Community:Email 02mar09

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent Mar 02, 2009. 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) Workshops Solicited by 23 March for CEDAR Workshop (Sun 28 June - Th 2 Jul) Submitted by Barbara Emery (emery@ucar.edu) Reply to Lara Waldrop (lwaldrop@uiuc.edu) Submit via http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu ('Workshops','2009 Workshop', under 'Individual Workshops' 'Submit Descriptions', and also look at 'Guidelines for Conveners')

(2) 2009 AGU Joint Assembly, 24-27 May 2009, Toronto, Canada -Abstracts due 4 March 2009, 2359UT at http://www.agu.org/meetings/ja09/index.php

(a) Union Session (U06): Connecting Atmospheric, Space, and Planetary Sciences -Reply to Larisa Goncharenko (lpg@haystack.mit.edu)

(b) U04: Breakthrough Ideas and Technologies for a Planet at Risk -Reply to Michael Bevis (mbevis@osu.edu)

(3) Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS), 11-15 August 2009, Singapore - abstracts due 15 March via http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2009/

(a) ST-12: Recent Advances in the Mid- and Low-Latitude Ionosphere - Reply to Lin Charles (clin@pssc.ncku.edu.tw)

(4) Middle and Upper Atmosphere Remote Sensing, SPIE Remote Sensing 2009, Berlin, 31 August - 3 September 2009 -Reply to Richard Picard (Richard.Picard@hanscom.af.mil) -Abstracts due 9 March at http://spie.org/remote-sensing-europe.xml

(5) Joint ESA-ASI workshop on Methane on Mars: Current Observations, Interpretation and Future Plans, 25-27 November 2009, ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy -Reply to Olivier Witasse (owitasse@rssd.esa.int) -Abstracts due 1 September at http://www.congrex.nl/09c26/


(1) Workshops Solicited by 23 March for CEDAR Workshop (Sun 28 June - Th 2 Jul)


CEDAR workshops are a unique venue for bringing together experts on a particular science topic, reviewing recent results from an ongoing experimental campaign, planning a new project, or increasing visibility and awareness of a given area of research. Suggestions and guidelines for workshop conveners, including a detailed description of various workshop formats, can be found at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu ('Workshops','2009 Workshop', 'Guidelines for Conveners'.

This year's meeting will be held at the Eldorado Hotel in Santa Fe, NM from Sunday June 28 (student workshop) to Thursday July 02. In order to propose a workshop, potential conveners should submit the following information by Monday March 23 at the CEDAR site at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu Click on 'Workshops', then on '2009 Workshop', then on 'Submit Descriptions', to fill out information on your proposed workshop. You must have a login to submit a proposed workshop. All CEDAR Database users have logins, and additionally, all participants at the 2007 and 2008 CEDAR Workshops have logins.

A web page will be made from your initial description that is linked to the '2009 Workshop List'. Try to write this description so that it is geared towards the students, with a general description of the context and importance of the topic while avoiding specialized jargon. Your workshop page can be edited later to revise the description (including a different student description if desired) before it is printed (by Friday 5 June), or to add an agenda. Before or after the workshop, .pdfs of the .ppt talks during the workshop can be added to your workshop page. A final report of your workshop including the talks or links to them is due in July-August for inclusion in the Fall CEDAR Post and as a permanent archive record of your workshop.


(2) 2009 AGU Joint Assembly, 24-27 May 2009, Toronto, Canada -Abstracts due 4 March 2009, 2359UT at http://www.agu.org/meetings/ja09/index.php

(a) SA04: Coupling Between the Lower and Upper Atmosphere


CoSponsor: Atmospheric Sciences

Description: Recent research advances present new evidence of strong vertical coupling between different atmospheric regions. Multiple reports show variations in the mesosphere-thermosphere-ionosphere system related to phenomena originated in the troposphere and stratosphere (i.e. tides, sudden stratospheric warmings, tsunami), but the processes and mechanisms responsible for such coupling remain poorly understood. This session will provide a forum where researchers can present their experimental and modeling results and address the challenges of coupling between the lower and upper atmosphere.

Conveners: Larisa Goncharenko (lpg@haystack.mit.edu), Han-Li Liu (liuh@ucar.edu), and Lynn Harvey (lynn.harvey@lasp.colorado.edu)


(2) 2009 AGU Joint Assembly, 24-27 May 2009, Toronto, Canada -Abstracts due 4 March 2009, 2359UT at http://www.agu.org/meetings/ja09/index.php

(b) U04: Breakthrough Ideas and Technologies for a Planet at Risk


Dear Colleagues

We would like to bring your attention to an unusual and potentially very interesting union session at the AGU Joint Assembly taking place in May 2009 in Toronto, Canada.

