16th International Symposium for the Advancement of Boundary-Layer Remote Sensing (ISARS 2012)
The 16th International Symposium for the Advancement of Boundary-Layer Remote Sensing (ISARS 2012) was held 5-8 June 2012, in Boulder, Colorado, USA. The ISARS 2012 special collection of papers in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology (JAMC) and the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology (JTECH) is a selection of extended papers from that symposium.
ISARS was founded in 1981 as the International Society of Acoustic Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Oceans. An ISARS symposium is held every two years, with a particular focus on atmospheric and oceanic boundary layers and related applications. The foci of the special collection are broad and include such topics as: new directions for boundary-layer remote sensing; the physical basis for boundary layer remote sensing; description of boundary layer physics; complex terrain meteorology; new models; operational applications; wind energy; air quality; aviation; urban meteorology; and polar science.
Stuart Bradley, University of Auckland, New Zealand