Community:Email 05dec13

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 05 December 2013. 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) SuperMAG News: New Website, More Capabilities and Expanded Data Holdings. From Jesper W Gjerloev <jesper.gjerloev at jhuapl.edu> in Nov 19 GEM Messenger. See also http://supermag.uib.no and http://supermag.jhuapl.edu

(2) Summer 2014 Research Experiments for Undergraduates (REU) at MIT Haystack Observatory - applications due 2 February. From KT Paul (ktpaul at haystack.mit.edu). See also http://www.haystack.mit.edu/edu/reu/

(3) Visiting Young Scientist appointment in Space Science at Dartmouth College - due by February. From <Kristina.A.Lynch at dartmouth.edu>.

(4) Faculty position at the University of Colorado, Boulder. From <Jeffrey.Thayer at colorado.edu>. See also https://www.jobsatcu.com, Posting F00952

(5) Postdoc on waves to ionosphere at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. From Mike Hickey <hicke0b5 at erau.edu>. See also http://daytonabeach.erau.edu/coas/physical-sciences/index.html.


(1) SuperMAG News: New Website, More Capabilities and Expanded Data Holdings.


From Jesper W Gjerloev <jesper.gjerloev at jhuapl.edu> in Nov 19 GEM Messenger.

SuperMAG (http://supermag.uib.no and http://supermag.jhuapl.edu) is a worldwide collaboration of ground based magnetometers generously supported by the National Science Foundation. It currently includes data from more than 350 stations generously provided by a long list of organizations and national agencies.

We wish to draw your attention to three areas:

1) New SuperMAG website. The release of the new SuperMAG website marks the end of a year long redesign process. The improvements include easier downloads, faster plot and movie generation and easier navigation. The new site was made possible by Brage Foerland (SuperMAG lead programmer), Robin Barnes (head of software development), Tove Dehn (design), and Mathew Potter (support).

2) Updated data holdings. A large update of the data holdings.

  • Mag data from recent years 2010-2013;
  • Solar Wind data


We are grateful to all collaborators, Dr. Weygand and the ACE/MFI, ACE/SWEPAM teams.

3) SuperMAG reaches a milestone – 500 registered users. SuperMAG reached this milestone in October 2013. Other notable usage numbers:

  • ~1600 unique visitors per month;
  • ~1500 data products are downloaded per month;
  • >35,000 data products has been downloaded;
  • The average user spends ~12 min visiting ~14 pages.

All feedback is most welcome.


(2) Summer 2014 Research Experiments for Undergraduates (REU) at MIT Haystack Observatory - applications due 2 February.


From KT Paul (ktpaul at haystack.mit.edu).

Undergraduate science, mathematics, engineering, and computer science students are invited to apply for summer research positions at the MIT Haystack Observatory in Westford, MA. Research projects include radio astronomical studies, atmospheric physics investigations, and hardware and software development for data acquisition and processing. The program extends from June 2 to August 8, 2014 and carries a weekly stipend of $500.00. Women, minorities and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For further information and application materials, see http://www.haystack.mit.edu/edu/reu/.

Application deadline is 11:59pm - 2 February 2014


(3) Visiting Young Scientist appointment in Space Science at Dartmouth College - due by February.


From <Kristina.A.Lynch at dartmouth.edu>.

Visiting Young Scientist: A visiting appointment for a recent Ph.D. scientist is available at Dartmouth College. The appointment would be for up to 6 months during academic year 2014-2015. The position includes teaching in the departments of Physics and Astronomy, Engineering, or Earth Sciences. Extension of appointment may be possible using appropriate sponsored research projects. To qualify, candidates must be U.S. citizens engaged in research related to space science, planetary science, astrophysics, remote sensing, aerospace technology, or technology dependent on space-based platforms. To apply, send a 1-2 page summary of teaching and research goals, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Visiting Young Scientist, c/o K A Lynch, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College, 6127 Wilder Hall, Hanover, NH 03755. For more information, e-mail kal@dartmouth.edu. Applications will be reviewed beginning in February 2014. The position is funded by NASA NH Space Grant. Dartmouth College is committed to diversity in hiring, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


(4) Faculty position at the University of Colorado, Boulder.


From <Jeffrey.Thayer at colorado.edu>.

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU) invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in support of an exciting new initiative called CU AeroSpace Ventures. Candidates who specialize in developing engineering solutions for Earth and space science research or who perform scientific research in Earth or space science with an emphasis on instrumentation or aerospace vehicles are of particular interest. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to develop an innovative and robust research program, as well as have the vision and potential for excellence in both classroom teaching and student mentoring. This 9-month tenure-track position is targeted at the level of Assistant Professor, but experienced candidates with outstanding credentials may be considered for Associate or Full Professor. Applications are accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, Posting F00952. University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University of Colorado conducts background checks for all final applicants.


(5) Postdoc on waves to ionosphere at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.


From Mike Hickey <hicke0b5 at erau.edu>.

Postdoctoral/Research Scientist Position available at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, for Spring 2014, emphasizing acoustic and gravity wave perturbations to the ionosphere.

The Department of Physical Sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) at Daytona Beach, FL invites applications for a postdoctoral research or research scientist position starting in spring 2014. This study will focus on the numerical modeling of acoustic and gravity wave perturbations to the E and F-region ionosphere, associated with meteorological, seismic, and oceanographic forcing. The successful applicant will enjoy working in a collaborative research environment, comprising theorists, modelers, and experimentalists, within and external to the University. This interdisciplinary project will be jointly supervised by Profs. Michael Hickey, Jonathan Snively, and Matthew Zettergren.

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in physics, atmospheric sciences, engineering, or a related science discipline. Applicants should have a strong background in atmospheric or ionospheric physics. The project will include both numerical modeling (including model development) and some data analysis components. Strong skills in FORTRAN programming and numerical analysis in MATLAB (or similar) will be helpful.

This position provides guaranteed support at a competitive rate, commensurate with experience, for a period of 18-36 months, with renewal contingent on performance and availability of funds. For questions regarding this opportunity, please first contact Dr. Michael Hickey (Michael.Hickey@erau.edu), Department of Physical Sciences, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114, USA. The position will remain open until filled. For details about our Department of Physical Sciences, please visit http://daytonabeach.erau.edu/coas/physical-sciences/index.html.