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1995 Spring Meeting

Baltimore, Maryland
May 30 - June 2

Housing and Registration

Housing Information including online reservation form

Registration including online registration form

Travel Reservations

Session Summary Information

American Geophysical Union

Mineralogical Society of America

Geochemical Society

Join us for the 1995 Spring Meeting

The 1995 Spring Meeting promises to be a showcase of the best in geophysical sciences, the venue for the hottest results of current research, and the gathering place for the best of the international geophysical community. Joining with AGU in this year's meeting are the Mineralogical Society of America and the Geochemical Society.

At this meeting you can...


American Geophysical Union (AGU) - provides a scientific focus for individuals interested in geophysics; Earth, atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic, and space sciences.

Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) - provides a forum for individuals interested in mineralogy, crystallography, and petrology.

Geochemical Society (GS) - encourages the application of chemistry to the solution of geological and cosmological problems.

About Baltimore

Let the excitement build...

Baltimore's renaissance has transformed the city into a fabulous playground where visitors can fully enjoy themselves. Most of Baltimore's attractions are located within walking distance of the Convention Center, AGU's designated hotels, and the Inner Harbor.

During your free time you can explore the wonders found at the National Aquarium, home to more than 5,000 specimens of aquatic life. Discover hands-on exhibits and see fascinating shows in the Davis Planetarium and the five-story IMAX Theater at the Maryland Science Center. Climb aboard the decks of the U.S. submarine Torsk and the U.S. Frigate Constellation, the oldest American warship continuously afloat. Enjoy the shops in the twin pavilions of Harborplace with its multi-level gallery, a modern mecca of food, fashion, and style.

Evening diversions include a glorious array of international cuisine and native Maryland seafood specialties that offer endless dining options. Pub-hopping in historic Fell's Point or dancing at one of the many clubs are also popular pastimes.

Baltimore is a thriving new city with an incredible history and the friendliest people around - and it's yours to explore!

Social Activities and Business Meetings

Ice Breaker Reception

Sunday, May 28, 5:30-7:00 P.M.
Baltimore Convention Center

Section Events

The following sections will have either a luncheon or reception. Sections and their events are listed below.

Section Luncheons

Tuesday, May 30, 12:00-1:30 P.M.
$17.00 per person (ticketed event)

Section Luncheons:

Section Business Receptions

Tuesday, May 30, 5:30-6:45 P.M.
(Free hors d'oeuvres, cash bar)

Honors Ceremony, Reception and Banquet

Join in and pay tribute to the 1995 AGU medalists and fellows.

Wednesday, May 31

5:30 P.M. Ceremony
Baltimore Convention Center

6:45 P.M. Reception
Hyatt Regency Baltimore

7:45 P.M. Banquet
$40.00 per person (ticketed event)
Hyatt Regency Baltimore

Social Hour

Thursday, June 1
5:15-6:30 P.M.
Baltimore Convention Center
(cash bar)

AGU Council Meeting

Followed by the AGU Business Meeting
Thursday, June 1, 5:30 P.M.
Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel

Meeting Highlights

Meeting Features and Special Lectures

The sessions and special lectures listed below are for the benefit of attendees who have broad interests in geophysics outside of their own disciplinary areas.


Special Events

Geophysical Information for Teachers

A workshop offered by AGU for teachers of pre-college students, giving teachers a chance to meet the scientists doing the research that is defining our physical world and its environment in space. For further information and to register, please contact Frank Ireton at AGU, 1-800-966-2481.

May 30, 1995, 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
Registration: $35.00


Preregistration Deadline: April 28, 1995

Online Registration Form

To take advantage of preregistration rates, the registration form with payment must be received at AGU by April 28.

After the preregistration date, participants will have to pay the late registration fees quoted for after April 28. Late registrations (with the $25.00 late fee) will be accepted at the AGU office until May 17. After this date individuals will have to register for the meeting on site.

Payment can be made by American Express, MasterCard, Visa, check, postal money order, or bank draft. At the meeting, U.S. dollars are also accepted. If a registration is received after the deadline, AGU will automatically charge a late fee.

		More than One Day	One Day
Member			$180		$90
Student Member		$70		$35
Retired Member		$70		$35
Nonmember		$220		$110
Student Nonmember	$110		$55

*Age 65 or older and retired from full-time employment

One-day rates are half of the rates listed above.

