Community:Email 11jan12

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 11 January 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) Nominations for the CEDAR Prize Lecture are due 3 February. From Dave Hysell (dlh37@cornell.edu). See also http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/Workshop:CEDAR_Prize

(2) "The Sun-Earth Connection near Solar Minimum" papers in Solar Physics are now available. From Barbara Emery (emery@ucar.edu). See also http://www.springerlink.com/content/0038-0938/274/

(3) Jicamarca International Research Experience Program JIREP 2012 (10 weeks in summer) - Applications due 15 January 2012. From Jorge Chau and Angela Calle (jirep@jro.igp.gob.pe). See also http://jro.igp.gob.pe/jirep/

(4) July 14-22, 39th COSPAR assembly, Mysore, India - abstracts due 10 February. See also http://www.cospar-assembly.org.

(a) Session C1.1: Recent Advances in Equatorial, Low- and Mid-Latitude Mesosphere,Thermosphere and Ionosphere Studies. From Alok Taori <taori@narl.gov.in>.

(b) Session C2.2: Whole Atmosphere Wave Coupling and Interaction Processes. From Jens Oberheide <joberhe@clemson.edu>.

(5) 20-21 March, Training Research and Application Network to Support the Mitigation of Ionospheric Threats (TRANSMIT) Workshop in Nottingham, UK - abstracts due 31 January.

From Philip Wilkinson

and Marcio H O Aquino. See all http://www.transmit-ionosphere.net/.


(1) Nominations for the CEDAR Prize Lecture are due 3 February.


From Dave Hysell (dlh37@cornell.edu).

Nominations for the CEDAR Prize lecture are due Friday February 3 using the form at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/Workshop:CEDAR_Prize (or a separate similar form for CSSC members at the CSSC wiki). The CEDAR Prize lecture was instituted in 1989 and honors an outstanding science contribution to CEDAR. The recipient of the award presents an invited 45 minute talk at the annual CEDAR meeting in June. The nomination is based on a research paper reported in a peer-reviewed publication within the previous four years.


(2) "The Sun-Earth Connection near Solar Minimum" papers in Solar Physics are now available.


From Barbara Emery (emery@ucar.edu).

The Whole Heliospher Interval (WHI) Topical Issue of the journal Solar Physics, "The Sun-Earth Connection near Solar Minimum," is now available. The December 2011 (Volume 274, Nos. 1 - 2) at http://www.springerlink.com/content/0038-0938/274/ contains 27 articles on the nature of the Sun, heliosphere and geospace near solar minimum, and comparisons between this and past minima.


(3) Jicamarca International Research Experience Program JIREP 2012 (10 weeks in summer) - Applications due 15 January 2012.


From Jorge Chau and Angela Calle (jirep@jro.igp.gob.pe).

The students will work with staff engineers and scientists on projects related to ongoing research or instrumentation development programs. Research may be conducted in neutral atmospheric and ionospheric science as well as radar/radio instrumentation and software development. Given its location, frequency of operation, and array system, most of the Jicamarca Radio Observatory's research capabilities are unique. Besides the unique research capabilities where students are welcomed to propose and run their own experiments, Jicamarca offers a good opportunity to get hands-on-experience on different aspects of radar systems, from changing the antenna connections, improving RF components of the system, to develop sophisticated acquisition and processing programs. A side benefit of the program is that students will get to know Peru, heir to ancient cultures and rich colonial tradition.

This program is offered to junior/senior undergraduate and/or first and second year graduate students and will cover the travel expenses (to and from Lima) as well as a reasonable stipend. Given that the Observatory is located outside Lima city, transportation will be provided.

Application and recommendation forms are available at http://jro.igp.gob.pe/jirep/

  • Application deadline: January 15th, 2012
  • Decision: February 15th, 2012
  • Starting date: Anytime between May 10th and June 30th
  • Duration: 10 weeks

(4) July 14-22, 39th COSPAR assembly, Mysore, India - abstracts due 10 February. See also http://www.cospar-assembly.org.

(a)Session C1.1: Recent Advances in Equatorial, Low- and Mid-Latitude Mesosphere,Thermosphere and Ionosphere Studies.


From Alok Taori <taori@narl.gov.in>.

Papers are invited for a session on the recent advances in the field of equatorial, low- and mid-latitude mesosphere, thermosphere and ionosphere from observational (ground-based and space-borne), theoretical and simulation studies. Contributions related to all aspects in these areas are welcome. Topics include: MLT region; response of the thermosphere-ionosphere system to forcing from above and below; coupling between high-, mid- and low latitude regions; magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling; data-assimilation and tomography; space weather events; long and short term variability in mesosphere, thermosphere and ionosphere; latitudinal and/or longitudinal variability; ionospheric irregularities and scintillations. The session will include both solicited and contributed (oral and poster) papers.

Session MSO: P. R. Fagundes; DO: Alok Taori.


(4) July 14-22, 39th COSPAR assembly, Mysore, India - abstracts due 10 February. See also http://www.cospar-assembly.org.

(b) Session C2.2: Whole Atmosphere Wave Coupling and Interaction Processes.


From Jens Oberheide <joberhe@clemson.edu>.

This symposium focuses on troposphere to ionosphere multi-scale wave coupling processes. New measurements, modeling results and analysis techniques are encouraged, including electrodynamic and chemical studies. We also invite contributions from CAWSES-II/TG4 ("What is the geospace response to variable inputs from the lower atmosphere?") activities. In particular, studies in the following areas are most welcome.

  • Global structure, variability and sources of GW, PW and tides.
  • Secondary wave generation, propagation and their effects on the neutral and ionized atmosphere.
  • Neutral-ionosphere coupling processes.
  • Ionosphere-Thermosphere-Mesosphere response to lower and middle atmosphere variability.
  • Polar dynamics and coupling to lower latitudes.

The 2012 COSPAR meeting will be held in Mysore, India, 14-22 July 2012. Abstract deadline is 10 February 2012. For further information, please email the session convener, Jens Oberheide, Clemson University, joberhe@clemson.edu.


(5) 20-21 March, Training Research and Application Network to Support the Mitigation of Ionospheric Threats (TRANSMIT) Workshop in Nottingham, UK - abstracts due 31 January.


From Philip Wilkinson <P.Wilkinson@bom.gov.au> and Marcio H O Aquino.

TRANSMIT (Training Research and Application Network to Support the Mitigation of Ionospheric Threats) is an FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network focused on the study of ionospheric phenomena and their effects on systems embedded in our daily life. The first TRANSMIT Workshop will be held at Nottingham (UK) the next 20-21 March and the deadline to submit contributions has been extended to the end of January (31st). Please visit the web page http://www.transmit-ionosphere.net/ for more information.