Community:Email 17dec10

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 17 Dec 2010. 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) Keith Cole died Monday December 13, 2011. From Peter Dyson (p.dyson at latrobe.edu.au). Copied from the URSI Commission G mailing on 14 Dec.

(2) April 9-17, 2011, FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data Users Workshop 2011, Taipei, Taiwan, Student Trip - funding applications for US citizen students due 31 Jan 2011. From Dawn Williams (dawnw at ucar.edu). See also http://www.cosmic.ucar.edu/taiwan2011/

(3) 1-5 August 2011, Community Earth System Modeling (CESM includes WACCM to 140 km) Tutorial, NCAR, Boulder, CO - financial support for up to 40 students is due 25 March 2011. From Hanli Liu (liuh at ucar.edu). See also http://www.cesm.ucar.edu/

(4) 28 June - 7 July 2011, IUGG 2011 General Assembly, Melbourne, Australia, abstracts due online at http://www.iugg2011.com/ on 1 February 2011.
Joint Symposia J-M02: "Data assimilation and ensemble forecasting for weather and climate".
From: Tomoko Matsuo (tomoko.matsuo at colorado.edu).

(5) 22-26 August, 2011, 38th Annual European Meeting on Atmospheric Studies by Optical Methods, Siuntio, Finland. From: Noora Partamies (noora.partamie at fmi.fi). See also http://www.sgo.fi/38AM/ and reply to 38AM@sgo.fi.


(1) Keith Cole died Monday December 13, 2011


From Peter Dyson (p.dyson at latrobe.edu.au).


Dear All,

It is with great sadness that I convey the news that Keith Cole passed away peacefully yesterday afternoon December 13.

Keith was an outstanding scientist and leader in space physics and his legacy will continue on in many ways.

The funeral will be early next week.

Condolences may be sent to his son David Cole at: david.j.cole@aon.com.au

Yours sincerely,

Peter

Peter L. Dyson


(2) April 9-17, 2011, FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data Users Workshop 2011, Taipei, Taiwan, Student Trip - funding applications for US citizen students due 31 Jan 2011.


From Dawn Williams (dawnw at ucar.edu).

UCAR’s COSMIC program is providing an opportunity for senior-level undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents to attend and participate in a special "student session" of the Taiwan-hosted Fifth FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data Users Workshop, to be held in Taipei, Taiwan April 13-15, 2011. This meeting will be in conjunction with the International Conference on GPS Radio Occultation. The trip will include a student session, site visits to Taiwan's National Space Organization and Taiwanese universities, sightseeing in Taipei, and a local overnight trip (location to be determined).

FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC is a joint Taiwan/U.S. science mission for weather, climate, space weather and geodetic research. The mission, launched in 2006, deployed six identical micro-satellites and currently provides up to 2,000 daily radio occultation profiles in the neutral atmosphere, electron density profiles and total electron content arcs in the ionosphere, GPS scintillation observations, and TIP radiance products.

Application deadline: January 31, 2011
To apply: Visit the COSMIC Student Trip website at http://www.cosmic.ucar.edu/taiwan2011/
Contact: Dawn Williams (mailto:dawnw@ucar.edu), COSMIC, 303-497-2600
http://www.cosmic.ucar.edu/workshop.html
http://www.nspo.org.tw/5th_FS3WS/ is the regular workshop page at the National Space Organization of Taiwan.


(3) 1-5 August 2011, Community Earth System Modeling (CESM includes WACCM to 140 km) Tutorial, NCAR, Boulder, CO - financial support for up to 40 students is due 25 March 2011.


From Hanli Liu (liuh at ucar.edu).

The CESM Tutorial workshop is a week of lectures on simulating the climate system using the Community Earth System Model. The present version of this model contains the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM) up to 140 km used for mesosphere and lower thermosphere studies. There are practical sessions on running CESM, modifying components, and analyzing data. Materials including on-line videos from the WACCM workshop at the 2010 CEDAR Workshop are located at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/Workshop:CEDAR_Videos under the 2010 talks.

