Community:Email 20may10

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent May 20, 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) Order long-sleeved 25th anniversary CEDAR T-shirt or polo by 21 May. From Barbara Emery (emery@ucar.edu). See also http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/2010_Workshop:Shirts.

(2) 13-23 July "Ionospheric Plasma Physics" PARS Summer School in Alaska - funding applications from student/faculty pairs due 31 May. From Bill Bristow (bill.bristow@gi.alaska.edu). See also http://www.gi.alaska.edu/PARS.

(3) 4-9 Oct 2010, School and Workshop on the Dynamics and Chemistry of the Upper Atmosphere at the Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute, Argentina. Student applications due 4 June - extended from 14 May. From Diego Janches (diego@cora.nwra.com). See also http://www.acd.ucar.edu/pasi.

(4) Postdoctoral Position in Space Physics at the University of British Columbia starts 1 September or earlier. From Bernie Shizgal (shizgal@chem.ubc.ca). See also http://epop.phys.ucalgary.ca/index.html.


(1) Order long-sleeved 25th anniversary CEDAR T-shirt or polo before 24 May.


From Barbara Emery (emery@ucar.edu).

We plan to order 100 long- and short-sleeved 25th anniversary CEDAR T-shirts and polos to sell at the meeting and earlier. We are taking initial orders for all the long-sleeved shirts, since no extras will be bought to sell at the workshop. Similarly no small or 2XL or larger shirts will be available at the workshop. Very few mediums and XLs will be at the meeting. We plan to have both polos and T-shirts available in mostly the large size.

We currently have about 10 shirt orders, which are all black. Therefor, we will not make any white shirts to save on the number of screens needed. If you really want a white T-shirt or polo, contact Barbara Emery as soon as possible so we have time to reconsider this decision. The order goes in early on Monday 24 June and cannot be changed later.

Specifications and sizes for the shirts are located at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/2010_Workshop:Shirts. The T-shirts are normal sizing, but the long sleeves are long for women. The polos run large, especially the long-sleeved polos.

We can only accept cash or checks for the shirts. Please email Kendra Greb Kendra Greb clear directions of what shirt(s) you want in what sizes. The shirts can be picked up at the 2010 Workshop or mailed to you after the workshop. You do not have to go to the Workshop to get a shirt.


(2) 13-23 July "Ionospheric Plasma Physics" PARS Summer School in Alaska - funding applications from student/faculty pairs due 31 May.


From Bill Bristow (bill.bristow@gi.alaska.edu).

Apply today for the Polar Aeronomy and Radio Science (PARS) summer school to be held in Alaska July 13 through July 23, 2010 This year’s school will be organized around the theme of “Ionospheric Plasma Physics”.

The school brings in about 20 student/faculty pairs to carry out a program of study and experiments relating to the theme of the school. We divide the time between lectures, field trips, and experiments. Each student is responsible for planning and carrying out an experiment using the variety of facilities available in Alaska. Admission to the school is based upon the experiment proposal the students submit with their applications. All costs for the participants will be paid for by the Geophysical Institute with funds from the Air Force Research Lab, the Office of Naval Research, and the National Science Foundation.

The deadline for applications is May 31, 2010. Information about the school can be found at http://www.gi.alaska.edu/PARS, or by contacting mailto:Ms. Kimberly Cummins <kcummins@gi.alaska.edu>


(3) 4-9 Oct 2010, School and Workshop on the Dynamics and Chemistry of the Upper Atmosphere at the Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute, Argentina. Student applications due 4 June - extended from 14 May.


From: Diego Janches (diego@cora.nwra.com)

Dear Colleagues

The deadline for applications to the PASI School on Chemistry and Dynamics of the Upper Atmosphere to be held in San Juan, Argentina, from 4-9 October has been extended to June 4th. For more information visit http://acd.ucar.edu/pasi

Diego Janches, Rolando Garcia and Claudio Brunini


(4) Postdoctoral Position in Space Physics at the University of British Columbia starts 1 September or earlier.


From Bernie Shizgal (shizgal@chem.ubc.ca).

A postdoctoral position is available at the University of British Columbia for a recent PhD in space physics with a very good background in kinetic theory and plasma physics. The research project involves the theoretical modeling of the terrestrial exosphere and the coupling with the ionosphere-magnetosphere systems. A major objective will be the modeling of the exosphere-ionosphere system from the collision dominated region at low altitudes to the collisionless region at high altitudes. This will include the kinetic theory of energetic species, notably atomic oxygen and O+, and in particular the energization mechanisms that lead to escape. The project is one of several research projects in preparation for the launch of the Enhanced Polar Outflow Probe (ePOP) in 2011, and is carried out in collaboration with Professor Andrew Yau of the Institute of Space Imaging Science at the University of Calgary. A description of the satellite mission, science objectives and the science team can be found at http://epop.phys.ucalgary.ca/index.html. The theoretical modeling results will be compared with data from ePOP.

Candidates expert in ionospheric and space plasma physics with excellent computational/numerical skills are encouraged to apply. The position is available from September 1, 2010 or earlier and is initially for one year but can be renewed for up to three years on mutual agreement. The stipend is consistent with the postdoctoral rates of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and commensurate with the applicant’s background and publication record.

Applications should be submitted by email to Professor Bernie Shizgal (shizgal@chem.ubc.ca). Candidates interested in applying for the position should submit a detailed CV which should include a list of publications and a detailed statement outlining their future research and career goals. The names and contact information of three references should be provided.