Community:Email 12jun13

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 12 June 2013. 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) Invitation to participate in the CEDAR workshops linked at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/2013_Workshop:Agenda

  • (a) Calibration and analysis techniques for passive optical and lidar observations Monday June 24.

From Susan Nossal <nossal at physics.wisc.edu>.

  • (b) CEDAR-GEM Modeling Challenge Session Tuesday June 25.

From Ja Soon Shim (jasoon.shim at nasa.gov).

(2) Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) International Top Young Fellowship (ITYF) - applications due 31 August. From: Masaki Fujimoto <fujimoto at stp.isas.jaxa.jp> in SPA Newsletter 11 June. See also http://www.jaxa.jp/employ/index_e.html


(1) Invitation to participate in the CEDAR workshops linked at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/2013_Workshop:Agenda

  • (a) Calibration and analysis techniques for passive optical and lidar observations Monday June 24.

From Susan Nossal <nossal at physics.wisc.edu>.

Accurate calibration is important for inter-comparison of observations, data/model comparisons, and long-term investigations. We invite discussion on a broad range of topics relating to passive optical and lidar observations and their analysis, including absolute and relative intensity calibration, wavelength calibration, spatial scale determination, error analysis, correction for scattering within the lower atmosphere, isolation of atmospheric lines of interest, and flat field techniques. In addition to reporting progress on calibration and analysis techniques, this workshop provides an opportunity to discuss challenges and questions in order to gain feedback from other workshop participants. We encourage hands on demonstrations.

Accurate calibration, analysis, and error assessment provides the foundation for data that can be used to address a range of CEDAR strategic science topics, including coupling in the interaction region between the Earth’s atmosphere and the near space environment, lower-upper atmospheric coupling, Sun-Earth interactions, investigation of atmospheric dynamics through combination of observations such as wind measurements, and long-timeline observations.

Please let us know if you would like to make a 10-15 minute presentation at this workshop.

Susan Nossal, nossal@physics.wisc.edu, 608-262-9107 and Jeff Baumgardner, jeffreyb@bu.edu

The CEDAR webpage is at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/2013_Workshop:optical_calibration_and_data_analysis


(1) Invitation to participate in the CEDAR workshops linked at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/2013_Workshop:Agenda

  • (b) CEDAR-GEM Modeling Challenge Session Tuesday June 25.

From Ja Soon Shim (jasoon.shim at nasa.gov).

We invite modelers, data providers, science and operational users of space weather models to participate in the GEM-CEDAR Modeling Challenge Session scheduled during the 2013 CEDAR Workshop to be held on Tuesday, 25 June 2013 (10:00 – 12:00) in the Flagstaff section of the Ballroom of the Millenium Hotel.

The CEDAR-GEM Challenge was initiated during the Summer 2011 Joint CEDAR-GEM Workshop and is built upon GEM GGCM and CEDAR ETI Challenges. The project focuses on various scientific and operational aspects of the performance of magnetosphere and ionosphere models and addresses challenges of model-data comparisons and metrics studies. (e.g., model output and observational time series preparation for comparison, measurement uncertainty, metrics selection). A list of six selected events, lists of physical parameters and available measurements, model output file formats for each metrics study, and submission instructions can be found at the "GEM-CEDAR Metrics Suite".

For the CEDAR-GEM Challenge, CCMC developed tools based on the Kameleon converter and interpolator for 2D ionosphere electrodynamics files to swap ionosphere drivers at any position (geomagnetic latitude and MLT) or on any grid with any time resolution (ftp://hanna.ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/GEM-CEDAR/out/high-latitude-drivers). During the CEDAR-GEM Challenge Meeting at the 2013 Space Weather Workshop (April 15, 2013), the modelers and CCMC reached an agreement on the format of the code that will be used for swapping electrodynamics drivers with the tools. In order to move forward with CEDAR-GEM modeling challenge, in the session this year we will discuss topics on the list below:

Topics for discussion and tentative agenda

  • MI coupling study: Tools for swapping drivers - We will review progress in tool development since April 2013, and discuss next step action items.
    • High latitude electric potential
    • Particle precipitation
    • Penetration electric field
  • Model-Data Comparison - People are invited to present on this topic.
    • How to quantify storm impact on the ionosphere and thermosphere
  • Climatology study
    • Climatology study of IT models in low solar flux conditions
  • Preparation for a new model/data comparison project - Data will be available soon and we will discuss the priority of various time intervals.
    • Ne and Te at ISS locations in 2012

If you are interested in presenting your work, and you have suggestions or comments, please contact one of the people listed below:

Ja Soon Shim (jasoon.shim@nasa.gov), Barbara Emery (emery@ucar.edu), Masha Kuznetsova (Maria.M.Kuznetsova@nasa.gov)

The CEDAR webpage is at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/2013_Workshop:CEDAR_ETI_Modeling_Challenge


(2) Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) International Top Young Fellowship (ITYF) - applications due 31 August.


From: Masaki Fujimoto <fujimoto at stp.isas.jaxa.jp> in SPA Newsletter 11 June.

Dear Colleagues,

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) International Top Young Fellowship (ITYF) was established as a prestigious new fellowship program in 2009. The ITYF is designed to attract outstanding, highly motivated, early- career researchers in any of the space science fields covered by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences (ISAS) to work in Japan for 3 (extendable to 5) years. An excellent remuneration package is offered, including research budget (including travel expense) so that the fellow can extend their international profile, as well as developing collaborations within Japan.

The most recent call for JAXA International Top Young Fellowship applications, for FY2013, has been issued. The application deadline is 31 August 2013. Please see the below link for further details.

http://www.jaxa.jp/employ/index_e.html

Please feel free to forward this information to those who might be interested in it.

Masaki Fujimoto ISAS, JAXA