The 66th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Snow Conference will be held in
Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada
9-11 June 2009

Call For Papers

The 66th Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) will be held in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada, 9-11 June 2009.

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
The changing cryosphere: tracking and understanding changes in snow and ice

A special poster session entitled Observing, Monitoring and Modeling Snow and Ice is also planned. Student paper awards are available.

The preliminary program is now available


Please contact the program chair if you have any questions:

Dr. Richard Kelly
Interdisciplinary Centre for Climate Change
Department of Geography and Environmental Management
University of Waterloo
Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1
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 an electronic copy of your paper to (ESC/HP editor) by 19 June 2009. 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. The winner of the best submitted student paper will receive the Wiesnet Medal, a $750 prize. The Campbell Scientific Canada Award of $500 will be awarded to the submitted paper demonstrating the most innovative use of technology in the
gathering of data.

Additional Information on the Student Awards can be found on the Student Paper Competetion Page

To be considered for the Wiesnet and Campbell awards please send an electronic copy of the paper with the supervisor's endorsement to the Chair of the Research Committee, Baker Perry, no later than 30 April, 2009. In addition, the David Hewitt Miller Student Poster Award of $100 will be awarded to the best student poster. Please consult the ESC web site for conditions and details.

Dr. Baker Perry
Department of Geography and Planning
Box 32066,
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608, USA

Additional information about the conference will be available on the ESC web site: and a PDF version of the call for papers is also available on the ESC website


Preliminary rop


Registration Information

The deadline for preconference registration is May 15th, 2009.

Click here to download the registration form

Information on the Conference Venue

This year's Eastern Snow Conference will be at the White Oaks Hotel and Conference Centre at Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. (

The reservation system is now available at White Oaks Conference Centre. Please go ahead and reserve your accommodation using the online method if possible following the posted instructions.

The quoted rates are inclusive of tax and include the facility fee to use several of the conference facilities (e.g. swimming pool etc). Together with the registration fee, all food and conference materials are covered including the banquet and a special event before the banquet that we are planning.

The the room rates are:
Single Occupancy: $190
Double Occupancy: $240 ($120 per person per night)
Triple Occupancy: $240 ($80 per person per night)

Please note. for the double/triple occupancy rates, the room must be filled otherwise the occupancy rate will be charged at the single/double rate. Also, for accompanying spouses, they should use the multiple occupancy rules (i.e. a double occupancy room rate for an accompanying spouse)

If you have any questions regarding the room reservation please contact the Conference Centre (

Directions to the hotel can be found at

The Google map of the area is also provided and you can
click on the view larger image below for the full map.

Information on Past ESC Meetings

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