(meteorobs) Fwd: Meteoroids 2004 - 3rd announcement and preliminary program

Lewis J. Gramer lgramer at upstream.net
Tue Jul 13 14:24:18 EDT 2004

EDITOR's NOTE: Forwarded without explicit permission.
What an information-filled five days! Strange timing,
though, for observers trying to record the Perseids?

Clear skies,
Lew Gramer

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Brown [mailto:pbrown at uwo.ca]
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 4:53 PM
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Subject: Meteoroids 2004 - 3rd announcement and preliminary program

3rd Announcement
Meteoroids 2004
August 16 - 20, 2004

A Conference to be held at the University of Western Ontario London,
Ontario, Canada

This conference will be the fifth in a series of meteoroid meetings which
have been held every few years since 1993, the last being in held in Kiruna,
Sweden in 2001. It will cover a broad range of meteoroid research.
We wish to thank the following for their support of this conference:
The Canadian Space Agency
NASA - Space Environments and Effects (SEE) Program
NASA- Orbital Debris Program Office
The University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Engineering
The University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Science
The University of Western Ontario, Office of Research
The University of Western Ontario, Department of Physics and Astronomy

The size available for poster papers will be 1.2m high by 1.2m wide. Please
ensure that poster materials can fit inside this space.

It will be possible to register for the conference over the web until 5 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time August 13. The fee for registration is $475 CAD. This
price covers the abstract book, conference bag, refreshments and snacks
during breaks, lunch on all conference days, the wine and cheese reception,
the conference banquet and two evening meals throughout the week.
Registration can be completed at:

Links related to how best to get to London can also be found via the
conference webpage.
On-site registration will be held on Sunday, August 15 beginning at 4 pm in
the Perth
Hall residence. Beginning Monday morning, August 16, the registration and
information desk for the conference will be located in the Spencer
engineering building outside room 1059.  Perth Hall and the Engineering
building can be found on campus maps at:


There is still some room available for the two conference excursions. If you
are interested in signing up for either the theatre outing on Thursday
evening (August 19) to Stratford-on-Avon (45 min bus ride from London) or
the day-long trip to Niagara Falls on Saturday (August 21) please email the
LOC (meteoroids2004 at uwo.ca). More details of these trips, including costs,
can be found on the Meteoroids 2004 website.

Conference contributions (from invited, oral and poster papers) will
be due early fall 2004.  All contributions will be refereed.  Details
of the format, a paper template and page allowances will be given at
the conference and posted on the conference website.

**Please note July 15 is the last date rooms for conference accomadation can
be guaranteed**
Rooms in the new Perth Hall student residence have been reserved for
conference attendees. This is the most economical option for accommodation
and is the closest option to the conference venue (less than five minutes
walk) on the campus of UWO. Details of the residence rooms, prices and
bookings can be viewed on the registration website which can be accessed
from the conference website.
Two other hotels have block bookings for the conference. These are
Windermere manor (http://www.windermeremanor.com) and the Station Park Inn
(http://www.stationparkinn.ca/).  Windermere manor is a 20 minute walk from
the conference site, while the StationPark Inn is located downtown. There is
local bus service which provides a connection between the hotel and the
conference site.
Please mention Meteoroids2004 to access the group rates and block booking
when making your reservation. Note that rooms not booked by July 15 will be
released from this block reservation.

The following is a list of talks and posters confirmed as of early July,
2004. Please note that the final program and abstract book will be available
at the time of registration.
Presenters are asked to bring their presentation either on CD or a memory
stick - the conference will provide laptops directly for presentation. The
presentation format will be Powerpoint 2000. For those who would like to
upload their presentation before the conference, please upload to the
anonymous directory:
After uploading to this directory please send an email to
meteoroids2004 at uwo.ca with the name of the talk and filename.
**Please report any errors or omissions to meteoroids2004 at uwo.ca as soon as
possible. **

Monday, August 16

Session 1: Meteoroid stream dynamics

08:30-09:00     Opening Remarks

09:00-09:30     Asteroidal Meteoroid Streams (INVITED REVIEW)
V. Porubcan and I.P. Williams

09:30-09:45     Organization of meteoroid streams and relevance for meteor
                        J. Vaubaillon

