Community:Email 19jul11

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 19 July 2011. 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) Layered Phenomenon in the Mesopause Region 10th Workshop, October 24 - 27, 2011, Blacksburg Virginia. From Scott Bailey (baileys at vt.edu). See also http://www.cpe.vt.edu/LPMR.

(2) Help Our Colleagues in Sendai and the People of Japan. From Barbara Emery (emery at ucar.edu) and Michael Mendillo (mendillo at bu.edu).

(3) CCMC Student Research Contest due November 15. From: Masha Kuznetsova (Maria.M.Kuznetsova@nasa.gov) and Therese Moretto (tjorgens@nsf.gov). See also http://ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov/support/contest.php

(4) ESA Postdoctoral Fellowships in Space Science due 1 October. From Guido De Marchi <fellowship@rssd.esa.int>. See also http://www.rssd.esa.int/fellowship

(5) 14-23 November 2011 International School on Atmosphere-Ionosphere Radars, NCU, Chung-Li, Taiwan ROC. From J. Roettger and Michael Rietveld <mike@eiscat.uit.no> via the URSI mailing list. See also http://isarncu.tw


(1) Layered Phenomenon in the Mesopause Region 10th Workshop, October 24 - 27, 2011, Blacksburg Virginia


From Scott Bailey (baileys at vt.edu).

The 10th Layered Phenomenon in the Mesopause Region workshop will be held October 24 - 27, 2011. The goal of LPMR-10 is to advance our understanding of ice layers in the region of the mesopause and the environment in which they form. The workshop provides a forum for presentation and discussion of new results, new questions and new ideas ranging from the microphysics of mesospheric particles to the global processes controlling the state of the mesosphere. Researchers working on all aspects of these problems are invited to participate including data analysis, ground-based, in-situ and satellite measurements, laboratory studies,and modeling and theoretical studies of mesospheric ice phenomena and their coupled dynamical, radiative, chemical, and plasma environment. The workshop promotes discussion of the current state of knowledge and of future directions for international, interdisciplinary cooperation. A comfortable, collaborative environment is a hallmark of the LPMR workshops. A website that will facilitate lodging arrangements and registration will soon be active at http://www.cpe.vt.edu/LPMR.

The LPMR-10 Workshop will be held at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center (http://www.innatvirginiatech.com) in Blacksburg, Virginia. Activities will begin Monday evening with an informal welcome gathering at 6:30pm. The conference will begin at 9am on Tuesday in the Assembly Hall of the Conference Center. Wednesday's highlights include an afternoon excursion and team dinner at the winery Chateau Morrisette. The main session will conclude after lunch on Thursday.

Questions of the local organizing committee may be sent to Scott Bailey (baileys@vt.edu). The committee includes Scott Bailey (Virginia Tech), Matthew DeLand (SSAI), James M. Russell, III (Hampton University), Wayne Scales (Virginia Tech) and Brentha Thurairajah (Virginia Tech).


(2) Help Our Colleagues in Sendai and the People of Japan.


From Barbara Emery (emery at ucar.edu) and Michael Mendillo (mendillo at bu.edu).

The American Red Cross' work in Japan can be advanced by the purchase (from Amazon.com) of a memoir of the March 11th disasters. Purchase of AN EARTHQUAKE, A TSUNAMI AND A MEANINGFUL LIFE by Michael Mendillo (Boston University) is now available via http://tinyurl.com/SendaiMemoir

All net proceeds go to towards earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.

The author, a Fellow of the AGU and a member of AAS/DPS, was the sole American at the Sendai Airport when the disasters occurred, and he talked about this at the recent GEM-CEDAR joint banquet.


(3) CCMC Student Research Contest due November 15.


From: Masha Kuznetsova (Maria.M.Kuznetsova@nasa.gov) and Therese Moretto (tjorgens@nsf.gov)

Community Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC) and National Science Foundation (NSF) are arranging CCMC Student Research Contest. The goal of the Contest is for students to conduct a research project using CCMC tools and services and to write a report. Deadline for report submission is November 15, 2011. Reports will be evaluated and winners selected by mid December 2011.

