Community:Email 18feb09

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent Feb 18, 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) 19-22 April, 15th Annual RF Ionospheric Interactions Workshop, Boulder, CO -Reply to Bill (Bristow Bill.Bristow at gi.alaska.edu) -Submitted by Richard Brandt (richard.brandt07 at comcast.net) -See also http://ionos-workshop.gi.alaska.edu

2) SuperDARN 2009 workshop, 11-15 May, Cargese, Corsica, France - due 16 March -From Christian HANUISE (christian.hanuise at cnrs-orleans.fr) -See also http://sd09.cnrs-orleans.fr/

3) NSF Observational Facilities Users Workshop, 14-17 June, Boulder, CO -From NCAR Staff Notes 17 Feb -Reply to Vidal Salazar (vidal at ucar.edu) -See also http://www.eol.ucar.edu/nsfuw2009

4) Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS), 11-15 August 2009, Singapore - abstracts due 15 March via http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2009/ a) S-10: Atmospheric Coupling Processes in the Sun-Earth System - Reply to D. Pallamraju (raju at prl.res.in) b) ST05: The Sun and the Earth in the heliosphere: a sequence of coupling processes - Reply to Katya Georgieva (kgeorg at bas.bg)

5) IAGA-2009, Sopron, Hungary, 23-30 August, 2009 - abstracts due on-line 30 April at http://www.iaga2009sopron.hu a) III04: New perspectives of the magnetosphere-ionosphere system from global models, synoptic observations, and data assimilation - Reply to Gang Lu (ganglu at ucar.edu) b) II05: "Energetic particle precipitation into the atmosphere: sources and consequences" - Reply to Craig Rodger (crodger at physics.otago.ac.nz)

6) 6-8 October 2009, Second International High Energy Particle Precipitation in the Atmosphere (HEPPA) workshop, Boulder, CO, USA - Reply to Cora Randall (randall at lasp.colorado.edu) - See also http://www.acd.ucar.edu/Events/Meetings/HEPPA/


1) 19-22 April, 15th Annual RF Ionospheric Interactions Workshop, Boulder, CO


From Richard Brandt (richard.brandt07 at comcast.net)

You are invited to participate in the 15th annual RF Ionospheric Interactions Workshop to be held in Boulder, Colorado, during the period 19-22 April 2009. The focus of the workshop is on the interaction of high-power RF waves from ground-based transmitters with the ionospheric plasma and resultant phenomena such as the generation of ELF/VLF waves, ionospheric irregularities, and artificial aurora. The workshop features invited presentations on recent theoretical and experimental advances. There also will be presentations on current capabilities of high-power RF ionospheric interaction facilities (Arecibo, HAARP, HIPAS, SURA and others). The workshop provides an opportunity to define and coordinate research campaigns at these facilities. There also is a poster paper session, and the submission of poster papers is strongly encouraged. Other details, including the preliminary workshop program, can be found at the workshop website http://ionos-workshop.gi.alaska.edu or contact Bill Bristow at Bristow Bill.Bristow at gi.alaska.edu.


2) SuperDARN 2009 workshop, 11-15 May, Cargese, Corsica, France - due 16 March


We remind you that the deadline for registration and abstract submission to the SuperDARN 2009 workshop is 16 March 2009.

The workshop will be held in Cargese, Corsica, France, from Monday May 11th to Friday May 15th, inclusive. The venue will be the Cargese Institute of Scientific Studies (IESC), located at the sea side south of the village. It is organized by the French SuperDARN group composed of LPC2E, CESR and LPP with support from the PNST/CNRS_INSU the Universite d'Orleans and the Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers en rigion Centre (OSUC).

The objectives of the workshop are the presentation and discussion of:

  • Ongoing, completed and planned scientific work involving SuperDARN or

being of interest to SuperDARN (e.g., numerical simulation, ionospheric modeling)

  • Technical aspects (hardware, software, analysis methods and tools) of

relevance to SuperDARN

  • Collaborative activities and future opportunities of interest to SuperDARN

The accommodation preferences will be taken into account on a 'first registered - first served' basis by the local institute (IESC). After March 16, and depending on availabilities, late registrants might be obliged to organize their lodging by themselves.

You can find all informations on the workshop at: http://sd09.cnrs-orleans.fr/ or contact us at sd09@cnrs-orleans.fr

Looking forward to see you in Cargese.

Christian Hanuise for the Organizing Committee (christian.hanuise at cnrs-orleans.fr)


3) NSF Observational Facilities Users Workshop, 14-17 June, Boulder, CO


Registration is now open for the NSF Observational Facilities Users' Workshop in Boulder, Colorado from 14-17 June 2009.

