The 61st Annual Meeting of the Eastern Snow Conference

will be held

June 9-11, 2004


Portland, Maine

Preliminary Program

Preliminary versions of the schedule for the 61st Eastern Snow Conference are know available as an

Adobe Acrobat PDF
or a
Microsoft Word Document

please note that changes may occur to the program.

First announcement and call for papers

The 61st Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) will be held in Portland, Maine, USA, 9-11 June 2004. The scientific program is open to sessions on theoretical, experimental, and operational studies of snow, ice, and winter hydrology. We anticipate sessions in "Engineering Aspects of Snow and Ice", "Nor'Easters" and "Hydrological and Hydro-Chemical impacts of Snow and Ice." 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 27 February 2004 to the program chair:

Dr. Susan Taylor
72 Lyme Road
Hanover NH 03755-1290, USA
Email submissions are encouraged.

Printer Friendly Versions of the Call for Papers are also available

announcement [Adobe PDF]
announcement [MS Word]

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 5 April 2004. For more information contact the ESC/HP editor, John Pomeroy or co-editor, Andrew Klein

Professor John Pomeroy
Dept. of Geography
University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Sask. S7N 5A5, Canada


Dr. Andrew Klein
Dept. of Geography
Texas A&M University
814 C Eller O&M
College Station, Texas 77843, USA

Students are encouraged to enter the ESC Student Paper Competitions. For conditions and details please consult the ESC web site. The winner of the best student paper will receive the Wiesnet Medal, a $500 Cdn prize, and up to $250 toward travel expenses to attend the conference, while the Campbell Scientific Canada Award of $500 will be awarded to the most innovative use of technology in the gathering of data. To be considered for these awards, 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, 2004

Dr. Chris Derksen
Climate Research Branch
Meteorological Service of Canada
4905 Dufferin St
Downsview, Ont. M3H 5T4, Canada

Additional information is available on the ESC web site:

All participants are invited to submit their papers or extended abstracts to the ESC Proceedings. All papers will be published.

If you would like your ESC paper peer reviewed please bring 2-3 copies to the conference and provide them to your session chair


Registration Details

Registration Forms

Printable versions of the registration forms are now available as an
Adobe Acrobat PDF
or a
Microsoft Word Document

To receive the pre-conference registration rate, your registration form must be postmarked no later than May 21, 2004

Author Instructions

Information for authors of ESC and HP manuscripts is now available

Meeting Venue

The 61st Annual ESC meeting will meet at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland Maine.

Portland is a Victoria seaport city and the hotel is located at 88 Spring Street, just a short walk from the Old Port, the working waterfront and the Arts District. The meeting rooms are located on the ground floor of the hotel. The hotel has a large indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, saunas, free parking and the Port of Call restaurant.

A block of rooms have been reserved for the conference attendees at a special conference rate of $79 US a night. To reserve a room call the Inn by the Bay at 800-345-5050 or 207-775-2311 and mention you are attending the ESC.

For directions to or information on the Holiday Inn by the Bay please visit their web site at

Portland Maine Information

Information about Portland Maine and its attractions can be found by visiting directions and information on Portland Maine can be found here.

More details concerning the program and other meeting details will be posted as the meeting date nears

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