Previous Meeting Summaries
SORCE's Past, Present, and Future Role
|Monday, February 4|
|5:30 pm||Kick-Off Reception — 5th SORCE Science Meeting|
|Tuesday, February 5|
|8:30 am||Welcome (Montana Ballroom)|
|8:40 am||Session 1 — Variability of the Solar Irradiance Over the Solar Cycle|
|12:00 pm||Lunch provided at La Posada Resort|
|1:00 pm||Session 2 — Atmospheric Models, Processes, and Solar Irradiance|
|4:45 pm||Poster Session Briefing / Reception|
|Wednesday, February 6|
|8:30 am||Session 2 continues|
|10:30 am||Session 3 — Models of Solar Processes Affecting Climate|
|12:00 pm||Lunch on your own|
|2:00 pm||Session 3 continues|
|3:45 pm||Session 4 — Climate Models, Processes, and Solar Irradiance|
|6:30 pm||SORCE Meeting Science Dinner — La Casa Sena|
|Thursday, February 7|
|8:30 am||Session 4 continues|
As the science program develops, confirmed speakers will be posted to the SORCE meeting website. A complete agenda as well as abstracts will be available in January, after the December 4 abstract deadline. Confirmed speakers and their tentative topics (as of October 15), in alphabetical order, are:
We will review total and spectral solar irradiance variations over the 11-year solar cycle and discuss potential causes and indicators of this variability.
We will discuss the influence of solar cycle irradiance variability in atmospheric models and chemical and dynamical processes related to stratospheric ozone variations.
We will discuss the solar physical processes that cause irradiance variations over time periods of years to centuries.
We will talk about the influence of solar cycle irradiance variability on climate change and in climate models.
Monday, February 4, 5:30 p.m.
Montana Ballroom Foyer, La Posada
Join us for a special reception to kick-off the 5th Annual SORCE Meeting. Beverage tickets (wine, beer, soda) will be provided in your registration packet.
Tuesday, February 5, 4:45–6:30 p.m.
Following a brief overview of the 2008 posters, everyone is invited to wander through the poster area. To recognize a few local culinary specialties, we will sample appetizers with a Santa Fe flare. Beverage tickets (wine, beer, soda) will be provided in your registration packet.
Wednesday, February 6, 6:30 p.m.
La Casa Sena
There will be a Science Meeting Dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 6, for all attendees and guests at the La Casa Sena.
In the heart of Old Santa Fe at historic Sena Plaza, this traditional adobe family structure was built in 1867. The home later became La Casa Sena, and now serves contemporary foods with a Southwestern twist - also described as northern New Mexican cuisine with a continental flare. La Casa Sena is a local favorite, maintaining its house specialties through the years, as well as offering an award-winning wine list. The warm ambience and delicious food is complimented by the restaurant's outstanding collection of 20th century Santa Fe art.
Tickets: $42. Reservations are required — Please sign up and pay for this event on the Registration Form. Everyone is encouraged to attend, and friends and family are welcome. Ticket price includes appetizer, entrée, accompaniments, dessert, non-alcoholic beverage, gratuity, and tax.
Pre-Registration Fee (before Jan. 4): $240
Registration Fee (after Jan. 4): $260
Registration fees include the meeting facilities, continental breakfast, and break refreshments. The University of Colorado's Conference Services are handling our credit card processing via their secure on-line system (http://www.cuconferenceservices.com/ConfReg/SORCE_08.html). We encourage you to use this on-line system, which will provide you with all confirmation information. For payment by check, please use the Registration Form (pdf) and mail your check to the address on the form.
Cancellation and refund deadline: Monday, January 28, 2008. We apologize for any inconvenience, but this deadline is due to the commitments we need to make to businesses providing us with their services. We will do our best to accommodate any special situations. Conference Services will be handling any late credit card registration additions (i.e. dinner) and any credit card refunds.
Reservation Deadline: January 4, 2008
La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa is located in downtown Santa Fe, just minutes from the city's historic Plaza, wonderful art galleries, and extraordinary restaurants. Nestled on six lush, landscaped acres, La Posada has retained its traditional Southwestern charm offering intimate ambience and adobe-style guestrooms, in addition to superior conference services and amenities including original works of art from some of Santa Fe's most prestigious galleries. Featured in Architectural Digest, National Geographic Traveler, Sunset Magazine, and other impressive publications, La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa is the top choice for seasoned travelers. Visit La Posada's website at http://laposada.rockresorts.com/.
