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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent Jan 09, 2009. 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) CEDAR Prize Lecture Nominations due 12 January 2009

  Reply to Larissa Goncharenko (
  See also (Workshops, Traditions, Prize)

2) Course on Solar Terrestrial Physics from the Polar Regions,

    April 6-11, 2009, L'Aquila, Italy - applications due 28 Feb
  From SPA Newsletter 22 Dec 2008
  From Paola Solini (ssc at

3) Two Space Scientist Positions at NASA Headquarters

  From SPA Newsletter 22 Dec 2008
  From Richard Fisher (richard.r.fisher at
  refer to USAJobs web page (Job Announcement Number: HQ09B0035) at

4) NSF Program Manager Position, Antarctic Research Integration and Support

  From SPA Newsletter 06 Jan 2009
  From Vladimir Papitashvili (vpapita at
  Contact Scott Borg ( for technical information
  See also

5) Postdoc at Korea Astronomy & Space Science Institute

  From Khan-Hyuk Kim (khan at

6) M01 Session "Middle Atmosphere Science" in MOCA-09 Joint Assembly July 19-29, 2009 in Montreal, Canada - on-line abstracts due 23 Jan

  Submitted by Dan Marsh (
  Reply to Shigeo Yoden (
  See also

7) 36th Annual European Meeting on Atmospheric Physics by Optical Methods,

    Kiev, Ukraine, 17-22 August 2009,
  From Gennadi Milinevsky (
  See also


1) CEDAR Prize Lecture Nominations due 12 January 2009

Nominations are currently being solicited for the 2009 CEDAR Prize Lecture. The Prize Lecture is the principal means by which the CEDAR community acknowledges outstanding achievement in research. The nomination should be based on research reported in a peer-reviewed publication within the previous four years. The CEDAR Phase III document ( under Community, Community documents, CEDAR Phasel III report) lists the priorities of our community, and preference should be given to colleagues moving in those directions. The Prize Lecture is open to non-U.S. citizens as well as U.S. citizens, provided a strong connection to CEDAR can be demonstrated.

A nomination consists of three items: (1) Name, (2) Paper Citation(s) (3) A brief statement of why the research is important.

Please submit nominations by email to Larissa Goncharenko ( by Monday January 12, or shortly thereafter.

For more information on the Prize Lecture, including a list of past recipients, see (Workshops, Traditions, Prize).

2) Course on Solar Terrestrial Physics from the Polar Regions,

    April 6-11, 2009, L'Aquila, Italy - applications due 28 Feb

From: Paola Solini (ssc at

The International School of Space Science (Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Fisica Spaziale), in cooperation with the Consorzio Area di Ricerca in Astrogeofisica, has organized a course on Solar terrestrial physics from the polar regions, to be held in L'Aquila, Italy, April 6-11, 2009, and directed by M. Candidi (INAF-IFSI, Roma, Italy) and D. Moses (Naval Research Laboratory, Maryland, USA).

The course will present the implications of solar terrestrial effects which have been identified as a crucial item in many aspects of human life, besides the inherent scientific motivations that make this field one of the most interesting for research. It is recognized that space weather and climate change depend on solar terrestrial effects to a large extent. Antarctica has been identified as one of the platforms from which solar terrestrial effects can be best studied, given the mapping of magnetospheric phenomena to the polar regions via the lines of the Earth magnetic field. This led SCAR (the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research of ICSU), to approve in 2004 a multi-year research program of its own, ICESTAR (Interhemispheric Conjugacy Effects in Solar Terrestrial and Aeronomy Research). This research program was later proposed, and approved by the IPY (International Polar Year). The IPY comes to an end in March 2009, and this motivates the program of the school. The aim of the school will be to report advances and propose developments in several fields of research in the framework of SCAR and the IPY. The IPY has addressed both hemispheres, Antarctica and the Arctic; both will be focused on in the presentations.

Deadline for application: February 28, 2009.

