to the world of such a system? What is the right amount for society to invest in climate research to narrow climate prediction uncertainties? Instead, we currently argue about the most important science in the context of a zero sum budget; an approach that is neither wise nor effective. This presentation will address these questions and show published results indicating that the economic value of such a new climate observing system is ~ $10 Trillion U.S. dollars (Net Present Value, using a typical 3% discount rate). The Return on Investment of tripling current climate research world wide to create a new climate observing system would be roughly $50 for every $1 invested. An observing system, however, does not stand on its own: a comparable increase would be required in analysis of the new observations, in climate model studies, and in improved climate prediction methods. How would a new climate observing system be designed? This question will be examined through the lens of the 2015 U.S Academy of Sciences report entitled Continuity of NASA Earth Observations from Space: A Value Framework. The design of a new system suggests a move away from the current shopping list of climate variables and qualitative science objectives (i.e. improve understanding of X ) to a set of quantitative climate science questions. Quantitative observing requirements would be tied to the quantified climate science objectives, partially by greatly expanded use of Climate focused Observing System Simulation Experiments (COSSEs). Finally, we note that both improved climate monitoring as well as improved climate process observations are critical to more rapid success in narrowing the currently large uncertainties in climate prediction. Such an accomplishment would leave society and science in a much better place. He currently serves as Science Team Lead on the Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO) mission. He has served on a wide range of national and international steering committees, as well as national and international climate science reports. He is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. He has received the AMS Houghton Award, three NASA Langley Reid Awards for journal paper of the year, and four NASA medals including the Exceptional Scientific Achievement, Leadership, and Distinguished Service Medals. He has served on several U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) panels, and is often requested to give presentations to NAS studies related to climate science. Most recently, Dr. Wielicki has endeavored to explain the need for a new climate observing system and its large economic return on investment. He has given talks on this topic to NASA leadership, the U.S. Administration, the U.S. Global Change Research Program, the U.S Academy of Sciences, the World Climate Research Program, the international 2014 Climate Symposium, the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology and to the general climate science community through a wide range of conferences such as the AMS Radiation Conference, AGU and AOGS. This tutorial is based on those presentations and many follow on discussions related to them. TUTORIAL #4: HALF-DAY (AFTERNOON) Remote Sensing Optical Sensor Calibration and Characterization Sunday 3 April 14:00 to 17:30 Xiaoxiong (Jack) Xiong NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA) Description: Optical sensors, such as AVHRR, Landsat ETM+, MODIS, VIIRS, and OLI, have played important roles in earth-observing remote sensing field. Data records generated and extended from observations made by numerous optical sensors have enabled a wide range of applications, including studies of the Earth s system of land, oceans, and atmosphere and its changes over time by the remote sensing community and users worldwide, and provided scientific support to the policy and decision makers of different agencies and organizations. It is recognized that sensor data quality strongly depends on its calibration quality. In addition to calibration accuracy, each sensor s calibration traceability and consistency with other sensors are critical to the data records produced with observations made by multiple sensors on the same or different platforms. The objective of this tutorial is to provide an overview of remote sensing optical sensor calibration and characterization for early career calibration scientists as well as general remote sensing data users. Topics discussed in this presentation include key sensor design requirements, pre-launch testing and performance verification, the use of on-board calibrators and sensor on-orbit performance assessment, vicarious calibration and data quality validation, and cross-sensor calibration inter-comparisons. Examples from most frequently used optical sensors (e.g. MODIS and VIIRS) are provided to demonstrate different calibration methodologies and approaches and their applications. Also discussed in this presentation are remaining challenging issues, lessons learned, and potential improvements for future sensor design and calibration. Biography: Dr. Xiaoxiong (Jack) Xiong is an optical physicist in the Sciences and Exploration Directorate at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). He is currently serving as the Project Scientist for the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and Calibration Scientist for the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) and supporting Terra, Aqua, S-NPP, JPSS, and CLARREO missions on optical sensor pre-launch and on-orbit calibration and characterization. He received a B.S. degree in optical engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China and a Ph.D degree in physics from University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA. In addition to remote sensing applications and sensor calibration, Dr. Xiong had also worked in the fields of optical instrumentation, nonlinear optics, laser and atomic spectroscopy, and resonance ionization mass spectrometry at universities, private industry, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. Currently, Dr. Xiong also serves as chair for the SPIE conference on Earth Observing System and for the SPIE conference on Earth Observing Missions and Biography: Dr. Bruce Wielicki has been a climate researcher for 40 years. He has a PhD in physical oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. While he began his research career with ocean and atmosphere dynamics, he found his true interest while using a simple toy climate model in 1976 to study the role of clouds in climate. This cloud epiphany led him to change research fields to global satellite studies of clouds, radiation balance, cloud feedback and climate sensitivity. Dr. Wielicki has served as the P.I. for NASA s Clouds and the Earth s Radiant Energy System(CERES), and as Co-I on ERBE, Landsat, CALIPSO, and CloudSat missions. Sensors: Development, Implementation, and Characterization

6 OPENING CEREMONY AND PLENARY SESSION Join your peers on Monday for the Opening Ceremony and Plenary Session. Monday 4 April :00 to 17:20 Location: Tango Room Plenary Session I: Next Steps in Space Observation Vision for International Collaboration 09:15 From the Earth to the Universe: NASA s Programs in Science, Technology, and Exploration 09:00 Welcome and Introduction Upendra N. Singh NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA) Biography: Dr. Upendra N. Singh, NASA Technical Fellow for Sensors and Instrumentation at the NASA Engineering and Safety Center, NASA Langley Research Center is an internationally recognized atmospheric scientist and laser remote sensing expert with 30 years experience. During last two decades, Dr. Singh served as an Aerospace Technologist, Branch Head, Chief Technologist and in the last 3 years, as an Associate Director for Sensor Systems at the Engineering Directorate at NASA Langley Research Center providing technical leadership to more than 350 highly qualified professionals in the area of science, aeronautics and exploration. Dr. Singh served as the Principal Investigator of the $80 M multi-center NASA Laser Risk Reduction Program (LRRP), which he envisioned, formulated and implemented during In last two decades, Dr. Singh has organized more than 30 international symposia/conferences and has authored/ co-authored over 300 scientific articles in atmospheric sciences and remote sensing area. A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) (India) Biography: Mr Kiran Kumar is a highly accomplished space scientist and engineer with a distinguished career spanning over four decades in ISRO in the satellite payload and applications domains. He has made immense contributions to the design and development of Electro-Optical Imaging Sensors for Airborne, Low Earth Orbit and Geostationary Orbit satellites starting from Bhaskara TV payload to the latest Mars Colour Camera, Thermal Infrared Imaging Spectrometer and Methane Sensor for Mars instruments of India s Mars Orbiter Spacecraft, which has successfully completed one hundred days in Mars Orbit recently. Mr Kiran Kumar was instrumental in evolving the successful strategy for steering the Mars Orbiter Spacecraft towards planet Mars as well as its Mars Orbit Insertion. He has also made significant contributions for evolving the observation strategy encompassing land, ocean, atmospheric and planetary studies. Charles F. Bolden, Administrator National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (USA) Biography: Maj. Gen. Charles Frank Bolden, Jr., (USMC-Ret.) was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 12th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He began his duties as head of the agency on July 17, As Administrator, Bolden leads a nationwide NASA team to advance the missions and goals of the U.S. space program. At NASA, Bolden has overseen the safe transition from 30 years of space shuttle missions to a new era of exploration focused on full utilization of the International Space Station and space and aeronautics technology development. He has led the agency in developing a Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft that will carry astronauts to deep space destinations, such as an asteroid and Mars. He also established a new Space Technology Mission Directorate to develop cutting-edge technologies for the missions of tomorrow. During Bolden s tenure, the agency s support of commercial space transportation systems for reaching low-earth orbit have enabled successful commercial cargo resupply of the space station and significant progress toward returning the capability for American companies to launch astronauts from American soil by Bolden has also supported NASA s contributions toward development of developing cleaner, faster, and quieter airplanes. The agency s dynamic science activities under Bolden include an unprecedented landing on Mars with the Curiosity rover, launch of a spacecraft to Jupiter, enhancing the nation s fleet of Earth-observing satellites, and continued progress toward the 2018 launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. 09:40 Remote Sensing: Times of The Greatest Challenge Jean-Yves Le Gall, President Centre National d Études Spatiales (CNES) (France) The Paris Climate Agreement instilled a new sense of urgency. To counter a massive potential impact of climate change to our economies and our societies, our very preservation depends on space assets. Remote sensing from orbit is the one asset offering global coverage and continuity of observation. The global essence of space and its spirit of universality must inspire this endeavour. All French space missions are developed in international cooperation. 4 SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

7 PLENARY SESSION LOCATION: TANGO ROOM France and India took a pioneering path 15 years ago in deciding to concentrate their space cooperation on climate monitoring. This vision resulted in two joint satellites, Megha-Tropiques launched in 2011 and SARAL-AltiKa launched in 2013, and two joint missions to come, Oceansat 3-Argos and Thermal Infrared Imaging. Upcoming Mars and Venus remote-sensing missions will provide further key additional inputs. The space community is facing this unprecedented challenge, with remote sensing as the centrepiece, and there is no Plan B. Biography: In 2013, the French government appointed Jean-Yves Le Gall as President of the Centre National d Etudes Spatiales (CNES) and extended his term in In this capacity, he is also interministerial coordinator for satellite navigation programmes and he has been elected in 2015 Co-Chair of the Council of the European Space Agency. Jean-Yves Le Gall is a trained engineer and scientist who has devoted his entire career to the European space programme. He holds the rank of Officer in both the Legion of Honour and the National Order of Merit in France. He has also been awarded the Order of Friendship by the Russian Federation and the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, by the government of Japan. 10:05 JAXA s Space Program: Delivering New Value to Society and Pioneering a New Era Naoki Okumura, President Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) (Japan) The application of space technology to societal problems has become more widespread in recent years in Asia, a region which faces many common issues such as natural disasters and environmental issues. In Japan, the development of cutting-edge aerospace technologies and promotion of their effective application to improve lives and create a brighter future are part of the Government s Basic Plan on Space Policy. As the core agency which provides technology to support space development and usage of Japanese Government, JAXA is committed to providing solutions for various societal issues and creating concrete values to forge a new era, based on its motto, Generating New Value through Aerospace Development. This presentation will introduce efforts to create a safer and more secure society through aerospace technology, and share recent examples where JAXA has contributed to disaster prevention, solving environmental issues and other common problems through its world-leading satellites such as ALOS, GCOM and GOSAT. It will also describe JAXA s ongoing mutual cooperation with various non-space entities in Japan, the current state of its cooperation with foreign agencies, and future prospects for such cooperation. Biography: Dr. Naoki Okumura assumed his current position of President of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), in April He held a number of important posts in his career for over 30 years with Nippon Steel Corporation since he joined the corporation in Dr. Okumura was an Executive member of The Council for Science and Technology Policy (CSTP) from January 2007 to January He was Executive Vice President of Nippon Steel Corporation and Director of the corporation s Technical Development Bureau from 2005 to From 1999 to 2005, Dr. Okumura was Director of Steel Research Laboratories. During that period, from 2003 to 2005, he was also appointed as Managing Director, Member of the Board. He became a Member of the Board of the Corporation in In 1995, he was appointed as Research Director of Advanced Technology Research Laboratories. Previously from 1993 to 1995, he was Head of New Material Research Department of Advanced Technology and Research Laboratories. Dr. Okumura received his Doctor s degree in Applied Physics from the University of Tokyo. From 1979 to 1981, he was a visiting fellow at Imperial College in London, the United Kingdom. 10:30 Indian Remote Sensing Programme: Earth Observation to Space Exploration A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) (India) Indian Earth Observation Programme, since its inception, has been application driven with a prime motive of enabling national development. India s Earth Observation (EO) capability has grown manifolds during the past 28 years of operational EO services from Space. Improvements are not only in terms of payload (optical/microwave) and processing capabilities, but also in rendering innovative applications in diversified areas. Today, Indian EO programme is addressing almost all areas of natural resources management and infrastructure planning as well as different aspects of disaster monitoring and mitigation, under the unique institutional framework of National Natural Resources Management System (NNRMS). Its strength lies in involving the stakeholders right from the beginning of the Proof of Concept studies to institutionalizing space technology tools for operational applications. Many operational applications have been internalised in user ministries and helped in creating national level spatial databases as well as in studying the changes occurring in different eco-systems and in developing conservation and development plans. To give further impetus to this, we are driving a new initiative towards increased use space technology based applications by bringing synergy of earth observation, satellite communication and navigation for governance and development in the country. Our space programme, besides societal vision, has technological and science vision and space exploration programme is conceived to quell this thirst. Our initiatives in the domain of space exploration and inter-planetary missions are aimed at stimulating the spirit of enquiry, expanding the horizons of knowledge and enhancing scientific knowledge-base in the country. The presentation would dwell upon the evolution of Indian EO programme and how it is put to use in diversified applications areas viz. land and water, ecology and environment, urban and infrastructure planning, oceanography, weather and climate etc., as well as new EO missions planned in the coming years, international collaborative missions and our space exploration programme. Biography: Mr Kiran Kumar is a highly accomplished space scientist and engineer with a distinguished career spanning over four decades in ISRO in the satellite payload and applications domains. He has made immense contributions to the design and development of Electro-Optical Imaging Sensors for Airborne, Low Earth Orbit and Geostationary Orbit satellites starting from Bhaskara TV payload to the latest Mars Colour Camera, Thermal Infrared Imaging Spectrometer and Methane Sensor for Mars instruments of India s Mars Orbiter Spacecraft, which has successfully completed one hundred days in Mars Orbit recently. Mr Kiran Kumar was instrumental in evolving the successful strategy for steering the Mars Orbiter Spacecraft towards planet Mars as well as its Mars Orbit Insertion. He has also made significant contributions for evolving the observation strategy encompassing land, ocean, atmospheric and planetary studies. Mr Kiran Kumar is a recipient of many national and international laurels/awards including the Padma Shri Award conferred by the President of India in 2014, International Academy of Astronautics Laurels for Team Achievement Award for Cartosat in 2008 and for Chandrayaan-1 in 2013, Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS) Award for the year 1994, VASVIK award (Electronic sciences and technology) for the year 1998, Astronautical Society of India Award (Space Sciences and Applications) for the year 2001, ISRO individual Service Award 2006, Bhaskara Award of ISRS in 2007 and ISRO Performance Excellence Award He is a Fellow of professional institutions like Indian National Academy of Engineering, Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineer, and Indian Meteorological Society. Besides, he is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics

8 PLENARY SESSION LOCATION: TANGO ROOM 10:55 - Tea/Coffee Break 11:25 China Space Activities in Remote Sensing YanHua Wu, Deputy Administrator Chinese National Space Agency (CNSA) (China) Biography: Mr. YanHua Wu, Postgraduate diploma of Beihang University, Doctor of Management, Researcher, Academician of the International Academy of Astronautics. Dedicated to China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology from Served China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation from in various positions and left as VP. Appointed as Vice Administrator of China National Space Administration in September :50 EUMETSAT: Monitoring Weather and Climate from Space and the Importance of International Cooperation Alain Ratier, Director General EUMETSAT (Germany) EUMETSAT strives to secure continuous observations for the coming decades for meteorology, oceans, climate and the environment - a mandate given to EUMETSAT by its 30 European Member States. This is achieved through EUMETSAT s Meteosat and Metop satellites, through the Jason-series jointly developed and operated with CNES, NASA and NOAA and through the four Copernicus Sentinels, operated by EUMETSAT on behalf of the European Union. In implementing its programmes and delivering its data services, EUMETSAT considers international cooperation as a strategic asset as reflected in EUMETSAT s strategy. International cooperation is crucial in order to maximise the use of investments made for ground and space segments by partners and to arrive at mutually improved benefits for the end users of the data. To mention but a few, this has been illustrated through the joint ISRO-EUMETSAT collaboration including the ISRO Oceansat programme which secured enhanced ocean wind data for the global user community, as well as through the NASA-NOAA-CNES-EUMETSAT collaboration on the Jason programme securing continued altimetry data for the global ocean community. Together, operational and R&D space agencies form a global service creating enhanced value for the users. Biography: Alain Ratier was appointed EUMETSAT s fourth Director-General on 1 August His tenure so far has seen the launch of the third Meteosat Second Generation (MSG-3) and Metop-B satellites, the start of the development of the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) system and preparation of the next generation EUMETSAT Polar System Second Generation (EPS- SG) programme. Under his leadership, the role of EUMETSAT in the EU Copernicus programme has been recognised and the organisation prepared for the operation of the Sentinel-3 and Jason-3 ocean satellites. He has also overseen the expansion of EUMETSAT s membership, with Estonia, Lithuania, Iceland and Bulgaria becoming Member States in Lunch Break 12:15 - Special Panel Discussion Moderated Panel Discussion on Space, Earth, and Humanity Moderator: Shailesh Nayak, Ministry of Earth Sciences (India) Space exploration has been one of the greatest scientific achievements of the last century, not only because raveling secrets about the universe, or discovering hitherto unknown truths of the Moon, the Mars, the Venus and other planets, but providing a great momentum towards understanding the planet Earth. It has provided an insight into diverse aspects, such as weather and climate, natural resource management, navigation, communication, education, etc. that improved quality of our life. Space should be seen as a common heritage of the entire mankind, and thus requires a balanced approach between societal priorities and commercial interests. The dynamics and interactions of the Earth System affect at various spatial and temporal scales to humanity. Thus, we need to link the earth system with the social and human systems to attain resilience to global environmental changes and natural hazards, two greatest challenges of this century. We need to view this scenario as an opportunity to find innovative ways to find solutions to sustainability. We will explore possible solutions to various questions posed in this discussion, i.e. what kind of framework or synergy in earth observations is required to address how and why global environment is changing? Can we develop a global climate observing system? How can we address issues related to standardization of instruments and data? How we can produce calibrated data products of earth variables collected over past years by different space agencies? The continuity of observations is another major issue. The need for measurements of pco2, sea level rise and changes in mass of ocean, vertical wind profiling, bio-geochemical measurements, micro-nutrients and trace elements for studying ecosystems dynamics, carbon cycling, etc. need be addressed. How can global partnerships be built to address prediction of earthquakes? It is also recognized that most of the Satellite observations were initiated as a national requirement. We need to address issues for integrating national goals in such a way to attain sustainability in satellite observations for societal benefits. Panelists: Charles F. Bolden, Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (USA);Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, Centre National d Études Spatiales (CNES) (France); Naoki Okumura, President, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) (Japan); A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) (India); Alain Ratier, Director General, EUMETSAT (Germany); YanHua Wu, Deputy Administrator, Chinese National Space Agency (CNSA) (China); Francisco Javier Mendieta-Jimenez, Director General, Space Agency (Mexico) Moderator Biography: Dr. Shailesh Nayak currently is Distinguished Scientist in the Ministry of Earth Sciences. He was the Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, during August , and provided leadership for programs related to earth system sciences. He obtained PhD degree in Geology from the M.S University of Baroda in He has been credited with launching many research programs related to monsoon, air-sea interaction, changing water cycle, atmospheric chemistry, coastal vulnerability, climate services, etc. with US, UK, Germany, Japan, Australia, Norway, South Korea. He is Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru and the National Academy of Sciences, India, Allahabad. He has been awarded Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science by the Andhra University in 2011, Assam University in 2013 and Amity University in He was conferred the prestigious ISC Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Award 2012 as well as Bhaskara Award for 2009, Fellowship of the International Society of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and Elected Member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) for his outstanding contributions in remote sensing and GIS. 6 13:00 - Lunch Break SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

9 PLENARY SESSION LOCATION: TANGO ROOM Inaugural Session and Welcome Ceremony 14:00 - Invitation of Dignitaries, Invocation, and Lighting of the Lamp 14:05 - Welcome and Introduction by Dr. Madhavan N. Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Science (India) 14:10 - Welcome and Remarks by Vice President of SPIE, Dr. Jim Oschmann, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (USA) 14:15 - Keynote Address by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences (India) 14:25 - Address by Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for PMO and Dept. of Space (India) 14:35 - Address by Mr. Y. S. Chowdary, Minister of State for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences (India) 14:45 - Vote of Thanks 14:50 - Inauguration of Exhibition 15:00 - Tea/Coffee Break Plenary Session II: Road Map to Space-based Earth Observations and Applications 15:30 Satellites, Science, and Societal Benefits: NASA s Earth Science and Applications Accomplishments and Plans Michael J. Freilich, Director Earth Science Division, NASA Science Mission Directorate (NASA) (USA) The unique vantage point of space allows our planet to be observed with unprecedented coverage, resolution, and precision. Unique among measurement systems, instrumented satellites can make frequent, global measurements of many important environmental quantities in the atmosphere, on land, and over the oceans. Combining observations from multiple instruments and missions, researchers gain quantitative understanding not only of Earth s many processes, but also of the interactions between processes. Long time series of global measurements from space are allowing scientists to detect and understand trends that coexist with larger magnitude, shorter time-scale variability; rapid high-resolution coverage allows construction of products for many different applications, short-term predictions, and non-research user communities. This presentation will summarize NASA s present on-orbit fleet of nearly 20 satellites and major instruments, many of which involve substantial international collaboration and several of which are flying in close formation with international missions to create virtual observatories with far greater capabilities than would be possible from single spacecraft. We will outline some 15 new missions that are funded and under construction for launch between 2016 and Brief descriptions will be provided of notable NASA-supported research and applications accomplishments, based on combining satellite measurements from NASA and other-agency/international spaceborne missions and made possible by free and open data availability. Biography: Michael H. Freilich is the Director of the Earth Science Division, in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters. Prior to coming to NASA, he was a Professor and Associate Dean in the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State Univ. He received BS degrees in Physics (Honors) and Chemistry from Haverford College in 1975 and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Univ. of CA., San Diego) in From he was a Member of the Technical Staff at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dr. Freilich s research focuses on the determination, validation, and geophysical analysis of ocean surface wind velocity measured by satellite-borne microwave radar and radiometer instruments. He has developed scatterometer and altimeter wind model functions, as well as innovative validation techniques for accurately quantifying the accuracy of spaceborne environmental measurements. Dr. Freilich served as the NSCAT Project Scientist from and as the Mission Principal Investigator for NSCAT from Until he relinquished his project posts to join NASA HQ, he was the Mission PI for QuikSCAT (launched in June, 1999) and SeaWinds/ADEOS-2 (launched in December, 2002). He was the team leader of the NASA Ocean Vector Winds Science Team and is a member of the QuikSCAT, SeaWinds, and Terra/AMSR Validation Teams, as well as the NASDA (Japanese Space Agency) ADEOS-2 Science Team. Dr. Freilich has served on many NASA, National Research Council (NRC), and research community advisory and steering groups, including the WOCE Science Steering Committee, the NASA EOS Science Executive Committee, the NRC Ocean Studies Board, and several NASA data system review committees. He chaired the NRC Committee on Earth Studies, and served on the NRC Space Studies Board and the Committee on NASA/NOAA Transition from Research to Operations. His honors include the JPL Director s Research Achievement Award (1988), the NASA Public Service Medal (1999), and the American Meteorological Society s Verner E. Suomi Award (2004), as well as several NASA Group Achievement awards. Freilich was named a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society in :55 Space Technology for Weather and Climate Services in India Madhavan N. Rajeevan, Secretary Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) (India) The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India has a mandate of providing weather and climate services in the country, which includes forecasts and warnings for various sectors and applications. Advanced numerical weather prediction models are being used for this purpose. To have a more accurate initial conditions, many conventional and non-conventional data including satellite data are being assimilated into the models. At present, derived products and radiance data from Satellites are being assimilated. From Indian satellites, data from INSAT-3D and Megha-Tropqiues are used. The analysis shows that the weather forecasts over the Indian region including tropical cyclone forecasts have improved in skill during the recent years. Use of high-resolution advanced NWP models as well as improvement in data assimilation (quantity and quality of observations) have contributed to this improvement. With the advanced computing facility, it is proposed to make use of higher resolution models and also adopt seamless strategy for prediction of weather and climate across all time scales. There is a demand for nowcasting of severe weather also. For this purpose, space technology will play an important role. We therefore propose that future satellite payloads from India will include precipitation and cloud radars, space-based wind profilers, sensors for soil moisture, and lightning detection on a geo-stationary satellite. Biography: Dr Madhavan Nair Rajeevan is at present serving as the Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. He is well known for his research work in Tropical Meteorology including monsoon variability, seasonal monsoon forecasts, cloud-radiation interaction and prediction of convective weather systems. He has more than 30 years of experience both as an operational forecaster and also as an active researcher. He contributed significantly for developing many application tools and prediction models for societal applications like long-range prediction models, gridded climate data sets and many other climate application products for regional climate services. His research contributions included

10 PLENARY SESSION LOCATION: TANGO ROOM analysis of various satellite data sets for understanding cloudradiation interaction, Earth s radiative balance and three dimensional structure of tropical clouds and variability. He has published more than 80 peer reviewed research papers with an h-index of 25. He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences and the High-level Advisor to the Commission of Climatology of the World Meteorological Organization. He was also a member of the WCRP-CLIVAR Asian-Australian Monsoon Panel. 16:20 Current Status and Challenges in Enabling Integration of Earth Observation Data and Geomatics for Governance and Developmental Planning in India Vinay K. Dadhwal, National Remote Sensing Centre, ISRO (India) Space applications and societal focus have been the hallmark of Indian Space Program. Over past 30 years various projects have been successful in bringing the benefits of earth observation for natural resource monitoring, disaster management support and developmental planning through coordinated national projects and large scale capacity building at level of states. However, given the challenges of rapidly transforming a sub-continent with 1.1 billion population, heterogeneous resource availability, federal governance, environmental degradation and disaster vulnerability and infrastructure deficit, a new approach for integrating space technology outputs in planning and governance is essential. ISRO has responded to this challenge by calibrating technology elements of earth observation missions and ground segment on one hand with creating a national geospatial web -enabled platform as an enabler at local to national scale. Close working with Central Ministries and also stakeholders spread over various state agencies and other stakeholders has allowed very quick prototyping of national scale programs of such diverse nature as developmental planning, near-real time monitoring and information, in addition to traditional areas of natural resource monitoring and disaster management support. High-resolution DEM and large-scale mapping, process modelling with EO to support agriculture, water resource and early warning applications, integration of location based services on mobile with webgis platform. This presentation will highlight recent examples such as geomatics for governance, transparency and citizen participation, urban planning for smart city development; decentralised planning at village level; infrastructure project (road, pipeline, irrigation, etc,) monitoring, crop mapping and forecasting and support for crop damage and crop insurance; forest and environment decision support system. Experience of such Implementation and lessons learnt which have significance in replicating this in many other areas will be highlighted. Biography: Vinay Kumar Dadhwal, currently Distinguished Scientist and Director, National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), since 2011, has worked in ISRO since In 32 years of active truly multi-disciplinary research career he has made scientific contributions in diverse applications of EO data including, agriculture, biogeochemical cycle of carbon, climatology, forestry, geo-hazards, geosciences, hydrology, land surface processes, land use and land transformation, meteorology and oceanography. He has co-authored more than 225 peer reviewed journal articles and is also Editor of Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing since 2010 and has co-guided 10 PhD students. Dr Dadhwal has extensive international experience including Chair of S&T Subcommittee (2016) of UN Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS), Head of Indian delegation to UNCOPUOUS and S&T subcommittee sessions. President, International Society of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing Technical Commission VIII (Remote Sensing, ); and also as Director-in-charge of UN Centre for Space Science & Technology Education in the Asia Pacific (CSSTE-AP). He is a Fellow of International Academy of Astromautics, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS, India) and Fellow of Indian Society of Remote Sensing. He is winner of numerous awards and sits in Governing and Managing bodies of scientific centres, state remote sensing centres and scientific programs and co-chairs NSDI. 16:45 Democratizing Access to Remote Sensing Data for Societal and Environmental Benefit David Thau Google, Inc. (USA) Over the past several decades, we as a species have collected a huge amount of remotely sensed data about our planet. There is no end to this rampant data collection in sight. In fact, more sensors, entire flocks of satellites, are being launched, leading to a difficult to manage global glut of geospatial data. Some governments and richly appointed institutions can design supercomputer clusters to tackle the challenges of this wealth of data, but what about everyone else? This talk will argue for the democratization of access to remotely sensed data and provide examples of the types of socially and environmentally beneficial analyses that are possible when entire catalogs of satellite data are made broadly available via cloud computing frameworks. Biography: Dr. Dave Thau manages developer relations for Google Earth Engine and Google Earth Outreach, helping scientists, governmental agencies, NGOs, and other partners build software and algorithms that run on Google s geospatial platforms. He joined Google in 2010, bringing with him 20 years of industry experience developing Internet-based applications. Over the past fifteen years, Dave has worked with large image databases and geospatial systems, focusing on the fields of ecology, biodiversity and land cover. Dave holds degrees from the Univ. of California, Los Angeles, the Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a doctorate in computer science from the Univ. of California, Davis 17:10 Closing Remarks Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA) A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO (India) 8 SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

11 SPECIAL EVENTS Welcome Reception Monday 4 April :30 to 22:30 Location: Tango Room Join your colleagues for refreshments and networking at the Welcome Reception, including a cultural programme featuring Dance of India. Conference badges are required. Guest tickets can be purchased for $45 (USD) each. Exhibitors Presentation Session Tuesday 5 April 10:00 to 12:00 Location: Rhythm Lounge Join us on Tuesday morning for the Exhibitors Presentation Session. All Conference Awards Dinner Wednesday 6 April :00 to 21:00 Location: Tango Room All attendees are invited to attend the All-Conference Awards Dinner. Come enjoy a delicious dinner and recognition of conference organizers. A cultural programme will feature Indian Classical Dance. Conference badges are required. Guest tickets can be purchased for $45 (USD) each. Mobile App SPIE Conferences are known for their networking and information gathering opportunities. Schedule your time in the conferences make new connections. Download a free Conference + Exhibition App for iphone and Android. Poster Sessions Tuesday Thursday 5 7 April :00 to 11:00 and 15:00 to 16:00 Location: Pre-Function Areas - Levels 1 and 2 Conference attendees are invited to attend the SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing poster sessions every morning from 10:00-11:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and every afternoon from 15:00-16:00 on Tuesday and Wednesday. Come view the posters, enjoy tea and coffee, ask questions, and network with colleagues in your field. Authors of poster papers will be present to answer questions concerning their papers. Attendees are required to wear their conference registration badges to the poster sessions. For time/location of each conference s poster presentations, see the program for each particular conference at: Poster authors, view poster presentation guidelines and set-up instructions at:

12 CONFERENCE 9876 LOCATION: TANGO I Monday Thursday 4 7 April 2016 Proceedings of SPIE Vol Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation VI Conference Chairs: Eastwood Im, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA); Raj Kumar, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Song Yang, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (USA) Program Committee: S. Suresh Babu, Space Physics Lab. (India); V. Chandrasekar, Colorado State Univ. (USA); Parminder Ghuman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Ziad Haddad, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA); Kyung-Soo Han, Pukyong National Univ. (Korea, Republic of); Jianping Huang, Lanzhou Univ. (China); Chandra Mohan Kishtawal, Indian Space Research Organization (India); Chian-Yi Liu, National Central Univ. (Taiwan); Ashis K. Mitra, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India); Rabindra Nayak, National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India); Riko Oki, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan); Hasibur Rahaman, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India); T. Narayana Rao, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India); Maithili Sharan, Indian Institute of Technology (India); Ashok Kumar Sharma, India Meteorological Dept. (India); Eric A. Smith, The Ctr. for Research on the Changing Earth System (USA); Peng Zhang, National Satellite Meteorological Ctr. (China) MONDAY 4 APRIL OPENING CEREMONY AND PLENARY SESSION LOCATION: TANGO ROOM...9:00 TO 17:20 Session Chair: Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA) 09:00 Welcome and Introduction Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO (India) Plenary Session I: Next Steps in Space Observation Vision for International Collaboration 09:15: From the Earth to the Universe: NASA s programs in Science, Technology, and Exploration Charles F. Bolden, Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (USA) 09:40: Remote Sensing: Times of The Greatest Challenge Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, Centre National d Études Spatiales (CNES) (France) 10:05: JAXA s Space Program: Delivering New Values to Society and Exploring the Space Frontier Naoki Okumura, President, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) (Japan) 10:30: Indian Remote Sensing Programme: Earth Observation to Space Exploration A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) (India) 10:55: Tea/Coffee Break 11:25: China Space Activities in Remote Sensing YanHua Wu, Deputy Administrator, Chinese National Space Agency (CNSA) (China) 11:50: EUMETSAT: Monitoring Weather and Climate from Space and the Importance of International Cooperation Alain Ratier, Director General, EUMETSAT (Germany) 12:15: Panel Discussion on Space, Earth, and Humanity Moderator: Shailesh Nayak, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) (India) 13:00: Lunch Break 14.00: Inaugural Session and Welcome Ceremony 15:00: Tea/Coffee Break Plenary Session II: Road Map to Space-based Earth Observations and Applications 15:30: Satellites, Science, and Societal Benefits: NASA s Earth Science and Applications Accomplishments and Plans Michael J. Freilich, Director, Earth Science Division, NASA Science Mission Directorate (NASA) (USA) 15:55: Space Technology for Weather and Climate Services in India Madhavan N. Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) (India) 16:20: Current Status and Challenges in Enabling Integration of Earth Observation Data and Geomatics for Governance and Developmental Planning in India Vinay K. Dadhwal, National Remote Sensing Centre, ISRO (India) 16:45: Democratizing Access to Remote Sensing Data for Societal and Environmental Benefit David Thau, Google, Inc. (USA) 17:10: Closing Remarks Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO (India) 10 SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

13 CONFERENCE 9876 LOCATION: TANGO I TUESDAY 5 APRIL SESSION 1 LOCATION: TANGO I...TUE 8:10 TO 10:00 Satellite Remote Sensing of Precipitation Session Chairs: Song Yang, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (USA); Chandra Mohan Kishtawal, Indian Space Research Organisation (India) 8:10: Status of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission in Japan (Invited Paper), Takuji Kubota, Riko Oki, Misako Kachi, Takeshi Masaki, Yuki Kaneko, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan); Yukari N. Takayabu, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan); Toshio Iguchi, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan); Kenji Nakamura, Dokkyo Univ. (Japan)...[9876-1] 8:40: Assessment of satellite-based precipitation estimation in mountainous regions, Tarendra Lakhankar, Nir Krakauer, NOAA- CREST (USA)...[9876-2] 9:00: Rain rate retrievals from combined INSAT-3D infrared and GPM microwave observations, Rakesh Gairola, Bushair M. T., C. Mahesh, Atul K. Varma, Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[9876-3] 9:20: Evaluation of Gridded Precipitation Products from TRMM 3B43, APHRODITE and CRU-TS over Karakoram and Western Himalayas, Anant Kumar, Defence Research and Development Organization (India); Harendra S. Negi, Proof & Experimental Establishment (India); Neha Kanda, Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (India); Ashwagosh Ganju, Defence Research and Development Organisation (India)...[9876-4] 9:40: RaInCube: a proposed constellation of atmospheric profiling radars in cubesat, Ziad Haddad, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA)...[9876-5] POSTERS-TUESDAY MORNING I LOCATION: PRE-FUNCTION AREA - LEVEL 1. TUE 10:00 TO 11:00 Aerosols scattering effects on retrieving atmospheric CO2 from simulated TanSat near-infrared hypersperspectral sensor measurements, Qian Wang, Zhong Dong Yang, Yanmeng Bi, China Meteorological Administration (China)...[ ] Lidar investigations on the structure and microphysical properties of cirrus at a tropical station Gadanki (13.50 N and E), India, Glory Selvan Jayeshlal, Univ. of Kerala (India); Satyanarayana V. Malladi, Univ. of Kerala (India) and Geethanjali College of Engineering and Technology (India); Motty G. S., Reji K. Dhaman, Univ. of Kerala (India); Vasudevannair Krishnakumar, St. Gregorios College (India); Vellara Pappukutty Mahadevan Pillai, Univ. of Kerala (India)...[ ] Thermal anomaly of atmosphere under heat wave events recorded Short-range prediction and monitoring of downbursts over Indian region, C. J. Johny, V. S. Prasad, Sanjeev Kumar Singh, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India); Swati Basu, Ministry of Earth Sciences (India)...[ ] Radiative transfer (RT) simulations for cloud microphysical retrieval using INSAT-3D channels, Jinya John, Bipasha P. Shukla, Chandra Mohan Kishtawal, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] High-sensitivity remote detection of atmospheric pollutants and greenhouse gases at low ppm levels using near-infrared tunable diode lasers, Anirban Roy, Abhishek Upadhyay, Arup Lal Chakraborty, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (India)...[ ] Lidar studies on climate sensitivity characteristics of tropical cirrus clouds, Motty G. S., Univ. of Kerala (India); Satyanarayana V. Malladi, Univ. of Kerala (India) and Geethanjali College of Enginnering and Technology (India); Glory Selvan Jayeshlal, Vellara Pappukutty Mahadevan Pillai, Univ. of Kerala (India)...[ ] Lidar measurements of aerosol at Varanasi (25.28 N, E), India during CAIPEEX scientific campaign, Vishnu R., National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India) and Vellore Institute of Technology (India); Bhavani Kumar Yellapragada, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India); Y. Jaya Rao, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); Thara Prabhakaran, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); Achuthan Jayaraman, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India)...[ ] Recent changes in dust and its impact on aerosol trends over the Indo-Gangetic Plain, Satyendra Kumar Pandey, Honey Bakshi, V. Vinoj, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (India)...[ ] Monitoring long-range transport of dust in China using INSAT- 3D/IMG data, Lu She, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China); Yong Xue, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China) and London Metropolitan Univ. (United Kingdom); Aojie Di, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China); Xihua Yang, New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage (Australia); John Leys, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (Australia)...[ ] Evaluation of cloud height simulated from high-resolution regional model with ceilometer and satellite observations over Ahmedabad, India, Prashant Kumar, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Som Kumar Sharma, Rajesh Vaishnav, Shyan Lal, Physical Research Lab. (India)...[ ] Statistical characteristics of aerosol extinction coefficient profile in East Asia from CALIPSO, Yongbo Zhou, Xuejin Sun, Haoran Li, Riwei Zhang, The PLA Univ. of Science and Technology (China)...[ ] Pre-monsoon aerosol loading over the Indo-Gangetic plains and the Himalayas: association with convection and regional sources, Sobhan Kumar Kompalli, Kandula V. Subrahmanyam, S. Suresh Babu, Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr. (India)...[ ] Long-term trend in tropospheric carbon monoxide over the globe, Imran Girach, Indian Space Research Organisation (India); Prabha R. Nair, Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr. (India)...[ ] Retrieval and comparison of cloud macro and microphysical parameters from ground-based radiometers and satellite, Harikishan Gandham, Padmakumari Burrala, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)...[ ] Megha-tropiques SAPHIR data analysis for deep convective cloud studies, Nizy Mathew, Ramachandran Pillai Renju, Chellappan Pillai Suresh Raju, Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] A merged aerosol dataset based on Level-2 MODIS and MISR aerosol optical depth products, Manoj Singh, Ritesh Gautam, Parvatham Venkatachalam, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)...[ ] Establishment of a calibration of test site for INSAT-3D satellite using radiometric vicarious calibration approach: joint field campaigns, Ashok Kumar Sharma, Minstry of Earth Sciences (India); Ashim K. Mitra, Ministry of Earth Sciences (India); Shailesh Parihar, India Meteorological Dept. (India)...[ ] Aerosols and contrasting monsoon conditions over the Himalayan region, Charu Singh, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India); Dilip Ganguly, S. K. Dash, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India)...[ ]

