Community:Email 01sep10

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent Sep 01, 2010. 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) 28 Feb - 4 Mar 2011, AGU Chapman Conference on Atmospheric Gravity Waves and Their Effects on General Circulation and Climate, Honolulu, Hawaii. Abstracts due 13 October via http://www.agu.org/meetings/chapman/2011/ccall/. From Lynn Hayes (LHayes@agu.org) and organizers Joan Alexander, Kevin Hamilton, and Kaoru Sato.

(2) Research Associate Position for analysis of C/NOFS VEFI instrument, University of Maryland, Goddard Earth Science and Technology Center. From: Raymond M. Hoff <raymond.m.hoff at nasa.gov>. From SPA Newsletter Sep 1.


(1) 28 Feb - 4 Mar 2011, AGU Chapman Conference on Atmospheric Gravity Waves and Their Effects on General Circulation and Climate, Honolulu, Hawaii. Abstracts due 13 October via http://www.agu.org/meetings/chapman/2011/ccall/.


From Lynn Hayes (LHayes@agu.org) and organizers Joan Alexander, Kevin Hamilton, and Kaoru Sato.

31 August 2010

The abstract submission tool is now open for the AGU Chapman Conference on Atmospheric Gravity Waves and Their Effects on General Circulation and Climate. Detailed information on how to submit your abstract and submission policies are available on the conference website http://www.agu.org/meetings/chapman/2011/ccall/.

The deadline to submit an abstract is 13 October 2010 - 23:59 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) or 03:59+1 GMT.

Late submissions cannot be accepted.


Lynn Hayes, Meetings Coordinator



(2) Research Associate Position for analysis of C/NOFS VEFI instrument, University of Maryland, Goddard Earth Science and Technology Center.


From: Raymond M. Hoff <raymond.m.hoff at nasa.gov>.

The Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology Center (GEST) will make a Research Faculty appointment at the Research Associate level. GEST makes faculty appointments at the Research Associate, Assistant Research Scientist, Associate Research Scientist and Senior Research Scientist levels, with salary commensurate with experience. GEST is a Cooperative Agreement between the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) to collaborate in research programs in the Earth, Information, and Instrumentation sciences.

674-127-439 Research Activity - Analysis of DC/AC Electric Field, Magnetic Field, and Plasma Density Measurements in the Ionosphere

A Research Associate is required to conduct research in ionospheric physics independently as well as in collaboration with scientists in Goddard's Space Weather Laboratory (contact Robert.F.Pfaff@nasa.gov for more information). The candidate will primarily analyze data from the Vector Electric Field Investigation (VEFI) on the C/NOFS satellite, including DC and AC electric fields, magnetic fields, and plasma density data. Research with electric and magnetic fields data from other satellites (such as FAST) and sounding rockets will also be possible. Comparison of observations with theory and simulation modeling will constitute an important aspect of the position. This work will aim to investigate: (1) electric fields due to external and internal sources in the earth's ionosphere and their associated plasma drift patterns; (2) fundamental processes involving ionospheric instabilities and irregularities; (3) plasma waves in the ionosphere and magnetosphere. The position will also include assisting with the data processing and primary analysis of the VEFI data base from the launch of the C/NOFS satellite in April 2008 to the present.

The position requires a Ph.D. in space physics or a similar field. He or she must be highly familiar with case study and statistical data analysis techniques of fields and plasma in geospace. The candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of spacecraft data analysis through publication in refereed journals. She/he should also have good verbal and written communication skills as well as be experienced in the data visualization and the use of IDL or MATLAB and preferably other languages such as C/C++ and Fortran. Selection is contingent upon obtaining Goddard security clearance and possessing appropriate visa status to meet requirements for employment.

For best consideration, submit electronically a cover letter (indicating position #674-127-439), a complete curriculum vitae, home address, visa status (if applicable) and names and telephone numbers of three references by September 14, 2010 (application materials for this position will be accepted until position is filled) to: Dr. Ray Hoff, (applications_GEST_JCET@umbc.edu), Director, GEST, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Suite 320, 5523 Research Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21228.

GEST partners are Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employers.