Preliminary Program of Events - 59th Eastern Snow Conference

Wednesday, June 5th

19:00 Ice Breaker, Registration Begins, Commercial Exhibits and Poster Paper Set-Up
19:30 ESC Executive Pre-conference Meeting

Thursday, June 6th

06:30 Attendees Buffet Breakfast
07:30 Registration and Poster Paper Set-Up Continues
08:00 Welcome and Announcements; Ken Rancourt

ORAL SESSION 1: Remote Sensing
Chair: John Pomeroy

08:10 Invited Presentation: "Cold Land Processes Mission: Implications for the Future of Snow Science"; Donald Cline, Snow Hydrologist, National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center, U. S. National Weather Service, NOAA.

08:50 Reduction of Cloud Obscuration in the MODIS Snow Data Product; Riggs, G. and D. K. Hall

09:10 Comparison of Satellite-Based Snow-Water-Equivalent Data with Modeled Snowpack Water Content for Open and Forested Areas; Gidda, C., H. Whiteley, I. Rubinstein, and B. Corner

09:30 Poster Paper Highlights (2- min presentation by Author)

Related Poster Papers:

Validation of Satellite Snow Cover Maps in the United States and Norway; Hall, D. K., R. Solberg, J-G Winther, and G. A. Riggs

Comparison of MODIS Snow Albedo Retrievals and In-Situ Observations during the 2000-2001 Snow Season; Klein, A.G
Estimating Fractional Snow-Cover from MODIS Using the Normalized Difference Snow Index (NDSI); Salomonson, V.V., and I. Appel

Remote Sensing of Snow Cover for Climate Monitoring in the Canadian Subarctic: A Comparison between AMMR-SSM/I and NOAA AVHRR Sensors; Pivot, F.C., C.R. Duguay, R.D. Brown, and C. Kergomard

Comparisons of MODIS and NOHRSC Snowcover Products for the Upper Rio Grande River Basin During the 2000-2001 Snow Season; Barnett, A., and A. G. Klein

09:45 Coffee and Poster Session

ORAL SESSION 2: Soils, Forests, and Radiation
Chair: Claude Duguay

10:20 Attenuation of Solar Radiation by the Snowpack in Dronning Maud Land; Lavoie, C., H. B. Granberg, N. O'Neill

10:40 Scaling of Seasonal snow Accumulation in Cold Climate Forests; Pomeroy, J., and D. Gray

11:00 Attenuation of Snowmelt Rate Following Balsam Fir Stands Recovery after Clearcutting,
Montmorency Forest, Quebec; Plamondon, A.P., D. Aube, D. Levesque, and M. Prevost

11:20 All Seasons Near-Surface Soil Moisture; Albert, M., and E. Perron

11:40 Poster Paper Highlights (2- min presentation by Author)

Related Poster Papers:

Spatial Distribution of Snowmelt Infiltration Scaling Parameters in Relation to Topographic and Vegetative Indices Within a Subarctic Mountainous Watershed; Janowicz, J.R., D.M. Gray, and J.W. Pomeroy

Soil Frost Modeling in a Northern Hardwood Forest: Past and Present; Hardy, J.P., R. Jordan, C. Driscoll, and T. Fahey

Monitoring of Artificial Ice Layers Using a Fluorescent Tracer in a Natural Snow Cover; Fortin, G., M. Bernier, G.H. Jones, and M. Schneebeli

Simulation of Ice Phenology on Large Lakes in the Mackenzie River Basin (1960-2000); Menard, P., C.R. Duguay, G.M. Flato, and W.R. Rouse

A Parameterized Albedo/Reflectance Model of Littered Forest Floor Snow; Melloh, R.A., Hardy, J.P., R. Bailey, and T. Hall

Modeling of Snow-Soil Interaction in Conceptual Watershed Models; Koren, V.

Sensitivity of the Winter Hydrology of a Northern Climate Watershed to Variations in Incoming Solar Radiation Fluxes; Voisin, N., H. Leighton, R. Soulis, J. Feng, F. Seglenieks

Midwinter Snowpack and Temperature Relationships Across Treeline, Churchill, Canada; Kershaw, G.P.

Spatial Variability of Longwave and Shortwave Radiation Under Pine Canopies; Pomeroy, J., J. Hardy, D. Marks, K. Elder, R. Melloh

12:00 Lunch

ORAL SESSION 3: Modeling
Chair: Janet Hardy

13:30 Simulating Wind fields and Snow Redistribution Using Terrain-Based Parameters to Model Snow Accumulation and Melt over a Mountainous Watershed; Winstral, A. and D. Marks

13:50 Assessment and Intercomparison of Model and Passive Microwave Derived Snow Water Equivalent Data for North America; Derksen, C., R. Brown, A. Walker, and B. Brasnett

14:10 Boundary Layer Integration Approach to Advection of Sensible Heat to a Patchy Snow Cover; Granger, R.J., and J. W. Pomeroy

14:30 Improving the Representation of Snow Hydrology in Global and Regional Climate Models; Marshall, S., and R. J. Oglesby

14:50 Poster Paper Highlights (2- min presentation by Author)

Related Poster Papers:

Evaluation of the Cold Regions Hydrological Model in Open Environments for Snow-Covered through Post-Snowmelt Periods; Hedstrom, N.R., R.J. Granger, J.W. Pomeroy, D.M. Gray, and T. Brown

Development of a Gridded North American Snow Depth and Water Equivalent Dataset for GCM Validation - Results With an Enhanced Snowpack Model; Brown, R., B. Brasnett, and D. Robinson