Winners will be invited to give a talk at the upcoming CCMC Workshop to be held in Florida at the beginning of 2012. NSF will provide travel support for 3 winners to attend the Workshop.

Report (not to exceed 12 pages) should include problem statement, what and how CCMC tools were used to solve the problem, description of the results, discussion, conclusions, references. Ideally a report can be used as a base for a paper.

Application form and additional competition details can be found at the CCMC Student Research Contest Website: http://ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov/support/contest.php

CCMC Tools and Services include:

  • Runs-on-request service
  • Interactive on-line visualization of simulation results
  • Kameleon access and interpolation library
  • Space Weather Explorer (3D visualization tool)
  • Integrated Space Weather Analysis System (iSWA)

CCMC tools and instructions on how to use them can be accessed at CCMC Website: http://ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov

Contacts:

  • Masha Kuznetsova, CCMC, Maria.M.Kuznetsova@nasa.gov
  • Therese Moretto, NSF, tjorgens@nsf.gov

(4) ESA Postdoctoral Fellowships in Space Science due 1 October.


From Guido De Marchi <fellowship@rssd.esa.int>.

The European Space Agency awards several postdoctoral fellowships each year. The aim of these fellowships is to provide young scientists, holding a PhD or the equivalent degree, with the means of performing space science research in fields related to the ESA Science and Robotic Exploration Programmes. Areas of research include planetary science, astronomy and astrophysics, solar and solar-terrestrial science, plasma physics and fundamental physics. The fellowships have a duration of two years and are tenable at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands, or at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Villafranca del Castillo, near Madrid, Spain.

Applications are now solicited for fellowships in space science to begin in the fall of 2012. Preference will be given to applications submitted by candidates within five years of receiving their PhD. Candidates not holding a PhD yet are encouraged to apply, but they must provide evidence of receiving their degree before starting the fellowship.

ESA fellows are enrolled in ESA's Social Security Scheme, which covers medical expenses, invalidity and death benefits. A monthly deduction covers these short-term and long-term risks.

The deadline for applications is 1 October 2011.

More information on the ESA Research Fellowship programme in Space Science, on the conditions and eligibility, as well as the application form can be found on the world-wide web at this address: http://www.rssd.esa.int/fellowship

Questions on the scientific aspects of the ESA Fellowship in Space Science not answered in the above pages can be sent by e-mail to the fellowship coordinator, Dr. Guido De Marchi, at the address fellowship@rssd.esa.int


(5) 14-23 November 2011 International School on Atmosphere-Ionosphere Radars, NCU, Chung-Li, Taiwan ROC.


From J. Roettger and Michael Rietveld <mike@eiscat.uit.no> via the URSI mailing list.

International Schools on Atmosphere Radar (ISAR) were held more than two decades at universities in Japan, USA, Canada and at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy, and since 2006 annually at the National Central University (NCU) in Chung-Li, Taiwan. The last one was ISAR-NCU-2010 in November 2010.

One observes a continuing demand for such schools and training courses, which is proved by the generally large number of students' applications and a reported success, proved by examinations and responses of students. The National Central University has consequently again decided that the next school ISAR-NCU-2011 shall be held over ten days 14-23 November 2011. The venue will again be the National Central University in Chung-Li, Taiwan, which is also the main sponsor of this school.

The general topical direction of ISAR-NCU-2011 will be on theory and practice of observational methods to study the Earth's atmosphere and ionosphere by ground-based remote sensing methods using radar systems. Lecturers will be from the National Central University and the international community of atmosphere-ionosphere research using ground-based radio methods. The school lectures and training will aim towards graduate and PhD students, young postdoctoral research scientists, engineers and programmers from the wider region of East Asia.

Look up http://isarncu.tw for more information.