This year's theme is shaping up to be an exciting and informative event for students and early career scientists as our program focuses on familiarizing new users with NSF facilities (at NCAR, Colorado State University, the University of Wyoming and the Center for Severe Weather Research) and personnel. Our goal is make requesting facilities for your first field campaign easy and more accessible than ever before.

For more information, contact Vidal Salazar at ext. 8380, vidal@ucar.edu, or see this Web page: http://www.eol.ucar.edu/nsfuw2009


4) Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS), 11-15 August 2009, Singapore - abstracts due 15 March via http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2009/ a) S-10: Atmospheric Coupling Processes in the Sun-Earth System


Dear Colleague,

Greetings !!

The 6th AOGS Annual General meeting is scheduled to take place during August 11 - 15, 2009 in Singapore. This email is to inform you about the session S-10: Atmospheric Coupling Processes in the Sun-Earth System in this meeting. Please consider submitting an abstract in this session.

The last date for submission of Abstracts is: March 15, 2009 Please visit http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2009/ for abstract submission.

Abstract of the Session: S10: Atmospheric Coupling Processes in the Sun-Earth System

Conveners: Dr. Duggirala Pallamraju (Physical Research Laboratory, India) raju{a}prl.res.in Dr. Charles Lin (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan) clin{a}pssc.ncku.edu.tw Dr. Gang Lu (National Center for Atmospheric Research, United States) ganglu{a}ucar.edu

The Earth's atmospheric regions are intricately coupled to one another via various dynamical, chemical, and electrodynamical processes. However, the manner in which the couplings take place due to varying energy inputs from the Sun and from the lower atmosphere is a question that is yet to be understood. The time scale of energy inputs varies from hours to days (e.g., Space Weather), to months (e.g., seasons), to years (Solar cycles). In recent years, research on interactions of the Sun-Earth system has grown manifolds but a systematic characterization of the coupling processes as well as their causal relationship are still lacking. The coupled effects can be in terms of the modulation of the waves from low- to high-altitudes, electrodynamical and compositional changes, and plasma irregularities at different latitudinal regions of the globe due to the varying energy inputs. This session solicits papers dealing with experiments, observations, modeling, and data analysis that describe the effects of atmospheric coupling processes within the Sun-Earth System. Recent results from the campaigns of Climate And Weather of the Sun-Earth System (CAWSES) program are particularly welcome.

The deadline for the abstract submission is March 15, 2009. More information on AOGS can be found at: http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2009/

I look forward to seeing you in Singapore! Thank you, D. Pallamraju


4) Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS), 11-15 August 2009, Singapore - abstracts due 15 March via http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2009/ b) ST05: The Sun and the Earth in the heliosphere: a sequence of coupling processes


Abstracts are invited for session ST05: "The Sun and the Earth in the heliosphere: a sequence of coupling processes"

The Sun, its extended corona, the interplanetary space, the Earth’s magnetosphere, ionosphere, middle and low atmosphere, are all parts of a complex system – the heliosphere. To understand how the variable solar activity affects the Earth’s geomagnetic activity and climate, and the performance and reliability of the increasingly complex space-borne and ground-based technological systems, we need to understand the solar activity itself and its different manifestations, and the sequence of coupling processes between the various parts of the system. This session provides a forum to discuss the chain of processes and relations from the Sun to the Earth’s surface: the origin and long-term and short-term evolution of solar activity, including variations in total and spectral solar irradiance, initiation and temporal variations in solar flares, CMEs, coronal holes, the solar wind and its interaction with the terrestrial magnetosphere, the ionosphere and its connection to the regions below (MLT regions) and above (plasmasphere, magnetosphere and solar wind), the stratosphere, its variations due to the changing solar activity and its interactions with the underlying troposphere, and the mechanisms of solar influences on the lower atmosphere on different time-scales. Particularly welcome are papers highlighting the coupling processes between the different domains in this complex system.

Conveners: Katya Georgieva (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria, kgeorg at bas.bg) Nanan Balan (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom) Archana Bhattacharyya (Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, India) Thai Lan Hoang (Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology, Viet Nam) Nat Gopalswamy (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, United States) Jan Lastovicka (Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Czech Republic) Kiyohumi Yumoto (Kyushu University, Japan)

Abstract deadline: March 15, 2009


5) IAGA-2009, Sopron, Hungary, 23-30 August, 2009 - abstracts due on-line 30 April at http://www.iaga2009sopron.hu a) III04: New perspectives of the magnetosphere-ionosphere system from global models, synoptic observations, and data assimilation


From Gang Lu (ganglu at ucar.edu)

Session III04: New perspectives of the magnetosphere-ionosphere system from global models, synoptic observations, and data assimilation (Note: This is a joint session of Divs. III and II)

Increasingly sophisticated global models and new developments in ground-based and space-borne observational capabilities have contributed greatly to the understanding of the magnetosphere-ionosphere system. Comparisons of numerical simulations from global models with observations from multiple platforms provide a means to test and improve our current understanding of the physical processes pertained to this coupled system. Papers on comparative modeling studies and ground- and space-based multi-instrument observations of global and mesoscale phenomena of the magnetosphere and ionosphere are solicited. Papers that focus on new numerical techniques and data assimilation methods to reveal new features of the magnetosphere-ionosphere system are particularly suitable to this session.

