Community:Email 03feb12

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 03 February 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) New CEDAR Madrigal archive database now available at http://cedar.openmadrigal.org From: Bill Rideout <brideout at haystack.mit.edu>.

(2) Program Officer opportunity for AGS/NSF Education and Cross-Disciplinary Activities - applications due 10 February. From Michael Morgan (Director AGS/NSF) and Steve Nelson <snelson at nsf.gov>.

(3) Post-doctoral position in the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group, Imperial College London - due 22 February. From: Michele Dougherty <m.dougherty at imperial.ac.uk> in the SPA Newsletter 24 January 2012. See also http://www.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “Job Search” then enter the vacancy reference number NS2012008RD into “Keywords”).

(4) ISEA13 5th Announcement, Paracas (12-16 March) and Jicamarca (March 17). From Jorge L. Chau" <jorge.chau at jro.igp.gob.pe>. See also http://jro.igp.gob.pe/isea13


(1) New CEDAR Madrigal archive database now available at http://cedar.openmadrigal.org


From: Bill Rideout <brideout at haystack.mit.edu>

The new CEDAR Madrigal archive database is now available at http://cedar.openmadrigal.org. This new central database serves two purposes:

  1. it automatically archives all data from all Madrigal sites on a weekly basis, and
  2. like the old CEDAR database, it serves as a permanent primary repository for data not hosted at other Madrigal sites. (Note: The old CEDAR database linked at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu is still available and supported by NCAR during a transition time of a year or more, and is still the site of the CEDAR community wiki. (Added by editor Barbara Emery, emery@ucar.edu))

As a user, you can search all Madrigal databases, including data only on the new CEDAR Madrigal archive, from any individual Madrigal site.

There are a few reasons why a user might want to go directly to the CEDAR Madrigal archive site at http://cedar.openmadrigal.org. Madrigal has a simple web interface that only searches for Madrigal data local to a particular site. If you use the simple web interface at the CEDAR Madrigal archive site, you have access to all Madrigal data across all Madrigal sites, including CEDAR. Also, in some cases, response times might be faster at the CEDAR Madrigal archive site.

The Madrigal database is an open source project, and all code is available at the web site http://www.openmadrigal.org. While Millstone Hill is the primary developer, the latest release of Madrigal (2.6) was developed in partnership with Jicamarca Radio Observatory. Community feedback and contributions regarding this project are strongly encouraged. Please contact Bill Rideout at brideout@haystack.mit.edu for more information. The CEDAR Madrigal archive site is supported by NSF grant AGS-1025467.


(2) Program Officer opportunity for AGS/NSF Education and Cross-Disciplinary Activities - applications due 10 February.


From Michael Morgan (Director AGS/NSF) and Steve Nelson <snelson at nsf.gov>.

A position has been listed for a program officer in the Atomospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) directorate to work on education and cross-disciplinary activities. Opening dates of the announcements are 01/30/12 – 02/10/12. Below are the links and I have also attached the postings for your convenience. Please distribute broadly to our atmospheric and geospace sciences community.

AGS-2012-0003 (Permanent): - USAJOBS = http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/308092700

AGS-2012-0002 (FedTemp, VSEE, IPA): - USAJOBS = http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/308092000

Michael


(3) Post-doctoral position in the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group, Imperial College London - due 22 February.


From: Michele Dougherty <m.dougherty at imperial.ac.uk>

Applications are invited for a two-year Research Associate position in the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group, Imperial College London. The research would involve data analysis, interpretation and modelling in space and/or planetary physics to complement and advance areas of interest within the Group. Some of these topics would take advantage of magnetic field measurements taken by Imperial magnetometers currently operating on several spacecraft and in situ particle data for which the group undertakes significant roles. Supporting theoretical and modelling work is also required. Main areas of interest within the Group include the Earth’s outer magnetosphere and bow shock, magnetic reconnection, turbulence and related phenomena in interplanetary space, planetary magnetospheres, atmospheres and exospheres, solar-wind cometary interactions, and magnetic field measurements at or near other planets. The work will exploit the Group’s involvement in current space missions, including Cassini, Cluster, Rosetta, Stereo, Themis, and Venus Express together with future missions (e.g., NASA's MMS or the CINEMA/TRIO CubeSat mission).

Our preferred method of application is online via our website http://www.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “Job Search” then enter the vacancy reference number NS2012008RD into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed, also providing a CV and list of publications and the names of three referees.

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group Administration office via space.sec@imperial.ac.uk

Closing date: 22nd February 2012 (midnight GMT)


(4) ISEA13 5th Announcement, Paracas (12-16 March) and Jicamarca (March 17).


From Jorge L. Chau" <jorge.chau at jro.igp.gob.pe>.

Here is the fifth announcement about the 13th biennial International Symposium on Equatorial Aeronomy to be held in Paracas Peru 12-16 March 2012, with a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Radio Observatory at Jicamarca, Peru on Saturday 17 March. See also http://jro.igp.gob.pe/isea13/.

a) JRO50 50th anniversay of the Radio Observatory at Jicamarca, Peru

Finally the draft program is included on the web at http://jro-app.igp.gob.pe/jro50/eventosPDF/agenda_en.pdf

The cost per person is $40 USD. Payment will be received in Paracas (for both ISEA13 participants and accompanying persons). Please take note that JRO50 will be held at the Observatory (close to Lima), while ISEA13 will be held at Paracas (250 km south of Lima). If you plan to join us at JRO: (a) mark your preference in the registration section, and (b) make reservation in Lima (in the Miraflores area) for the Friday 16th. We will provide transportation from Miraflores to JRO and back to Miraflores (or Airport) on the 17th.

b) Registration fee.

The deadline for early payment has passed. Payments received after February 1st will be charged the full amount of $500 USD. Those that marked on-site payment before January 13, 2012 can pay in cash at the venue the discounted fee of $450 USD. If you have already paid, you should have received a confirmation by email, if you haven't received a confirmation please contact us soon.

For those of you that have not paid yet, please let us know if you plan to participate, so we can plan the logistics properly (programs, poster area, meals, etc.)

c) Travel information. The transportation from Lima (Miraflores and/or Airport) takes approximately 3-4 hours. This transportation is included in the registration fee for participants, while accompanying persons can pay at Paracas. We will be using vans or buses depending on the number of participants. In principle, different buses/vans will be used for the different routes.

We have already pre-scheduled the following transportation itineraries.

On Saturday March 10th, 2012

• Departing at 01:00 pm from La Hacienda Hotel in Miraflores (Av. 28 de Julio 511 Miraflores) to La Hacienda Bahia Paracas Hotel.

On Sunday March 11th, 2012

• Departing at 08:00 am from La Hacienda Hotel in Miraflores (Av. 28 de Julio 511 Miraflores) to La Hacienda Bahia Paracas Hotel.

• Departing at 01:00 pm from Lima Airport to La Hacienda Bahia Paracas Hotel.

• Departing at 11:55 pm from Lima Airport to La Hacienda Bahia Paracas Hotel. Note, participants would arrive around 3 am and the meeting starts at 8 am.

On Friday March 16th, 2012

• Departing at 03:00 pm from La Hacienda Bahia Paracas Hotel to La Hacienda Hotel in Miraflores (Av. 28 de Julio 511 Miraflores).

• Departing at 03:00 pm from La Hacienda Bahia Paracas Hotel to Lima Airport.

Please complete your itinerary information and preferences on the web, so that we make proper plans. The information is needed to determine the size of the vehicles and the need of more times and places. You can add this information under the registration section.