75th Annual Eastern Snow Conference announcement and call for papers

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75th Annual Eastern Snow Conference announcement and call for papers


Announcement and Call for Papers


The 75th Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) will be held at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, Climate Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, USA, 5-8 June 2018.  The 75th ESC has a longer program than usual to allow for more sessions.  The program will also include an excursion on the Chesapeake Bay and Banquet in registration fee.  The scientific program is open to sessions on theoretical, experimental, remote sensing, modeling and operational studies of snow, ice, and winter hydrology.  We anticipate including sessions on historical perspectives of snow such as “Remote Sensing History”, “Data Preservation and Archiving” and “SnowEX”. This year’s general theme is “SNOW PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE”. The ESC has only plenary (oral and poster viewing) sessions, allowing time to view and discuss the research of each participant. You are invited to submit an abstract for an oral or a poster presentation (please indicate type). An abstract of 200-250 words should be submitted by 16 March 2018 to the Program Chairman:

Dr. George Riggs

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Students are encouraged to enter the ESC Student Paper Competitions. The winner of the best submitted student paper will receive the Wiesnet Medal, a $750 prize. The Campbell Scientific Canada Award of $500 can be awarded to the Canadian student who submitted the paper demonstrating the most innovative use of technology in the gathering of data. In addition, the David Hewitt Miller Student Poster Award of $100 will be awarded to the best student poster.

To be considered for the Weisnet or Campbell awards please send an electronic copy of the paper with the supervisor's endorsement (separate email) to the Chair of the Research Committee (Barton Forman), no later than 27 April 2018. Please consult the ESC web site for conditions and details.

Dr. Barton Forman

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All papers will be published in the ESC Proceedings; please consult the ESC web site for details on submission. 

The ESC has a new website, www.easternsnow.org 


Information regarding the 75th ESC is posted to the website and additional information regarding registration will be posted the near future. 


The Eastern Snow Conference is an international organization with members from eastern Canada and northeastern USA, and other places, concerned with the origin, precipitation, accumulation, character, melt and runoff of snow. 


George Riggs,  ESC Program Chairman and Vice President
SSAI, GSFC Code 615  1-301-614-5650


Any opinion expressed is my own. 

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