The 75th Eastern Snow Conference

Meeting Information

The 75th Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) will be held at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, Climate Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, USA, 5-8 June 2018.  The 75th ESC has a longer program than usual to allow for more sessions.  The program will also include an excursion on the Chesapeake Bay and Banquet in registration fee.  The scientific program is open to sessions on theoretical, experimental, remote sensing, modeling and operational studies of snow, ice, and winter hydrology.  We anticipate including sessions on historical perspectives of snow such as “Remote Sensing History”, “Data Preservation and Archiving” and “SnowEx”. This year’s general theme is “SNOW PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE”. The ESC has only plenary (oral and poster viewing) sessions, allowing time to view and discuss the research of each participant. You are invited to submit an abstract for an oral or a poster presentation (please indicate type). An abstract of 200-250 words should be submitted via email by March 16, 2018 to the Program Chairman:

Dr. George Riggs

Please email him with any questions.

Students are encouraged to enter the ESC Student Paper Competitions. The winner of the best submitted student paper will receive the Wiesnet Medal, a $750 prize. The Campbell Scientific Canada Award of $500 will be awarded to a Canadian Student submitting a paper demonstrating the most innovative use of technology in the gathering of data. In addition, the David Hewitt Miller Student Poster Award of $100 will be awarded to the best student poster.

To be considered for the Weisnet or Campbell awards please send an electronic copy of the paper with the supervisor's endorsement (separate email) to the Chair of the Research Committee (Barton Forman), no later than April 27, 2018. Please consult the ESC web site for conditions and details.

Dr. Barton Forman 

All submitted papers will be published in the ESC Proceedings; please consult the ESC website for details on submission.

Students:  As an alternative to the traditional oral or poster presentation we are entertaining the possibility of the Science Slam format for communicating your science. Though rare in the USA (, USA soon.) it is an interesting way to communicate.   Interested students should contact the Program Chairman to discuss the possibility.

Information on the Conference Venue, Registration and Accommodations will be posted when available. A pdf version of Call for Papers is available here