Community:Email 05nov10

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 05 Nov 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) New Standard Available: AIAA Guide to Reference and Atmosphere Models (AIAA G-003C-2010). From Bill Vaughan (vaughan@nsstc.uah.edu). See also http://www.aiaa.org/ (guide free for AIAA members).

(2) NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program - due 1 February 2011. From NSPIRES-HELP (NSPIRES-Help@nasaprs.com), Ming-Ying Wei (mwei@nasa.gov), and Dolores Holland (hq-nessf-Space@nasa.gov). See also http://nspires.nasaprs.com/

(3) Entry-level job or PhD in SPOC (Significance of Energetic Electron Precipitation to Odd Hydrogen, Ozone, and Climate), Helsinki, Finland - deadline 30 November 2011. From Pekka Verronen (pekka.verronen@fmi.fi).

(4) ISSI Post-Doc in Space Research, Switzerland - due 15 December 2010. From: Rudolf von Steiger (vsteiger at issibern.ch). Copied from the 3 November 2010 SPA Newsletter. See also http://www.issibern.ch


(1) New Standard Available: AIAA Guide to Reference and Atmosphere Models (AIAA G-003C-2010).


From Bill Vaughan (vaughan@nsstc.uah.edu).

ust released, this standard provides guidelines for selected reference and standard atmospheric models for use in engineering design or scientific research. It describes the content of the models, uncertainties and limitations, technical basis, databases from which the models are formed, publication references, and sources of computer code where available for over seventy (70) Earth and planetary atmospheric models, for altitudes from surface to 4000 kilometers, which are generally recognized in the aerospace sciences. This standard is intended to assist aircraft and space vehicle designers and developers, geophysicists, meteorologists, and climatologists in understanding available models, comparing sources of data, and in­terpreting engineering and scientific results based on different atmospheric models. Replaces AIAA G-003B-2004.

To download a copy, visit http://www.aiaa.org/ (free for AIAA Members).


(2) NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program - due 1 February 2011.


From NSPIRES-HELP (NSPIRES-Help@nasaprs.com), Ming-Ying Wei (mwei@nasa.gov), and Dolores Holland (hq-nessf-Space@nasa.gov).

NASA announces a call for graduate fellowship proposals to the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) program for the 2011-2012 academic year. This call for fellowship proposals solicits applications from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Earth and space sciences, or related disciplines. The purpose of NESSF is to ensure continued training of a highly qualified workforce in disciplines needed to achieve NASA?s scientific goals. Awards resulting from the competitive selection will be made in the form of training grants to the respective universities.

The deadline for NEW applications is February 1, 2011, and the deadline for RENEWAL applications is March 15, 2011.

The NESSF call for proposals and submission instructions are located at the NESSF 11 solicitation index page at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ - click on "Solicitations" then click on "Open Solicitations" then select the "NESSF 11" announcement. Also refer to ?Proposal Submission Instructions? and ?Program Specific Questions? listed under ?Other Documents? on the NESSF 11 solicitation index page.

All proposals must be submitted in electronic format only through the NASA NSPIRES system. The advisor has an active role in the submission of the fellowship proposal. To use the NSPIRES system, the advisor, the student, and the university must all register. Extended instructions on how to submit an electronic proposal package are posted on the NESSF 11 solicitation index page listed above. You can register in NSPIRES at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/.

For further information contact Ming-Ying Wei, Program Administrator for NESSF Earth Science Research, Telephone: (202) 358-0771, E-mail: mwei@nasa.gov or Dolores Holland, Program Administrator for NESSF Heliophysics Research, Planetary Science Research, and Astrophysics Research, Telephone: (202) 358-0734, E-mail: hq-nessf-Space@nasa.gov.


(3) Entry-level job or PhD in SPOC (Significance of Energetic Electron Precipitation to Odd Hydrogen, Ozone, and Climate), Helsinki, Finland - deadline 30 November 2011.


From Pekka Verronen (pekka.verronen@fmi.fi).

Finnish Meteorological Institute is looking for a

research scientist / Ph.D. student (atmospheric research)

for the Academy of Finland project SPOC (Significance of Energetic Electron Precipitation to Odd Hydrogen, Ozone, and Climate). The work includes analysis of satellite- and ground-based atmospheric observations as well as development of atmospheric models, leading to scientific publications and a Ph.D. thesis. The project has a four year funding between 2010 - 2014. The work will be done in Helsinki, Finland, in the Atmospheric Remote Sensing group of the Earth Observation unit. We offer a lot of interesting work and an excellent, international training environment for a young scientist-to-be.

Required:

  • University degree (Master of Science or equivalent) in a relevant subject (for example in atmospheric science, remote sensing, physics, or applied mathematics). Also those expecting to achieve such a degree in 2010 - early 2011 are encouraged to apply.
  • Proper scientific attitude and drive.
  • Ability to work independently, and also as a team member.
  • Good computing skills, including programming.
  • Good English skills in both writing and speaking.

Considered an advantage but not required:

  • Experience in numerical models and/or atmospheric data
  • Research experience
  • Skills in Finnish language

The position is available immediately. Salary is based on experience and performance according to the FMI salary scale; starting annual salary for a recent M.Sc. is about 27500 EUR and includes health care.

The deadline for applications is 30 November, 2010, at 13:00 GMT (15:00 Finnish time). Please send your application, including a CV, to kirjaamo@fmi.fi (CC: pekka.verronen@fmi.fi). More information is available from Dr. Pekka Verronen (e-mail pekka.verronen@fmi.fi).


(4) ISSI Post-Doc in Space Research, Switzerland - due 15 December 2010.


From: Rudolf von Steiger (vsteiger at issibern.ch).

The International Space Science Institute is an Institute of Advanced Studies located in Switzerland. Its main task is to contribute to the achievement of a deeper understanding of the results of space research missions, adding value through multi-disciplinary research in an atmosphere of international cooperation

ISSI invites applications for a

Post-Doctoral Position

for a two-year period starting in February 2011 or by agreement.

The successful candidate shall have received a Ph.D. within the last five years in a field relating to the Space Sciences in general. Applications relating to solar physics, solar system science, planetary science, or to the heliosphere, are particularly welcome.

The successful candidate will participate in the Institute's research and meetings programme and will work in close contact with the scientific staff of the Institute. He or she may also lead or participate as a member in projects conducted by international teams at ISSI. Thus he or she will be exposed to, and interact with, a numerous and varied community of scientists from throughout the world.

Nationals from ESA Member States shall have priority. Salary and conditions of employment will be similar to those provided by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Further information may be obtained from the ISSI home page (http://www.issibern.ch) and from Prof. Rudolf von Steiger, Director, ph: +41 31 631 48 96, email: vsteiger@issibern.ch).

The submission should include a letter of application, the curriculum vitae, the list of publications and the names, addresses and means of contact of three references, not exceeding 7 pages in total. They shall be addressed to ISSI, attn. Prof. R. von Steiger, Hallerstrasse 6, CH- 3012 Bern, Switzerland; email: vsteiger@issibern.ch. Submissions by email are preferred provided all the documents are in the form of a single PDF file.

All applications must be received by ISSI no later than 15 December 2010.