09:45-10:00     Gravitational focussing of meteor streams
J. Jones, L.M.G. Poole

10:00-10:15     Giant Dust Telescopes - Using Gravitational Focusing to
Enhance Meteoroid Fluxes
M. Matney

10:15-10:30     Complex of Meteoroid Orbits with High Eccentricities
S. V. Kolomiyets, B. L. Kashcheyev

10:30-11:00     Coffee Break

Session 2:  METEOROID Relationships with Comets and Asteroids

11:00-11:30     Meteor streams and Comets: Recent Progress (INVITED REVIEW)
J-I. Watanabe

11:30-11:45    2003 EH1 and the Quadrantid meteor complex
                        P. Wiegert and P. Brown

11:45-12:00     The Quadrantid Parent:  are comet C/1490 Y1 and asteroid
2003 EH1 the same object?
I. P. Williams, G. O. Ryabova, A. P. Baturin and A. M. Chernitsov

12:00-12:15     Possible meteoroid streams associated with (69230) Hermes
and 2002 SY50
                        T.J. Jopek, G.B. Valsecchi, Cl. Froeschle

12:15-12:30     Dynamical relation of meteoroids to Comets and Asteroids
            S. Starczewski, T.J. Jopek

12:30-12:45     Linking minor meteor showers to their parent bodies
                        P. Wiegert and P. Brown

12:45-14:15      Lunch

Session 3: The zodiacal dust complex and sporadic meteoroids

14:15-14:45     Modelling the Sporadic Meteoroid Background Cloud (INVITED
V. Dikarev, E. Grün, J. Baggaley, D. Galligan, M. Landraf, R. Jehn

14:45-15:00     Meteoroid Engineering Model (MEM): A Meteoroid Model for the
Inner Solar System
H. McNamara, J. Jones, B. Kauffman, R. Suggs, W. Cooke, S. Smith

15:00-15:15     Development of an Advanced Dust Telescope
E. Gruen, R. Srama, M. Rachev, A. Srowig, D. Harris, T. Conlon, S. Auer

15:15-15:30     Meteor showers at the nearest planets: prospects and
A. Christoui

15:30-15:45     A survey of meteor spectra and orbits
J. Borovicka, P. Koten, P. Spurny, J. Bocek, R. Stork

15:45-16:00     The Near Earth Space Surveillance (NESS) Project of the
NEOsat Microsatellite Mission will Discover Low Delta V Near-Earth Asteroids
by Observing at Low Solar Elongations
A.R. Hildebrand,  K.A. Carroll, E.F. Tedesco, D.R. Faber, D.D. Balam, R.D.
Cardinal, J.M. Matthews, R. Kuschnig, G.A.H. Walker, B. Gladman, J. Pazder,
P.G. Brown,  S.P. Worden, LCdr. D.A. Burrell, P.W. Chodas, S.M. Larson, B.J.
Wallace , K. Muinonen , A. Cheng

17:00               Dinner

Tuesday, August 17

Session 4:  Meteor Shower Observations

09:00-09:30     The Future of Meteor Detections (INVITED REVIEW)
 P. Jenniskens

09:30-09:45     A Fine Structure of the Perseid Meteoroid Stream in the
Range of Photographic Meteors
J. Svoren, L. Neslusan, Z. Kanuchova, V. Porubcan

09:45-10:00     Activity of the Geminids Meteor Shower past 77 years
                        K. Izumi

10:00-10:15     Geminid Meteor Shower Visual Observatiuons
                        J. Rendtel

10:15-10:30     Radar Observations of the Daytime Arietids
M. Campbell-Brown

10:30-10:45     Meteoric activity of the last two millennia
                        S-H. Ahn

10:45-11:15     Coffee Break

11:15-11:30     Metallic abundances of the 2002 Leonid meteor
T. Kasuga, T. Yamamoto, J-I. Watanabe, N. Ebizuka, H. Kawakita and H. Yano

11:30-11:45     Optical observations of water in Leonid meteor trails
A. Pellinen-Wannberg, E. Murad, B. Gustavsson, U. Brändström, C-F. Enell, C.
Roth, I. P. Williams, Å. Steen