Development and Testing of a Distributed Energy and Mass Balance Model for Supraglacial Snowpacks; Fox, A. M., I.C. Willis, and N. S. Arnold

A Physical Model for Quantifying Snow Depth and Density Changes for Northern Ecosystems; Zhang, Y., W. Chen, and J. Cihlar

Simulating Patterns of Snow Deposition, the Snow Cover Energy Balance, Melt, and Runoff over a Mountainous Watershed; Marks, D., A. Winstral, and M. Seyfried

Spatial and Temporal Data to Improve Snow Water Equivalent Mapping over a Large Alpine Domain; Fassnacht, S. R., N.P. Molotch, R.C.Bales, and J. VanderKwaak

Using SNTHERM to Simulate the Extreme Snow Melt Event that led to the 1997 Red River Floods; Dyer, J. L.

15:05 Coffee Break

ORAL SESSION 4: Meteorology, Instrumentation, and Applications
Chair: Mary Albert

15:20 Comparison of Runoff from Adjacent Watersheds with and without Ski Resort Development in Northern Vermont; Denner, J. C., J.B. Shanley, and B. Wemple

15:40 One for the History Books: The Winter of 2000-2001 in St. John's, Newfoundland; Whiffen, B.

16:00 Acquisition and Use of Snow Water Equivalent Data at the Northeast River Forecast Center; Econopouly, T.W.

16:20 The Hotplate Snowgauge; Rasmussen, R. M., J. Hallett, R. Purcell, J. Cole, M.Tryhane

16:40 Microwave Interaction with Snowpack at 2-18 GHz; Koh, G., N. D. Mulherin, J. P. Hardy, R. E. Davis, and A. Twombly

17:00 Poster Paper Highlights (2- min presentation by Author)

Related Poster Papers:

Field Comparisons of Gauge-Measured Frozen Precipitation Using Six Windshield Designs; Duchon, C.E., C. G. Wade, and J.A. Cole

Trial Study of the Judd Ultrasonic Snow Depth Sensor; Cripe, D., and N. Doesken

A Series of Misleading Snow Storms Across Southern Ontario During the Winter of 1999; Fassnacht, S.R., F. Yusuf, R.C. Bales, and N. Kouwen

Water Vapor Transport Associated with Lake-effect Snowfall over Southern Ontario; Liu, A.Q.

17:10 Announcements, and End of Thursday Sessions

18:00 Cash Bar; Poster Paper Session Continues

19:00 ESC Awards Banquet, Business Meeting,
Evening Presentation by John Morton, former Olympic biathlete, biathlete
coach, designer of nordic ski trails, author, and storyteller.

Friday, June 7th

07:55 Announcements

ORAL SESSION 5: Snowpack and Runoff Chemistry
Chair: Ross Brown

08:00 STUDENT PAPER AWARD Presentation (To Be Announced at the Banquet)

08:20 Analysis of Total Mercury Deposition in Snow, Mount McKinley, Alaska; Torizzo, A.O., M. A. Mast, D. H. Campbell, and D.P. Krabbenhoft

08:40 Winter Chemical Leaching from Deciduous Tree Branches as a Function of Branch Inclination Angle in Central Massachusetts; Levia, D. F., and S. R. Herwitz

09:00 Evaluating How Uncertainties in the Snowmelt Isotopic Composition Affect Hydrograph Separation; Taylor, S., X. Feng, M. Williams, and J. McNamara

09:20 Net Ecosystem Exchange of CO2 During Snow Cover at a Peatland in Southern New Hampshire; Bubier, J., P. Crill, and A. Mosedale

09:40 Poster Paper Highlights (2- min presentation by Author)

Related Poster Papers:

Effects of Urbanization on Winter Baseflow Stream Chemistry in the Croton Watershed, New York; Boyer, E.W., C-L. N. Lee, and J. M. Hassett

Inert Gas Diffusion in Seasonal Snow; Cathles, L.M., and M.R. Albert

Linkages Between Snowpack d18O Signatures and Winter Meteorological Conditions Within a Mountainous Basin; Hopkinson, C., and S. Munro

Mass Balance Assessment of the Taku Glacier, Alaska; Pelto, M., G.W. Adema, S.R. McGee, M.M. Miller, K.F. Sprenke, and M. Lang

Climatic Variation, Discharge, and Water Quality in an Alpine Glacierised Basin; Collins, D.N.

09:50 Coffee Break

ORAL SESSION 6: Climatic Influences and Historical Perspectives
Chair: Andrew Klein

10:10 Development of a Historical Ice Database for the Study of Climate Change in Canada; Lenormand, F., C. Duguay, and R. Gauthier

10:30 Historical Trend in Ice Thickness on the Piscataquis River, near Dover-Foxcroft, Central Maine; Huntington, T. G.

10:50 Patterns and Trends in Snowpack Water Equivalent at a Northern Vermont Site, 1960-2000; Shanley, J. B., S.F. Clark, and J. C. Denner

11:10 Effects of the El Nino/Southern Oscillation on Temperature, Precipitation, Snow covered Area, and Resulting Streamflow in the Upper Rio Grande River Basin; Lee, S., A. Klein, T. Over

11:30 Going…Going…Gone? Earths' Disappearing Tropical Glaciers; Leffler, R.J.

12:00 Closing Remarks, End of Oral Sessions

12:30 ESC Executive Post-Conference Meeting

13:30 Meet and Depart in Vans for Sleepers River Watershed Field Trip