Chapman Conference on  Exploration Geodynamics:
Practical Applications of Global Dynamic Models
Western Australia

August 19-24, 2001

General Information
Abstract Submission Information  Deadline extended to 19 June 2001
Who Should Attend
Travel Funds
Additional Information


General Information

Click here for general information about this conference, including themes, preliminary schedule, travel information, and registration information.

Who Should Attend

This conference seeks to encourage the development of this field worldwide by bringing together geophysicists and geologists from industry and academia interested in applying geodynamic modeling to exploration problems.

Attending the conference will be an international cross section of the geodynamics modelling community, and the likely industry beneficiaries of "exploration geodynamics" in mineral and petroleum exploration.

Graduate students are particularly encouraged. Please request travel support when registering - if you need it.

Abstract Submission Information

Abstracts that contain no graphics or special characters may be submitted by E-mail. For abstracts with graphics, formulas, etc., you may want to submit your abstract in PDF format. Instructions for submitting either way are provided below.

Abstract Deadline: June 19, 2001 (extended)

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS BY E-MAIL: Compose your abstract on your E-mail software exactly as you would a normal message, using a MAXIMUM of 75 standard ASCII characters per line. Re-set your margins, if necessary, so that the text wraps from line to line, to avoid the insertion of hard returns. Follow the instructions below. A sample E-MAIL abstract is provided at the end.
I) TITLE - The title of the abstract should be composed in a standard title format, capitalizing the first letter of all words of four or more letters. Insert one blank line after title.
II) AUTHOR BLOCK- The author block should contain the name of a presenting author that should be enclosed in brackets and asterisks, like so: [*I M First*]. If there is no presenting author, then input [*---*] at the beginning of the author block. Input your author block by typing the author's name, then putting their address, phone, fax, and e-mail information in parentheses, ( ). Do not put each author on a separate line, but rather, separate each author's information with a semi-colon (;). Leave one blank line after the author block.
III) ABSTRACT TEXT - Special symbols or graphics should not be used in composing the abstract. Leave one blank line between paragraphs and after the body.
IV) SUBMITTAL INFORMATION - This section is to record information about which meeting the abstract is being submitted to and to obtain contact information. Please provide the following:
1. Title of meeting (Chapman Conference on Exploration Geodynamics) (VERY IMPORTANT!)
3a. Corresponding address: Give name, affiliation, and mailing address of the author to whom all correspondence regarding this abstract should be sent.
3b. Corresponding author's telephone number.
3c. Corresponding author's fax number 3d. Corresponding author's E-mail address.
4. Indicate whether the first author is a student.
V) SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT - Send the abstract to the following Internet address:
VI) CONFIRMATIONS - Confirmations of received abstracts will be sent via electronic mail within one business day of submission. If you have not received confirmation, please call the AGU at +1-202-777-7332 or fax: +1-202-328-0566.

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

[*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; e-mail:

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 Exploration Geodynamics
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 (d)
4. No

Your abstract must be formatted in PDF format following the same guidelines used for our online journal, G3. Click here for detailed instructions on preparing your PDF file. Once created, please e-mail the file as an attachment to

If you have questions, please contact Ellyn Terry at: E-mail:; Phone: +1-202-777-7335

Travel Funds:
Application Deadline: May 19, 2001
Applications are being made to several agencies to support travel for a limited number of conference participants. Graduate students and young scientists will receive priority for funding.

To apply for travel funds, please print and complete the application form(no longer available), and return it to the AGU Meetings Department by May 19, 2001.

Additional Information
Additional information and program information as the conference topics are developed will be available on the AGU Website Chapman Conferences.