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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 11 July 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) 11 July 1969 man on moon 43rd anniversary today. From emery at ucar.edu.

(2) CAWSES-II TG4 newsletter, Issue 9 is on-line at http://www.cawses.org/wiki/images/e/e0/TG4_newsletter_issue9.pdf. From Michi NISHIOKA <nishioka at nict.go.jp>.

(3) Reminder: Abstract deadline and Travel Support Application deadline is July 12 for the International AGU Chapman Conference on: "Hemispheric and Longitude Dependence of Space Weather", 12-16 November 2012, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. From Tim Fuller-Rowell <tim.fuller-rowell at noaa.gov>. See also http://www.agu.org/meetings/chapman/2012/fcall/

(4) fall AGU meeting 3-7 December in San Francisco, CA. Abstracts due 8 August at http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2012/.

  • (a) SA006: Gravity Wave Effects in the Mesosphere, Thermosphere, and Ionosphere.

From Sharon L. Vadas <vasha at cora.nwra.com>.

(5) Tenure-track Professor Positions Available at Aalto University in Finland focusing especially on the ESA Science Programme missions and space weather physics and monitoring. From Tuija Pulkkinen <tuija.pulkkinen at aalto.fi> in the 9 July SPA Newsletter. See also http://elec.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/

(6) Visiting Scientist Position(s) at NASA/HQ SMD - Heliophysics Division - applications due 15 August. From: Arik Posner <arik.posner at nasa.gov> in the 9 July SPA Newsletter.


(2) CAWSES-II TG4 newsletter, Issue 9 is on-line at http://www.cawses.org/wiki/images/e/e0/TG4_newsletter_issue9.pdf.


From Michi NISHIOKA <nishioka at nict.go.jp>.

The 9th CAWSES-II TG4 newsletter is issued. It can be downloaded from the CAWSES-II Wiki page at http://www.cawses.org/wiki/images/e/e0/TG4_newsletter_issue9.pdf

In this issue, the following articles are included:

  1. Article 1: Study of the Equatorial Electrojet and low latitude ionospheric phenomena at the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory, University of Cocody-Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (Dr. Doumbia/Cote d'Ivoire)
  2. Article 2: The thermospheric wind observation during aurora activity by all-sky FPI at Chinese arctic Yellow river station (Dr. Yong/China)
  3. Article 3: Jicamarca 50th Anniversary Commemoration (Dr. Hysell/USA and Dr. Chau/Peru)
  4. Highlights on Young Scientists: Model Simulation of the Thermosphere-Ionosphere System (Dr. Fang/USA)
  5. Short News 1: CAWSES-II/TG4 business meeting
  6. Short News 2: SSR special issue and ISSI book

The purpose of this newsletter is to make more communications among scientists related to the CAWSES-II Task Group 4 (particularly between those of the atmosphere and the ionosphere). The editors would like to invite you to submit the following articles to the TG4 newsletter. Our newsletter has four categories of the articles:

  1. Articles: ~500 words and four figures (maximum)-----on campaign, ground observations, satellite observations, modeling, workshop/conference/symposium report, etc
  2. Highlights on young scientists: ~200 words and two figures-----on his/him own work related to CAWSES-TG4
  3. Short news: ~100 words-----announcements of campaign, workshop, etc
  4. List of planned workshop

Category 2 (Highlights on young scientists) helps both young scientists and TG4 members to know each other. Please contact the editors for recommendation of young scientists who are willing to write an article on this category. Your suggestions and comments on this newsletter are also very welcome.

Editor of CAWSES-II TG4 newsletter, Michi Nishioka (nishioka at nict.go.jp)


(3) Reminder: Abstract deadline and Travel Support Application deadline is July 12 for the International AGU Chapman Conference on: "Hemispheric and Longitude Dependence of Space Weather", 12-16 November 2012, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


From Tim Fuller-Rowell <tim.fuller-rowell at noaa.gov>.

The International AGU Chapman Conference on "Longitude and Hemispheric Dependence of Space Weather" will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 12-16 November 2012. The conference will focus on two overarching themes: A) How does the ionospheric response to major solar events depend on hemisphere and longitude; and B) Expand the study of space weather to include day-to-day ionospheric variability, i.e., to those times when solar and geomagnetic activities are moderate and forcing from the lower atmosphere drives a lot of the variability. The latter will include examining the cause of longitude and hemispheric dependence in total electron content (TEC) and occurrence of plasma density irregularities.

The conference will include six main science topics:

(1) Hemispherical Dependence of Magnetospheric Energy Injection and the Thermosphere-Ionosphere Response;

(2) Longitude and Hemispheric Dependence of Storm-Enhanced Densities (SED);

(3) Response of the Thermosphere and Ionosphere to X-Ray and EUV Time-History During Flares;

(4) Quiet-Time Longitude Spatial Structure in Total Electron Content and Electrodynamics;

(5) Temporal Response to Lower-Atmosphere Disturbances; and

(6) Ionospheric Irregularities and Scintillations.

The conference will also include a panel discussion on "What observations and activities are needed in the region to address the outstanding science questions".

For abstract and travel support application please go to: http://www.agu.org/meetings/chapman/2012/fcall/

Abstract deadline 12 July 2012

Conveners:

  • Patricia Doherty (patricia.doherty@bc.edu)
  • Endawoke Yizengaw (endawoke.kassie@bc.edu)
  • Tim Fuller-Rowell (tim.fuller-rowell@noaa.gov)
  • Gizaw Mengistu (gizaw_mengistu@gmx.net)

(4) fall AGU meeting 3-7 December in San Francisco, CA. Abstracts due 8 August at http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2012/.

