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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent Apr 8, 2010. Meetings and jobs are listed at 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) Henry Rishbeth died 23 March 2010 in the UK. From Prof. Betty Lanchester (b.s.lanchester at

(2) CEDAR Prize (Bernhardt) and Distinguished (Roble) Lecturers and request for old photographs of people especially for the 25th anniversary. From Barbara Emery (emery at See also (click on Workshops, then on List of Prize or Distinguished Lectures, or on 2010 Workshop then 25th Anniversary).

(3) Spring CEDAR Post solicits articles - printed version only on demand. From Jeffrey.Thayer at See also and

(4) The 12th Quadrennial Solar-Terrestrial Physics Symposium of SCOSTEP, July 12-16, 2010, Berlin, Germany - abstracts due 6 April (sorry!). From: Franz-Josef Luebken <luebken at>, Chairman of the local organizing committee. See also

(5) 17-19 May 2011 (next year) Ionospheric Effects Symposia (IES2011), Washington, DC. From John Goodman (jm_good at See also

(1) Henry Rishbeth died 23 March 2010 in the UK.

From Prof. Betty Lanchester (b.s.lanchester at

Dear colleagues

Sadly I have to pass on the news that Professor Henry Rishbeth died peacefully on 23 March 2010.

His wife Pril and daughter Tessa were with him, and all his close family, including a baby granddaughter born to daughter Clare a few weeks before, had visited him after he was taken ill the previous week.

It is unnecessary for me to state that Henry had an enormous influence, not only in the field of ionospheric physics, but in the wide community of solar-terrestrial physics. His contacts around the world made up a network of friends and colleagues, whom he valued greatly. Until very recently Henry was still involved in active research, and continued to take a close interest in the work of the group here at Southampton, enjoying our lunchtime 'meetings' at the local pub, the Crown, whenever possible. He will be very greatly missed, not only here where he was a valued member of the School of Physics and Astronomy, but in the whole community to which he contributed so much.

There will be a service of thanksgiving at Highfield Church, Southampton, England, on Saturday 17 April at 2 pm.

Prof Betty Lanchester, Space Environment Physics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom

NOTE from B. Emery (emery at Michael Mendillo will give a tribute to Henry Rishbeth at the CEDAR Workshop on Wednesday 23 June in Boulder. See the agenda at

(2) CEDAR Prize (Bernhardt) and Distinguished (Roble) Lecturers and request for old photographs of people especially for the 25th anniversary.

From Barbara Emery (emery at

Paul Bernhardt of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC has been chosen as the 2010 CEDAR Prize Lecturer. He will give a talk, "Using Active Experiments to SEE and HEAR the Ionosphere", at the 2010 CEDAR Workshop in Boulder, Colorado on Tuesday 22 June as seen in the agenda at

Dr. Bernhardt's research interests have been primarily in the areas of

  1. ionospheric modification with high-power radio waves and chemical releases
  2. satellite-based radio beacon sensing of space plasmas
  3. analysis and numerical modeling of plasma instabilities

He pioneered the use of chemical releases to modify the ionosphere, including space shuttle exhaust injections, and has lately been involved in ionospheric modification using HAARP and the new Arecibo heater. His contributions to ionospheric and space physics are fundamental and comprehensive; he has published over one hundred papers and holds patents for hyper-spectral imaging and radio beacon design. He has been named Fellow of both IEEE and APS.

Dr. Raymond G. Roble was selected as the first CEDAR Distinguished Lecturer in 2009, but was unable to present his work at that time. Thus, he is the first CEDAR Distinguished Lecturer starting in 2010 in Boulder for the 25th anniversary of the CEDAR Workshop. A Symposium in honor of Ray Roble will also be held on 18 June, 2010 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado in conjunction with the 6th IAGA/ICMA/CAWSES workshop on "Long-Term Changes and Trends in the Atmosphere" and immediately preceding the 2010 CEDAR Workshop.