11:45-12:00     Radiants of the Leonids 1999 to 2002 obtained by LLTV
D. Koschny, J. Diaz del Rio, R. Piberne, M. Szumlas, J. Zender, A. Knoefel

12:00-12:15     The short duration "outburst" phenomena of meteors in
Leonids recorded in Chinese Historical Books
                        N. Nogami, K.Ohtsuka, J.Watanabe

12:15-12:30     Possible Extreme Meteor Storm observed in fall 1933 over
                        J-I Watanabe, T. Kasuga

12:30-14:00     Lunch

Session5: Optical measurements

14:00-14:30     Optical Observations of Meteors (INVITED REVIEW)
M. Campbell-Brown

14:30-14:45     The Development of the Spanish Fireball Network using a New
All-Sky CCD System
J. M. Trigo-Rodríguez, A. Castro-Tirado, J. Llorca, J. Fabregat, V.
Martínez, V. Reglero, T. Mateo, A. de Ugarte

14:45-15:00     The Automated Fireball Observatory - the fully autonomous
instrument for complex fireball observations
P. Spurný and J. Borovicka

15:00-15:15     Results of the AIM-IT Meteor Tracking System
P. S. Gural, P. Jenniskens, G. Varros

15:15-15:30     High Spatial and Temporal Resolution Optical Search for
Evidence of Meteoroid Fragmentation
                        R. L. Hawkes, P.G. Brown, N.R. Kaiser, A.J. Faloon,
K.A. Hill, L.A. Rogers

15:30-16:00     Coffee Break

16:00-16:15     Beginning heights of shower meteors
P. Koten, J. Borovicka, P. Spurny, H. Betlem, S. Evans

16:15-16:30     Faint Meteor Optical Trail Width Measurements
            N. Kaiser, P. Brown, R.L. Hawkes

16:30-16:45     Persistent Parallel Meteor Trails
                        J. Drummond, J. Zinn, M. Kelley

16:45-17:00     Altitude distribution of persistent meteor trains derived by
METRO campaign archives
                        M. Yamamoto, M. Toda, Y. Higa, K. Maeda, J-I.

17:00               Dinner

Wednesday, August 18

Session 6: Ablation of Meteoroids

09:00-09:30     Meteoroid Ablation Models (INVITED REVIEW)
                         O. Popova

09:30-09:45     Significance of Sputtering in Meteoroid Ablation
                          K. A. Hill, L.A. Rogers, and R.L. Hawkes

09:45-10:00     Searching for Evidence of Meteoroid Fragmentation
          A. J. Faloon, J.D. Thaler, R.L. Hawkes

10:00-10:15     Numerical Ablation Models for High Geocentric Velocity
                        L. A. Rogers, K.A. Hill, R.L. Hawkes

10:15-10:45     Coffee Break

10:45-11:00     Modeling meteor phenomena in the atmospheres of the
terrestrial planets
           J. P. McAuliffe, A. A. Christou

11:30-13:15    Lunch

Session 7: Astromineralogy

13:15-13:45     Meteoroids: A Mapping Tool of Astrominerals to Protoplanet
F.J.M. Rietmeijer

13:45-14:00     The Physical Properties of Meteorites and Interplanetary
Dust Particles: Implications for                        the Meteors
                        G.J. Flynn

14:00-14:15      Elemental abundances in Leonid and Perseid meteoroids
J. Borovicka

14:15-14:30     Spectroscopy of a Geminid Fireball: Its Similarity with
Cometary Meteoroids, and the Nature of its Parent Body
J. M. Trigo Rodríguez, J. Llorca, J. Borovicka

14:30-14:45     Discovery of New Molecular Bands in Ultraviolet (300-400 nm)
Meteor Spectrum
                         S. Abe, J. Borovicka, N. Ebizuka, H. Yano, J-I.

