Community:Email 13aug10

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent Aug 13, 2010. 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) Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 13-17 December 2010. Abstracts due 2 Sep at http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm10/.

(a) SA05: Using Space Shuttle and Rocket Exhaust to Study the Atmosphere. Reply to michael.stevens@nrl.navy.mil.

(b) IN-12: 'Large-Scale Geophysical Simulations Utilizing Multicore Computing Technology: Progress, Challenges, and Outlook'. Reply to Duane Rosenberg (duaner@ucar.edu).

(2) Postdoc in Space Science in GPS TEC at Boston College, MA. Applications due 30 September. From Endawoke Yizengaw (endawoke.kassie@bc.edu).

(3) Ionospheric Space Physics Job at University of New Brunswick, Canada. Applications due 15 September. From Jayachandran PT <jaya@unb.ca>. See also http://chain.physics.unb.ca and http://www.unb.ca/postings/dir.cgi?eup

(4) Postdoc in Lightning Research at University of Bath, UK. Applications due 22 August. From Martin Fullekrug <eesmf@bath.ac.uk>. See also http://www.bath.ac.uk/elec-eng/research/csaos/, http://www.bath.ac.uk/jobs/Vacancy.aspx?ref=SJ190, and https://www.bath.ac.uk/jobs/Logon/?jobId=457


(1) Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 13-17 December 2010. Abstracts due 2 Sep at http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm10/. (a) SA05: Using Space Shuttle and Rocket Exhaust to Study the Atmosphere.


From michael.stevens@nrl.navy.mil.

Observations of space shuttle and rocket exhaust in the Earth’s upper atmosphere have opened up a variety of new and diverse fields of inquiry. For observations of the shuttle’s main engine exhaust between 100-115 km altitude these include large scale dynamical, chemical and microphysical studies. For observations of the exhaust from the shuttle’s Orbital Maneuvering System (OMS) at higher altitudes studies include equatorial bubble formation, micropulsations, whistlers and other low-frequency plasma waves, and enhancing the resolution of optical imaging for natural plasma irregularities. We encourage you to send an abstract to the 2010 Fall AGU Special Session SA05 entitled:

SA05: Using Space Shuttle and Rocket Exhaust to Study the Atmosphere

The space shuttle and other launch vehicles introduce large amounts of exhaust molecules and particulates into the mesosphere and thermosphere. Using observations of the shuttle's main engine exhaust, recent work includes unusually rapid meridional transport, molecular diffusion, the formation of polar mesospheric clouds (PMCs) and triggering of artificial sporadic-E layers. Other studies of shuttle exhaust include modifications of the ionosphere, enhanced radar backscatter, excitation of plasma waves and artificial airglow. We welcome studies of shuttle and rocket exhaust interacting with the atmosphere, including effects of dust, transport of effluents, diffusion, PMC formation, and plume chemistry.

This session is designed to bring together both experimentalists and theorists to present the latest satellite observations, ground based observations, data analysis and modeling results. Feel free to forward this to interested colleagues. The abstract deadline is September 2, 2010. If you have any questions, please contact the Co-conveners below.

Thanks.

Mike Stevens (michael.stevens@nrl.navy.mil), Geoff Crowley, Xinzhao Chu and Paul Bernhardt.


(1) Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 13-17 December 2010. Abstracts due 2 Sep at http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm10/. (b) IN-12: 'Large-Scale Geophysical Simulations Utilizing Multicore Computing Technology: Progress, Challenges, and Outlook'.


From Duane Rosenberg (duaner@ucar.edu).

We wish to draw your attention to an AGU seession that we are convening entitled

IN-12: 'Large-Scale Geophysical Simulations Utilizing Multicore Computing Technology: Progress, Challenges, and Outlook'.

The description can be found at the following link: http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm10/program/scientific_session_search.php?show=detail&sessid=434

The session is sponsored jointly by Earth and Space Science Informatics and Nonlinear Geophysics sections.

We would encourage any of you who have developed or contributed to the development of large scale multicore or GPUI geosciences applications in order to conduct your scientific research to submit an abstract. Remember, the deadline is *02 September 2010 — 23:59 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

  • Thank you,

Duane Rosenberg /NCAR/

(303) 497-1636 duaner@ucar.edu <mailto:duaner@ucar.edu>

Chung-Sang Ng /Geophysical Institute/

(907) 474-7367 chung-sang.ng@gi.alaska.edu <mailto:chung-sang.ng@gi.alaska.edu>

David Yuen /University of Minnesota/

(612)624-9801 daveyuen@gmail.com <mailto:daveyuen@gmail.com>

Gordon Erlebacher /Florida State University/


(2) Postdoc in Space Science in GPS TEC at Boston College, MA. Applications due 30 Sep.


From Endawoke Yizengaw (endawoke.kassie@bc.edu).

