The 65th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Snow Conference
will be held in Fairlee (Lake Morey), Vermont, USA
from May 28-30, 2008

Call For Papers

The 65th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Snow Conference will be held in Fairlee (Lake Morey), Vermont, USA from May 28-30, 2008.

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 “Applied Uses in Snow and Ice Hydrology” and will include a special poster session highlighting “Instrumentation: Tools and Toys, Modelling and Hardware.” Student paper awards are available.

The Final Program for this year's meeting is now online!

2008 snow crystal

The 2008 ESC Snow Crystal

If you have questions about the program please contact the program chair:

Dr Steven Fassnacht
Watershed Science Program
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, USA 80523-1472

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 an electronic copy of your paper to (ESC/HP editor) by 7 June 2008.

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
MS 3147
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3147 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 $1000 US prize, while the Campbell Scientific Canada Award of $500 Cdn will be awarded to the most innovative use of technology in the gathering of data. To be considered for these awards, an electronic copy of the paper with the supervisor's endorsement must reach the Chair of the Research Committee, Natasha Neumann, no later than 30 April, 2008.

Natasha Neumann
Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of British Columbia
Okanagan 3333 University Way
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7, Canada


Registration Information

For participants interested in preregristration for the conference Pre-conference Registrations must be postmarked no later than May 16, 2008, and should be sent to:

Derrill Cowing
ESC Secretary/Treasurer
P.O. Box 339
Monmouth, ME 04259 USA
Phone: (207) 933-9732

A downloadable Registration Form is available as a PDF file


If you are a U.S. resident alien or non-US citizen interested in Friday’s field trip to CRREL ( Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory , you must e-mail Laura Birkmaier ( a scanned copy of your passport or resident alien (green) card no later than February 1, 2008. This process takes a minimum of 90 days and will be handled as a group. Please put “ESC Conference” in the subject line.

Information on the Conference Venue

Airports and distances

LEB  Lebanon, New Hampshire  17 mi. (27 km)
MHT  Manchester, New Hampshire  74 mi. (119 km)
BTV  Burlington, Vermont 64 mi. (103 km)
BOS  Boston, Massachusetts 122 mi. (196 km)

There are few restaurants in the Fairlee area,
so consider dining en route in Lebanon or Hanover, NH.


Lake Morey Resort - Conference Venue
($120 single or double)
Fairlee, Vermont

Silver Maple Lodge & Cottages
($72 - $106)

Other lodging options require a commute from Hanover (13 mi.), Lebanon (17 mi.),
or White River Junction (20 mi.)

Lake Morey, Vermont

Sites of Interest

Museum, hiking trails, History

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
54 Elm Street Woodstock, VT 05091


Simon Pearce, Quechee, VT: glass blowing, shopping, dining
Hanover, NH
Woodstock, VT

Appalachian Trail

Mt. Washington


Montshire museum
Norwich, VT - children's science
St. Gaudens
Cornish, NH - history, art
Hood Museum
Hanover, NH - art

Information on Past ESC Meetings

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