14 CONFERENCE 9876 LOCATION: TANGO I Comparison of INSAT-3D AOD over Indian region with satelliteand ground-based measurements: a data assimilation perspective, Sumit Kumar, Presenjit Das, John P. George, M. N. Raghavendra Sreevathsa, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India). [ ] Study of satellite-based cloud properties over Jammu and Kashmir region with special emphasis on the Leh Cloudburst event of 2010, Sudeshna Purakait, Charu Singh, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India)...[ ] Effects of South Asian dust storm on air quality over the capital city of India, Yesobu Yarragunta, Shuchita Srivastava, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India)...[ ] Analysis of hail storm using dual-polarization radar observations and numerical model simulations, Devajyoti Dutta, Ministry of Earth Sciences (India) and National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India); V. Chandrasekar, Colorado State Univ. (USA); Abhijit Sarkar, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India) and Ministry of Earth Sciences (India)...[ ] Relative humidity anomalies during convective rain at a tropical location, Rohit Chakraborty, Shamitaksha Talukdar, Upal Saha, Animsh Maitra, Univ. of Calcutta (India)...[ ] Source apportionment of absorbing aerosols in the central Indo- Gangetic Plain, Aditya Vaishya, Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr. (India); Prayagraj Singh, Shantanu Rastogi, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur Univ. (India); S. Suresh Babu, Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr. (India)...[ ] Heavy rains over Chennai and surrounding areas as captured by Doppler weather radar during Northeast Monsoon 2015: a case study, Kamaljit Ray, B. A. M. Kannan, India Meteorological Dept. (India); Stella Samuel, Sankaranarayanan Bagulayan Thampi, Regional Meteorological Ctr. (India)...[ ] POSTERS-TUESDAY MORNING II LOCATION: PRE-FUNCTION AREA - LEVEL 2. TUE 10:00 TO 11:00 A review of the space-based remote sensing for NWP, Indira Rani, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India) and Ministry of Earth Sciences (India); John P. George, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India) and Ministry of Earth Sciences (India)...[ ] Dust forecast over North Africa: verification with satellite- and ground-based observations, Aditi Singh, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[ ] Morphology and 3D chemical heterogeneity of individual desert dust and urban particles: implications to ground- and space-born retrievals, Vikas Goel, S. K. Mishra, Chemendra Sharma, M. V. S. N. Prasad, T. D. Senguttuvan, B. Gupta, CSIR-National Physical Lab. (India)...[ ] Comparative analysis of TRMM 3B42 V7 and IMSRA rainfall estimates over the Northwest Himalayan region, Arkadeb Banerjee, Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] Jet waves and instabilities as observed by continuous UHF wind profiler measurements during monsoon, Jaya Rao Yeddu, Balaji Baduru, Thara Prabhakaran, Sunil M. Sonbawne, Asha Nath, Kundan K. Dani, Madhavan N. Rajeevan, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); Latha G., Suresh V., Hema Kumari P., Astra Microwave Products Ltd. (India)...[ ] Variability of aerosol optical depth and aerosol radiative forcing over Northwest Himalayan region, Darga Saheb Shaik, Yogesh Kant, Mitra D., Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India)...[ ] Evapo-transpiration role of aerosol radiative forcing: a study over a dense canopy, Vinayak Bhanage, Savitribai Phule Pune Univ. (India); Latha R., Murthy B. S., Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)...[ ] Investigation on the monthly variation of cirrus optical properties over the Indian subcontinent using cloud-aerosol lidar and infrared pathfinder satellite observation (Calipso), Reji K. Dhaman, Univ. of Kerala (India) and Indian Naval Academy (India); Satyanarayana V. Malladi, Vasudevannair Krishnakumar, Glory Selvan Jayeshlal, Vellara Pappukutty Mahadevan Pillai, Univ. of Kerala (India)..[ ] Radiative characterization of aerosols in the central Indo-Gangetic plain, Prayagraj Singh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur Univ. (India); Aditya Vaishya, Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr. (India) and Indian Space Research Organisation (India); Shantanu Rastogi, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur Univ. (India)...[ ] The impact of hydrometeors on the microphysical parameterization in the WRF modelling system over southern peninsular India, Ragi Rajagopalan, Maithili Sharan, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India); Ziad Haddad, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA)...[ ] Estimation of global solar radiation using clearness index at Anantapur, India, Pavan Kumari Sankarayogi, Raja Obul Reddy Kalluri, Sri Krishnadevaraya Univ. (India); Siva Kumar Reddy Nagi Reddy, Sri Krishandevaraya Univ. (India); Balakrishnaiah Gugamsetti, Rama Gopal Kotalo, Sri Krishnadevaraya Univ. (India)...[ ] Dust storm events over Delhi: verification of dust AOD forecasts with satellite and surface observations, Aditi Singh, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[ ] Retrieval and validation of cloud water content profile from cloud radar, Sukanya Patra, Madhu Chandra Kalapureddy, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)...[ ] The role of Western Ghat in modulating the clouds and precipitation characteristics, Kaustav Chakravarty, Samir Pokhrel, S. G. Narkhedkar, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)...[ ] Extreme rainfall events of short duration over Jammu and Kashmir, Vidhi Bharti, Charu Singh, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India)...[ ] Observed cloud and precipitation features during Indian summer monsoon from space-borne radars, Mata Mahakur, Govindan Pandithurai, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)...[ ] TRMM observations of latent heat distribution over the Indian summer monsoon region and associated dynamics, Subrahmanyam Kandula, Karanam Kishore Kumar, Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] A simple method for the detection of PM2.5 air pollutions using MODIS data, Yoshinobu Kato, Fukui Univ. of Technology (Japan)...[ ] Seasonal variations of raindrop size distributions over a coastal station Thumba, Lavanya Sasikumar, Space Physics Lab. (India); Kirankumar Nadimpally, Space Physics Lab. (India) and Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] The relationship of clouds-radiation-sst during Indian Summer Monsoon, Chandrima Chakrabarty, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India)...[ ] Atmospheric boundary layer characteristics and vertical flux of energy and momentum flux over Indian Antarctic station, Bharati, Kirankumar Nadimpally, Subrahmanyam Kandula, Space Physics Lab. (India) and Indian Space Research Organisation (India); Siva Kumar Reddy Nagi Reddy, Sri Krishnadevaraya Univ. (India); Shreedevi P. R., Space Physics Lab. (India) and Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] Distribution and radiative impact of tropical clouds: an integrated approach based on multi-year satellite observations, Ashok K. Gupta, Kunjukrishnapillai Rajeev, Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr. (India)...[ ] Pre-monsoon enhancement in elevated aerosol absorption over India: results from RAWEX observations, S. Suresh Babu, Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr. (India)...[ ] Data assimilation for aerosol optical depth over an Indian region, Harshavardhana S. Pathak, S. K. Satheesh, Ravi Nanjundiah, Indian Institute of Science (India)...[ ] 12 SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

15 CONFERENCE 9876 LOCATION: TANGO I Assessment of forecast indices over Sriharikota using groundbased microwave radiometer, Pushpa Rapeti, Rajasekhar Meka, Paparao Gunta, Satish Dhawan Space Ctr., SHAR (India); Madhavan N. Rajeevan, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); G. Bharathi, Andhra Univ. (India)...[ ] A novel approach for estimation of cloud motion vectors using airglow imager and lidar measurements, Satheesh Kumar Shekatam, T. Narayana Rao, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India).[ ] Sea surface temperature - cloud distribution relationship: explaining how the cirrus outflow was misinterpreted in earlier studies, Anish Kumar M. Nair, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India); Kunjukrishnapillai Rajeev, Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr. (India). [ ] Evaluation of CWB climate model forecasts by using simulated radiances from community radiative transfer model, Meng Yue Lin, Chian-Yi Liu, National Central Univ. (Taiwan); Mei Yu Chang, Central Weather Bureau (Taiwan)...[ ] SESSION 2 LOCATION: TANGO I...TUE 11:00 TO 12:20 Indian Monsoon Observations Session Chairs: Ashok Kumar Sharma, India Meteorological Dept. (India); Takuji Kubota, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan) 11:00: Evaluation of multi-satellite rainfall products over India during monsoon, Ashis K. Mitra, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India); Satya Prakash, New York City College of Technology (USA); D. S. Pai, A. K. Srivastava, India Meteorological Dept. (India)...[9876-7] 11:20: Diurnal and spatial variation of remotely sensed precipitation over Indian region, D. Rajan, Gopal Iyengar, Ashis K. Mitra, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[9876-8] 11:40: Pre-monsoon to summer monsoon transition of atmospheric parameters over Gadanki, Anish Kumar M. Nair, T. Narayana Rao, Bhavani Kumar Yellapragada, Vishnu R., Satheesh Kumar Shekatam, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India)...[9876-9] 12:00: Observed dynamic and thermodynamic signatures of Monsoon convection, Balaji Baduru, Thara Prabhakaran, Y. Jaya Rao, Kaustav chakrvarty, Sunil M. Sonbawne, Asha Nath, Kundan K. Dani, Madhavan Nair N. Rajeevan, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)...[ ] Lunch Break... Tue 12:20 to 13:20 SESSION 3 LOCATION: TANGO I... TUE 13:20 TO 15:30 Retrieval of Precipitation and Atmospheric Parameters Session Chairs: Eastwood Im, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA); Atul K. Varma, Space Applications Ctr. (India) 13:20: Applying satellite remote sensing technique in disastrous rainfall systems around Taiwan (Invited Paper), Gin-Rong Liu, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)...[ ] 13:50: An algorithm for retrieval of precipitation using microwave humidity sounder channels around 183 GHz, Atul K. Varma, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Durgesh Nandan Piyush, Indian Institute of Science (India); Rakesh Gairola, Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] 14:10: Information theoretic approach using neural network for determining radiometer observations from radar and vice versa, Srinivasa Ramanujam Kannan, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (India); V. Chandrasekar, Colorado State Univ. (USA)...[ ] 14:30: An improved method to retrieve atmospheric water vapor over land, Dabin Ji, Jiancheng Shi, Tianxing Wang, Chuan Xiong, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China)...[ ] 14:50: Collision behavior of two spherical hydro-meteors falling in air: a fundamental numerical study, Chih-Che Chueh, Academia Sinica (Taiwan); Pao-Kuan Wang, Academia Sinica (Taiwan) and Univ. of Wisconsin Madison (USA)...[ ] 15:10: A Novel Data Fusion Solution to Monitor Environmental State from the Multiplatform Satellite Observations, Chian-Yi Liu, Gin-Rong Liu, Tang-Huang Lin, National Central Univ. (Taiwan); Chung-Chih Liu, Minghsin Univ. of Science and Technology (Taiwan)...[ ] POSTERS-TUESDAY AFTERNOON I LOCATION: PRE-FUNCTION AREA - LEVEL 1..TUE 15:00 TO 16:00 Aerosol characteristics in the UTLS region: a satellite-based study over north India, A K Srivastava, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India); A. Misra, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India); Panuganti C. S. Devara, Amity Univ. Haryana (India)...[ ] The evaluation of AIRS and AMSU sounding retrievals for typhoon forecasts, Shen-Cha Hsu, Chian-Yi Liu, Szu-Chen Kuo, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)...[ ] Direct radiative forcing due to aerosols over South Asia: an observational portrayal, Vijay Kumar S. Nair, M. R. Manoj, S. Suresh Babu, K. Krishna Moorthy, Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr. (India).[ ] Warning information in the preconvection environment from spaceborne sounder retrieval, Yi-Jing Wu, Chian-Yi Liu, Shen-Cha Hsu, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)...[ ] Drought assessment using satellite-derived meteorological parameters and NDVI, Saad Ul Haque, Institute of Space Technology (Pakistan)...[ ] Systematic seasonal pattern of tropospheric trace gases over Indian region, Prabha R. Nair, Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr. (India); Imran Girach, Indian Space Research Organisation (India); Kavitha Manickam, Indian Space Research Organisation (India); Revathy S. Ajayakumar, Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr. (India)..[ ] The elevated aerosol system over the Indian region: role of mineral dust transport., Lakshmi N. B., S. Suresh Babu, Space Physics Lab. (India)...[ ] Observation of ionospheric disturbances for earthquakes (M>4) occurring June 2013 to July 2014 in Indonesia using wavelets, Revathi Rallabandi, K. Uday Kiran, S. Lakshminaraya, Koteswara Rao Sanagapallea, Satya Ramesh Kanchumarthi, K L Univ. (India). [ ]

16 CONFERENCE 9876 Location: TaNGO I Inter-comparison of aerosol optical thickness from MODIS, MISR, and OMI using measurements from solar radiation stations in China, Maohua Guo, National Satellite Ocean Application Service (China); Ling Sun, National Satellite Meteorological Ctr. (China); Xiaofeng Xu, Nanjing Univ. of Information Science & Technology (China)...[ ] Aerosol properties in Dunhuang China Radiometric Calibration Site (CRCS) by ground-based measurements, Lin Chen, Peng Zhang, Xiuqing Hu, National Satellite Meteorological Ctr. (China)...[ ] CO2 variability over India using data from satellites, Prabhunath Prasad, Shantanu Rastogi, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur Univ. (India); Raghavendra P. Singh, Space Applications Ctr. (India).[ ] Snow cover detection using dynamic warping-based matching with reflectance spectral library, Kyeongsang Lee, Pukyong National Univ. (Korea, Republic of); Sang-il Kim, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (Korea, Republic of); Kyungwon Park, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Korea, Republic of); Kyung-Soo Han, Pukyong National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)...[ ] Satellite-based aerosol indirect effect in the different meteorological environments, Piyushkumar N. Patel, Raj Kumar, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] Variation of DSD parameters during stratiform precipitation over a coastal station Thumba (8.5 N, 76.9 E), Kirankumar Nadimpally, Lavanya Sasikumar, Space Physics Lab. (India)...[ ] Observation of aerosol hygroscopic growth with increase in the boundary layer water vapor content over a tropical site, Gadanki, Jaswanth Subramanyam, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India)...[ ] Estimation of particulate matter (PM2.5) using satellite and meteorological products, Manoj K. Mishra, Debojyoti Ganguly, Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] The impact of LULC on WRF model performance in a sub-tropical urban environment, Manju Mohan, Shweta Bhati, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India)...[ ] Analysis of air pollution during a severe smog episode of November 2012 and Diwali Festival over Delhi, India, Ankur Prabhat Sati, Manju Mohan, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India)...[ ] Validation of new space-borne lidar cloud-aerosol transport system (CATS) on-board the International Space Station (ISS) using groundbased lidar observations from a tropical Indian station Gadanki, Amit Kumar Pandit, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India) and Sri Venkateswara Univ. (India); Harish S. Gadhavi, Karnam Raghunath, Achuthan Jayaraman, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India)...[ ] Digital designing using VHDL and FPGA, Durri Shahwar, Univ. of Kashmir (India)...[ ] Refined optical model of stereophotography ground-based experiment for determination the cloud base height, Alexey I. Chulichkov, Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russian Federation); Andrey P. Medvedev, Oleg V. Postylyakov, A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics (Russian Federation)...[ ] Laser sensing atmosphere for monitoring methane emissions in the Arctic, Alexsandr S. Grishkanich, Sergey Kascheev, Aleksandr P. Zhevlakov, Julia Ruzankina, ITMO Univ. (Russian Federation); Igor S. Sidorov, Univ. of Eastern Finland (Finland); Leonid Smirnov, ITMO Univ. (Russian Federation)...[ ] Impact of El Nino and La Nina on the meteorological elements, Rajasri Sen Jaiswal, Sona College of Technology (India); Samuthra Govindan, Punitha Murugan, Subitha Thangarasu, Vinotha Ramalingam, Sri Sarada College for Women (India)...[ ] SESSION 4 LOCATION: TANGO I...TUE 16:00 TO 17:40 Ground-based Rainfall Measurements and Validation Session Chairs: Chian-Yi Liu, National Central Univ. (Taiwan); T. Narayana Rao, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India) 16:00: Gridded radar rainfall product for comparison with model rainfall, Amar Jyothi Kasimahanthi, Devajyoti Dutta, D. Preveen Kumar, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[ ] 16:20: Development of a laser transceiver for small-scale rainfall measurements in the horizontal direction, Satheesh Kumar Shekatam, Bhavani Kumar Y, T. Narayana Rao, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India)...[ ] 16:40: Cross validation of microphysics between GPM DPR and ground radar for tropical storms, Minda Le, V. Chandrasekar, Colorado State Univ. (USA)...[ ] 17:00: Strategic outlook for weather radar deployment in India, V. Chandrasekar, Colorado State Univ. (USA); Madhavan Nair N. Rajeevan, Govindan Pandithurai, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); Devendra Pradhan, India Meteorological Dept. (India)..[ ] 17:20: Understanding the variability of Z-R relations over the coastal station Thumba (8.5 N, 76.9 E), Lavanya Sasikumar, Kirankumar Nadimpally, Space Physics Lab. (India)...[ ] 14 SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

17 CONFERENCE 9876 LOCATION: TANGO I WEDNESDAY 6 APRIL SESSION 5 LOCATION: TANGO I...WED 8:20 TO 10:00 Remote Sensing of Clouds Session Chairs: Ziad Haddad, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA); Hasibur Rahaman, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India) 8:20: Investigation of tropical cirrus cloud properties using ground based lidar measurements, Reji K. Dhaman, Univ. of Kerala (India) and Indian Naval Academy (India); Satyanarayana V. Malladi, Glory Selvan Jayeshlal, Vellara Pappukutty Mahadevan Pillai, Vasudevannair Krishnakumar, Univ. of Kerala (India)...[ ] 8:40: Remote measurement of cloud microphysics and its influence in predicting high-impact weather events, Bipasha P. Shukla, Jinya John, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Chandra Mohan Kishtawal, Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] 9:00: Characterization of tropical cloud systems using cloud radar, Madhu Chandra Kalapureddy, Sachin Deshpande, Subrata Das, Kaustav Chakravarty, Sukanya Patra, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)...[ ] 9:20: Assessment of cloud properties from INSAT-3D sounder, Munn Vinayak Shukla, Pradeep K. Thapliyal, Ipshita Dey, Prateek Kumar, Chandra Mohan Kishtawal, Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] 9:40: Cloud microphysical parameters of warm clouds observed at South India, Venkata Ramana Muvva, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (India)...[ ] Tea/Coffee Break...Wed 10:00 to 10:30 SESSION 6 LOCATION: TANGO I... WED 10:30 TO 12:10 Measurements of Atmospheric Motions, Circulation, and Dynamics Session Chairs: Parminder Ghuman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Ashis K. Mitra, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India) 10:30: Recent advancement in atmospheric motion vectors retrieval from INSAT-3D, Chandra Mohan Kishtawal, Sanjib Kumar Deb, Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] 10:50: Atmospheric sounding of winds using scanning Doppler cloud radar to characterize the kinematic properties of the tropical cloud system, Soumojit Bose, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India) and Birla Institute of Technology (India); Madhu Chandra Kalapureddy, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); Subrat Ku. Swain, Birla Institute of Technology (India)...[ ] 11:10: Wind from Indian doppler weather radars: a data assimilation view point, Devajyoti Dutta, Ministry of Earth Sciences (India); Swapan Mallick, Amar Jyothi Kasimahanthi, John P. George, D. Preveen Kumar, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[ ] 11:30: Influence of Walker circulation in stratosphere-troposphere exchange, K. V. Suneeth, Siddarth S. Das, Space Physics Lab. (India)...[ ] 11:50: Quantification of turbulence in cirrus/anvil clouds using MST radar and lidar measurements, Satheesh Kumar Shekatam, T. Narayana Rao, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India). [ ] Lunch Break...Wed 12:10 to 13:10 SESSION 7 LOCATION: TANGO I...WED 13:10 TO 15:10 Remote Sensing of Severe Storms and Weather Systems Session Chairs: Raj Kumar, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Chian-Yi Liu, National Central Univ. (Taiwan) 13:10: Tropical cyclone intensity, structure, and track observed with multi-satellite sensors, Song Yang, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (USA); Joshua Cossuth, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (USA) and National Research Council (USA); Kim Richardson, Melinda Surratt, Richard L. Bankert, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (USA)...[ ] 13:30: Assessment of raindrop size distributions and Z-R relations over coastal station Thumba during cyclones, Kirankumar Nadimpally, Lavanya Sasikumar, Subrahmanyam Kandula, Space Physics Lab. (India)...[ ] 13:50: Structural analysis of tropical cyclone using INSAT-3D observations, Neeru Jaiswal, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Chandra Mohan Kishtawal, Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] 14:10: Satellite-based nowcasting technique for thunderstorms, Suman Goyal, India Meteorological Dept. (India)...[ ] 14:30: A study on the recent severe thunderstorms in northern India, Gokul Vishwanathan, Sunanda Narayanan, G. Mrudula, CSIR-National Aerospace Labs. (India)...[ ] 14:50: Doppler weather radar observations of a severe hailstorm, Uma K. N., Space Physics Lab. (India) and Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr (India); Siddarth S. Das, Space Physics Lab. (India) and Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr. (India); S. K. Das, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); D. Pradhan, S. B. Thampi, India Meteorological Dept. (India)...[ ] Tea/Coffee Break...Wed 15:10 to 15:

18 CONFERENCE 9876 Location: TaNGO I SESSION 8 LOCATION: TANGO I... WED 15:40 TO 17:20 Remote Sensing of Convections and Convective Systems Session Chairs: V. Chandrasekar, Colorado State Univ. (USA); Rabindra Kumar Nayak, National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India) 15:40: Microwave radiometer observations of vertical structure of water vapor and characterization of convections over a tropical station, Ramachandran Pillai Renju, Nizy Mathew, Chellappan Pillai Suresh Raju, Tinu Antony, K. Krishnamoorthy, Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] 16:00: Characterization of tropical convective systems in different scale sizes using microwave radiometer observations, Chellappanpillai Suresh Raju, Nizy Mathew, Ramachandran Pillai Renju, Edvin V. Davis, Tinu Antony, Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr. (India).[ ] 16:20: X-band radar observation of ZDR columns in deep convection over the Western Ghats in India, Sachin Deshpande, Neeraj Poul, Subrata Das, Kaustav Chakravarty, Madhu Chandra Kalapureddy, P. Murugvel, Thara Prabhakaran, Govindan Pandithurai, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)...[ ] 16:40: Evaluation of a convective downburst prediction application for India, Kenneth L. Pryor, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA); V. S. Prasad, C. J. Johny, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[ ] 17:00: Development of lidar sensor for cloud-based measurements during convective conditions, Vishnu R., National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India) and Vellore Institute of Technology (India); Bhavani Kumar Yellapragada, T. Narayana Rao, Anish Kumar M. Nair, Achuthan Jayaraman, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India)...[ ] THURSDAY 7 APRIL SESSION 9 LOCATION: TANGO I...THU 9:00 TO 10:00 Remote Sensing of Aerosols Session Chairs: Jianping Huang, Lanzhou Univ. (China); S. Suresh Babu, Space Physics Lab. (India) 9:00: A ten-year global record of absorbing aerosols above clouds from OMI s near-uv observations, Hiren Jethva, Universities Space Research Association (USA); Omar Torrres, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Changwoo Ahn, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (USA)...[ ] 9:20: Dynamical characteristics of atmospheric aerosols over IG region, Manish Sharma, Sharda Univ. (India); Ramesh P. Singh, Chapman Univ. (USA); Rajesh Kumar, Sharda Univ. (India)...[ ] 9:40: Aerosol optical properties over the Svalbard regions of Arctic: delineation with ground-based and satellite remote sensing, Mukunda M. Gogoi, S. Suresh Babu, Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] Tea/Coffee Break...Thu 10:00 to 10:30 SESSION 10 LOCATION: TANGO I...THU 10:30 TO 12:10 Radiation and Sounding Measurements Session Chairs: W. Timothy Liu, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA); Kyung-Soo Han, Pukyong National Univ. (Korea, Republic of) 10:30: Impact of horizontal and vertical localisation scales on microwave sounder SAPHIR radiance assimilation, Chandramouli Krishnamoorthy, Balaji Chakravarthy, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)...[ ] 10:50: Investigation of ice-albedo feedback controlling factors ( ) over the Antarctic sea ice regions, Sandip Oza, Indian Space Research Organisation (India); Rajak D. Ram, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Jayaprasad P., Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] 11:10: Evaluation of CERES/MODIS downwelling shortwave and longwave radiation data over global tropical oceans, Venugopal Thandlam, Rahaman Hasibur, M. Ravichandran, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India)...[ ] 11:30: Use of INSAT-3D Sounder and Imager radiances in the 4D-VAR data assimilation system and its implications in the analyses and forecasts, Indira Rani, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India); Ruth Taylor, Met Office (United Kingdom); John P. George, Rajagopal E. N., National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India) [ ] 11:50: A novel atmospheric temperature sounding unit: system design, configuration, and performance analyses, Prantik Chakraborty, Priyanka Gupta, Dilip B. Dave, Nilesh M. Desai, Tapan Misra, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] Lunch Break...Thu 12:10 to 13:10 16 SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

19 SESSION 11 LOCATION: TANGO I...THU 13:10 TO 15:10 Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Chemistry and Water Vapor Session Chairs: Chandra Mohan Kishtawal, Indian Space Research Organisation (India); Jianping Huang, Lanzhou Univ. (China) CONFERENCE 9876 LOCATION: TANGO I 13:10: Total column ozone, water vapor, and AOT over Ahmedabad and Mt. Abu region, Som Kumar Sharma, Chintan Jethva, Physical Research Lab. (India); Prashant Kumar, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Rajesh Vaishnav, Physical Research Lab. (India)...[ ] 13:30: Comparison and validation of BRD and PCA SO2 retrievals from satellite observations, Huanhuan Yan, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China) and National Satellite Meteorological Ctr. (China)...[ ] 13:50: Spatio-temporal variability of atmospheric CO2 over India and its surroundings based on satellite measurements and numerical modeling, Rabindra Kumar Nayak, Vinay K. Dadhwal, M. Krishnapriya, A. Bhuvan Chandra, National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India)...[ ] 14:10: A quantitative comparison of GOSAT CO2 concentration with carbon tracker, TCCON, and flask measurements over the Indian region, K. Nalini, Uma K. N., Space Physics Lab. (India) and Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr. (India); Yogesh Tiwari, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); Radhika Ramachandran, Space Physics Lab. (India) and Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr. (India)...[ ] 14:30: Characteristics of ozone and water vapour at upper troposphere and lower stratosphere over the Tibetan high, Siddarth S. Das, K. V. Suneeth, Space Physics Lab. (India) and Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr. (India)...[ ] 14:50: On characterization of formaldehyde column and overcast based on DOAS measurements, Oleg V. Postylyakov, Alexander N. Borovski, A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics (Russian Federation); Victor A. Ivanov, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)...[ ] Tea/Coffee Break...Thu 15:10 to 15:40 SESSION 12 LOCATION: TANGO I...THU 15:40 TO 17:20 Physical Interaction Processes of Aerosol, Clouds, and Precipitation Session Chairs: Kyung-Soo Han, Pukyong National Univ. (Korea, Republic of); Maithili Sharan, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India) 15:40: Precipitation and cloud microstructure variations between two southern Indian stations, Balaji Kumar Seela, Academia Sinica (Taiwan); K. Krishna Reddy, Yogi Vemana Univ. (India); Jayalakshmi Janapati, National Central Univ. (Taiwan); T. Narayana Rao, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India); Pay-Liam Lin, Chian-Yi Liu, National Central Univ. (Taiwan); Utpal Kumar, Academia Sinica (Taiwan).[ ] 16:00: Inter-relation between cloud base-height and precipitation in a tropical location, Shamitaksha Talukdar, Arpita Adhikari, Animsh Maitra, Univ. of Calcutta (India)...[ ] 16:20: Effect of Asia dust on cloud and regional precipitation derived from CALIPSO, Jianping Huang, Lanzhou Univ. (China)...[ ] 16:40: Associative study of absorbing aerosol index (AAI) and precipitation in India during monsoon season (2005 to 2014), Manu Mehta, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India); Shivali Dubey, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal (India)..[ ] 17:00: Inter-comparison of CALIPSO and CloudSat retrieved profiles of aerosol and cloud microphysical parameters with aircraft profiles over a tropical region, Padmakumari Burrala, Harikishan Gandham, Rajamma S. Maheskumar, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)...[ ]

20 CONFERENCE 9877 LOCATION: TANGO II Monday Thursday 4 7 April 2016 Proceedings of SPIE Vol Land Surface and Cryosphere Remote Sensing III Conference Chairs: Reza Khanbilvardi, The City Univ. of New York (USA); Ashwagosh Ganju, Defence Research and Development Organisation (India); A. S. Rajawat, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Jing M. Chen, Univ. of Toronto (Canada) Conference Co-Chairs: Shunlin Liang, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (USA); Koji Kajiwara, Chiba Univ. (Japan); Peng Gong, Tsinghua Univ. (China); M. Rajeevan, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India) Program Committee: Ghassem Asrar, U.S. Dept. of Energy (USA); Bimal K. Bhattacharya, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Dara Entekhabi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA); Mitchell Goldberg, NOAA/JPSS (USA); Venkat Lakshmi, Univ. of South Carolina (USA); Zhaoliang Li, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (China); Kyle C. McDonald, City Univ. of New York (USA), Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA); Thamban Meloth, National Ctr. for Antarctic & Ocean Research (India); Ashim Kumar Mitra, India Meteorological Dept. (India); Peter Romanov, Ctr. for Satellite Applications and Research (USA); Kamal Vatta, Ctrs. for International Projects Trust (India) MONDAY 4 APRIL 09:00 Welcome and Introduction Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO (India) Plenary Session I: Next Steps in Space Observation Vision for International Collaboration 09:15: From the Earth to the Universe: NASA s programs in Science, Technology, and Exploration Charles F. Bolden, Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (USA) 09:40: Remote Sensing: Times of The Greatest Challenge Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, Centre National d Études Spatiales (CNES) (France) 10:05: JAXA s Space Program: Delivering New Values to Society and Exploring the Space Frontier Naoki Okumura, President, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) (Japan) 10:30: Indian Remote Sensing Programme: Earth Observation to Space Exploration A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) (India) 10:55: Tea/Coffee Break 11:25: China Space Activities in Remote Sensing YanHua Wu, Deputy Administrator, Chinese National Space Agency (CNSA) (China) 11:50: EUMETSAT: Monitoring Weather and Climate from Space and the Importance of International Cooperation Alain Ratier, Director General, EUMETSAT (Germany) OPENING CEREMONY AND PLENARY SESSION LOCATION: TANGO ROOM...9:00 TO 17:20 Session Chair: Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA) TUESDAY 5 APRIL 9:20: Remote sensing of soil moisture: satellites, field experiment, and applications, Tarendra Lakhankar, NOAA-CREST (USA); Jonathan Munoz-Barreto, Univ. of Puerto Rico (USA); Xiwu Zhan, National Oceanic 18 and Atmospheric Administration (USA); SPIE Reza ASIA-PACIFIC Khanbilvardi, The REMOTE City SENSING Univ. of New York (USA); Nir Krakauer, NOAA-CREST (USA)...[9877-2] 12:15: Panel Discussion on Space, Earth, and Humanity Moderator: Shailesh Nayak, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) (India) 13:00: Lunch Break 14.00: Inaugural Session and Welcome Ceremony 15:00: Tea/Coffee Break Plenary Session II: Road Map to Space-based Earth Observations and Applications 15:30: Satellites, Science, and Societal Benefits: NASA s Earth Science and Applications Accomplishments and Plans Michael J. Freilich, Director, Earth Science Division, NASA Science Mission Directorate (NASA) (USA) 15:55: Space Technology for Weather and Climate Services in India Madhavan N. Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) (India) 16:20: Current Status and Challenges in Enabling Integration of Earth Observation Data and Geomatics for Governance and Developmental Planning in India Vinay K. Dadhwal, National Remote Sensing Centre, ISRO (India) 16:45: Democratizing Access to Remote Sensing Data for Societal and Environmental Benefit David Thau, Google, Inc. (USA) 17:10: Closing Remarks Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO (India) SESSION 1 LOCATION: TANGO II... TUE 8:50 TO 10:00 Application of New Satellites for Land Processes Session Chair: Dara Entekhabi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) 8:50: The NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission: firstyear results (Invited Paper), Simon Yueh, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA); Dara Entekhabi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA); Peggy O Neill, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Jared Entin, NASA Headquarters (USA); Eni Njoku, Kent Kellogg, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA)...[9877-1] 9:40: SMAP active passive soil moisture dynamics during spring and early summer of 2015, Narendra Das, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA); Dara Entekhabi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA); Simon Yueh, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA)...[9877-5] Tea/Coffee Break... Tue 10:00 to 10:30

21 SESSION 2 LOCATION: TANGO II.... TUE 10:30 TO 12:10 SAR Imaging for NISAR Science I: Forest Structure and Vegetation Session Chair: Kyle C. McDonald, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA) CONFERENCE 9877 LOCATION: TANGO II 10:30: Deorientation of PolSAR coherency matrix for volume scattering retrieval, Shashi Kumar, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India); Rahul D. Garg, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (India); Satya P. S. Kushwaha, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India).[9877-6] 10:50: Estimation of forest above-ground biomass over different vegetation types in India using SAR data, Anup K. Das, Chakrapani Patnaik, Dharmendra K. Pandey, Saroj Maity, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[9877-7] 11:10: Performance of PolSAR backscatter and PolInSAR coherence for scattering characterization of forest vegetation using TerraSAR-X data, Sushil K. Joshi, Shashi Kumar, Shefali Agrawal, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India)...[9877-8] 11:30: Polarimetric SAR interferometry-based decomposition modelling for reliable scattering retrieval, Neeraj Agrawal, Shashi Kumar, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India); Valentyn A. Tolpekin, Univ. Twente (Netherlands)...[9877-9] 11:50: PolInSAR tomography for backscatter power retrieval at different heights of forest vegetation using fully polarimetric spaceborne SAR data, Sushil K. Joshi, Shashi Kumar, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India); Ho T. M. Dinh, Institut National de Recherche en Sciences et Technologies Pour l Environnment et l Agriculture (France)...[ ] Lunch Break... Tue 12:10 to 13:10 SESSION 3 LOCATION: TANGO II... TUE 13:10 TO 15:10 Special Session on Space Technology for Climate and Disaster Risk Management in Asia-Pacific Session Chair: Anil K. Gupta, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore) 13:10: Policy issues in space technology for sustainable development: emphasis on disaster prevention and mitigation in Asia-Pacific region (Invited Paper), Shirish Ravan, UN-SPIDER (China)...[ ] 13:40: Space technology application in risk analysis and postdisaster impact assessment (Invited Paper), Sanjay Srivastava, UN-ESCAP (Thailand)...[ ] 14:10: India s experience in space technology and GIS in climate and disaster risk management (Invited Paper), V. Bhanumurthy, National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India)...[ ] 14:40: User perspectives of space technology in climate and energy management (Invited Paper), Ghassem Asrar, U.S. Dept. of Energy (USA)...[ ] Tea/Coffee Break... Tue 15:10 to 15:40 15:40: Environmental changes detected from the Global Land Surface Satellite (GLASS) products (Invited Paper), Shunlin Liang, Beijing Normal Univ. (China)...[ ] 16:10: Assessing potential distribution of dengue fever in Nepal using Maxent distribution modeling method, Bipin Kumar Acharya, Cao ChunXiang, Chen Wei, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China)...[ ] SESSION 4 LOCATION: TANGO II...TUE 15:40 TO 16:50 Global Change and Carbon Cycle Session Chair: Jing Ming Chen, Univ. of Toronto (Canada) WEDNESDAY 6 APRIL 16:30: A preliminary global leaf chlorophyll map for terrestrial carbon cycle research, Jing M. Chen, Holly Croft, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)...[ ] SESSION 5 LOCATION: TANGO II...WED 8:20 TO 10:00 Land Degradation and Desertification Session Chair: Reza Khanbilvardi, The City Univ. of New York (USA) 8:20: Modeling of dust source over southwest USA using multisensor data, Anup K. Prasad, Snigdharani Sahoo, A. S. Venkatesh, Indian School of Mines (India); Ana Vukovic, Univ. of Belgrade (Serbia); Slobodan Nickovic, Republic Hydrometeorological Service (Serbia); William A. Sprigg, The Univ. of Arizona (USA)...[ ] 8:40: Evaluation of sand dunes movement in Al Gazira agriculture scheme, Sudan by means of remote sensing and GIS, Mohamed Eltom Abu elhassan Elhaja, Univ. of Kordofan (Sudan) [ ] 9:20: Terrestrial rock glaciers: a potential analog for Martian lobate flow features (LFF), Rishitosh K. Sinha, Sivaprahasam Vijayan, Rajiv R. Bharti, Physical Research Lab. (India)...[ ] 9:40: An analysis of dust storm in Oman using INSAT-3D multispectral satellite data, Abhishek Dubey, Salalah College of Technology (Oman); Ashim K. Mitra, Ministry of Earth Sciences (India); Nitesh Kaushik, India Meteorological Dept. (India)...[ ] 9:00: Vegetation dynamics and their response to climate based on MODIS data during in the Qinghai Lake watershed, Northeast Qinhai-Tibetan, Guangyong Li, National Geomatics Ctr. of China (China); Cuihong Jiang, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences (China); Tao Cheng, National Geomatics Ctr. of China (China)...[ ]

