Community:Email 16jun13

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 12 June 2013. Meetings and jobs are listed at 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) JGR papers solicited for the extended solar min by Sep 9 if possible.

From Simon.Wing at on 16 June 2013, respond positively to stans at

Dear Colleague,

We are seeking contributions to a Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics) special section described below. A main purpose of this special section is to publish papers derived from the recent Chapman Conference on the Causes and Consequences of the Extended Solar Minimum (4CSEM), but the special section is open to any paper that is relevant to this topic. There is no requirement for a specific connection to the 4CESM meeting.

The special section is essentially an electronic entity, but we are also investigating whether we can also obtain a CD and/or hard copy collection for distribution to authors and others.

The time frame for submissions is July 1 through September 9, 2013. The submission and refereeing process is the same as for any JGR article.

If you anticipate that you will, please send an email to with a working title or subject, and an estimate of the likelihood that you will get your paper in by the Sept. 9 deadline (certain, probable, or possible). This is not a commitment; the purpose is to supply JGR with an estimate of the number of papers to be expected.


The Guest Editors: Alexis Rouillard, Stan Solomon, Simon Wing

Description of papers for this special issue of JGR:

The period of low solar activity between solar cycles 23 and 24, that occurred from 2007 through 2009, was as long and as quiet as any on record since the beginning of space flight, and likely in over a century. The overarching challenge for solar physics is to explain why this happened, how unusual it was, and what the ramifications are for solar activity and the strength of the solar cycle on longer time scales. The unusual conditions provide a unique opportunity to assess the nature and structure of a very quiet Sun, and an upper atmosphere of the Earth relatively devoid of solar influences, which has helped to advance understanding of the role of solar activity in the dynamics and variability of the Earth¹s upper atmosphere and ionosphere. This special issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research solicits research papers that analyze the physical causes and consequences of this solar minimum at the Sun, the heliosphere and in the near-Earth space environment. The special issue will be organized in the same format as the Chapman conference on which it was based. The first section of the special issue will treat the magnetic field inside the Sun, and its influence on the corona and heliosphere. The second section will discuss the electromagnetic radiation output of the Sun, and its effect on the ionosphere-thermosphere system. The third section will describe the plasma output of the Sun from the corona and heliosphere to the magnetosphere-ionosphere system.