Community:Email 08mar12

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 08 March 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) CEDAR Workshop Registration open - workshop proposals due 9 March (tomorrow!). From Barbara Emery (emery at ucar.edu). See also http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/2012_Workshop:Main

(2) 30 October to 1 November 2012, Sixth FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data Users Workshop, Boulder, CO, USA. From Xinan Yue (xinanyue at ucar.edu). See also http://www.cosmic.ucar.edu/oct2012workshop/index.html

(3) AOGS (August 13 - 17, 2012) in Singapore - abstracts due 12 March. See also http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2012

  • (a)ST23-17 Observations and modeling of ionospheric features during quiet and disturbed periods.

From: Unnikrishnan Kaleekkal <kaleekkalunni at gmail.com>.

  • (b)ST?? Solar Explosions throughout the Electromagnetic Spectrum.

From: Rajmal Jain <rajmal at prl.res.in>.

  • (c)PS10 Exploring Habitability in the Solar System and Beyond

From: Rajmal Jain <rajmal at prl.res.in>.


CEDAR Workshop Registration open - workshop proposals due 9 March (tomorrow!).


From Barbara Emery (emery@ucar.edu).

The on-line registration for the 2012 summer CEDAR workshop in Santa Fe, NM from Sunday-Friday June 24-29, 2012 is now open. Those who have attended previous workshops (starting 2007) and have the same email can register by logging in using that email. Changes in email or new registrations click above the login box to register. Students and CEDAR Postdocs must register by Friday May 18, while others should register before Friday June 1. Late registrants pay a $75 fee. Students can say they will pay later by check so that their administrative person can log in later and pay their registration fee by credit card.

The main workshop page is at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/2012_Workshop:Main Click on 'Register' and then on 'On-line' registration.

On-line abstracts for the two evening poster sessions are due on the registration form by Friday May 18. These abstracts can be added at a later time.

Workshop proposals are due TOMORROW Friday March 9. Click under 'Individual Workshops' on the main 2012 workshop page and please justify your workshop with how the CEDAR Strategic Plan at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/images/e/eb/CEDAR_October_V9.2.pdf applies to your topic area. A CEDAR webname (either from a previous workshop or a CEDAR Database login) is required to submit a workshop proposal. Contact emery at ucar.edu or westp at rpi.edu (better) with any problems or requests for a webname.


(2) 30 October to 1 November 2012, Sixth FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data Users Workshop, Boulder, CO, USA.


From Xinan Yue (xinanyue at ucar.edu).

Dear Colleague,

We would like to invite you to attend the "Sixth FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data Users Workshop." This workshop will be held at UCAR's Center Green (CG1) conference facility in Boulder, Colorado, USA from 30 October to 1 November 2012.

The FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC is a joint U.S.-Taiwan mission, launched in April 2006. Since its launch, FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC has provided more than three million GPS radio occultation (RO) soundings to support research and operation. As of March 2012, more than 1,800 researchers from 63 countries have become registered users of the data. Currently, FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC is providing between 1,000-1,500 GPS RO soundings per day. At a recent meeting in January 2012, U.S. and Taiwan sponsors of the mission decided to support the continued operation of the mission for another four years. The success of COSMIC has also prompted U.S. agencies to move forward with a follow-on RO mission (called FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2) with Taiwan that will launch six satellites into low-inclination orbits in early 2016, and another six satellites into high-inclination orbits in early 2018. The continued operation of FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC and the execution of the FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 mission promise to provide continuous high-quality GPS RO data at unprecedented density, which could greatly benefit research and operations.

The series of FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data Users Workshops have been an excellent forum for a dialogue between RO data providers and data users, and with which to promote and broaden the applications of RO data in various science disciplines, including weather, climate, and space weather. A highlight of this workshop will be the development of the FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 mission, and the opportunities it will provide for the weather, climate, and space weather communities with its unprecedented RO data.

More information about the workshop can be found at:

http://www.cosmic.ucar.edu/oct2012workshop/index.html

Registration information will be available at the above URL by 1 April 2012.


We encourage you to give a presentation to discuss your experience with and plans for using the data from FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC. If you wish to give a presentation at the workshop, please submit a title and short abstract at the above website once the registration page is available online on 1 April 2012. This workshop promises to be another interesting and stimulating meeting for us all. We hope you will attend and will also encourage your colleagues to join us.

We plan to host a Student Poster Competition again this year and some financial support may be available to U.S. student participants. More information will be provided by 1 April 2012.

We look forward to meeting you in Boulder in October 2012.

