Community:Email 22nov11

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 22 November 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) 13th International Symposium on Equatorial Aeronomy March 12-17, 2012 Paracas, Peru abstracts due 30 November. From Angela Calle Gonzales (isea13@jro.igp.gob.pe). See also http://jro.igp.gob.pe/isea13

(1b) ISEA13 Session S6: Ionospheric storms and Space weather effects at low and mid latitudes. From Naomi Maruyama <Naomi.Maruyama at noaa.gov>.

(2) GEM Mini-workshop Session on “Dayside Field-Aligned Currents and Energy Deposition” on Sunday Dec 4 before Fall AGU in San Francisco. From Rick Wilder (rwilder at astraspace.net).

(3) Postdoctoral Position in Space Science, Institute for Scientific Research, Boston College - applications due before December 30. From Endawoke Yizengaw <endawoke.kassie at bc.edu>.

(4) Faculty Position in Atmospheric and Space Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. From Rod Heelis (heelis at utdallas.edu). See also http://go.utdallas.edu/pnw111107

(5) PHD student position in space plasma physics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. From Anatoly V. Streltsov <streltsa at erau.edu and anatoly.v.streltsov at dartmouth.edu>. See also http://www.erau.edu and http://daytonabeach.erau.edu/coas/physical-sciences/index.html.


(1) 13th International Symposium on Equatorial Aeronomy March 12-17, 2012 Paracas, Peru abstracts due 30 November.


From Angela Calle Gonzales (isea13@jro.igp.gob.pe).

ISEA 13 third announcement: Call for papers and registration updates November 2011

This is a message from the Organizing Committee of the 13th International Symposium on Equatorial Aeronomy which is to be held in Paracas, Peru, from March 12 to 17, 2011.

We wish to remind those of you who have plans participating in ISEA 13 (including our Invited Speakers and our Session Conveners and Co-conveners), that the meeting deadlines are close to expire.

Please note that :

  • Abstract submission: November 30, 2011.
  • Financial assistance: December 15, 2011.
  • Hotel reservations at the Venue (special ISEA 13 price): January 12, 2012.
  • Early registration ($450): January 12, 2012.
  • Airline information (for arranging group transportation to Paracas): February 20, 2012.

For those who have not completed their registration process and abstracts submission, please try again and enter to our improved registration form.

For those who want to apply for financial support, please submit your abstracts and our fianncial support section.

If you plan to participate, then please check at http://jro.igp.gob.pe/isea13 and take action soon.

With best wishes, hoping to see you in Paracas for ISEA 13.

The ISEA 13 International Organizing Committee

  • Jorge L. Chau (Chair) (JRO, Peru; jorge.chau@jro.igp.gob.pe)
  • Archana Bhattacharyya (IIG, India; archana@iigs.iigm.res.in)
  • Clezio M. Denardini (INPE, Brasil; denardin@dae.inpe.br)
  • David L. Hysell (Cornell University, USA; david.hysell@cornell.edu)
  • Erhan Kudeki (University of Illinois, USA; erhan@illinois.edu)
  • Jonathan Makela (University of Illinois, USA; jmakela@illinois.edu)
  • Kazuo Shiokawa (Nagoya University, Japan; shiokawa@stelab.nagoya-u.ac.jp)

(1b) ISEA13 Session S6: Ionospheric storms and Space weather effects at low and mid latitudes.


From Naomi Maruyama <Naomi.Maruyama at noaa.gov>.

Dear Colleagues, We would like to bring your attention the session S6 on "Ionospheric storms and Space weather effects at low and mid latitudes" in the 13th International Symposium on Equatorial Aeronomy, scheduled to be held at Paracas, Peru, during 12-17 March 2012. Detailed abstract of the session is given below. We would like to take this opportunity to inform you to consider submitting an abstract to this session that relate to all aspects of the responses of the equatorial-, low-, and mid-latitude ionosphere to the space weather effects during both quiet and disturbed conditions. We expect that there will be lively discussions on the various aspects of the ionospheric processes ranging from storm time responses to scintillations in this session. The deadline for submission of an abstract is approaching: Nov 30. To submit an abstract, visit the website: http://jro.igp.gob.pe/isea13/

Thank you, H. Takahashi, D. Pallamraju, N. Maruyama (Conveners)


Response of the equatorial-, low-, and mid-latitude ionosphere to geomagnetic storms is extremely complex and calls for focused attention addressing the consequences of various space weather effects. During geomagnetic storms, time varying magnetosphere-ionosphere-thermosphere interactions at high latitudes cause a host of disturbances, such as, large scale traveling atmospheric/ionospheric disturbances, under/overshielding and disturbance dynamo electric fields, and dramatic variations in the total electron content. All these show global scale signatures, and do have a great influence on ionosphere/thermosphere at mid-, low-, and equatorial latitudes, which could also result in the generation of plasma irregularities. Human activities today depend so much on the high technology applications in the near earth space, such as satellite operations, aviations, radio wave communications, and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning, and the accuracies in these measurements are adversely affected by the gradients in electron contents and plasma irregularities. Thus, experimental, theoretical, and modeling efforts are all extremely essential for improving our understanding of the ionospheric/thermospheric disturbances at all latitudes during geomagnetic storms and substorms. Recent progress in space-based (TIMED, CHAMP, COSMIC, C/NOFS), and ground-based (Radars, GNSS receivers, optical sensors, magnetometer chains) observations has allowed us to diagnose space weather effects in geospace. Furthermore, advancement in theory and modeling efforts help us elucidate the underlying physics in the observations. Specific topics to be discussed in this session are: (1) Storm time variations in ionospheric plasma and electrodynamics, (2) Prompt penetration and disturbance dynamo contributions in the storm time electric field, (3) Ionospheric scintillations due to space weather during both quiet and disturbed conditions, at low and mid-latitudes. This session, therefore, welcomes presentations of all aspects of the response of the equatorial-, low-, and mid-latitude ionosphere to the space weather effects.

Keywords:

  • Experiment, theory, modeling efforts
  • Magnetic storms and substorms
  • Disturbance dynamo and promptly penetrated electric fields during the storm time condition
  • Ionospheric plasma variations and electrodynamics during storms
  • Space weather effects during quiet times.
  • Ionospheric Scintillation during the quiet and disturbed conditions

(2) GEM Mini-workshop Session on “Dayside Field-Aligned Currents and Energy Deposition” on Sunday Dec 4 before Fall AGU in San Francisco.


From: Rick Wilder <rwilder@astraspace.net>, Geoff Crowley <gcrowley@astraspace.net>, Delores Knipp <Delores.Knipp@colorado.edu>.

The Dayside Field-Aligned Current (FAC) and Energy Deposition group will hold a GEM mini-workshop session at the Westin San Francisco Market Street hotel on Sunday Dec. 4, 2011 from 12:00-2:00 PM.

We would like to invite the community to participate in our session, which will include discussions on the following topics:

  • Dayside FAC systems, energy sources, and transport for large in-the-ecliptic IMF (By and Bx with Bz ±)
  • Sources of dayside Poynting flux.
  • Dissipation of Magnetospheric Energy in the Dayside Thermosphere
  • Solar Wind Drivers for Extreme Dayside Poynting Flux Events
  • MHD Modelling of Extreme Dayside Poynting Flux Events
  • Magnetospheric Source Regions of Dayside Poynting Flux

If you would like to present, please submit the title of your talk to the email addresses listed above.


(3) Postdoctoral Position in Space Science, Institute for Scientific Research, Boston College - applications due before December 30.


From Endawoke Yizengaw <endawoke.kassie at bc.edu>.

