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The Hans Liebe Lectureship Series

The U.S. National Committee (USNC) for the International Union of Radio Scientists (URSI), with the generous support of the Liebe family, has established the Hans Liebe Lectureship in microwave and optical spectroscopy as applied to radio science, remote sensing, and telecommunications.

This lectureship provides travel support and an honorarium for a distinguished member of the radio science community to deliver a lecture on the professional topic of their interest at each of the annual USNC-URSI Radio Science meetings. A list of past lecturers and their abstracts are shown below. NOTE: beginning in 2021, the video recording of the presentations are also available on the Video Archive page.

Dr. David D. Turner, NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory

First Hans Liebe Lecturer, Boulder USNC-URSI meeting, January 2014
"Using Microwave and Submillimeter Radiometer Observations to Improve Climate Models"

Dr. Susanne Crewell, University of Cologne

Second Hans Liebe Lecturer, Vancouver APS-URSI meeting, July 2015
"Extending Operational Satellite Cloud Remote Sensing into the Submillimeter Range: The Challenge of Supercooled Liquid Water Absorption"

Dr. Paul G. Steffes, Georgia Institute of Technology

Third Hans Liebe Lecturer, Boulder USNC-URSI meeting, January 2016
"Microwave Remote Sensing of Planetary Atmospheres from Spacecraft: The 50 Years from Mariner 2 to NASA-JUNO

Dr. Christian Mätzler, IAP Bern (retired)

Fourth Hans Liebe Lecturer, Boulder USNC-URSI meeting, January 2017
"Interactions of Microwaves with Ice and Snow - From Experiments to Models for Applications in Remote Sensing"

Dr. Maria P. Cadeddu, Argonne National Laboratory

Fifth Hans Liebe Lecturer, Boulder USNC-URSI meeting, January 2018
"Spectroscopy and Remote Sensing Studies with the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Ground-based Microwave and Millimeter-wave Radiometers: A Review of Accomplishments and Recent Challenges"

Dr. Domenico Cimini of the Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis (CNR-IMAA), Italy

Sixth Hans Liebe Lecturer, Boulder USNC-URSI meeting, January 2019
"Fostering Ground-Based Microwave Radiometry: From Uncertainty to Networking"

Dr. Vivienne Payne of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at California Institute of Technology

Seventh Hans Liebe Lecturer, Montreal APS-URSI meeting, July 2020
"Evaluating Microwave Spectroscopy Using Ground-Based Radiometers"

Dr. Brian J. Drouin of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at California Institute of Technology

Eighth Hans Liebe Lecturer, Boulder USNC-URSI meeting, January 2021
"Molecular Oxygen Absorptions from Red to Radio"
Abstract Video