Sincerely,

Shu-peng Ben Ho (cosmicworkshop@mail.cosmic.ucar.edu), Chair, Workshop Organizing Committee

UCAR / COSMIC Project, 3300 Mitchell Lane, Boulder, CO 80301


(3) AOGS (August 13 - 17, 2012) in Singapore - abstracts due 12 March. See also http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2012

  • (a)ST23-17 Observations and modeling of ionospheric features during quiet and disturbed periods.

From: Unnikrishnan Kaleekkal <kaleekkalunni at gmail.com>.

Dear Colleagues

This message is to encourage participation of all researchers those who are working in solar-magnetosphere-ionosphere system to contribute a presentation to our session ‘ST23-17 Observations and modeling of ionospheric features during quiet and disturbed periods’, at the upcoming AOGS-AGU Joint Assembly scheduled to be held in Singapore during 13-17 Aug 2012.

For more information, visit http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2012.

We hope this session would provide a good platform to present results based on multi instrumental observations and modeling of magnetosphere-ionosphere system and the influence of solar wind. It would be nice if you consider the submission of your paper to our session (Last date of abstract submission is 12 Mar 2012), whose details are given below:

Aim of this session is to highlight new observations, and theories on ionospheric behaviour, irregularities, turbulence, traveling ionospheric disturbances (TIDs) and ionospheric variabilities during quiet and disturbed periods. Studies related with modeling on features like ionospheric response to geomagnetic storms, anomalous night time enhancement of electron density and Field Aligned Irregularities (FAIs) are solicited. Some important issues to be addressed are: (1) influence of solar eclipse on ionosphere, (2) role of relative importance of neutral wind and electric field on F-layer height variation (3) causative mechanisms proposed for the ‘dusk effect’ enhancements in NmF2 and TEC, (4) role of tides and gravity waves in plasma structuring in the E-F regions and seeding plasma bubble, and (5) ionospheric variations caused by earthquakes.

Studies on prediction of ionospheric behaviour using physics based models, numerical, empirical and input-output models are also invited.


Thank you

Main convener- Dr. Unnikrishnan Kaleekkal (Mahatma Gandhi University, India), kaleekkalunni@gmail.com

Co-conveners- Dr. C Vineeth (Space Physics Laboratory, India), cnvins@gmail.com and Dr. A. Saito (Kyoto University, Japan), saitoua@kugi.kyoto-u.ac.jp


(3) AOGS (August 13 - 17, 2012) in Singapore - abstracts due 12 March. See also http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2012

  • (b)ST?? Solar Explosions throughout the Electromagnetic Spectrum.

From: Rajmal Jain <rajmal at prl.res.in>.

Dear Colleagues and friends,

Seasons greetings. You will be pleased to learn that I along with my other colleagues as listed below are organizing a session on "Solar Explosions throughout the Electromagnetic Spectrum" during the AOGS to be held in Singapore during August 2012. I append below the details of the session. The abstract submission is already ON and the last date is 12 March 2012. I motivate you to submit the abstract/s at earliest. The details of the session are described below. You may visit following link to submit the abstract.

http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2012/public.asp?page=home.htm

I wish to bring in your notice that the abstract submission is now open since 15 January and the related dates are as following.

  • Submission Opens: 15 Jan 2012
  • Submission Closes: 12 Mar 2012
  • Acceptance Notification: 9 Apr 2012
  • Author Registration Deadline: 4 Jun 2012

You are an eminent researcher in the field of solar terrestrial physics and thus I invite you to submit abstract/s at earliest. You may submit maximum two abstracts with one abstract submission fee.

Singapore is a beautiful country and the AOGS-AGU Joint scientific assembly will be a historical event, where your active participation and contribution will bring with it great opportunities for interaction with various scientists/ researchers over the globe and to share your research with them.

I look forward your abstract submission and active participation in the AOGS-AGU assembly.

With warm regards.

Rajmal

Session Description: The proposed session covers broadly the various eruptive events taking place on the Sun such as filament eruption, jets, flares, and coronal mass ejections. In this session investigations related to the following key issues will be considered.

  1. What is our current understanding of the physical processes leading to energy build-up, storage and release for the various explosive events. What new observations from ground and space-borne instruments shed the light to advance our knowledge?
  2. Are the filament eruption, solar flare and CME different components of one system and are they connected with one another so as to regard them within the framework of a unified solar eruption? How can multi-wavelength observations help in understanding this issue?
  3. What kind of atmospheric coupling processes are taking place which trigger these phenomena at different altitudes over the Sun? Do small-scale processes at different altitudes play any key role and, if yes in what form and to what magnitude?
  4. What recent advances have been made in theoretical modeling?