Ray Roble has contributed to a broad spectrum of solar-terrestrial research including upper atmospheric and ionospheric research, climate variability and climate change, and dynamical coupling between atmospheric layers. Ray Roble is a long-time NCAR scientist where he developed and refined a suite of general circulation models of the upper atmosphere and ionosphere of Earth, Venus and Mars that self-consistently account for the underlying physical, dynamical, chemical, radiative, and electromagnetic processes. Dr. Roble recognized the importance of coupling between the Earth's atmospheric layers in studying climate variability and climate change, proposed the concept of whole atmospheric modeling, and demonstrated the viability of such models. Whole atmospheric modeling is currently actively pursued and developed in solar-terrestrial research community. Roble and Dickinson [1989] were also the first to demonstrate that global change due to increased greenhouse gas concentrations would occur in the upper atmosphere, substantially impacting ensuing work on this topic.

We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the annual summer CEDAR Workshop at a banquet from 630-900PM at the Millennium Hotel in Boulder on Monday night June 21, 2010. Tim Killeen should be giving a 30-min talk on CEDAR, perhaps similar to the talk he gave for CEDAR and GEM at our 20th anniversary in Santa Fe in 2005. We will celebrate with cakes, a continuous slide show during the banquet, with brief stories, and with awards. Please contact Jeffrey Thayer (jeffrey.thayer at if you want to give a brief story from the early days at the banquet during the speeches.

We are soliciting photographs of people from the early CEDAR Workshops especially so we can show them in a continuous loop during the banquet. Please scan your old people photos from the early CEDAR workshops, or CEDAR people in their offices or with their equipment, or at other meetings and upload them at Thank you!

(3) Spring CEDAR Post solicits articles - printed version only on demand.

From jeffrey.thayer at

The Spring issue of the CEDAR Post is in preparation. Articles for this issue of the post will be accepted up through April 30. Please consider submitting topics relevant to CEDAR including colleague awards and accolades, meeting announcements, workshop summaries, science highlights, etc.

This is the first CEDAR Post where the printed version will only go to those on the paper mailing list at The Post is at and will also be emailed to those on the cedar email list with lower resolution pictures. If you want a printed copy mailed to you, please make sure your name is on the paper mailing list.

(4) The 12th Quadrennial Solar-Terrestrial Physics Symposium of SCOSTEP, July 12-16, 2010, Berlin, Germany - abstracts due 6 April (sorry!).

From: Franz-Josef Luebken <luebken at>, Chairman of the local organizing committee.

The Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP) ( will hold its next quadrennial international symposium on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (STP-12) on 12-16 July 2010 in Berlin, Germany. The main theme of the symposium is on the Climate and Weather in the Sun-Earth System (CAWSES) program, which has the overall goals of fostering a scientific approach to understanding the short and long term variability of the integrated solar-terrestrial environment. More detailed information on the symposium can be found online at


(5) 17-19 May 2011 Ionospheric Effects Symposia (IES2011), Washington, DC.

From John Goodman (jm_good at

Dear Colleagues and Previous Attendees of Ionospheric Effects Symposia:

This is the initial Call-for-Papers for IES2011. Details follow.

IES2011 follows in the tradition of the twelve (12) previous Ionospheric Effects Symposia that have been held in the Washington DC area since 1975. Partial support for IES2011 is to be provided by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) which is designated the lead sponsor. Other government sponsors are being solicited, including additional DoD agencies. The IES2011 managers have been approved forInternational URSI (commissions G & H) sponsorship. Other affiliated agencies include the following: the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) of NOAA; the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). We anticipate that these will be firmed up before September 2010. NRL has either sponsored or sanctioned IES conferences since the inaugural event in 1975.

