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INTERNATIONAL GLACIOLOGICAL SOCIETY

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SNOW AND AVALANCHES

Davos, Switzerland, 2-6 June 2003

CO-SPONSORED BY

Swiss Federal Institute for Snow
and Avalanche Research (SLF, Davos)


 

FIRST CIRCULAR

September 2001

Now go to Second Circular

Registered Charity

 

The International Glaciological Society will hold an International Symposium on Snow and Avalanches in 2003. The symposium will be held at the congress centre, Davos, Switzerland with registration on 1 June, and sessions from 2-6 June.


THEME

The properties of snow in mountain and polar regions and the processes taking place within the snow cover are critical factors in the interpretation of climate and remote sensing signals and in our ability to model the movement of snow. In most mountain regions, avalanches pose a significant threat to human life and property. Improved scientific knowledge of mountain snow and avalanche dynamics opens up new and powerful prospects for reductions in this threat.

This Symposium will focus on those aspects of snow science related to understanding the snow cover, its properties and movement.


TOPICS

The suggested topics include:


SESSIONS

Oral presentations will be held on four full days and one half-day. There will be ample opportunity for poster displays.


PUBLICATION

Selected papers from the symposium will be published by the Society in the Annals of Glaciology. All papers (including poster papers) will be refereed and edited according to the Society's regular standards before being accepted for publication.

ACCOMMODATION

Details are given in the Second Circular. A full range of hotel accommodation will be available.


FURTHER INFORMATION

If you wish to attend the symposium please return the attached form as soon as possible. The Second Circular will give information about accommodation, the general programme, and preparation of abstracts and final papers. Copies of the Second Circular will be sent to those who return the attached reply form. Members of the International Glaciological Society will automatically receive one.

SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZATION

S. Ommanney (Secretary General, International Glaciological Society)


CHIEF SCIENTIFIC EDITOR

P. Föhn (Chief Senior Scientist, SLF, Davos)


LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS COMMITTEE

Walter Ammann (Chairman)

 

PRE-REGISTRATION FORM

 

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I hope to participate in the Symposium in June 2003[ ]
I expect to submit an abstract    [ ]

 

My abstract will be most closely related to the following topic(s):________________________________________________________________

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I am interested in an accompanying persons' programme[ ]

 

PLEASE RETURN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO:

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society,
Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1ER, U.K.
Tel: [44](1223)355974; Fax: [44](1223)336543; Int_Glaciol_Soc@compuserve.com