14:45-15:00     Spectrum of Persistent Train in 300 - 900 nm
                         S. Abe, J. Borovicka, M. Yamamoto, N. Ebizuka, S.
Sugimoto, H. Yano, J-I. Watanabe

15:00-15:30     Coffee Break

Session 8: Atmospheric effects of meteoroids

15:30-15:45     Diffusion and Structure of Meteor Trails in the E-Region
                         Y. S. Dimant, M. M. Oppenheim, L. Dyrud, and T. Lin

15:45-16:00     Effects of Magnetic and Electric Fields in the upper
atmosphere on ambipolar diffusion of  meteor trails
                         W.K. Hocking

16:00-16:15     The Mesopause as an Atmospheric Physical Penetration
            D. O. ReVelle

16:15-16:30     The Influence of Meteor Showers on Earth's Atmosphere
Observed at NMRF, Tirupati
G. Yellaiah and D.V.Phani Kumar

18:00-22:00 Conference Banquet

Thursday, August 19

Session 9: Observations and Modelling of Bolides

09:00-09:30     Recent observational data for fireballs (INVITED REVIEW)
P. Spurny

09:30-10:00     Advances in Bolide Modeling and in Observational Analyses
D. O. ReVelle, Z. Ceplecha

10:00-10:15     Some recent bright meteors over Sweden and the potential of
Infrasound arrays
                        H. Svedhem, L. Liszka, G. Drolshagen

10:15-10:30  Bolide Airwave Analysis
                        W. N. Edwards, P.G. Brown, D.O. ReVelle

10:30-11:00     Coffee Break

11:00-11:15     Infrasonic and Internal Gravity Waves from Bolides
D. O. ReVelle

11:15-11:30     A Bolide Potpourri
                        D. O. ReVelle

11:30-11:45.    The Modeling of Bolides Terminal Explosions
                        G. A. Tirskiy, D. Yu. Khanukaeva

11:45-12:00     The Trajectory, Orbit, and acoustical analysis of the Park
Forest Fireball
W. N. Edwards, P.G. Brown, D. Pack, D.O. ReVelle, B.B. Yoo, R.E. Spalding,
E. Tagliaferri

12:00-13:45     Lunch

Session 10: Radar measurements

14:00-14:30     A half century of HF/VHF meteor radars (INVITED REVIEW)
J. Jones

14:30-14:45     Radar observations of Taurid complex meteor showers in 2003
P. Pecina, V. Porubcan, D. Pecinova, J. Toth

14:45-15:00     Range distribution of radar meteors and some parameters of
D. Pecinova, P. Pecina

15:00-15:15     Associations of meteor microshowers or as the Kazan radar
"sees" radiants on northern celestial  hemisphere
V. Sidorov, S. Sidorova, S. Kalabanov, I. Filin

15:15-15:30     Single and Multi-station Radar Observations of the
Geminid/Sextantid Meteor Stream System
A. R. Webster and J. Jones

15:30-16:00     Coffee Break

16:00-16:15     The Velocity Distribution of Meteoroids at the Earth as
measured by the Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar (CMOR)
P. Brown, J. Jones, R.J. Weryk, M. Campbell-Brown

16:15-16:30     Techniques for measuring Radar Meteor Speeds
J. Baggaley and J. Grant

16:30-16:45     Dual-frequency radar measurements of the velocity dependence
of the initial radii of meteor plasma trains
J. Baggaley, G. Plank, L. Tomlinson

16:45-17:00     Diurnal variability of specular and non-specular radar
meteor trails
L. P. Dyrud, D. Janches, E. Kudeki, J. Urbina, K. Denney, M. Oppenheim

17:30               Bus Leaves for Stratford from Perth Hall

Friday, August 20

Session 11: Large Aperature Radar Head Echo Measurements

09:00-09:30     Meteoroid Head Echo Observations (INVITED REVIEW)
                        S. Close

09:30-09:45     Observed diurnal and seasonal behavior of the micrometeor
flux using the Arecibo and Jicamarca Radars
D. Janches, J. L. Chau

09:45-10:00     The hyperthermal ionization effect on the HPLA head echo
A. Pellinen Wannberg, E. Murad, G. Wannberg, A. Westman

10:00-10:15     Meteoroid plasma density and mass determination using a new
scattering method
applied to head echo data
S. Close, D. Durand, M. Oppenheim

10:15-10:30     ALTAIR Meteor Observation Processing - Leonids & Perseids
1998 and Leonids 1999
D.F. Durand, S. Close, S. M. Hunt

