Community:Email 23jan12

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 24 January 2012. 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) April 24-27, 2012 Space Weather Workshop, Boulder, CO, USA. From Terry Onsager <terry.onsager at noaa.gov>. See also http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/sww.

(2) 25-29 June 2012, ESLAB Symposium on “Formation and Evolution of Moons”, ESTEC, The Netherlands - abstracts due 2 April. From Olivier Witasse <owitasse at rssd.esa.int>. See also http://www.sciops.esa.int/index.php?project=CONF2011&page=MOONS

(3) 13-17 August 2012, AGOS-AGU (WPGM) Joint Assembly, Singapore. Abstracts due 12 March at http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2012

  • ST18 Recent Advances in the understanding and Investigation of Wave Phenomena in the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere Region.

From convener Tai-Yin Huang <tuh4 at psu.edu>.

(4) 9-12 October, 2012, 4th international HEPPA (High Energy Particle Precipitation in the Atmosphere) meeting, Boulder, CO, USA. From Cora Randall <Cora.Randall at lasp.colorado.edu>. See als http://www2.acd.ucar.edu/heppasolaris.

(5) 12-16 November 2012, International AGU Chapman Conference on: "Hemispheric and Longitude Dependence of Space Weather", Addis Ababa , Ethiopia. From Tim Fuller-Rowell <tim.fuller-rowell at noaa.gov>. See also http://www.agu.org/meetings/chapman/.

(6) Job as Chief of the Space Weather Laboratory, Heliophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - applications due 2 February.\ From Judy Karpen <judy.karpen at nasa.gov>. See also http://usajobs.gov, search for vacancy GS12B0016.

(7) Seventh issue of the CAWSES-II TG4 newsletter online at http://www.cawses.org/wiki/images/6/6d/TG4_Newsletter_issue7.pdf. From Michi Nishioka (nishioka at nict.go.jp).


(1) April 24-27, 2012 Space Weather Workshop, Boulder, CO, USA.


From Terry Onsager <terry.onsager at noaa.gov>.

The 2012 Space Weather Workshop will be held April 24 - 27, in Boulder, Colorado. This meeting will bring together the customer, forecaster, vendor, and research communities to focus on the impacts of space weather, on forecasting techniques, and on recent scientific advances in predicting conditions in the space environment. The program will highlight space weather impacts in several areas, including ionospheric disturbances, geomagnetic storms and their solar drivers, radiation belts, and solar energetic particles. Representatives from industries impacted by space weather will be invited to attend, including those from commercial airline, electric power, satellite operations, and navigation/communication industries. Space Weather Workshop 2012 is co-sponsored by the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center, the NSF Division of Atmospheric Sciences, the NASA Heliophysics Division, and the NASA Space Radiation Analysis Group. Further details regarding the meeting agenda and travel will be posted on our web site: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/sww


(2) 25-29 June 2012, ESLAB Symposium on “Formation and Evolution of Moons”, ESTEC, The Netherlands - abstracts due 2 April.


From Olivier Witasse <owitasse at rssd.esa.int>.

Understanding the formation and evolution of the natural satellites of the planets is important, as a piece of the wider puzzle concerning the formation and evolution of the solar system as a whole. Significant progress has been achieved recently on the formation of the Moon and of the regular satellites of the giant planets. However, many questions regarding the different formation mechanisms are still unanswered. The goal of the symposium is to review all possible scientific mechanisms for forming the moons, and for driving their subsequent evolutions, and their consequences on our current understanding of solar system formation and evolution.

URL: http://www.sciops.esa.int/index.php?project=CONF2011&page=MOONS

Deadline for abstract: 2nd April 2012

Contact: Olivier Witasse, European Space Agency, owitasse@rssd.esa.int


(3) 13-17 August 2012, AGOS-AGU (WPGM) Joint Assembly, Singapore. Abstracts due 12 March at http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2012

  • ST18 Recent Advances in the understanding and Investigation of Wave Phenomena in the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere Region

From convener Tai-Yin Huang <tuh4 at psu.edu>.

The 2012 AGOS-AGU (WPGM) Joint Assembly will be held from 13-17 August 2012 in Singapore. This is a call for papers to be submitted to the Solar &Terrestrial Sciences Program ST18 Session. Abstract submission will open on Jan 15 2012 and end on March 12 2012. More info can be found on the meeting website http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2012

ST18 Session Description:

This session aims to provide a platform for the scientific community to share their recent findings on various wave phenomena (gravity waves, tides or planetary waves), occurring in the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere (MLT) region. There have been new advances in the understanding and investigation of these wave phenomena and related processes from both observational and numerical modeling perspectives in recent years. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to, short-term (day-to-day) or long-term variability induced by waves, coupled chemical and dynamical processes, wave energy budgets, wave-driven airglow variations, special wave-like events such as atmospheric bores, and processes coupling the lower and upper atmospheres caused by tsunamis, earthquakes, and sudden stratospheric warmings. We welcome experimentalists and theorists to share their research findings for stimulating discussions.

