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John Arnfield John.Arnfield at osu.edu
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                        CALL FOR PAPERS
        >>>>>> N.B.  ABSTRACT DEADLINE 8 March 1999 <<<<<<

              "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 (ICB'99) and
 the International Conference on Urban Climatology (ICUC'99) 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
 ICB'99 encourages papers and posters on all subjects dealing with
 the interactions between the atmosphere and the biosphere.  ICB'99
 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 ICB'99 and ICUC'99 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 climates.
 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
    "Scientific Program" on the conference web site at 
 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: 9 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
 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 site:

 Limited funds are being made available through the World Meterorological 
 Organization to assist delegates from developing countries and countries
 whose economies are in transition.  Contact Dr Richard de Dear, 
 Chair ICB-ICUC'99 Organizing Committee (rdedear at laurel.ocs.mq.edu.au) 
 or follow the "WMO Support Fund" link on the conference web site.

 Organizations interested in learning about sponsorship/exhibition 
 opportunities at ICB-ICUC'99 are encouraged to contact Stephen 
 Lellyett, Australian Bureau of Meteorology (s.lellyett at bom.gov.au)

  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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