22 CONFERENCE 9877 LOCATION: TANGO II Light absorbing impurity deposition over the Himalayan-Karakoram- Hindu Kush-Tibetan cryosphere: a review and satellite-based characterization, Rithwik Kodamana, Ritesh Gautam, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)...[ ] Analysis of difference BRDF model for retrieving surface albedo, Chang-Suk Lee, Kyung-Soo Han, Pukyong National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)...[ ] Analysis on variation of glacier albedo over Antarctica during twenty-seven years, Minji Seo, Pukyong National Univ. (Korea, Republic of); Morang Huh, PKsystem (Korea, Republic of); Hyun-Cheol Kim, Korea Polar Research Institute (Korea, Republic of); Kyung-Soo Han, Pukyong National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)...[ ] Land use/land cover change assessment of Chunati WIldlife Sanctuary (CWS), Bangladesh using satellite imagery, Kamrul Islam, Univ. of Chittagong (Bangladesh)...[ ] Assessment of long-term shoreline changes along Odisha Coast, eastern seaboard of India, Kamal Kumar Barik, SRM Univ. (India); Prakash Chandra Mohanty, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India); Mitra D., Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India); R. Annadurai, SRM Univ. (India); J. K. Tripathy, Sambalpur Univ. (India)...[ ] Distribution of biodiversity flora and potential attractions in Karst Maros Pangkep-based GIS, Surni Surni, Sri Suhadiyah, Sumbangan Baja, Hasanuddin Univ. (Indonesia)...[ ] Models of land management in watershed Lamasi using geographic information system and remote sensing, Andi Arman, Regional Development and Spatial Information (Indonesia); Sumbangan Baja, Hasanuddin Univ. (Indonesia)...[ ] Human-induced vegetation coverage changes of Shanxi Plateau based on remotely sensed data and residual analysis, Peng Cheng, Hongrui Ren, Taiyuan Univ. of Technology (China)...[ ] Flood risk analysis in the Eastern Ganga Plains: an assessment of flood inundation mapping algorithm using MODIS data ( ), Sarmistha Patel, Anup K. Prasad, Bhabesh C. Sarkar, Indian School of Mines (India); William A. Sprigg, The Univ. of Arizona (USA)...[ ] Status of meltwater lakes in Himalaya and Tibetan Plateau using long-term MODIS observations ( ), Nirasindu Desinayak, Indian School of Mines (India); Anup K. Prasad, Chapman Univ. (India); Hesham M. El-Askary, Menas Kafatos, Chapman Univ. (USA); Ghassem Asrar, U.S. Dept. of Energy (USA)...[ ] Hazard zonation mapping of Kedarnath region using FR method, Hrishabh Gupta, Parv Mehta, Shashank Bhushan, Peeyush Kumar, Vishesh Seth, Indian School of Mines (India)...[ ] Application of remote sensing and geographical information system For land use/land cover mapping and change detection (environmental and socio-economic impacts) in the Dhanbad City, Jharkhand, Hrishabh Gupta, Indian School of Mines (India); Jigyasu Agrawal, Coal India, Ltd. (India); Parv Mehta, Shashank Bhushan, Indian School of Mines (India)...[ ] Analysis of GRACE satellite-based terrestrial water storage variations in major river basins of India, Aarti Soni, Tajdarul H. Syed, Indian School of Mines (India)...[ ] POSTERS-WEDNESDAY MORNING I LOCATION: PRE-FUNCTION AREA - LEVEL 1. WED 10:00 TO 11:00 Characterizing and understanding the spatio-temporal variability of hydrological droughts in India using GRACE-observed terrestrial water storage deficit, Debanjan Sinha, Tajdarul H. Syed, Indian School of Mines (India)...[ ] Agricultural land conversion affected by climate change, Yudhi Pramudya, Komariah Komariah, Mujiyo Mujiyo, Widyatmani Sih Dewi, Sumani Sumani, Univ. Sebelas Maret (Indonesia); Tris Adi Sukoco, Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysiscs (Indonesia)...[ ] Urban area mapping from polarimetric SAR data using fuzzy inference system, Asmeet Ahluwalia, Surendar Manickam, Sudarshanan K. Raghavan, Avik Bhattacharya, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India); Alok Porwal, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India) and Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)...[ ] Response of coral reefs due to thermal threshold: an Indian scenario, Mohit Arora, Ashwin Gujrati, Nandini R. Choudhari, Prakash Chauhan, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] Markov random field model and fuzzy c-means approach used for classification of remotely sensed data, Sandip S. Thorat, Yogesh D. Rajendra, K. V. Kale, S. C. Mehrotra, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada Univ. (India)...[ ] Novel regional growing-based approach for estimation of speckle reduction for land use applications, Snehal Kulkarni, Sanjay Shitole, SNDT Univ. (India)...[ ] Satellite monitoring of urbanisation over Hyderabad and its associated effect, Subin Jose, Biswadip Gharai, National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India); Midhuna T. M., India Meteorological Dept. (India); Subbunagulu A, P. V. N. Rao, National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India)...[ ] Effect of polarization orientation angle shift compensation on fully polarized SAR data, Asmita Gupta, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (India); Shashi Kumar, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India)...[ ] Detection of heat wave using Kalpana-1 VHRR land surface temperature product over India, Dhiraj Shah, Sir P.T. Sarvajanik College of Science (India); Mehul R. Pandya, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Vishal N. Pathak, Sardar Patel Univ. (India); N. P. Darji, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Himanshu J. Trivedi, N. V. Patel Pure and Applied Science College (India)...[ ] Approaches to optimum dimensions selection of remotely sensed EO-1 Hyperion data for crop classification, Hasmukh Chauhan, Krishna M. Buddhiraju, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)...[ ] Semi-empirical modelling for forest above-ground biomass estimation using hybrid and fully polsar data, Kiledar S. Tomar, RMSI Pvt. Ltd. (India); Shashi Kumar, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India); Valentyn A. Tolpekin, Univ. Twente (Netherlands)...[ ] Analysis of spatio-temporal variations in snow cover over Western Himalaya, Vinay Kumar Gaddam, Parmanand Sharma, Lavkush Patel, Thamban Meloth, Ajit Singh, National Ctr. for Antarctic & Ocean Research (India)...[ ] 20 SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

23 Soil moisture variability across different scales in an Indian watershed and its application in satellite soil moisture product validation, Gurjeet Singh, Rabindra K. Panda, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (India); Binayak P. Mohanty, Texas A&M Univ. (USA); Raghavendra B. Jana, King Abdullah Univ. of Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia)...[9877-3] Sub-surface palaeochannel detection in DeGrussa area, Western Australia, using thermal infrared remote sensing, Sanchari Thakur, Bijal Chudasama, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India); Alok Porwal, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India) and Univ. of Western Australia (Australia); Ignacio González-Álvarez, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia) and Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)...[ ] Effective determination of landslide mapping using discriminant analysis: a case study in the north of Thailand, Prasong Thammapala, Jingnong Weng, BeiHang Univ. (China); Somboon Kiratiprayoon, Thammasat Univ. (Thailand)...[ ] Generation of a precise DEM by interactive synthesis of multitemporal elevation datasets: a case study of Schirmacher Oasis, East Antarctica, Shridhar D. Jawak, Alvarinho J. Luis, National Ctr. for Antarctic & Ocean Research (India) [ ] Applying geospatial technology for understanding forest cover condition in Aurangabad region, Yogesh D. Rajendra, Sandip S. Thorat, Ajay D. Nagne, Amol D. Vibhute, Rajesh K. Dhumal, Amarsinh B. Varpe, S. C. Mehrotra, K. V. Kale, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada Univ. (India)...[ ] Satellite information of sea ice for model validation, Saheed P. P., Ashis K. Mitra, Imran Ali M. Momin, Debasis K. Mahapatra, E. N. Rajagopal, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[ ] Inter-comparison of GRACE data over India, Chandan Banerjee, D. Nagesh Kumar, Indian Institute of Science (India)...[ ] Interrelationship of LST and EVI for the discrimination of vegetation classes in southeastern part of China using MODIS data, Shahid Naeem, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China).. [ ] Remote sensing of Gangotri, Manoj Choudhary, A.N. College (India)...[ ] Damage extraction of buildings in the 2015 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake from high-resolution SAR data, Fumio Yamazaki, Wen Liu, Rendy Bahri, Chiba Univ. (Japan)...[ ] Object-oriented feature extraction approach for mapping supraglacial debris in Schirmacher Oasis using very high-resolution satellite data, Shridhar D. Jawak, National Ctr. for Antarctic & Ocean Research (India); Ajay Jadhav, Sinhgad College Of Engineering (India); Kanmani G.K, Anna Univ., Chennai (India); Alvarinho J. Luis, National Ctr. for Antarctic & Ocean Research (India)...[ ] Application of high-resolution multispectral data for mapping blue ice areas in the Antarctic environment, Shridhar D. Jawak, Alvarinho J. Luis, National Ctr. for Antarctic & Ocean Research (India)..[ ] Geospatial mapping of vegetation in the Antarctic environment using very high-resolution WorldView-2 imagery, Shridhar D. Jawak, National Ctr. for Antarctic & Ocean Research (India); Udhayaraj A. D., Univ. of Madras (India); Alvarinho J. Luis, National Ctr. for Antarctic & Ocean Research (India)...[ ] POSTERS-WEDNESDAY MORNING II LOCATION: PRE-FUNCTION AREA - LEVEL 2.WED 10:00 TO 11:00 CONFERENCE 9877 LOCATION: TANGO II Lineaments-based hydrocarbon prospects in Nagapattinam Sub-basin of Cauvery Basin, TamilNadu, Prabharan Shanmugam, Department of Civil, Paavai Engineering College (India); Manonmani Raju, Anna University (India); Subramani T, Department of Mining, Anna University (India)...[ ] Land degradation vulnerability assessment using modified weighted index method: a case study of Pir Panjal Himalaya J and K, India, Muzamil Amin, Shakil Ahmad Romshoo, Univ. of Kashmir (India); K. L. N. Sastry, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] Geomorphic analysis of tectonic deformation in the Markanda River Basin, Garhwal Himalaya, using remote sensing, GPS, and GIS, Aravind S. Nair, Univ. of Delhi (India)...[ ] Hydrological, land system, and socio-economic changes in Lidder Watershed of Upper Indus Basin, Nahida Ali, Univ. of Kashmir (India)...[ ] Impact of land use land cover change on water availability of Doon Valley, Bhaskar R. Nikam, Kirti Bajpai, Sanjay K. Srivastava, Prasun Kumar Gupta, Shiv P. Aggarwal, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India)...[ ] Satellite imagery captured through remote sensing in monitoring pre-seismic signals how much can be intrusted, Umesh Prasad Verma, Madhurendra Nath Sinha, Patna Science College (India)...[ ] Evaluation of the sediment yield potential of the mountainous watersheds of Wular Lake (Ramsar site) in Kashmir Himalaya based on the integrated geospatial and geostatistics approach, Gowhar Meraj, Shakil Ahmad Romshoo, Sameena Ayoub, Sadaff Altaf, Univ. of Kashmir (India)...[ ] Estimation of sugarcane crop using knowledge based fuzzy classification approach, Sandip S. Thorat, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada Univ. (India)...[ ] Mapping hydrothermal alterations using Landsat-8 OLI data: a case study of Zawar, Rajasthan, India, Hrishikesh Kumar, A. S. Rajawat, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] Impact of rapid urbanization on the microclimate of Indian cities: a case study for the city of Bhubaneswar, D. Swain, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (India); Jadunandan Dash, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom); V. Vinoj, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (India); G. J. Roberts, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom); S. Tripathy, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (India)...[ ] Predicting future changes in climate and its impact on change in land use: a case study of Cauvery Basin, Rohith P Poyil, MES College of Engineering, Kuttipuram (India); Dhanalakshmi S., Apex Group International Co. (Kuwait); Pramila Goyal, The Northcap Univ. (India)...[ ] Mitigation of Faraday rotation in ALOS-2/PALSAR-2 full polarimetric SAR imageries, Shradha Mohanty, Gulab Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)...[ ] Analysis of seismo-ionospheric perturbations in GPS TEC using parametric methods, Revathi Rallabandi, S. Lakshminaraya, Koteswara Rao Sanagapallea, Satya Ramesh Kanchumarthi, K. Uday Kiran, K L Univ. (India)...[ ] SESSION 6 LOCATION: TANGO II...WED 11:00 TO 12:20 Agriculture and Crop Production Session Chair: Jing M. Chen, Univ. of Toronto (Canada) 11:00: Multivariate climate-weather forecasting system: an integrated approach for mitigating agricultural risks in Punjab, Arun Ravindranath, Naresh Devineni, The City College of New York (USA); Upmannu Lall, Columbia Univ. (USA); Kamal Vatta, Ctrs. for International Projects Trust (India); Paulina Concho, Columbia Univ. (USA)...[ ] 11:20: The detection and monitoring of reduced water content in plants using spectral responses in the visible domain, Gladimir V. G. Baranoski, Spencer Van Leeuwen, Tenn F. Chen, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)...[ ] 11:40: Hybrid classification approach comprising traditional classifiers and textural parameters for orchard mapping, Revati More, K. R. Manjunath, Space Applications Ctr. (India).. [ ] 12:00: Delineating crop management zones in small fields using multi-temporal Landsat data, Ramesh Sivanpillai, Univ. of Wyoming (USA)...[ ] Lunch Break...Wed 12:20 to 13:

24 CONFERENCE 9877 LOCATION: TANGO II SESSION 7 LOCATION: TANGO II...WED 13:20 TO 15:10 Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture I Session Chair: Ashim K. Mitra, Ministry of Earth Sciences (India) 13:20: Evaluation of a NISAR-applicable radar-only surface soil moisture retrieval algorithm based on available NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) measurements (Invited Paper), Cintia Bruscantini, Univ. de Buenos Aires (Argentina); Parag Narvekar, Indian Institute of Technology (India); Alexandra Konings, Columbia Univ. (USA); Kaighin McColl, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA); Francisco Grings, Haydee Karzenbaum, Univ. de Buenos Aires (Argentina); Dara Entekhabi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)...[ ] 13:50: Inter-seasonal variability of early-season water deficit and country-scale crop prospect from satellite-based soil moisture and vegetation products, Rahul Nigam, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Swapnil Vyas, Indian Meteorological Dept. (India); Bimal Bhattacharya, K. R. Manjunath, Prakash Chauhan, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] 14:10: Latest development in the SMAP Project and its application to agriculture, Narendra Das, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA); Dara Entekhabi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA); Konstantinos Andreadis, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA)...[ ] 14:30: Understanding inter-seasonal variability in soil moisture patterns over India, Parag Narvekar, Indian Institute of Science (India); Subimal Ghosh, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India); Muddu Sekhar, Indian Institute of Science (India)...[ ] 14:50: Analysis of groundwater anomalies using GRACE over various districts of Jharkhand, Arpita Verma, Society for Promotion of Wastelands Development (India)...[ ] Tea/Coffee Break...Wed 15:10 to 15:40 SESSION 8 LOCATION: TANGO II... WED 15:40 TO 17:00 Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture II Session Chair: Venkat Lakshmi, Univ. of South Carolina (USA) 15:40: Monitoring of soil wetness variation using satellite microwave observations from the direct broadcast receiving system at IMD, Ashim K. Mitra, Ashok K. Sharma, Ministry of Earth Sciences (India); Shaliesh Parihar, S. C. Bhan, India Meteorological Dept. (India).[ ] 16:00: Satellite remote sensing of the terrestrial water cycle, Venkat Lakshmi, Univ. of South Carolina (USA)...[ ] 16:20: Model-based surface soil moisture (SSM) retrieval algorithm using multi-temporal RISAT-1 SAR data, Dharmendra K. Pandey, Saroj Maity, Bimal Bhattacharya, Arundhati Misra, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] 16:40: A synergistic approach for soil moisture estimation using modified Dubois model with dual-polarized SAR and optical satellite data, Thanabalan Palanisamy, Vidhya R., Anna Univ., Chennai (India)...[ ] SESSION 9 LOCATION: TANGO II...WED 17:00 TO 18:00 Application of Satellites on Land Processes Session Chair: Dara Entekhabi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) 17:00: Emergency observation and its analysis using ALOS-2 PALSAR-2 in 2015, Ryo Natsuaki, Hiroto Nagai, Takeshi Motohka, Masato Ohki, Manabu Watanabe, Shinichi Suzuki, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)...[ ] 17:20: Hybrid polarimetric analysis of land features using simulated RADARSAT-2 quad pol data, Vineet Kumar, Y. S. Rao, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)...[ ] 17:40: Relationship between surface temperature and SAVI using Landsat data in a coal mining area in India, Varinder Saini, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (India); Manoj Kumar Arora, PEC Univ. of Technology (India); R. P. Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (India)...[ ] THURSDAY 7 APRIL SESSION 10 LOCATION: TANGO II....THU 9:00 TO 10:20 Cryosphere Remote Sensing Session Chair: Peter Romanov, Ctr. for Satellite Applications and Research (USA) 9:00: NOAA NESDIS global automated satellite-based snow mapping system and products, Peter Romanov, NOAA-CREST (USA)...[ ] 9:20: Combine snow process model and microwave remote sensing for snow water equivalent estimation, Chuan Xiong, Jiancheng Shi, Yurong Cui, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China)...[ ] 9:40: Remote sensing of snow estimation: satellites, models, and field experiment, Reza Khanbilvardi, The City Univ. of New York (USA); Tarendra Lakhankar, Carlos Perez, NOAA-CREST (USA); Peter Romanov, NOAA-CREST (USA) and Ctr. for Satellite Applications and Research (USA)...[ ] 10:00: Glacier retreat monitoring from SAR coherence images: application to Gangotri glacier, Bhuvan K. Varugu, Y. S. Rao, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)...[ ] Tea/Coffee Break...Thu 10:20 to 10:50 22 SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

25 SESSION 11 LOCATION: TANGO II....THU 10:50 TO 12:10 SAR Imaging for NISAR Science II: Cryosphere Session Chair: Ashwagosh Ganju, Defence Research and Development Organisation (India) CONFERENCE 9877 LOCATION: TANGO II 10:50: Evaluating suitability of Pol-SAR (TerraSAR-X, Radarsat-2, Sentinel) for automated sea ice classification, Rudolf Ressel, Suman Singha, Susanne Lehner, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.v. (Germany)...[ ] 11:10: Role of Indian remote sensing imaging satellites for the Antarctic monitoring and mapping: a case study around Indian Antarctic research stations, Jayaprasad P., Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] 11:30: Feature extraction using multi-temporal fully polarimetric SAR data, Ramya M. N. S., Shashi Kumar, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India)...[ ] 11:50: Ice sheet features identification, glacier velocity estimation, and glacier zones classification using high-resolution optical and SAR data, Praveen K. Thakur, Ankur Dixit, Arpit Chouksey, Shiv P. Aggarwal, A. Senthil Kumar, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India)...[ ] Lunch Break...Thu 12:10 to 13:10 SESSION 12 LOCATION: TANGO II...THU 13:10 TO 14:30 Forest Management, Wildlife, and Biomass Session Chair: Jing M. Chen, Univ. of Toronto (Canada) 13:10: A forest fire danger index based on modifying Nesterov Index, fuel, and anthropogenic activities using MODIS TERRA and TRMM satellite datasets, Suresh Babu K. V., Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India) and International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (India); Arijit Roy, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India); Ramachandra Prasad P., International Institute of Information Technology (India)...[ ] 13:30: Forest height and above-ground biomass estimation using space-borne bistatic PolInSAR measurements, Unmesh Khati, Gulab Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)...[ ] 13:50: RS- and GIS-based temporal change detection of Gautala Forest cover, Maharashtra, India, Yogesh D. Rajendra, Sandip S. Thorat, Ajay D. Nagne, Amol D. Vibhute, Rajesh K. Dhumal, Amarsinh B. Varpe, S. C. Mehrotra, K. V. Kale, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada Univ. (India)...[ ] 14:10: Application of hybrid polarimetry data for forest and vegetation characterisation, Chakrapani Patnaik, Anup K. Das, Saroj Maity, Dharmendra K. Pandey, Space Applications Ctr. (India). [ ] SESSION 13 LOCATION: TANGO II...THU 14:30 TO 15:30 Water Resources Management Session Chair: Reza Khanbilvardi, The City Univ. of New York (USA) 14:30: Modeling impacts of land use and land cover on water resources, Dipak R. Samal, Shirish S. Gedam, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)...[ ] 14:50: Long-term change analysis of satellite-based evapotranspiration over Indian vegetated surface, Shweta Gupta, Birla Institute of Technology Mesra (India); Bimal Bhattacharya, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Akhouri P. Krishna, Birla Institute of Technology (India)...[ ] 15:10: Environmental change assessment from long-term satellitebased geophysical parameters, Devesh Maurya, P. V. N. Rao, National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India)...[ ] Tea/Coffee Break...Thu 15:30 to 16:00 SESSION 14 LOCATION: TANGO II... THU 16:00 TO 17:40 Ice and Snow Hydrology Session Chair: A. S. Rajawat, Space Applications Ctr. (India) 16:00: Velocity estimates of Siachen Glacier: trend over the last fifteen years, Shashank Bhushan, Tajdarul H. Syed, Hrishabh Gupta, Indian School of Mines (India)...[ ] 16:20: A geomorphic and morphometric analysis of surface ice velocity variation of different valley type glaciers, Reet Kamal Tiwari, P. K. Garg, Aparna Shukla, Rajiv S. Ahluwalia, Nilendu Singh, P. Chauhan, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (India)...[ ] 16:40: Soil freeze-thaw detection for the WCOM mission, Tianjie Zhao, Jiancheng Shi, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China)...[ ] 17:00: Comparisons of different automated and semi-automated method for debris cover classification, Reet Kamal Tiwari, P. K. Garg, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (India); Varinder Saini, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (India); Aparna Shukla, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (India)...[ ] 17:20: Changing dynamics of Kolahoi Glacier: assessing results from feature-tracking technique for glacier velocity estimation, Iram Ali, Univ. of Kashmir (India); Aparna Shukla, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (India); Shakil Ahmad Romshoo, Univ. of Kashmir (India)...[ ]

26 CONFERENCE 9878 LOCATION: NUCLEUS HALL Monday Thursday 4 7 April 2016 Proceedings of SPIE Vol Remote Sensing of the Oceans and Inland Waters: Techniques, Applications, and Challenges Conference Chairs: Robert J. Frouin, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (USA); Satheesh C. Shenoi, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India); K. H. Rao, National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India) Conference Co-Chairs: Delu Pan, The Second Institute of Oceanography, SOA (China); Hiroshi Murakami, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan); Joo-Hyung Ryu, Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology (Korea, Republic of) Program Committee: Prakash Chauhan, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Heidi M. Dierssen, Univ. of Connecticut Health Ctr. (USA); David P. Doxaran, Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche sur Mer (France); Cécile Dupouy, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (New Caledonia); Rashmin Dwivedi, Ctr. for Marine Living Resources & Ecology (India); Rakesh Mohan Gairola, Indian Space Research Organization (India); Joji Ishizaka, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Zhongping Lee, Univ. of Massachusetts Boston (USA); Hubert Loisel, Lab. d Océanologie et de Géosciences (France); Aneesh A. Lotliker, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India); Alvarinho Joaozinho Luis, National Ctr. for Antarctic & Ocean Research (India); Young Je Park, Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology (Korea, Republic of); Rashmi Sharma, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Menghua Wang, NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (USA) MONDAY 4 APRIL OPENING CEREMONY AND PLENARY SESSION LOCATION: TANGO ROOM...9:00 TO 17:20 Session Chair: Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA) 09:00 Welcome and Introduction Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO (India) Plenary Session I: Next Steps in Space Observation Vision for International Collaboration 09:15: From the Earth to the Universe: NASA s programs in Science, Technology, and Exploration Charles F. Bolden, Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (USA) 09:40: Remote Sensing: Times of The Greatest Challenge Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, Centre National d Études Spatiales (CNES) (France) 10:05: JAXA s Space Program: Delivering New Values to Society and Exploring the Space Frontier Naoki Okumura, President, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) (Japan) 10:30: Indian Remote Sensing Programme: Earth Observation to Space Exploration A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) (India) 10:55: Tea/Coffee Break 11:25: China Space Activities in Remote Sensing YanHua Wu, Deputy Administrator, Chinese National Space Agency (CNSA) (China) 11:50: EUMETSAT: Monitoring Weather and Climate from Space and the Importance of International Cooperation Alain Ratier, Director General, EUMETSAT (Germany) 12:15: Panel Discussion on Space, Earth, and Humanity Moderator: Shailesh Nayak, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) (India) 13:00: Lunch Break 14.00: Inaugural Session and Welcome Ceremony 15:00: Tea/Coffee Break Plenary Session II: Road Map to Space-based Earth Observations and Applications 15:30: Satellites, Science, and Societal Benefits: NASA s Earth Science and Applications Accomplishments and Plans Michael J. Freilich, Director, Earth Science Division, NASA Science Mission Directorate (NASA) (USA) 15:55: Space Technology for Weather and Climate Services in India Madhavan N. Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) (India) 16:20: Current Status and Challenges in Enabling Integration of Earth Observation Data and Geomatics for Governance and Developmental Planning in India Vinay K. Dadhwal, National Remote Sensing Centre, ISRO (India) 16:45: Democratizing Access to Remote Sensing Data for Societal and Environmental Benefit David Thau, Google, Inc. (USA) 17:10: Closing Remarks Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO (India) 24 SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

27 TUESDAY 5 APRIL SESSION 1 LOCATION: NUCLEUS HALL....TUE 13:10 TO 15:10 Algorithm Development and Evaluation: Passive Sensing I Session Chair: Robert J. Frouin, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (USA) CONFERENCE 9878 LOCATION: NUCLEUS HALL 13:10: Evaluation of coastal bathymetry by WorldView-2 imagery using adaptive fuzzy system-based Kalman filter, Kanjana Koedkurang, BeiHang Univ. (China) and Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (Thailand); XiaoGuang Cao, K. Kasantikul, BeiHang Univ. (China)...[9878-1] 13:30: Determination of immersion factors for radiance sensors in marine and inland waters: a semi-analytical approach using refractive index approximation, Pravin Jeba Dev, Palanisamy Shanmugam, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)...[9878-2] 13:50: Evaluation of downwelling diffuse attenuation coefficient algorithms in the Red Sea, Surya Prakash Tiwari, Yellepeddi V. Sarma, Burton H. Jones, King Abdullah Univ. of Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia)...[9878-3] 14:10: Estimation of turbidity in turbid coastal waters using satellite data, Anuj Kulshreshtha, Palanisamy Shanmugam, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)...[9878-4] 14:30: Development of de-striping technique for push-broom ocean colour sensors, Abhinav Gummalla, Devi Varaprasadarao Thumu, Choudhury S. B., Rao K. H., National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India)...[9878-5] 14:50: Preliminary results of an algorithm to determine absorption coefficient due to the phytoplankton: an effective tool to identify phytoplankton types, Suresh Thayapurath, Albertina Dias, Madhubala Talaulikar, National Institute of Oceanography (India); Erwin J. A. Desa, Goa Univ. (India); Aneesh A. Lotliker, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India)...[ ] POSTERS-TUESDAY AFTERNOON II LOCATION: PRE-FUNCTION AREA - LEVEL 2...TUE 15:00 TO 16:00 Extraction of marine debris in the Sea of Japan using highspatial-resolution satellite images, Takashi Aoyama, Fukui Univ. of Technology (Japan)...[ ] Exploratory normalized difference water indices for semi-automated extraction of Antarctic lake features, Shridhar D. Jawak, Alvarinho J. Luis, National Ctr. for Antarctic & Ocean Research (India)...[ ] High-resolution multispectral satellite imagery for extracting bathymetric information of Antarctic shallow lakes, Shridhar D. Jawak, Alvarinho J. Luis, National Ctr. for Antarctic & Ocean Research (India)...[ ] Accelerating Monte Carlo radiative transfer simulation of ocean using CUDA technique, Keping Du, Beijing Normal Univ. (China); Kun Xue, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology (China); Zhongping Lee, Univ. of Massachusetts Boston (USA)...[ ] Morphometric analysis in Mahana River basin, a tributary of the Tons River: using geo-spatial technologies (GIS and remote-sensing techniques) in Rewa District [m.p], India, Sarvesh Tripathi, Univ. of Allahabad (India)...[ ] Optical multispectral remote sensing of ocean surface, Victor I. Titov, Victor V. Bakhanov, Alexander Luchinin, Institute of Applied Physics of the RAS (Russian Federation); Irina Repina, A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics (Russian Federation)...[ ] Wind wave variability by inhomogeneous currents in the neighborhood underwater elevation, Victor V. Bakhanov, Nikolai A. Bogatov, Alexei V. Ermoshkin, Victor I. Titov, Institute of Applied Physics of the RAS (Russian Federation)...[ ] Simulation of North Gujarat Flood using satellite information and hydrological model, Praveen K. Gupta, Amit Dubey, Prakash Chauhan, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] Spatio-temporal changes observed in supra-glacial debris cover, Chenab Basin, Western Himalaya, Vinay Kumar Gaddam, Parmanand Sharma, Lavkush K. Patel, Thamban Meloth, Ajit Singh, National Ctr. for Antarctic & Ocean Research (India) [ ] Effect of phytoplankton community structure on estimation of chlorophyll-a concentration from satellite observations in the Antarctic water, Babula Jena, National Ctr. for Antarctic & Ocean Research (India); Harilal B. Menon, Goa Univ. (India)...[ ] Historic shoreline change assessment using multi-spatio-temporal techniques along the Odisha Coast, Mary Divya Suganya, National Ctr. for Sustainable Coastal Management (India); Madhumitha Rajakanthan, National Ctr. for Sustainable Coastal Management (India); Purvaja Ramachandran, National Ctr. for Sustainable Coastal Management (India); Ramesh Ramachandran, National Ctr. for Sustainable Coastal Management (India)...[ ] Preliminary results of algorithms to determine horizontal and vertical underwater visibilities of coastal waters, Suresh Thayapurath, Shreya Joshi, Madhubala Talaulikar, National Institute of Oceanography (India); Erwin J. A. Desa, Goa Univ. (India)...[ ] SESSION 2 LOCATION: NUCLEUS HALL...TUE 16:00 TO 18:20 Algorithm Development and Evaluation: Passive Sensing II Session Chair: Robert J. Frouin, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (USA) 16:00: Optimization of spectral bands for ocean colour remote sensing of aquatic environments, P. V. Nagamani, National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India) and Indian Space Research Organisation (India); Aneesh A. Lotliker, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India); Ranganath R. Navalgund, Indian Space Research Organisation (India); Vinay K. Dadhwal, Kalluri H. Rao, National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India) and Indian Space Research Organisation (India); T. Srinivasa Kumar, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India); T. Preethi Latha, National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India) and Indian Space Research Organisation (India). [9878-6] 16:20: Retrieval of harmful algal blooms in the West Florida shelf from VIIRS satellite observations using neural networks and comparisons with other techniques, Samir Ahmed, Ahmed Elhabashy, The City College of New York (USA); Vincent Lovko, Mote Marine Lab. (USA)...[9878-7] 17:00: Remote sensing of nitrate along the northwest Bay of Bengal coastal water using in situ data based models, Ranjit K. Sarangi, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Saumya Dash, Rajesh K. Behera, Lipika Patnaik, Pradipta K. Mohapatra, Ravenshaw Univ. (India)...[9878-9] 17:20: Contribution of ultraviolet and shortwave infrared observations to atmospheric correction of PACE ocean-color imagery, Robert J. Frouin, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (USA); Lydwine S. Gross-Colzy, Capgemini Telecom & Media (France).[ ] 17:40: Estimating photosynthetically available radiation at the ocean surface for primary production (3P Project): modeling improvement, uncertainty, and application to MERIS imagery, Didier Ramon, Dominique Jolivet, Hygeos (France); Robert J. Frouin, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (USA)...[ ] 18:00: Preliminary results of an algorithm to determine the total absorption coefficient of water, Suresh Thayapurath, Madhubala 16:40: Estimating chlorophyll-a concentration in Chilika Lake using in-situ and satellite data (Oceansat-2 OCM and Landsat-8 OLI Talaulikar, National Institute of Oceanography (India); Erwin J. A. Desa, sensors), Syed Moosa Ali, Arvind Sahay, Mini Raman, Anurag Gupta, Goa Univ. (India); Aneesh Lotlikar, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean 25 Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[9878-8] Information Services (India)...[ ]

28 CONFERENCE 9878 LOCATION: NUCLEUS HALL WEDNESDAY 6 APRIL SESSION 3 LOCATION: NUCLEUS HALL....WED 8:50 TO 10:30 Algorithm Development and Evaluation: Active Sensing I Session Chair: Sergey A. Lebedev, Geophysical Ctr. of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian Federation), Space Research Institute (Russian Federation) 8:50: Offshore pollution monitoring using fully-polarimetric X- and C-band synthetic aperture radar: a near-real-time perspective, Suman Singha, Rudolf Ressel, Susanne Lehner, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.v. (Germany)...[ ] 9:10: A new method for SARAL/AltiKa waveform classification: contextual analysis over the Maithon Reservoir, Jharkhand, India, Surajit Ghosh, Praveen Thakur, Suvajit Dutta, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India); Rashmi Sharma, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Subrata Nandy, Vaibhav Garg, Shivprasad Aggarwal, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India)...[ ] 9:30: Oceansat-2 scatterometer winds 50 km, 25 km, and 12.5 km resolution: generation, intra-comparison, inter-comparison, validation, and evaluation, Shashank K. Mishra, C. Jairam, Rabindra K. Nayak, Sasanka Sasamal, Kalluri H. Rao, National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India)...[ ] 9:50: Advantages of high spatio-temporal sea-surface height sampling from SWOT in understanding the characteristics of mesoscale and sub-mesoscale features in the North Indian Ocean, Aditya Chaudhary, Rashmi Sharma, Chandra Mohan Kishtawal, Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] 10:10: Validation and assessment of MODIS-derived sea surface temperature over Indian subcontinent, Geetika Tyagi, K. N. Babu, Aloke K. Mathur, Indian Space Research Organisation (India); Hitesh Solanki, Gujarat Univ. (India)...[ ] Tea/Coffee Break...Wed 10:30 to 11:00 SESSION 4 LOCATION: NUCLEUS HALL... WED 11:00 TO 12:00 Algorithm Development and Evaluation: Active Sensing II Session Chair: Sergey A. Lebedev, Geophysical Ctr. of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian Federation), Space Research Institute (Russian Federation) 11:00: Dark spot detection for characterization of marine surface slicks using PolSAR remote sensing, Shashi Kumar, Hari P. Kattamuri, Shefali Agarwal, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India)...[ ] 11:20: 2D ocean waves spectra from space: a challenge for validation, Alexis Mouche, Ifremer (France); Fabrice Collard, Ocean Data Lab. (France); Harald Johnsen, Norut Tromsø (Norway); He Wang, National Ocean Technology Ctr. (China); Daniele Hauser, LATMOS (France); Bertrand Chapron, Ifremer (France)...[ ] 11:40: Development of water level estimation algorithms using SARAL/Altika dataset and validation over the Ukai Reservoir, India, Shard Chander, Debojyoti Ganguly, Mini Raman, Prakash Chauhan, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] Lunch Break...Wed 12:00 to 13:20 SESSION 5 LOCATION: NUCLEUS HALL... WED 13:20 TO 14:40 Physical Applications from Existing Sensors Session Chair: Delu Pan, The Second Institute of Oceanography, SOA (China) 13:20: Storm surge observed by Chinese HY-2A satellite radar altimetry, Jinsong Yang, The Second Institute of Oceanography, SOA (China)...[ ] 13:40: Estimation of latent heat flux using satellite-based observations over the North Indian Ocean, Purnachand Ch, Venkateswara Rao M., National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India); Prasad K. V. S. R., Andhra Univ. (India); Rao K. H., Vinay K. Dadhwal, National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India)...[ ] 14:00: Evaluation of offshore wind energy resources for power generation based on scatterometer and SAR data along the Indian coast, Arun Kumar V. V. Surisetty, Jagdish Prajapati, Raj Kumar, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] 14:20: Intra-seasonal variability of SST in north tropical Indian Ocean based on satellite observations and mixed layer model, Shiva Shankar Manche, Shashank K. Mishra, Swapna Mulukutla, Rabindra K. Nayak, National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India)...[ ] 26 SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

29 THURSDAY 7 APRIL SESSION 6 LOCATION: NUCLEUS HALL....THU 8:40 TO 10:00 Enhanced/New Measurement Concepts and Systems Session Chair: Hiroshi Murakami, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan) 8:40: A high-resolution ku-band scanning pencil-beam scatterometer: system design, Prantik Chakraborty, Priyanka Gupta, Nilesh M. Desai, Tapan Misra, Space Applications Ctr. (India).. [ ] 9:00: Underwater lidar system: design challenges and application in pollution detection, Pradip Gupta, Swati Vinayak Sankolli, Arun Chakraborty, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (India).. [ ] 9:20: CFOSAT: A new Chinese-French satellite for joint observations of ocean wind vector and directional spectra of ocean waves, Daniele Hauser, Ctr. National de la Recherche Scientifique (France) and Univ. de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en Yvelines (France); Alexis Mouche, Ifremer (France); Céline Tison, Thierry Amiot, Ctr. National d Études Spatiales (France); Lotfi Aouf, Meteo-France (France); Patrick Castillan, Ctr. National d Études Spatiales (France); Bertrand Chapron, Ifremer (France)...[ ] CONFERENCE 9878 LOCATION: NUCLEUS HALL 9:40: High-resolution shipboard measurements of phytoplankton: a way forward for enhancing the utility of satellite SST and chlorophyll for mapping microscale features and frontal zones in coastal waters, Joaquim I. Goes, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (USA); P. V. Nagamani, National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India); Christy A. Jenkins, Helga R. Gomes, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (USA); T. Preethi Latha, Kalluri H. Rao, Vinay K. Dadhwal, National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India)...[ ] Tea/Coffee Break...Thu 10:00 to 10:30 SESSION 7 LOCATION: NUCLEUS HALL... THU 10:30 TO 12:10 Biological/Environmental Applications from Existing Sensors I Session Chair: Satheesh C. Shenoi, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India) 10:30: Results of the five-year monitoring of oil spills in the Caspian Sea using SAR and multispectral images, Andrei Y. Ivanov, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (Russian Federation); Alexey Kutcheiko, RiskSat Co. (Russian Federation); Dmitry Soloviev, Marine Hydrophysical Institute (Russian Federation)...[ ] 10:50: Deriving bathymetry of Vembanad Lake system from Landsat-8, Raghavendra S. Mupparthy, Ministry of Earth Sciences (India); Harenduprakash L., Nansen Environmental Research Ctr. (India)...[ ] 11:10: Classification of case-ii waters using hyperspectral (HICO) data over North Indian Ocean, Srinivasarao Neerukattu, Pattabhi Rama Rao Eluri, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India); Srinivas Kolluru, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal (India)...[ ] 11:30: Characterization and modeling of bio-optical properties of water in a lentic ecosystem using In-situ hyperspectral remote sensing, Ridhi Saluja, J. K. Garg, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha Univ. (India)...[ ] 11:50: Spatio-temporal evolution of chlorophyll-a in the Bay of Bengal: a remote sensing and bio-argo perspective, V.S. Udaya Bhaskar Tata, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India); Chiranjivi Jayaram, Hanumanth Rao K, National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India); Pattabhi Rama Rao Eluri, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India)...[ ] Lunch Break...Thu 12:10 to 13:10 SESSION 8 LOCATION: NUCLEUS HALL... THU 13:10 TO 15:30 Biological/Environmental Applications from Existing Sensors II Session Chair: Satheesh C. Shenoi, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India) 13:10: Applications of landsat 8 OLI to study the seasonal variability in chlorophyll concentration in Ukai Reservoir, Gujarat, India, Himmatsinh Solanki, Dhyey Bhatpuria, Mini Raman, Prakash Chauhan, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] 13:30: Ocean color estimation by Himawari-8/AHI, Hiroshi Murakami, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)...[ ] 13:50: Spectral classifying base on color of live coral and dead corals covered with algae, Nurjannah Nurdin, Hasanuddin Univ (Indonesia); Teruhisa Komatsu, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan); Laurent Barille, Univ. de Nantes (France); Muhammad Akbar AS, Hasanuddin Univ. (Indonesia); Muh. Nur Fitrah, Center for Regional Development and Spatial Information, Hasanuddin University (Indonesia) and Hasanuddin Univ (Indonesia); Shuhei Sawayama, University of Tokyo (Japan); Hermansyah Prasyad, Center for Regional Development and Spatial Information, Hasanuddin University (Indonesia) and Hasanuddin Univ (Indonesia)...[ ] 14:10: Algal species dynamics in North Arabian Sea using long term ocean colour satellite data, Prakash C. Mohanty, Aneesh A. Lotliker, Sanjiba K. Baliarsingh, R. S. Mahendra, T. Srinivasa Kumar, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India)...[ ] 14:30: Optical characterization and assessment of ocean colour algorithms in Chilika Lagoon, Aneesh A. Lotliker, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India); Subhashree Sahoo, Berhampur Univ. (India); Sanjiba K. Baliarsingh, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India); Chandanlal Parida, K. C. Sahu, Berhampur Univ. (India)...[ ] 14:50: Optical properties of coastal water: to study the climate change, Madhubala Talaulikar, National Institute of Oceanography (India)...[ ] 15:10: Regional estimates of phytoplankton size class in the Arabian Sea using in-situ and satellite data during noctiluca blooms, Arvind Sahay, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Joaquim I. Goes, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (USA); Syed Moosa Ali, Anurag Gupta, Mini Raman, Prakash Chauhan, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ]

