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ICAE Fall 2001 News Letter

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2001 AGU FALL MEETING

We remind you that the 2001 Fall AGU Meeting will be held on December 10-14, 2001 in San Francisco. Below is the schedule for the Committee on Atmospheric and Space Electricity (CASE) sponsored sessions. A total of 79 papers will be presented, 22 orally and 57 as posters. For more information visit http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm01call.html.

Monday, December 10

AE11A – Lightning and Storm Electrification I, 0830-1200 (POSTER), MC Hall D

AE12A – Lightning and Storm Electrification II, 1330-1700 (POSTER), MC Hall D

Tuesday, December 11

AE21A – Lightning and Storm Electrification III, 0830-1200 (ORAL), MC 123

AE22A – Thunderstorm Electrical Effects on the Middle and Upper Atmosphere and Ionosphere I, 1330-1700 (ORAL), MC 123

Wednesday, December 12

AE31A – Thunderstorm Electrical Effects on the Middle and Upper Atmosphere and Ionosphere II, 0830-1200 (POSTER), MC Hall D

The annual CASE meeting will be held in San Francisco on Monday, December 10, 2001, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Moscone Center, room #125. Please send your suggestions for the CASE meeting agenda to rakov@ufl.edu.

For more information about the 2001 Fall AGU meeting, please visit:

http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm01call.html.

EUROPEAN SCIENCE FOUNDATION "SPECIAL" WORKSHOP

Martin Fullekrug reports:

The European Science Foundation (ESF) will support a workshop on SPECIAL (Space Processes and Electrical Changes Influencing Atmospheric Layers) to be held in Cambridge, UK, on January 3-6, 2002. For more information on the ESF, please check out http://www.esf.org/physical/pn/Special/speciala.htm.

The SPECIAL workshop is entitled: ''SPACE WEATHER AND THE EARTH'S WEATHER AND CLIMATE. Links between solar activity, magnetospheric variability, clouds, thunderstorms, and lightning.'' The workshop hosts three distinct thematic groups which are working on :

(1) Global Atmospheric Electric Circuit
 
(2) Charged Particle Fluxes, Events, and Statistics and
 
(3) Sprites and Lightning.

During the workshop, distinct introductory review lectures will be given and an extended poster session will be held for discussion and planning of future research. For more detailed information on the SPECIAL goals, registration forms, and recent announcements, check out the SPECIAL website at http://sgo.fi/SPECIAL.

16thCONFERENCE ON HYDROLOGY

The 16th Conference on Hydrology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Hydrology, will be held 13–17 January 2002 as part of the 82nd AMS Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. A preliminary program, registration, hotel and general information are posted on the Web at http://www.ametsoc.org/AMS.

The deadline for abstracts and extended preprint manuscripts has passed.

EUROPEAN GEOPHYSICAL SOCIETY (EGS) XXVII GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The XXVIIth General Assembly of the European Geophysical Assembly, co-sponsored by EGS and American Geophysical Union (AGU), will be held 21 – 26 April 2002 in Nice, France. For complete information, contact: EGS Office, Max-Planck-Str 13, 37191 Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany; Phone: +49-5556-1440; Fax: +49-5556-4709.

E-mail: egs @ copernicus.org; Web Site:http://www.copernicus.org/EGS/egsga/nice02/nice02.htm.

The absolute deadline for receipt of abstracts is 11 January 2002.

25th CONFERENCE HURRICANES AND TROPICAL METEOROLOGY

The 25th Conference Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on the Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, will be held 29 April–3 May 2002 at the Holiday Inn—San Diego, in San Diego, California. More information on the website: http://www.ametsoc.org/AMS.

The deadline for abstracts has passed.

2002 AGU SPRING MEETING

The 2002 AGU Spring Meeting, sponsored by the American Geophysical Union, will be held 28 – 31 May 2002 in Washington, DC (Washington Convention Center), U.S.A. For detailed information, contact: AGU Meetings Department, 2000 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20009 USA; Phone: +1-202-462-6900; Fax: +1-202-328-0566; E-mail: meetinginfo@agu.org; Web Site: www.agu.org/meetings.

The deadline to propose sessions to the Spring Meeting has passed. The deadline for receipt of application for Berkner Travel Fellowships is 31 January 2002. The deadline for receipt of the Postal/Express Mail Abstracts is 5 March 2002 and for receipt of the Electronic Abstract 12 March 2002 (1400 UTC): 29 April 2002. For more information, visit the site http://earth.agu.org/meetings/meetings.html.

11th CONFERENCE ON CLOUD PHYSICS

The AMS Conference on Cloud Physics, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Cloud Physics, will be held 3–7 June 2002 at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center located in the Ogden Marriott in Ogden, Utah. This year Cloud Physics will be held in conjunction with the AMS 11th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation, with which there will be several joint sessions.

Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site (http://www.ametsoc.org/AMS) in mid-February 2002.

Please submit your abstract electronically via the Web by 4 January 2002 (refer to the AMS Web page at http://www.ametsoc.org/AMS for instructions). Authors of accepted presentations will be notified by e-mail in early February. A preprint CD-ROM is being prepared and authors of invited and accepted papers will be asked to contribute. Instructions for the electronic submission of extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS Web site. Manuscripts must be submitted by 22 March 2002.

10th CONFERENCE ON MOUNTAIN METEOROLOGY

The 10th Conference on Mountain Meteorology and the Mesoscale Alpine Programme (MAP) Meeting 2002 will be held 17-21 June 2002 in Park City, Utah. The conference is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, the International Conference on Alpine Meteorology (ICAM), and the European Meteorological Society (EMS) and organized by the AMS Committee on Mountain Meteorology.