SORCE meeting attendees must make their own hotel reservations. A block of 55 rooms has been reserved. The group rate of $145 applies pre- and post-meeting dates based on availability. Please make your reservation early if you plan to come early or stay over.
To make your reservation, call 1-800-727-5276, ext. 7686 (for the SORCE group), or 505-954-9686, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mountain Time, Monday — Friday, before the January 4 deadline and refer to the SORCE Science Meeting to get the $145 special rate. There is also a $15 valet (only option) parking fee each day, so you may want to consider other options than driving. You can also make your reservation by e-mailing email@example.com or faxing 505-982-5474. La Posada has a 72-hour cancellation policy. The local hotel tax is currently 14.625% and an additional $10 resort fee is applied to each room night.
We have reserved a limited number of rooms based on expected attendance, so please make your reservation as early as possible. This will allow us to increase the block of rooms if necessary, assuming there are still rooms available. (They will honor the group rate if we need to increase the block within a reasonable time frame.) If you encounter any difficulties making reservations or if the SORCE group rate is unavailable, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closest major airport is Albuquerque International (ABQ), located 70 miles south of Santa Fe. Some commuter airlines (American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Great Lakes Aviation) fly directly into the regional Santa Fe Airport. We encourage you to make airline reservations early.
Shuttle service through Sandia Shuttle Express is available between the Albuquerque International Airport and Santa Fe, about an hour and fifteen minute drive. The trip is $45 for a roundtrip or $25 for a one-way trip. Please check scheduling information and make reservations in advance by visiting the Sandia Shuttle website: www.sandiashuttle.com, or call 1-888-775-5696 or 505-474-5696. From the Santa Fe Airport, you can catch the Sandia Shuttle, taxi, or rent a car to get to La Posada.
Once in Santa Fe, getting around is easy. Downtown and the surrounding historic districts are compact and most conveniently traveled by foot. Of course, rental cars are available at the Albuquerque Airport and in Santa Fe. Taxi service is offered by Capitol City Cab at 505-438-0000.
The La Posada website provides detailed driving instructions from the Albuquerque Airport (~1 hour), Santa Fe Airport (20 minutes), and from Taos, New Mexico (90 minutes). See http://laposada.rockresorts.com/info/htl.gh.asp for driving directions.
Downtown Santa Fe
Santa Fe is magnificently rich in history, beauty, tradition, and nature. This vibrant city is a landmark of spectacular artwork, world-class culinary delights, and gentle adobe architecture that catches and holds the beautiful desert light. Artists began coming to this high desert paradise in the 1920's, attracted by the pristine landscape and the sweeping views of the Sandia Mountain. Today visitors enjoy the true essence of Santa Fe as they explore the many museums, internationally recognized galleries, and unique shops offering handmade items that reflect regional culture and style. You too will enjoy the diverse cultural offerings, dramatic sunsets, and the serene ambiance.
Outside of Santa Fe, the day-trip possibilities are endless including options to explore ancient civilization ruins, visit traditional American Indian pueblos, or hike around a collapsed crater of a long-dormant volcano. If you've never been to this part of the west, don't miss this opportunity! You will be energized by Santa Fe's scenic beauty and relaxed pace.
A Santa Fe visitor's packet is available from the Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-777-2489 or www.santafe.org.
Nestled in the picturesque Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe averages more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Santa Fe is 7,000 feet above sea level, and the February daily average high is 48 degrees and the low is 24 degrees. Generally, Santa Fe receives six to eight snowfalls per year (17.5 inches total) between November and April. If we are lucky we will experience their typical February sunny days and cold nights. Before packing, the following website could be helpful — http://www.weather.com/. Santa Fe's zip code is 87501.
LASP is committed to making this Science Meeting accessible to all participants. If you require special arrangements, please contact Vanessa George.
For detailed summaries of past SORCE meetings (2002 - 2006), please read the final published articles (view the links on the left menu, or visit http://lasp.colorado.edu/sorce/news/meetings.htm. We anticipate that the Santa Fe meeting will be just as exciting!