30 CONFERENCE 9879 LOCATION: STRATEGY HALL Monday Thursday 4 7 April 2016 Proceedings of SPIE Vol Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XV Conference Chairs: Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); Nobuo Sugimoto, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan); Achuthan Jayaraman, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India); Mullapudi V. R. Seshasai, National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India) Program Committee: Makoto Abo, Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (Japan); Weibiao Chen, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China); Panuganti C. S. Devara, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); Takashi Fujii, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (Japan); John P. George, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India); Parminder Ghuman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Yongxiang Hu, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); Shoken Ishii, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan); Dong Liu, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China); Philippe L. Keckhut, LATMOS (France); Sang-Woo Kim, Seoul National Univ. (Korea, Republic of); D. Preveen Kumar, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India); Thomas J. McGee, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Kohei Mizutani, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan); Fred Moshary, NOAA-CREST (USA); Kunjukrishnapillai Rajeev, Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr. (India); Tamer F. Refaat, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); Soma Senroy, India Meteorological Dept. (India); Tetsu Sakai, Meteorological Research Institute (Japan); Daisuke Sakaizawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan); Takashi Shibata, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Tatsuo Shiina, Chiba Univ. (Japan); Georgios Tzermes, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands); Bhavani Kumar Yellapragada, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India); Fan Yi, Wuhan Univ. (China); Jirong Yu, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA) MONDAY 4 APRIL OPENING CEREMONY AND PLENARY SESSION LOCATION: TANGO ROOM...9:00 TO 17:20 Session Chair: Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA) 09:00 Welcome and Introduction Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO (India) Plenary Session I: Next Steps in Space Observation Vision for International Collaboration 09:15: From the Earth to the Universe: NASA s programs in Science, Technology, and Exploration Charles F. Bolden, Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (USA) 09:40: Remote Sensing: Times of The Greatest Challenge Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, Centre National d Études Spatiales (CNES) (France) 10:05: JAXA s Space Program: Delivering New Values to Society and Exploring the Space Frontier Naoki Okumura, President, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) (Japan) 10:30: Indian Remote Sensing Programme: Earth Observation to Space Exploration A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) (India) 10:55: Tea/Coffee Break 11:25: China Space Activities in Remote Sensing YanHua Wu, Deputy Administrator, Chinese National Space Agency (CNSA) (China) 11:50: EUMETSAT: Monitoring Weather and Climate from Space and the Importance of International Cooperation Alain Ratier, Director General, EUMETSAT (Germany) 12:15: Panel Discussion on Space, Earth, and Humanity Moderator: Shailesh Nayak, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) (India) 13:00: Lunch Break 14.00: Inaugural Session and Welcome Ceremony 15:00: Tea/Coffee Break Plenary Session II: Road Map to Space-based Earth Observations and Applications 15:30: Satellites, Science, and Societal Benefits: NASA s Earth Science and Applications Accomplishments and Plans Michael J. Freilich, Director, Earth Science Division, NASA Science Mission Directorate (NASA) (USA) 15:55: Space Technology for Weather and Climate Services in India Madhavan N. Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) (India) 16:20: Current Status and Challenges in Enabling Integration of Earth Observation Data and Geomatics for Governance and Developmental Planning in India Vinay K. Dadhwal, National Remote Sensing Centre, ISRO (India) 16:45: Democratizing Access to Remote Sensing Data for Societal and Environmental Benefit David Thau, Google, Inc. (USA) 17:10: Closing Remarks Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO (India) 28 SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

31 CONFERENCE 9879 LOCATION: STRATEGY HALL TUESDAY 5 APRIL SESSION 1 LOCATION: STRATEGY HALL...TUE 8:50 TO 10:20 Space Lidar I Session Chairs: George J. Komar, NASA Headquarters (USA); Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA) 8:50: 2-micron triple-pulse integrated path differential absorption lidar development for simultaneous airborne column measurements of carbon dioxide and water vapor in the atmosphere (Invited Paper), Upendra N. Singh, Mulugeta Petros, Tamer F. Refaat, Jirong Yu, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA)...[9879-1] 9:20: Development of Tm:fiber laser-pumped Ho:YLF laser, Kohei Mizutani, Shoken Ishii, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan); Kazuhiro Asai, Atsushi Sato, Tohoku Institute of Technology (Japan)...[9879-2] 9:40: Wavelength locking to CO2 absorption line-center for 2-μm pulsed IPDA lidar application, Tamer F. Refaat, Mulugeta Petros, Charles W. Antill Jr., Upendra N. Singh, Jirong Yu, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA)...[9879-3] 10:00: Comparison of 2-μm CW laser technologies for seeding pulsed IPDA lidar transmitter applications, Mulugeta Petros, Tamer F. Refaat, Jirong Yu, Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA) [9879-4] Tea/Coffee Break... Tue 10:20 to 10:50 SESSION 2 LOCATION: STRATEGY HALL...TUE 10:50 TO 12:20 Space Lidar II Session Chairs: George J. Komar, NASA Headquarters (USA); Ramesh K. Kakar, NASA Headquarters (USA) 10:50: NASA strategy for active optical sensing of wind from space (Invited Paper), Ramesh K. Kakar, NASA Headquarters (USA)...[9879-5] 11:20: Development and validation of the CALIPSO ocean subsurface data record, Yongxiang Hu, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA)...[9879-6] 11:40: The overview and status of vegetation lidar mission MOLI, Junpei Murooka, Daisuke Sakaizawa, Tadashi Imai, Toshiyoshi Kimura, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan); Kazuhiro Asai, Tohoku Institute of Technology (Japan)...[9879-7] 12:00: UV lifetime demonstrator for space-based applications, Floyd E. Hovis, Michael Albert, Fran Fitzpatrick, Kent Puffenburger, Tom Schum, Slava Litvinovitch, Darrell Jones, William Rudd, Fibertek, Inc. (USA)...[9879-8] Lunch Break... Tue 12:20 to 13:30 SESSION 3 LOCATION: STRATEGY HALL...TUE 13:30 TO 15:00 Water Vapor, Wind, and Ozone Measurements Session Chairs: Kohei Mizutani, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan); Junpei Murooka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan) 13:30: Monitoring the water cycle in the UT/LS with Raman lidar (Invited Paper), Philippe L. Keckhut, LATMOS (France); Hélène Vérèmes, Univ. de La Réunion (France); Christophe Hoareau, Davide Dionisi, LATMOS (France); Jean-Luc Baray, Univ. des Cezeaux (France); Valentin Duflot, Guillaume Payen, Jean-Pierre Cammas, Univ. de La Réunion (France); Alain Hauchecorne, LATMOS (France)...[9879-9] 14:00: DIAL system for atmospheric ozone measurements, Karnam Raghunath, Achuthan Jayaraman, Venkat Ratnam Madineni, Challamalla Yaswanth, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India)...[ ] 14:20: Design of a fused optical fibre bundle-based receiver for low-altitude profiling of water vapour using Raman lidar, Sangeetha Kalaivasan, VIT Univ. (India); Bhavani Kumar Yellapragada, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India); Venkata Rajanikanth Machavaram, VIT Univ. (India)...[ ] 14:40: Development of an eye-safe all-fiber pulsed coherent Doppler wind Lidar, Jiqiao Liu, Xiaopeng Zhu, Xin Zhang, Yuan Liu, Liyuan Jiang, Weibiao Chen, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)...[ ]

32 CONFERENCE 9879 LOCATION: STRATEGY HALL POSTERS-TUESDAY AFTERNOON II LOCATION: PRE-FUNCTION AREA - LEVEL 2...TUE 15:00 TO 16:00 Seasonal variations of the planetary boundary layer height over China region observed by CALIPSO Lidar, Zhao Liu, Zhengqiang Li, Wanchun Zhang, Yang Lv, Xingfeng Chen, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China)...[ ] Tomographic scanning spectrum lidar system for air pollution composition identification and detection, Bo Liu, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)...[ ] Lidar studies on atmospheric aerosols at a semi-urban station Cheeryal (17.51 N, E) near Hyderabad, India, Sudhakar Pillodi, K. Anitha Sheela, Duggirala Ramakrishna Rao, Satyanarayana V. Malladi, Geethanjali College of Engineering and Technology (India)...[ ] Experimental investigations on range-resolved refractive index structure parametercn 2, by optical measurements over a 2.0 km free space laser path, Sudhakar Pillodi, K. Anitha Sheela, Ramakrishna Rao Duggirala, Geethanjali College of Engineering and Technology (India); Satyanarayana V. Malladi, Univ. of Kerala (India)...[ ] Micro pulse lidar observations of cirrus clouds during the onset and progression of monsoon over peninsular India, Roja Raman Mekalathur, Prasad Perumal, Sri Venkateswara Univ. (India); Venkat Ratnam Madineni, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India); Vijaya Bhaskara Rao Sarangam, Sri Venkateswara Univ. (India)...[ ] OPO dial lidar for remote measurements of atmospheric gases in the IR range, Oleg A. Romanovskii, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation) and National Research Tomsk State Univ. (Russian Federation); Olga V. Kharchenko, Vladimir K. Shumskii, Sergey A. Sadovnikov, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation); Semen V. Yakovlev, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation) and National Research Tomsk State Univ. (Russian Federation)...[ ] Diameter at breast height estimation in Mt. Makiling, Laguna, Philippines using airborne lidar parameters and worldview bands, Fe Andrea M. Tandoc, Enrico C. Paringit, Carlyn Ann G. Ibañez, Regine Anne G. Faelga, Reginald Jay L. Argamosa, Mark Anthony V. Posilero, Gio P. Zaragosa, Matthew V. Malabanan, Univ. of the Philippines Diliman (Philippines)...[ ] Addressing lidar overlap for diameter at breast height estimation using a point-cloud processing software, Gio P. Zaragosa, Enrico C. Paringit, Carlyn Ann G. Ibañez, Fe Andrea M. Tandoc, Reginald Jay L. Argamosa, Regine Anne G. Faelga, Matthew V. Malabanan, Mark Anthony V. Posilero, Univ. of the Philippines Diliman (Philippines)...[ ] The first ground-based lidar measurement of noctilucent clouds over Tibetan Plateau, Weilin Pan, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (China)...[ ] Validation of the separability and variability measure for Rhizophoraceae and Avicenniaceae using point density distribution from LiDAR, Regine Anne G. Faelga, Enrico C. Paringit, Carlyn Ann G. Ibañez, Reginald Jay L. Argamosa, Mark Anthony V. Posilero, Gio P. Zaragosa, Fe Andrea M. Tandoc, Univ. of the Philippines Diliman (Philippines)...[ ] A technique for retrieval of ozone vertical distribution from DIAL measurements, Oleg A. Romanovskii, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation) and National Research Tomsk State Univ. (Russian Federation); Vladimir D. Burlakov, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation); Alexey A. Nevzorov, National Research Tomsk State Univ. (Russian Federation); Alexey V. Nevzorov, Sergey S. I. Dolgii, Olga V. Kharchenko, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)...[ ] Lidar sounding of the aerosols and wind: St. Petersburg State University, Vladislav K. Donchenko, Scientific Research Ctr. for Ecological Safety (Russian Federation); Irina N. Melnikova, Dmitriy A. Samulenkov, Maksim V. Sapunov, Saint Petersburg State Univ. (Russian Federation)...[ ] Photochemical smog model in support of correlation between lidar-based measurement of urban ozone and ethylene, Taieb Gasmi Cherifi, Saint Louis Univ.- Madrid Campus (Spain)...[ ] Low-altitude atmospheric wind measurement at the Beijing Observatory, Lifang Du, National Space Science Ctr. (China).. [ ] Boundary layer aerosol optical properties in the monsoon season over New Delhi, Jaswant Rathore, Davinder Sethi, Radhakrishnan Soman Radha, Sumit K. Mishra, Chemendra Sharma, CSIR-National Physical Lab. (India)...[ ] Simulation studies on the vertical profiles of aerosol optical properties over Himalayan region, Davinder Sethi, Radhakrishnan Soman Radha, Chemendra Sharma, Ashish Ranjan, Jaswant Rathore, CSIR-National Physical Lab. (India)...[ ] Construction and first atmospheric observations of a high spectral resolution lidar system in Argentina in the frame of a trinational Japanese-Argentinean-Chilean collaboration, Sebastián Papandrea, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Láseres y Aplicaciones (Argentina); Yoshitaka Jin, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japón); Pablo R. Ristori, Lidia A. Otero, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Láseres y Aplicaciones (Argentina); Tomoaki Nishizawa, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan); Akira Mizuno, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Nobuo Sugimoto, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan); Eduardo J. Quel, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Láseres y Aplicaciones (Argentina).. [ ] Recent advances on the creation of an aerosol monitoring network to identify volcanic ash transport in Argentina and Chile using lidars in the frame of a SATREPS collaboration, Pablo R. Ristori, Lidia A. Otero, Sebastián Papandrea, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Láseres y Aplicaciones (Argentina); Atsushi Shimizu, Yoshitaka Jin, Nobuo Sugimoto, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan); Akira Mizuno, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Eduardo J. Quel, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Láseres y Aplicaciones (Argentina) [ ] Lidar for monitoring objects of fuel and energy complex, Alexsandr S. Grishkanich, Sergey Kascheev, Alexsandr Zhevlakov, Julia Ruzankina, ITMO Univ. (Российская Федерация); Igor Sidorov, Univ. of Eastern Finland (Российская Федерация); Leonid Smirnov, ITMO Univ. (Российская Федерация)...[ ] 30 SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

33 SESSION 4 LOCATION: STRATEGY HALL....TUE 15:50 TO 18:10 Clouds Session Chairs: Fred Moshary, The City College of New York (USA); Floyd E. Hovis, Fibertek, Inc. (USA) 15:50: Multi-year dual polarization lidar observations of tropical cirrus clouds over Indian peninsula, Manoj K. Mishra, Kunjukrishnapillai Rajeev, Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr. (India); Anish Kumar M. Nair, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India)...[ ] 16:10: Lidar measurements of tropical cirrus during monsoon period, Subhajit Roy, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (India); Bhavani Kumar Yellapragada, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India)...[ ] 16:30: High altitude cloud observations using lidar, radar, and simultaneous comparison with satellite lidar, Chakradhra Rao Tandule, Sri Krishnadevaraya Univ. (India); Bhavani Kumar Yellapragada, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India); Rama Gopal Kotalo, Balakrishnaiah Gugamsetti, Raja Obul Reddy Kalluri, Siva Kumar Reddy Nagireddy, Lokeswara Reddy Thotlli, Sri Krishnadevaraya Univ. (India); Ramakrishna Reddy Rajuru, Srinivasa Ramanujan Institute of Technology (India)...[ ] WEDNESDAY 6 APRIL SESSION 5 LOCATION: STRATEGY HALL...WED 9:00 TO 10:20 Middle and Upper Atmosphere Session Chairs: Achuthan Jayaraman, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India); Bhavani Kumar Yellapragada, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India) CONFERENCE 9879 LOCATION: STRATEGY HALL 16:50: Lidar observations of cirrus clouds during transition between multiple and single cirrus over Gadanki ( N, E), Dhananjaya Rao, Sri Venkateswara Univ. (India) and Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College (India); M. A. Srinivasan, M. Krishnaiah, Sri Venkateswara Univ. (India)...[ ] 17:10: Multi-wavelength dual polarisation lidar for monitoring precipitation process in the cloud-seeding technique, Sudhakar Pillodi, K. Anitha Sheela, Duggirala Ramakrishna Rao, Satyanarayana V. Malladi, Geethanjali College of Engineering and Technology (India)...[ ] 17:30: A case study of formation and maintenance of a lower stratospheric cirrus cloud over the tropics, Sandhya M., Sridharan S., National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India); Indira Devi M., Niranjan K., Andhra Univ. (India); Achuthan Jayaraman, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India)...[ ] 17:50: Mie-lidar observations of tropical cirrus during the sudden stratospheric warming event of 2009, Sridharan S., National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India)...[ ] 9:00: Lidar application to middle atmospheric dynamics, K. Ramesh, S. Sridharan, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India)...[ ] 9:20: Lidar observations within the ARISE European network, Philippe L. Keckhut, Alain Hauchecorne, LATMOS (France); Elisabeth Blanc, Alexis LePichon, Commissariat à l Énergie Atomique (France); Sergey Khaykin, LATMOS (France); Betariz Funatsu, Univ. Rennes 2 (France); Chantal Claud, Ctr. National de la Recherche Scientifique (France); Nahouda Mzé, Gullaume Angot, LATMOS (France)...[ ] 9:40: Middle atmospheric temperature trends and its association with natural and anthropogenic activities over Indian tropical and sub-tropical regions, Som Kumar Sharma, Rajesh Vaishnav, Physical Research Lab. (India); Prashant Kumar, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Harish S. Gadhavi, Sridharan S., Achuthan Jayaraman, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India)...[ ] 10:00: First report of sporadic K layers and comparison with sporadic Na layers at Beijing, China (40.6N, 116.2E), Jihong Wang, Guotao Yang, Jing Jiao, National Space Science Ctr. (China); Xuewu Cheng, Faquan Li, Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics (China); Lifang Du, National Space Science Ctr. (China); Zelong Wang, Linxiang Chen, National Space Science Ctr. (China) and College of Earth Science, Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China); Yuan Xia, Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics (China)...[ ] Tea/Coffee Break...Wed 10:20 to 11:00 SESSION 6 LOCATION: STRATEGY HALL... WED 11:00 TO 12:00 Vegetation Canopy Session Chairs: Philippe L. Keckhut, LATMOS (France); Mulugeta Petros, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA) 11:00: Demand-based urban forest planning using high-resolution remote sensing and AHP, Srinivasa Raju Kolanuvada, Anna Univ., Chennai (India); Muneeswaran Mariappan, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (India); Vani Krishnan, Anna Univ., Chennai (India)...[ ] 11:20: Random forest regression modelling for forest aboveground biomass estimation using RISAT-1 PolSAR and terrestrial LiDAR data, Rohit Mangla, Shashi Kumar, Subrata Nandy, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India)...[ ] 11:40: Optical surveillance system for 365x24 operations, Dhrupesh S. Shah, Arup Banerjee, Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] Lunch Break...Wed 12:00 to 13:

34 CONFERENCE 9879 LOCATION: STRATEGY HALL SESSION 7 LOCATION: STRATEGY HALL....WED 13:10 TO 15:00 Aerosol I Session Chairs: Nobuo Sugimoto, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan); Edwin Eloranta, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) 13:10: Lidar research activities and observations at NARL site, Gadanki, India (Invited Paper), Bhavani Kumar Yellapragada, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India)...[ ] 13:40: Optical properties of lower tropospheric aerosols over New Delhi, Radhakrishnan Soman Radha, Bhuwan Chandra Arya, Chemendra Sharma, Sumit K. Mishra, Arun Kumar, Devesh Kumar Shukla, CSIR-National Physical Lab. (India)...[ ] 14:00: Verification of NCUM dust forecast with CALIPSO measurements over Indian region during pre-monsoon season, Prasenjit Das, John P. George, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[ ] 14:20: Retrieval of mixed layer height (MLH) from lidar using analytical methods and estimation of MLH growth rates over a tropical site Gadanki, Vishnu R., National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India) and VIT Univ. (India); Bhavani Kumar Yellapragada, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India); Puna Ram Sinha, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan); T. Narayana Rao, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India); James Jebaseelan Samuel E., VIT Univ. (India)...[ ] 14:40: Dual polarization micro pulse lidar observations of the diurnal evolution of atmospheric boundary layer over a tropical coastal station, Kunjukrishnapillai Rajeev, Manoj K. Mishra, S. V. Sunilkumar, S. Sijikumar, Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr. (India)...[ ] Tea/Coffee Break...Wed 15:00 to 15:30 SESSION 8 LOCATION: STRATEGY HALL...WED 15:30 TO 17:10 Aerosol II Session Chairs: Mullapudi V. R. Seshasai, National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India); Yongxiang Hu, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA) 15:30: Variability in the planetary boundary layer observed during the onset and progression of Indian summer monsoon, Prasad Perumal, Roja Raman Mekalathur, Sri Venkateswara Univ. (India); Venkat Ratnam Madineni, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India); Vijaya Bhaskara Rao Sarangam, Sri Venkateswara Univ. (India).[ ] 15:50: Measurements of long range transport using two wavelength and polarization lidar over tropical rural site Gadanki ( N, E), Vishnu R., National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India) and VIT Univ. (India); Bhavani Kumar Yellapragada, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India); James Jebaseelan Samuel E., VIT Univ. (India)...[ ] 16:10: Depolarization ratio, SNR estimation, and correlation with aerosol types for a commercial Raman depolarization lidar system, Giorgos Avdikos, George Georgoussis, Raymetrics S.A. (Greece)...[ ] 16:30: Investigation of biomass burning events over southmost of Taiwan using lidar and in-situ measurements, Wei-Nai Chen, Academia Sinica (Taiwan); Shih-Yu Chang, China Medical Univ. (Taiwan); Roja Raman Mekalathur, Sri Venkateswara Univ. (India); Chung-Yao Lin, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)...[ ] 16:50: Development of a high-spectral-resolution lidar for continuous observation of aerosols in South America, Yoshitaka Jin, Nobuo Sugimoto, Tomoaki Nishizawa, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan); Pablo R. Ristori, Sebastián Papandrea, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Láseres y Aplicaciones (Argentina); Lidia A. Otero, Instituto de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas para la Defensa (Argentina); Eduardo J. Quel, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Láseres y Aplicaciones (Argentina); Akira Mizuno, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)...[ ] THURSDAY 7 APRIL SESSION 9 LOCATION: STRATEGY HALL...THU 10:30 TO 12:00 Aerosol III Session Chairs: Parminder Ghuman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Tamer F. Refaat, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA) 10:30: High-spectral-resolution lidar measurements of 532nm extinction and 1064nm backscatter for aerosol characterization (Invited Paper), Edwin Eloranta, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)...[ ] 11:00: Optical properties of boundary layer aerosols during autumn season over Delhi, Radhakrishnan Soman Radha, National Physical Lab. (India); Harmandeep Kaur, Pranveer S. Satvat, Galgotias Univ. (India); Jaswant Rathore, Sumit K. Mishra, Chemendra Sharma, National Physical Lab. (India)...[ ] 11:20: Altitude distribution of atmospheric aerosols and its seasonal and interannaul variations over a tropical coastal station, Manoj K. Mishra, Kunjukrishnapillai Rajeev, Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr. (India)...[ ] 11:40: Climatology of plume transport pathways and properties to New York City in Northeastern USA, Fred Moshary, Yonghua Wu, Chowdhury Nazmi, Zaw Han, Barry M. Gross, NOAA-CREST (USA) and The City College of New York (USA)...[ ] 32 SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

35 CONFERENCE 9880 LOCATION: TANGO III Monday Thursday 4 7 April 2016 Proceedings of SPIE Vol Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Remote Sensing Technology, Techniques and Applications VI Conference Chairs: Allen M. Larar, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); Prakash Chauhan, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Makoto Suzuki, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan); Jianyu Wang, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China) Program Committee: Mitchell Goldberg, Ctr. for Satellite Applications and Research (USA); Ryoichi Imasu, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan); Basantakumar Jena, National Institute of Ocean Technology (India); Mehul R. Pandya, Space Applications Ctr. (India); V. S. Prasad, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India); Jeffery J. Puschell, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (USA); S. Indira Rani, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India); Y. Jaya Rao, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); Raghavendra P. Singh, Space Applications Ctr. (India); William L. Smith Sr., Univ. of Wisconsin- Madison (USA); Simant Kumar Srivastav, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India) MONDAY 4 APRIL OPENING CEREMONY AND PLENARY SESSION LOCATION: TANGO ROOM...9:00 TO 17:20 Session Chair: Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA) 09:00 Welcome and Introduction Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO (India) Plenary Session I: Next Steps in Space Observation Vision for International Collaboration 09:15: From the Earth to the Universe: NASA s programs in Science, Technology, and Exploration Charles F. Bolden, Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (USA) 09:40: Remote Sensing: Times of The Greatest Challenge Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, Centre National d Études Spatiales (CNES) (France) 10:05: JAXA s Space Program: Delivering New Values to Society and Exploring the Space Frontier Naoki Okumura, President, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) (Japan) 10:30: Indian Remote Sensing Programme: Earth Observation to Space Exploration A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) (India) 10:55: Tea/Coffee Break 11:25: China Space Activities in Remote Sensing YanHua Wu, Deputy Administrator, Chinese National Space Agency (CNSA) (China) 11:50: EUMETSAT: Monitoring Weather and Climate from Space and the Importance of International Cooperation Alain Ratier, Director General, EUMETSAT (Germany) 12:15: Panel Discussion on Space, Earth, and Humanity Moderator: Shailesh Nayak, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) (India) 13:00: Lunch Break 14.00: Inaugural Session and Welcome Ceremony 15:00: Tea/Coffee Break Plenary Session II: Road Map to Space-based Earth Observations and Applications 15:30: Satellites, Science, and Societal Benefits: NASA s Earth Science and Applications Accomplishments and Plans Michael J. Freilich, Director, Earth Science Division, NASA Science Mission Directorate (NASA) (USA) 15:55: Space Technology for Weather and Climate Services in India Madhavan N. Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) (India) 16:20: Current Status and Challenges in Enabling Integration of Earth Observation Data and Geomatics for Governance and Developmental Planning in India Vinay K. Dadhwal, National Remote Sensing Centre, ISRO (India) 16:45: Democratizing Access to Remote Sensing Data for Societal and Environmental Benefit David Thau, Google, Inc. (USA) 17:10: Closing Remarks Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO (India)

36 CONFERENCE 9880 LOCATION: TANGO III TUESDAY 5 APRIL SESSION 1 LOCATION: TANGO III...TUE 8:40 TO 10:10 Atmospheric Sounding and Geophysical Retrievals I Session Chairs: William L. Smith Sr., Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (USA); Allen M. Larar, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA) 8:40: Tracking pollutants from space: nine years of IASI satellite observation (Invited Paper), Cathy Clerbaux, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France) and LATMOS (France); Carole Deniel, Ctr. National d Études Spatiales (France)...[9880-1] 9:10: Advanced sounding products derived from JPSS CrIS full spectral resolution observations, Lihang Zhou, Yong Han, Mark Liu, Fuzhong Weng, Murty G. Divakarla, Xiaozhen Xiong, Chris Barnet, Mitchell Goldberg, Walter Wolf, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA)...[9880-2] 9:30: Remote sensing using ground-based, airborne, and satellite ultraspectral sensors, William L. Smith Sr., Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (USA); Allen M. Larar, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); Henry E. Revercomb, Joseph K. Taylor, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (USA); Melissa Yesalusky, U.S. Dept. of Energy (USA); Xu Liu, Daniel K. Zhou, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); Elisabeth Weisz, Univ. of Wisconsin- Madison (USA)...[9880-3] 9:50: Advanced sounder validation studies from recent NAST-I airborne field campaigns, Allen M. Larar, Daniel K. Zhou, Xu Liu, Jialin Tian, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); William Smith, Langley Research Ctr. (USA) and Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (USA)...[9880-4] Tea/Coffee Break... Tue 10:10 to 10:40 SESSION 2 LOCATION: TANGO III... TUE 10:40 TO 12:00 Atmospheric Sounding and Geophysical Retrievals II Session Chairs: Allen M. Larar, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); William L. Smith Sr., Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) 10:40: Tropical Tropopause Dynamics (TTD) campaigns over Indian region: overview and scientific accomplishments, Venkat Ratnam Madineni, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India); S. V. Sunilkumar, Krishnaswamy Parameswaran, Space Physics Lab. (India); B. V. Krishna Murthy, Ceebros (India)...[9880-6] 11:00: Inter-calibration assessment of Kalpana-1 and INSAT-3D satellite using NOAA and METOP data, Ashim K. Mitra, Ashok K. Sharma, Nitesh Kaushik, Minstry of Earth Sciences (India)...[9880-8] 11:20: Calibration strategy of INSAT-3D meteorological satellite imager using the Moon at IMD, New Delhi, Shailesh Parihar, Ashim K. Mitra, A. K. Sharma, L. S. Rathore, M. Mohapatra, India Meteorological Dept. (India); Rajeev Bhatla, Ravi S. Singh, Banaras Hindu Univ., Varanasi (India)...[9880-9] 11:40: Second Suomi NPP Cal/Val campaign: atmospheric and surface environmental data retrieval analysis, Daniel K. Zhou, Allen M. Larar, Xu Liu, Jialin Tian, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); William L. Smith Sr., Hampton Univ. (USA); Mitchell Goldberg, Joint Polar Satellite System (USA)...[9880-5] Lunch Break... Tue 12:00 to 13:10 SESSION 3 LOCATION: TANGO III...TUE 13:10 TO 15:10 Atmospheric Sounding and Geophysical Retrievals III Session Chairs: Allen M. Larar, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); William L. Smith Sr., Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) 13:10: Aerosol measurements and validation of satellite-derived aerosol optical depth over the Kavaratti Cal-Val site, K. N. Babu, Space Applications Ctr. (India) and Indian Space Research Organisation (India); Nandlal Suthar, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Piyushkumar N. Patel, Aloke K. Mathur, Space Applications Ctr. (India) and Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] 13:30: Spectral dependence of aerosol radiative forcing at surface over a tropical coastal station, Manoj K. Mishra, Kunjukrishnapillai Rajeev, Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr. (India) [ ] 13:50: Development of algorithm for retrieving aerosols over land surfaces from NEMO-AM polarized measurements, Mehul R. Pandya, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] 14:10: Fast hyperspectral radiative transfer modeling and its applications, Xu Liu, Wan Wu, Qiguang Yang, Daniel K. Zhou, Allen M. Larar, Susan Kizer, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA)...[ ] 14:30: Retrieval of sea surface temperature and trace gas column averaged from GOSAT, IASI-A, and IASI-B over the Arctic Ocean in summer 2013 and 2014, Sébastien Payan, LATMOS (France) and Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France); Claude Camy-Peyret, ins (France); Jérôme Bureau, LATMOS (France)...[ ] 14:50: Data analytics from hyperspectral infrared sounders for short-term and long-term forecasting, Hal J. Bloom, Chris Barnet, Antonia Gambacorta, Science and Technology Corp. (USA)...[ ] Tea/Coffee Break... Tue 15:10 to 15:40 34 SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

37 SESSION 4 LOCATION: TANGO III...TUE 15:40 TO 18:00 Remote Sensing for Agriculture Session Chair: Shibendu Shankar Ray, Space Applications Ctr. (India) CONFERENCE 9880 LOCATION: TANGO III 15:40: Texture-based mango orchard classification, Rohit Nagori, K. R. Manjunath, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] 16:00: The decomposition of foliar hyperspectral signatures for the high-fidelity discrimination and management of crops, Gladimir V. G. Baranoski, Spencer Van Leeuwen, Tenn F. Chen, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)...[ ] 16:20: Ground-based hyperspectral remote sensing to discriminate biotic stress in cotton crop, Rahul Nigam, Space Applications Ctr. (India) and Indian Space Research Organisation (India); Rajsi Kot, M.G. Science Institute (India); Sandeep S. Sandhu, Punjab Agricultural Univ. (India); Bimal K. Bhattacharya, Space Applications Ctr. (India) and Indian Space Research Organisation (India); Ravinder S. Chandi, Manjeet Singh, Jagdish Singh, Punjab Agricultural Univ. (India); K. R. Manjunath, Space Applications Ctr. (India) and Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] 16:40: Evaluation of LISS-III and AWiFS sensor data for wheat acreage estimation, Suresh Goswami, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India) [ ] 17:00: Banana orchard inventory using IRS LISS sensors, Nilay Nishant, Gargi Upadhayay, Sarweshwar P. Vyas, K. R. Manjunath, Space Applications Ctr. (India) and Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] 17:20: Assessing wheat residue cover with hyperspectral remote sensing, Rojalin Tripathy, K. R. Manjunath, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] 17:40: FASAL: Operational crop production forecasting using satellite and agro-meteorological data, Shibendu Shankar Ray, Neetu Neetu, Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Ctr. (India); Kyathsandra Ramachandra Manjunath, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Kamalesh Kumar Singh, India Meteorological Dept. (India)...[ ] WEDNESDAY 6 APRIL SESSION 5 LOCATION: TANGO III...WED 8:10 TO 10:00 Advanced Sounder Impact on NWP Session Chair: Xu Liu, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA) 8:10: Assimilation of SAPHIR radiance: impact on hyperspectral radiances in 4D-VAR (Invited Paper), Indira Rani, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India); Amy Doherty, Nigel Atkinson, William Bell, Stuart M. Newman, Met Office (United Kingdom); John P. George, E. N. Rajagopal, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India) [ ] 8:40: Assimilation of hyperspectral radiances in the NCMRWF global forecast system, Sanjeev K. Singh, V. S. Prasad, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[ ] 9:00: Impact of AIRS radiance in the NCUM 4D-VAR assimilation system, Desamsetti Srinivas, Indira Rani S., Swapan Mallick, John P. George, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[ ] 9:20: IASI hyperspectral radiances in the NCMRWF 4D-VAR assimilation system: OSE, Priti Sharma, Indira Rani S., Swapan Mallick, Desamsetti Srinivas, John P. George, Munmun D. Gupta, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[ ] 9:40: Assimilation of CrIS hyperspectral radiances in a 4D-VAR assimilation system, Swapan Mallick, Indira Rani, Desamsetti Srinivas, John P. George, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[ ] Tea/Coffee Break...Wed 10:00 to 10:30 SESSION 6 LOCATION: TANGO III...WED 10:30 TO 12:00 Vegetation Sensing Session Chair: Ranganath R. Navalgund, Indian Space Research Organisation (India) 10:30: Hyperspectral remote sensing of vegetation: knowledge gain and knowledge gap after forty years of research (Invited Paper), Prasad S. Thenkabail, U.S. Geological Survey (USA)...[ ] 11:00: A comparative analysis of extended water cloud model and backscatter modelling for above-ground biomass assessment in Corbett Tiger Reserve, Yogesh Kumar, Sarnam Singh, R. S. Chatterjee, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India); Mukul Trivedi, Forest Survey of India (India)...[ ] 11:20: Modelling satellite-level solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence and its comparison with OCO-2 observations, Rohit Pradhan, Ankit R. Gohel, Space Applications Ctr. (India). [ ] 11:40: Leaf area index retrieval using Hyperion EO-1 data-based vegetation indices in Himalayan forest system, Dharmendra Singh, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Sarnam Singh, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India)...[ ] Lunch Break...Wed 12:00 to 13:

