Community:Email 03may11

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 03 May 2011. 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) 26 June - 01 July 2011, Santa Fe, NM CEDAR-GEM registrations for students and poster abstracts are due Friday 13 May. From Barbara Emery (emery at ucar.edu). See also http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/2011_Workshop:Main or http://www.cpe.vt.edu/gem/

(2) International Reference Ionosphere (IRI) workshop 10-14 October 2011 in Hermanus, South Africa. From: Dieter Bilitza (dbilitza at gmu.edu). See also http://iri2011.hmo.ac.za

(3) International Reference Ionosphere (IRI) special issue of "Advances in Space Research". From: Dieter Bilitza (dbilitza at gmu.edu). See also http://ees.elsevier.com/asr


(1) 26 June - 01 July 2011, Santa Fe, NM CEDAR-GEM registrations for students and poster abstracts are due Friday 13 May.


From Barbara Emery (emery at ucar.edu).

Student registrations for the joint GEM-CEDAR Workshop to be held from Sunday June 26 through Friday July 2 in Santa Fe, NM are due on Friday 13 May. Student registration fees are $100, but a late fee of $75 will be imposed starting Monday 16 May. CEDAR students should register at

http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/2011_Workshop:Main (or http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/2011_Workshop:Register)

while GEM students should register at http://www.cpe.vt.edu/gem/.

The late fee for non-students will take effect on Monday 6 June, but non-students who get the same funding as students should register by 13 May. (Please do not register at both sites!)

Sunday 26 June is the student workshop day, which this year is only open to student attendees. The Workshop ends around noon on Friday July 2 for CEDAR and ~130 Friday July 2 for GEM. Students (or their institutions) should make their plane reservations by Friday 3 June. Most students should be able to return Friday 1 July, but can elect to stay until Saturday 2 July. All students need to mark on their registration form if they plan to use the student housing, which are double and triple rooms in the three hotels (La Fonda, Hilton, and Eldorado). Please revise your lodging dates to correspond to your flight dates.

Colorado students should be aware that the air fare from Denver to Albuquerque by Frontier Airlines is ~$220 this year at this time. Colorado students should think about flying instead of driving or taking the bus. Indeed, we will NOT have a CEDAR bus coming from Colorado this year because of the cheap air fares.

Poster abstracts submitted through the CEDAR registration site and at the GEM poster subscription site (title only) are also due on Friday 13 May. Posters are all 4ft by 4ft (1.2m by 1.2m) so there are 2 posters side-by-side on each poster board, with 2 other posters on the back side. Poster sessions are from 4-7PM with light snacks on Tuesday and Wednesday June 28-29. CEDAR students are encouraged to enter the annual CEDAR student poster competition.


(2) International Reference Ionosphere (IRI) workshop 10-14 October 2011 in Hermanus, South Africa.


From: Dieter Bilitza (dbilitza at gmu.edu).

The 2011 URSI/COSPAR International Reference Ionosphere (IRI) Workshop will be held in Hermanus, South Africa during the period 10 - 14 October 2011. It will be Hosted by the Space Science Directorate of the South African National Space Agency (SANSA), SANSA Space Science, formally Hermanus Magnetic Observatory (HMO). The special emphasis of this workshop will be on improving IRI over the African Region, however, all contributions related to shortcomings and improvements of the IRI model as well as applications of the IRI are welcome. Presentations are also encouraged that introduce new data sources and measurement techniques that could benefit the IRI effort. This workshop will also provide an opportunity to continue discussions related to a real-time IRI model. Selected papers from this workshop will be published in Advances in Space Research. The official IRI 2011 website can be found at http://iri2011.hmo.ac.za and enquiries can be sent to iri2011@hmo.ac.za



(3) International Reference Ionosphere (IRI) special issue of "Advances in Space Research".


From: Dieter Bilitza (dbilitza at gmu.edu).

Papers are invited for a special topical issue of Advances in Space Research (ASR) entitled "Representation of the Auroral and Polar Ionosphere in the International Reference Ionosphere (IRI)". This special issue is open to all scientists who may have an appropriate scientific paper related to the representation of the high latitude ionosphere in the International Reference Ionosphere (IRI). The core issue will be based on papers presented during the 38th COSPAR Scientific Assembly in Bremen, Germany, however, all contributions related to the improvements of the IRI models as well as its applications are welcome. Papers are submitted electronically at http://ees.elsevier.com/asr. (please select Article Type: "Special Issue: Auroral Ionosphere in IRI"). There are no page limits although the length of the paper should be appropriate for the material being presented. While the deadline for submissions is 30 June 2011, papers will be published electronically as soon as they are accepted. The printed issue will be assembled within a reasonable time with late papers being printed in regular issues of ASR. All articles will be typeset at no cost to the author; there is a nominal charge for printing color figures although there is no charge for color figures on the electronic version. Questions should be directed to the Guest Editors Prof. Bodo Reinisch (bodo.reinisch@digisonde.com) and Dr. Dieter Bilitza (dbilitza@gmu.edu). Author instructions can be found at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/644/authorinstructions.