2013 Annual Meeting

Wild Weather in the Wild West

81st Annual Meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, at the Snow King Resort

April 15-18, 2013


Please take a moment to complete the 2013 Western Snow Conference survey

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The Western Snow Conference is an annual tradition which started in 1932 as an international forum for individuals and organizations to share scientific, management, and socio-political information on snow and runoff.  The principal aim of the Western Snow Conference is to advance snow and hydrological sciences.  The North Continental Area Committee is making plans for the 81st Annual Western Snow Conference in 2013.

Some topics to consider for submission of papers: Climate Variability, Climate Change Impacts on Snow and Runoff, Water Management, Water Supply Forecasting, Modeling and Climatology of Snow.  Get your thoughts together, prepare a poster presentation, and make your plans to attend.  Call for papers is out. The submission deadline is February 16, 2013.

A short course and panel discussion is being planned for Monday, April 15, titled “New Strategies and Techniques in Long Range Streamflow Forecasting”.  Many agencies use long range streamflow forecasts for hydropower planning, reservoir operation, and marketing.  This will provide a forum to discuss the current state of forecasting, the advancement of long range forecasting, additional needs of agencies, and more.

A technical tour is scheduled for Thursday, April 18, to discover how the local environment plays a critical role in the snowpack of the area. This will be an all day bus trip and a great opportunity to view the majestic landscape that so many have been studying and talking about.

Additional information about the conference will be posted on the WSC website as available.

Feel free to contact the General Chair or North Continental Area committee with any questions, comments, or suggestions.  Hope to see you in Jackson Hole for a wild meeting in the wild West.


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