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From Craig Rodger (crodger at on 18 March 2013.

Notification of session J10 (Energetic particle precipitation into the atmosphere: sources and consequences) which is part of the upcoming IAGA scientific assembly to be held in Merida, on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico. Please consider presenting work at our session.

The J10 session has been scheduled to run on the afternoon of Friday 30 August and all-day Saturday 31 August 2013. The session description is: 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. We particularly welcome early results from RBSP, showing energetic electron loss examples and processes and how it can be applied by the atmospheric community.

The important conference deadlines are:

  • March 31, 2013. Grant application deadline --> abstract submission required!!!
  • April 13, 2013. Abstract submission deadline.
  • April 30, 2013. Decision about grants.
  • May 31, 2013. Reduced rate registration.

There is also a another radiation belt session earlier in the IAGA assembly (Wave and particle dynamics in the radiation belts and ring current) which is clearly very relevant to our joint-science area.

We believe that the IAGA meeting in Mexico has a strong range of relevant sessions and should be an excellent meeting. For further information on this meeting, please look at the website:

We hope you can join us and present your work at our session!

On behalf of the session organisers:

Craig J. Rodger; Department of Physics, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand; email:

Mark Clilverd, British Antarctic Survey, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK; tel: +44-1223-221541; fax: +44-1223-362616;

Marianne Daae, Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Hoegskoleringen 5. NO-7491 Trondheim Norway; email:

Assoc Prof Craig J. Rodger Department of Physics Phone: +64 3 479 4120 University of Otago Fax: +64 3 479 0964 PO Box 56, Dunedin 9016 NEW ZEALAND

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