ICAE Spring 2000 News Letter
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9th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GASEOUS DIELECTRICS
The 9th International Symposium on Gaseous Dielectrics will be held May 21-25 2001, at Turf Valley Resort & Conference Center, Ellicott City, Maryland, USA. The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum for review and discussion of the progress and problems of current interest in gaseous dielectrics and their use, especially as insulators in high-voltage equipment and substation. The symposium also will stress the use of SF6, fluorocarbons and other dielectric gases in plasma processing. For technical and general conference information, please contact the local organizing committee: National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8113, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8113, USA, Fax: (301) 948-5796. Conference web site: www.eeel.nist.gov/dielectrics_ix.
26th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ALPINE METEOROLOGY (ICAM 2000)
Attendees are expected from the meteorological and hydrological community and all related interdisciplinary branches. This conference will be held Monday, 11th to Friday, 15th of September 2000 in Innsbruck, Austria. More information available on the web site of the conference: http://www.zamg.ac.at/~ICAM2000/.
13th INTERNATIONAL ZURICH SYMPOSIUM AND TECHNICAL EXHIBITION ON ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC ZURICH'01)
This conference will be held in Zürich, Switzerland on February 20-22, 2001. The program will include a session on lightning. Preliminary manuscripts (up to 6 pages) should be sent by July 1, 2000 to the Technical Program Committee EMC Zurich 01, ETH Zentrum; IKT-ETF, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland. Financial support for authors is available. Further information is found at http://www.nari.ee.ethz.ch/emc/.
More details on the AMS web site: http://www.ametsoc.org/AMS/.
5th INTERNATIONAL CLOUD MODELING WORKSHOP
This workshop, sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Executive Council/Commission on Atmospheric Sciences Working Group on the Physics and Chemistry of Clouds and Weather Modification Research, will be held at Breckenridge, Colorado, USA from the 7th through the 11th of August 2000. Available information on the web site: http://misty.sws.uiuc.edu/wmoworkshop/.
13th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CLOUDS AND PRECIPITATION
The conference, sponsored by the International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation (ICCP) of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS) is to be held at the John Ascuagas Nugget Hotel near the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Nevada, 14-18 August 2000. Papers on all research topics related to clouds and precipitation will be presented, including papers on i.) microphysics of clouds and precipitation, ii.) cloud dynamics and structure, iii.) cloud-climate interactions, iv.) modeling of cloud-scale processes, v.) cloud processes and the mesoscale, vi) interactions between clouds and atmospheric chemistry, vii.) instrumentation for cloud physics research, and viii.) applications of cloud physics and cloud parameterization. Papers are also welcome on the electrification process and the nucleation of water in the atmosphere as they specifically relate to cloud physics. The deadline for abstracts was 1 December 1999. More on the web site: http://www.tor.ec.gc.ca/armp/CP_Conf/CP_Conf.html
15th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NUCLEATION AND ATMOSPHERIC AEROSOLS
Hosted by the Cloud and Aerosol Sciences Laboratory (CASL) and the Physics Department University of Missouri-Rolla, this conference will be held August 6-11, 2000 in Rolla , Missouri 65409 USA. More on the web site: http://www.umr.edu/~icnaa/
1st EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON RADAR METEOROLOGY (ERAD)
This conference, co-sponsored by the European Meteorological Society and the Consiglio Nationale delle Ricerche, will be held at the CNR Congress Center in Bologna, Italy, the European Cultural Capital of the year 2000. Posters and oral communications will be presented on all aspects of radar meteorology and its applications including improvements to the quantitative estimation of precipitation, microphysics, cloud remote sensing, mesoscale dynamics, technical developments, networking and compositing, nowcasting and short-period weather forecasting, assimilation into meteorological and hydrological models, complementary use of radar with other remote sensing technologies, hydrological applications and applications of radar products by others users. The deadline for abstract was 30 April. More information on the web site: http://www.copernicus.org/erad/index.html.
The 25th International Conference on Lightning Protection (ICLP 2000) will be held from 18 to 22 September 2000 at Rhodos in Greece. It will be hosted by the High Voltage Laboratory of the University of Patras. Check the web site of the conference at: http://www.iclp2000.gr.