2006 Chapman Conference - Jets and Annular Structures in Geophysical Fluids

Chapman Conference on
Jets and Annular Structures in Geophysical Fluids

Savannah, Georgia
9-12 January 2006

Program Committee
Conference Objectives
Conference Program
Abstract Submission Information (Deadline: 13 Oct 2005)
Travel Support (Deadline: 13 Oct 2005)
Registration and Information
Further Information


Program Committee


Conference Objectives

To bring together those working on the timely problem of annular modes in Earth's atmosphere with those working on related features and dynamics within other geophysical fluids: the oceans, the atmospheres of other planets, and theoretical and laboratory fluids, with the goal of promoting the development of predictive theories of annular modes and the behaviors of jets in Earth's atmosphere, in the oceans, and in planetary atmospheres.

Conference Program  (194KB, MS Word)

Abstract Submission Information:

Application Deadline: 13 October 2005.

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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: imfirst@eos.ucsb.edu); A C Cohen (Hydrology Department, Watertown University, Watertown, MA 02172; ph. 413-789-1234; fax 413-789-1256; e-mail: ursecond@ocean.hydro.edu)

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 Jets and Annular Structures in Geophysical Fluids
  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) imfirst@crseo.ucsb.edu
  4. No

If you have questions, please contact Melissa Ficek at: E-mail: mficek@agu.org; Phone: +1-202-777-7332

Travel Support:

Application Deadline: 13 October 2005.

Support for travel to and participation in this conference has been received from the National Science Foundation. Students and postdoctoral researchers will receive the highest priority for such support.

To request travel support, please submit this application. [PDF 40 KB]

Registration and Information

The registration deadline is 21 December 2005.

Please use the Chapman Conference on the Jets and Annular Structures in Geophysical Fluids registration form. Participants from developing countries (click here for a list of countries: http://www.agu.org/meetings/berkner/), can register for this meeting at a special registration fee. Your current address must be from one of the qualifying countries to receive the reduced fee. The registration deadline is 21 December 2005. Please email all registration forms to chapman-help@agu.org.


The location for this conference is the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Georgia. Information about the hotel can be found at http://www.hyattregencysavannah.com. The hotel is offering a rate of $127.00 per night, for single or double occupancy. Please call the hotel directly at +1 (800) 233-1234 to make your reservations or visit their website. When visiting the web site, please go to group/corporate #, put in the code g-amgu and the appropriate rates will be available. This rate will only be available until 14 December 2005.

Further Information:

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