38 CONFERENCE 9880 LOCATION: TANGO III SESSION 7 LOCATION: TANGO III...WED 13:20 TO 15:00 Landcover Use and Change Detection I Session Chair: Daniel K. Zhou, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA) 13:20: Pixel level fusion of fully polarimetric data and hyperspectral data for enhanced land cover classification, Shenbaga Rajan Venkatachalaperumal, Vinay Kumar, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India); Claudio Persello, ITC (Netherlands)...[ ] 13:40: Simulation of the hyperspectral data from multispectral data using python programming language, Varun Tiwari, Vinay Kumar, Kamal Pandey, Rigved Ranade, Shefali Agarwal, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India) and Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] POSTERS-WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON I LOCATION: PRE-FUNCTION AREA - LEVEL 1...WED 15:00 TO 16:00 Laboratory-based, field-based, and satellite-borne spectroscopy for lithological discrimination, Rushanka P. Amrutkar, Khushboo Parakh, Bijal Chudasama, Sanchari Thakur, Malcolm Aranha, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India); Alok Porwal, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India) and Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)...[ ] Geospatial mapping of Antarctic coastal oasis using geographic object-based image analysis and high-resolution satellite imagery, Shridhar D. Jawak, Alvarinho J. Luis, National Ctr. for Antarctic & Ocean Research (India)...[ ] Multisource classification and pattern recognition methods for polar geospatial information extraction using WorldView-2 data, Parag Khopkar, Space Applications Ctr. (India) and Univ. of Pune (India); Shridhar D. Jawak, Alvarinho J. Luis, National Ctr. for Antarctic & Ocean Research (India)...[ ] Semi-automatic extraction of supra-glacial features using fuzzy logic approach for object-oriented classification on WorldView-2 imagery, Shridhar D. Jawak, National Ctr. for Antarctic & Ocean Research (India); Yogesh Palanivel V., SRM Univ. (India); Alvarinho J. Luis, National Ctr. for Antarctic & Ocean Research (India)...[ ] An effective unsupervised nonparametric weighted feature extraction using geometrical measures in prototype space for hyperspectral imagery, Mohsen Ghamary Asl, K.N.Toosi Univ. of Technology (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Barat Mojaradi, Iran Univ. of Science and Technology (Iran, Islamic Republic of)...[ ] Application of airborne hyperspectral remote sensing for the retrieval of forest inventory parameters, Yegor V. Dmitriev, Institute of Numerical Mathematics (Russian Federation); Vladimir V. Kozoderov, Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russian Federation); Anton A. Sokolov, Univ. des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (France)...[ ] A comparative assessment of various super-resolution techniques in target detection and enhancement using hyperspectral data, Amrita Anand, Kailash C. Tiwari, Delhi Technological Univ. (India)...[ ] Dimensionality reduction of hyperspectral data: band selection using curve fitting, Mahendra Kumar Pal, Alok Porwal, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)...[ ] Robust watermarking of satellite images using texture-based LSB-DWT method, Suraj M. Somani, Deepak V. Choksi, Buddhiraju K. Mohan, Parvatham Venkatachalam, Tanzima Habib, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)...[ ] Sub-pixel mapping with hyperspectral imagery using superresolution, Shreya Sharma, Buddhiraju K. Mohan, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)...[ ] Machine-learning and spectral techniques for lithological classification, Khushboo Parakh, Sanchari Thakur, Bijal Chudasama, Siddhesh Tirodkar, Rushanka P. Amrutkar, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India); Alok Porwal, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India) and Univ. of Western Australia (Australia); Avik Bhattacharya, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)...[ ] 14:00: Multisensor multiresolution data fusion for improvement in classification, Rubeena Vohra, Kailash C. Tiwari, Delhi Technological Univ. (India)...[ ] 14:20: Super resolution mapping using multi-viewing CHRIS/PROBA data, Manish Dwivedi, Remote Sensing Applications Ctr., U.P. (India); Vinay Kumar, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India)...[ ] 14:40: Evaluation and effect of various noise-reduction techniques performed before atmospheric correction of Hyperion data, Chinmaya Panda, Vinay Kumar, Kamal Pandey, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India); G. Jyothi, Andhra Univ. (India)...[ ] Modelling the hydrological impacts of prosopis juliflora invasions, Vijayasekaran Duraisamy, Vidhya Rangasamy, Anna Univ., Chennai (India)...[ ] Comparison of signal-to-noise ratio and its features variation, Ram K. Singh, TERI Univ. (India); Himanshu Govil, National Institute of Technology, Raipur (India); Shweta Singh, Manoharbhai Patel Institute of Engineering & Technology (India)...[ ] An assessment of effects of various parameters on performance of target detection using hyperspectral data, Deepti Yadav, Manoj K. Arora, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (India); Kailash C. Tiwari, Delhi Technological Univ. (India); J. K. Ghosh, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (India)...[ ] A learning tool for optical and microwave satellite image processing and analysis, Gaurav K. Dashondhi, Jyotirmoy Mohanty, Laxmi N. Eeti, Buddhiraju K. Mohan, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)...[ ] Study of landcover classes and retrieval of LAI for sugarcane using multidate satellite data, Amit K. Verma, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (India); P.K. Garg, Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun (India); K.S. Hari Prasad, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (India); V.K. Dadhwal, National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad (India)...[ ] Monitoring the freezing injury of winter wheat at over-wintering period based on HJ1A-HSI image, Junling Li, Shuyan Li, Henan Institute of Meteorological Science (China)...[ ] Land use change mapping in the Chilika wetland of India, Sridevi Jadav, Tajdarul H. Syed, Indian School of Mines (India). [ ] Application of maximum entropy method for earthquake signals using GPSTEC, Satya Ramesh Kanchumarthi, Revathi Rallabandi, Koteswara Rao Sanagapallea, S. Lakshminaraya, K. Uday Kiran, K L Univ. (India)...[ ] The dynamic monitoring of warm-water discharge based on the airborne multi-spectral thermal infrared remote sensing data, Honglan Shao, Feng Xie, Chengyu Liu, Zhihui Liu, Changxing Zhang, Gui Yang, Jianyu Wang, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)...[ ] Retrieval of the pixel component temperatures from multi-band thermal infrared image using Bayesian inversion technique, Feng Xie, Honglan Shao, Zhihui Liu, Chengyu Liu, Changxing Zhang, Gui Yang, Jianyu Wang, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China); Nengbin Cai, Institute of Forensic Science (China)...[ ] Enhancing spatial resolution of infrared imagery using overlap of sequence images, Jiahao Cao, Hongzhen Ji, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China) and Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China); Jian Jin, Chunlai Li, Jianyu Wang, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)...[ ] Agricultural landuse change detection and delineation of suitable zones for agriculture in Lower Vellar Watershed, Cuddalore, Tamilnadu, India, S. Aravind, R. Sivakumar, SRM Univ. (India). [ ] Retrieval of surface reflectance from Resourcesat-2 AWiFS, LISS-3, A preliminary study on the potential of remote sensing and GIS to and LISS-4 data using SACRS2 scheme, Vishal N. Pathak, Sardar delineate potential zones for artificial recharge of groundwater in Patel Univ. (India); Mehul R. Pandya, Space Applications Ctr. (India) Bhawani micro-watershed, Erode, Tamilnadu, India, Abirami C., and Indian Space Research Organisation (India); Dhiraj B. Shah, Sir P. Thangavelu Magendran, SRM Univ. (India)...[ ] T. Sarvajanik College of Science (India); Himanshu J. Trivedi, Natubhai V. Patel College of Pure & Applied Sciences (India); K. D. Patel, Sardar Citrus orchard inventory using multidate IRS LISS-IV data, Patel Univ. (India); Raghavendra P. Singh, Space Applications Ctr. (India) Niti Singh, K. N. Chaudhari, K. R. Manjunath, Space Applications Ctr. 36 and Indian Space Research Organisation SPIE (India) ASIA-PACIFIC...[ ] REMOTE SENSING (India) [ ]

39 CONFERENCE 9880 LOCATION: TANGO III A short wave infrared hyperspectral imager based on stepwise integrated filter, Liqing Wei, Yueming Wang, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)...[ ] A field radiometric calibration method for thermal infrared hyperspectral sensor based on image nonuniformity correction, Feng Xie, Gui Yang, Chengyu Liu, Zhuhui Liu, Changxing Zhang, Honglan Shao, Jianyu Wang, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China); Nengbin Cai, Institute of Forensic Science (China)...[ ] Hyperspectral lidar for detection underground oil deposits, Alexsandr S. Grishkanich, Sergey V. Kascheev, Alexsandr P. Zhevlakov, ITMO Univ. (Российская Федерация); Igor S. Sidorov, Univ. of Eastern Finland (Финляндия); Julia Ruzankina, Polina Timokhina, Leonid Smirnov, ITMO Univ. (Российская Федерация)...[ ] Drivers of cultivated land change in urban fringe area based on the multiple regression model: a case study in Tiruverkadu, Chennai Metropolitan Area, Manonmani Raju, Kalaiselvi Jaganthan, Vidhya Rangasamy, Anna Univ., Chennai (India)...[ ] Accuracy of radiometric calibration of hyperspectral visible and NIR remote sensing instruments using test sites of different altitudes, Natalia V. Pankratova, Alexander N. Borovski, Oleg V. Postylyakov, A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics (Russian Federation); Victor A. Ivanov, Belarusian State Univ. (Belarus)...[ ] Assessment of hailstorm damage in wheat crop using remote sensing, Suresh Kumar Singh, Rajat Saxena, Akhilesh Porwal, Neetu Neetu, Shibendu Shankar Ray, Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Ctr. (India)...{ ] SESSION 8 LOCATION: TANGO III...WED 16:00 TO 18:00 Data Processing and Feature Extraction Session Chair: Allen M. Larar, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA) 16:00: Neural network parameters for improvement in classification accuracy, Avijit Pathak, Kailash C. Tiwari, Delhi Technological Univ. (India)...[ ] 16:20: An unsupervised and spectral rule-based approach for change detection from multi-temporal remote sensing imagery, Jianyu Chen, Zhu Li, The Second Institute of Oceanography, SOA (China)...[ ] 16:40: Automated end member extraction for subpixel classification of multispectral and hyperspectral data, Deepali Shrivastava, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (India); Vinay Kumar, Richa U. Sharma, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India)...[ ] 17:00: Identification and mapping of minerals by using imaging spectroscopy in southeastern region of Rajasthan, Chayanika Parashar, Shovan L. Chattoraj, Richa U. Sharma, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India)...[ ] 17:20: Automated spectral matching in Hyperion images to estimate the grades of iron ore, limestone, and magnesite deposits of India, Sanjeevi Shanmugam, Anna Univ., Chennai (India); Padma SrinivasaPerumal, Saveetha Engineering College (India); J. Satish Kumar, Magendran Thangavelu, SRM Univ. (India)...[ ] 17:40: Identification and mapping of hydrothermally altered minerals in parts of Delhi fold belt, Jaipur, India, through EO-1 Hyperion data, Himanshu Govil, National Institute of Technology, Raipur (India)...[ ] THURSDAY 7 APRIL SESSION 9 LOCATION: TANGO III...THU 8:30 TO 10:10 Other Remote Sensing Applications I Session Chair: Prakash Chauhan, Space Applications Ctr. (India) 8:30: Scattering from carbonaceous regolith analogues, Ankur Gogoi, Jagannath Barooah College (India); Manash J. Boruah, Tezpur Univ. (India); Surojit Konwer, The Gargaon College (India); Gazi A. Ahmed, Tezpur Univ. (India)...[ ] 8:50: Multi-spectrum-based enhanced synthetic vision system for aircraft DVE operations, Sudesh K. Kashyap, V.P.S. Naidu, N. Shanthakumar, CSIR-National Aerospace Labs. (India)...[ ] 9:10: Estimation of lunar surface maturity and ferrous oxide from Moon mineralogy mapper (M3) data through data interpolation techniques, Ajith Kumar P., Shashi Kumar, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India) and Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] 9:30: Implementation of ESPRIT algorithm on GPS TEC for percussive signatures of earthquakes in ionosphere, Koteswara Rao Sanegapallea, Revathi Rallabandi, S. Lakshminaraya, Satya Ramesh Kanchumarthi, K. Uday Kiran, K L Univ. (India)...[ ] 9:50: Flood modelling with global precipitation measurement (GPM) satellite rainfall data: a case study of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India, Venkata Sai Krishna Vanama, Anil Kumar Dikshit, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India); Kamal Pandey, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India)...[ ] Tea/Coffee Break...Thu 10:10 to 10:40 SESSION 10 LOCATION: TANGO III...THU 10:40 TO 12:00 Other Remote Sensing Applications II Session Chair: Prakash Chauhan, Space Applications Ctr. (India) 10:40: Identification of coral reef feature using hyperspectral remote sensing, Prakash Chandra Mohanty, R. S. Mahendra, Satej N. Panditrao, Shiva Kumar H., T. Srinivasa Kumar, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India)...[ ] 11:00: Elorza Crater on Mars: identification of phyllosilicate-bearing minerals by MRO-CRISM, Nirmala S. Jain, Prakash Chauhan, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] 11:20: Remote detection of magmatic water at the central peak of crater Theophilus by hyperspectral data from Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) instrument onboard Chandrayaan-1, Satadru Bhattacharya, Mamta Chauhan, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Disha Lal, Gujarat Univ. (India); Prakash Chauhan, Ajai Ajai, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] 11:40: Enhanced 630nm equatorial airglow emission observed by Limb Viewing Hyper Spectral Imager (LiVHySI) onboard YOUTHSAT-1, Ratan Singh Bisht, Nitesh Thapa, P. Narayanbabu, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] Lunch Break...Thu 12:00 to 13:

40 CONFERENCE 9880 LOCATION: TANGO III SESSION 11 LOCATION: TANGO III...THU 13:10 TO 15:00 New Instrument Concepts and Lab Characterizations I Session Chair: Jianyu Wang, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China) 13:10: SW-MW infrared spectrometer for lunar mission (Invited Paper), Arup Banerjee, Amiya Biswas, Shaunak R. Joshi, Ankush Kumar, Sami Ur Rehman, Satish B. Sharma, Sandip Somani, Sunil Bhati, Jitendra C. Karelia, Anish R. Saxena, Arup Roychowdhury, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] 13:40: Optical design of common aperture and high resolution electro-optical/infrared system for aerial imaging applications, Alaaeldin M. Mahmoud, Dong Xu, Lijun Xu, BeiHang Univ. (China)...[ ] 14:00: Development and characterization of NDIR-based CO2 sensor for manned space missions, Dhrupesh S. Shah, Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] 14:20: Laboratory calibration of an infrared hyperspectral Imager and its flight test validation, Chunlai Li, Gang Lv, Liyin Yuan, Jian Jin, Xiaowen Chen, Hongzhen Ji, Yueming Wang, Jianyu Wang, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)...[ ] 14:40: Concept research on asteroid multi-resolution hyperspectral imaging technology based on staring/area scanning and preliminary ground-based verification experiments, Zhiping He, Yingyu Xu, Rui Xu, Rong Shu, Jianyu Wang, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)...[ ] Tea/Coffee Break...Thu 15:00 to 15:30 SESSION 12 LOCATION: TANGO III...THU 15:30 TO 16:10 New Instrument Concepts and Lab Characterizations II Session Chair: Jianyu Wang, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China) 15:30: TIRCIS: thermal infrared compact imaging spectrometer for small satellite applications, Robert Wright, Paul G. Lucey, Sarah T. Crites, Harold Garbeil, Mark Wood, Univ. of Hawai i at Manoa (USA)...[ ] 15:50: Spectral characterization of fs filamentation produced in atmosphere, Nagaraju Guthikonda, Samuel A. Nalam, Rajendhar J., Raghavendar Chikkonda, V. Rakesh Kumar, Manoj Kumar Gundawar, Prem Kiran Paturi, Univ. of Hyderabad (India)...[ ] SESSION 13 LOCATION: TANGO III...THU 16:10 TO 17:10 Landcover Use and Change Detection II Session Chair: Daniel K. Zhou, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA) 16:10: Classification of high-resolution satellite imagery by object-based image analysis and lidar data for urban landscape, Sarika S. Yadav, Imdad A. Rizvi, Terna Engineering College (India)...[ ] 16:30: Performance analysis of k-means and ISODATA clustering algorithms for landcover classification, Waseem Abbas Arbab, The Univ. of Agriculture, Peshawar (Pakistan); Nasru Minallah, Nasir Ahmad, Muhammad A. Ali Khan, Sahibzada A. R. Abid, Univ. of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar (Pakistan)...[ ] 16:50: Modelling of shoreline dynamics of the southeast coast of Tuticorin District, Tamil Nadu, Amaladas P., S. S. Ramakrishnan, Srinivasa R. K., Anna Univ., Chennai (India)...[ ] 38 SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

41 CONFERENCE 9881 LOCATION: DEBATE HALL Monday Thursday 4 7 April 2016 Proceedings of SPIE Vol Earth Observing Missions and Sensors: Development, Implementation, and Characterization IV Conference Chairs: Xiaoxiong J. Xiong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Saji Abraham Kuriakose, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (India); Toshiyoshi Kimura, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan) Conference Co-Chairs: James J. Butler, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Changyong Cao, NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (USA); Xingfa Gu, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China) Program Committee: Sachidananda Babu, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Munmun Dasgupta, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India); Raju U. Datla, National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA); Xiaolong Dong, Ctr. for Space Science and Applied Research (China); Jen-Chow Duh, NASA Headquarters (USA); Tim J. Hewison, EUMETSAT (Germany); Xiuqing Hu, National Satellite Meteorological Ctr. (China); Rajeev Jyoti, Indian Space Research Organization (India); Anil Kumar, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India); Raj Kumar, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Chuanrong Li, The National Remote Sensing Ctr. of China (China); G. Nagesh, ISRO Satellite Ctr. (India); Jens Nieke, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands); G. Nagendra Rao, ISRO Satellite Ctr. (India); Paul A. Rosen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA); Sanjeevi Shanmugam, Anna Univ. Chennai (India); Dong-Bin Shin, Yonsei Univ. (Korea, Republic of); Junqiang Sun, Global Science & Technology, Inc. (USA); Kazuhiro Tanaka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan); Jae-Gwang Won, Seoul National Univ. (Korea, Republic of) MONDAY 4 APRIL OPENING CEREMONY AND PLENARY SESSION LOCATION: TANGO ROOM...9:00 TO 17:20 Session Chair: Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA) 09:00 Welcome and Introduction Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO (India) Plenary Session I: Next Steps in Space Observation Vision for International Collaboration 09:15: From the Earth to the Universe: NASA s programs in Science, Technology, and Exploration Charles F. Bolden, Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (USA) 09:40: Remote Sensing: Times of The Greatest Challenge Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, Centre National d Études Spatiales (CNES) (France) 10:05: JAXA s Space Program: Delivering New Values to Society and Exploring the Space Frontier Naoki Okumura, President, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) (Japan) 10:30: Indian Remote Sensing Programme: Earth Observation to Space Exploration A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) (India) 10:55: Tea/Coffee Break 11:25: China Space Activities in Remote Sensing YanHua Wu, Deputy Administrator, Chinese National Space Agency (CNSA) (China) 11:50: EUMETSAT: Monitoring Weather and Climate from Space and the Importance of International Cooperation Alain Ratier, Director General, EUMETSAT (Germany) 12:15: Panel Discussion on Space, Earth, and Humanity Moderator: Shailesh Nayak, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) (India) 13:00: Lunch Break 14.00: Inaugural Session and Welcome Ceremony 15:00: Tea/Coffee Break Plenary Session II: Road Map to Space-based Earth Observations and Applications 15:30: Satellites, Science, and Societal Benefits: NASA s Earth Science and Applications Accomplishments and Plans Michael J. Freilich, Director, Earth Science Division, NASA Science Mission Directorate (NASA) (USA) 15:55: Space Technology for Weather and Climate Services in India Madhavan N. Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) (India) 16:20: Current Status and Challenges in Enabling Integration of Earth Observation Data and Geomatics for Governance and Developmental Planning in India Vinay K. Dadhwal, National Remote Sensing Centre, ISRO (India) 16:45: Democratizing Access to Remote Sensing Data for Societal and Environmental Benefit David Thau, Google, Inc. (USA) 17:10: Closing Remarks Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO (India)

42 CONFERENCE 9881 LOCATION: DEBATE HALL TUESDAY 5 APRIL SESSION 1 LOCATION: DEBATE HALL...TUE 8:20 TO 10:00 NISAR Mission I Session Chair: Paul A. Rosen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA) 8:20: Overview of the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar mission: science and applications for a changing world (Invited Paper), Paul A. Rosen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA); Raj Kumar, Tapan Misra, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Yunjin Kim, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA); Sanghamitra B. Dutta, NASA Headquarters (USA); Raghava Murthy, ISRO Satellite Ctr. (India)...[9881-1] 8:50: NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar: science and applications (Invited Paper), Raj Kumar, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Paul A. Rosen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA); Tapan Misra, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[9881-2] 9:20: NISAR ISRO science data processing and products, Krishna Murari Agrawal, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Raghav Mehra, Space Applications Ctr (India); Usha Sundari Ryali, Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[9881-3] 9:40: Three petabytes or bust: planning science observations for NISAR, Joshua Doubleday, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA)...[9881-4] Tea/Coffee Break... Tue 10:00 to 10:30 SESSION 2 LOCATION: DEBATE HALL... TUE 10:30 TO 12:10 NISAR Mission II Session Chair: Raj Kumar, Space Applications Ctr. (India) 10:30: The NASA science data system for NISAR, Sean M. Buckley, David T. Cuddy, Hook Hua, Paul A. Rosen, Piyush Agram, Maher F. Hanna, Elias Sayfi, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA)...[9881-5] 10:50: S-band synthetic aperture radar on board NISAR satellite, Rakesh Bhan, Tapan Misra, Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[9881-6] 11:10: NASA L-SAR instrument for the NISAR (NASA-ISRO) Synthetic Aperture Radar Mission, James Hoffman, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA)...[9881-7] 11:30: The NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR) mission spacecraft, Satish Ramanna, Vijayarama Raju Sagi, Sreekantha C. V., Cherukupalli V. H. S. Sarma, Prashanth P. S., Muralidhar K. V., Ashok K. Kakula, Kalpana S., Lalitkrushna J. Thakar, Venkata A. Raghavendra, ISRO Satellite Ctr. (India)...[9881-8] 11:50: ISRO s dual frequency airborne SAR pre-cursor to NISAR, V. Manavala Ramanujam, Suneela T. J. V. D., Space Applications Ctr. (India); Anup K. Das, Rakesh Bhan, Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[9881-9] Lunch Break... Tue 12:10 to 13:10 SESSION 3 LOCATION: DEBATE HALL... TUE 13:10 TO 14:50 CLARREO Mission I Session Chair: Bruce A. Wielicki, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA) 13:10: Climate change observation accuracy: requirements and economic value (Invited Paper), Bruce A. Wielicki, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); Roger M. Cooke, Resources for the Future (USA); Alexander A. Golub, American Univ. (USA); Rosemary R. Baize, Martin Mlynczak, Constantine Lukashin, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); Kurtis J. Thome, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Yolanda Shea, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); Greg A. Kopp, Peter Pilewskie, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (USA); Henry E. Revercomb, Frederick A. Best, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)...[ ] 13:40: Earth Observation System (EOS) for monitoring regional hydrological cycle and climate change (Invited Paper), Madhavan Nair Rajeevan, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)...[ ] 14:10: The infrared Absolute Radiance Interferometer (ARI) prototype for CLARREO demonstrates technical readiness, Henry E. Revercomb, Frederick A. Best, Joseph K. Taylor, P. Jonathan Gero, David C. Tobin, Robert O. Knuteson, Douglas P. Adler, Claire Pettersen, Mark P. Mulligan, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)...[ ] 14:30: Offner-based imaging spectrometer approach for the reflected solar instrument of CLARREO, Kurtis J. Thome, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Greg A. Kopp, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (USA); Joel McCorkel, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Peter Pilewskie, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (USA); Bruce A. Wielicki, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA)...[ ] Tea/Coffee Break... Tue 14:50 to 15:20 SESSION 4 LOCATION: DEBATE HALL...TUE 15:20 TO 16:40 CLARREO Mission II Session Chair: Saji Abraham Kuriakose, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (India) 15:20: Monitoring climate from space: a metrology perspective, Henry E. Revercomb, Nadia Smith, William L. Smith Sr., Elisabeth Weisz, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)...[ ] 15:40: Primary radiometric standards in support of possible climate change benchmark mission traceability, Sergey N. Mekhontsev, John T. Woodward, Joseph P. Rice, National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA)...[ ] 16:00: CLARREO: reference inter-calibration on orbit with reflected solar spectrometer, Constantine Lukashin, Carlos M. Roithmayr, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); Daniel S. Goldin, Wenbo Sun, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (USA); Bruce A. Wielicki, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA)...[ ] 16:20: Absolute shortwave-infrared spectral response detectorbased characterization using a monochromatic extended source, Joel McCorkel, Kurtis J. Thome, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Bruce A. Wielicki, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); Brendan McAndrew, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA).. [ ] 40 SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

43 SESSION 5 LOCATION: DEBATE HALL... TUE 16:40 TO 18:20 Sensor Pre-launch and Post-launch Calibration I Session Chair: Sanjeevi Shanmugam, Anna Univ., Chennai (India) CONFERENCE 9881 LOCATION: DEBATE HALL 16:40: Initial pre-launch radiometric performance of JPSS-1 VIIRS, Hassan Oudrari, Jeffrey McIntire, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (USA); Xiaoxiong J. Xiong, James J. Butler, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Qiang Ji, Thomas Schwarting, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (USA); Jinan Zeng, Fibertek, Inc. (USA)...[ ] 17:00: Post-launch calibration and testing of the advanced baseline imager on GOES-R Satellite, Chris Rollins, John F. Kline, Research Support Instruments, Inc. (USA); Jeffrey Kronenwetter, Chesapeake Aerospace, LLC (USA); William Lebair, Monica Todirita, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA)...[ ] 17:20: Post-launch calibration and testing of space weather instruments on GOES-R Satellite, Sivakumara Tadikonda, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Cindy Merrow, Stellar Solutions, Inc. (USA); Jeffrey Kronenwetter, Chesapeake Aerospace, LLC (USA); Gustave J. Comeyne III, Daniel G. Flanagan, Monica Todirita, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA) [ ] 17:40: Test results of proto-flight model of Second Generation Global Imager (SGLI) Infrared Scanning Radiometer (IRS), Kazuhiro Tanaka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan); Takahiro Amano, Tatsuya Uchikata, Takashi Sakashita, NEC Corp. (Japan)...[ ] 18:00: JPSS-1 science products algorithms development, characterization, and validation, Murty G. Divakarla, I. M. Systems Group, Inc. (USA); Lihang Zhou, Xingpin Liu, Walter Wolf, Fuzhong Weng, Thomas Atkins, Arron L. Layns, Ctr. for Satellite Applications and Research (USA)...[ ] WEDNESDAY 6 APRIL SESSION 6 LOCATION: DEBATE HALL...WED 8:00 TO 10:00 Existing and New Missions and Sensors I Session Chair: Xiaoxiong J. Xiong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA) 8:00: Overview of Japanese Earth observation missions (Invited Paper), Toshiyoshi Kimura, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)...[ ] 8:30: The EarthCARE mission development status (Invited Paper), Alain Lefebvre, Arnaud Heliere, Kotska Wallace, Damien Maeusli, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands); Eichi Tomita, Hirotaka Nakatsuka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan); Cyrille Lusteau, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)...[ ] 9:00: Wide swath and high-resolution optical imaging satellite of Japan, Haruyoshi Katayama, Eri Kato, Hiroko Imai, Masakazu Sagisaka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)...[ ] 9:20: Study of AMSR2 follow-on mission and instrument, Marehito Kasahara, Takashi Maeda, Misako Kachi, Norimasa Ito, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)...[ ] 9:40: Proto Flight Model (PFM) development status of visible and near-infrared radiometer (VNR) on the second-generation global imager (SGLI), Takashi Sakashita, Koichi Shiratama, Takahiro Amano, Shunji Tsuida, NEC Corp. (Japan); Kazuhiro Tanaka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)...[ ] Tea/Coffee Break...Wed 10:00 to 10:30 SESSION 7 LOCATION: DEBATE HALL...WED 10:30 TO 12:00 Existing and New Missions and Sensors II Session Chair: Toshiyoshi Kimura, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan) 10:30: Altimetry for the next decade and overview of the proposed Surface Water and Ocean Topography Mission (Invited Paper), Parag V. Vaze, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA)...[ ] 11:00: Current scientific activities for the Water Cycle Observation Mission, Jiancheng Shi, Tianjie Zhao, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China); Xiaolong Dong, National Space Science Ctr. (China)...[ ] 11:20: Snow and Water Imaging Spectrometer (SWIS): development of a CubeSat-compatible instrument, Holly A. Bender, Pantazis Mouroulis, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA); Christopher D. Smith, Sierra Lobo, Inc. (USA); Byron E. Van Gorp, Daniel W. Wilson, Colin H. Smith, Johannes Gross, Michael Eastwood, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA)...[ ] 11:40: Ensuring continuity of global Earth radiation budget observations: the Radiation Budge Instrument (RBI), Kory J. Priestley, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); Mohan Shankar, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (USA); Anum R. Barki, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA)...[ ] Lunch Break...Wed 12:00 to 13:

44 CONFERENCE 9881 LOCATION: DEBATE HALL SESSION 8 LOCATION: DEBATE HALL...WED 13:00 TO 14:20 New Research and Enabling Technology Session Chair: Junqiang Sun, Global Science & Technology, Inc. (USA) 13:00: A new approach to Earth radiation budget measurements: inclusion of coherence and polarization effects, Anum R. Barki, Kory J. Priestley, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); James R. Mahan, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (USA)...[ ] 13:20: SNR improvement for hyperspectral application using frame and pixel binning, Sami Ur Rehman, Ankush Kumar, Arup Banerjee, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] 13:40: Atmospheric profiling via satellite to satellite occultations near water and ozone absorption lines for weather and climate, Emil Kursinski, Space Sciences and Engineering (USA)...[ ] 14:00: Design of low-cost miniaturized SFCW ground penetration radar with initial results, Swati Shukla, Piyush Sinha, Manish Gupta, Anand Patel, V. Vishwanathan Vedam, Rajesh Chavda, Amita Shah, Deepak Putrevu, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] SESSION 9 LOCATION: DEBATE HALL...WED 14:20 TO 15:00 FPAs and Detectors I Session Chair: Sachidananda R. Babu, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA) 14:20: Recent sensor designs for Earth observation, Paul Jerram, David G. Morris, e2v technologies plc (United Kingdom)...[ ] 14:40: Electrical coupling in multi-array charge-coupled devices, Parul Singh, Vishal Sakervadiya, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Neeraj Dubey, Indian Space Research Organisation (India); Arup Banerjee, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] 42 POSTERS- WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON II LOCATION: PRE-FUNCTION AREA - LEVEL 2...WED 15:00 TO 16:00 Update of S-NPP VIIRS on-orbit operations, calibration, and performance, Xiaoxiong J. Xiong, James J. Butler, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Changyong Cao, NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (USA); Ning Lei, Kwofu Chiang, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (USA)...[ ] Comparison of FLAASH and QUAC atmospheric correction methods for Resourcesat-2 LISS-IV data, Varinder Saini, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (India); Reet Kamal Tiwari, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (India); R. P. Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (India)...[ ] LED characterization for development of on-board calibration unit of CCD-based advanced wide-field sensor camera of RESOURCESAT-2A, Abhijit Chatterjee, Somya S. Sarkar, P. Narayanbabu, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] MODIS on-orbit thermal emissive bands lifetime performance, Sriharsha Madhavan, Aisheng Wu, Na Chen, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (USA); Xiaoxiong J. Xiong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA)...[ ] Cross-calibration of the Oceansat-2 Ocean Colour Monitor (OCM) with Terra and Aqua MODIS, Amit Angal, Jake Brinkmann, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (USA); A. Senthil Kumar, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India); Xiaoxiong J. Xiong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA)...[ ] Radar cross-section calculation: an approach to validate derived RISAT-1 calibration constants, Shweta Sharma, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Gautam Dadhich, Parul R. Patel, Nirma Univ. (India); Aloke K. Mathur, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] Spatial and spectral characterization of a methane sensor for Earth observation, Moumita Dutta, Ankush Kumar, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Amit Kumar Singh, Space Applications Ctr (India); Somya S. Sarkar, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] Characterization of solid Fabry-Perot etalons operating in SWIR using two different optical techniques, Moumita Dutta, Ankush Kumar, Somya S. Sarkar, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] Higher-order calibration rectification for Terra MODIS long-wave infrared channels achieved by electronic crosstalk correction, Junqiang Sun, Global Science & Technology, Inc. (USA) and Ctr. for Satellite Applications and Research (USA); Sriharsha Madhavan, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (USA); Xiaoxiong J. Xiong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Menghua Wang, Ctr. for Satellite Applications and Research (USA)...[ ] A method for destriping ocean color data from OCM-2 sensor, Rakesh K. Singh, Palanisamy Shanmugam, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)...[ ] SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING Sub-pixel level corner detection and matching based method for evaluating band-to-band registration in multispectral cameras, Hiren Rambhia, Jitendra Sharma, Amit Dave, Ashish Mishra, Devashish R. Goswami, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] Validation of INSAT-3D atmospheric motion vectors for monsoon 2015, Priti Sharma, Indira Rani, Munmun Das Gupta, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[ ] Modeling of INSAT-3D imager scan geometry using Earth disc imageries for image restoration, Hiren Rambhia, Bela Vaidya, Ashish Mishra, Devashish R. Goswami, Saji A. Kuriakose, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] An approach for a comprehensive automation of electro-optical (EO) sensor characterization setups, Amit Dave, Jitendra Sharma, Anil Sukheja, Ashish Mishra, Devashish R. Goswami, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] Design and implementation of fast bipolar clock drivers for CCD imaging systems in space applications, Jayesh Jayarajan, Nishant Kumar, Amarnath Verma, Ramkrishna Thakkar, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] Pre-flight spectral and radiometric calibration of Resourcesat-2A- LISS3* payload, Harish Seth, Manoj P. Detroja, Deepa Padmanabhan, Vedant Raj, Anil Kumar, Somya S. Sarkar, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] Optical fiber sensor of selective filling of photonic crystal fiber by liquid injection, Li Wang, Beijing Univ. of Technology (China). [ ] On-orbit calibration and performance of S-NPP VIIRS DNB, Hongda Chen, Kwofu Chiang, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (USA); Xiaoxiong J. Xiong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA)...[ ] Calibration and reconstruction of hybrid polarimetric RISAT-1 data for pseudo quad-pol coherency matrix generation, Shashi Kumar, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India); Vivek Gupta, Banaras Hindu Univ., Varanasi (India)...[ ] Comparison of TanDEM-X and Cartosat-1 stereo DEMs over different terrains, Rinki Deo, Minaal Jain, Y. S. Rao, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)...[ ] Post launch calibration and testing of The Global Lightning Mapper on GOES-R Satellite, Marc D. Rafal, Arctic Slope Technical Services (USA) and NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Ruth Cholvibul, Orbital Science Corp. (USA) and NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Jared T. Clarke, Intergrety Applications Inc. (USA) and NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Jeffrey Kronenwetter, Chesapeake Aerospace, LLC (USA) and NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA)...[ ]

45 CONFERENCE 9881 LOCATION: DEBATE HALL Assessing and ensuring GOES-R magnetometer accuracy, Donald Chu, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Delano R. Carter, Thearality, Inc. (USA) and NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Jeffrey Kronenwetter, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Monica Todirita, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA)...[ ] Aerosol distribution and rainfall pattern over India using model simulation and satellite data, Sumita Kedia Gandhi, Sagar Kasid, Sahidul Islam, Akshara Kaginalkar, Ctr. for Development of Advanced Computing (India)...[ ] Urbanization and heavy rainfall in Mumbai: analysis with WRF, Sahidul Islam, Akshara Kaginalkar, Ctr. for Development of Advanced Computing (India)...[ ] A fundamental climate data record for microwave humidity sounder radiances, Viju Oommen John, Met Office (United Kingdom) and EUMETSAT (Germany); Roger W. Saunders, Met Office (United Kingdom); Helen Hanlon, EUMETSAT (Germany); William Ingram, Met Office (United Kingdom)...[ ] Himawari-8/AHI latest performance of navigation and calibration, Tasuku Tabata, Meteorological Satellite Ctr., Japan Meteorological Agency (Japan)...[ ] SESSION 10 LOCATION: DEBATE HALL...WED 16:00 TO 17:40 FPAs and Detectors II Session Chair: Rajeev Jyoti, Indian Space Research Organisation (India) 16:00: A setup for measuring the dynamic MTF of TDI devices, Neeraj Dubey, Arup Banerjee, Space Applications Ctr. (India).. [ ] 16:20: Design, development, characterization, and qualification of infrared focal plane area array detectors for space-borne imaging applications, Ankur Jain, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Arup Banerjee, Space Applications Ctr (India)...[ ] 16:40: Detectors and focal plane modules for weather satellites, Arvind I. D Souza, DRS Sensors & Targeting Systems, Inc. (USA); Sachidananda R. Babu, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA)...[ ] 17:00: Low dark current LWIR and VLWIR HgCdTe focal plane arrays at AIM, Markus Haiml, Detlef Eich, Wolfgang P. Fick, Heinrich Figgemeier, Stefan Hanna, Martin Mahlein, Wilhelm Schirmacher, Richard Thöt, AIM INFRAROT-MODULE GmbH (Germany)...[ ] 17:20: Infrared detector development for Earth observation, Keith Barnes, Peter Knowles, Nick Shorrocks, Ray P. Davis, SELEX ES Ltd. (United Kingdom)...[ ] THURSDAY 7 APRIL SESSION 11 LOCATION: DEBATE HALL...THU 8:20 TO 10:00 Sensor Pre-launch and Post-launch Calibration II Session Chair: Jen-Chow Duh, NASA Headquarters (USA) 8:20: GOES-R Space Environment In-Situ Suite: instruments overview, calibration results, data processing algorithms, and expected on-orbit performance, Gary Galica, Bronislaw K. Dichter, Michael Golightly, Chi-Wa Tsui, Assurance Technology Corp. (USA); Clifford Lopate, James Joseph Connell, The Univ. of New Hampshire (USA)...[ ] 8:40: Image navigation and registration performance assessment tool set for the GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager and Geostationary Lightning Mapper, Frank J. De Luccia, Scott Houchin, Brian Porter, Justin Graybill, Evan Haas, Patrick D. Johnson, Peter J. Isaacson, The Aerospace Corp. (USA); Alan D. Reth, Chesapeake Aerospace, LLC (USA)...[ ] 9:00: Instrument calibration architecture of RISAT-1 payload, Rakesh Bhan, Indian Space Research Organisation (India); Tapan Misra, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] 9:20: METEOSAT IR and WV channels fundamental climate data record: recalibration using HIRS and the relevance of FIDUCEO, Viju Oommen John, Rob Roebeling, Tim J. Hewison, Alessio Lattanzio, Jörg Schulz, EUMETSAT (Germany)...[ ] 9:40: Scatsat-1, an improved successor of Oscat: A glimpse of onboard processor enhancements and pre-launch performance analyses, Prantik Chakraborty, Priyanka Gupta, BSVGR Jogeswara Rao, Saravana Kumar, Nilesh M. Desai, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] Tea/Coffee Break...Thu 10:00 to 10:30 SESSION 12 LOCATION: DEBATE HALL...THU 10:30 TO 11:50 Sensor Pre-launch and Post-launch Calibration III Session Chair: Kazuhiro Tanaka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan) 10:30: Global space-based inter-calibration system reflective solar calibration reference: from Aqua MODIS to S-NPP VIIRS, Xiaoxiong J. Xiong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Aisheng Wu, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (USA); David R. Doelling, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); Changyong Cao, NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (USA); Amit Angal, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (USA); James J. Butler, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA)...[ ] 10:50: VIIRS reflective solar bands on-orbit calibration and performance: a four-and-half year update, Junqiang Sun, Global Science & Technology, Inc. (USA) and Ctr for Satellite Applications and Research (USA); Menghua Wang, Ctr. for Satellite Applications and Research (USA)...[ ] 11:10: On-orbit performance and calibration improvements for the reflective solar bands of Terra and Aqua MODIS, Amit Angal, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (USA); Xiaoxiong J. Xiong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Aisheng Wu, Hongda Chen, Xu Geng, Daniel Link, Yonghong Li, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (USA)...[ ] 11:30: Status of MODIS spatial and spectral characterization and performance, Daniel Link, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (USA); Xiaoxiong J. Xiong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Zhipeng Wang, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (USA). [ ] Lunch Break...Thu 11:50 to 12:

