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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 17 April 2012. 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) CAWSES-II 8th newsletter available at http://www.cawses.org/wiki/images/4/43/TG4_Newsletter_issue8.pdf. From Michi Nishioka (nishioka at nict.go.jp).

(2) Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Summer Workshop June 17-22, 2012, Snowmass, Colorado registration open at http://www.cpe.vt.edu/gem/. From: Robert Clauer <rclauer at vt.edu>.

(3) European QB50 Cubesat Proposals due 30 April. From Anasuya Aruliah (a.aruliah at ucl.ac.uk). See also https://www.qb50.eu/download/newsletter/QB50Newsletter3.pdf.

(4) May 14-17, 2012, Extreme Space Weather Events Workshop, Boulder, CO. Free registration deadline April 27. From: Pete Riley <thepeteriley at gmail.com>. See also http://www.predsci.com/ESWE-workshop From SPA Newsletter 17 April 2012.

(5) 7th WORKSHOP ON LONG-TERM CHANGES AND TRENDS IN THE ATMOSPHERE, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 11-14, 2012 - Abstracts and financial assistance applications due 25 June. From: carlos martinis <martinis at bu.edu>. See also http://www1.herrera.unt.edu.ar/faceyt/trends2012/

(6) Post-doc in satellite instrument design for charged particles and/or radiation at Los Alamos National Laboratory. From: Elizabeth MacDonald <macdonald at lanl.gov>. From SPA Newsletter 17 April 2012. See also https://jobs.lanl.gov/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&p_svid=5569&p _spid=167169


(1) CAWSES-II 8th newsletter available at http://www.cawses.org/wiki/images/4/43/TG4_Newsletter_issue8.pdf.


From Michi Nishioka (nishioka at nict.go.jp).

The eighth CAWSES-II TG4 newsletter is issued. It can be downloaded from the CAWSES-II Wiki page at http://www.cawses.org/wiki/images/4/43/TG4_Newsletter_issue8.pdf

The purpose of this newsletter is to make more communications among scientists related to the CAWSES-II Task Group 4 (particularly between those of the atmosphere and the ionosphere). The editors would like to invite you to submit the following articles to the TG4 newsletter. Our newsletter has four categories of the articles:

  1. Articles: ~500 words and four figures (maximum)on campaign, ground observations, satellite observations, modeling, workshop/conference/symposium report, etc
  2. Highlights on young scientists: ~200 words and two figures on his/him own work related to CAWSES-TG4
  3. Short news: ~100 word announcements of campaigns, workshops, etc
  4. List of planned workshop

Category 2 (Highlights on young scientists) helps both young scientists and TG4 members to know each other. Please contact the editors for recommendation of young scientists who are willing to write an article on this category. Your suggestions and comments on this newsletter are also very welcome.


(2) Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Summer Workshop June 17-22, 2012, Snowmass, Colorado registration open at http://www.cpe.vt.edu/gem/


From: Robert Clauer <rclauer at vt.edu>.

The Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) summer Workshop will be held in Snowmass, Colorado during June 17 - 22, 2012. The Workshop website is now open: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/gem/

Please note the following important dates:

Deadline for student applications for support: April 15 2012

Deadline for poster submissions: June 6, 2012

Last day to pay the early registration fee: May 28, 2012

Last day to make lodging reservations and receive discounted rates: May 15, 2012.


(3) European QB50 Cubesat Proposals due 30 April.


From Anasuya Aruliah (a.aruliah at ucl.ac.uk).

Dear CEDAR community,

This is to bring to your attention the Call for CubeSat Proposals for the QB50 mission.

A rocket will launch 50 cubesats in 2014/2015 at an altitude of 320km. Each cubesat will be either a 2 cube or 3 cube satellite, where each cube has a side length of 10cm, and the total mass, including instruments, is 2-3kg. They will then be allowed to undergo a decaying orbit over the next few months until they burn up at 80-90km. They will carry a small selection of miniaturised plasma and neutral detectors, though not at high resolution. It's mainly a technology and education driven mission, but with the bonus of providing in-situ measurements of the lower thermosphere. This potentially will be very valuable to our community since this region of the upper atmosphere is so poorly observed.