A postdoctoral position is available to contribute to ionosphere and magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling research at the Institute for Scientific Research, Boston College. The ideal candidate is experienced in analysis of ground- and space-based GPS, LEO in-situ, and magnetometer data, with a desired background or high interest experience in computer-based analysis, in numerical techniques, including tomographic reconstruction technique. Experience in IDL or MatLab, as well as Window or Linux computing is required.

The successful candidate will analyze and perform ground-based GPS TEC as well as GPS TEC data on board LEO satellite, produce tomographic image of the ionosphere and plasmasphere and evaluate the characteristics and impact of magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling phenomenon, study the equatorial electrodynamics using ground-based magnetometer data technique in combination with the in-situ data onboard LEO satellite observation, such as C/NOFS and DMSP. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work closely with various collaborative projects, such as AMBER, LISN, SCINDA, SAMBA, and others. Our unique group environment encourages learning from and collaborating with a large number of active scientists in experimental, modeling, and education/public outreach areas. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Space Science or a related field by the start of appointment. The initial appointment will be for a period of one year, with possibility of subsequent renewal opportunity depending on funding availability and candidate's performance. Applicants who have tomography experience are encouraged to apply. Interested and qualified applicants should send, preferably by e-mail, a resume, brief statement of research interests, list of publications, and the names and contact information of at least three references to: Dr. Endawoke Yizengaw (Kassie@bc.edu) or Patricia Doherty (dohertpd@bc.edu)

Priority will be given to applications received before December 30th, 2011. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


Faculty Position in Atmospheric and Space Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas.


From Rod Heelis (heelis at utdallas.edu).

The University of Texas at Dallas invites applications for a faculty position in Atmospheric and Space Sciences in the Department of Physics and the Center for Space Sciences. A successful candidate will be expected to expand the research activity in this area to include the use of remote and in-situ observations of the region extending from the lower atmosphere to the magnetosphere. They should have a PhD in space sciences or physics with an emerging record of research accomplishment and a strong commitment to teaching, at both the undergraduate and advanced graduate level. Appointment will be made at a rank appropriate to the experience of the candidate

The University of Texas at Dallas, located just north of Dallas in Richardson, Texas now has an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students. It has been designated by the State of Texas as one of seven emerging universities to be encouraged to become major research campuses.

Interested persons should complete an online application at http://go.utdallas.edu/pnw111107

Questions can be addressed to the chair of the search committee, R.A. Heelis at heelis@utdallas.edu or at 972-883-2822

Indication of gender and ethnic origin for affirmative action purposes is requested as part of the application but is not required for consideration. Review of application material will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the University's faculty and administration.


(5) PHD student position in space plasma physics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.


From Anatoly V. Streltsov <streltsa at erau.edu and anatoly.v.streltsov at dartmouth.edu>.

The Department of Physical Sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) at Daytona Beach, FL invites applicants for the Ph.D. graduate study program in engineering physics with a specialization in computational space plasma physics. The program includes training and education in space plasma physics, magnetohydrodynamics, electromagnetism and numerical methods. It focuses on preparation of young scientists for development of comprehensive geophysical models and highly efficient numerical algorithms describing electromagnetic waves and wave-particle interactions in the Earth’s magnetosphere and the ionosphere. Students will apply results from their educational/research projects for interpretation of geophysical data collected by ground stations and satellites in several high-profile NASA and NSF programs, such as Space Weather Forecast, Radiation Belts Remediation and Active Ionospheric Experiments. Currently the Aviation and Aerospace Engineering Program at Embry-Riddle is ranked #1 in the USA by US News, and the Physics Department provides excellent conditions for studying modern geophysics including a high-performance computational facility on campus. For further details about ERAU, Physics Department and our Ph.D. program visit http://www.erau.edu and http://daytonabeach.erau.edu/coas/physical-sciences/index.html. For specific questions regarding Ph.D. in computational space plasma physics, contact Prof. Anatoly V. Streltsov, Department of Physical Sciences, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (streltsa@erau.edu).