Postdoctoral Position in Space Science: A postdoctoral position is available to contribute to ionosphere and magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling research at the Institute for Scientific Research, Boston College. The ideal candidate is experienced in analysis of ground- and space-based GPS, LEO in-situ, and magnetometer data, with a desired background or high interest experience in computer-based analysis, in numerical techniques, including tomographic reconstruction technique. Experience in IDL or MatLab, as well as Window or Linux computing is required.


The successful candidate will analyze and perform ground-based GPS TEC as well as GPS TEC data on board LEO satellite, produce 3D tomographic image of the ionosphere and plasmasphere, and evaluate the characteristics and impact of magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling phenomenon, including the tomographic picture of the ion outflow in the cusp region and compare it with in-situ satellite observation like FAST and POLAR. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work closely with various collaborative projects, such as AMBER, LISN, SCINDA, SAMBA, and others. An opportunity exists to also learn about and contribute to the equatorial electrodynamics investigations using ground-based magnetometer data technique and compare the result with LEO satellite observation, such as C/NOFS, CHAMP, and DMSP. Our unique group environment encourages learning from and collaborating with a large number of active scientists in experimental, theoretical, and education/public outreach areas. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Space Science or a related field by the start of appointment. The initial appointment will be for a period of two years, with possibility of subsequent renewal opportunity depending on funding availability and candidate’s performance. Interested and qualified applicants should send, preferably by e-mail, a resume, brief statement of research interests, list of publications, and the names and contact information of at least three references to: Dr. Endawoke Yizengaw (Kassie@bc.edu) or Patricia Doherty (dohertpd@bc.edu)

Priority will be given to applications received before September 30th, 2010. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


(3) Ionospheric Space Physics Job at University of New Brunswick, Canada. Applications due 15 September.


From Jayachandran PT <jaya@unb.ca>.

Applications are invited for the position of Research Scientist (Space Physics) in the Physics Department of the University of New Brunswick Fredericton. We are seeking a talented and highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. degree in space Physics or related fields, who has an excellent record in experimental space research, preferably with specialization in Global Positioning System-based ionospheric research. The successful candidate will work on the Canadian High Arctic ionospheric Network (CHAIN) project and will be involved in the installation and operation of a network of Global Positioning System receivers, ionosondes, and optical instruments in the Canadian Arctic. Details of the network can be found at http://chain.physics.unb.ca. Participation in undergraduate and graduate student supervision is also expected. This position is initially for two years and can be extendable beyond that depending on performance. Salary range for the position is $43,1800 - $56,137 per annum plus benefits. Closing date for applications is 15 September 2010. Position No. is 044-10.11. Application along with detailed resume including details of scientific publications and names and contact details of three referees should be submitted to:

Human Resources, Room 102, Physics & Admin. Building, 8 Bailey Drive, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3, Canada.

More Information regarding the position and the formal application form can be obtained by following the link: http://www.unb.ca/postings/dir.cgi?eup

For enquires related to the position please contact:
Dr. P. T. Jayachandran
Physics Department
University of New Brunswick
PO Box 4400, 8 Bailey Drive Fredericton, NB
Canada E3B 5A3
Ph: 506-447-3330
Fax: 506-453-4581
Email: jaya@unb.ca

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. However, preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and permanent residents of Canada in the first instance.

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLE OF EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.


(4) Postdoc in Lightning Research at University of Bath, UK. Applications due 22 August.


From Martin Fullekrug <eesmf@bath.ac.uk>.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Lightning Research
University of Bath, Bath, UK
Centre for Space, Atmospheric and Oceanic Research
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Full time, fixed term for 3 years
Salary range: £29,853 to £31,671 / year

A postdoctoral research position to study the impact of lightning discharges on the Earth's atmosphere is available in the Centre for Space, Atmospheric and Oceanic Research at the University of Bath for a three year long contract funded by the Natural Environment Research Council.

The research pushes forward the knowledge boundary on lightning discharges, sprites, and the newly recognised phenomenon of relativistic runaway breakdown. It will do so by use of experiments with a novel network of wideband digital radio receivers and subsequent analyses with digital signal/imaging processing techniques.

The project involves conducting complex measurement campaigns during extended field work in remote areas of southern France during the summer months and subsequent detailed analyses of the collected electromagnetic data with modern information technology tools.

The successful candidate has a strong track record of publications in high quality international scientific journals, solid experience with experimental work and/or electromagnetic data analyses/modelling, and excellent communication/team working skills.

The application should include a cover letter detailing past research experience and future career plans, a curriculum vitae, publication record, and the contact details of at least one reference.

The post is available from 1 October 2010 or shortly thereafter for 36 months.

More detailed information on the research post is available at http://www.bath.ac.uk/jobs/Vacancy.aspx?ref=SJ190

For more information on the research group visit http://www.bath.ac.uk/elec-eng/research/csaos/

To apply for the research post, follow the instructions at https://www.bath.ac.uk/jobs/Logon/?jobId=457
Reference: SJ190
Closing Date: Sunday 22 August 2010