The 60th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Snow Conference

"Remote Sensing of Snow and Ice - the State of the Art"

will be held

June 4 - 6, 2003 in Sherbrooke, Quebec

 

This year's annual meeting is co-sponsored by

and is being hosted by

at the

Université de Sherbrooke



For information in French/Pour information en français
http://www.usherbrooke.ca/cartel/esc/esc_french.html

 

The 60th Annaul ESC Final Program

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Announcement and Call for Papers

The 60th Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) will be held in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, 4-6 June 2003. The scientific program is open to sessions on theoretical, experimental, and operational studies of snow, ice, and winter hydrology. This year's general theme is "Remote Sensing of Snow and Ice -the State of the art."

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Announcement and Call for Papers

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Abstract and Publication Information

Student travel assistance and several student paper awards are available. You are invited to submit an abstract for an oral or a poster presentation. An abstract of 150-200 words should be submitted by 28 February 2003 to the program chair:

Mr. Miles Ecclestone
Trent University
1600 West Bank Road
Peterborough
Ontario K9J 7B8 Canada
E-mail: mecclestone@trentu.ca
Email submissions are encouraged

 

All papers will be published in the ESC Proceedings. In addition, Hydrological Processes (HP) will publish refereed papers from the meeting. The subject matter of these papers must fit within the scope of the journal. If you would like your paper to be considered for journal publication, please indicate this on your abstract and submit four copies of your paper to (ESC/HP editor) by 1 April 2003. For more information contact the ESC/HP editor, John Pomeroy or co-editor, Andrew Klein

Professor John Pomeroy
Inst. of Geography and Earth Sciences
Univ. of Wales, Aberystwyth
Wales, UK SY23 3DB
John.Pomeroy@aber.ac.uk

Dr. Andrew Klein
Department of Geography
MS 3147
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3147
klein@geog.tamu.edu

60th Annual ESC Registration Details

Venue

The 60th Annual ESC meeting will take place at L'Universite de Sherbrooke, in the eastern townships of Quebec. All events take place in the Cultural Centre. Refer to the ESC web page for links providing driving directions, and other information regarding the City of Sherbrooke.

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Program

The final version of the program can be downloaded using one of the two links below.

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Registration

The registration desk will open on Wednesday evening, June 4, 2003 at 7pm in the Cultural Centre (Building B3), Université de Sherbrooke (see map below). Parking is available in front of the building. Enter through the main doors, and turn right to find the registration desk. The evening registration will be held in conjunction with an Icebreaker Reception. The registration desk will also be open at 7:30am Thursday June 5, before the morning session commences.

Pre-conference registration fees
(payment must be received prior May 31,2003)
Regular Members; $190C ($120US)
Students Members: $ 90C ($60US).

Late Registration fees
(payments received June 1 or later)
$250C ($160US).

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Registration Forms and Fees should be sent to

Derrill Cowing
ESC Sec.-Treas.
P.O. Box 339
Monmouth, ME 04259

Phone: (207) 933-9732
Email: djcowing@aol.com

 

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
The above fees are all inclusive. They include conference attendance including Proceedings, ice breaker reception, breakfast Thursday morning, lunch both days, ESC banquet Thursday evening, parking (if required) and transportation & admission to the Bombardier museum.

Additional banquet tickets can be purchased for $38C ($24US). Please advise ESC Secretary Treasurer(s) if you need an extra ticket, as soon as possible and no later than Ice Breaker Reception, June 4.

 

Student Paper Competiton

The Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) announces two annual awards for student research related to snow and ice.

The Wiesnet medal, $250.00 (Canadian) and travel expenses up to $500.00 (Canadian) are awarded to the paper judged best overall. The winning paper is presented orally at the annual meeting of the Eastern Snow Conference and will be published in the annual Proceedings. The first and second runners-up to the Wiesnet medal will receive a one-year free membership in the Eastern Snow Conference.

The Campbell Scientific Award consists of $500.00 (Canadian) and will be awarded by the Research Committee to the paper demonstrating innovative technical expertise in data collection resulting in a superior oral or poster paper.

The award winners will be notified prior to the annual meeting, but the actual awards will be presented at the Conference Banquet.

All papers presented at the Eastern Snow Conference may choose to submit the paper for peer review and publication in the journal Hydrological Processes.

Subject to the conditions listed below, all student entries are eligible for these awards. Entries should be sent to the Chair of the Research Committee, Eastern Snow Conference.

Conditions
1. For the purposes of these awards, a student must be enrolled as a full-time graduate or undergraduate at a recognized university or college during the academic year preceding the award. Students must not have reached their 30th birthday on or before December 31st of the year the award is won.

2. Papers may be submitted for oral or poster presentation, but at the discretion of the Research Committee, poster paper entries may be asked to orally present their paper to qualify for the specified award.

3. All winning entries will be selected by the Research Committee, and their decision is deemed final. The Committee reserves the right to declare that no entry merits an award.

4. To be considered for the student paper award, four copies of the paper with the supervisor's endorsement must reach the Chair of the Research Committee, Chris Derksen, postmarked no later than 30 April, 2003.

Dr. Chris Derksen
Climate Research Branch
Meteorological Service of Canada
4905 Dufferin St
Downsview, ON Canada M3H 5T4
chris.derksen@ec.gc.ca


 

Meeting Venue

The meeting will take place at L'Universite de Sherbrooke, in the eastern townships of Quebec. All events take place in the Cultural Centre (building B3 in the map below). Tourist information about Sherbrooke can be found at http://www.sdes.ca/tourism/index.htm.