Individuals who pay the registration fee using a credit card may choose to submit their registration by (a) faxing the form to AGU at 202-328-0566; (b) calling AGU to register over the phone at 202-462-6900, or 1-800-966-2481; or (c) using e-mail to submit their meeting registration by following the easy e-mail instructions featured in this Housing and Registration issue.

Mail Your Completed Meeting Registration Form Directly to:

1995 Spring Meeting Registration
American Geophysical Union
2000 Florida Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009

Registration Hours

Baltimore Convention Center, Sharp Street Lobby

Sunday, May 28, 5:00-7:30 P.M.

Monday, May 29-Thursday, June 1

7:45 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Friday, June 2, 7:45 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

Members of Cooperating Societies

If you are a member of one of the following societies you may register at the member rate:

American Meteorological Society (AMS)

American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)

American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)

Canadian Geophysical Union (CGU)

European Geophysical Society (EGS)

Union Geofisica Mexicana (UGM)

Nonmember Registrants

If you register at the full-meeting nonmember or student nonmember rate, you may become an AGU member at no charge for the remainder of the 1995 calendar year, providing a completed membership application is received at AGU by July 1.

Guest Registration

Guests or spouses not attending the scientific sessions may register at the meeting at no charge. Guests who wish to attend a section event or the Awards Banquet must purchase tickets in advance.


The preregistration receipt is attached to your badge, which will be given to you at the time of registration.


You must send written notification of cancellations to AGU headquarters.

The full registration fee will be refunded if written notification is received at AGU headquarters by May 19.

Between May 22 and May 26, a $20 processing fee will be deducted from the amount paid.

Refunds will not be processed after May 26.

Notification to cancel tickets for events will not be honored unless received 96 hours prior to the event. The meeting facilities require AGU to place a final guarantee of attendance for each section event at this time.

Hotel Accommodations

Housing Deadline: April 28, 1995

Baltimore has a number of hotel accommodations, most within easy walking distance to the Baltimore Convention Center. AGU has booked rooms at a wide selection of properties in the downtown area that will appeal to a variety of budgets and tastes.

Rooms have been selected on the basis of location, availability, price, safety, and desireability. Rooms are available at the following hotels:

  1. Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor (MARIH)
    110 South Eutaw Street
    Tel. 410-962-0202
    Rates: $109.00 single or double
    Check-in time: 4:00 P.M.
    Check-out time: 12:00 P.M.
    Located 4 blocks from the Convention Center
    Parking for hotel guests: $8.00 per day
  2. Days Inn (DAYSI)
    100 Hopkins Place
    Tel. 410-576-1000
    Rates: $78.00 single, $88.00 double or twin
    Check-in time: 3:00 P.M.
    Check-out time: 12:00 P.M.
    Located 1 block from the Convention Center Parking for hotel guests: $7.00 per day
  3. Holiday Inn Inner Harbor (HIDIN)
    301 West Lombard Street
    Tel. 410-685-3500
    Rates: $88.00 single, $98.00 double or twin
    Check-in time: 3:00 P.M.
    Check-out time: 12:00 P.M.
    Located 2 blocks away from the Convention Center
    Parking for hotel guests: $5.00 per day
  4. Hyatt Regency Baltimore (HYRDT)
    300 Light Street
    Tel. 410-528-1234
    Rates: $114.00 single or double
    Check-in time: 3:00 P.M.
    Check-out time: 12:00 P.M.
    Located 1 block away from the Convention Center
    Parking for hotel guests: $8.00 per day
  5. Mount Vernon Hotel (MTVER) (Formerly Comfort Inn)
    24 West Franklin Street
    Tel. 410-727-2000
    Rates: $65.00 single, $72.00 double or twin
    Check-in time: 2:00 P.M.
    Check-out time: 11:00 A.M.
    Located 8 blocks from the Convention Center
    Parking for hotel guests: $6.00 per day
  6. Omni Inner Harbor Hotel (OMNIH)
    101 West Fayette Street
    Tel. 410-752-1100
    Rates: $92.00 single or double
    Check-in time: 3:00 P.M.
    Check-out time: 12:00 P.M.
    Located 4 blocks away from the Convention Center
    Parking for hotel guests: $9.00 per day
  7. Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore (RADLB)
    20 West Baltimore Street
    Tel. 410-539-8400
    Rates: $84.00 single or double
    Check-in time: 3:00 P.M.
    Check-out time: 12:00 P.M.
    Located 4 blocks away from the Convention Center Parking for hotel guests: $12.00 per day
  8. Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel (SHERI)
    300 South Charles Street
    Tel. 410-962-8300
    Rates: $114.00 single or double
    Check-in time: 3:00 P.M.
    Check-out time: 12:00 P.M.
    Located 1 block away from the Convention Center
    Parking for hotel guests: $10.00 per day
  9. Tremont Plaza Hotel (TREPL)
    8 East Pleasant Street
    Tel. 410-727-2222
    Rates: $83.00 single or double
    All-Suite property
    Check-in time: 3:00 P.M.
    Check-out time: 12:00 P.M.
    Located 7 blocks from the Convention Center
    Parking for hotel guests $8.50 per day
    To Make Your Hotel Reservation

