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Call for Papers: ICB99 & ICUC99

John Arnfield John.Arnfield at osu.edu
Mon Aug 24 13:51:08 EST 1998

                        FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
 "Biometeorology and Urban Climatology at the Turn of the Millennium" 
        15th International Congress of Biometeorology and the
            International Conference on Urban Climatology
                8-12 November 1999, Sydney, Australia
The 15th International Congress of Biometeorology (ICB99) and the
International Conference on Urban Climatology (ICUC99) will be held on
Monday 8 through Friday 12 November 1999, at the Wesley Conference
Centre in Sydney, Australia.
Both ICB and ICUC are well established as the premier international
scientific meetings for their respective disciplines.  ICB-ICUC99 will
be the first time that they have been held together.
ICB99 encourages papers and posters on all subjects dealing with the
interactions between the atmosphere and the biosphere.  ICB99
scientific themes are likely to include:
      * human and animal biometeorology
      * climate change and climate variability
      * impacts of the biosphere on local climate
      * phenology
      * agricultural and forest meteorology 
      * weather and air quality
      * bioelectricity and biomagnetism
      * indoor climates, air quality and thermal comfort
      * meteorology and pathogens
      * thermal physiology and adaptation processes
      * climate and health; morbidity and mortality
      * aircraft climates (including radiation effects)
      * climate, recreation and tourism
      * biometeorological information for the media
      * atmospheric impacts on forest and agricultural pests
      * long-range transport and dispersal of fungi, pollens, and 
ICUC 99 encourages papers and posters on any subject dealing with the
urban atmosphere and hydrosphere. ICUC 99 welcomes all approaches:
theory, observation (direct measurement, remote sensing), modelling
(scale and numerical), impact assessment (human, societal and
ecological) and applications in urban design and urban environmental
management.  Work may relate to any scale from individual surfaces and
single buildings to those of whole cities, megalopolitan regions and
their global implications.  Scientific themes are likely to include:
      * tropical city climates (TRUCE)
      * winter cities
      * street and highway meteorology
      * urban heat islands
      * radiation exchanges in polluted atmospheres
      * satellite and other remote sensing of city climates
      * radiation, energy and water budgets of cities
      * urban turbulence and diffusion, roughness and wind profile
      * urban dispersion and air quality
      * urban effects on mesoscale and synoptic weather systems
      * urban hydrological effects on surface moisture, evaporation, 
        humidity, clouds and precipitation
      * active and passive methods to control urban climates
      * wind engineering and urban structures, wind tunnel and water
        flume models
      * building climate; energy use, bioclimatic design
      * urban heat stress
      * weather hazards and cities
      * weather forecasting for urban areas
      * climate change, climate variability and urban design
      * urban bias, city growth and global change
These ICB99 and ICUC99 themes are provided to illustrate the scope of
the joint conference.  They are not meant to be prescriptive and any
papers in the general areas of biometeorology and/or urban climatology
are welcome.  In recognition of the considerable overlap between
biometeorology and urban climatology, joint ICB-ICUC sessions are also
planned.  Submissions appropriate for joint ICB-ICUC sessions are
especially encouraged on the effects of weather and climate on human
comfort and health in cities, on the role of cities in regional and
global change, and on the use of vegetation to ameliorate urban
Titles and abstracts (under 300 words) should be submitted by one of
the following modes (in order of preference):
 1. Use the On-line Abstract Submission Form linked to the conference
    web site at http://www.es.mq.edu.au/ICB-99/
 2. E-mail to ICBICUC at tourhosts.com.au
 3. Post 3.5 inch PC disk containing MS Word 6 or ASCII text to:
           ICB-ICUC99 Secretariat
           GPO Box 128 Sydney
           NSW 2001 Australia
 4. Facsimile to +61-2-9262-3135
All submissions must include complete mailing address along  with
e-mail address, plus telephone and fax numbers if available. 
Abstracts can't be processed unless they are accompanied by a
Presenters Deposit of AUD$65 which will be refunded when the full
registration is received (Early-bird = AUD$620).
Critical Dates
 - Deadline for receipt of abstracts and presenters deposits from
       authors: 8 March 1999
 - Authors notified of abstract acceptance: 1 May 1999
 - Deadline for receipt of papers from authors: 8 August 1999
 - Accommodation deadline: 9 August 1999
 - Early-bird registration finishes: 9 August 1999
The Conference Organising Committee will provide instructions on the
preparation of conference papers to authors of accepted abstracts. 
Conference papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings,
which will be published with an ISBN. A full set of proceedings will
be included with the Conference registration fee.
Authors are requested to indicate whether their paper is intended for
ICB, ICUC or joint ICB-ICUC sessions; and whether their paper will be
prepared for oral presentation or as a poster.
For registration and hotel information, contact the Conference
Secretariat at ICBICUC at tourhosts.com.au or visit the conference web

  A. John Arnfield  *  http://www.geography.ohio-state.edu/faculty/arnfield
 Dept of Geography, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210-1361, USA
email: John.Arnfield at osu.edu  *  Tel: +1 614 292 7954  *  Fax: +1 614 292 6213

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