Hotel accommodations

We suggest the following hotels:

Sherbrooke Gouverneur Hotel
3131 King Street West
Sherbrooke (Qc) J1L 1C8
Phone: (819) 565-0464
Toll free: 1·888·910·1111
Fax: (819) 565-5505
http://www.gouverneur.com/sherbrooke/accueil.html

A block of 35 rooms is being held at the Sherbrooke Gouverneur Hotel, 3131 King Street West, (phone # 888-910-1111 or 819-565-0464; Fax : 819-565-5505) www.gouverneur.com. Please contact the Hotel directly before May 15th to make your reservations. PLEASE MENTION THAT YOU ARE ATTENDING THE EASTERN SNOW CONFERENCE TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE CHARGED THE ESC RATE. The price for a single or double room is $92.00 Can + taxes. If canceling 14 days or more before arrival there may be a penalty. Later cancellations may be subject to full rate charge.

Auberge Elite
4206 King Street West
Sherbrooke (Qc) J1L 1V5
Phone: (819) 563-4755
Toll free: 1-877-563-4755
Fax (819) 563-4755
http://www.aubergeelite.com
Room prices are $69.00 Can / single and $79.00 Can / double + taxes (ESC rate)

 

University Residence
A bloc of 25 rooms is being held at the University Residence for those looking for cheaper accommodations. The price of a single room is
$19.50 Can and $30.00 Can for a double room taxes included.

To reserve a room, please contact Mr. Denis Lemieux, at the Résidence universitaire, before June 1
Phone: 819 821-8000 ext 2670, E-mail: Denis.Lemieux@USherbrooke.ca).

Hotel Le Président
3535 King Street West
Sherbrooke (Qc) J1L LP8
Phone: (819) 563-2941
Toll free: 1-800-363-2941
Fax: 1-819-563-5329
http://www.hotel-le-president.com

Delta Sherbrooke Hotel
2685 King Street West
Sherbrooke, (Qc) J1L 1C1
Phone: 819-822-1989
Toll Free: 1--800-268-1133
Fax: 819-822-8990
http://www.deltahotels.com/hotels/hotels.php?action=show&hotelid=5


L'Universite de Sherbrooke


Travel directions to Sherbrooke

From New England via I-93 and I-91

Take highway I-93, direction North, to the junction with highway I-91, near St. Johnsbury (Vermont). Once on highway I-91, head North until the border crossing at Derby Line. Continue on autoroute 55 direction North until you reach autoroute 10. Take autoroute 10 direction East until the end of the autoroute 10; then stay on autoroute 10-55. Take exit140, in the direction of autoroute 410. AT the end of highway 410, turn left at the traffic lights on boulevard de l'Université. At the second traffic lights, turn right (route 216 in the direction of Sainte-Catherine de Hatley Take the first right to enter the campus.
Parking fees are covered by the ESC if you park in the lot in front of the Cultural Centre. You must go to the registration table at the entrance of the Cultural Centre to get your parking permit for the Conference. Do not park in green spaces since they are reserved for special permit holders between 8h30 and 17h30.

From Montreal via autoroute 10

By car

At the end of autoroute 10, stay on autoroute 10-55. Take exit140 in the direction of autoroute 410. At the end of highway 410, turn left at the traffic lights on boulevard de l'Université. At the second traffic lights, turn right (route 216 in the direction of Sainte-Catherine de Hatley Take the first right to enter the campus.

Parking fees are covered by the ESC if you park in the lot in front of the Cultural Centre. You must go to the registration table at the entrance of the Cultural Centre to get your parking permit for the Conference. Do not park in green spaces since they are reserved for special permit holders between 8h30 and 17h30.

By bus

The Limocar bus company (http://www.limocar.ca) operates the bus service between Montreal and Sherbrooke. You can call the bus terminal in Sherbrooke for information at (819) 569-3656 or the Berri Terminal in Montreal at (514) 842-2281 for bus schedules. From Montreal, there are express busses leaving the Berri bus terminal at 6h30, 9h00, 11h00, 13h00, 16h00, 18h00, 20h00 and 23h30. The travel time is approximately 2 hours. The bus arrives at the Sherbrooke bus terminal (downtown) where you will have to take a taxi to your hotel or the University. A number of buses stop at the University on their way to the downtown bus terminal. You should enquire at the Limocar bus company or the bus terminal for more information.

From Québec and Drummondville via autoroute 20

By car

At Drummondville, take highway 55 in the direction of Sherbrooke. Take exit 140 in the direction of autoroute 410. At the end of highway 410, turn left at the traffic lights on boulevard de l'Université. At the second traffic lights, turn right (route 216 in the direction of Sainte-Catherine de Hatley Take the first right to enter the campus.
Parking fees are covered by the ESC if you park in the lot in front of the Cultural Centre. You must go to the registration table at the entrance of the Cultural Centre to get your parking permit for the Conference. Do not park in green spaces since they are reserved for special permit holders between 8h30 and 17h30.

By bus


The Limocar bus company (http://www.limocar.ca) operates the bus service between Québec and Sherbrooke. You can call the bus terminal in Sherbrooke for information at (819) 569-3656 or the Quebec bus terminal at (418) 525-3000 for bus schedules. From Québec, there are express busses leaving the downtown bus terminal at8h40, and 17h30. The travel time is approximately 4 hours. The bus arrives at the Sherbrooke bus terminal (downtown) where you will have to take a taxi to your hotel or the University. A number of buses stop at the University on their way to the downtown bus terminal. You should enquire at the Limocar bus company or the bus terminal for more information.

 

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