Event Type
Conferences and Workshops
Event Dates
2018-06-05 - 2018-06-08
NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, Climate Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland

The Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) is a joint Canadian/U.S. organization founded in the 1940s originally with members from eastern North America. Today, our members come from the United Kingdom, Japan and Germany, as well as North America. Our current membership includes scientists, engineers, snow surveyors, technicians, professors, students and professionals involved in operations and maintenance. The western counterpart to this organization is the Western Snow Conference (WSC), also a joint Canadian/US organization.

The 75th ESC has a longer program than usual to allow for more sessions. The program will also include an excursion on the Chesapeake Bay and Banquet in registration fee. The scientific program is open to sessions on theoretical, experimental, remote sensing, modeling and operational studies of snow, ice, and winter hydrology. We anticipate including sessions on historical perspectives of snow such as “Remote Sensing History”, “Data Preservation and Archiving” and “SnowEX”. This year’s general theme is “SNOW PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE”. The ESC has only plenary (oral and poster viewing) sessions, allowing time to view and discuss the research of each participant.

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 can be awarded to the Canadian student who submitted the paper demonstrating the most innovative use of technology in the gathering of data. In addition, the David Hewitt Miller Student Poster Award of $100 will be awarded to the best student poster. To be considered for the Weisnet or Campbell awards please send an electronic copy of the paper with the supervisor's endorsement (separate email) to the Chair of the Research Committee (Barton Forman), no later than 27 April 2018. Please consult the ESC web site for conditions and details.

Dr. Barton Forman
baforman at umd.edu

All papers will be published in the ESC Proceedings; please consult the ESC web site for details on submission.

Deadline for abstracts has been extended to 23 April 2018.