The CESM Tutorial workshop is targeted at the graduate student level. maximum of 80 students are welcome, with financial support for up to 40 students. The acceptance criteria are:
Preference is given to early career graduate students, though we will aim for a mix of graduate students, postdocs, and early career research scientists and faculty.
Project descriptions and their fit with the broader CESM goals and activities
A balance of attendees across institutions

Application procedure:
Apply online at http://www.cesm.ucar.edu/. The application will be online in early January, 2011.
Application deadline: 25 March 2011
Accepted students will be informed by late April
Questions should be directed to Dave Lawrence (mailto:dlawren@ucar.edu)


(4) 28 June - 7 July 2011, IUGG 2011 General Assembly, Melbourne, Australia, abstracts due online at http://www.iugg2011.com/ on 1 February 2011.
Joint Symposia J-M02: "Data assimilation and ensemble forecasting for weather and climate".


From: Tomoko Matsuo (tomoko.matsuo at colorado.edu).

Call for Presentations on Data Assimilation and Ensemble Forecasting at the IUGG 2011 General Assembly, Melbourne, Australia, 28 June - 7 July 2011. Registration is now open and abstracts are due by 1 February 2011. The main websit is at http://www.iugg2011.com/.

Joint Symposia J-M02: "Data assimilation and ensemble forecasting for weather and climate"

Scope: The session will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of the latest research in data assimilation and ensemble forecasting. The effectiveness of data assimilation and ensemble forecasting is inextricably linked to our ability to estimate the distribution of truth given limited information. Given imperfect and sparse observations together with an imperfect forecasting system, data assimilation focuses on estimating the distribution of current and past states while ensemble forecasting strives for the distribution of future states. Data assimilation schemes need an estimate of the distribution of truth given a short term forecast – a key objective of ensemble forecasting. The intertwining of the aims of data assimilation and ensemble forecasting makes it likely that data assimilation experts can help ensemble forecasting experts and vice-versa. We are calling for presentations of outstanding research in data assimilation and ensemble forecasting. Particular data assimilation topics include:

  • Advanced assimilation methods, including hybrid variational and ensemble-based approaches, weak constraint 4D-VAR and model error estimation;
  • Improved use of observations: observing system experiments and observing system simulation experiments, adaptive observing methods, calculation of observation sensitivities;
  • Assimilation of data from new satellite instruments, such as COSMIC, CloudSat, IASI, SMOS, Aquarius and ADM-Aeolus;
  • Space Weather, including applications to the heliosphere, the magnetosphere, and the ionosphere-thermosphere system;
  • Polar assimilation: exploiting the considerable data collected during the IPY and subsequently via the Arctic Observing Network.

Contributions on ensemble forecasting for short, medium, seasonal and climate time scales are all welcome. Specific sub-topics include:

  • improved methods for initializing ensemble forecasts,
  • estimation and representation of model error, and
  • ensemble post-processing to optimize the value of probabilistic forecasts to decision makers.

Keywords: observations, satellite data, advanced methods, decision makers

Review: All contributed abstracts will be reviewed by the conveners

Options: Accepted abstracts will be presented as either oral or posters as determined by the conveners.

Organizers: IAMAS (ICDM, ICMA), IAPSO, IAHS, IAGA, IACS
Lead Convener: William Lahoz (Norway)
Co-conveners: Craig Bishop (United States of America), Mu Mu (China), Michele Rienecker (United States of America), Jeffrey Walker (Australia), Tomoko Matsuo (United States of America), Ian Fenty (United States of America)



(5) 22-26 August, 2011, 38th Annual European Meeting on Atmospheric Studies by Optical Methods, Siuntio, Finland.


From: Noora Partamies (noora.partamie at fmi.fi).

38th Annual European Meeting on Atmospheric Studies by Optical Methods will be organised jointly by the Arctic Research group of the Finnish Meteorological Institute, the University of Oulu Space Research Group and Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory, at Siuntio Wellness and Conference Resort, Finland, 22-26 August 2011.

Meeting description
Optical methods have been used for studies of the atmosphere for centuries. A wealth of information about the whole atmosphere, from the troposphere to the thermosphere, can be obtained by active or passive optical measurements. Recent technological developments have also opened up a panorama of new possibilities for high-resolution measurements and measurements coordinated with other types of instruments.

The Annual European Meetings on Atmospheric Studies by Optical Methods bring together scientists from Europe as well as from other parts of the world to exchange experience, share scientific results, and plan and coordinate future experiments.

Intercalibration workshop
Intercalibration of light standards will also again take place during this meeting. Thus participants can bring their own light sources to calibrate.