10:30-11:00     Coffee Break

11:00-11:15     Meteoroid Bulk Density Determination Using Radar Head Echoes
K. Drew, P. Brown, S. Close, D. Durand

11:15-11:30     Modeling large radar observations of meteors
L. P. Dyrud, M. Oppenheim, S. Close, E. Kudeki, Lica Ray, Kelly Denney

12:00-13:30     Lunch

Session 12: Interstellar Meteoroids and Extrasolar Dust

13:30-14:00     Interstellar Dust in the Solar System (INVITED REVIEW)
J. Baggaley

14:00-14:15     A Search for Interstellar Meteoroids using the Canadian
Meteor Orbit Radar (CMOR)
R. J. Weryk, P. Brown

14:15-14:30     Interstellar Medium Dust and Meteor Observations
I. Mann

14:30-14:45     Heliospheric Modulation of the Extrasolar Micrometeors
Detected with the Arecibo UHF Radar
D. D. Meisel, E. Bauer, K. Anne, M. Valites, B.D. Bartlett, S. Briczinski,
J.D. Mathews, D. Janches

14:45 - 15:15   Coffee Break

Session 13: Meteoroids and Space Debris as Impact Hazards

15:15-15:45     Meteor Outbursts and Storms from the Spacecraft Hazard
Perspective (INVITED REVIEW)
W. Cooke, D. Moser, R. Suggs

15:45-16:15     Orbital Debris Issues and Spacecraft Design (INVITED REVIEW)
                        M. Matney

16:15-16:30     An Application of the Model of Meteoroids Interaction with
the Atmosphere to Problems of Impact Threat
D. Yu. Khanukaeva

16:30               Conference Summary

Posters 101: Meteoroid Stream Dynamics

The Kappa Cygnids: Parent and family
V. Porubcan, I.P. Williams

MSFC Stream Model Preliminary Results - Modeling the 1998-2002 Leonid
Encounters and the 1993, 1994, and 2004 Perseid Encounters
            D. E. Moser, W. J. Cooke

Posters102: The Zodiacal Dust Complex and Sporadic Meteoroids

Latitudinal Effects on Meteor Diurnal Rates
C. Szasz, J. Kero, A. Pellinen-Wannberg, T. Aso, J. D. Mathews, N. J.

Posters 103:  Meteor Shower Observations

Microshower structure of the meteor complex
V.V.Sidorov, S. Kalabanov, C. Sidorova, I. Filin, The Kazan, D.D. Meisel,
A.J. Gerrard

Detailed structure of Leonid dust tube
B. Suzuki

TV Observation of the Daytime Meteor Shower ; the Arietids
Y. Fujiwara, M. Ueda, M. Sugimoto, T. Sagayama, S. Abe

TV Observations of the 2001 and 2002 Leonid Meteor Shower
            M. Ueda, Y. Yujiwara, H. Nishimoto, Y. Kawasaki, S. Toyomasu

Dependence of the meteor height on the mass and entry angle derived from
2001 Leonids
M. Naoi

Posters 104: Relationships with Comets and Asteroids

Asteroidal Origin Meteoroid Impacts on Periodic Comets
R. L. Hawkes, R.A. Eaton

Posters 105: Ablation of Meteoroids

Micrometeor initial ablation altitude: Comparison between observations and
D. Janches, D. O. ReVelle

Sputtering of fast meteoroids' surface
            O. P. Popova, A.S. Strelkov, S.N.Sidneva

A Model of Single and Fragmenting Meteoroid Interaction with the
Non-Isothermal Atmosphere
            D. Yu. Khanukaeva, G. A. Tirskiy

The Calculation of Variable Drag and Heat-Transfer Coefficients in Meteoric
Physics Equations
            D. Yu. Khanukaeva

Fractional Vaporization of Chondritic and Achondritic Meteoroids
L. Schaefer, B Fegley.

