1. This prize is awarded during each ILRC to an individual under the age of 40 who is judged to have presented the best paper at the ILRC.
  2. The award consists of a scroll and a cash prize of US $1,200.
  3. The Committee for selecting and confirming the recipient of this prize consists of members of the ILRC program committee, the chairpersons of the organizing/steering committee, and the ICLAS chairperson.
  4. The ICLAS chairperson is responsible for supervising the Inaba funds.

Inaba Prize Winners

YearNameILRC
2015Mikkel Brydegaard
Lund Laser Centre, Department of Physics, Sweden University, Sweden

for his outstanding paper entitled: “Daily Evolution of the Insect Biomass Spectrum in an Agricultural Landscape Accessed with Lidar” (S12-04)
27th
New York City, NY, USA
2012Matthew Hayman
Advanced Studies Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, USA

for his outstanding paper entitled: “Polarization Configuration of the GV-HSRL for Detection of Horizontally Oriented Ice Crystals” (S10-09)
26th
Porto Heli, Greece
2010Boyan Tatarov
National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan

For his outstanding paper entitled: “Multi-Channel Lidar Spectrometer for Atmospheric Aerosol Typing on the Basis of Chemical Signatures in Raman Spectra” (S1O-12)
25th
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
2008Yukari Hara
National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan

for his outstanding paper entitled: "3D Transport Structure of Asian Dust Retrieved by NASA CALIOP and a Dust Transport Model Assimilated with the NIES Lidar Network Data"(S07P-09)
24nd
Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.
2006Yongxiang Hu
NASA LaRC, Hampton, U.S.A.


for his outstanding paper entitled: "A Simple Multiple Scaterring-Depolarization Relation of Water Clouds and its Potential Applications"
23nd
Nara City, Japan
2004Vincent Noel
Analytical Services and Materials, Hampton, Virginia, U.S.A.


for his outstanding paper entitled: "Study of Ice Crystals Orientation in Ice Clouds based on Polarized Observations from the FARS Scanning Lidar"
22nd
Matera City, Basilicata, Italy
2002Paolo Di Girolamo
Universita degli Studi della Basilicata, Potenza, Italy


for his outstading paper entitled: "Simulation of the Lidar Dark Band Phenomenon"
21st
Quebec, Canada
2000Gorazd Poberaj
DLR, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Germany


for his outstanding paper entitled: "Airborne All-Solid-State DIAL for Water Vapor Measurements in the Tropopause Region"
20th
Vichy, France
1998Liesl M. Little
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, U.S.A.


for her outstanding paper entitled: "Initial Development of a Fiber-Based Lidar System for Atmospheric Water Vapor Measurements"
19th
Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A.
1996Mathilde Douard
University of Lyon, France


for her outstanding paper entitled: "A Fourier Transfer Lidar"
18th
Berlin, Germany
1994Albert Ansman
Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Germany


for his outstanding paper entitled: "Determination of Pinatubo-Aerosol Optical Depth and Microphysical Parameters without Critical Assumptions"
17th
Sendai, Japan