U04: Breakthrough Ideas and Technologies for a Planet at Risk

http://www.agu.org/meetings/ja09/program/scientific_session_search.php?show=detail&sessid=133

The abstract deadline is 4 March 2009. We invite you to submit your big ideas! And please pass this message on to anyone you think appropriate.

Sincerely

Michael Bevis (mbevis@osu.edu) and Eric Barron

Description: Most of the emerging mega-risks to our environment, the global economy and even our civilization, are strongly connected to the earth sciences. These include the looming energy crisis, climate change, impending shortages of water, and explosive population growth in regions with intense natural hazards. Over the years many sessions at meetings of the AGU and its sister organizations have focused on understanding and predicting these hazards, and in exploring their interconnections. Some of these connections - such as that between climate change and disease, extend well beyond earth science per se. In this session we invite presentations that address potential solutions to one or more of these problems, including potentially 'game-changing' technologies. Got a better way to generate or store energy, to preserve water in areas where it is disappearing, to enhance rainfall and reverse desertification, to capture carbon, to prepare a city for an earthquake that will arrive in the next 12 seconds, to suppress red tides, or deflect an asteroid heading for earth? Risky concepts are OK - we'd be happy if one of these ideas actually panned out and made a difference.


(3) Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS), 11-15 August 2009, Singapore - abstracts due 15 March via http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2009/

(a) ST-12: Recent Advances in the Mid- and Low-Latitude Ionosphere - Reply to Lin Charles (clin@pssc.ncku.edu.tw)


Session Description: The behavior of the mid- and low-latitude ionosphere is significantly affected by variations in solar output and the neutral atmosphere, and coupling to the magnetosphere for which the ionosphere forms the lower boundary. Day-to-day variations of the neutral atmosphere and the equatorial dynamo electric field result in variability of the ionospheric plasma during magnetically quiescent periods, while dynamic variations and anomalous ionospheric variations are formed during magnetic disturbances. The increasing number of ground- and space-based ionospheric observations provides increasingly detailed information on the interaction of the mid- and low-latitude ionosphere with the underlying atmosphere and external inputs. This session solicits studies of the ionospheric morphology, irregularities and disturbances at mid- and low-latitude regions using ground-based and in-situ observations and models. Long-term climatology observations and event studies of relevant topics are also solicited.

Contacts: Charles Lin (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, clin@pssc.ncku.edu.tw), Jann-Yenq (Tiger) Liu (National Central University, Taiwan, jyliu@jupiter.ss.ncu.edu.tw), and Frederick Menk (The University of Newcastle, Australia, fred.menk@newcastle.edu.au)


(4) Middle and Upper Atmosphere Remote Sensing, SPIE Remote Sensing 2009, Berlin, 31 August - 3 September 2009 -Reply to Richard Picard (Richard.Picard@hanscom.af.mil) -Abstracts due 9 March at http://spie.org/remote-sensing-europe.xml


We solicit papers on remote sensing of the middle and upper atmosphere for SPIE Europe Remote Sensing 2009, Berlin, Germany, 31 August to 3 September 2009. Topics of interest include remote sensing of constituents, structure, and atmospheric waves; studies of atmospheric variability and climatology; non-LTE radiative-transfer effects and codes; and retrieval methods. Submissions are welcome on experimental and theoretical methods and results from both passive and active remote sensing, with radiation in the range from rf to uv. The due date for abstract submission is Monday 9 March 2009.

These papers will be presented in the Conference on Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere, one of ten conferences that make up Remote Sensing 2009. Other sessions of the conference deal with radiative transfer, cloud and aerosol remote sensing, meteorological and trace-gas profiling, spectrometric methods, lidar and radar measurements, and atmospheric ultraviolet. In addition, Remote Sensing 2009 will be collocated with SPIE Europe Security & Defence 2009, which also includes sessions relevant to remote sensing.

For complete details, see http://spie.org/remote-sensing-europe.xml. To submit an abstract, click on 'Submit an abstract ...', then on 'RS04'.

We look forward to your participation.

Richard H. Picard, Air Force Research Laboratory, Conference Chair (richard.picard@hanscom.af.mil, Tel:+01-781-377-2222)


(5) Joint ESA-ASI workshop on Methane on Mars: Current Observations, Interpretation and Future Plans, 25-27 November 2009, ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy -Reply to Olivier Witasse (owitasse@rssd.esa.int) -Abstracts due 1 September at http://www.congrex.nl/09c26/


Methane has been detected in the Martian atmosphere by ground-based telescopes and from orbit. This discovery indicates that the planet is either biologically or geologically active. The goal of the workshop is to review the available measurements, the potential reservoirs and release mechanisms of Methane and its circulation in the atmosphere, and to discuss all possible origins of this constituent.

Abstract submission deadline: 1st September 2009

Web page: http://www.congrex.nl/09c26/

Olivier Witasse (owitasse@rssd.esa.int) on behalf of the organising committee.