Community:Email 13sep11

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 13 September 2011. 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) 2012 National Radio Science Meeting 2012 URSI, January 4-7, 2012, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO. Abstracts and student papers in competition for prizes due 23 September via http://www.nrsmboulder.org. (a) Joint Session GH4 "Ionospheric Modification", From Stan Briczinski (stanley.briczinski.ctr@nrl.navy.mil).

(2) 2012 Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowships at UCAR, Boulder, CO. Deadine is 11 January 2012. From Susanne Demaree (sdemaree@ucar.edu). See also http://www.vsp.ucar.edu/Heliophysics.


(1) 2012 National Radio Science Meeting 2012 URSI, January 4-7, 2012, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO. Abstracts and student papers in competition for prizes due 23 September via http://www.nrsmboulder.org. (a) Joint Session GH4 "Ionospheric Modification",


From Stan Briczinski (stanley.briczinski.ctr@nrl.navy.mil).

CALL FOR PAPERS for Joint Session GH4 "Ionospheric Modification"

Organizers: Mike Sulzer (G) (msulzer@naic.edu), Stan Briczinski (H) (stanley.briczinski.ctr@nrl.navy.mil)

Description: Experiments involving active modification of the ionosphere with high power radio waves, high altitude particle releases, and associated radar diagnostics have proven to be instrumental in fostering understanding of the ionosphere under a variety of conditions as a result of responses to the induced perturbations. The physical phenomena include electron heating and acceleration, density perturbations and irregularities, plasma turbulence, artificially induced optical emissions, stimulated electromagnetic emissions, and ULF/ELF wave generation with subsequent propagation and interactions in the magnetosphere. We welcome papers on theoretical modeling, numerical simulations, and ground/satellite observations.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:

Abstracts must be a minimum of 250 words, abstracts not meeting the minimum length requirement will not be accepted. All abstracts must be received by September 23, 2011 (firm deadline). Abstracts must be submitted electronically in pdf format through the conference website (http://www.nrsmboulder.org). See the website for complete submission instructions and forms.

STUDENT PRIZE PAPER COMPETITION:

Prizes will be awarded to three graduate student papers. Awards will be made in the amounts of: First Prize ($1,000), Second Prize ($750), and Third Prize ($500). All papers must be received by September 23, 2012 (firm deadline). Papers must be submitted electronically in pdf format to the URSI abstract submission website. Questions can be sent to Prof. Danilo Erricolo, University of Illinois at Chicago, (erricolo@ece.uic.edu). Please see the website for instructions.


(2) 2012 Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowships at UCAR, Boulder, CO. Deadine is 11 January 2012. See also http://www.vsp.ucar.edu/Heliophysics.


From Susanne Demaree (sdemaree@ucar.edu).

UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs announces the 2012 call for applications to the Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowships, sponsored by the NASA Living With a Star (LWS) program. The fellowships are designed to train the next generation of researchers in the emerging field of Heliophysics.

Heliophysics embraces all science aspects of the Sun-Solar System, and includes many of the basic physical processes found in our solar system, the laboratory, and throughout the universe. These processes generally involve the interactions of ionized gases (plasmas) with gravitational and electro-magnetic (both radiation and DC) fields, and with neutral matter. The physical domain of interest ranges from deep inside the Sun to the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Within this broad science discipline, LWS is a program designed to develop the scientific understanding required for the Nation to address effectively those aspects of the Sun-Earth system that affect life and society.

Two major topics of focus for LWS are the science of space weather and of the Sun-climate connection. Preference will be given to applicants whose proposed research addresses one of these two foci; but any research program relevant to LWS will be considered.

Since the goal of this postdoctoral program is to train Sun-Earth system researchers, preference is also given to research projects that cross the traditional Heliophysics subdomains of the Sun, heliosphere, magnetosphere, and ionosphere/upper atmosphere, as well as Sun-climate investigations. Therefore, proposals addressing the LWS program that are interdisciplinary are encouraged.

In order to succeed at such cross-disciplinary research, the host-mentoring scientist plays a critical role. Consequently, applicants must select a host scientist, who is different from the candidate’s PhD advisor (preferably at a different institution), and coordinate a joint application with the potential host scientist and institution.

  • Potential host scientists are required to submit letters of intent and vita as part of the selection process. Hosts are expected to mentor the fellow, provide a reasonable office environment, which may include a workstation, and any other unique research costs.
  • Applicants to this postdoctoral program are expected to have had a PhD for no more than five years at the start of tenure. A UCAR steering committee selects the fellows.

The deadline for applications is 11 January 2012. Appointments will be announced in March.

For additional information and instructions on how to apply, please visit the Heliophysics website: http://www.vsp.ucar.edu/Heliophysics