Community:Email 16jul13

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 16 July 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) 11-20 November 2013, International School on Atmosphere-Ionosphere Radar (ISAR) at National Central University, Jhongli, Taiwan. See also http://isarncu.tw

(2) JOB OPENING: University of New Hampshire - reviews start 29 July. From: Jimmy Raeder <j.raeder at unh.edu>. See also #0901774 on https://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/search/Search_css.jsp

(3) 09-13 December 2013 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, CA - abstracts due 6 Aug on-line at http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2013/

  • (a) SA006: Exploring the Differences in Upper Atmospheric Dynamics During Solar Minimum and Maximum.

From John Meriwether <john.meriwether at ces.clemson.edu>.


(1) 11-20 November 2013, International School on Atmosphere-Ionosphere Radar (ISAR) at National Central University, Jhongli, Taiwan.


The National Central University has again decided to continue the series of international radar schools and hold the eighth school ISAR-NCU-2013 over ten days from 11 to 20 November 2013. The venue will again be the Graduate Institute of Space Science and the Department of Atmospheric Science at the National Central University (NCU) in Jhongli, Taiwan, which is, together with the National Research Council (NSC) of Taiwan, the main sponsor of this school.

The general topical direction of ISAR-NCU-2013 will again be a basic overview and introduction on radar systems and methods for atmosphere and ionosphere research. These span from Doppler weather radars, wind profilers, mesosphere-stratosphere-troposphere radars to meteor and ionosphere coherent and incoherent scatter radars. Some limited special highlights of weather observations with these radar methods will be explained, such as extreme weather developments, typhoon passages, frontal systems, tropopause detection, mountain lee waves, development of convective clouds, precipitation and lightning radar localizing by interferometry, two dimensional turbulence as well as applied meteorology and lower and middle atmosphere and ionosphere refractivity irregularities The technical and signal processing of radar data will be handled more intensely during this year’s school, and will also treat some basics of atmosphere/ionosphere radar imaging.

An important intention of this school in 2013 is to attract students to this atmosphere and ionosphere research by means of radar. It is not required for the applicants to prove established relation or expert knowledge of radar techniques, but to show basic interest and some experience in meteorology and/or atmosphere and ionosphere physics.

Lecturers will again be from the NCU and the international community of weather radar and atmosphere-ionosphere research using ground-based radar methods. The school lectures and training will aim towards graduate and PhD students, young postdoctoral research scientists from South-East Asian countries and India, who have not yet specifically worked but have developed interest in radar atmosphere and/or ionosphere science.

Financing support for young students to participate at ISAR-NCU-2013 can be provided by NSC/NCU on proven demand.

Look up http://isarncu.tw for more information to be available shortly.


(2) JOB OPENING: University of New Hampshire - reviews start 29 July.


From: Jimmy Raeder <j.raeder at unh.edu>.

A Research Scientist II position is now available in the field of global geospace modeling at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Space Science Center (SSC). The research will focus on the coupling between the outer and inner magnetosphere and on the exploration of data assimilation methods for the magnetosphere. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in space physics or a related discipline. The position requires thorough knowledge of numerical modeling and high-performance computing in a Linux/Unix environment, working knowledge of FORTRAN, C, and scripting languages such as Perl or Python, as well as a background in space plasma physics, magnetospheric physics, or a related field. Good communication skills are also expected. The position is available for a minimum of one year as a full-time, 12 month position with excellent benefits, and with renewal possible based on performance and funding. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. A new 4096-core CRAY X6E-200 at UNH will be available for the research to be performed in this position.

Applicants should post a cover letter, CV, and statement of research interests to the UNH online employment site under posting #0901774 on https://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/search/Search_css.jsp and should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to Professor Jimmy Raeder at J.Raeder@unh.edu. Inquiries regarding this position may be addressed to Prof. Raeder at the same email address. Evaluation of applications will begin on July 29, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. The University of New Hampshire is a comprehensive research University located on a 200-acre campus, 65 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts. UNH is an AA/EEO Employer. UNH is committed to excellence through the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages women and minorities to apply.


(3) 09-13 December 2013 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, CA - abstracts due 6 Aug on-line at http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2013/

  • (a) SA006: Exploring the Differences in Upper Atmospheric Dynamics During Solar Minimum and Maximum.

From John Meriwether <john.meriwether at ces.clemson.edu>.

We invite submission of an abstract to participate in the session SA006 at the Fall AGU meeting 9-13 December 2013 in San Francisco, CA. The name of the session is SA006: Exploring the Differences in Upper Atmospheric Dynamics During Solar Minimum and Maximum.

Session description:

Now that solar activity has reached what might well be solar maximum, it is a good time to explore how upper atmospheric dynamics have changed since the extended solar minimum of 2008-2009. This session seeks contributions that examine this issue especially with regard to the forcing functions embedded within the non-storm-time ionospheric, thermospheric and mesospheric dynamics. It seems likely that the extended weak level of solar activity forcing during solar minimum enhanced the influence of gravity wave propagation and tidal forcing from below upon the thermosphere and ionosphere. However, for the solar maximum period, these regions may be more dominated by solar in situ forcing and high latitude ion drag forcing, coupled with the lingering effects of geomagnetic disturbances. Papers regarding the issue of possible long-term change of thermospheric dynamics relative to the coupling to the lower atmosphere or to the magnetosphere-ionosphere are especially requested.

Please submit your abstract online by the deadline, which is August 6.

The web site for abstract submission is:

https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2013/account/

Chair persons, Jonathan Makela, University of Illinois, jmakela@illinois.edu, John Meriwether Clemson Univ, meriwej@clemson.edu, Aaron Ridley, University of MIchigan, ridley@umich.edu