    Fill out the Housing Reservation Form and mail or fax it to the Baltimore Housing Bureau at the address below. All reservation requests must be completed on the housing form and must arrive at the address given below by April 28. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis only, and prices are subject to change. Please note that rooms fill up quickly, so we advise you to make your reservation early.

    Hotel rooms will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Please list your first three choices in order of preference on the housing form. If the hotels you have selected are sold out, the housing bureau will assign you to a comparable hotel.

    Note: Room rates do not include 12% state and local taxes.

    To secure your reservation, a $100 deposit must accompany the housing form. Checks and money orders should be made out to the Baltimore Convention and Visitors Association. Or you may have the deposit billed to your credit card. No purchase orders will be accepted. Failure to provide a deposit may result in cancellation of your reservation without notification. Deposits are nonrefundable unless reservations are canceled 72 hours prior to arrival date.

    Confirmations of hotel reservations will be mailed directly to registrants first by the Housing Bureau and then by the individual hotel. Changes and cancellations must be made directly with the hotel.


    Baltimore Convention and Visitors Association
    Housing Bureau
    100 Light Street, 12th Floor
    Baltimore, MD 21202 U.S.A.

    Fax: 410-659-7313

    Roommate Matching Service

    If you are interested in sharing a hotel room with another Spring Meeting attendee, AGU has a service available through which you can be matched with another compatible registrant. If you wish to use this serve, fill out the roommate matching section of the housing form and mail it directly to AGU. Please note that a deposit of $100 by credit card is required to guarantee your reservation.

    Reservation forms must be received at AGU prior to April 12, 1995. Based on the number of roomate requests received, AGU will try to pair you with someone else, but AGU cannot guarantee a match. You will be notified by AGU of the status of your request in mid-April. Hotel reservations will be made at the Days Inn and that hotel will send confirmation to you.

    Travel Reservations

    United Airlines has been designated as the offical carrier for the 1995 Spring Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. United will offer an exclusive low fare for the attendees of this meeting. This special fare will provide a 5% discount off First Class and any published United promotional round trip fare. A 10% discount off unrestricted coach fares will apply with 7-day advance reservations and ticketing required. These discounts are available for travel from the Continental United States, and Canada. Restrictions may apply on international travel. These meeting discounts are valid for travel between May 25-June 5, 1995.

    To obtain these special low fares, you or your travel agent must call United Meetings Desk at 1-800-521-4041. Reservationists are on duty seven days a week from 7:00 AM-10:00 PM, EST. Be sure to refer the United Meeting ID Code 587NC.

    Meeting Services

    Message and Information Center

    A telephone message and information center will be located in the Sharp Street Lobby area of the Convention Center. The hours of operation will be 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Telephone messages will be posted on a message board. Individuals cannot be paged. The telephone number for the Message Center will appear in the abstract volume. To leave messages at an individual's hotel, call the hotel. Names and numbers of the hotels are listed.

    Public Information

    How to Reach the Public: Authors and Reporters

    As part of AGU's goal to promote public understanding of geophysics, AGU operates a newsroom and holds news conferences at its national meetings. News releases and copies of journal articles about research being presented at the meeting are made available to reporters in the newsroom.

    If you are presenting research that could be of interest to the general public, you can contact the public information office at your institution or agency in advance of the meeting for help in writing a news release. For more information about planning news conferences, contact Dave Thomas or Susan Mockler, AGU, 2000 Florida Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20009; tel. 202-939-3212; fax 202-328-0566.

