1st European Permafrost Conference - 2nd Circular, 26-28 March 2001

Date: 
22 August 2000

For more information on the 1st European Permafrost Conference, please
contact:

e-mail: harrisc@cardiff.ac.uk

The Editorial Committee
1st European Permafrost Conference
Department of Earth Sciences
Cardiff University
P.O. Box 914
Cardiff CF10 3YE
UK

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SECOND CIRCULAR

1st European Permafrost Conference
26-28 March 2001
Rome, Italy

Conference Hall, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche,
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7, Roma, Italy

SPONSORED BY
The International Permafrost Association
The International Geographical Union Periglacial Commission
The European Commission

THEME
Permafrost Science and Engineering

TOPICS
* Permafrost Thermal Monitoring in the Context of Changing Global Climate
* Rock Glaciers – IPA Task Force Meeting
* Distribution modeling of mountain permafrost–IPA Task Force Meeting
* Past, Present, and Future Permafrost Conditions in Europe
* Coastal Permafrost
* Permafrost Hazard Assessment in the Context of Changing Global Climate:
significance for engineering and land-use planning
* Monitoring and Modeling of cryogenic processes

The conference will include keynote papers, oral presentations, and
poster sessions. Authors will be requested to accompany their poster
during the relevant scheduled poster session. Delegates will be informed
in December 2000 on the form of their presentation (oral or poster).

CONFERENCE BANQUET
The conference banquet, followed by a concert, will be held on the
evening of Wednesday, 28 March 2001. The cost will be $60 (U.S.).

ACCOMMODATIONS
Delegates should make their hotel reservations at the earliest possible
date. A range of hotels is available within easy access of the
conference venue. A list of hotels is available on the PACE Web site
(click "Latest News") - http://www.cf.ac.uk/uwc/earth/pace/

You can also find lists of hotels on the following sites:
http://www.alfanet.it/welcomeItaly/Hotels/ricercaAlbergo
http://rome.travel.spb.ru/

Lower cost accommodation is available at Pensionato S. Paolo and may be
reserved through the Department of Geology, Third University of Rome at
a special rate of approximately 75,000 Lire for a single room with
bathroom. To reserve accommodations at Pensionato S. Paolo please
contact:

Prof. Francesco Dramis
Department of Geological Sciences
Third University of Rome
Largo San Leonardo
Murialdo 1-00146 Rome
Italy
e-mail: dramis@uniroma3.it

POST CONFERENCE FIELD EXCURSION
A Geomorphological Transect through the Apennines

TOPICS
Past periglacial features (stratified slope deposits, climatically
related terraces); paleosols; Holocene evolution of rivers; travertine
dams, large-scale landslides; deep-seated gravitational slope
deformations; active tectonics.

The post conference field excursion will cost $120 (U.S.), including all
transport, food, and accommodations.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
Registration forms, with details of payment (by card, cheque, etc.) will
be included with the FINAL CIRCULAR, which will be sent to all those who
have submitted a preliminary registration. The local organising
committee in Rome will mail this directly to delegates in October 2000.

CONFERENCE COSTS:
Registration fee $240 (U.S.)
Conference Dinner $ 60 (U.S.)
Post Conference Field Trip $120 (U.S.)

If you have not submitted a preliminary registration, please complete
the form below.

All those who have submitted a preliminary registration will receive the
Final Circular in October.

Conference details will be posted on the PACE and IPA Web sites at:
http://www.cf.ac.uk/uwc/earth/pace/
http://www.geodata.soton.ac.uk/ipa

ABSTRACTS
An abstracts volume will be prepared for the meeting. Abstracts should
be submitted to the Conference Editorial Committee at the University of
Cardiff, UK no later than 1 October 2000 and should be no more than one
side of A4 (including diagrams, references, etc.) in camera-ready form.

Please use the following Abstract format:

Title of Paper (18 pt bold Times New Roman)
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NAME OF AUTHOR (12 pt Times New Roman), Name of Institution (12 Pt)
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Please write your abstract in 12 pt Times New Roman font with single
line spacing.
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REFERENCES (12 pt Times New Roman)

Please follow the following format for references:
French H.M., Bennett L. and Hayley D.W. 1986. Ground ice conditions near
Rea Point and on Sabine Peninsula, eastern Melville Island. (italics) Canadian
Journal of Earth Sciences 23: 1389-1400.
Harry D.G. 1988. Ground ice and permafrost. In Advances in Periglacial
Geomorphology, Clark M.J. (ed). John Wiley & Sons: New York; 113-249.

Abstracts should be submitted in hard copy, together with an electronic
version, either on floppy disk or as an e-mail attachment, preferably
using Microsoft Word 7.

ABSTRACTS SHOULD BE NO MORE THAN ONE A4 PAGE IN LENGTH.

Address for Submission of Abstracts:

e-mail: harrisc@cardiff.ac.uk

The Editorial Committee
1st European Permafrost Conference
Department of Earth Sciences
Cardiff University
P.O. Box 914
Cardiff CF10 3YE
UK

ABSTRACT DEADLINE IS: 1 October 2000

PRELIMINARY REGISTRATION
If you have not already submitted a preliminary registration form,
please complete the form below and submit to the Conference Secretariat
in Cardiff UK. This will ensure that you receive the Final Circular in
October 2000. The preliminary registration form is also available for
on-line registration at http://www.cf.ac.uk/uwc/earth/pace/ (click
"Latest News").

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1st EUROPEAN PERMAFROST CONFERENCE
26-28 March 2001
Rome, Italy

PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION AND REQUEST FOR FINAL CIRCULAR

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____ I plan to attend the 1st European Permafrost Conference

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Please register on-line, or send this form to:

e-mail: harrisc@cardiff.ac.uk

The Editorial Committee
1st European Permafrost Conference
Department of Earth Sciences
Cardiff University
P.O. Box 914
Cardiff CF10 3YE
UK