Fondazione Ugo Bordoni (FUB) has instituted
a 1,000 Euro award, in memory of Professor Giovanni d'Auria, to be assigned to the authors of the
best Atmospheric paper, presented at the MICRORAD 2008 meeting.
A Commission made up by David Staelin (MIT, USA), Ed Westwater (University of Colorado, USA), Domenico Solimini (University di Tor Vergata, Roma), Frank Marzano (University of Roma -Sapienza-) and chaired by Ermanno Fionda (Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, FUB, Roma) assigned the FUB prize, to Corinne Straub, of Berne University, and Domenico Cimini, of the University of L’Aquila :
“Development of a 22 GHz correlating radiometer for the observation of stratospheric water vapor” by C. Straub, A. Murk, N. Kampfer, D. Zardet, B. Stuber,
“Temperature and humidity profiling in the Artic using millimeter-and submillimeter-wave radiometry”, by D. Cimini, E.R. Westwater, A Gasiewski, M. Klein, V. Leuki.
Best Poster Awards
On Friday afternoon the following six best posters were awarded:
“Development of a Miniaturized Microwave Radiometer for Satellite Remote Sensing”, by S. Reising, S. Padmanabhan, W. Foster, D. McKague
“L-Band Dielectric Constant Measurements of Seawater: Accuracy Issues and Measurements”, by R. Lang, C. Utku, Y. Tarkocin, and D.M. Le Vine
“Deriving winds at cloud-base height using infrared camera and microwave radiometer”, by E. Brocard, M. Schneebeli and C. Mätzler
“Observations of the temporal and spatial distribution of water vapour and clouds with a scanning microwave radiometer”, by S. Kneifel, U. Loehnert, S. Crewell, and J. Schween
“Combined passive microwave and infrared estimates of land surface skin temperature: application to the estimation of land surface turbulent fluxes”, by C. Jimenez, C. Prigent, and F. Aires
“1D-Var Retrieval of the Wet Tropospheric Correction in Coastal Regions”, by L. Eymard, E. Obligis, and C. Desportes