Posters 106: Astromineralogy

Elastic Properties of Meteorites
M.S. Hons and A.R. Hildebrand

Posters 107: Atmospheric Effects of Meteoroids

Wind measurements in the Mesosphere/Lower thermosphere using the
Platteville, CO MEDAC 50MHz meteor radar.
S. de la Peña, S.K. Avery, J.P. Avery, E.M. Lau, D. Janches

Interferometric Meteor Observations at the South Pole
E. M. Lau, D. Janches, S. K. Avery, J. P. Avery, S. E. Palo, N. A. Makarov

Posters 108: Observations and Modelling of Bolides

Multi-purpose expedition research of the Vitim meteoroid fallen in September
2002 in Irkutsk Region, Siberia
            V. S. Antipin, S. A. Yazev, A.B. Perepelov, S. V. Efremov, M. A.
Mitichkin, A. V. Ivanov

Geophysical perturbations caused by Vitim bolide
            V.V. Adushkin, O. P. Popova, Y. S. Rybnov, V. I. Kudrjavtsev, A.
L. Maltsev, V. A. Kharlamov

Fragmentation Model Analysis of EN 270200 Fireball
            Z. Ceplecha and P. Spurný

Revisiting Tunguska and Detailed Analyses of the Yucatan K-T Boundary
            D. O. ReVelle

Ablation of meteoroids along trajectories inferred from seismic data
Y. Ishihara, Y. Hiramatsu, M. Furumoto

A New Analysis of Data from the Meteorite Observation and Recovery Project
            M.D. Campbell-Brown and A.R. Hildebrand

Posters 109: Optical Measurements

Classical meteor light curve morphology
M. Beech, M. Hargrove

Multi-Instrument observations of bright meteors in the Czech Republic
P. Spurný, P. Koten, J. Borovicka and P. Pecina

Video observations of 1767 stream from Arizona in 2001
P. Koten, P. Spurny, J. Borovicka, H. Betlem, S. Evans, A. Elliott

Bulk Density Measurement of Video Meteors
            J-B Kikwaya, P. Brown, R.L. Hawkes

Posters 110: Radar measurements

The meteor showers detected by Meteor radar of Kazan university during full
annual cycles
S. A. Kalabanov, V. V. Sidorov, I. Filin

Investigation of the Possible Detection of Earth Orbiting Particulates by
SKiYMET Meteor Radars
O. Dushek, W.K. Hocking, N. Mitchell

Radar-video simultaneous observations.
J. Baggaley, P. Pecina, J. Bocek

Radar measurements of atmospheric decelerations
J. Baggaley and J. Grant

Measurement of the deceleration of radar meteors
W.G. Elford and L. Campbell

Radar Measurements of Gross Fragmentation in Meteoroids
J. Baggaley and J. Grant

Posters 111: Large Aperature Radar Head Echo Measurements

EISCAT VHF Close to Field-Perpendicular Meteor Measurements
J. Kero, C. Szasz and A. Pellinen-Wannberg, G. Wannberg, A. Westman

MU Radar Radiant Mapping of 2003-2004 Daytime Arietids
S. Abe, T. Nakamura, T. Sato, J. Watanabe, H. Yano, M. Yamamoto, K. Oonishi,
Y. Fujiwara, T. Hashimoto, T. Sagayama, M. Sugimoto, M. Ueda, J.Borovicka,
P. Koten


Jack Baggaley, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Martin Beech, Campion College, Regina, Canada
Addi Bischoff, Institute of Planetology, University of Muenster, Germany
Jiri Borovicka, Astronomical Institute ASCR, Ondrejov Observatory, Czech
Peter Brown, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
Eberhard Gruen, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Germany
Robert Hawkes, Mount Allison University, Canada
Peter Jenniskens, NASA Ames Research Center, United States
Ingrid Mann, Institute of Planetology, University of Muenster, Germany,
Tadashi Mukai, Kobe University, Japan
Asta Pellinen-Wannberg, Space Research Institute Kiruna, Sweden
Olga Popova, Inst. for Dynamics of Geospheres RAS, Russia
Vladimir Porubcan, Astronomical Institute SAV, Bratislava, Slovakia
Douglas O. ReVelle, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
Frans Rietmeijer, University of New Mexico, United States
Junichi Watanabe, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Japan
Iwan Williams, University of London, UK


Peter Brown (co-chair), Peter Jedicke, Alan Webster (University of Western
Ontario),  Robert Hawkes  (co-chair) (Mount Allison University), Margaret
Campbell-Brown (University of Calgary)

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