Conveners: Prof. Rajmal Jain (Physical Research Laboratory, India), rajmal@prl.res.in, Prof. M.J. Aschwanden (Solar & Astrophysics Laboratory, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, USA., United States), aschwanden@lmsal.com, Prof. Gordon Holman (GSFC, NASA, United States), gordon.d.holman@nasa.gov, Dr. Louise Harra (University College London, United States), lkh@mssl.ucl.ac.uk, Dr. Weiqun Gan (Purple Mountain Observatory, China), wqgan@pmo.ac.cn, Dr. Yoichiro Hanaoka (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Japan), hanaoka@solar.mtk.nao.ac.jp, Dr. Nicole Vilmer (Medon Observatory, France), nicole.vilmer@obspm.fr, Dr. Satoshi Masuda (Nagoya University, Japan), masuda@stelab.nagoya-u.ac.jp


(3) AOGS (August 13 - 17, 2012) in Singapore - abstracts due 12 March. See also http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2012

  • (c)PS10 Exploring Habitability in the Solar System and Beyond

From: Rajmal Jain <rajmal at prl.res.in>.

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Seasons greetings. You will be pleased to learn that I along with Dr. Louise Prockter (Johns Hopkins University, United States), Dr. Steven Vance (JPL, United States), Dr. Yasuhito Sekine (The University of Tokyo, Japan) and Prof. Akihiko Yamagishi (Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science, Japan) are organizing a session on "Exploring Habitability in the Solar System and Beyond" at the AOGS - AGU (WPGM) Joint Assembly which is to be held during 13 to 17 August, 2012 at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore. The proposed session PS10 is approved by AOGS and will be organized under Planetary Sciences. The details of the session and general assembly may be visited at the following link.

http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2012/

The details of the proposed session may be found at following link but few details are given below.

http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2012/public.asp?page=mars/confSessionList.asp


I wish to bring in your notice that the abstract submission is now open since 15 January and the related dates are as following.

  • Submission Opens: 15 Jan 2012
  • Submission Closes: 12 Mar 2012
  • Acceptance Notification: 9 Apr 2012
  • Author Registration Deadline: 4 Jun 2012

ABSTRACT: Recent discoveries on the Earth suggest that wherever organic chemistry, water and energy source exist there also exists life over a broad range of temperature, pressure and pH. As these essentials are common in space, there is a good chance that life is too in the solar system and beyond. Living organisms have been found in environments on the Earth previously thought to be inhospitable. In this light the presence of life on other solar system bodies appears feasible. Mars, the planet that most closely resembles Earth, and Europa, sixth moon of the Jupiter, both show evidence of water, past or present, and so currently are the focus of plans to look for life elsewhere in the solar system. Assessment of present habitability requires an evaluation of the characteristics of the environment and the processes that influence it from micro to macro scales and a comparison of those characteristics with the capacity for life to exist in such environments. Determination of past habitability brings the added requirement of inferring environments and processes in the past from the observations in the present. Such assessments require the integration of a wide variety of chemical, physical, and geological observations. The recently launched Mars Science Laboratory mission, and expected new missions from India, Japan, China and Europe to Mars and beyond would be adequate to address questions related to life in the solar system. The proposed session covers broadly the various issues related to exploration of life in the solar system and beyond, and influence of various environmental conditions and radiation on the life. In this session investigations related to the following key issues will be considered.

  1. Did life arise independently on each body? If not, could it have been transferred from one to another? If so, was the common origin a 'seed' planted, perhaps, during collisions with comets, or interstellar dust?
  2. What is the current status of our knowledge about life in the solar system bodies such as the Mars, Europa and Titan etc., and in the exoplanets?
  3. How the high energy radiation, energetic charged particles and other environmental factors influence the microbial organisms existing on these planets?
  4. Which are the sites on the solar system bodies that show clear evidence for ancient aqueous processes based on orbital data so far obtained from various missions, and we can undertake the search for past and present habitable environments.
  5. What are the current efforts over the globe for the establishment of a biosignature in terms of patterns, either chemical or textural?

Conveners: Dr. Rajmal Jain (Physical Research Laboratory, India) rajmal@prl.res.in, Dr. Louise Prockter (Johns Hopkins University, United States) louise.prockter@jhuapl.edu, Dr. Steven Vance (JPL, United States) Steven.D.Vance@jpl.nasa.gov, Dr. Yasuhito Sekine (The University of Tokyo, Japan) sekine@k.u-tokyo.ac.jp, Prof. Akihiko Yamagishi (Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science, Japan) yamagish@ls.toyaku.ac.jp