Eighth Annual CCSM Workshop
Breckenridge, Colorado, 24 to 26 June 2003
Date: 24-26 June 2003 (Tuesday through
Thursday; workshop adjourns Thursday at 1 p.m.)
Breckenridge Resort, 1-888-525-1787 Group Code BC8CNCR for
reservations by 13 May 2003
- Tuesday, 24 June 2003, Plenary Session with Talks by the 2003 CCSM
Distinguished Achievement Award Winner and an Invited Speaker, an Update on the Status of CCSM2,
and Working Group Meetings (Climate Variability, Polar Climate,
- Tuesday evening there will be a poster session and reception.
- Wednesday, 25 June 2003, Plenary Session with Invited Speakers and
Working Group Meetings (Atmosphere, Ocean, Land)
- Wednesday afternoon, Open Forum on Status and Process of CCSM
- Thursday, 26 June 2002 (adjourn 1 p.m.), Plenary Session with an Invited Speaker and
Working Group Meetings (Paleoclimate, Biogeochemistry, Climate
Agenda: Workshop Agenda
Air and Ground Travel for CCSM Workshop -- Discounted Air Travel and
Ground Transportation Provided by Peak Destinations
Please call Peak Destinations to make your air and ground (shuttle) travel
reservations. Peak Destinations offers wholesale air and rental car
discounts and has negotiated a special group rate for shuttle
transportation to Breckenridge. Call
1-877-754-7112 to make your travel plans.
In addition, Peak Destinations can help you with extended stays
throughout Colorado and activities, such as river rafting, horseback
Lodging (Please make reservations EARLY or by 13 May 2003 latest!)
We have secured a group rate at The Village at
Resort for the workshop. The Village meets the fire and life
safety requirements of the Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990.
We have reserved a block
of rooms at the following rates:
Hotel Room -- $90.00
Liftside Studio -- $100.00
One Bedroom Suite -- $130.00
Two Bedroom Suite -- $150.00
Three Bedroom Suite -- $190.00
Chateaux 2 Bedroom -- $170.00
Chateaux 3 Bedroom -- $230.00
You can see the floor plans of all these rooms by looking at
Village Accommodations website.
The tax is currently
11.05%. These rates will be honored 2 days before and 2 days after the
conclusion of the CCSM Workshop, based on availability.
Reservations: 1-888-525-1787 Group Code BC8CNCR
Meeting Name: CCSM Workshop (to get group rates)
Make Reservation by: 13 May 2003
Cancellation Policy for Refund: 48 hours prior to arrival and
Check-in time: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out time: 10:00 a.m.
Parking at The Village: There is no charge for parking at The Village
for CCSM Workshop participants.
A credit card will be requested to guarantee your room, but no
charges will be billed until you check out. The Village will also
accept a personal check or money order as a deposit. Deposits are refundable
if notice of cancellation is received by The Village at least 48 hours
prior to arrival. Also, please note that if you decide to leave
before your reservation departure date, you MUST change your reservation 48 hours in
advance or you will be charged.
Ground Transportation from Denver to Breckenridge (Please see Air
and Ground Travel above or call Peak Destinations at
1-877-754-7112 to make your travel plans).
By car from DIA:
Take I-70 west from Denver to Exit #203 (just before Frisco). Then go south on
Colorado Highway #9 to Breckenridge.
map to The Village at Breckenridge Resort is shown here. No
parking charges will be assessed by The Village for anyone attending
the CCSM Workshop.
Continental Breakfasts and Reception
A continental breakfast will be available each morning in the Atrium area of the Liftside Inn.
There will be a poster session and reception on Tuesday evening, 24 June 2003, following
the meeting at The Village. Beer and snacks will be provided. Lunch and
dinner are on your own.
Breckenridge is a quaint, Victorian town in the Colorado
mountains that has become an extremely popular ski resort destination.
Founded as a mining camp in 1859, Breckenridge sits at 9600 feet at
the base of the Continental Divide and along the Blue River. The
weather in June could be around 70 degrees, but temperatures
in the evening are cool and often call for a sweater or jacket. There may
also be occasional brief showers in the afternoons.
Health Effects of High Altitude
As you go to higher altitudes, the barometric pressure decreases, the
air is thinner, and less oxygen is available. The air is also dryer
and the ultraviolet rays from the sun are stronger. At elevations of
8000 plus feet, your body responds by breathing faster and more
resulting in shortness of breath, especially on exertion. Many people
develop mild symptoms of headache, nausea, trouble sleeping, and
unusual tiredness, which is called acute mountain sickness. These
symptoms usually go away in a day or two. If symptoms are severe,
persist, or worsen, you should consult a doctor. A physician is on
24 hours a day through the Breckenridge Medical Center.
The effects of high altitude can be decreased by following these
- Increase Fluid Intake -- drink two or three times more fluid
than usual; water and juices are best.
- Avoid alcohol and minimize caffeine on your day of arrival and one
to two days thereafter.
- Decrease salt intake -- salt causes your body to retain fluid,
which increases the severity of altitude illness.
- Eat frequent small meals high in carbohydrates, low in fat, and
low in protein.
- Moderate physical activity and get plenty of rest.
- Medications and oxygen can help you feel much better. Diamox is a
prescription drug that prevents the unpleasant symptoms for many
people. Experience suggests that a small dose of Diamox suffices:
125mgs the morning before you arrive at altitude, again that evening,
and each morning and night for two days after arrival. For further
information, please consult your physician.
- Studies have shown that spending 1 to 2 nights at a modest
altitude of 5000 to 6000 feet decreases symptoms when you go higher.
The workshop is open, and anyone interested in attending the workshop
must complete the
online registration form.
participants MUST register. Limited travel funds
may be available, and the registration form must indicate details of
financial requirements needed and information on current CCSM work or
planned future work. All requests for travel funding must be received via online
registration by close of business Friday, 4 April 2003.
Recreation, Restaurants, and Shopping
Breckenridge is packed with shops and restaurants, too many to list
here. The Village Resort has several restaurants on site as well.
Inquiries regarding the workshop should be directed to:
NCAR/Climate System Model Program Office
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307