Community:Email 15oct09

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent Oct 15, 2009. 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) 10-13 Nov 2009 Second Whole Heliosphere Interval (WHI2), Boulder, CO, abstracts due 23 October. Reply to Sarah Gibson (sgibson@ucar.edu) or David Webb (david.webb@hanscom.af.mil). See also http://ihy2007.org/WHI and http://ihy2007.org/WHI/WHI2.shtml.

(2) 12-14 Jan 2010 Air Force Orbital Resources Ionosphere (ORION) Conference, Beavercreek, Ohio. Reply to Michael Bakich (Michael.Bakich@wpafb.af.mil). See also https://www.usasymposium.com/orion/default.htm.

(3) 28 March to 2 April 2010, Mars Workshop, Les Houches, France, registration deadline 15 January 2010. Reply to Olivier Witasse (owitasse@rssd.esa.int). See also http://www.rssd.esa.int/index.php?project=MARSEXPRESS&page=planet_mars3.

(4) 12-15 July 2010, 12th Quadrennial Solar-Terrestrial Physics Symposium of SCOSTEP, Berlin, Germany. Reply to Franz-Josef Luebken (luebken@iap-kborn.de). See also http://www.iap-kborn.de/SCOSTEP2010.

(5) 2010 NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship Program for US Graduate Students Now Open and due 8 December. Reply to Ergys Ramaj (eramaj@nsf.gov). See also http://www.nsfsi.org.

(6) Software Engineer (Radio Science/Radar) at MIT Haystack Observatory, MA. Submitted by Frank Lind (flind@haystack.mit.edu) but reply to software@haystack.mit.edu.

(7) Education and Public Outreach Manager, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO. From SPA Newsletter 8 Oct 2009. Submitted by Bruce Jakosky (bruce.jakosky at lasp.colorado.edu) but apply at http://www.jobsatcu.com and search on job posting 808220. See also http://lasp.colorado.edu.

(8) Tenure Track Faculty Position in Space Physics, University of Alaska Fairbanks, second announcement, due 21 December. Reply to Bill Bristow (Bill.Bristow@gi.alaska.edu). See also http://www.uakjobs.com under posting #0058324.


(1) 10-13 Nov 2009 Second Whole Heliosphere Interval (WHI2), Boulder, CO, abstracts due 23 October.


From Sarah Gibson (sgibson@ucar.edu) and Barbara Emery (emery@ucar.edu).

The Whole Heliosphere Interval (WHI) is an international coordinated observing and modeling effort to characterize the 3-dimensional interconnected solar-heliospheric-planetary system originating from solar Carrington Rotation 2068, March 20-April 15 2008. The Second WHI Workshop (WHI2) will be held in Boulder, CO on November 10-13, 2009, and will build on the progress prior meetings and research activities and consider WHI in the context of the current solar minimum.

A previous WHI meeting (WHIDMAW) was held in Boulder 26-29 August 2008, and covered aspects from the sun, interplanetary space (IMF and plasma parameters etc), the radiation belts, and effects on the upper atmosphere, where 9-day periodicities were found to be particularly prominent in the solar wind velocity, Kp, and many parameters in the upper atmosphere. This second WHI meeting will cover aspects from the sun to the upper atmosphere, and will also look beyond the WHI period into the deep solar minimum conditions present in 2009 and how this affects the sun-earth system. Presentations from WHIDMAW and other meetings can be found on the WHI website at http://ihy2007.org/WHI.

Early registration and the abstracts deadline for WHI2 has been extended one week to October 23, 2009, although the web site at http://ihy2007.org/WHI/WHI2.shtml may still say October 16.


(2) 12-14 Jan 2010 Air Force Orbital Resources Ionosphere (ORION) Conference, Beavercreek, Ohio.


From Michael Bakich (Michael.Bakich@wpafb.af.mil).