Convener: Gang Lu, NCAR, High Altitude Observatory, 3080 Center Green, Boulder, CO 80301, USA; tel: +1-303-497-1554; fax: +1-303-497-1589; e-mail: ganglu@ncar.edu

Co-conveners: Stefan Eriksson, LASP, University of Colorado, USA; stefan.eriksson@lasp.colorado.edu; Joachim Raeder, University of New Hampshire, USA; J.Raeder@unh.edu


5) IAGA-2009, Sopron, Hungary, 23-30 August, 2009 - abstracts due on-line 30 April at http://www.iaga2009sopron.hu b) II05: "Energetic particle precipitation into the atmosphere: sources and consequences"


From Craig Rodger (crodger at physics.otago.ac.nz)

Dear Colleagues,

IAGA 11th Scientific Assembly to be held from 23-30 August 2009 in Sopron, Hungary.

We would like to bring to your attention one of the Symposia at the August 2009 IAGA meeting, and ask you to consider playing a part in our Symposium, as well as the wider IAGA Assembly. The Symposium (II05) "Energetic particle precipitation into the atmosphere: sources and consequences", is one of a series of sessions focused on the radiation belts at this meeting. Symposium II05 will occupy almost all of Wednesday 26 August 2009, providing a good number of oral slots followed by a dedicated poster time period.

We have copied the Symposium abstract below, but want to advise you of the most important upcoming deadlines: - Grant Application deadline 31 March 2009 - Abstract submission (by post) 31 March 2009 - Abstract submission (online) 15 April 2009 - Decision about grants expected on 30 April 2009 - Acceptance of abstracts 15 May 2009 - Reduced rate registration ends on 31 May 2009

Other details on this meeting are available through http://www.iaga2009sopron.hu/

II05. Energetic particle precipitation into the atmosphere: sources and consequences

    • IAGA Divisions II and III ** Wednesday 26 August 2009

Particle precipitation into the atmosphere is one of the mechanisms for energetic electron loss from the Van Allen radiation belts. This is particularly significant during and after geomagnetic storms, when the loss rate, and the source population, can both increase. This session is targeted at both ground-based and satellite experimental observations, as well as theoretical investigations, into the precipitation of energetic electrons (>20 keV) into the D-region ionosphere and below. Papers considering the precipitation drivers, the nature of the particle fluxes, or the impact of the precipitation on the ionosphere or atmosphere are welcome.

Conveners -Mark Clilverd, British Antarctic Survey, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 OET, UK; tel: +44-1223-221541; fax: +44-1223-362616; e-mail:macl@bas.ac.uk -Craig Rodger, University of Otago, New Zealand; tel: +64-3-4797749; fax: +64-3-4790964; e-mail:crodger@physics.otago.ac.nz

Other sessions to be aware of:

III02. Advances in substorm research from multi-point observations in the magnetosphere, Monday 24 August 2009

III07. Wave and particle dynamics in the ring current and radiation belts/geomagnetic storms, Tuesday 25 August 2009

II08. Remote sensing of the plasmasphere, and coupling to the ionosphere, Friday 28 August 2009

IV04. Advances in coordinated Sun-Earth system science through CAWSES and ILWS, Friday 28 August and Saturday 29 August 2009

III10. ULF Waves as magnetospheric probes, Saturday 29 August 2009


6) 6-8 October 2009, Second International High Energy Particle Precipitation in the Atmosphere (HEPPA) workshop, Boulder, CO, USA


The High Energy Particle Precipitation in the Atmosphere (HEPPA) scientific and local organizing committees invite you to join us for a three-day workshop from 6-8 October 2009 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, USA. We will focus on observational and modeling studies of atmospheric and ionospheric changes caused by energetic particle precipitation (EPP). The workshop will include invited tutorials to bring together people from various disciplines, as well as invited talks, contributed talks, and contributed posters. We welcome presentations on precipitating particle sources, EPP effects on the thermosphere & ionosphere, direct EPP effects on the middle and lower atmosphere, indirect EPP effects and atmospheric coupling, aviation hazards, and future measurements. We will also hold the second HEPPA model/measurement comparison workshop on the third day.

URL: http://www.acd.ucar.edu/Events/Meetings/HEPPA/ Contact: Cora Randall, University of Colorado, 392 UCB, Boulder, CO, USA, 80309-0392. Email: cora.randall@lasp.colorado.edu.