Community:Email 15jan14

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 15 January 2014. 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) Arecibo earthquake damage being assessed. From sixto.gonzalez at sri.com.

(2) European Geosciences Union Meeting, 27 April - 02 May, 2014, Vienna, Austria - abstracts due 16 January. ST3.2 Ionosphere-thermosphere interactions driven from below and above. From joe.huba at nrl.navy.mil. See also http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2014/abstractsubmission/

(3) Jicamarca International Research Experience Program - JIREP 2014 - applications due January 24, 2014. From Shermely Moyna Rendon <jirep at jro.igp.gob.pe>. See also http://jro.igp.gob.pe/jirep/


(1) Arecibo earthquake damage being assessed.


From sixto.gonzalez at sri.com.

Dear Arecibo users,

The recent earthquake North of Puerto Rico has caused some visible damage at the Arecibo Observatory. We are assessing all aspects of the situation together with our consulting civil engineering contractors. The safety of our staff, users, and all visitors, as well as that of the telescope itself is of the greatest importance and therefore, while these actions are taking place, the telescope will not be available for observing or for public visits and the Visitor Center and Observatory grounds will remain closed to the public. Further information will be provided as soon as possible.

Fernando Camilo <fcamilo at usra.edu>, on behalf of Bob Kerr, Director.


(2) European Geosciences Union Meeting, 27 April - 02 May, 2014, Vienna, Austria - abstracts due 16 January. ST3.2 Ionosphere-thermosphere interactions driven from below and above.


From joe.huba at nrl.navy.mil.

The deadline for abstract submission is 16 January 2014 for the European Geosciences Union (EGU) Meeting General Assembly 2014 in Vienna, Austria from 27 April - 02 May 2014. For more details go to: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2014/abstractsubmission/

ST3.2 Ionosphere-thermosphere interactions driven from below and above. Conveners:
Hermann Lühr, GFZ, German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam
Dalia Buresova, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, ASCR, Aeronomy, Prague
Joe Huba, Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC
Claudia Stolle, GFZ, German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam

In recent years many new and unexpected results have been obtained in the study of the ionosphere-thermosphere system. This progress is partly due to the availability of new and unprecedented observations but also due to the deep and unusually prolonged solar cycle minimum 23/24 which had the most days without sunspots since the 1933 minimum. The lack of solar variability during this minimum has made forcing from below (e.g., via gravity, planetary and tidal waves) more prominent, thus affording the opportunity to better understand coupling with the underlying atmosphere. At the same time more insight has been gained in the way the solar wind couples energy and momentum into the upper atmosphere via prompt and stormtime dynamo electric fields as well as enhanced particle precipitation. Numerical modeling of the underlying processes has helped in several cases to better understand and interpret these observations.

We welcome contributions that present new observations related to ionosphere-thermosphere system. Additionally, modeling studies investigating the chain of processes from the driver to the sink in the upper atmosphere are solicited. Of particular interest are contributions dealing with wave forcing that is altering the ionosphere and thermosphere during low solar activity. Effects occurring in both the high and low latitudes are welcome.


(3) Jicamarca International Research Experience Program - JIREP 2014 - applications due January 24, 2014.


From Shermely Moyna Rendon <jirep at 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 JRO's research capabilities are unique. Besides the unique research capabilities where students are welcomed to propose and run their own experiments, JRO 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 deadline: January 24, 2014
  • Decision: February 20, 2014
  • Starting date: Anytime between May 12 until June 20, 2014
  • Duration: 10 weeks

More information and application/recommendation forms can be found at http://jro.igp.gob.pe/jirep/ or by contacting us at jirep@jro.igp.gob.pe

More information and application/recommendation forms can be found at http://jro.igp.gob.pe/jirep/ or by contacting us at jirep@jro.igp.gob.pe