The QB50 organisors have made a call for proposals to build the cubesats, but also for science ideas. The deadline has been extended to 30th April. The call can be found on the following website.

https://www.qb50.eu/download/newsletter/QB50Newsletter3.pdf

Further information can be found in the newsletters at: https://www.qb50.eu/newsletter.php

Best wishes, Anasuya Aruliah, University College London


(4) May 14-17, 2012, Extreme Space Weather Events Workshop, Boulder, CO. Free registration deadline April 27.


From: Pete Riley <thepeteriley at gmail.com>.

This is the final announcement for the NASA/LWS-supported “Extreme Space Weather Events Workshop” at the NCAR Foothills Laboratory, Boulder, Colorado, May 14-17, 2012. Further information, including a working agenda, a list of topics we will be discussing, and a registration form, can be found at the website:

http://www.predsci.com/ESWE-workshop

Registration is still open (and free) but will close April 27th. A block of rooms has been set-aside until April 21st at the millennium Harvest House (1345 Twenty-Eighth St). Even if you book after this deadline, please mention the workshop’s name and you may receive a discount.

Pete Riley

On behalf of the ESWE Workshop Steering Committee (Mihir Desai (mdesai@swri.edu), Jack Dibb (jack.dibb@unh.edu), Gang Li (gang.li@uah.edu), Janet Luhmann (jgluhman@ssl.berkeley.edu), Cora Randall (cora.randall@lasp.colorado.edu), Pete Riley (pete@predsci.com), Karel Schrijver (schrijver@lmsal.com) , Peggy Ann Shea (sssrc@msn.com), Don Smart (sssrc@msn.com), David Soderblom (drs@stsci.edu), and Larry Townsend (ltownsen@utk.edu))


(5) 7th WORKSHOP ON LONG-TERM CHANGES AND TRENDS IN THE ATMOSPHERE, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 11-14, 2012 - Abstracts and financial assistance applications due 25 June.


From: carlos martinis <martinis at bu.edu>.

Long-term changes to Earth’s atmosphere are becoming more and more relevant to the future of our world and it is paramount that we quantify and understand changes occurring at all levels within the coupled atmospheric system. The increasing concentration of greenhouse gases, stratospheric ozone depletion, varying solar and geomagnetic activity, secular change of Earth’s magnetic field, and changing dynamics propagating up from the troposphere are some of the possible causes of long-term changes in the stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere and ionosphere. The goals of this workshop are to review the current state of knowledge about trends in these atmospheric regions, and to discuss what research is necessary for resolving inconsistencies, reducing uncertainties, and achieving a deeper understanding of middle and upper atmospheric climate change – especially the relative influences of anthropogenic and solar effects.

Abstracts and financial assistance applications due 25 June. For further information, please visit http://www1.herrera.unt.edu.ar/faceyt/trends2012/


(6) Post-doc in satellite instrument design for charged particles and/or radiation at Los Alamos National Laboratory.


From: Elizabeth MacDonald <macdonald at lanl.gov>.

The Space Science and Applications group (ISR-1) of Los Alamos National Laboratory solicits applications for one or more Postdoctoral Research Associates. This is a two-year position with the possibility of an extension to a third year. The group seeks a highly motivated individual who wants a challenging and rewarding position to design, develop, build, and fly new instruments to measure charged particles and/or radiation in the near-Earth space environment. The selected candidate will be part of a dynamic team with an extensive history in understanding the space environment, in modeling its physics and dynamics, and in understanding and mitigating its effects on spacecraft and space-based instruments. The successful candidate will be expected to be a full member of instrument development teams for DOE- supported treaty verification and nonproliferation satellites and/or NASA missions. We seek applicants with experience and interest in the design, modeling, simulation, and development of advanced sensing instruments for energetic radiation and charged particles in space or similarly complex instrumentation developed, for example, for experimental physics or analytical laboratories. US citizenship or a green card is required due to U.S. space export control restrictions.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in space physics or appropriate similar fields obtained within the last five years, and have demonstrated ability to pursue independent research and work as a member of a team. For general information about postdoctoral positions at Los Alamos, see http://www.lanl.gov/science/postdocs/. For specifics about this position, please contact Drs. Alexei Klimenko (505.665.1973, klimenko@lanl.gov) or Elizabeth MacDonald (505.606.0257, macdonald@lanl.gov). Interested candidates should apply online referencing IRC5569 at https://jobs.lanl.gov/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&p_svid=5569&p _spid=167169 . LANL is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Review of applicants will start immediately and continue until the positions are filled.