AEG 2012 Annual Meeting Promotion

Good afternoon AEG members and friends of AEG,

There is still an opportunity to register for the Salt Lake City Annual meeting at the reduced rate. The pre-registration deadline is extended to August 17, so if you see the reference to August 1, know that the date is now the 17th. Please see the attached announcement and registration form.

I hope to see you there!

Elson "Chip" Barnett, LG, LEG
AEG WA State Section Chair | GeoEngineers, Inc.

Telephone: 425.861.6019
Fax: 425.861.6050
Mobile: 425.765.2183
Email: cbarnett

8410 154th Avenue NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Don’t miss AEG*2012 – Salt Lake City, UT – September 15-23, 2012!

AEG 2012.pdf


eScience Seminar: Jeff Dozier (UCSB) Snow hydrology at the scale of mountain range, Tuesday, August 7, 4:00 PM EE403

eScience Community:

Please join us Tuesday, August 7th, 4-5pm in EE403. Refreshments (drinks
and pizza) will be provided.

*Please note the room change for this lecture.*

*Jeff Dozier** (UCSB)***

*Snow hydrology at the scale of mountain range*

Over a billion people – including those in western North America – depend
on winter snowfall and subsequent spring melt for their water. In the
mountains themselves, the distribution and duration of snow drive
ecological processes. So how do we measure the topographic and temporal
variability of snow (its water equivalent) and subsequent melt, at scales
of whole mountain ranges? Direct measurements with satellites currently
flying or available in the next couple of decades are not feasible.
Instead, we track the seasonal progression of snow cover and its albedo
with remote sensing, and we model melt rates by combining that information
with assimilated climate data. When the snow disappears, we can run the
model backwards to estimate how much snow existed at peak accumulation,
everywhere. This information is great for scientific analysis, but not much
use in forecasting. Are there patterns we can observe earlier in the season
that correlate with eventual runoff? This end-to-end scenario illustrates
eScience problems that combine hydrologic and computer science: physics of
the processes, interpretation of surface properties from satellite
measurements, management of many disparate data records that are themselves
big, computations that cover dimensions of 3D spatial coordinates and time,
pattern recognition and correlation, and possibilities for people with
special expertise to contribute to parts of the whole. Our goal is to
assess seasonal snow resources, relative to historical trends and extremes,
in mountains with meager infrastructure, sparse gauging, challenges of
accessibility, and emerging or enduring insecurity related to water


Jeff Dozier has been on the UCSB faculty since 1974 and was the founding
dean of the Bren School. He has led interdisciplinary studies in two areas:
one addresses hydrologic science, environmental engineering, and social
science in the water environment; the other is in the integration of
environmental science and remote sensing with computer science and

New Walk-in Service at Hall Health Mental Health

Please disseminate widely:

Starting August 1, Mental Health Clinic at Hall Health Center will pilot a new work flow procedure to handle screenings and provide services to patients who walk in requesting services or call in the morning at 206-543-5030, option #4. There will be a Provider Of the Day (POD) available both mornings (from 9 to 11) and afternoons (from 1 to 3) to meet with patients for screening and consultation services, as well as for urgent intakes.

The Same Day Need (SDN) services provided will include crisis intervention; requests for resources; and community and primary care provider consult requests. Michaela will continue to carry the SDN pager (206-583-1551). On days when Michaela is out, the POD will cover SDN services, and if the POD is out Michaela will cover those services. Please see chart below indicating role responsibilities.

Differences between POD and SDN Functions


Walk-in patients
Crisis intervention

Phone Screenings
Deal with requests for resources

See patients seeking therapy referrals
Consults with PCC/FH/WC

Urgent Intakes
Carry crisis pager

Brief therapy/Single visit
Community outreach requests

Coverage for SDN as needed
Coverage for POD as needed

If a patient requests services, and is not sure whether their need is urgent, that request should be directed to SDN. If you have any questions about the new procedure, please call the Mental Health Clinic.

Please note that the above workflow is for **counseling requests only**. Medication evaluation requests go via the main front desk for routine scheduling. Urgent medication evaluation requests may be routed to Michaela or POD if she in unavailable. Michaela will be routinely reviewing all the urgent referrals to MH.

Thank you.