For further information visit or send an e-mail to

3) Two Space Scientist Positions at NASA Headquarters

From: Richard Fisher (richard.r.fisher at

In the December 18 SPA newsletter (Volume XV, Issue 84) NASA Headquarters issued an announcement regarding two open Space Scientist positions. I would like to clarify our intent for these two positions with this message.

The two positions are described at the USAJobs web site,, job announcement number HQ09B0035. That official announcement represents our intent for these positions. Both are for individuals to manage assignments that explore the full system of complex interactions that characterize the relationship of the Sun with the solar system and observe the interaction of solar plasma and radiation with the earth, other planets, and the galaxy.

The presently advertised positions are open to all discipline areas within the Heliophysics Division's management areas. The previous announcement implied that the positions were focused toward Solar and Heliospheric expertise. However, these descriptive phrases are actually part of Alex Petsov's email signature and were inadvertently included as part of the announcement.

I regret this confusion and hope that all U.S. Citizens with scientific expertise within the Heliophysics domain will seriously consider these opportunities to serve our nation's space program. I welcome all interested parties to contact me directly to discuss possibilities and allow me to personally answer any questions you may have.

Thank you for your time, Richard Fisher Director, Heliophysics Division, NASA Headquarters

For official job summary, salary range, and grade level, and to apply please refer to USAJobs web page (Job Announcement Number: HQ09B0035) at

4) NSF Program Manager Position, Antarctic Research Integration and Support

From: Vladimir Papitashvili (vpapita at

The Office of Polar Programs' (OPP), Division of Antarctic Sciences (ANT), is seeking a Program Manager for Antarctic Research Integration and Support. Applicants must have a Ph.D or equivalent experience in a field of science pertinent to the activities of ANT and must have at least 6 years of research, research support, or research administration experience.

For a full description of the position go to Play an important role in shaping the direction of research associated with the core ANT research programs, including Antarctic Aeronomy and Astrophysics, Antarctic Earth Sciences, Antarctic Glaciology, Antarctic Integrated System Science, Antarctic Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems, as well as the Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. Coordinate the implementation of science projects across the Division to ensure that scientific objectives and scientific visions for the future can be accommodated within the existing logistical framework and with anticipated science and logistical resources. Work with Program Officers in the Divisions of Antarctic Sciences and Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics, as well as with Program Officers in other NSF Directorates or other agencies, to develop and implement medium- to long-range planning that will enable the Division to meet changing support needs for new research directions or emerging areas of research. Participate in cross directorate activities and development of scientific infrastructure and instrumentation to further the science goals of the Division of Antarctic Sciences. For technical information about the position, contact Dr. Scott Borg, Division Director, Antarctic Sciences at (703) 292-8033 or email

5) Postdoc at Korea Astronomy & Space Science Institute

From: Khan-Hyuk Kim (khan at

The Solar and Space Weather Research Group in Korea Astronomy & Space Science Institute (KASI) is inviting applicants for a postdoctoral research scientist position. The position is for research that focuses on understanding fundamental physical processes in the regions of the interplanetary medium, Earth's magnetosphere, ionosphere, upper atmosphere. KASI has a broad and dynamic basic research program that includes Sun-Earth connected studies (i.e., solar physics, space weather prediction, magnetospheric physics, magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling, etc.). The successful applicant is expected to carry out original research independently or in collaboration with KASI faculty.

The appointment is initially for one year and can be renewed based on satisfactory performance. The positions start from February 1, 2009. However, screening of applicants will continue if the position is not filled. The starting salary is approximately US$25,000 per year. Conference travel will be supported.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in space physics or a related field by the appointment date. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae that contains a publication list, a brief description of research interests and plans, and two recommendation letters to the below address via airmail.

Dr. Khan-Hyuk Kim (, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) 61-1, Hwaam-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-348, Korea Tel: +82-42-865-2003 Fax: +82-42-865-2020

6) M01 Session "Middle Atmosphere Science" in MOCA-09 Joint Assembly July 19-29, 2009 in Montreal, Canada - on-line abstracts due 23 Jan

Dear Colleagues:

We invite your contributions to the following Symposium of ICMA (International Commission on the Middle Atmosphere) in MOCA-09 Joint Assembly (MOCA-09 stands for IAMAS???IAPSO???IACS???Assembly???2009), and look forward to having a fruitful symposium with your active participation.

