Special Session at Fall AGU Meeting--honoring Art Lachenbruch

Date: 
19 August 1998

Dear Colleague:

I wish to bring to your attention to a special session that is
being organized to honor Art Lachenbruch at the Fall 1998 American
Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting in San Francisco in early December. I
encourage all of you to consider joining us for this special celebration
honoring one of the star scientist of permafrost research who has made many
definitive scientific contributions to this field. As many of you know, the
Fall AGU meetings are exciting and stimulating scientific affairs with over
7000 participants in diverse disciplines. In addition to the many frozen
ground papers I anticipate at this session, many other special sessions,
including those dealing with topical aspects of snow, glaciers and ice
sheets will interest many of you. Finally, I wish to mention that San
Francisco is a most pleasant destination in December.

In view of Art's many landmark contributions in permafrost
research, I am soliciting contributed abstracts for this session. I
especially want to encourage those of you working on any thermal aspect of
permafrost and related fields (e.g. pipeline response and environmental
effects, polygonal patterned ground, active layer processes) impacted or
inspired by Art's work to contribute an abstract for this special session.
Please note that abstracts ARE DUE VERY SOON (August 26 in Wash. DC if sent
by mail, and Sept. 2 if sent electronically). In addition to submitting
the abstract to AGU, please send me a copy of the abstract.

DETAILS ABOUT THE MEETING:

Dec. 6-10 in San Francisco, California

WEB address: http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm98top.html. (See this for much
information)

RIGID Abstract Deadline: August 26 in Washington D.C.
if submitted Electronically - Sept. 2

Fees: Abstract fee - $60-$70.00
Registration - about US$250-300 for the entire meeting - $125-150
for one day.

In approximately six to eight weeks, I will tell you the exact
dates of the special session in case you want to attend only part of the
meeting.

You may wish to look at the special session descriptions, which
include a number dealing with the cryosphere. Below, my address I have
attached the AGU description of the special session, including the
addresses of my co-convenors Wayne Thatcher and John Saas, and details for
those wishing to submit an abstract.

I am looking forward to your participation.

Best regards,

Bernard Hallet
University of Washington
Quaternary Research Center
Box 351360
Seattle, WA 98195-1360
206-543-1166 / FAX-206-543-3836

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AGU DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL SESSION

T04 Hydrology-Tectonophysics Special Session Honoring the Career and
Research of Arthur H. Lachenbruch (Joint with H)

The session honors Art Lachenbruch's many definitive contributions to
understanding Earth's thermal budget and their implications for active
tectonics, climate change, and surface processes. Lachenbruch's seminal
studies on permafrost are not only elegant and physically appealing but
their thermal implications led to the abandonment of plans to bury the
Trans-Alaska pipeline beneath the surface. His many studies of surface heat
flux in the western United States clearly elucidated the role of thermal
regime in active tectonic deformation. He was one of the first to recognize
and exploit the near-surface temperature profile in the Arctic to bound
global climate change in the Holocene.

Conveners:

Bernard Hallet, University of Washington, Quaternary Research Center, Box
351360, Seattle, WA 98195-1360 USA; Tel: +1-206-543-1166; Fax:
+1-206-543-3836; E-mail: hallet@u.washington.edu

Wayne Thatcher, U. S. Geological Survey, Mailstop 977, 345 Middlefield
Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Tel: +1-650-329-4810; Fax: +1-650-329-5163;
E-mail: thatcher@thepub.wr.usgs.gov

John Sass, U. S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ USA; Tel: +1-760-934-4059
(Voice); Fax:+1-760-924-5919; E-mail: jsass@flagmail.wr.usgs.gov

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AGU-REQUESTED INFORMATION TO ACCOMPANY ABSTRACT
In addition to the abstract, submittal information is needed as spelled out
below. Here, I wish to help you with a few of the entries:
1. 1998 Fall Meeting
2. AGU Membership number. If you are not a member please use me as a
sponsor, by simply writing: sponsor, B. Hallet, AGU no. 01567177
3. Your name and address
4. Use the following letter abbreviations: H and T (for Hydrology and
Tectonophysics Sections of AGU)
5. Special Session/Index Terms: a) type T04 Hydrology-Tectonophysics
Special Session Honoring the Career and Research of Arthur H. Lachenbruch
(Joint with H)
b) Index terms: Type the number and description of at least three index
terms that best fit the topic of your abstract. For complete list see:
http://www.agu.org/pubs/gaplist.html
selection of useful possibilities:
1600 GLOBAL CHANGE (New main category)
1615 Biogeochemical processes (4805)
1823 Frozen ground
1824 Geomorphology (1625)
1863 Snow and ice (1827)
1866 Soil moisture
1878 Water/energy interactions
1894 Instruments and techniques
8130 Heat generation and transport
6. Indicate your preference for a Poster mode of presentation desired:
Poster (P); Poster Computer(PC); or Poster Video(PV).
7. Indicate the percent of material previously presented or published and
where.
8. Submittal Fee. List the amount and type of payment enclosed. Payment in
U.S. dollars must accompany the abstract.
9. Please type in a C, indicating that your abstract is a contributed one.
The small number of formally invited speakers have already been contacted
separately.
10. Indicate any special requests here. If you would be willing to chair a
session in your field, please indicate which section and your choice of
topic area.
11. If a student author is presenting his/her own paper, indicate YES.

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MORE DETAILED/COMPLETE ABSTRACT SUBMITTAL INFO. (nearly complete from Web page)

Numbered sections below refer to the items required in the submittal
information area of the abstract. Submittal information must be typed to
the right of the abstract copy (see sample abstract). Please complete each
item.

1. Title of Meeting (1998 Fall Meeting)
2. Membership Identification. Abstracts may be submitted only by members of
the American Geophysical Union (AGU); nonmembers must have sponsorship by
an AGU member, including invited abstracts, or enclose an AGU membership
application with payment. AGU members should type in their AGU
identification (ID) number; nonmembers should type the name and ID number
of the AGU member sponsor or indicate that membership application is
enclosed. (Membership applications are available on the AGU Web site,
http://www.agu.org, or call 1-800-966-2481 or +1-202-462-6900 or e-mail
service@kosmos.agu.org.)
3. Corresponding Author: a) Name and mailing address of the author to whom
all correspondence should be sent; b) Corresponding author's telephone
number; c) Corresponding author's fax number; d) Corresponding author's
e-mail address.
4. Section to which abstract is submitted. Use the following letter
abbreviations: H and T (for Hydrology and Tectonophysics);
5. Special Session/Index Terms: a) Type the special session code and title
to which submittal is made, if applicable. (In addition to submitting the
abstract to AGU, send a copy of the abstract to the special session
convener(s). Addresses, etc., are published with the special session
descriptions.); b) Type the number and description of at least three index
terms that best fit the topic of your abstract within the section. Index
terms are available on the AGU Web site, http://www.agu.org (click on
"Publications," then "Tips and Tools for Authors," then "List of Index
Terms"), by sending an e-mail message to indexterms@earth.agu.org, or by
fax or mail upon request.
6. Indicate your preference for a Poster mode of presentation desired:
Poster (P); Poster Computer* (PC); or Poster Video* (PV). Important: The
final decision regarding presentation mode will be made by the Program
Committee. Once the program is arranged, papers may not be moved. *If you
selected PC, please indicate if you will need an internet connection.
Please note that AGU will charge approximately $65 for PC/PV equipment
rentals.
Additional charges will apply for more sophisticated equipment.
7. Indicate the percent of material previously presented or published and
where.
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U.S. dollars must accompany the abstract. The submittal fee is
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each individual abstract. Abstracts without necessary paperwork will not be
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Standard Abstract: 11.8 cm x 18 cm (or less)
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Student member: $30**

Extended Abstract: 11.8 cm x 28 cm
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Student Member: $40**

*Fee Discount: If payment is made by check, bank draft, money order, or
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**The student rate is applicable only when the first author is a student
presenting his/her own paper.
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invited, the name of the program committee member who invited the abstract
must be provided; if no name is provided, the abstract will be treated as
contributed.
10. Indicate any special requests here. Do not send a cover letter . If you
would be willing to chair a session in your field, please indicate which
section and your choice of topic area. If selected, you will be contacted
by a program committee member.
11. If a student author is presenting his/her own paper, indicate YES.

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