2012 NIST Lunar Calibration Workshop
May 14-15, 2012
NIST Gaithersburg, Maryland
The NIST Lunar Calibration Workshop will be held at the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland on May 14-15, 2012. The first day will be devoted to identifying calibration needs, the current state of lunar calibrations at visible to short-wave infrared wavelengths, and lunar irradiance models. The second day will focus on how to establish improved calibrations that will meet the needs of various communities. There will be sessions on ground-based lunar observations, atmospheric monitoring for ground-based observations, and above-the-atmosphere calibrations. Our intent is to have a set of focused, technical presentations and include ample time for discussion.
Pre-registration is required and acceptance is determined on a first-come, first-served basis.
Experts in lunar metrology and calibrations using celestial objects; anyone with a well-defined calibration need that could be addressed by an absolute calibration of the Moon at visible to short-wave infrared wavelengths. We anticipate that most participants will be from the remote sensing community, but we encourage participation from other interested groups.
The tentative workshop agenda is:
Monday, May 14, 2012:
|9:00am to 12:00pm||Introduction and overview|
|The current state of lunar calibrations and modeling|
|1:00pm to 5:00pm||Use of lunar calibrations in remote sensing|
|Applications outside remote sensing|
|Summary discussion: what are the calibration needs?|
Tuesday, May 15, 2012:
|9:00am to 12:00pm||Ground-based observations and atmospheric monitoring|
|1:00pm to 5:00pm||Agency perspectives (NIST, NASA, NOAA, USGS)|
|Summary discussion: how do calibration solutions map onto needs?|
Workshop registration does not include your hotel reservation. For information about local hotels, see NIST Visitor Information.
This course will be held at the NIST AML Complex Building (217), Room C103 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. For transportation information and driving directions, see Transportation to NIST.