The 63rd Annual Meeting of the Eastern Snow Conference

will be held June 7-9, 2006 in Newark, Delaware, USA

Conference Information

The 63rd Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) will be held on the campus of the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, USA, 7-9 June 2006. This meeting will be held jointly with the Cryosphere Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers. The scientific program is open to sessions on theoretical, experimental, and operational studies of snow, ice, and winter hydrology. We anticipate sessions on "Snow-Climate Interactions", "Snow Processes", "Ground Ice and Periglacial Processes" and "Remote Sensing of Snow." Student paper awards are available.

The final program is avaliable as an
Adobe PDF file


Abstract Submissions

You are invited to submit an abstract for an oral or a poster presentation. An abstract of 150-200 words should be submitted electronically using this Word Template to ensure correct formatting and style. All abstracts should be submitted by 24 February 2006 to the program chair - Andrew Klein. .

Andrew Klein
Department of Geography
MS 3147
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3147


All accepted papers will be published in the ESC Proceedings. Authors also have the option of submitting their work for consideration for publication in a special issue of Hydrological Processes. The subject matter of these papers must fit within the scope of the journal.

Detailed information on the submission process for both the ESC Proceedings and Hydrological Processes can be found on the instructions for authors page

All persons interested in submitting a paper to the ESC Proceedings should contact their session chair at the meeting. The chair can arrange for an optional technical review of the paper prior to its submission to the ESC Proceedings.

Student Paper Competition

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, Steven Fassnacht, postmarked no later than 28 April, 2006.

Dr. Steven Fassnacht
Watershed Science Program
Natural Resources Building Room 335
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1472, USA

Additional information on the student paper competition is available in English or Français

Additional information is available on the ESC web site:

Call for Papers

Printable copies of the call for papers for this years meeting are available as PDF and Microsoft Word Documents


The registration fees for this year's conference which include the conference banquet and conference proceedings are

Pre-Registration: $185 (US) or $215 (C)
Student Registration: $85 (US) or $100 (C)

Additional Tickets to the Banquet can be purchased for $28 (US) or $ 35 (C)

Late Registration at the Conference is $215 (US) or $250 (C)

To obtain the pre-conference registration rate please download the registration form (PDF or Microsoft Word) and mail it to Derrill Cowing at the address below. Your registration must be postmarked no later than May 26, 2006.

Derrill Cowing
ESC Secretary/Treasurer
P.O. Box 339
Monmouth ME 04259

Conference Venue

This year's ESC will be held in the Clayton Hall conference Center on the beautiful University of Delaware Campus in the City of Newark.

Click here for a Google Map of the city
Here is the University's Visitors Guide to the campus and local community.


Arriving by air
The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is the closest airport. The Delaware Express Shuttle is available and will take you from airport directly to conference facility.

Their Shuttle number is 1.800.648.5466. If you mention you are on UD (University of Delaware) business you may obtain a discounted rate of approximately $35 plus gratuity each way.

Arriving by Auto
Driving directions will be posted soon


Two types of accommodating are available for participants conveniently located on campus near the conference center

UD Marriott Courtyard

The UD Marriot Courtyard is located immediately adjacent to the conference center.

A block of rooms is available at the group rate of $119 per night plus tax. To obtain the discounted rate you must mention you are with the ESC and you must place your reservation by May 16 2006 to obtain the reduced rate.

The hotel telephone number is (302) 737-0900. Additional information is available on the Hotel website at

UD Campus Dormitories

A block of rooms has been reserved in a dormitory near the conference center. Single rooms are available for 39.00 per night (plus a 2 handling fee) and double rooms are available for 32.00 per person per night. A 2.00 handling fee will also be charged.

To book a dormitory room, it is necessary to FAX the linked lodging form ( in word or PDF) with the requested credit card information to the following number (302) 831-2998

All Dormitory Lodging Forms must be received by MAY 24, 2006

Other Area Accommodations

Information on other area accommodations can be found here on the University of Delaware's website

Local Camping

Lums Pond State Park is the closest camping facility to Newark and is located approximately 8 miles from the Conference Facility). Camping reservations up to 1 day in advance online or by calling 1-877-98 PARKS (1- 877- 987- 2757).
The Park's general telephone number is 302.368.6989 and its address is 1068 Howell School Road, Bear, DE 19701.







Information on Past ESC Meetings

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