Community:Email 01mar12

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 01 March 2012. Meetings and jobs are listed at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu under 'Community' as 'Calendar of Meetings' and 'CEDAR related opportunities'. CEDAR email messages are under 'Community' as 'CEDAR email Newsletters'. All are in 'Quick Links' on the main page.


(1) CESM1.0.4/WACCM-X released at https://svn-ccsm-release.cgd.ucar.edu/model_versions/cesm1_0_4/. From: Hanli Liu <liuh at ucar.edu>.

(2) AOGS (August 13 - 17, 2012) in Singapore - abstracts due 12 March. From: Yihua Zheng <yihua.zheng at nasa.gov>. See also http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2012

(3) 12-16 November 2012, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, AGU Chapman Conference: Longitude and Hemispheric Dependence of Space Weather - abstracts due 12 July. From: Shermonta Grant <SGrant at agu.org> and Tim Fuller-Rowell (tim.fuller-rowell at noaa.gov). See also http://www.agu.org/meetings/chapman/2012/fcall/

(4) 6th announcement for International Symposium of Equatorial Aeronomy, Paracas, Peru, March 12-16, 2012. From Jorge L. Chau (Chair) (JRO, Peru; jorge.chau at jro.igp.gob.pe). See also http://jro-app.igp.gob.pe/isea13


(1) CESM1.0.4/WACCM-X released at https://svn-ccsm-release.cgd.ucar.edu/model_versions/cesm1_0_4/.


From: Hanli Liu <liuh at ucar.edu>.

CESM1.0.4, the most recent version in the CESM1.0 series, has been released. It is available at https://svn-ccsm-release.cgd.ucar.edu/model_versions/cesm1_0_4/.

This update provides the community with a version of CESM1.0 that supports the Thermosphere/Ionosphere extension of WACCM (WACCM-X) and the capability to configure cases using interannual forcing component sets (CIAF, DIAF, and GIAF). CESM1.0.4 also includes enhancements, machine updates, and bug fixes, as noted in the Release Notes and Notable Improvements sections on the CESM web page at http://www.cesm.ucar.edu/models/cesm1.0/tags .

For directions on downloading the code, please refer to the CESM1.0.4 User's Guide at http://www.cesm.ucar.edu/models/cesm1.0/cesm/cesm_doc_1_0_4/book1.html .

If you have already downloaded an earlier version of the CESM1.0 code and you have made modifications to the code base, you should consider using the 'svn switch' operation to merge those modifications into this newer version of CESM1.0. To use the 'svn switch' operation you will need to do the following:

  1. Make a backup copy of your sandbox -- this is important in case you encounter any problems with the update
  2. cd to the top of your working sandbox directory tree. For example, if you checked out the code in /home/user/cesm1_0_working_copy, then unix> cd /home/user/cesm1_0_working_copy
  3. Issue the following svn command
  unix>  svn switch

https://svn-ccsm-release.cgd.ucar.edu/model_versions/cesm1_0_4/

Note that using the svn switch operation may result in conflicts with modified files in the local working copy. Files in conflict can be identified by a status of 'C' when issuing the 'svn status' command after the switch. These conflicts may require that differences be resolved manually before use of the working copy may continue. For help in resolving svn conflicts, please see the online Subversion book athttp://svnbook.red-bean.com and the Subversion website http://subversion.apache.org.

Information pertaining to WACCM can also be found at http://www.cesm.ucar.edu/working_groups/WACCM/. A tutorial session on CESM/WACCM/WACCM-X is being planned for the 2012 CEDAR Workshop.

Regards, The CESM Software Engineering Group


(2) AOGS (August 13 - 17, 2012) in Singapore - abstracts due 12 March.


From: Yihua Zheng <yihua.zheng at nasa.gov>.

Dear Colleagues:

We welcome your participation in our session titled 'Improving Space Weather Forecast and Services: All Things Considered' at AOGS (August 13 - 17, 2012) in Singapore (http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2012/mars2/pubSessionView.asp?sID=124). Your contribution will be greatly appreciated.

The website for the conference is http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2012/public.asp?page=home.htm. Please note the deadline for abstract submission is March 12, 2012.

Thank you very much.