The symposium is a three-day affair covering an array of topics of importance to both military and commercial systems and their operation. Traditional topics have included: Space-Weather Effects on Telecommunication Systems; Current Solar Cycle Phenomena and Impact on Operational Systems; Modeling, Forecasting, and Prediction Systems; Sounder Methods and Measurements; Applications of Ionospheric Tomography; Transionospheric Effects, including Scintillation; Ionospheric Effects on WAAS and other systems supporting Aviation; High Frequency Communication Systems; Longwave Propagation Systems and Effects; and Global Positioning System and Total Electron Content Studies.A more complete listing of topics is given below

Dates & Venue

  • Dates: May 17-19, 2011;
  • (The weather in Washington, DC is typically good in the Spring.) Venue: Crowne Plaza Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia (formerly the Radisson Hotel)

  • Lodging: There are a number of excellent hotels in the area. At the Crowne Plaza, a special block of rooms is being held until April 14, 2011. Be sure to specify the IES2011 group when making the reservation.

The Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria ( is located in the heart of Alexandria, convenient to Old Town Alexandria and Washington DC. This hotel near the Potomac River is eight blocks from shops and historic homes on Old Alexandria's revitalized waterfront. Numerous Old Town historic attractions are within walking distance or a short bus ride away including; Mount Vernon, George Washington's Estate, Alexandria Black History Museum and the Fort Ward Museum. Walking tours of the city of Old Town, Potomac River Cruises of our Nation's capital's monuments, and boutique shopping are just a few of the fun and interesting things to do when you come stay with us.

The following topics are considered as guidance for the IES2011 conference, but other related topics may be acceptable:

  • Space-Weather and ionospheric effects on telecommunication and satellite systems
  • Current solar cycle phenomena and impact on operational systems
  • Modeling, forecasting, and prediction systems
  • Ionospheric sounder methods and measurements
  • Multi-Sensor contributions to the solution of Space-Weather effects on ionospherically-dependent system
  • Applications of ionospheric tomography
  • Transionospheric effects, including scintillation
  • Ionospheric effects on WAAS and other systems supporting aviation
  • High Frequency communication and surveillance systems
  • Longwave propagation systems and effects
  • Global Positioning System and total electron content studies
  • Impact of the lower atmosphere on the Ionosphere
  • Contribution of the IHY to the understanding of the ionosphere at all longitude
  • Impact of global electrodynamics on the storm-time ionospher
  • Results derived from COST-ACTION program
  • Impact of solar noise bursts and environmental noise on telecommunication and navigation system
  • Space-Weather program activities having relevance to ionospheric effects on C3I and navigation system
  • Products and services offered by industry relevant to prediction & forecasting of ionospheric effect
  • Government projects associated with the forecasting and/or mitigation of deleterious effects on national and/or military system
  • Studies of documented system impacts during major geomagnetic storms and other solar-generated event
  • New Applications & Products for Display and Analysis of Ionospheric and Space-Weather Data

Special Sessions (under revision)

  • Special Session on Navigation convened by Patricia Doherty (Boston College)
  • Special Session on Lower Atmospheric Forcing of Electrodynamics and the

Ionosphere, convened by Dr. Tim Fuller-Rowell (NOAA-SWPC) and Dr. Larisa Goncharenko

  • Special Session on Ionospheric and Space Weather Effects on Telecommunications and Navigation Systems, convened by Professor Alain

Boudillon (Univ-Rennes-France) and Giorgiana De Franceschi (INGV, Rome, Italy)

  • Special Session on Ionospheric sounder methods and measurements: convened

by Prof. Bodo Reinisch, UML

  • Special Session on Ionospheric irregularities - science and systems,

convened by Prof. Paul Cannon, QinetiQ

  • Special Session on Issues: convened by Dr. John M. Goodman, RPSI
  • Special Session on the he Impact of Rocket Exhaust and High Power Radio

Waves on the Ionosphere, convened by Dr. Paul Bernhardt, NRL

Note-1: Special rates for students: See Web Site

Note-2: Special Rates for Early Birds: See Web Site

Note-3: Opportunities for Industry Participation: See Web Site

Point of Contact for this activity: Dr. John M. Goodman (