46 CONFERENCE 9881 LOCATION: DEBATE HALL SESSION 13 LOCATION: DEBATE HALL... THU 12:50 TO 13:50 Sensor Performance Validation and Vicarious Calibration I Session Chair: Xiaolong Dong, Ctr. for Space Science and Applied Research (China) 12:50: On-orbit radiometric performance characterization of S-NPP VIIRS reflective solar bands, Sirish Uprety, Colorado State Univ. (USA); Slawomir Blonski, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (USA); Changyong Cao, NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (USA) [ ] 13:10: Inter-calibration and monitoring of INSAT-3D imager and sounder using AIRS/IASI/CrIS, Ipshita Dey, Munn V. Shukla, Indian Space Research Organisation (India); Pradeep K. Thapliyal, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] 13:30: Absolute vicarious calibration of Landsat-8 OLI and Resourcesat-2 AWiFS sensors over Rann of Kutch site in Gujarat, Shweta Sharma, V. N. Sridhar, R. P. Prajapati, Space Applications Ctr. (India); K. M. Rao, Institute of Seismological Research (India); Aloke K. Mathur, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] SESSION 14 LOCATION: DEBATE HALL...THU 13:50 TO 15:10 Sensor Performance Validation and Vicarious Calibration II Session Chair: Anil Kumar, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India) 13:50: Site characterization for calibration of radiometric sensors using vicarious method, Shailesh Parihar, India Meteorological Dept. (India); Yogdeep Desai, Space Applications Ctr. (India); L. S. Rathore, A. K. Sharma, M. Mohapatra, India Meteorological Dept. (India); Rajeev Bhatla, Ravi S. Singh, Banaras Hindu Univ., Varanasi (India)...[ ] 14:10: Response versus scan-angle corrections for MODIS reflective solar bands using deep convective clouds, Rajendra Bhatt, Amit Angal, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (USA); David R. Doelling, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); Xiaoxiong J. Xiong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA); Aisheng Wu, Conor O. Haney, Benjamin R. Scarino, Arun Gopalan, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (USA)...[ ] 14:30: Uncertainty analysis of INSAT-3D sounder/imager radiances using radiosonde and NWP analysis, Prateek Kumar, Space Applications Ctr. (India); Ipshita Dey, Munn V. Shukla, Indian Space Research Organisation (India); Pradeep K. Thapliyal, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] 14:50: The test of vicarious calibration for land satellite using Rayleigh scattering over clean ocean, Xingfeng Chen, Zhengqiang Li, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China); Li Liu, China Ctr. for Resource Satellite Data and Applications (China); Xiaodong Mei, Zhao Liu, Yang Lv, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China); Bangyu Ge, Henan Polytechnic Univ. (China)...[ ] Tea/Coffee Break...Thu 15:10 to 15:40 SESSION 15 LOCATION: DEBATE HALL...THU 15:40 TO 16:20 Improved Data Analysis Methodologies and Techniques I Session Chair: Munmun Dasgupta, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India) 15:40: An improved algorithm for de-striping of ocean colour monitor imageries aided by measured sensor characteristics, Ashutosh Dutt, Ashish Mishra, Devashish R. Goswami, Space Applications Ctr. (India); A.S. Kiran Kumar, Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] 16:00: Thermal noise removal in hybrid polarimetry SAR data, Suneela T.J.V.D., V. Manavala Ramanujam, Amit Shukla, Deepak Putrevu, Tapan Misra, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] SESSION 16 LOCATION: DEBATE HALL...THU 16:20 TO 17:40 Improved Data Analysis Methodologies and Techniques II Session Chair: G. Nagendra Rao, ISRO Satellite Ctr. (India) 16:20: Impact of ionosphere on high-bandwidth chirp in L-band SAR and its mitigation, Partha S. Nandy, Deepak Putrevu, Space Applications Ctr. (India)...[ ] 16:40: C-band RISAT-1 imagery for geospatial mapping of cryospheric surface features in the Antarctic environment, Shridhar D. Jawak, National Ctr. for Antarctic & Ocean Research (India); Satej N. Panditrao, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India); Alvarinho J. Luis, National Ctr. for Antarctic & Ocean Research (India)...[ ] 17:00: Target detection in synthetic aperture radar imageries using scale invariant feature transform, Mangalraj P., Anupam Agarwal, Indian Institute of Information Technology (India)...[ ] 17:20: Simulation of SAR backscatter for forest vegetation, Richa Prajapati, Shashi Kumar, Shefali Agrawal, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India)...[ ] 44 SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

47 CONFERENCE 9882 LOCATION: RHYTHM LOUNGE Monday Thursday 4 7 April 2016 Proceedings of SPIE Vol Remote Sensing and Modeling of the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Interactions VI Conference Chairs: Tiruvalam N. Krishnamurti, Florida State Univ. (USA); Madhavan Nair Rajeevan, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India) Conference Co-Chairs: Riko Oki, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan); Yihui Ding, China Meteorological Administration (China) Program Committee: Ziad Haddad, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA); Guosheng Liu, Florida State Univ. (USA); Michiko Masutani, Joint Ctr. for Satellite Data Assimilation (USA), Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), Univ. of Maryland (USA); Ravi S. Nanjundiah, Indian Institute of Science (India) MONDAY 4 APRIL OPENING CEREMONY AND PLENARY SESSION LOCATION: TANGO ROOM...9:00 TO 17:20 Session Chair: Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA) 09:00 Welcome and Introduction Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO (India) Plenary Session I: Next Steps in Space Observation Vision for International Collaboration 09:15: From the Earth to the Universe: NASA s programs in Science, Technology, and Exploration Charles F. Bolden, Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (USA) 09:40: Remote Sensing: Times of The Greatest Challenge Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, Centre National d Études Spatiales (CNES) (France) 10:05: JAXA s Space Program: Delivering New Values to Society and Exploring the Space Frontier Naoki Okumura, President, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) (Japan) 10:30: Indian Remote Sensing Programme: Earth Observation to Space Exploration A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) (India) 10:55: Tea/Coffee Break 11:25: China Space Activities in Remote Sensing YanHua Wu, Deputy Administrator, Chinese National Space Agency (CNSA) (China) 11:50: EUMETSAT: Monitoring Weather and Climate from Space and the Importance of International Cooperation Alain Ratier, Director General, EUMETSAT (Germany) 12:15: Panel Discussion on Space, Earth, and Humanity Moderator: Shailesh Nayak, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) (India) 13:00: Lunch Break 14.00: Inaugural Session and Welcome Ceremony 15:00: Tea/Coffee Break Plenary Session II: Road Map to Space-based Earth Observations and Applications 15:30: Satellites, Science, and Societal Benefits: NASA s Earth Science and Applications Accomplishments and Plans Michael J. Freilich, Director, Earth Science Division, NASA Science Mission Directorate (NASA) (USA) 15:55: Space Technology for Weather and Climate Services in India Madhavan N. Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) (India) 16:20: Current Status and Challenges in Enabling Integration of Earth Observation Data and Geomatics for Governance and Developmental Planning in India Vinay K. Dadhwal, National Remote Sensing Centre, ISRO (India) 16:45: Democratizing Access to Remote Sensing Data for Societal and Environmental Benefit David Thau, Google, Inc. (USA) 17:10: Closing Remarks Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA); A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO (India)

48 CONFERENCE 9882 LOCATION: RHYTHM LOUNGE TUESDAY 5 APRIL OPENING REMARKS LOCATION: RHYTHM LOUNGE...13:30 TO 13:50 Tiruvalam N. Krishnamurti, Florida State Univ. (USA); Madhavan N. Rajeevan, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India) SESSION 1 LOCATION: RHYTHM LOUNGE... TUE 13:50 TO 15:10 Aerosol, Cloud, and Precipitation I Session Chairs: Tiruvalam N. Krishnamurti, Florida State Univ. (USA); Ana P. Barros, Duke Univ. (USA) 13:50: Global Satellite Mapping of Precipitation (GSMaP) product in the GPM era and its validation, Takuji Kubota, Misako Kachi, Riko Oki, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan); Kazumasa Aonashi, Meteorological Research Institute (Japan) and Japan Meteorological Agency (Japan); Tomoo Ushio, Osaka Univ. (Japan); Shoichi Shige, Kyoto Univ. (Japan); Yukari N. Takayabu, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)...[9882-1] 14:10: Measurement performance of future space-based Doppler lidar, Shoken Ishii, Philippe Baron, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan); Kozo Okamoto, Toshiyuki Ishibashi, Taichu Y. Tanaka, Tsuyoshi T. Sekiyama, Takashi Maki, Meteorological Research Institute (Japan); Koji Yamashita, Japan Meteorological Agency (Japan); Yohei Satoh, Takuji Kubota, Daisuke Sakaizawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan); Satoshi Ochiai, Motoaki Yasui, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan); Masaki Satoh, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan); Toshiki Iwasaki, Tohoku Univ. (Japan); Kyoka Gamo, Chikako Takahashi, Fujitsu FIP Corp. (Japan)...[9882-2] 14:30: MODIS sea surface temperature retrievals using different channel combinations and hybrid cloud detection, Prabhat K. Koner, Andrew R. Harris, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (USA)...[9882-4] 14:50: Towards understanding the variability of aerosol characteristics over the Indo-Gangetic Plain, V. Vinoj, Satyendra Kumar Pandey, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (India)...[9882-5] Tea/Coffee Break... Tue 15:10 to 15:40 SESSION 2 LOCATION: RHYTHM LOUNGE...TUE 15:40 TO 17:00 Aerosol, Cloud, and Precipitation II Session Chairs: Madhavan Nair Rajeevan, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); Tiruvalam N. Krishnamurti, Florida State Univ. (USA) 15:40: A new perspective on the aerosol cloud interaction in monsoon clouds, Thara V. Prabhakaran, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)...[9882-6] 16:00: Evaluation of NCMRWF unified model vertical cloud structure with CloudSat over the Indian summer monsoon region, A. JayaKumar, Ashu Mamgain, A. S. Jisesh, Saji Mohandas, R. Rakhi, E. N. Rajagopal, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[9882-7] 16:20: Genesis of elevated aerosol loading over the Indian region, Prijith S. S., P. V. N. Rao, National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India); Mannil Mohan, Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr. (India)...[9882-8] 16:40: Aerosols-cloud interaction during active-break cycle of Indian summer monsoon from satellite observations and cloud resolving model simulations, Anwesa Bhattacharya, Vuruputur Venugopal, Arindam Chakraborty, Indian Institute of Science (India)...[9882-9] WEDNESDAY 6 APRIL SESSION 3 LOCATION: RHYTHM LOUNGE... WED 9:00 TO 10:00 Satellite Data Assimilation I Session Chairs: Ziad Haddad, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA); Kavirajan Rajendran, CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute (India) 9:00: Recent results and proposed observing system simulation experiments (OSSE) to link research and operation, Michiko Masutani, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA) and Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Ctr. (USA) and Joint Ctr. for Satellite Data Assimilation (USA)...[ ] 9:20: Operational hydrological forecasting in regions of complex terrain using data assimilation, Ana P. Barros, Jing Tao, Duke Univ. (USA)...[ ] 9:40: Impact of AIRS profiles on prediction of Indian summer monsoon-2010 using WRF variational data assimilation system, Anant Parekh, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India).. [ ] Tea/Coffee Break...Wed 10:00 to 10:30 46 SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

49 SESSION 4 LOCATION: RHYTHM LOUNGE...WED 10:30 TO 12:10 Satellite Data Assimilation II Session Chairs: Ravi S. Nanjundiah, Indian Institute of Science (India); Thara V. Prabhakaran, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India) CONFERENCE 9882 LOCATION: RHYTHM LOUNGE 10:30: Reduction of uncertainty associated with future changes in Indian summer monsoon projected by climate models and assessment of monsoon teleconnections, Kavirajan Rajendran, Sajani Surendran, CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute (India); Akio Kitoh, Univ. of Tsukuba (Japan); Stella Jes Varghese, CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute (India) and Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR) (India)...[ ] 10:50: Impact of Megha-Tropiques SAPHIR radiance assimilation on the simulation of tropical cyclones over Bay of Bengal, Dhanya M., Deepak Gopalakrishnan, Anantharaman Chandrasekar, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (India); Sanjeev Kumar Singh, V. S. Prasad, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[ ] 11:10: Impact of advanced technology microwave sounder (ATMS) data in the NCMRWF 4D-VAR data assimilation system, S. Indira Rani, Swapan Mallick, Desamsetti Srinivas, John P. George, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[ ] 11:30: Role of precipitation assimilation in improving monsoon analysis and prediction, Deepa J. S., Sreenivas Pentakota, Chellappan Gnanaseelan, Rashmi Khandekar, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)...[ ] 11:50: Impact of satellite data assimilation on improving the ocean analysis and monsoon variability, Chellappan Gnanaseelan, Sreenivas Pentakota, Nadiminti Pavan Kumar, Rashmi Khandekar, Deepa J. S., Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)...[ ] Lunch Break...Wed 12:10 to 13:20 SESSION 5 LOCATION: RHYTHM LOUNGE...WED 13:20 TO 14:20 Satellite Data Assimilation III Session Chairs: Ravi S. Nanjundiah, Indian Institute of Science (India); Thara V. Prabhakaran, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India) 13:20: Examining the characteristics of clouds as simulated by NMM models, Mata Mahakur, R. Phani M. Krishna, Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay, S. A. Rao, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)...[ ] 13:40: Impact of EnVar hybrid assimilation using EnKF ensembles, V. S. Prasad, C. J. Johny, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India); Jagdeep S. Sodhi, Andhra Univ. (India); E. N. Rajagopal, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[ ] 14:00: High resolution land surface response of inland moving Indian monsoon depressions over Bay of Bengal, P. V. Rajesh, Sandeep Pattnaik, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (India)...[ ] SESSION 6 LOCATION: RHYTHM LOUNGE... WED 14:20 TO 17:10 Remote Sensing and Climate I Session Chairs: Michiko Masutani, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA); Takuji Kubota, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan) 14:20: Whether ice clouds warm or cool the Earth, Guosheng Liu, Yulan Hong, Florida State Univ. (USA)...[ ] 14:40: Quantifying and monitoring convection intensity from mm-wave sounder observations, Ziad Haddad, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA)...[ ] 15:00: Marine ecosystem response to the rapid warming over the tropical Indian Ocean, Roxy Mathew Koll, Aditi Modi, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); Raghu Murtugudde, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (USA); Vinu Valsala, Swapna Panickal, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); S. Prasanna Kumar, CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (India); M. Ravichandran, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India); Marcello Vichi, Univ. of Cape Town (South Africa); Marina Lévy, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France).[ ] Tea/Coffee Break...Wed 15:20 to 15:50 15:50: Effect of tropical cyclones on the STE processes using multisatellite observations, Venkat Ratnam Madineni, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India); Ravindra Babu Saginela, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological Univ. (India); B. V. Krishna Murthy, Ceebros (India); B. Venkateswara Rao, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological Univ. (India)...[ ] 16:10: Recent land-use land-cover changes and their impact on the evolution and structure of thunderstorms in New Delhi, Ashu Mamgain, C. K. Unnikrishnan, E. N. Rajagopal, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[ ] 16:30: Precipitation-aerosol relationship over the Indian region during drought and excess summer monsoon years, Sajani Surendran, Kavirajan Rajendran, V. B. Arya, CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute (India)...[ ] 16:50: Impact of river runoff into the ocean on climate, Jahfer Sharif, P. N. Vinayachandran, Ravi S. Nanjundiah, Indian Institute of Science (India)...[ ]

50 CONFERENCE 9882 LOCATION: RHYTHM LOUNGE 48 THURSDAY 7 APRIL SESSION 7 LOCATION: RHYTHM LOUNGE...THU 8:40 TO 10:00 Remote Sensing and Climate II Session Chairs: Raghavan Krishnan, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); Shoken Ishii, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan) 8:40: Impact of INSAT-3D satellite and other space- and terrestrialbased observing systems on weather analysis and forecast over the Indian region, Randhir Singh, Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] 9:00: Aerosol simulations over the Indian region: comparison with ground- and satellite-derived observations, Ravi S. Nanjundiah, Gaurav Govardhan, S. K. Satheesh, Indian Institute of Science (India)...[ ] 9:20: The Southern Bay of Bengal cold pool: observations and modeling, P. N. Vinayachandran, Indian Institute of Science (India)...[ ] 9:40: Land-atmosphere coupling characteristics over Indian region obtained from satellite observations and model simulations, Shubhi Agrawal, Arindam Chakraborty, Eswar Rajasekar, Muddu Sekhar, Indian Institute of Science (India)...[ ] POSTERS-THURSDAY MORNING I LOCATION: PRE-FUNCTION AREA - LEVEL 1...THU 10:00 TO 11:00 A cloud detection through background surface reflectance prediction with pre-running BRD components, Sungwon Choi, Kyung-Soo Han, Pukyong National Univ. (Korea, Republic of); Jongmin Yeom, Korea Aerospace Research Institute (Korea, Republic of); Morang Huh, Pukyong National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)..[9882-3] Incessant heavy rainfall event of June 2013 over Uttarakhand, India, Manish Ranalkar, India Meteorological Dept. (India); Hemantkumar S. Chaudhari, Anupam Hazra, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); Gaurishankar Sawaisarge, India Meteorological Dept. (India)...[ ] Impact of GNSS-IPW observations on NGFS, C. J. Johny, V. S. Prasad, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)... [ ] Aerosols cloud interactions: effect on precipitation, Jasmine S. Takle, India Meteorological Dept. (India) and Savitribai Phule Pune Univ. (India) and Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); Rajamma S. Maheskumar, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)..[ ] Different seasonal SST pattern and associated cloud cover over Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal revealed from satellite data, Panini Dasgupta, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); Charu Singh, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India)...[ ] Fe-dust deposition and phytoplankton bloom in Arabian Sea during dust storm 2012, Kunal Bali, CSIR-National Physical Lab. (India)...[ ] Characteristics of clouds over Western Ghat during the active and break phase of Indian summer monsoon by using Ka-band Doppler weather radar and other reanalysis data, Kaustav Chakravarty, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); M. Kalshetti, Savitribai Phule Pune Univ. (India); Samir Pokhrel, Mata Mahakur, Subrata Das, Sachin M. Deshpande, M. C. R. Kalapureddy, Govindan Pandithurai, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)...[ ] Impact of hypersepectral radiance in the simulation of tropical cyclone using NCUM regional model, Ashish Routray, John P. George, Vivek Singh, S. Indira Rani, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[ ] Assimilation of ASCAT winds using 4DVAR: an impact study, Desamsetti Srinivas, S. Indira Rani, Swapan Mallick, John P. George, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[ ] Efforts in assimilating Indian satellite data in the NGFS and monitoring of their quality, V.S. Prasad, Sanjeev K. Singh, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[ ] Characteristics of cyclone-generated gravity waves observed using assimilated WRF model simulations, Hima Bindu Hanumanthu, Venkat Ratnam Madineni, Yesubabu V., National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India); C. V. Naidu, Andhra Univ. (India)...[ ] Thermodynamical and cloud microphysical response during the transition from southwest to northeast monsoon, Sathy Nair, E. A. Resmi, Gayatri Kulkarni, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); Neelam Malap, India Meteorological Dept. (India); Sachin Patade, Thara V. Prabhakaran, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)...[ ] Scattering phase function for particulates in water: modeling and validation, Sanjay K. Sahu, Palanisamy Shanmugam, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)...[ ] A review of recent evaluation of satellite estimates sea surface salinity in the tropical Indian Ocean, Imranali M. Momin, Ashis K. Mitra, Debasis K. Mahapatra, E. N. Rajagopal, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[ ] Height of warm core in very severe cyclonic storm: INSAT-3D perspective, S. Indira Rani, V. S. Prasad, E. N. Rajagopal, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India); Swati Basu, Ministry of Earth Sciences (India)...[ ] Microphysical characteristics of cirrus clouds: observations and model simulations, Jaya Rao Yeddu, Ramesh Vellore, Govindan Pandithurai, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)...[ ] Particle size distribution properties in mixed-phase monsoon clouds from in-situ measurements during CAIPEEX, Sachin Patade, Thara V. Prabhakaran, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); Duncan Axisa, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (USA); Gayatri Kulkarni, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); Andrew J. Heymsfield, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (USA)...[ ] Impact of AWiFS-derived land-use land-cover on simulation of heavy rainfall, Srinivasarao Karri, Biswadip Gharai, S. V. S. Sai Krishna, P. V. N. Rao, National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India)...[ ] Effects of agriculture crop residue burning on aerosol properties and long-range transport over northern India: a study using satellite data and model simulations, K. Vijayakumar, P. D. Safai, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); Panuganti C. S. Devara, Amity Univ. Haryana (India)...[ ] Forecasting of monsoon heavy rains: challenges in NWP, Kuldeep Sharma, Raghavendra Ashrit, Gopal Iyengar, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India); Rajeev Bhatla, Banaras Hindu Univ.,Varanasi (India); E. N. Rajagopal, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[ ] Analysis and evaluation of Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) forecast data for Indian summer monsoon, Medha Deshpande, Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); Michiko Masutani, Zaizhong Ma, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA); Lars Riishojgaard, Joint Ctr. for Satellite Data Assimilation (USA); R. Michael Hardesty, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA); George D. Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Inc. (USA); Ramesh K. Kakar, NASA Headquarters (USA); B. N. Goswami, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (India)...[ ] Vertical distribution of aerosols over the east coast of India, Kala K. Nair, S. K. Satheesh, Indian Institute of Science (India); Sunilkumar K., Hindustan Univ. (India); S. K. Satheesh, Indian Institute of Science (India)...[ ] Estimation of rain-water content from simultaneous measurement of x-band radar, micro-rain radar, and disdrometer, Subrata K. Das, Sachin M. Deshpande, Kaustav Chakravarty, M. C. R. Kalapureddy, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)...[ ] Water vapor transport from the Indian monsoon region: the phenomenon of atmospheric river, Sree Raghav, G. Mrudula, SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING CSIR-National 2016 Aerospace Labs. (India)...[ ]

51 POSTERS-THURSDAY MORNING II LOCATION: PRE-FUNCTION AREA - LEVEL 2...THU 10:00 TO 11:00 CONFERENCE 9882 LOCATION: RHYTHM LOUNGE Mesoscale gravity waves in Komen cyclonic storm, Devajyoti Dutta, Ministry of Earth Sciences (India); K. A. Jyothi, D. Preveen Kumar, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[ ] Localised spherical harmonics: cross fertilization of ideas across NWP and satellite geodesy, Janakiraman S., Ctr. for Development of Advanced Computing (India)...[ ] Aerosol effects on cloud microphysical properties of deep clouds over Indian region: a case study on convective invigoration, Gayatri Kulkarni, Sachin Patade, Thara V. Prabhakaran, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)...[ ] Possible development mechanisms of pre-monsoon thunderstorms over Northeast and East India, Sunanda Narayanan, Gokul Vishwanathan, G. Mrudula, CSIR-National Aerospace Labs. (India)...[ ] Physical and biological interaction of mesoscale eddies on primary production over Bay of Bengal, Balaguru B., S. S. Ramakrishnan, Anna Univ., Chennai (India)...[ ] Convective cloud characteristics over the Western Ghats in India using X-band Doppler radar observations, Utsav Bhowmik, Sachin M. Deshpande, Subrata Kumar Das, Govindan Pandithurai, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)...[ ] Cyclone Komen -- the ununsual cyclone during monsoon 2015: an analysis, Sujithlal S. P., G. Mrudula, CSIR-National Aerospace Labs. (India)...[ ] Seasonal dynamics of the coastal circulation on the northwestern continental shelf of India, Swapna Mulukutla, Shashank K. Mishra, Shiva Shankar Manche, Rabindra K. Nayak, Vinay K. Dadhwal, National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India) and Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] Effect of el-nino on Southwest Monsoon 2015, Vidhulakshmi K. U., G. Mrudula, CSIR-National Aerospace Labs. (India)...[ ] Seasonal dynamics of circulation in Hooghly Estuary and its adjacent coastal oceans, Shashank K. Mishra, Swapna Mulukutla, Shiva Shankar Manche, Rabindra K. Nayak, Vinay K. Dadhwal, National Remote Sensing Ctr. (India)...[ ] Estimating root mean square errors in INSAT-3D retrieved temperature and moisture sounding using triple collocation method, Tarkeshwar Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India); Rashmi Mittal, IBM Research - India (India); Harish C. Upadhyaya, Om P. Sharma, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India)...[ ] Onset of Indian Summer Monsoon: a retrospective analysis, Sruthi S., G. Mrudula, CSIR-National Aerospace Labs. (India).. [ ] Precipitation susceptibility estimates over Indian region using ground and satellite remote sensing systems, Govindan Pandithurai, P. P. Leena, Anilkumar V., Sravanthi M., Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)...[ ] The teleconnection between Southern Annular Mode and Indian Summer Monsoon, Suchithra Sundaram, Sathyabama Univ. (India)...[ ] Effect of large-scale vertical motions on SST-cloud relationships observed over tropical Indian Ocean, Ravi Kiran Varaha, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India); Madhavan Nair Rajeevan, Indian Institue of Tropical Meteorology (India); Harish S. Gadhavi, T. Narayana Rao, Achuthan Jayaraman, National Atmospheric Research Lab. (India)...[ ] An automated fog monitoring system for the Indo-Gangetic Plains based on multispectral satellite measurements, Dinesh Patil, Ritesh Gautam, Sarwar Rizvi, Reema Chourey, Manoj Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)...[ ] The spatio-temporal structures and role of low- and high-frequency intraseasonal modes in Indian summer monsoon rainfall observed in TRMM data, Nirupam Karmakar, Arindam Chakraborty, Ravi S. Nanjundiah, Indian Institute of Science (India)...[ ] Relation between tropical cyclone heat potential and cyclone intensity in the North Indian Ocean, Babita Jangir, D. Swain, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (India); T. V. S. Udaya Bhaskar, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India)...[ ] Seasonal prediction of Indian summer monsoon rainfall in NCEP CFSv2: forecast and predictability error, Samir Pokhrel, Subodh K. Saha, Ashish Dhakate, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); Hasibur Rahman, Indian National Ctr. for Ocean Information Services (India); Hemantkumar S. Chaudhari, Kiran Salunke, Anupam Hazra, Sujith Krishna, D. R. Sikka, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)...[ ] Observing Simulation System Experiment (OSSE) of spaceborne Doppler wind lidar in Japan, Kozo Okamoto, Meteorological Research Institute (Japan); Shoken Ishii, Philippe Baron, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan); Toshiyuki Ishibashi, Taichu Y. Tanaka, Meteorological Research Institute (Japan); Takuji Kubota, Riko Oki, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan); Kyoka Gamo, Fujitsu FIP Corp. (Japan)...[ ]

52 CONFERENCE 9882 LOCATION: RHYTHM LOUNGE 11:00: A mechanism for the maintenance of MJO using scale interactions and DYNAMO/satellite data sets., Tiruvalam N. Krishnamurti, Sarvesh K. Dubey, Vinay Kumar, Amit Bhardwaj, Deepa Raveendranpillai, Florida State Univ. (USA)...[ ] 11:20: Assessing the impact of remotely-sensed land products (LAI, GVF) and TRMM 3-hourly precipitation in the regional weather modeling system, Anil Kumar, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Ctr. (USA) [ ] SESSION 8 LOCATION: RHYTHM LOUNGE...THU 11:00 TO 12:00 Atmospheric and Ocean Modeling I Session Chairs: Guosheng Liu, Florida State Univ. (USA); P. N. Vinayachandran, Indian Institute of Science (India) 11:40: Sensitivity of soil water in community atmosphere model for Indian Summer Monsoon (ISM), Sukanta K. Das, Sanjib K. Deb, Chandra M. Kishtawal, Pradip K. Pal, Space Applications Ctr. (India) and Indian Space Research Organisation (India)...[ ] Lunch Break...Thu 12:00 to 13:10 SESSION 9 LOCATION: RHYTHM LOUNGE... THU 13:10 TO 15:10 Atmospheric and Ocean Modeling II Session Chairs: Arindam Chakraborty, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India); Anil Kumar, Space Applications Ctr. (India) 13:10: Improvement of systematic bias of mean state and the intraseasonal variability of CFSv2 through superparameterization and revised cloud-convection-radiation parameterization, Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay, R. Phani M. Krishna, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); Bidyut B. Goswami, Univ. of Victoria (Canada); S. Abhik, Monash Univ. (Australia); Malay Ganai, Mata Mahakur, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); Marat Khairoutdinov, Stony Brook Univ. (USA); Jimy Dudhia, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (USA)...[ ] 13:30: An effort to improve track and intensity prediction of tropical cyclones through vortex initialization in NCUM global model, Vivek Singh, Ashish Routray, Swapan Mallick, John P. George, E. N. Rajagopal, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)...[ ] 13:50: The IITM Earth system model, Raghavan Krishnan, Swapna Panickal, Ayantika Dey Choudhury, Prajeesh A. G., Sandeep N. Setti, Ketan Kulkarni, Roxy Mathew Koll, Ramesh Vellore, Manmeet Singh, Preethi Bhaskar, Milind Mujumdar, Aditi Modi, Sudhir Sabade, Bhupendra Singh, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India)...[ ] 14:10: Exploring monsoonal progression using satellite-driven soil wetness and precipitation products, Nihat Cubukcu, David Bachiochi, Alan Basist, WeatherPredict Consulting Inc. (USA)...[ ] 14:30: Prediction of tropical cyclones over North Indian Ocean using HWRF model: sensitivity to assimilation of ASCAT and ATOVS datasets, Venkata B. Dodla, Desamsetti Srinivas, K L Univ. (India); Hari Prasad Dasari, King Abdullah Univ. of Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia); Chinna Satyanarayana Gubbala, K L Univ. (India)...[ ] 14:50: Prediction of severe thunderstorms over Sriharikota Island by using The WRF-ARW operational model, Paparao Gunta, Rajasekhar Meka, Pushpa Saroja Rapeti, Sreeshna T., Satish Dhawan Space Ctr., SHAR (India); Madhavan Nair Rajeevan, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); S. S. V. S. Ramakrishna, Andhra Univ. (India)...[ ] CLOSING REMARKS LOCATION: RHYTHM LOUNGE...15:10 TO 15:30 Madhavan N. Rajeevan, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (India); Tiruvalam N. Krishnamurti, Florida State Univ. (USA) 50 SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

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54 INDEX OF AUTHORS, CHAIRS, AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS Bold = SPIE Member A A, Subbunagulu [ ] SPWM1 A. D., Udhayaraj [ ] SPWM2 A. G., Prajeesh [ ] S9 Abhik, S. [ ] S9 Abid, Sahibzada Abdur Rahman [ ] S13 Abo, Makoto 9879 Program Committee Acharya, Bipin Kumar [ ] S4 Adhikari, Arpita [ ] S12 Adler, Douglas P. [ ] S3 Agarwal, Neeraj [ ] S3, [ ] S4 Agarwal, Shefali [9877-8] S2, [ ] S4, [ ] S7 Aggarwal, Shivprasad [ ] SPWM2, [ ] S11, [ ] S3 Agram, Piyush [9881-5] S2 Agrawal, Anupam [ ] S16 Agrawal, Jigyasu [ ] SPWM1 Agrawal, Krishna Murari [9881-3] S1 Agrawal, Neeraj [9877-9] S2 Agrawal, Shefali [ ] S16 Agrawal, Shubhi [ ] S7 Ahluwalia, Asmeet [ ] SPWM1 Ahluwalia, Rajiv S. [ ] S14 Ahmad, Nasir [ ] S13 Ahmed, Gazi A. [ ] S9 Ahmed, Samir [9878-7] S2 Ahn, Changwoo [ ] S9 Ajai, Ajai [ ] S10 Ajayakumar, Revathy S. [ ] SPTA1 Akbar AS, Muhammad [ ] S8 Albert, Michael M. [9879-8] S2 Ali Khan, Muhammad Akbar [ ] S13 Ali, Iram [ ] S14 Ali, Nahida [ ] SPWM2 Ali, Syed Moosa [ ] S8, [9878-8] S2 Altaf, Sadaff [ ] SPWM2 Amano, Takahiro [ ] S5, [ ] S6 Amin, Muzamil [ ] SPWM2 Amiot, Thierry [ ] S6 Amrutkar, Rushanka P. [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1 Anand, Amrita [ ] SPWA1 Andreadis, Konstantinos [ ] S7 Angal, Amit [ ] S12, [ ] S14, [ ] SPWA2, [ ] S12 Angot, Gullaume [ ] S5 Annadurai, R. [ ] SPWM1 Antill, Charles W. [9879-3] S1 Antony, Tinu [ ] S8, [ ] S8 Aonashi, Kazumasa [9882-1] S1 Aouf, Lotfi [ ] S6 Aoyama, Takashi [ ] SPTA2 Aranha, Malcolm [ ] SPWA1 Aravind, S. [ ] SPWA1 Arbab, Waseem Abbas [ ] S13 Argamosa, Reginald Jay L. [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Arman, Andi [ ] SPWM1 Arora, Manoj Kumar [ ] S9, [ ] SPWA1 Arora, Mohit [ ] SPWM1 Arya, Bhuwan Chandra [ ] S7 Arya, V. B. [ ] S6 Asai, Kazuhiro [9879-2] S1, [9879-7] S2 Ashrit, Raghavendra [ ] SPThM1 Asrar, Ghassem 9877 Program Committee, [ ] S3, [ ] SPWM1 Atkins, Thomas [ ] S5 Atkinson, Nigel [ ] S5 Avdikos, Giorgos [ ] S8 Axisa, Duncan [ ] SPThM1 Ayoub, Sameena [ ] SPWM2 B B. S., Murthy [ ] SPTM2 B., Balaguru [ ] SPThM2 Babu, K. N. [ ] S3, [ ] S3 Babu, S. Suresh 9876 Program Committee, 9876 S9 Session Chair, [ ] SPTM2, [ ] SPTA1, [ ] SPTA1, [ ] S9, [ ] SPTM1, [ ] SPTM1 Babu, Sachidananda R Program Committee, 9881 S9 Session Chair, [ ] S10 Bachiochi, David [ ] S9 Baduru, Balaji [ ] S2, [ ] SPTM2 Bahri, Rendy [ ] SPWM2 Baize, Rosemary R. [ ] S3 Baja, Sumbangan [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPWM1 Bajpai, Kirti [ ] SPWM2 Bakhanov, Victor V. [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Bakshi, Honey [ ] SPTM1 Bali, Kunal [ ] SPThM1 Baliarsingh, Sanjiba K. [ ] S8, [ ] S8 Banerjee, Arkadeb [ ] SPTM2 Banerjee, Arup [ ] S6, [ ] S11, [ ] S8, [ ] S9, [ ] S10, [ ] S10, [ ] S10 Banerjee, Chandan [ ] SPWM2 Bankert, Richard L. [ ] S7 Bannerjee, Sneha [ ] SPTM1 Baranoski, Gladimir V. G. [ ] S6, [ ] S4 Baray, Jean-Luc [9879-9] S3 Barik, Kamal Kumar [ ] SPWM1 Barille, Laurent [ ] S8 Barki, Anum R. [ ] S7, [ ] S8 Barnes, Keith [ ] S10 Barnet, Chris [ ] S3 Barnet, Chris [9880-2] S1 Baron, Philippe [9882-2] S1, [ ] SPThM2 Barros, Ana P S1 Session Chair, [ ] S3 Basist, Alan [ ] S9 Basu, Swati [ ] SPTM1, [ ] SPThM1 Behera, Rajesh Kumar [9878-9] S2 Bell, William [ ] S5 Bender, Holly A. [ ] S7 Best, Frederick A. [ ] S3, [ ] S3 Bhan, Rakesh [ ] S11, [9881-6] S2, [9881-9] S2 Bhan, S. C. [ ] S8 Bhanage, Vinayak [ ] SPTM2 Bhanumurthy, Veerubhotla [ ] S3 Bharathi, G. [ ] SPTM2 Bhardwaj, Amit [ ] S8 Bharti, Rajiv R. [ ] S5 Bharti, Vidhi [ ] SPTM2 Bhaskar, Preethi [ ] S9 Bhate, Jyothi [ ] S9 Bhati, Shweta [ ] SPTA1 Bhati, Sunil [ ] S11 Bhatla, Rajeev [9880-9] S2, [ ] S14, [ ] SPThM1 Bhatpuria, Dhyey [ ] S8 Bhatt, Rajendra [ ] S14 Bhattacharya, Anwesa [9882-9] S2 Bhattacharya, Avik [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPWA1 Bhattacharya, Bimal K Program Committee, [ ] S7, [ ] S8, [ ] S13, [ ] S4 Bhattacharya, Satadru [ ] S10 Bhowmik, Utsav [ ] SPThM2 Bhushan, Shashank [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPWM1 Bhushan, Shashank [ ] S14 Bi, Yanmeng [ ] SPTM1 Bisht, Ratan Singh [ ] S10 Biswas, Amiya [ ] S11 Blanc, Elisabeth [ ] S5 Blonski, Slawomir [ ] S13 Bloom, Hal J. [ ] S3 Bogatov, Nikolay A. [ ] SPTA2 Borovski, Alexander N. [ ] S11, [ ] SPWA1 Boruah, Manash J. [ ] S9 Bose, Soumojit [ ] S6 Brinkmann, Jake [ ] SPWA2 Bruscantini, Cintia [ ] S7 Buckley, Sean M. [9881-5] S2 Buddhiraju, Krishna M. [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1 Bureau, Jérôme [ ] S3 Burlakov, Vladimir D. [ ] SPTA2 Burrala, Padmakumari [ ] S12, [ ] SPTM1 Butler, James J Conference CoChair, [ ] S5, [ ] SPWA2, [ ] S12 Buzzi, Andrea [ ] S8 C C. V., Sreekantha [9881-8] S2 C., Abirami [ ] SPWA1 Cai, Nengbin [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1 Cammas, Jean-Pierre [9879-9] S3 Camy-Peyret, Claude [ ] S3 Cao, Changyong 9881 Conference CoChair, [ ] SPWA2, [ ] S13, [ ] S12 Cao, Jiahao [ ] SPWA1 Cao, XiaoGuang [9878-1] S1 Carter, Delano R. [ ] SPWA2 Castillan, Patrick [ ] S6 Ch, Purnachand [ ] S5 Chakrabarty, Chandrima [ ] SPTM2 Chakraborty, Abhisek [ ] S4 Chakraborty, Arindam [ ] S7, [ ] SPThM2, [9882-9] S2 Chakraborty, Arun [ ] S6 Chakraborty, Arup Lal [ ] SPTM1 Chakraborty, Kunal [ ] SPThM2 Chakraborty, Prantik [ ] S10, [ ] S6, [ ] S11 Chakraborty, Rohit [ ] SPTM1, [ ] SPTM1 Chakravarthy, Balaji [ ] S10 Chakravarty, Kaustav [ ] S2, [ ] S5, [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S8, [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM1 Chander, Shard [ ] S4 Chandi, Ravinder S. [ ] S4 Chandra, A. Bhuvan [ ] S11 Chandrasekar, Anantharaman [ ] S4 Chandrasekar, V Program Committee, 9876 S8 Session Chair, [ ] S3, [ ] S4, [ ] S4, [ ] SPTM1 Chang, Mei Yu [ ] SPTM2 Chang, Shih-Yu [ ] S8 Chapron, Bertrand [ ] S4, [ ] S6 Chatterjee, Abhijit [ ] SPWA2 Chatterjee, R. S. [ ] S6 Chattoraj, Shovan Lal [ ] S8 Chaudhari, Hemantkumar S. [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM2 Chaudhari, K. N. [ ] SPWA1 Chaudhary, Aditya [ ] S3, [ ] S5 Chauhan, Hasmukh [ ] SPWM1 Chauhan, Mamta [ ] S10 Chauhan, P. [ ] S14 Chauhan, Prakash [ ] S7, [ ] SPWM1, 9878 Program Committee, [ ] S4, [ ] S8, [ ] S8, [ ] SPTA2, 9880 Conference Chair, 9880 S10 Session Chair, 9880 S9 Session Chair, [ ] S10, [ ] S10 Chavda, Rajesh [ ] S8 Chen, Feng [ ] SPTM1, [ ] SPWM1 Chen, Hongda [ ] SPWA2 Chen, Hongda [ ] S12 Chen, Jianyu [ ] S8 Chen, Jing M Conference Chair, 9877 S12 Session Chair, 9877 S4 Session Chair, 9877 S6 Session Chair, [ ] S4 Chen, Lin [ ] SPTA1 Chen, Linxiang [ ] S5 Chen, Na [ ] SPWA2 Chen, Tenn F. [ ] S6, [ ] S4 Chen, Weibiao 9879 Program Committee, [ ] S3 Chen, Wei-Nai [ ] S8 Chen, Xiaowen [ ] S11 Chen, Xingfeng [ ] SPTA2, [ ] S14 Cheng, Peng [ ] SPWM1 Cheng, Tao [ ] S5 Cheng, Xuewu [ ] S5 Chiang, Kwofu Vincent [ ] SPWA2, [ ] SPWA2 Chikkonda, Raghavendar [ ] S12 Choi, Sungwon [9882-3] S1 Choksi, Deepak V. [ ] SPWA1 Cholvibul, Ruth [ ] SPWA2 Choudhari, Nandini R. [ ] SPWM1 Choudhary, Manoj [ ] SPWM2 Chouksey, Arpit [ ] S11 Chourey, Reema [ ] SPThM2 Chowdhuri, Subharthi [ ] SPThM1 Chowdhury, Arup Roy [ ] S11 Chu, Donald [ ] SPWA2 Chudasama, Bijal [ ] 52 SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