Best, Yihua (on behalf of session conveners: Yihua Zheng, Lan Jian and Ryuho Kataoka)

  • Session Title: ST19: Improving space weather forecast and services: all things considered
  • Main Convener(s): Dr. Yihua Zheng (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, United States), yihua.zheng@nasa.gov
  • Co-convener(s): Dr. Lan Jian (UCLA, United States), lanjian@ucla.edu and Dr. Ryuho Kataoka (Tokyo Tech, Japan), ryuho@geo.titech.ac.jp
  • Session Description: Improving space weather forecasts and services: all things considered

Awareness of space weather and its significance has been on the rise globally. As solar maximum of cycle 24 is approaching, this session aims to bring together all those involved in space weather science research and services to discuss innovative ways forward in achieving improved forecasting. All aspects (in theory, modeling and observations) are under consideration. We invite your views on how to boost forecasting capabilities with regard to CMEs (Coronal Mass Ejections)/flares and SEPs (Solar Energetic Particles), as well as on how to obtain high-fidelity and long lead-time refined regional forecasts for different spatial domains (heliosphere, magnetosphere, ionosphere, planetary environment, etc) and/or different applications (e.g. radiation hazards prediction, power grid safety, GPS accuracy, etc). Ways of maximizing science returns from the latest missions (SDO, STEREO, RBSP and many others) and fully utilizing all available observational assets (both space and ground) to benefit space weather operations will also be within the scope of the session.


(3) 12-16 November 2012, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, AGU Chapman Conference: Longitude and Hemispheric Dependence of Space Weather - abstracts due 12 July.


From: Shermonta Grant <SGrant at agu.org> and Tim Fuller-Rowell (tim.fuller-rowell at noaa.gov).

The International AGU Chapman Conference on "Longitude and Hemispheric Dependence of Space Weather" will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 12-16 November 2012. The conference will focus on two overarching themes: A) How does the ionospheric response to major solar events depend on hemisphere and longitude; and B) Expand the study of space weather to include day-to-day ionospheric variability, i.e., to those times when solar and geomagnetic activities are moderate and forcing from the lower atmosphere drives a lot of the variability. The latter will include examining the cause of longitude and hemispheric dependence in total electron content (TEC) and occurrence of plasma density irregularities. The conference will include six main science topics (1) Hemispherical Dependence of Magnetospheric Energy Injection, (2) Longitude and Hemispheric Dependence of Storm-Enhanced Densities (SED), (3) Response to New Time-History of Solar Flares, (4) Quiet-Time Longitude Spatial Structure, (5) Temporal Response to the Lower-Atmosphere Disturbances, and (6) Climatology of TEC and Scintillation in Different Longitude Sectors. Further information will be available shortly.

Conveners: Tim Fuller-Rowell (tim.fuller-rowell@noaa.gov), Patricia Doherty (patricia.doherty@bc.edu), Endawoke Yizengaw (endawoke.kassie@bc.edu)


(4) 6th announcement for International Symposium of Equatorial Aeronomy, Paracas, Peru, March 12-16, 2012.


From Jorge L. Chau (Chair) (JRO, Peru; jorge.chau at jro.igp.gob.pe).

Dear ISEA13 participants,

The ISEA13 meeting is around the corner. Below please find important information:

a) Ground transportation. An almost final list of transportation groups is already published at the link: http://jro-app.igp.gob.pe/isea13/pdf/transportation.pdf (inside the web site menu Travel info and Logistics) (and attached here). Participants are encouraged to verify their itinerary information and the transportation group to Paracas. The final list will be published on March 3rd, 2012. Later we will publish the other transportation groups (From Paracas, to JRO and from JRO).

Please take note that if you had not registered your information you might have to arrange your transportation on your own.

b) Transportation in Lima. Those spending a night in Lima, take in count that you should arrange your own taxi service from the airport to the hotel in Miraflores, and viceversa, if applicable. Those staying at La Hacienda in Miraflores or close to it, can contact them to help you with the taxi service (HOTELES LA HACIENDA <ventas@hoteleslahacienda.com>)

c) Registration on site can be done with Cash or Visa between Sunday and Wednesday.

d) Financial support. Reimbursements will be done between Monday and Tuesday. In order to expedite the process, those receiving airfare support, please send the cost of your ticket and proof of payment before the meeting.


Regards,

The ISEA 13 International Organizing Committee

Jorge L. Chau (Chair) (JRO, Peru; jorge.chau@jro.igp.gob.pe), Archana Bhattacharyya (IIG, India; archana@iigs.iigm.res.in), Clezio M. Denardini (INPE, Brasil; denardin@dae.inpe.br), David L. Hysell (Cornell University, USA; david.hysell@cornell.edu), Erhan Kudeki (University of Illinois, USA; erhan@illinois.edu), Jonathan Makela (University of Illinois, USA; jmakela@illinois.edu), Kazuo Shiokawa (Nagoya University, Japan; shiokawa@stelab.nagoya-u.ac.jp)