With best regards,

Shigeo Yoden (ICMA President; Professor of Meteorology)

   Department of Geophysics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, 606-8502, JAPAN
   Tel: +81-75-753-3932  Fax: +81-75-753-3715

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - M01 Session "Middle Atmosphere Science" in MOCA-09 Joint Assembly

four days in July 19-29, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Deadline of abstract submission:

     JANUARY 23, 2009

Papers related to any aspect of the dynamics, chemistry, or physics of the atmosphere from near the tropopause to the lower thermosphere are appropriate for this session. Observational, modeling, theoretical, and laboratory studies are all solicited. Research topics include (but are not limited to): multiple-scale dynamics and mixing, observations and modeling of gravity waves, stratospheric chemistry and ozone, vertical coupling in the polar regions, microphysics, chemistry and dynamics in the TTL or the extratropical UTLS, tropical/extratropical interactions, and intraseasonal and interannual variations in the middle atmosphere. We specially invite new results that will provide new insights into the science of the middle atmosphere.

Responsible commission: ICMA

Convenors: Shigeo Yoden, Gregory Bodeker, Daniel Marsh, Charles McLandress, Ross Salawitch

Invited Speakers (as of Dec. 20, 2008):

Ted Shepherd (University of Toronto)

     Overview of current issues of stratospheric dynamics and chemistry (tentative title)

Damian Murphy (Australian Antarctic Division)

     Coupling of the stratosphere to Antarctic MLT tides as observed with radars

Joan Alexander (NorthWest Research Associates)

     Our current understanding of the role of gravity waves in middle atmospheric dynamics
     and unresolved questions

Takeshi Horinouchi (Hokkaido University)

     Spatial structure of stratospheric disturbances derived from GPS occultation data

Rolando Garcia (NCAR)

     A review of recent satellite measurements of large-scale waves in the MLT region and
     comparisons to models (i.e WACCM)

Kaoru Sato (University of Tokyo)

     Simulations of the middle atmosphere using a very high resolution model: Gravity waves,
     planetary waves and equatorial zonal wind oscillations

Saroja Polavarapu (Environment Canada)

     Middle atmosphere data assimilation for climate applications

Elisa Manzini (Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici)

     Natural variability in chemistry climate models

Kaley Walker (University of Toronto)

     Studying the middle atmosphere with the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE)
     satellite mission

Markus Rex (Alfred Wegener Institute)

     Polar ozone chemistry: Field observations and ozone loss rates

Alan Robock (Rutgers University)

     Geoengineering by injecting aerosol precursors into the stratosphere: Climate responses
     and ethical issues

Marc von Hobe (Forschungszentrum Jülich)

     Polar ozone photochemistry: Critical parameters and their uncertainties

7) 36th Annual European Meeting on Atmospheric Physics by Optical Methods,

    Kiev, Ukraine, 17-22 August 2009,

From Gennadi Milinevsky (

36AM First Circular

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I am delighted to welcome you to Ukraine for the 36th Annual European Meeting on Atmospheric Physics by Optical Methods which will take place at National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv,, in Kyiv, Ukraine from 17 to 22 August, 2009.

The meeting will concern itself with all aspects of atmospheric studies at all altitudes, provided it involves some aspect of optical science including ground-based and space-based observations, theory, new techniques, new experiments, etc. Further information on the meeting is available at the following web site which is still under construction

In order to estimate the approximate number of attendees, I would very appreciate if you could respond with a brief email ( indicating your intention regarding attendance.

Please note that the dates of the 36AM are close to dates of the 11th General Assembly of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) to be held in Sopron Hungary from the 23rd to 30th of August 2009. Sopron (Hungary) is not too far away from Kyiv (Ukraine) and I hope it would be convenient for the potential participants of the 36th AM to attend both meetings.

Please put the date (17-22 August 2009) in your diary now and don't hesitate to contact me at the email address below if you have any questions.

With best regards,

Gennadi E-mail: