Community:Email 21jan11

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 21 Jan 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) Celebration of the Life of Paul M. Kintner, Jr. on Saturday March 26 at Cornell University. From: Laurie S. Shelton <ls55 at cornell.edu>.

(2) CEDAR Prize Lecture Nominations due 04 February 2011. Reply to Larissa Goncharenko (lpg@haystack.mit.edu). See also http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/ (Workshops, Traditions, Prize).

(3) The third issue of the CAWSES-II TG4 newsletter is online at http://www.cawses.org/wiki/images/f/fe/TG4_newsletter_issue3.pdf. From Michi Nishioka (nishioka at stelab.nagoya-u.ac.jp).

(4) Heliophysics Summer School 2011, July 27 - August 03, Boulder, CO - applications due 01 April. From Susanne Demaree (sdemaree at ucar.edu) or reply to vspapply@ucar.edu. See also http://www.vsp.ucar.edu/heliophysics.

(5) International Incoherent Scatter Radar Summer Workshop/School, July 18 - 23, 2011 at the Sondrestrom Research Facility in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland - applications due 01 March. From Elizabeth Kendall <elizabeth.kendall at sri.com>. See also http://www.haystack.mit.edu/edu/workshop and http://www.sgo.fi/Greenland2011.

(6) Visiting Young Scientist at Dartmouth 2011-2012 teaching year for up to 6 months - application reviews start 15 March. From James LaBelle (james.w.labelle at dartmouth.edu).

(7) 13-20 August 2011, 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (XXXth URSI GASS), Istanbul, Turkey, abstracts due 11 February, student poster prize (up to $1500) competition, http://www.usnc-ursi.org/. (a) G06 – Recent Developments in Incoherent Scatter Radar, Wednesday, August 17. From Michael Nicolls <michael.nicolls at sri.com>.

(8) 25th IUGG General Assembly in Melbourne, Australia (June 28 - July 7, 2011), abstracts due 01 February, http://www.iugg2011.com/. (a) Sessions A06.1, 2, 3 are in the 2nd week!! From Mamoru Yamamoto <yamamoto at rish.kyoto-u.ac.jp>.


(1) Celebration of the Life of Paul M. Kintner, Jr. on Saturday March 26 at Cornell University.


From: Laurie S. Shelton <ls55 at cornell.edu>.

You are cordially invited to the Celebration of the Life of Paul M. Kintner, Jr.

This event will feature speakers from the many facets of Paul's life. A reception will follow.

Place: Cornell University, Biotech Building, Room G10, Ithaca, NY

Date & Time: Saturday, March 26, 2011, 3:00-5:30 pm

Please RSVP Laurie Shelton <ls55@cornell.edu> if you are likely to attend, and include the number of people for planning purposes.

Thank you.

A more detailed announcement with suggested hotels, maps, etc. will follow in the coming weeks.

Important Note: Please feel free to forward this announcement to friends and associates.


(2) CEDAR Prize Lecture Nominations due 04 February 2011.


Reply to Larissa Goncharenko (lpg@haystack.mit.edu).

Nominations are currently being solicited for the 2011 CEDAR Prize Lecture. The Prize Lecture is the principal means by which the CEDAR community acknowledges outstanding achievement in research. The nomination should be based on research reported in a peer-reviewed publication within the previous four years. The CEDAR Phase III document (http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu under Community, Community documents, CEDAR Phase III report) lists the priorities of our community, and preference should be given to colleagues moving in those directions. The Prize Lecture is open to non-U.S. citizens as well as U.S. citizens, provided a strong connection to CEDAR can be demonstrated.

A nomination consists of three items: (1) Name, (2) Paper Citation(s) (3) A brief statement of why the research is important.

Please submit nominations by email to Larisa Goncharenko (lpg@haystack.mit.edu) by Friday February 04.

For more information on the Prize Lecture, including a list of past recipients, see http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu (Workshops, Traditions, Prize).


(3) The third issue of the CAWSES-II TG4 newsletter is online at http://www.cawses.org/wiki/images/f/fe/TG4_newsletter_issue3.pdf.


From Michi Nishioka (nishioka at stelab.nagoya-u.ac.jp).

The third CAWSES-II TG4 newsletter is issued. It can be downloaded from the CAWSES-II Wiki page at http://www.cawses.org/wiki/images/f/fe/TG4_newsletter_issue3.pdf

The purpose of this newsletter is to make more communications among scientists related to the CAWSES-II Task Group 4 (particularly between those of the atmosphere and the ionosphere). The editors would like to invite you to submit the following articles to the TG4 newsletter. Our newsletter has four categories of the articles:

  1. Articles: ~500 words and four figures (maximum) on campaigns, ground observations, satellite observations, modeling, workshop/conference/symposium reports, etc
  2. Highlights on young scientists: ~200 words and two figures on his/her own work related to CAWSES-TG4
  3. Short news: ~100 words for announcements of campaigns, workshops, etc
  4. List of planned workshops

Category 2 (Highlights on young scientists) starts from this issue. This helps both young scientists and TG4 members to know each other. Please contact the editors for recommendation of young scientists who are willing to write an article on this category.

Your suggestions and comments on this newsletter are also very welcome.

Editor of CAWSES-II TG4 newsletter, Michi Nishioka (nishioka at stelab.nagoya-u.ac.jp)


(4) Heliophysics Summer School 2011, July 27 - August 03, Boulder, CO - applications due 01 April.


From Susanne Demaree (sdemaree at ucar.edu) or reply to vspapply@ucar.edu.

Applications are invited for the 2011 Heliophysics Summer School, to be held in Boulder, Colorado. NASA Living with a Star sponsors the Heliophysics Summer Schools. The UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs administers these schools for NASA. This series of summer schools helps graduate students and scientists learn and develop the science of heliophysics as a broad, coherent discipline that reaches in space from the Earth's troposphere to the depths of the Sun, and in time from the formation of the solar system to the distant future.

The first three schools produced textbooks for use at universities worldwide. The continuation of the school program each summer will teach new generations of students and develop the complementary materials that support teaching of heliophysics at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

The Summer School has two principal aims:

  • Deepen the appreciation of the basic science of heliophysics for a select group of students as teachers

take them through highly interactive seminars and hands-on working groups, and

  • Expand the newly-published textbook series to include labs, problem sets and background material,

from which heliophysics may be taught at universities worldwide.

This year's program will focus on long-term processes, from the Sun's modulated activity to its influences on the climate systems of the heliosphere, Earth's atmosphere and planetary environments. This will draw material from the third volume of the textbook series, "Evolving solar activity and the climates of space and Earth" as well as basic material from the first volume: "Plasma physics of the local cosmos".

Approximately 30 students are selected through a competitive process organized by UCAR VSP. The school lasts for seven days, and each participant receives travel support for air travel, lodging and per diem costs.

Successful candidates are:

  • Enrolled as a graduate student in any phase of training, or first or second year doctoral students.
  • Majoring in physics with an emphasis on astrophysics, geophysics, plasma physics and space physics, or

experienced in at least one of these areas.

  • Pursuing a career in heliophysics or astrophysics.

For additional information on this program and instructions on how to apply, please visit the Heliophysics website at www.vsp.ucar.edu/heliophysics.

For further information, call (303) 497-8649 or e-mail vspapply@ucar.edu


(5) International Incoherent Scatter Radar Summer Workshop/School, July 18 - 23, 2011 at the Sondrestrom Research Facility in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland - applications due 01 March.


From Elizabeth Kendall <elizabeth.kendall at sri.com>.

An international incoherent scatter radar workshop aimed at providing participants with hands-on experience in designing and running incoherent scatter radar (ISR) experiments will be held near the Sondrestrom Research Facility in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, 18-23 July 2011. This workshop is a collaboration between the annual AMISR summer school (the fourth of its kind) and the EISCAT radar school. This workshop aims at teaching the participants how to request, design and analyze ISR experiments. All participants will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with experienced scientists. The workshop is structured to provide lectures in the morning and hands-on experience in experiment design and analysis in the afternoons. The morning presentations will include an introduction to the theory of incoherent scatter, radar operations, ISR analysis techniques, and the Madrigal database. The afternoon exercises will involve working closely with school staff in the topic areas of proposal design, experiment execution, and data analysis. Participants will have the opportunity to work with data from globally distributed ISRs.

This workshop is suitable for graduate and advanced undergraduate students, as well as scientists new to the incoherent scatter radar technique. The workshop is jointly sponsored by the EISCAT Scientific Association and the US National Science Foundation.

Attendance is limited to 50 participants in total. Due to the different funding sources, the method of applying for the school will depend on location, as below.

STUDENTS FROM US INSTITUTIONS: Please fill out an application at http://www.haystack.mit.edu/edu/workshop. Travel, housing, and meals are provided to all students accepted in the program. Preference will be given to graduate students. For further information contact Anthea Coster (ajc@haystack.mit.edu) or Anja Strømme (anja.stromme@sri.com).

PARTICIPANTS APPLYING THROUGH EISCAT: Please visit http://www.sgo.fi/Greenland2011 for details on how to apply. For further information contact Thomas Ulich (greenland2011@sgo.fi).

ALL OTHER APPLICANTS: Please fill out an application at http://www.haystack.mit.edu/workshop. Acceptance and funding will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For further information contact Anthea Coster (ajc@haystack.mit.edu) or Anja Strømme (anja.stromme@sri.com).

For more information on the school location please visit the following: www.isr.sri.com for information on the Sondrestrom Research Facility. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangerlussuaq for information on Kangerlussuaq. http://www.greenland.com for local tourist information.


(6) Visiting Young Scientist at Dartmouth 2011-2012 teaching year for up to 6 months - application reviews start 15 March.


From James LaBelle (james.w.labelle at dartmouth.edu).

A visiting appointment for a recent Ph.D. scientist is available at Dartmouth College. The appointment would be for up to 6 months during academic year 2011-2012. The position includes teaching in the departments of Physics and Astronomy, Engineering, or Earth Sciences. Extension of appointment may be possible using appropriate sponsored research projects. To qualify, candidates must be U.S. citizens engaged in research related to space science, planetary science, astrophysics, remote sensing, aerospace technology, or technology dependent on space-based platforms. To apply, send a 1-2 page summary of teaching and research goals, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Visiting Young Scientist, c/o James LaBelle, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College, 6127 Wilder Hall, Hanover, NH 03755. For more information, e-mail James.W.LaBelle@dartmouth.edu. Applications will be reviewed starting March 15, 2011. The position is funded by NASA NH Space Grant. Dartmouth College is committed to diversity in hiring, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


(7) 13-20 August 2011, 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (XXXth URSI GASS), Istanbul, Turkey, abstracts due 11 February, student poster prize (up to $1500) competition, http://www.usnc-ursi.org/. (a) G06 – Recent Developments in Incoherent Scatter Radar, Wednesday, August 17.


From Michael Nicolls <michael.nicolls at sri.com>.

Conveners: Michael Nicholls michael.nicolls@sri.com, Ingemar Häggström ingemar@eiscat.se

The last several years has seen exciting advances for incoherent scatter based probing of the upper atmosphere and ionosphere, including deployments of the Poker Flat and Resolute Bay Advanced Modular Incoherent Scatter Radars, progress on EISCA T -3D conception and prototyping, significant developments in experimental and data analysis techniques, and unprecedented long-duration operations. Papers on a broad range of topics relating to ISR systems, may include progress relating to the deployment and design of new systems and the development of new experimental techniques including pulse coding, inversion, imaging, interferometry, and analysis. Papers addressing scientific applications of new ISR-based techniques are also welcome. These may include studies of the middle and lower atmosphere, micro- and macro-physics of the associated processes at all latitudes, and general aeronomy of the ionosphere.


(8) 25th IUGG General Assembly in Melbourne, Australia (June 28 - July 7, 2011), abstracts due 01 February, http://www.iugg2011.com/. (a) Sessions A06.1, 2, 3 are in the 2nd week!!


From Mamoru Yamamoto <yamamoto at rish.kyoto-u.ac.jp>.

In the 25th IUGG General Assembly (June 28 - July 7, 2011), http://www.iugg2011.com/ we have three sessions A06.1, A06.2, A06.3 that are closely related to the CEDAR research fields. The IUGG GA is unfortunately conflicts with CEDAR+GEM meeting, but the following sessions are planned to be in the 2nd week of IUGG.

We hope that many able researchers of CEDAR would submit papers to our sessions. Abstract deadline is February 1, 2011. Session information are seen from the following web pages.

IUGG IAGA session information http://www.iugg2011.com/program-iaga.asp

A06.1 Coupling Processes in the Atmosphere-Ionosphere System Organiser: IAGA Div II Convenors: D. Pancheva (Bulgaria), and P. Knizova (Czech Republic)

A06.2 Low Latitude Atmosphere-ionosphere Coupling Processes and Responses to Forcing from Lower Atmosphere and Magnetosphere Organiser: IAGA Div II and Div III Convenors: M. Yamamoto (Japan) and M. A. Abdu (Brazil)

A06.3 Coupling Processes in low- and high-latitude ionosphere/atmosphere and space weather Organiser: IAGA ICDC and Div II Convenors: H. Takahashi (Brazil) and A. Bhattacharyya (India)