Join us for the 2010 Air Force Orbital Resources Ionosphere (ORION) Conference on January 12th, 13th and 14th at the Holiday Inn, Beavercreek, Ohio with classified sessions on January 14th at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

  • New Directions For Research and Collaboration *

The Air Force ORION Conference is the first annual meeting dedicated to an open exchange between scientists and Air Force engineers to address solar effects on our use of space and the distortion of signals from ionospheric disruption. The Conference features presentations and discussions from Air Force engineers, as well as researchers from laboratories and universities across the country concerning vital technological issues and leading edge research on our understanding and modeling of solar effects. The desire is to use the Conference forum to both find and refine solutions to engineering concerns and provide new direction for research and collaboration. Focusing on space weather and ionosphere effects that compromise vital Air Force technology introduces Air Force engineers to leading space weather researchers in Air Force research and across the United States and, through discovery and collaboration, can lead to an expansion of Air Force Research Laboratory research capabilities.

For more information or to register online, please visit our Web site at: https://www.usasymposium.com/orion/default.htm

Direct questions to Mike Bakich at 937-904-9285 or Michael.Bakich@WPAFB.AF.MIL


(3) 28 March to 2 April 2010, Mars Workshop, Les Houches, France, registration deadline 15 January 2010.


From Olivier Witasse (owitasse@rssd.esa.int).

The goals of the workshop are to integrate the main results of both the recent Earth-based observations and the missions to Mars (MarsExpress, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Phoenix and Mars Exploration Rovers) into a new global picture of Mars evolution. With the same spirit of the previous workshops, discussions among scientists of different disciplines will be encouraged and it is foreseen that they will help refine the scientific goals of the future missions to Mars. This workshop is an opportunity for the young scientists to be updated on the most recent results and to be trained in some specific data processing techniques.

URL: http://www.rssd.esa.int/index.php?project=MARSEXPRESS&page=planet_mars3

Deadline for registration: 15 January 2010

Contact: Olivier Witasse, European Space Agency, owitasse @ rssd.esa.int


(4) 12-15 July 2010, 12th Quadrennial Solar-Terrestrial Physics Symposium of SCOSTEP, Berlin, Germany.


From Gang Lu (ganglu@ucar.edu).

The Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP) will hold its next quadrennial international symposium on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (STP-12) on 12-16 July 2010 in Berlin, Germany. The main theme of the symposium is on the Climate and Weather in the Sun-Earth System (CAWSES) program, which has the overall goals of fostering a scientific approach to understanding the short and long term variability of the integrated solar-terrestrial environment. More detailed information on the symposium can be found online at http://www.iap-kborn.de/SCOSTEP2010. We would be happy to welcome you to Berlin, a great world city.

Franz-Josef Luebken (luebken@iap-kborn.de), Chairman of the local organizing committee


(5) 2010 NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship Program for US Graduate Students Now Open and due 8 December.


From Ergys Ramaj (eramaj@nsf.gov).

URL: http://www.nsfsi.org.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) is a flagship international fellowship program for developing the next generation of globally-engaged U.S. scientists and engineers knowledgeable about the Asian and Pacific regions. The Summer Institutes are hosted by foreign counterparts committed to increasing opportunities for young U.S. researchers to work in research facilities and with host mentors abroad. Fellows are supported to participate in eight-week research experiences at host laboratories in Australia, China, Japan (10 weeks), Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan from June to August. The program provides a $5,000 summer stipend, round-trip airfare to the host location, living expenses abroad, and an introduction to the society, culture, language, and research environment of the host location.

The 2010 application is now open and will close December 8, 2009. Application instructions are available online at www.nsfsi.org. For further information concerning benefits, eligibility, and tips on applying, applicants are encouraged to visit www.nsf.gov/eapsi or www.nsfsi.org.

NSF recognizes the importance of enabling U.S. researchers and educators to advance their work through international collaborations and the value of ensuring that future generations of U.S. scientists and engineers gain professional experience beyond this nation's borders early in their careers. The program is intended for U.S. graduate students pursuing studies in fields supported by the National Science Foundation. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for the EAPSI. Applicants must be enrolled in a research-oriented master's or PhD program and be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents by the application deadline date. Students in combined bachelor/master degree programs must have matriculated from the undergraduate degree program at time of application.

The first Summer Institutes began in Japan in 1990, and to date approximately 1,800 U.S. graduate students have participated in the program. For the 2009 competition, NSF received 317 applications and issued 187 awards. EAPSI applicants are representative of most U.S. states and territories. The 2009 awardees pool included representation from 95 universities and 40 states.

The NSF-EAPSI Operations Center is administered by the American Society for Engineering Education (www.asee.org/fellowships).[

Should you inquire additional information, please contact Mr. Ergys Ramaj by email at eapsi@asee.org or by phone at 1-866-501-2922.


(6) Software Engineer (Radio Science/Radar) at MIT Haystack Observatory, MA.


From Frank Lind (flind@haystack.mit.edu).

A Software Developer is needed to participate in the design and implementation of radar control, scientific data management, and signal processing software for radio science instrumentation. The candidate should have excellent team programming skills and demonstrated flexibility in the types of software development tasks undertaken. This should include experience in instrument control systems, radar signal processing, distributed grid computing, and web based user interfaces. Knowledge of Python and 'C' as primary program languages in a Linux environment is required. Experience in a team programing environment is required as are good oral and written communications skills. Experience in open source development efforts and in use of revision control systems is desirable. A strong scientific background, interest in radio science or space physics, and a willingness to focus such interests into the development of software systems are also desired.

An MS or a Ph.D. in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science is necessary. At the MS level, 3 to 5 years of experience developing software in a scientific research and development environment is required. This position requires U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.

Applications consisting of a CV, letter of interest, and the names of three references should be sent to software@haystack.mit.edu.


(7) Education and Public Outreach Manager, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO.


From: Bruce Jakosky (bruce.jakosky at lasp.colorado.edu).

LASP has developed a highly successful and nationally recognized EPO program emphasizing our research in atmospheric, planetary, solar and space sciences. The successful candidate should have demonstrated leadership in the development and implementation of science-based education and public outreach activities. Responsibilities will include development and implementation of EPO components for LASP's existing research programs, as well as future opportunities; establishing and sustaining collaborative programs with other EPO programs (both locally and nationally); coordination of EPO activities by LASP personnel and their collaborators at other institutions; training of LASP personnel participating in EPO activities; and securing funding for EPO program development. More details about LASP and our current EPO activities can be found at our web site, at http://lasp.colorado.edu.

For the full job description and to apply, go to http://www.jobsatcu.com and search on job posting 808220.


(8) Tenure Track Faculty Position in Space Physics, University of Alaska Fairbanks, second announcement, due 21 December.


The Geophysical Institute and the Physics Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks seek applicants to fill a joint tenure-track position in physics. The successful candidate will join the Geophysical Institute as member of the Space Physics and Aeronomy Group, and will undertake research with an emphasis in this area. The position also carries the responsibility for teaching as a faculty member in the Physics Department. The appointment is intended at the level of assistant professor though appointments to higher rank may be considered for qualified candidates. The successful applicant will pursue externally funded research in physics of the magnetosphere, ionosphere, and/or thermosphere. Areas of research that are currently pursued by the Geophysical Institute's Space Physics and Aeronomy Group include optical and radar observations of the ionosphere, aurora, and neutral atmosphere; space plasma simulations; ionospheric modeling; rocket experiments; and analysis of ground-based and spacecraft-based observations. Research facilities include the Poker Flat Research Range with the NSF's Poker Flat Incoherent Scatter Radar (PFISR), rocket launch facilities, the Davis Science Center, and a Lidar facility. The Geophysical Institute has an instrumentation laboratory, a machine shop, and an electronic shop. In addition, UAF is the home of the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center, which can provide resources for large-scale computing needs. Opportunities exist for collaboration with other groups within the Geophysical Institute, such as Atmospheric Sciences, as well as other units of the University, notably the School of Engineering.


This position will be open until filled. Review of applications will begin December 21, 2009. A complete job description and application instructions can be found at the following web page: www.uakjobs.com under posting #0058324 For further information on the position please contact Prof. Bill Bristow (Bill.Bristow@gi.alaska.edu), search committee chair. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Farra Smith, HR Consultant, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 757320, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7320, (907) 474-7791 or e-mail: Farra.Smith@gi.alaska.edu.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.