The deadline for abstracts is 14 December 2001. Abstracts are now submitted electronically (refer to the AMS home page, http://www.ametsoc.org/AMS, for the instructions on this new electronic procedure).

INTERNATIONAL TROPICAL RAINFALL MEASURING MISSION (TRMM) CONFERENCE

The International Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Science Conference will be held 22–26 July 2002 at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii. The conference is sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Space Development Agency (NASDA) of Japan.

Titles and abstracts (not to exceed 500 words) in English must be received by 1 February 2002. For further information: visit http://trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov.

21st CONFERENCE ON SEVERE LOCAL STORMS

The 21st Conference on Severe Local Storms, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Severe Local Storms, will be held 12–16 August 2002 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. This conference will be held in conjunction with the 19th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting and the 15th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction.

A preliminary program, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site (http://www.ametsoc.org/AMS) in mid-March 2002. Detailed information on BAMEX can be found at http://www.mmm.ucar.edu/bamex/science.

Please submit your abstract electronically via the Web by 15 March 2002 (refer to the AMS Web page at http://www.ametsoc.org/AMS for instructions).

2002 URSI GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The 2002 URSI General Assembly will be held 17-24 August 2002 in Maastricht, Netherlands. There will be a joint session organized by Commissions H, G, and E, titled: "Lightning effects in the ionosphere and the radiation belts". Session Organizers: Steve Cummer, Craig Rodger, and Yasuhide Hobara. This session will cover all aspects of coupling between lightning and the ionosphere/magnetosphere system. This includes direct interactions, such as those leading to transient optical emissions like sprites and jets, and indirect interactions, such as whistler-induced magnetospheric particle precipitation and its effect on the radiation belts. Papers reporting experimental and theoretical results on these and related topics, such as the local and global effects of these processes and the characteristics of lightning responsible for these phenomena, are solicited. Abstract Deadline: 15 January 2002. Abstracts can only be officially submitted on the web at: http://www.ursi-ga2002.nl. Please also send a copy of your abstract to one of the convenors via email: cummer @ ee.duke.edu, crodger @ physics.otago.ac.nz, or hobara @ cnrs-orleans.fr.

2002 INTERNATIONAL LIGHTNING DETECTION CONFERENCE

The 2002 International Lightning Detection Conference, sponsored by Global Atmospherics, Inc., will be held 16–18 October 2002, in Tucson, Arizona, at the University Park Marriott. Topics will include meteorological correlations, lightning signatures, geographic and orographic effects on observed lightning parameters, global lightning detection, 3-dimensional lightning mapping, large-scale (regional/continental) lightning network integration, forecasting and nowcasting improvements, forensic analysis and damage investigation, electric power line performance, telecommunications issues, aviation management, and developing safety recommendations.

Presentations will be in both oral and poster form. Please use e-mail to submit your 200-word abstract to gstevens @ glatmos.com. Deadline for abstracts is 1 April 2002. Acceptance notification will begin 15 May 2002. Final papers are due 15 August 2002.

For further information please contact: Shelly Denman, 2002 ILDC Coordinator, Global Atmospherics, Inc., 2705 East Medina Road, Tucson, AZ 85706 (tel: 520-806-7498 or 800-283-4557, fax: 520-741-2848, e-mail: sdenman @ glatmos.com).

26th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LIGHTNING PROTECTION

The 26th International Conference on Lightning Protection, ICLP 2002 will be held at Cracow in Poland 2nd to 6 September 2002. This conference will provide an excellent opportunity for scientists, engineers, designers and users of lightning protection systems, from a wide range of universities and industry, to present and discuss the latest scientific results and share their practical experience in the field of lightning protection technology. http://www.iclp2002.pl.

2002 AGU FALL MEETING

The 2002 AGU Fall Meeting, sponsored by the American Geophysical Union, will be held 6 – 10 December 2002 in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. For detailed information, contact: AGU Meetings Department, 2000 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20009 USA; Phone: +1-202-462-6900; Fax: +1-202-328-0566; E-mail: meetinginfo@agu.org; Web Site: www.agu.org/meetings.

2003 EGS – AGU – EUG JOINT ASSEMBLY

The 2003 European Geophysical Society – American Geophysical Union – European Union of Geosciences Joint Assembly will be held 7 – 11 April 2003 in Nice, France. It will be sponsored by EGS, AGU, and EUG. Contact: EGS office, Max-Planck-Str. 13, 37191 Katlenburg-Lindau, GERMANY; Phone: +49-5556-1440; Fax: +49-5556-4709; E-mail: egs@copernicus.org; Web Site: www.copernicus.org/EGS; Abstract Deadline: 10 January 2003.

12th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY

As it has been decided by the International Commission on Atmospheric Electricity during the 11th Conference held in Huntsville (Alabama, USA) in 1999, the 12th Conference in Atmospheric Electricity will be hosted in Versailles (France) in 2003. The period chosen is 9-13 June. The scientific committee and the local organizing committee are being set up and the first announcement will be released soon.

XXIIIrd IUGG GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The XXIIIrd General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics will be held in Sapporo, Japan, June 30 – July 11, 2003. The scientific program intends to highlight the latest developments in the relevant fast-breaking sciences, as well as reviewing progress in the traditional fields. Amongst the various associations depending from IUGG, IAMAS (International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences) will be present. The ICAE is one of the specialized commissions related to IAMAS. More information is available on the website: http://www.jamstec.go.jp/jamstec-e/iugg/index.html.


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