AGU Chapman Conference on

Storm-Substorm Relationship

March 12-16, 2001

Lonavala in Mumbai, India

 General Description
 Program Committee
 Abstract Submission Information
 Travel Funds
 Additional Information
 Conference Website(no longer available)
 Registration and Hotel Information(no longer available)


A. Surjalal Sharma (, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland USA

Gurbax S. Lakhina (, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Mumbai, India

Yohsuke Kamide (, Nagoya University, Toyokawa, Japan

General Description

Recent results from the many observations, both spacecraft and ground-based, as well as theory
and modeling efforts, have shown that the understanding of the relationship between storms and
substorms, the two major features of the magnetosphere, is essential to our understanding of the
geospace environment. This topic is timely because of the recent advances in the understanding
of storms and substorms.

This conference will review the current status, identify unresolved issues, define the direction to
resolution, and elucidate the interrelationship between storms and substorms to advance the
understanding of the magnetosphere. This conference will emphasize studies using correlated
data from ground-based and multispacecraft observations to understand the storm-substorm

Program Committee

S.-I. Akasofu, D. N. Baker, W. Baumjohann, B. Buti, S. W. H. Cowley, W. D. Gonzales, H.
Koskinen, T. Mukai, G. Rostoker, A. Roux, C. T. Russell, V. A. Sergeev, J. A. Slavin, R.
Sridharan, B. T. Tsurutani, V. M. Vasyli nas, R. A. Wolf, and L.M. Zelenyi.

Abstract Submission Information

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: December 8, 2000


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Remote Sensing of Alpine Snow Properties: A
Review of Techniques and Accomplishments
Using the Visible Wavelengths Through the

[*J S Smith*] (Department of Geology, University
of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3060; ph.
805-893-2308; fax 805-893-2578; e-mail:; A C Cohen (Hydrology
Department, Watertown University, Watertown,
MA 02172; ph. 413-789-1234; fax 413-789-1256;

Topography causes wide variations in the
properties of alpine snow within small areas, and
a knowledge of the spatial variation of many
properties is essential for the application of
distributed hydrologic models and for establishing
the surface boundary condition for regional
climate models. However, the topography affects
the electromagnetic remote sensing signal by
shadowing some terrain and by modifying the
angles of incidence, emission, and reflection of
the signal, and our knowledge of the elevation
model is usually not precise enough to allow
a priori calculation of the geometric relationships
between the surface, sensor, and the Sun. Hence
remote sensing algorithms must be robust to such
uncertainties, except in areas where topographic
knowledge is especially good.

The most elementary snow property is the
presence or absence of a snow cover, and snow
mapping -- discrimination of snow from other
types of surfaces and from clouds -- is best
accomplished with a combination of visible and
near-infrared wavelengths.

1. Chapman Conference on Storm-Substorm Relationship
2. Invited
3. (a) J S Smith
Department of Geology
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3060
(b) 805-893-2309
(c) 805-893-2578
4. No

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c) Corresponding author's fax number
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                                    Chapman Conference on Storm-Substorm Relationship
                                    Attn: Ann Singer
                                    American Geophysical Union
                                    2000 Florida Avenue, N.W.
                                    Washington, DC 20009 USA

Travel Funds

Applications are being made to several U.S. granting agencies to support travel for a limited number of meeting attendees. Graduate students and young scientists will receive priority; however, support is being requested for other meeting attendees as well.

To apply for travel funds, please print and complete the application form(no longer available), and return it to the AGU Meetings Department by November 8, 2000.

Additional Information

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