2000 Annual Meeting and Arctic Forum | Overview
You are invited to attend and submit a poster to the Arctic Forum 2000, an arctic science symposium sponsored by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS) in May 2000. The Arctic Forum will be held on 17-18 May at the Holiday Inn Capital during the ARCUS 12th Annual Meeting.
The Arctic Forum 2000 will focus on the environmental changes observed and modeled in the Arctic and their interactions with people and the global climate.
Specific topics include:
- the role of large scale models of atmospheric variability (AO, NAO, PDO, etc.) in the arctic environment and society;
- observed and modeled indicators of arctic climate change (sea ice, upper ocean hydrography, fresh water export, etc.);
- feedback processes and regional differences within the Arctic in its response to climate change;
- global climate models and improvements in their representation of the arctic region;
- our present understanding of the influence of the Arctic Ocean on climate variability;
- arctic ecosystem adaptations and responses to climate variability;
- understanding changes in arctic vegetation and landscape features;
- cumulative environmental impacts of development and their potential relationship to arctic climate change;
- social and cultural impacts of change in the arctic; and
- prediction of change in the Arctic.
This year's program, chaired by Wieslaw Maslowski of the Naval Postgraduate Shool, includes:
- Keynote address by Warren M. Washington, Climate and Global Dynamics division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research: ìGlobal climate modeling and the importance of arctic science from the viewpoint of the National Science Boardî;
- Eddy Carmack, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada;
- Wieslaw Maslowski, Naval Postgraduate School;
- Sue Moore, National Marine Mammal Laboratory, NOAA;
- Caleb Pungowiyi, Special Advisor on Native Affairs to the Marine Mammal Commission;
- Drew Rothrock, Polar Science Center, University of Washington;
- Mike Wallace, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington;
- John Walsh, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of IllinoisñUrbana; and
- Four student recipients of the ARCUS award for Arctic Research Excellence.
Length: 20 minutes
Topics: The time available for oral presentations is limited, and a preference will be given to presentations related directly to the topics listed above. Abstracts must contain sufficient detail to enable the Arctic Forum organizing committee to judge the scientific merit and relevance of the proposed paper.
Abstracts: Should be no longer than one page in Times 12 point font, single spaced, with 1 inch margins. We prefer abstracts submitted as a text only or Microsoft Word document, either as an email attachment or on disk.
Applications: Please complete an abstract submission form and send it to ARCUS with your abstract by Monday, 24 April 2000. Copy the form below or download a form and e-mail it to ARCUS at firstname.lastname@example.org with your abstract. We can email or fax you a blank form if you are unable to download or copy the form from here.
Topics: Posters must relate to arctic research or arctic science education.
Abstracts: Should be no longer than one page in Times 12-point font, single spaced, with 1 inch margins. We prefer abstracts submitted as a text only or Microsoft Word document, either as an email attachment or on disk.
Applications: You are required to complete an abstract submission form for each poster. We cannot guarantee space for your poster or inclusion in the printed program without a submission form and abstract by Wednesday, 10 May 2000. Copy the form below or download a form and e-mail it to ARCUS at email@example.com with your abstract. We can email or fax you a blank form if you are unable to download or copy the form from here.
Poster Session: Posters can be mounted in the Discovery II Room beginning at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, 16 May 2000. Formal poster session will be: Thursday, 18 May 2000, 1:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. A reception will take place among the posters Wednesday, 17 May 2000, 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Posters must be removed by 5:30 p.m. Friday, 19 May 2000.
Displays: ARCUS will provide 4ft X 8ft free-standing display panels for poster mounting as well as tape, T-pins, and push-pins. Our ability to provide adequate display space depends on your submission of the form below by Monday, 24 April.
Please register to attend any of the ARCUS meetings, Arctic Forum, or the banquet. We welcome community participation and the involvement of agency personnel and legislators and their staffs.
The Arctic Forum is made possible by funding from the National Science Foundation through a cooperative agreement with ARCUS.