    Job Center


    Take advantage of the largest gathering of geophysicists on the East Coast. To help fill that open position, you can review resumes of potential employees, preregister your position with the Center, schedule interviews, and rent your own booth.

    Job Candidates:

    Bring 5-10 copies of your resume for employers to review, check the job postings daily, and leave messages for those employers to whom you would like to talk.

    The Job Center will be located in the Convention Center during the Spring Meeting and will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Staff will be available to help register and to assist in setting up interviews.

    Child Care

    Parents needing child care service can contact the following agency:

    Elizabeth Cooney Personnel Agency
    1 Village Square, Ste. 204
    Baltimore, MD 21210
    Tel. 410-323-1700

    The Elizabeth Cooney Agency has been in business since 1957 and is licensed and bonded in the State of Maryland. The agency serves all of the downtown Baltimore hotels. Call direct or contact the hotel concierge or front desk at your hotel upon arrival. Fees are based on the number and ages of children (starting at $10.00 per hour, 4-hour minimum). Payment by check is preferred.

    Child care services are a contractual agreement between each individual and the child care agency. AGU assumes no responsibility for the services rendered.

    Accessibility for Registrants with Disabilities

    AGU wants to ensure that all people have access to the sessions they wish to attend at this meeting. AGU will gladly assist anyone with arrangements to meet special requirements. If you have special needs, AGU will work with its vendors to provide reasonable support in these cases. Such cases might include, but are not limited to, providing wheelchairs, hotel sleeping rooms, or TDD systems. Contact AGU's Meetings Department at 202-462-6900.


    Exhibit Hours:
    Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday - 8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

    Exhibits will be located in Exhibit Hall C of the Baltimore Convention Center and will provide you with an opportunity to be brought up to date with the latest information and/or instrumentation that companies or organizations have to offer in your field. Be sure to make plans to stop by and visit with the exhibitors. The various exhibits on display will include manufacturers of instrumentation equipment, software programs, book publishers, programs sponsored by government agencies, plus many more.

    Preregistration and Housing Deadline:

    April 28, 1995

    E-MailYour Registration Today!

    If you are using a credit card to pay for your registration, why not do it electronically? Send your registration to this e-mail address: REGIS@KOSMOS.AGU.ORG. At the "Subject:" prompt, enter '1995 Spring Meeting Registration'. Beside each item number listed below, enter the corresponding information as it pertains to your registration category. All item numbers with the corresponding information must be entered. If an item does not apply, enter 'N/A' after the item number. Details on registration fees and time and cost of various functions may be found in any 1995 Spring Meeting Housing and Registration issue of Eos. Please send one registration per e-mail message. Confirmation of your registration will be returned to you by e-mail within 2 business days. Please do not submit your registration more than once, as each registration received at AGU will be immediately processed.

    Follow this format when entering your registration information: Subj: 1995 Spring Meeting Registration

    1. Enter your complete name.
    2. Enter your Badge Name (First Name Only).
    3. Enter your organization and complete address. (A hard return should go after each line of the address)
    4. Enter your telephone and fax numbers.
    5. Enter whether you are an AGU, MSA, or GS member; a member of a cooperating society (see registration form for list of societies); or a nonmember.
    6. If an AGU member, enter your membership number.
    7. If an AGU member, enter your AGU section affiliation.
    8. Enter the days you plan to attend (e.g., Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri).
    9. Enter the name of card holder, credit card type, number, and expiration date (e.g., J. H. Smith / Visa / 1234-5423-6283-9030 / exp. 10/95). Please note that AGU honors Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards only.
    10. Enter your Registration Category and fee (e.g., Member, more than one day, $165.00).
    11. Enter the quantity, section, and total cost of luncheon ticket(s) desired (e.g., 1, Ocean Sciences, $17.00 or 2, Ocean Sciences, $34.00).
    12. Enter the quantity and total cost of banquet tickets desired (e.g., 2, Banquet, $80.00).
    13. Enter the TOTAL amount submitted for your registration (e.g., $262.00).
    14. Send Document

    AGU Meeting Communications E-mail Addresses:

    General Information: MEETINGINFO@KOSMOS.AGU.ORG.

    Meeting Registration: REGIS@KOSMOS.AGU.ORG

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