building blocks than on integrated structure and pre- $1 billion for environmental research, education, and dictions. The afternoons will be devoted to open poster assessment that has been proposed. For more informa- sessions and workshops on special themes. The day tion contact the National Council for Science and the concludes with an afternoon keynote address. Scien- Environment, 1725 K Street NW, Suite 212, Washing- tists and graduate students are invited to attend this ton, DC 20006-1401; telephone: 202-530-5810; fax: conference, submit posters, and sign up for workshops. 202-628-4311; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Major issues in climate research to be addresses Worl d Weather Research Programme's during morning lectures are divided into the follow- Internationa l Conference on Quantitative ing four themes: radiative forcing of climate, bound- Precipitation Forecasting Hosted b y University ary layers in climate modeling, climate variability on of Reading a decadal to century timescale, and sea level change. Open poster sessions and specialized workshops will The International Conference on Quantitative Pre- take place in the afternoons. Participants are encour- cipitation Forecasting (QPF) is being cosponsored by aged to present posters. Poster abstracts (200-400 WMO' s World Weather Research Programme words) should be submitted no later than 31 March (WWRP) and the Royal Meteorological Society. The 2001. Guidelines for preparation of abstracts as well conference is being hosted by the University of Read- as general conference information can be found on the ing in the United Kingdom from 2 to 6 September 2002. Web site: http://www.phys.uu.nl/~wwwimau/ The conference will cover a wide range of issues cc2001 .html. Abstracts should be submitted via e-mail relating to QPF, from the measurement and forecast- to email@example.com. ing of precipitation to the application and benefits of For more information contact the Institute for Ma- quantitative information of precipitation fields and will rine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht, conclude by identifying gaps in current knowledge Princetonplein 5, P.O. Box 80005, 3508 TA Utrecht, with key future areas of work. Abstract submissions the Netherlands; telephone: +31 (0) 30 2533154; fax: are welcome under the following topic headings: +31 (0) 30 2543163; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. • socio-economic impacts and environmental stresses Nationa l Academy of Sciences Holding of precipitation events; Conferenc e on Science, Policy, an d the • precipitation measurement, estimation, and associ- Environment ated issues from observing systems; The National Conference on Science, Policy, and • nowcasting, including deterministic, conceptual, the Environment, organized by the National Council and probabilistic methods; for Science and the Environment, will be held at the • NWP-based forecasting methods, including precipi- National Academy of Sciences, in Washington, D.C., tation assimilation, resolution issues, postprocessing 7- 8 December 2000. This annual gathering will fea- and ensemble methodologies; ture and discuss reports including the Environmental • prediction techniques and predictability of extended Science and Engineering for the Twenty-First Century; range and seasonal forecasting; and Grand Challenges in Environmental Science; and Our • applications of QPF and demonstration of potential Common Journey: A Transition Toward Sustainability. benefits to a range user communities. This conference is for those interested in how the Na- tional Science Foundation would budget the additional Further information and details can be obtained from http://www.royal-met-soc.org.uk/ or through contacting email@example.com. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 1 March 2002. Abstracts can be submitted online through the conference Web site, where details of submission guidelines can also be found. Authors should identify their preference for oral or poster presentation and in 158 Christopher Phillips 2000 which session they would prefer to be included. Abstracts will be published in a conference preprint volume. • Vol. 8 7, No. 12, December 2000
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