  • (a) SA006: Gravity Wave Effects in the Mesosphere, Thermosphere, and Ionosphere.

From Sharon L. Vadas <vasha at cora.nwra.com>.

Dear Members of the CEDAR and Aeronomy community, We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to session SA006 at the fall AGU meeting 3-7 December in San Francisco, CA. http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2012/.

The name of the session is "SA006: Gravity Wave Effects in the Mesosphere, Thermosphere, and Ionosphere". A description of the session is: "Atmospheric gravity waves (GWs) have a major impact on the energy and momentum of the mesosphere and thermosphere, and alter the dynamics significantly. They also contribute significant spatial/temporal variability in the mesosphere, thermosphere, and ionosphere (MTI). Papers are invited that cover observational and/or modeling studies at all latitudes, including: 1) GWs excited by sources in the troposphere and MTI, including deep convection, orography, aurora, tsunamis, wave breaking, geostrophic adjustment, body forcings and heating.2) The propagation, dissipation, and breaking of GWs in the MTI, including traveling atmospheric and ionospheric disturbances, and interactions of GWs with large-scale waves and tides."

http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2012/session-search/single/gravity-wave-effects-in-the-mesosphere-thermosphere-and-ionosphere/

The deadline for submission is 8 August. We hope you can attend!

Best wishes, Sharon Vadas, Hanli Liu, and Mike Taylor (chairmen of session)


(5) Tenure-track Professor Positions Available at Aalto University in Finland focusing especially on the ESA Science Programme missions and space weather physics and monitoring.


From Tuija Pulkkinen <tuija.pulkkinen at aalto.fi> in the 9 July SPA Newsletter.

The Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering (ELEC) opens seven tenure track professor positions including openings in Earth Observation, Space Science and Technology, and Radio Astronomy.

About 40 km west of the main Aalto University Campus, the Metsähovi Radio Observatory operates a 14 m diameter radio telescope. Metsähovi is part of the several international VLBI networks, while single-dish telescope time is mostly allocated for flux density monitoring of extragalactic radio sources and for solar observations. Flexible scheduling enables target-of- opportunity observations as well as hands-on radio astronomical experience to students.

The Department of Radio Science and Engineering (RAD) is a multi- disciplinary unit with a research focus on understanding of the physics of electromagnetic waves from radio to terahertz frequencies and beyond. The Earth Observation research at RAD has focused especially on microwave remote sensing, most recently involving the ESA SMOS mission instrumentation, analysis and data validation with our Skyvan aircraft measurements.

We seek to expand our space activities to near-Earth space science and technology, focusing especially on the ESA Science Programme missions and space weather physics and monitoring. Our first technology demonstration cubesat Aalto-1 is being built as a student effort and targets for launch in 2013-2014. Aalto-2 has just been selected for the EU QB50 programme and obtained national funding for building and launch.

The positions are open at all levels: assistant professor, associate professor, and full tenured professor, depending on the qualifications of the applicant. We seek scientists with interest in research related to the scientific topics as well as developing instrumentation and technologies for the research. The emphasis between science and technology may vary depending on the candidate's qualifications and interests.

For more information on the positions http://elec.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/

Dean Tuija Pulkkinen tuija.pulkkinen@aalto.fi and HR coordinator Jaana Hänninen jaana.hanninen@aalto.fi


(6) Visiting Scientist Position(s) at NASA/HQ SMD - Heliophysics Division - applications due 15 August.


From: Arik Posner <arik.posner at nasa.gov> in the 9 July SPA Newsletter.

NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) seeks experienced scientists to fill visiting scientist positions within the Heliophysics Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC. These are typically two-year positions, extendible to six years, filled by scientists who take leave from their home institution. Positions are available in the following science areas: geospace science (magnetospheric physics, physics of the mesosphere, lower thermosphere and ionosphere) and solar and heliospheric physics (solar interior, solar photosphere, solar chromosphere, transition region, and corona, inner heliosphere, outer heliosphere and the interstellar boundary). SMD has an open continuous announcement for visiting scientist positions, but at this time, expertise in solar physics is particularly of interest. Visiting scientists participate primarily in the management of the Heliophysics grants programs, and also the planning, development, and management of NASA missions. They serve as Discipline Scientists to develop research solicitations, conduct scientific peer reviews, and recommend highly rated proposals for selection, and serve as Program Scientists for NASA space missions. Visiting scientists play a leadership role in developing budgets and program plans, in designing and participating in E/PO activities, and in long-range strategic plans to define the future NASA Heliophysics program. They can make a difference in the execution of the overall SMD science mission, and are expected to demonstrate a high degree of initiative in doing so.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in physics or space science, plus relevant experience in instrumental, observational, or theoretical research. They should be familiar with NASA grants programs, and possess an ability to communicate effectively with the scientific community, educators, and the media. Only US citizens and Legal Permanent Residents are eligible to apply. There are two pathways, IPA agreements and Details. Visiting scientists that are funded via an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) agreement with their home institution require current employment with a US institution for at least 90 days prior to starting at NASA. Visiting scientist detailees are civil servants employed at a NASA center or another branch of the Federal Government.

Positions are available with flexible start dates beginning as early as October 2012, though the starting date is negotiable, pending approval. Interested scientists should send a curriculum vitae and cover letter by August 15, 2012 to Kay Butzke, preferably by e-mail at glenda.k.butzke@nasa.gov, or at Mail Stop 3R24, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546. Please contact Jeffrey Newmark at 202-358-0684 for answers to any questions.