55 INDEX OF AUTHORS, CHAIRS, AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS Bold = SPIE Member SPWM2, [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1 Chueh, Chih-Che [ ] S3 Chulichkov, Alexey I. [ ] SPTA1 ChunXiang, Cao [ ] S4 Clarke, Jared T. [ ] SPWA2 Claud, Chantal [ ] S5 Clerbaux, Cathy [9880-1] S1 Collard, Fabrice [ ] S4 Comeyne, Gustave J. [ ] S5 Concho, Paulina [ ] S6 Connell, James Joseph [ ] S11 Conte, Dario [ ] S8 Cooke, Roger M. [ ] S3 Cossuth, Joshua [ ] S7 Crites, Sarah T. [ ] S12 Croft, Holly [ ] S4 Cubukcu, Nihat [ ] S9 Cuddy, David T. [9881-5] S2 Cui, Yurong [ ] S10 D D., Mitra [ ] SPTM2, [ ] SPWM1 Dadhich, Gautam [ ] SPWA2 Dadhwal, Vinay K. [ ] S11, [ ] S5, [ ] S6, [9878-6] S2, [ ] SPThM2, [ ] SPThM2 Dani, Kundan K. [ ] S2, [ ] SPTM2 Darji, N. P. [ ] SPWM1 Das, Amal P. [ ] S13 Das, Anup K. [ ] S12, [9877-7] S2, [9881-9] S2 Das, Narendra [ ] S7, [9877-5] S1 Das, Prasenjit [ ] S7 Das, Prasenjit [ ] SPTM1 Das, S. K. [ ] S7 Das, Siddarth Shankar [ ] S6, [ ] S7, [ ] S11 Das, Subrata Kumar [ ] S5, [ ] S8, [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM2 Das, Sukanta Kumar [ ] S10 Dasari, Hari Prasad [ ] S10 Dasgupta, Munmun [ ] S5, 9881 Program Committee, 9881 S15 Session Chair, [ ] SPWA2 Dasgupta, Panini [ ] SPThM1 Dash, Jadunandan [ ] SPWM2 Dash, S. K. [ ] SPTM1 Dash, Saumya [9878-9] S2 Dashondhi, Gaurav Kumar [ ] SPWA1 Datla, Raju U Program Committee Dave, Amit [ ] SPWA2, [ ] SPWA2 Dave, Dilip B. [ ] S10 Davis, Edvin V. [ ] S8 Davis, Ray P. [ ] S10 Davolio, Silvio [ ] S8 De Luccia, Frank J. [ ] S11 Deb, Sanjib Kumar [ ] S6, [ ] S10 Deniel, Carole [9880-1] S1 Deo, Rinki [ ] SPWA2 Desa, Erwin J. A. [ ] S2, [ ] S1, [ ] SPTA2 Desai, Nilesh M. [ ] S10, [ ] S6, [ ] S11 Desai, Yogdeep [ ] S14 Deshpande, Medha [ ] SPThM1 Deshpande, Sachin [ ] S8 Deshpande, Sachin M. [ ] S5, [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM2 Desinayak, Nirasindu [ ] SPWM1 Detroja, Manoj P. [ ] SPWA2 Dev, Pravin [9878-2] S1 Devara, Panuganti C. S. [ ] SPTA1, 9879 Program Committee, [ ] SPThM1 Devineni, Naresh [ ] S6 Dewi, Widyatmani Sih [ ] SPWM1 Dey Choudhury, Ayantika [ ] S9 Dey, Ipshita [ ] S5, [ ] S13, [ ] S14 Dhakate, Ashish [ ] SPThM2 Dhaman, Reji K. [ ] SPTM1 Dhaman, Reji K. [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S5 Dhumal, Rajesh K. [ ] S12, [ ] SPWM2 Di, Aojie [ ] SPTM1 Dias, Albertina [ ] S1 Dichter, Bronislaw K. [ ] S11 Dierssen, Heidi M Program Committee Dikshit, Anil Kumar [ ] S9 Ding, Yihui 9882 Conference CoChair Dinh, Ho T.M. [ ] S2 Dionisi, Davide [9879-9] S3 Divakarla, Murty G. [9880-2] S1, [ ] S5 Divya Suganya, Mary [ ] SPTA2 Dixit, Ankur [ ] S11 Dmitriev, Yegor V. [ ] SPWA1 Dodla, Venkata B. [ ] S10 Doelling, David R. [ ] S14, [ ] S12 Doherty, Amy [ ] S5 Dolgii, Sergey S. I. [ ] SPTA2 Donchenko, Vladislav Konstantinovich [ ] SPTA2 Dong, Xiaolong 9881 Program Committee, 9881 S13 Session Chair, [ ] S7 Doubleday, Joshua [9881-4] S1 Doxaran, David P Program Committee Drofa, Oxana [ ] S8 D Souza, Arvind I. [ ] S10 Du, Keping [ ] SPTA2 Du, Lifang [ ] S5, [ ] SPTA2 Dubey, Abhishek [ ] S5 Dubey, Amit [ ] SPTA2 Dubey, Neeraj [ ] S9 Dubey, Neeraj [ ] S10 Dubey, Sarvesh K. [ ] S8 Dubey, Shivali [ ] S12 Dudhia, Jimy [ ] S9 Duflot, Valentin [9879-9] S3 Duggirala, Ramakrishna Rao [ ] S4, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Duh, Jen-Chow 9881 Program Committee, 9881 S11 Session Chair Dupouy, Cécile 9878 Program Committee Duraisamy, Vijayasekaran [ ] SPWA1 Dutt, Ashutosh [ ] S15 Dutta, Devajyoti [ ] S4, [ ] S6, [ ] SPTM1, [ ] SPThM2 Dutta, Moumita [ ] SPWA2, [ ] SPWA2 Dutta, Sanghamitra B. [9881-1] S1 Dutta, Suvajit [ ] S3 Dwivedi, Manish [ ] S7 Dwivedi, Rashmin 9878 Program Committee E E., James Jebaseelan Samuel [ ] S7, [ ] S8 E., Pattabhi Rama Rao [ ] S7, [ ] S7 Eastwood, Michael [ ] S7 Eeti, Laxmi Narayana [ ] SPWA1 Eich, Detlef [ ] S10 El-Askary, Hesham M. [ ] SPWM1 Elhabashy, Ahmed [9878-7] S2 Elhaja, Mohamed Eltom Abu elhassan [ ] S5 Eloranta, Edwin 9879 S7 Session Chair, [ ] S9 Emmitt, George D. [ ] SPThM1 Entekhabi, Dara 9877 Program Committee, 9877 S1 Session Chair, 9877 S9 Session Chair, [9877-1] S1, [ ] S7, [ ] S7, [9877-5] S1 Entin, Jared [9877-1] S1 Ermoshkin, Aleksei V. [ ] SPTA2 F Faelga, Regine Anne G. [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Fayaz, Midhat [ ] S10 Fick, Wolfgang P. [ ] S10 Figgemeier, Heinrich [ ] S10 Fitzpatrick, Fran [9879-8] S2 Flanagan, Daniel G. [ ] S5 Frouin, Robert J Conference Chair, 9878 S1 Session Chair, 9878 S2 Session Chair, [ ] S2, [ ] S2 Fujii, Takashi 9879 Program Committee Funatsu, Betariz [ ] S5 G G. K., Kanmani [ ] SPWM2 G. S., Motty [ ] SPTM1, [ ] SPTM1 G., Latha [ ] SPTM2 Gaddam, Vinay Kumar [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPTA2 Gadhavi, Harish S. [ ] SPTA1, [ ] S5, [ ] S9, [ ] SPThM2 Gairola, Rakesh [ ] S3, [9876-3] S1, [ ] SPTM1 Gairola, Rakesh Mohan 9878 Program Committee Galica, Gary [ ] S11 Gambacorta, Antonia [ ] S3 Gamo, Kyoka [9882-2] S1, [ ] SPThM2 Ganai, Malay [ ] S9 Gandham, Harikishan [ ] S12 Gandham, Harikishan [ ] SPTM1 Ganguly, Debojyoti [ ] SPTA1, [ ] S4 Ganguly, Dilip [ ] SPTM1 Ganju, Ashwagosh [9876-4] S1, 9877 Conference Chair, 9877 S11 Session Chair Garbeil, Harold [ ] S12 Garg, J. K. [ ] S7 Garg, P. K. [ ] S14, [ ] S14 Garg, Rahul D. [9877-6] S2 Garg, Vaibhav [ ] S3 Gasmi Cherifi, Taieb [ ] SPTA2 Gautam, Ritesh [ ] SPTM1, [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPThM2 Ge, Bangyu [ ] S14 Gedam, Shirish S. [ ] S13 Geng, Xu [ ] S12 George, John P. [ ] S6, [ ] S10, [ ] SPTM1, [ ] SPTM2, 9879 Program Committee, [ ] S7, [ ] S5, [ ] S5, [ ] S5, [ ] S5, [ ] S4, [ ] S9, [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM1 Georgoussis, George [ ] S8 Gero, P. Jonathan [ ] S3 Ghamary Asl, Mohsen [ ] SPWA1 Gharai, Biswadip [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPThM1 Ghosh, J. K. [ ] SPWA1 Ghosh, Subimal [ ] S7 Ghosh, Surajit [ ] S3 Ghuman, Parminder 9876 Program Committee, 9876 S6 Session Chair, 9879 Program Committee, 9879 S9 Session Chair Girach, Imran [ ] SPTA1, [ ] SPTM1 Gnanaseelan, Chellappan [ ] S4, [ ] S4 Goel, Vikas [ ] SPTM2 Goes, Joaquim I. [ ] S6, [ ] S8 Gogoi, Ankur [ ] S9 Gogoi, Mukunda M. [ ] S9 Gohel, Ankit R. [ ] S6 Goldberg, Mitchell 9877 Program Committee, 9880 Program Committee, [9880-2] S1, [9880-5] S2 Goldin, Daniel Saul [ ] S4 Golightly, Michael [ ] S11 Golub, Alexander A. [ ] S3 Gomes, Helga do R. [ ] S6 Gong, Peng 9877 Conference CoChair González-Álvarez, Ignacio [ ] SPWM2 Gopalakrishnan, Deepak [ ] S4 Gopalan, Arun [ ] S14 Goswami, B. N. [ ] SPThM1 Goswami, Bidyut B. [ ] S9 Goswami, Devashish R. [ ] S15, [ ] SPWA2, [ ] SPWA2, [ ] SPWA2 Goswami, Suresh [ ] S4 Govardhan, Gaurav [ ] S7, [ ] SPThM2 Govil, Himanshu [ ] S8, [ ] SPWA1 Govindan, Samuthra [ ] SPTA1 Goyal, Pramila [ ] SPWM2 Goyal, Suman [ ] S7 Graybill, Justin [ ] S11 Grings, Francisco [ ] S7 Grishkanich, Alexsandr S. [ ] SPTA1, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPWA1 Gross, Barry M. [ ] S9 Gross, Johannes [ ] S7 Gross-Colzy, Lydwine S. [ ] S2 Gu, Xingfa 9881 Conference CoChair Gubbala, Chinna Satyanarayana [ ] S10 Gugamsetti, Balakrishnaiah [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S4 Gujrati, Ashwin [ ] SPWM1 Gummalla, Abhinav [9878-5] S1 Gundawar, Manoj Kumar [ ] S12 Gunta, Paparao [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S10 Guo, Maohua [ ] SPTA

56 INDEX OF AUTHORS, CHAIRS, AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS Bold = SPIE Member Gupta, Anil K S3 Session Chair Gupta, Anurag [ ] S8, [9878-8] S2 Gupta, Ashok Kumar [ ] SPTM2 Gupta, Asmita [ ] SPWM1 Gupta, B. [ ] SPTM2 Gupta, Hrishabh [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPWM1 Gupta, Hrishabh [ ] S14 Gupta, Manish [ ] S8 Gupta, Monika [ ] S5 Gupta, Pradip [ ] S6 Gupta, Prasun Kumar [ ] SPWM2 Gupta, Praveen Kumar [ ] SPTA2 Gupta, Priyanka [ ] S10, [ ] S6, [ ] S11 Gupta, R. P. [ ] S9, [ ] SPWA2 Gupta, Shweta [ ] S13 Gupta, Vivek [ ] SPWA2 Gurnule, Dinesh [ ] SPThM1 Guthikonda, Nagaraju [ ] S12 H H., Shiva Kumar [ ] S10 Haas, Evan [ ] S11 Habib, Tanzima [ ] SPWA1 Haddad, Ziad 9876 Program Committee, 9876 S5 Session Chair, [ ] SPTM2, [9876-5] S1, 9882 Program Committee, 9882 S3 Session Chair, [ ] S6 Haiml, Markus [ ] S10 Han, Kyung-Soo 9876 Program Committee, 9876 S10 Session Chair, 9876 S12 Session Chair, [ ] SPTA1, [ ] SPWM1, [ ] S4, [9882-3] S1 Han, Yong [9880-2] S1 Han, Zaw [ ] S9 Haney, Conor O. [ ] S14 Hanlon, Helen [ ] SPWA2 Hanna, Maher F. [9881-5] S2 Hanna, Stefan [ ] S10 Hanumanthu, Hima Bindu [ ] SPThM1 Haque, Saad Ul [ ] SPTA1 Hardesty, R. Michael [ ] SPThM1 Harris, Andrew Robert [9882-4] S1 Hasibur, Rahaman [ ] S10 Hauchecorne, Alain [ ] S5, [9879-9] S3 Hauser, Daniele [ ] S4, [ ] S6 Hazra, Anupam [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM2 He, Zhiping [ ] S11 Heliere, Arnaud [ ] S6 Hewison, Tim J Program Committee, [ ] S11 Heymsfield, Andrew J. [ ] SPThM1 Hoareau, Christophe [9879-9] S3 Hoffman, James [9881-7] S2 Hong, Yulan [ ] S6 Houchin, Scott [ ] S11 Hovis, Floyd E S4 Session Chair, [9879-8] S2 Hsu, Shen-Cha [ ] SPTA1, [ ] SPTA1 Hu, Xiuqing [ ] SPTA1, 9881 Program Committee Hu, Yongxiang 9879 Program Committee, 9879 S8 Session Chair, [9879-6] S2 Hua, Hook [9881-5] S2 Huang, Jianping 9876 Program Committee, 9876 S11 Session Chair, 9876 S9 Session Chair, [ ] S12 54 Huh, Morang [ ] S4, [9882-3] S1 I Ibañez, Carlyn Ann G. [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Iguchi, Toshio [9876-1] S1 Im, Eastwood 9876 Conference Chair, 9876 S3 Session Chair Imai, Hiroko [ ] S6 Imai, Tadashi [9879-7] S2 Imasu, Ryoichi 9880 Program Committee Ingram, William [ ] SPWA2 Isaacson, Peter J. [ ] S11 Ishibashi, Toshiyuki [9882-2] S1, [ ] SPThM2 Ishii, Shoken 9879 Program Committee, [9879-2] S1, 9882 S7 Session Chair, [9882-2] S1, [ ] SPThM2 Ishizaka, Joji 9878 Program Committee Islam, Kamrul [ ] SPWM1 Islam, Sahidul [ ] SPWA2, [ ] SPWA2 Ito, Norimasa [ ] S6 Ivanov, Andrei Y. [ ] S7 Ivanov, Victor A. [ ] S11, [ ] SPWA1 Iwasaki, Toshiki [9882-2] S1 Iyengar, Gopal [9876-8] S2, [ ] SPThM1 J J. S., Deepa [ ] S4, [ ] S4 J., Rajendhar [ ] S12 Jadav, Sridevi [ ] SPWA1 Jadhav, Ajay [ ] SPWM2 Jaganthan, Kalaiselvi [ ] SPWA1 Jain, Ankur [ ] S10 Jain, Minaal [ ] SPWA2 Jain, Nirmala S. [ ] S10 Jairam, C. [ ] S3 Jaiswal, Neeru [ ] S7 Jaiswal, Rajasri Sen [ ] SPTA1 Jana, Raghavendra B. [9877-3] SPWM2 Janapati, Jayalakshmi [ ] S12 Jangir, Babita [ ] SPThM2 Jawak, Shridhar D. [ ] SPWM2, [ ] SPWM2, [ ] SPWM2, [ ] SPWM2, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1, [ ] S16 JayaKumar, A. [9882-7] S2 Jayarajan, Jayesh [ ] SPWA2 Jayaram, Chiranjivi [ ] S7 Jayaraman, Achuthan [ ] SPTA1, [ ] S8, [ ] SPTM1, 9879 Conference Chair, 9879 S5 Session Chair, [ ] S3, [ ] S4, [ ] S5, [ ] S9, [ ] SPThM2 Jayeshlal, Glory Selvan [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S5, [ ] SPTM1, [ ] SPTM1 Jena, Babula [ ] SPTA2 Jena, Basantakumar 9880 Program Committee Jenkins, Christy A. [ ] S6 Jerram, Paul [ ] S9 Jethva, Chintan [ ] S11 Jethva, Hiren [ ] S9 Ji, Dabin [ ] S3 Ji, Hongzhen [ ] S11, [ ] SPWA1 Ji, Qiang [ ] S5 Jiang, Cuihong [ ] S5 Jiang, Liyuan [ ] S3 Jiao, Jing [ ] S5 Jin, Jian [ ] S11, [ ] SPWA1 Jin, Yoshitaka [ ] S8, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Jisesh, A. S. [9882-7] S2 John, Jinya [ ] S5, [ ] SPTM1 John, Viju Oommen [ ] S11, [ ] SPWA2 Johnsen, Harald [ ] S4 Johnson, Patrick D. [ ] S11 Johny, C. J. [ ] S8, [ ] SPTM1, [ ] S5, [ ] SPThM1 Jolivet, Dominique [ ] S2 Jones, Burton Harold [9878-3] S1 Jones, Darrell [9879-8] S2 Jose, Subin [ ] SPWM1 Joshi, Shaunak R. [ ] S11 Joshi, Shreya [ ] SPTA2 Joshi, Sushil K. [ ] S2, [9877-8] S2 Jyothi, G. [ ] S7 Jyothi, K. Amar [ ] S4, [ ] S6, [ ] SPThM2 Jyoti, Rajeev 9881 Program Committee, 9881 S10 Session Chair K K V, Suresh Babu [ ] S12 K. N., Uma [ ] S7, [ ] S11 K. U., Vidhulakshmi [ ] SPThM2 K. V. S. R., Prasad [ ] S5 K. V., Muralidhar [9881-8] S2 K., Niranjan [ ] S4 K., Srinivasa Raju [ ] S13 K., Sunilkumar [ ] SPThM1 Kachi, Misako [9876-1] S1, [ ] S6, [9882-1] S1 Kafatos, Menas [ ] SPWM1 Kaginalkar, Akshara [ ] SPWA2, [ ] SPWA2 Kajiwara, Koji 9877 Conference CoChair Kakar, Ramesh K S2 Session Chair, [9879-5] S2, [ ] SPThM1 Kakula, Ashok Kumar [9881-8] S2 Kalaivasan, Sangeetha [ ] S3 Kalapureddy, M. C. R. [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM1 Kalapureddy, Madhu Chandra [ ] S5, [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S6, [ ] S8 Kale, K. V. [ ] S12, [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPWM2 Kalluri, Raja Obul Reddy [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S4 Kalshetti, M. [ ] SPThM1 Kanchumarthi, Satya Ramesh [ ] SPTA1, [ ] SPWM2, [ ] S9, [ ] SPWA1 Kanda, Neha [9876-4] S1 Kandula, Subrahmanyam [ ] SPTM2, [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S7 Kaneko, Yuki [9876-1] S1 Kannan, B. A. M. [ ] SPTM1 Kannan, Srinivasa Ramanujam [ ] S3 Kant, Yogesh [ ] SPTM2 Kar, Sarat C. [ ] SPThM1 Karelia, Jitendra C. [ ] S11 Karipot, Anandakumar [ ] SPThM1 Karmakar, Nirupam [ ] SPThM2 Karri, Srinivasarao [ ] SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING SPThM1 Karzenbaum, Haydee [ ] S7 Kasahara, Marehito [ ] S6 Kasantikul, K. [9878-1] S1 Kascheev, Sergey V. [ ] SPTA1, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPWA1 Kashyap, Sudesh Kumar [ ] S9 Kasid, Sagar [ ] SPWA2 Katayama, Haruyoshi [ ] S6 Kato, Eri [ ] S6 Kato, Yoshinobu [ ] SPTM2 Kattamuri, Hari P. [ ] S4 Kaur, Harmandeep [ ] S9 Kaushik, Nitesh [ ] S5, [9880-8] S2 Keckhut, Philippe L Program Committee, 9879 S6 Session Chair, [ ] S5, [9879-9] S3 Kedia, Sumita [ ] SPWA2 Kellogg, Kent [9877-1] S1 Kesarkar, Amit [ ] S9 Khairoutdinov, Marat [ ] S9 Khanbilvardi, Reza 9877 Conference Chair, 9877 S13 Session Chair, 9877 S5 Session Chair, [9877-2] S1, [ ] S10 Khandekar, Rashmi [ ] S4, [ ] S4 Kharchenko, Olga V. [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Khati, Unmesh [ ] S12 Khaykin, Sergey [ ] S5 Khopkar, Parag [ ] SPWA1 Kim, Hyun-Cheol [ ] S4 Kim, Sang-il [ ] SPTA1 Kim, Sang-Woo 9879 Program Committee Kim, Yunjin [9881-1] S1 Kimura, Toshiyoshi [9879-7] S2, 9881 Conference Chair, 9881 S7 Session Chair, [ ] S6 Kiran, K. Uday [ ] SPTA1, [ ] SPWM2, [ ] S9, [ ] SPWA1 Kiratiprayoon, Somboon [ ] SPWM2 Kishore Kumar, Karanam [ ] SPTM2 Kishtawal, Chandra Mohan 9876 Program Committee, 9876 S1 Session Chair, 9876 S11 Session Chair, [ ] S5, [ ] S5, [ ] S6, [ ] S7, [ ] SPTM1, [ ] S3, [ ] S10 Kitoh, Akio [ ] S4 Kizer, Susan [ ] S3 Kline, John F. [ ] S5 Knowles, Peter [ ] S10 Knuteson, Robert O. [ ] S3 Kodamana, Rithwik [ ] SPWM1 Koedkurang, Kanjana [9878-1] S1 Kolanuvada, Srinivasa Raju [ ] S6 Koll, Roxy Mathew [ ] S6, [ ] S9 Kolluru, Srinivas [ ] S7 Komar, George J S1 Session Chair, 9879 S2 Session Chair Komariah, Komariah [ ] SPWM1 Komatsu, Teruhisa [ ] S8 Kompalli, Sobhan Kumar [ ] SPTM1 Koner, Prabhat K. [9882-4] S1 Konings, Alexandra [ ] S7 Konwer, Surojit [ ] S9 Kopp, Greg A. [ ] S3, [ ] S3 Kot, Rajsi [ ] S4

57 INDEX OF AUTHORS, CHAIRS, AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS Bold = SPIE Member Kotalo, Rama Gopal [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S4 Kozoderov, Vladimir V. [ ] SPWA1 Krakauer, Nir [9876-2] S1, [9877-2] S1 Kripalani, R. [ ] SPThM1 Krishna Moorthy, K. [ ] SPTA1 Krishna Murthy, B. V. [9880-6] S2, [ ] S6 Krishna, Akhouri P. [ ] S13 Krishna, R. Phani M. [ ] S5, [ ] S9 Krishna, Sujith [ ] SPThM2 Krishnaiah, M. [ ] S4 Krishnakumar, Vasudevannair [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S5, [ ] SPTM1 Krishnamoorthy, Chandramouli [ ] S10 Krishnamoorthy, K. [ ] S8 Krishnamurti, Tiruvalam N Conference Chair, 9882 S1 Session Chair, 9882 S10 Session Chair, [ ] S8 Krishnan, Raghavan 9882 S7 Session Chair, [ ] S9 Krishnan, Vani [ ] S6 Krishnapriya, M. [ ] S11 Kronenwetter, Jeffrey [ ] S5, [ ] S5, [ ] SPWA2, [ ] SPWA2 Kubota, Takuji 9876 S2 Session Chair, [9876-1] S1, 9882 S6 Session Chair, [9882-1] S1, [9882-2] S1, [ ] SPThM2 Kulkarni, Gayatri [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM2 Kulkarni, Ketan [ ] S9 Kulkarni, Snehal [ ] SPWM1 Kulshreshtha, Anuj [9878-4] S1 Kumar, A. Senthil [ ] S11, [ ] SPWA2 Kumar, A.S. Kiran [ ] S15 Kumar, Anant [9876-4] S1 Kumar, Anil 9881 Program Committee, 9881 S14 Session Chair Kumar, Anil [ ] S8 Kumar, Anil [ ] SPWA2, 9882 S9 Session Chair Kumar, Ankush [ ] S11, [ ] S8, [ ] SPWA2, [ ] SPWA2 Kumar, Arun [ ] S7 Kumar, D. Nagesh [ ] SPWM2 Kumar, D. Preveen [ ] S4, [ ] S6, 9879 Program Committee, [ ] SPThM2 Kumar, Hrishikesh [ ] SPWM2 Kumar, Nishant [ ] SPWA2 Kumar, Peeyush [ ] SPWM1 Kumar, Prashant [ ] S11, [ ] SPTM1, [ ] S5 Kumar, Prateek [ ] S5, [ ] S14 Kumar, Raj 9876 Conference Chair, 9876 S7 Session Chair, [ ] SPTA1, [ ] S5, 9881 Program Committee, 9881 S2 Session Chair, [9881-1] S1, [9881-2] S1 Kumar, Rajesh [ ] S9 Kumar, Saravana [ ] S11 Kumar, Shashi [ ] S2, [ ] S11, [9877-6] S2, [9877-8] S2, [ ] SPWM1, [9877-9] S2, [ ] SPWM1, [ ] S4, [ ] S6, [ ] S9, [ ] S16, [ ] SPWA2 Kumar, Sumit [ ] SPTM1 Kumar, T. Srinivasa [ ] S8, [9878-6] S2, [ ] S10 Kumar, Utpal [ ] S12 Kumar, V. Rakesh [ ] S12 Kumar, Vinay [ ] S8 Kumar, Vinay [ ] S7, [ ] S7, [ ] S7, [ ] S7, [ ] S8 Kumar, Vineet [ ] S9 Kumar, Yogesh [ ] S6 Kuo, Szu-Chen [ ] SPTA1 Kuriakose, Saji Abraham 9881 Conference Chair, 9881 S4 Session Chair, [ ] SPWA2 Kursinski, Emil [ ] S8 Kushwaha, Satya P. S. [9877-6] S2 Kutcheiko, Alexey [ ] S7 L L., Harenduprakash [ ] S7 Lakhankar, Tarendra [9876-2] S1, [9877-2] S1, [ ] S10 Lakshmi, Venkat 9877 Program Committee, 9877 S8 Session Chair, [ ] S8 Lakshminaraya, S. [ ] SPTA1, [ ] SPWM2, [ ] S9, [ ] SPWA1 Lal, Disha [ ] S10 Lal, Shyan [ ] SPTM1 Lall, Upmannu [ ] S6 Larar, Allen M Conference Chair, 9880 S1 Session Chair, 9880 S2 Session Chair, 9880 S3 Session Chair, 9880 S8 Session Chair, [ ] S3, [9880-3] S1, [9880-4] S1, [9880-5] S2 Lattanzio, Alessio [ ] S11 Layns, Arron Louise [ ] S5 Le, Minda [ ] S4 Lebair, William [ ] S5 Lebedev, Sergey A S3 Session Chair, 9878 S4 Session Chair Lee, Chang-Suk [ ] SPWM1 Lee, Kyeongsang [ ] SPTA1 Lee, Zhongping 9878 Program Committee, [ ] SPTA2 Leena, P. P. [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM2 Lefebvre, Alain [ ] S6 Lehner, Susanne [ ] S11, [ ] S3 Lei, Ning [ ] SPWA2 LePichon, Alexis [ ] S5 Lévy, Marina [ ] S6 Leys, John [ ] SPTM1 Li, Chuanrong 9881 Program Committee Li, Chunlai [ ] S11, [ ] SPWA1 Li, Faquan [ ] S5 Li, Guangyong [ ] S5 Li, Haoran [ ] SPTM1 Li, Junling [ ] SPWA1 Li, Shuyan [ ] SPWA1 Li, Yonghong [ ] S12 Li, Zhaoliang 9877 Program Committee Li, Zhen [ ] S11 Li, Zhengqiang [ ] SPTA2, [ ] S14 Li, Zhikun [ ] SPTM1 Li, Zhu [ ] S8 Liang, Shunlin 9877 Conference CoChair, [ ] S4 Lin, Chung-Yao [ ] S8 Lin, Meng Yue [ ] SPTM2 Lin, Pay-Liam [ ] S12 Lin, Tang-Huang [ ] S3, [ ] S9 Link, Daniel [ ] S12, [ ] S12 Litvinovitch, Slava [9879-8] S2 Liu, Bo [ ] SPTA2 Liu, Chengyu [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1 Liu, Chian-Yi 9876 Program Committee, 9876 S4 Session Chair, 9876 S7 Session Chair, [ ] SPTM2, [ ] SPTA1, [ ] SPTA1, [ ] S3, [ ] S9, [ ] S12 Liu, Chung-Chih [ ] S3 Liu, Dong 9879 Program Committee Liu, Gin-Rong [ ] S3, [ ] S3, [ ] S9 Liu, Guosheng 9882 Program Committee, 9882 S8 Session Chair, [ ] S6 Liu, Jiqiao [ ] S3 Liu, Li [ ] S14 Liu, Mark [9880-2] S1 Liu, W. Timothy 9876 S10 Session Chair Liu, W. Timothy [9876-6] S2 Liu, Wen [ ] SPWM2 Liu, Xingpin [ ] S5 Liu, Xu 9880 S5 Session Chair, [ ] S3, [9880-3] S1, [9880-4] S1, [9880-5] S2 Liu, Yuan [ ] S3 Liu, Zhao [ ] SPTA2, [ ] S14 Liu, Zhihui [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1 Loisel, Hubert 9878 Program Committee Lopate, Clifford [ ] S11 Lotliker, Aneesh A Program Committee, [ ] S8, [ ] S8, [ ] S2, [ ] S1, [9878-6] S2, [ ] SPThM2 Lovko, Vincent [9878-7] S2 Lucey, Paul G. [ ] S12 Luchinin, Alexander [ ] SPTA2 Luis, Alvarinho J. [ ] SPWM2, [ ] SPWM2, [ ] SPWM2, [ ] SPWM2, 9878 Program Committee, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1, [ ] S16 Lukashin, Constantine [ ] S3, [ ] S4 Lusteau, Cyrille [ ] S6 Lv, Gang [ ] S11 Lv, Yang [ ] SPTA2, [ ] S14 M M. N. S., Ramya [ ] S11 M., Dhanya [ ] S4 M., Indira Devi [ ] S4 M., Sandhya [ ] S4 M., Sravanthi [ ] SPThM2 M., Venkateswara Rao [ ] S5 Ma, Zaizhong [ ] SPThM1 Machavaram, Venkata Rajanikanth [ ] S3 Madhavan, Sriharsha [ ] SPWA2, [ ] SPWA2 Madineni, Venkat Ratnam [ ] S3, [ ] S8, [ ] SPTA2, [9880-6] S2, [ ] S6, [ ] SPThM1 Maeda, Takashi [ ] S6 Maeusli, Damien [ ] S6 Magendran, Thangavelu [ ] SPWA1 Mahadevan Pillai, Vellara Pappukutty [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S5, [ ] SPTM1, [ ] SPTM1 Mahakur, M. [ ] S9 Mahakur, Mata [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S5, [ ] SPThM1 Mahan, J. Robert [ ] S8 Mahapatra, Debasis K. [ ] SPWM2, [ ] SPThM1 Mahendra, R. S. [ ] S8, [ ] S10 Mahesh, C. [9876-3] S1 Maheskumar, Rajamma S. [ ] S12, [ ] SPThM1 Mahlein, Martin [ ] S10 Mahmoud, Alaaeldin Mustafa [ ] S11 Maitra, Animsh [ ] S12, [ ] SPTM1, [ ] SPTM1 Maity, Saroj [ ] S8, [ ] S12, [9877-7] S2 Maki, Takashi [9882-2] S1 Malabanan, Matthew V. [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Malap, Neelam [ ] SPThM1 Malguzzi, Piero [ ] S8 Malladi, Satyanarayana V. [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S5, [ ] SPTM1, [ ] SPTM1, [ ] S4, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Mallick, Swapan [ ] S6, [ ] S5, [ ] S5, [ ] S5, [ ] S4, [ ] S9, [ ] SPThM1 Mamgain, Ashu [ ] S6, [9882-7] S2 Manche, Shiva Shankar [ ] S5, [ ] SPThM2, [ ] SPThM2 Mangla, Rohit [ ] S6 Manickam, Kavitha [ ] SPTA1 Manickam, Surendar [ ] SPWM1 Manjunath, K. R. [ ] S6, [ ] S7, [ ] S4, [ ] S4, [ ] S4, [ ] S4, [ ] S4, [ ] SPWA1 Manoj, M. R. [ ] SPTA1 Mariappan, Muneeswaran [ ] S6 Masaki, Takeshi [9876-1] S1 Masutani, Michiko 9882 Program Committee, 9882 S6 Session Chair, [ ] S3, [ ] SPThM1 Mathew, Nizy [ ] S8, [ ] S8, [ ] SPTM1 Mathur, Aloke K. [ ] S3, [ ] S3, [ ] S13, [ ] SPWA2 Maurya, Devesh [ ] S13 McAndrew, Brendan [ ] S4 McColl, Kaighin [ ] S7 McCorkel, Joel [ ] S3, [ ] S4 McDonald, Kyle C Program Committee, 9877 S2 Session Chair McGee, Thomas J Program Committee McIntire, Jeffrey [ ] S5 Medvedev, Andrey P. [ ] SPTA1 Mehra, Raghav [9881-3] S1 Mehrotra, S. C. [ ] S12, [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPWM2 Mehta, Manu [ ] S12 Mehta, Parv [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPWM1 Mei, Xiaodong [ ] S14 Meka, Rajasekhar [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S10 Mekalathur, Roja Raman [ ] S8, [ ] S8, [ ] SPTA2 Mekhontsev, Sergey N. [ ] S

58 INDEX OF AUTHORS, CHAIRS, AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS Bold = SPIE Member Melnikova, Irina N. [ ] SPTA2 Meloth, Thamban 9877 Program Committee, [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPTA2 Menon, Harilal B. [ ] SPTA2 Meraj, Gowhar [ ] SPWM2, [ ] S10 Merrow, Cindy [ ] S5 Miglietta, Mario M. [ ] S8 Minallah, Nasru [ ] S13 Mishra, Ashish [ ] S15, [ ] SPWA2, [ ] SPWA2, [ ] SPWA2 Mishra, Manoj K. [ ] SPTA1 Mishra, Manoj Kumar [ ] S4, [ ] S7, [ ] S9, [ ] S3 Mishra, Shashank Kr. [ ] S3, [ ] S5, [ ] SPThM2, [ ] SPThM2 Mishra, Sumit Kumar [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S7, [ ] S9, [ ] SPTA2 Misra, A. [ ] SPTA1 Misra, Arundhati [ ] S8 Misra, Tapan [ ] S10, [ ] S6, [9881-1] S1, [9881-2] S1, [ ] S11, [9881-6] S2, [ ] S15 Mitra, Ashim K. [ ] SPTM1, 9877 Program Committee, 9877 S7 Session Chair, [ ] S5, [ ] S8, [9880-8] S2, [9880-9] S2 Mitra, Ashis K Program Committee, 9876 S6 Session Chair, [9876-7] S2, [9876-8] S2, [ ] SPWM2, [ ] SPThM1 Mittal, Rashmi [ ] SPThM2 Mizuno, Akira [ ] S8, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Mizutani, Kohei 9879 Program Committee, 9879 S3 Session Chair, [9879-2] S1 Mlynczak, Martin [ ] S3 Modi, Aditi [ ] S6, [ ] S9 Mohan, Manju [ ] SPTA1, [ ] SPTA1 Mohan, Mannil [9882-8] S2 Mohandas, Saji [9882-7] S2 Mohanty, Binayak P. [9877-3] SPWM2 Mohanty, Jyotirmoy [ ] SPWA1 Mohanty, Prakash Chandra [ ] SPWM1, [ ] S8, [ ] S10 Mohanty, Shradha [ ] SPWM2 Mohanty, U. C. [ ] S5 Mohapatra, M. [9880-9] S2, [ ] S14 Mohapatra, Pradipta Kumar [9878-9] S2 Mojaradi, Barat [ ] SPWA1 Momin, Imran Ali M. [ ] SPWM2 Momin, Imranali M. [ ] SPThM1 More, Revati [ ] S6 Morris, David G. [ ] S9 Moshary, Fred 9879 Program Committee, 9879 S4 Session Chair, [ ] S9 Motohka, Takeshi [ ] S9 Mouche, Alexis [ ] S4, [ ] S6 Moukomla, Sitthisak [ ] S5 Mouroulis, Pantazis [ ] S7 Mrudula, G. [ ] S7, [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM2, [ ] SPThM2, [ ] SPThM2, [ ] SPThM2 Mujiyo, Mujiyo [ ] SPWM1 Mujumdar, Milind [ ] S9 Mukhopadhyay, Parthasarathi [ ] S5, [ ] S9, [ ] SPThM1 Mulligan, Mark P. [ ] S3 Mulukutla, Swapna [ ] S5, [ ] SPThM2, [ ] SPThM2 Munoz-Barreto, Jonathan [9877-2] S1 Mupparthy, Raghavendra S. [ ] S7 Murakami, Hiroshi 9878 Conference CoChair, 9878 S6 Session Chair, [ ] S8 Murooka, Junpei 9879 S3 Session Chair, [9879-7] S2 Murthy, Raghava [9881-1] S1 Murtugudde, Raghu [ ] S6 Murugan, Punitha [ ] SPTA1 Murugvel, P. [ ] S8, [ ] SPThM1 Muvva, Venkata Ramana [ ] S5 Mzé, Nahouda [ ] S5 N N. B., Lakshmi [ ] SPTA1 N., Shanthakumar [ ] S9 Nadimpally, Kirankumar [ ] SPTM2, [ ] SPTM2, [ ] SPTA1, [ ] S4, [ ] S7 Naeem, Shahid [ ] SPWM2 Nagai, Hiroto [ ] S9 Nagamani, P. V. [ ] S6, [9878-6] S2 Nagesh, G Program Committee Nagireddy, Siva Kumar Reddy [ ] SPTM2, [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S4 Nagne, Ajay D. [ ] S12, [ ] SPWM2 Nagori, Rohit [ ] S4 Naidu, C. V. [ ] SPThM1 Naidu, V.P.S. [ ] S9 Nair, Anish Kumar M. [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S8, [9876-9] S2, [ ] S4 Nair, Aravind S. [ ] SPWM2 Nair, Kala K. [ ] SPThM1 Nair, Prabha R. [ ] SPTA1, [ ] SPTM1 Nair, Sathy [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM1 Nair, Vijay Kumar S. [ ] SPTA1 Nakamura, Kenji [9876-1] S1 Nakatsuka, Hirotaka [ ] S6 Nalam, Samuel Anurag [ ] S12 Nalini, K. [ ] S11 Nandy, Partha Sarathi [ ] S16 Nandy, Subrata [ ] S3, [ ] S6 Nanjundiah, Ravi S. [ ] SPTM2, 9882 Program Committee, 9882 S4 Session Chair, 9882 S5 Session Chair, [ ] S6, [ ] S7, [ ] SPThM2, [ ] SPThM2 Narayanan, Sunanda [ ] S7, [ ] SPThM2 Narayanbabu, P. [ ] S10, [ ] SPWA2 Narkhedkar, S. G. [ ] SPTM2 Narvekar, Parag [ ] S7 Narvekar, Parag [ ] S7 Nath, Asha [ ] S2, [ ] SPTM2 Natsuaki, Ryo [ ] S9 Navalgund, Ranganath R. [9878-6] S2, 9880 S6 Session Chair Nayak, Rabindra Kumar 9876 Program Committee, 9876 S8 Session Chair, [ ] S11, [ ] S3, [ ] S5, [ ] SPThM2, [ ] SPThM2 Nazmi, Chowdhury [ ] S9 Neema, C. P. [ ] SPThM2 Neerukattu, Srinivasarao [ ] S7 Negi, Harendra S. [9876-4] S1 Nevzorov, Aleksey V. [ ] SPTA2 Nevzorov, Alexey A. [ ] SPTA2 Newman, Stuart M. [ ] S5 Nickovic, Slobodan [ ] S5 Nieke, Jens 9881 Program Committee Nigam, Rahul [ ] S7, [ ] S4 Nikam, Bhaskar R. [ ] SPWM2 Nishant, Nilay [ ] S4 Nishizawa, Tomoaki [ ] S8, [ ] SPTA2 Njoku, Eni [9877-1] S1 Nurdin, Nurjannah [ ] S8 O Ochiai, Satoshi [9882-2] S1 Ohki, Masato [ ] S9 Okamoto, Kozo 9882 S9 Session Chair, [9882-2] S1, [ ] SPThM2 Oki, Riko 9876 Program Committee, [9876-1] S1, 9882 Conference CoChair, [9882-1] S1, [ ] SPThM2 O Neill, Peggy [9877-1] S1 Otero, Lidia A. [ ] S8, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Oudrari, Hassan [ ] S5 Oza, Sandip [ ] S10 P P, Ramachandra Prasad [ ] S12 P. P., Saheed [ ] SPWM2 P. R., Shreedevi [ ] SPTM2 P. S., Prashanth [9881-8] S2 P., Ajith Kumar [ ] S9 P., Hema Kumari [ ] SPTM2 P., Jayaprasad [ ] S10, [ ] S11 Padmanabhan, Deepa [ ] SPWA2 Pai, D. S. [9876-7] S2 Pal, Mahendra Kumar [ ] SPWA1 Pal, Pradip K. [ ] S10 Palanisamy, Thanabalan [ ] S8 Palanivel V., Yogesh [ ] SPWA1 Pan, Delu 9878 Conference CoChair, 9878 S5 Session Chair Pan, Weilin [ ] SPTA2 Panda, Chinmaya [ ] S7 Panda, Rabindra Kumar [9877-3] SPWM2 Pandey, Dharmendra [ ] S8, [ ] S12, [9877-7] S2 Pandey, Kamal [ ] S7, [ ] S7, [ ] S9 Pandey, Satyendra Kumar [ ] SPTM1, [9882-5] S1 Pandit, Amit Kumar [ ] S9 Pandit, Amit Kumar [ ] SPTA1 Pandithurai, Govindan [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S4, [ ] S8, [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM2, [ ] SPThM2 Panditrao, Satej N. [ ] S10, [ ] S16 Pandya, Mehul [ ] S3 Pandya, Mehul R. [ ] SPWM1, 9880 Program Committee, [ ] SPWA1 Panickal, Swapna [ ] S6, [ ] S9 Pankratova, Natalia V. [ ] SPWA1 Papandrea, Sebastián Daniel [ ] S8, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Parakh, Khushboo [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1 Parameswaran, Krishnaswamy [9880-6] S2 Parapatla, Kalavathi [ ] S4, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Parashar, Chayanika [ ] S8 Parekh, Anant [ ] S3 Parida, Chandanlal [ ] S8 Parihar, Shailesh [ ] SPTM1, [ ] S8, [9880-9] S2, [ ] S14 Paringit, Enrico C. [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Park, Kyungwon [ ] SPTA1 Park, Young Je 9878 Program Committee Patade, Sachin [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM2 Patel, Anand [ ] S8 Patel, K. D. [ ] SPWA1 Patel, Lavkush K. [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPTA2 Patel, Parul R. [ ] SPWA2 Patel, Piyushkumar N. [ ] SPTA1, [ ] S3 Patel, Sarmistha [ ] SPWM1 Pathak, Avijit [ ] S8 Pathak, Harshavardhana S. [ ] SPTM2 Pathak, Vishal N. [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPWA1 Patil, Dinesh [ ] SPThM2 Patnaik, C. [ ] S12 Patnaik, Chakrapani [9877-7] S2 Patnaik, Lipika [9878-9] S2 Patra, Prabir K. [ ] S9 Patra, Sukanya [ ] S5, [ ] SPTM2 Pattnaik, Sandeep [ ] S5 Paturi, Prem Kiran [ ] S12 Pavan Kumar, Nadiminti [ ] S4 Payan, Sébastien [ ] S3 Payen, Guillaume [9879-9] S3 Pentakota, Sreenivas [ ] S4, [ ] S4 Perez, Carlos [ ] S10 Persello, Claudio [ ] S7 Perumal, Prasad [ ] S8, [ ] SPTA2 Petros, Mulugeta 9879 S6 Session Chair, [9879-1] S1, [9879-3] S1, [9879-4] S1 Pettersen, Claire [ ] S3 Pilewskie, Peter [ ] S3, [ ] S3 Pillodi, Sudhakar [ ] S4, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Piyush, Durgesh Nandan [ ] S3 Pokhrel, Samir [ ] SPTM2, [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM2 Poobalasubramanian, Mangalraj [ ] S16 Porter, Brian [ ] S11 56 SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

59 INDEX OF AUTHORS, CHAIRS, AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS Bold = SPIE Member Porwal, Alok [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPWM2, [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1 Posilero, Mark Anthony V. [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Postylyakov, Oleg V. [ ] SPTA1, [ ] S11, [ ] SPWA1 Poul, Neeraj [ ] S8 Poyil, Rohith [ ] SPWM2 Prabhakaran, Thara V. [ ] S2, [ ] S8, [ ] SPTM1, [ ] SPTM2, 9882 S4 Session Chair, 9882 S5 Session Chair, [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM1, [9882-6] S2, [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM2 Prabhu, Amita [ ] SPThM1 Pradhan, D. [ ] S7 Pradhan, Devendra [ ] S4 Pradhan, Rohit [ ] S6 Prajapati, Jagdish [ ] S5 Prajapati, R. P. [ ] S13 Prajapati, Richa [ ] S16 Prakash, Satya [9876-7] S2 Pramudya, Yudhi [ ] SPWM1 Prasad, Anup K. [ ] S5, [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPWM1 Prasad, M. V. S. N. [ ] SPTM2 Prasad, Prabhunath [ ] SPTA1 Prasad, V. S. [ ] S8, [ ] SPTM1, 9880 Program Committee, [ ] S5, [ ] S4, [ ] S5, [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM1 Prasanna Kumar, S. [ ] S6 Preethi Latha, T. [ ] S6, [9878-6] S2 Priestley, Kory J. [ ] S7, [ ] S8 Pryor, Kenneth L. [ ] S8 Puffenburger, Kent [9879-8] S2 Purakait, Sudeshna [ ] SPTM1 Puschell, Jeffery J Program Committee Putrevu, Deepak [ ] S8, [ ] S15, [ ] S16 Q Quel, Eduardo J. [ ] S8, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 R R., Latha [ ] SPTM2 R., Vidhya [ ] S8 R., Vishnu [ ] S8, [ ] SPTM1, [ ] S7, [ ] S8 R., Vishnu [9876-9] S2 Rafal, Marc D. [ ] SPWA2 Raghav, Sree [ ] SPThM1 Raghavan, Sudarshanan K. [ ] SPWM1 Raghunath, Karnam [ ] SPTA1, [ ] S3 Raghvendra, Venkata A. [9881-8] S2 Rahaman, Hasibur 9876 Program Committee, 9876 S5 Session Chair, [ ] SPThM2 Raj, Vedant [ ] SPWA2 Rajagopal, E. N. [ ] S10, [ ] SPWM2, [ ] S5, [ ] S5, [ ] S6, [ ] S9, [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM1, [9882-7] S2 Rajagopalan, Ragi [ ] SPTM2 Rajak, D. Ram [ ] S5 Rajakanthan, Madhumitha [ ] SPTA2 Rajan, D. [9876-8] S2 Rajasekar, Eswar [ ] S7 Rajawat, A. S Conference Chair, 9877 S14 Session Chair, [ ] SPWM2 Rajeev, Kunjukrishnapillai [ ] SPTM2, [ ] SPTM2, 9879 Program Committee, [ ] S7, [ ] S9, [ ] S3 Rajeevan, Madhavan Nair [ ] S2, [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S4, [ ] SPTM2, 9877 Conference CoChair, [ ] S3, 9882 Conference Chair, 9882 S10 Session Chair, 9882 S2 Session Chair, [ ] S10, [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM2 Rajendra, Yogesh D. [ ] S12, [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPWM2 Rajendran, Kavirajan 9882 S3 Session Chair, [ ] S4, [ ] S6 Rajesh, P. V. [ ] S5 Rajput, Neha [ ] SPTM1 Raju, Manonmani [ ] SPWM2, [ ] SPWA1 Rajuru, Ramakrishna Reddy [ ] S4 Rakhi, R. [9882-7] S2 Rallabandi, Revathi [ ] SPTA1, [ ] SPWM2, [ ] S9, [ ] SPWA1 Ram, Rajak D. [ ] S10 Ramachandran, Purvaja [ ] SPTA2 Ramachandran, Radhika [ ] S11 Ramachandran, Ramesh [ ] SPTA2 Ramakrishna, S. S. V. S. [ ] S10 Ramakrishnan, S. S. [ ] S13, [ ] SPThM2 Ramalingam, Vinotha [ ] SPTA1 Raman, Mini [ ] S4, [ ] S8, [ ] S8, [9878-8] S2 Ramanna, Satish [9881-8] S2 Ramanujam, V. Manavala [ ] S15, [9881-9] S2 Rambhia, Hiren [ ] SPWA2, [ ] SPWA2, [ ] SPWA2 Ramesh, K. [ ] S5 Ramon, Didier [ ] S2 Ranade, Rigved [ ] S7 Ranalkar, Manish [ ] SPThM1 Rangasamy, Vidhya [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1 Ranjan, Ashish [ ] SPTA2 Rao, BSVGR Jogeswara [ ] S11 Rao, Dhananjaya [ ] S4 Rao, G. Nagendra 9881 Program Committee, 9881 S16 Session Chair Rao, K. M. [ ] S13 Rao, Kalluri Hanumantha 9878 Conference Chair, [ ] S3, [ ] S5, [ ] S6, [ ] S7, [9878-5] S1, [9878-6] S2 Rao, P. V. N. [ ] S13, [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPThM1, [9882-8] S2 Rao, S. A. [ ] S5 Rao, T. Narayana 9876 Program Committee, 9876 S4 Session Chair, [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S4, [ ] S6, [ ] S8, [ ] S12, [9876-9] S2, [ ] S7, [ ] S9, [ ] SPThM2 Rao, Y. Jaya [ ] S2, [ ] SPTM1, 9880 Program Committee Rao, Y. S. [ ] S9, [ ] S10, [ ] SPWA2 Rapeti, Pushpa Saroja [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S10 Rastogi, Shantanu [ ] SPTM2, [ ] SPTA1, [ ] SPTM1 Rathore, Jaswant [ ] S9, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Rathore, L. S. [9880-9] S2, [ ] S14 Ravan, Shirish [ ] S3 Raveendranpillai, Deepa [ ] S8 Ravichandran, M. [ ] S10, [ ] S6 Ravindranath, Arun [ ] S6 Ray, Kamaljit [ ] SPTM1 Ray, Shibendu Shankar 9880 S4 Session Chair Reddy, K. Krishna [ ] S12 Refaat, Tamer F Program Committee, 9879 S9 Session Chair, [9879-1] S1, [9879-3] S1, [9879-4] S1 Rehman, Sami Ur [ ] S11, [ ] S8 Ren, Hongrui [ ] SPWM1 Renju, Ramachandran Pillai [ ] S8, [ ] S8, [ ] SPTM1 Repina, Irina [ ] SPTA2 Resmi, E. A. [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM1 Ressel, Rudolf [ ] S11, [ ] S3 Reth, Alan D. [ ] S11 Revercomb, Henry E. [9880-3] S1, [ ] S3, [ ] S3, [ ] S4 Rice, Joseph P. [ ] S4 Richardson, Kim [ ] S7 Riishojgaard, Lars Peter [ ] SPThM1 Ristori, Pablo R. [ ] S8, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Rizvi, Imdad Ali [ ] S13 Rizvi, Sarwar [ ] SPThM2 Roberts, G. J. [ ] SPWM2 Roebeling, Rob [ ] S11 Roithmayr, Carlos M. [ ] S4 Rollins, Chris [ ] S5 Romanov, Peter 9877 Program Committee, 9877 S10 Session Chair, [ ] S10, [ ] S10 Romanovskii, Oleg A. [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Romshoo, Shakil Ahmad [ ] SPWM2, [ ] SPWM2, [ ] S10, [ ] S14 Rosen, Paul A Program Committee, 9881 S1 Session Chair, [9881-1] S1, [9881-2] S1, [9881-5] S2 Routray, Ashish [ ] S9, [ ] SPThM1 Roy, Anirban [ ] SPTM1 Roy, Arijit [ ] S12 Roy, Subhajit [ ] S4 Rudd, William J. [9879-8] S2 Ruzankina, Julia [ ] SPTA1, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPWA1 Ryali, Usha Sundari [9881-3] S1 Ryu, Joo-Hyung 9878 Conference CoChair S S. B., Choudhury [9878-5] S1 S. P., Sujithlal [ ] SPThM2 S. S., Prijith [9882-8] S2 S., Dhanalakshmi [ ] SPWM2 S., Indira Rani [ ] S10, [ ] SPTM2, 9880 Program Committee, [ ] S5, [ ] S5, [ ] S5, [ ] S5, [ ] SPWA2, [ ] S4, [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM1 S., Janakiraman [ ] SPThM2 S., Kalpana [9881-8] S2 S., Sridharan [ ] S4, [ ] S4, [ ] S5, [ ] S5 S., Sruthi [ ] SPThM2 Sabade, Sudhir [ ] S9 Sadovnikov, Sergey A. [ ] SPTA2 Safai, P. D. [ ] SPThM1 Sagi, Vijayarama Raju [9881-8] S2 Saginela, Ravindra Babu [ ] S6 Sagisaka, Masakazu [ ] S6 Saha, Subodh Kumar [ ] SPThM2 Saha, Upal [ ] SPTM1 Sahay, Arvind [ ] S8, [9878-8] S2 Sahoo, Snigdharani [ ] S5 Sahoo, Subhashree [ ] S8 Sahu, K. C. [ ] S8 Sahu, Sanjay Kumar [ ] SPThM1 Sai Krishna, S. V. S. [ ] SPThM1 Saini, Varinder [ ] S9, [ ] S14, [ ] SPWA2 Sakai, Tetsu 9879 Program Committee Sakaizawa, Daisuke 9879 Program Committee, [9879-7] S2, [9882-2] S1 Sakashita, Takashi [ ] S5, [ ] S6 Sakervadiya, Vishal [ ] S9, [ ] S10 Saluja, Ridhi [ ] S7 Salunke, Kiran [ ] SPThM2 Samal, Dipak R. [ ] S13 Samuel, Stella [ ] SPTM1 Samulenkov, Dmitriy Albertovich [ ] SPTA2 Sandhu, Sandeep S. [ ] S4 Sanegapallea, Koteswara Rao [ ] SPTA1, [ ] SPWM2, [ ] S9, [ ] SPWA1 Sankarayogi, Pavan Kumari [ ] SPTM2 Sankolli, Swati Vinayak [ ] S6 Sapunov, Maksim Viktorovich [ ] SPTA2 Sarangam, Vijaya Bhaskara Rao [ ] S8, [ ] SPTA2 Sarangi, Ranjit Kumar [9878-9] S2 Sarkar, Abhijit [ ] SPTM1 Sarkar, Bhabesh C. [ ] SPWM1 Sarkar, Somya S. [ ] SPWA2, [ ] SPWA2, [ ] SPWA2, [ ] SPWA2 Sarma, Cherukupalli Venkata Hari Sankara [9881-8] S2 Sarma, Yellepeddi Veerabhadra [9878-3] S1 Sasamal, Sasanka [ ] S3 Sasikumar, Lavanya [ ] SPTM2, [ ] SPTA1, [ ] S4, [ ] S7 Sastry, K. L. N. [ ] SPWM

60 INDEX OF AUTHORS, CHAIRS, AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS Bold = SPIE Member Satheesh, S. K. [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S7, [ ] SPThM1, [ ] SPThM2 Sati, Ankur Prabhat [ ] SPTA1 Satish Kumar, J. [ ] S8 Sato, Atsushi [9879-2] S1 Satoh, Masaki [9882-2] S1 Satoh, Yohei [9882-2] S1 Satvat, Pranveer S. [ ] S9 Saunders, Roger W. [ ] SPWA2 Sawaisarge, Gaurishankar [ ] SPThM1 Sawayama, Shuhei [ ] S8 Saxena, Anish R. [ ] S11 Sayfi, Elias [9881-5] S2 Scarino, Benjamin R. [ ] S14 Schirmacher, Wilhelm [ ] S10 Schulz, Jörg [ ] S11 Schum, Tom [9879-8] S2 Schwarting, Thomas [ ] S5 Seela, Balaji Kumar [ ] S12 Sekhar, Muddu [ ] S7, [ ] S7 Sekiyama, Tsuyoshi T. [9882-2] S1 Senguttuvan, T. D. [ ] SPTM2 Senroy, Soma 9879 Program Committee Seo, Minji [ ] S4 Seshasai, Mullapudi V. R Conference Chair, 9879 S8 Session Chair Seth, Harish [ ] SPWA2 Seth, Vishesh [ ] SPWM1 Sethi, Davinder [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Setti, Sandeep Narayana [ ] S9 Shah, Amita [ ] S8 Shah, Dhiraj B. [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPWA1 Shah, Dhrupesh Shodhan [ ] S6, [ ] S11 Shahwar, Durri [ ] SPTA1 Shaik, Darga Saheb [ ] SPTM2 Shankar, Mohan [ ] S7 Shanmugam, Palanisamy [9878-2] S1, [9878-4] S1, [ ] SPWA2, [ ] SPThM1 Shanmugam, Prabaharan [ ] SPWM2 Shanmugam, Sanjeevi [ ] S8, 9881 Program Committee, 9881 S5 Session Chair Shao, Honglan [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1 Sharan, Maithili 9876 Program Committee, 9876 S12 Session Chair, [ ] SPTM2 Sharif, Jahfer [ ] S6 Sharma, A. K. [9880-9] S2, [ ] S14 Sharma, Anu Rani [ ] SPThM1 Sharma, Ashok Kumar 9876 Program Committee, 9876 S2 Session Chair, [ ] SPTM1, [ ] S8, [9880-8] S2 Sharma, Chemendra [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S7, [ ] S9, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Sharma, Jitendra [ ] SPWA2, [ ] SPWA2 Sharma, Kuldeep [ ] SPThM1 Sharma, Manish [ ] S9 Sharma, Neha [ ] SPWM2 Sharma, Om P. [ ] SPThM2 Sharma, Parmanand [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPTA2 Sharma, Priti [ ] S5, [ ] SPWA2 Sharma, Rashmi 9878 Program Committee, [ ] S3, [ ] S3, [ ] S4, [ ] S5 Sharma, Richa Upadhyay [ ] S8, [ ] S8 Sharma, Satish B. [ ] S11 Sharma, Shreya [ ] SPWA1 Sharma, Shweta [ ] S13, [ ] SPWA2 Sharma, Som Kumar [ ] S11, [ ] SPTM1, [ ] S5 She, Lu [ ] SPTM1 Shea, Yolanda [ ] S3 Shekatam, Satheesh Kumar [ ] SPTM2, [ ] S4, [ ] S6, [9876-9] S2 Shenoi, Satheesh C Conference Chair, 9878 S7 Session Chair, 9878 S8 Session Chair Shi, Jiancheng [ ] S3, [ ] S10, [ ] S14, [ ] S7 Shibata, Takashi 9879 Program Committee Shige, Shoichi [9882-1] S1 Shiina, Tatsuo 9879 Program Committee Shimizu, Atsushi [ ] SPTA2 Shin, Dong-Bin 9881 Program Committee Shiratama, Koichi [ ] S6 Shitole, Sanjay [ ] SPWM1 Shorrocks, Nick [ ] S10 Shrivastava, Deepali [ ] S8 Shrivastava, Sourabh [ ] SPThM1 Shu, Rong [ ] S11 Shukla, Amit [ ] S15 Shukla, Aparna [ ] S14, [ ] S14, [ ] S14 Shukla, Bipasha P. [ ] S5, [ ] SPTM1 Shukla, Devesh Kumar [ ] S7 Shukla, Munn Vinayak [ ] S5, [ ] S13, [ ] S14 Shukla, Swati [ ] S8 Shumskii, Vladimir K. [ ] SPTA2 Sidorov, Igor S. [ ] SPTA1, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPWA1 Sijikumar, S. [ ] S7 Sikka, D. R. [ ] SPThM2 Singh, Aditi [ ] SPTM2, [ ] SPTM2 Singh, Ajit [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPTA2 Singh, Amit Kumar [ ] SPWA2 Singh, Bhupendra [ ] S9 Singh, Charu [ ] SPTM2, [ ] SPTM1, [ ] SPTM1, [ ] SPThM1 Singh, Dharmendra [ ] S6 Singh, Gulab [ ] SPWM2, [ ] S12 Singh, Gurjeet [9877-3] SPWM2 Singh, Jagdish [ ] S4 Singh, Manjeet [ ] S4 Singh, Manmeet [ ] S9 Singh, Manoj [ ] SPTM1, [ ] SPThM2 Singh, Nilendu [ ] S14 Singh, Niti [ ] SPWA1 Singh, Parul [ ] S9, [ ] S10 Singh, Prayagraj [ ] SPTM2, [ ] SPTM1 Singh, Raghavendra P. [ ] SPTA1, 9880 Program Committee, [ ] SPWA1 Singh, Rakesh K. [ ] SPWA2 Singh, Ram Kumar [ ] SPWA1 Singh, Ramesh P. [ ] S9 Singh, Randhir [ ] S7 Singh, Ravi S. [9880-9] S2, [ ] S14 Singh, Sanjeev Kumar [ ] SPTM1, [ ] S5, [ ] S4, [ ] SPThM1 Singh, Sarnam [ ] S6, [ ] S6 Singh, Shweta [ ] SPWA1 Singh, Tarkeshwar [ ] SPThM2 Singh, Upendra N. Symposium Chair, 9879 Conference Chair, 9879 S1 Session Chair, [9879-1] S1, [9879-3] S1, [9879-4] S1 Singh, Vivek [ ] S9, [ ] SPThM1 Singha, Suman [ ] S11, [ ] S3 Sinha, Debanjan [ ] SPWM1 Sinha, Madhurendra Nath [ ] SPWM2 Sinha, Piyush [ ] S8 Sinha, Puna Ram [ ] S7 Sinha, Rishitosh K. [ ] S5 Sivakumar, R. [ ] SPWA1 Sivanpillai, Ramesh [ ] S6 Smirnov, Leonid [ ] SPTA1, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPWA1 Smith, Christopher D. [ ] S7 Smith, Colin H. [ ] S7 Smith, Eric A Program Committee Smith, Nadia [ ] S4 Smith, William [9880-4] S1 Smith, William L Program Committee, 9880 S1 Session Chair, 9880 S2 Session Chair, 9880 S3 Session Chair, [9880-3] S1, [9880-5] S2, [ ] S4 Sodhi, Jagdeep Singh [ ] S5 Sokolov, Anton A. [ ] SPWA1 Solanki, Himmatsinh [ ] S8 Solanki, Hitesh [ ] S3 Soloviev, Dmitry [ ] S7 Soman Radha, Radhakrishnan [ ] S7, [ ] S9, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Somani, Sandip [ ] S11 Somani, Suraj M. [ ] SPWA1 Sonbawne, Sunil M. [ ] S2, [ ] SPTM2 Soni, Aarti [ ] SPWM1 Sprigg, William A. [ ] S5, [ ] SPWM1 Sreevathsa, M. N. Raghavendra [ ] SPTM1 Sridhar, V. N. [ ] S13 Srinivas, Desamsetti [ ] S5, [ ] S5, [ ] S5, [ ] S4, [ ] S10, [ ] SPThM1 Srinivasan, M. Arunachalam [ ] S4 SrinivasaPerumal, Padma [ ] S8 Srivastav, Simant Kumar 9880 Program Committee Srivastava, A K [ ] SPTA1 Srivastava, A. K. [9876-7] S2 Srivastava, Sanjay [ ] S3 Srivastava, Sanjay K. [ ] SPWM2 Srivastava, Shuchita [ ] SPTM1 Subrahmanyam, Kandula V. [ ] SPTM1 Subramanyam, Jaswanth [ ] SPTA1 Sugimoto, Nobuo 9879 Conference Chair, 9879 S7 Session Chair, [ ] S8, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Suhadiyah, Sri [ ] SPWM1 Sukheja, Anil [ ] SPWA2 Sukoco, Tris Adi [ ] SPWM1 Sumani, Sumani [ ] SPWM1 Sun, Junqiang 9881 Program Committee, 9881 S8 Session Chair, [ ] S12, [ ] SPWA2 Sun, Ling [ ] SPTA1 Sun, Wenbo [ ] S4 Sun, Xuejin [ ] SPTM1 Sundaram, Suchithra [ ] SPThM2 Suneeth, K. V. [ ] S6, [ ] S11 Sunilkumar, S. V. [ ] S7, [9880-6] S2 Surendran, Sajani [ ] S4, [ ] S6 Suresh Raju, Chellappanpillai [ ] S8, [ ] S8, [ ] SPTM1 Surisetty, Arun Kumar V. V. [ ] S5 Surni, Surni [ ] SPWM1 Surratt, Melinda [ ] S7 Suthar, Nandlal [ ] S3 Suzuki, Makoto 9880 Conference Chair Suzuki, Shinichi [ ] S9 Swain, D. [ ] SPWM2, [ ] SPThM2 Swain, Subrat Ku. [ ] S6 Syed, Tajdarul H. [ ] S14, [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPWA1 T T. J. V. D., Suneela [ ] S15, [9881-9] S2 T. M., Midhuna [ ] SPWM1 T., Bushair M. [9876-3] S1 T., Sreeshna [ ] S10 Tadikonda, Sivakumara [ ] S5 Takahashi, Chikako [9882-2] S1 Takayabu, Yukari N. [9876-1] S1, [9882-1] S1 Takle, Jasmine S. [ ] SPThM1 Talaulikar, Madhubala [ ] S8, [ ] S2, [ ] S1, [ ] SPTA2 Talukdar, Shamitaksha [ ] S12, [ ] SPTM1 Tanaka, Kazuhiro 9881 Program Committee, 9881 S12 Session Chair, [ ] S5, [ ] S6 Tanaka, Taichu Y. [9882-2] S1, [ ] SPThM2 Tandoc, Fe Andrea M. [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Tandule, Chakradhra Rao [ ] S4 Tao, Jing [ ] S3 Taylor, Joseph K. [9880-3] S1, [ ] S3 Taylor, Ruth [ ] S10 Thakar, Lalitkrushna J. [9881-8] S2 Thakkar, Ramkrishna [ ] SPWA2 Thakur, Praveen K. [ ] S11, [ ] S3 Thakur, Sanchari [ ] SPWM2, [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1 Thammapala, Prasong [ ] SPWM2 58 SPIE ASIA-PACIFIC REMOTE SENSING

61 INDEX OF AUTHORS, CHAIRS, AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS Bold = SPIE Member Thampi, Sankaranarayanan Bagulayan [ ] SPTM1, [ ] S7 Thandlam, Venugopal [ ] S10 Thangarasu, Subitha [ ] SPTA1 Thangavelu, Magendran [ ] S8 Thapa, Nitesh [ ] S10 Thapliyal, Pradeep Kumar [ ] S5, [ ] S13, [ ] S14 Thayapurath, Suresh [ ] S8, [ ] S2, [ ] S1, [ ] SPTA2 Thenkabail, Prasad S. [ ] S6 Thome, Kurtis J. [ ] S3, [ ] S3, [ ] S4 Thorat, Sandip S. [ ] SPWM2, [ ] S12, [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPWM2 Thöt, Richard [ ] S10 Thotlli, Lokeswara Reddy [ ] S4 Thumu, Devi Varaprasadarao [9878-5] S1 Tian, Jialin [9880-4] S1, [9880-5] S2 Tiesi, Alessandro 9882 S2 Session Chair, [ ] S8 Timokhina, Polina [ ] SPWA1 Tirodkar, Siddhesh [ ] SPWA1 Tison, Céline [ ] S6 Titov, Victor I. [ ] SPTA2, [ ] SPTA2 Tiwari, Kailash Chandra [ ] S7, [ ] S8, [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1 Tiwari, Reet Kamal [ ] S14, [ ] S14, [ ] SPWA2 Tiwari, Surya Prakash [9878-3] S1 Tiwari, Varun [ ] S7 Tiwari, Yogesh [ ] S11, [ ] SPThM1 Tobin, David C. [ ] S3 Todirita, Monica [ ] S5, [ ] S5, [ ] SPWA2 Tolpekin, Valentyn A. [9877-9] S2, [ ] SPWM1 Tomar, Kiledar S. [ ] SPWM1 Tomita, Eichi [ ] S6 Torres, Omar [ ] S9 Tripathi, Sarvesh [ ] SPTA2 Tripathy, J. K. [ ] SPWM1 Tripathy, Rojalin [ ] S4 Tripathy, S. [ ] SPWM2, [ ] S5 Trivedi, Himanshu J. [ ] SPWM1, [ ] SPWA1 Trivedi, Mukul [ ] S6 Tsui, Chi-Wa [ ] S11 Tsuida, Shunji [ ] S6 Tyagi, Geetika [ ] S3 Tzermes, Georgios 9879 Program Committee U Uchikata, Tatsuya [ ] S5 Udaya Bhaskar, T. V. S. [ ] S7, [ ] SPThM2 Unnikrishnan, C. K. [ ] S6 Upadhayay, Gargi [ ] S4 Upadhyay, Abhishek [ ] SPTM1 Upadhyaya, Harish C. [ ] SPThM2 Uprety, Sirish [ ] S13 Ushio, Tomoo [9882-1] S1 V V., Anilkumar [ ] SPThM2 V., Suresh [ ] SPTM2 V., Yesubabu [ ] SPThM1 Vaidya, Bela [ ] SPWA2 Vaishnav, Rajesh [ ] S11, [ ] SPTM1, [ ] S5 Vaishya, Aditya [ ] SPTM2, [ ] SPTM1 Valsala, Vinu [ ] S6 Van Gorp, Byron [ ] S7 Van Leeuwen, Spencer [ ] S6, [ ] S4 Vanama, Venkata Sai Krishna [ ] S9 Varaha, Ravi Kiran [ ] S9, [ ] SPThM2 Varghese, Mercy [ ] SPThM1 Varghese, Stella Jes [ ] S4 Varma, Atul K S3 Session Chair, [ ] S3, [9876-3] S1, [ ] SPTM1 Varpe, Amarsinh B. [ ] S12, [ ] SPWM2 Varugu, Bhuvan K. [ ] S10 Vatta, Kamal 9877 Program Committee, [ ] S6 Vaze, Parag V. [ ] S7 Vedam, V. Vishwanathan [ ] S8 Vellore, Ramesh [ ] S9, [ ] SPThM1 Venkatachalam, Parvatham [ ] SPTM1, [ ] SPWA1 Venkatachalaperumal, Shenbaga Rajan [ ] S7 Venkatesh, A. S. [ ] S5 Venkateswara Rao, B. [ ] S6 Venugopal, Thushara [ ] SPThM2 Venugopal, Vuruputur [9882-9] S2 Vérèmes, Hélène [9879-9] S3 Verma, Amarnath [ ] SPWA2 Verma, Amit Kumar [ ] SPWA1 Verma, Arpita [ ] S7 Verma, Umesh Prasad [ ] SPWM2 Vibhute, Amol D. [ ] S12, [ ] SPWM2 Vichi, Marcello [ ] S6 Vijayakumar, K. [ ] SPThM1 Vijayan, Sivaprahasam [ ] S5 Vinayachandran, P. N S8 Session Chair, [ ] S6, [ ] S7, [ ] SPThM2, [ ] SPThM2 Vinoj, V. [ ] SPTM1, [ ] SPWM2, [9882-5] S1 Vishwanathan, Gokul [ ] S7, [ ] SPThM2 Vohra, Rubeena [ ] S7 Vukovic, Ana [ ] S5 Vyas, Sarweshwar P. [ ] S4 Vyas, Swapnil [ ] S7 W Wallace, Kotska [ ] S6 Wang, He [ ] S4 Wang, Jianyu 9880 Conference Chair, 9880 S11 Session Chair, 9880 S12 Session Chair, [ ] S11, [ ] S11, [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1 Wang, Jihong [ ] S5 Wang, Li [ ] SPWA2 Wang, Menghua 9878 Program Committee, [ ] S12, [ ] SPWA2 Wang, Pao-Kuan [ ] S3 Wang, Qian [ ] SPTM1 Wang, Tianxing [ ] S3 Wang, Yueming [ ] S11, [ ] SPWA1 Wang, Zelong [ ] S5 Wang, Zhipeng [ ] S12 Watanabe, Manabu [ ] S9 Wei, Chen [ ] S4 Wei, Liqing [ ] SPWA1 Weisz, Elisabeth [9880-3] S1, [ ] S4 Weng, Fuzhong [9880-2] S1, [ ] S5 Weng, Jingnong [ ] SPWM2 Wielicki, Bruce A S3 Session Chair, [ ] S3, [ ] S3, [ ] S4, [ ] S4 Wilson, Daniel [ ] S7 Wolf, Walter [9880-2] S1, [ ] S5 Won, Jae-Gwang 9881 Program Committee Wood, Mark [ ] S12 Woodward, John T. [ ] S4 Wright, Robert [ ] S12 Wu, Aisheng [ ] S12, [ ] S14, [ ] SPWA2, [ ] S12 Wu, Wan [ ] S3 Wu, Yi-Jing [ ] SPTA1 Wu, Yonghua [ ] S9 X Xia, Yuan [ ] S5 Xie, Feng [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1, [ ] SPWA1 Xie, Xiaosu [9876-6] S2 Xiong, Chuan [ ] S3, [ ] S10 Xiong, Xiaoxiong J Conference Chair, 9881 S6 Session Chair, [ ] S5, [ ] SPWA2, [ ] S12, [ ] S14, [ ] SPWA2, [ ] SPWA2, [ ] S12, [ ] SPWA2, [ ] S12, [ ] SPWA2 Xiong, Xiaozhen [9880-2] S1 Xu, Dong [ ] S11 Xu, Lijun [ ] S11 Xu, Rui [ ] S11 Xu, Xiaofeng [ ] SPTA1 Xu, Yingyu [ ] S11 Xue, Kun [ ] SPTA2 Xue, Yong [ ] SPTM1 Y Yadav, Deepti [ ] SPWA1 Yadav, Sarika S. 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