Community:Email 23boct09

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent Oct 23, 2009. 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) Resolute Bay AMISR accepting operations requests. Reply to Craig Heinselman (craig.heinselman@sri.com). See also http://isr.sri.com/madrigal/.

(2) Second edition of Schunk and Nagy "Ionospheres: Physics, Plasma Physics and Chemistry" now available for 30% off. Submitted by Shawna Johnson (shawna.johnson@usu.edu). Reply to Bob Schunk (schunk@cc.usu.edu) or Andrew Nagy (anagy@umich.edu). See also http://www.cambridge.org/us/9780521877060.


The North-looking face of the Resolute Bay AMISR (RISR-N) is now operational and we are accepting requests for user-specific operations of that system. The radar was used to support a 10-day incoherent scatter world day run in September and the data from that shake-down run will soon be available via the Madrigal Database (http://isr.sri.com/madrigal/). A limited set of operating configurations are available at this time, but this suite of options will be expanded in response to user requests. To request time on RISR-N please send an email with your desired dates and time of operation, radar modes (if known), scientific objectives, necessary geophysical conditions, and additional instrumentation requirements to Craig Heinselman (craig.heinselman@sri.com) and Mary McCready (mary.mccready@sri.com).


(2) Second edition of Schunk and Nagy "Ionospheres: Physics, Plasma Physics and Chemistry" now available for 30% off.


From Shawna Johnson (shawna.johnson@usu.edu).

A new, second edition of the Schunk and Nagy "Ionospheres; Physics, Plasma Physics and Chemistry" is available from Cambridge University Press at http://www.cambridge.org/us/9780521877060 with a discount code of MA9SCHUNK. This second edition is a significantly modified, updated and enhanced version of the original 1st Edition. It is 650 pages long, with 16 appendices and home problems (problem solutions will be available to qualified instructors). It covers the basic physics, transport equations, collision processes and plasma physics needed to attack problems associated with ionospheric phenomena. It deals with the terrestrial and planetary upper atmospheres. It discusses in detail the terrestrial high, mid and low latitude ionospheres, as well as ionospheres found in our solar system. It has a chapter devoted to in-situ and remote measurement techniques. Please see the attached .pdf file for further details.