Main Convener: Tai-Yin Huang (tuh4@psu.edu, Penn State University-Lehigh Valley)

Co-Conveners: Alan Liu (Alan.Liu@erau.edu, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) and Michael Hickey (Michael.Hickey@erau.edu, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)


(4) 9-12 October, 2012, 4th international HEPPA (High Energy Particle Precipitation in the Atmosphere) meeting, Boulder, CO, USA.


From Cora Randall <Cora.Randall at lasp.colorado.edu>.

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 4th international HEPPA (High Energy Particle Precipitation in the Atmosphere) meeting, which will be held jointly with SPARC/SOLARIS (Stratospheric Processes and their Role in Climate / SOLAR Influences for SPARC).

Please join us in Boulder, Colorado, USA on 9-12 October, 2012, for a lively and stimulating workshop to discuss the newest advances in understanding the influences of solar radiation and energetic particle precipitation on space weather, the atmosphere, and climate.

The HEPPA/SOLARIS 2012 web page is at http://www2.acd.ucar.edu/heppasolaris. Information currently posted is still preliminary, but it will be updated as plans solidify. In the meantime, we encourage you to save the date and stay tuned for more updates.

Please let me know if you have any questions, or if you would like to be removed from this distribution list. Also, please forward this announcement to colleagues who might be interested.

All the best, Cora Randall

On behalf of the HEPPA/SOLARIS science and local organizing committees:

Scientific Committee – Scott Bailey, Bernd Funke, Manuel López-Puertas, Katja Matthes, Cora Randall (chair), Aaron Ridley, Craig Rodger, Gabriele Stiller, Esa Turunen, Pekka Verronen

Local Organizing Committee – Lynn Harvey, Dan Marsh, Cora Randall, Stan Solomon


(5) 12-16 November 2012, International AGU Chapman Conference on: "Hemispheric and Longitude Dependence of Space Weather", Addis Ababa , Ethiopia.


From Tim Fuller-Rowell <tim.fuller-rowell at noaa.gov>.

The International AGU Chapman Conference on "Longitude and Hemispheric Dependence of Space Weather" will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 12-16, 2012. The conference will focus on two overarching themes: A) How does the ionospheric response to major solar events depend on hemisphere and longitude; and B) Expand the study of space weather to include day-to-day ionospheric variability, i.e., to those times when solar and geomagnetic activities are moderate, and forcing from the lower atmosphere drives a lot of the variability. The latter will include examining the cause of longitude and hemispheric dependence in total electron content (TEC) and occurrence of plasma density irregularities. The conference will include six main science topics (1) Hemispherical Dependence of Magnetospheric Energy Injection, (2) Longitude and Hemispheric Dependence of Storm-Enhanced Densities (SED), (3) Response to New Time-History of Solar Flares, (4) Quiet-Time Longitude Spatial Structure, (5) Temporal Response to the Lower-Atmosphere Disturbances, and (6) Climatology of TEC and Scintillation in Different Longitude Sectors. Further information will be published on the AGU Chapman Conference website http://www.agu.org/meetings/chapman/.

Conveners: Tim Fuller-Rowell (tim.fuller-rowell@noaa.gov), Patricia Doherty (patricia.doherty@bc.edu), Endawoke Yizengaw (endawoke.kassie@bc.edu)


(6) Job as Chief of the Space Weather Laboratory, Heliophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - applications due 2 February.


From Judy Karpen <judy.karpen at nasa.gov>.

A civil service position is available in the Heliophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, for a supervisory astrophysicist to serve as Chief of the Space Weather Laboratory. The mission of the Space Weather Laboratory is to perform fundamental research and modeling of the coupled Sun-Earth system, with particular emphasis on the space weather effects important to NASA and the nation. The Chief develops and maintains the Laboratory's strategic vision, provides supervisory and administrative oversight of civil service personnel, resources, and tasks, and provides scientific and technical guidance. The Chief also carries out peer-reviewed scientific research in Heliophysics, and leads in the development of new missions, instruments, and theoretical investigations to achieve NASA goals. Evidence of management experience and leadership in the scientific community is highly desirable.

This appointment will be at the GS-15 level. U.S. citizenship is required. Please direct technical inquiries to michael.hesse-1@nasa.gov (301-286-6418) and procedural inquiries to GSFC-TAO@mail.nasa.gov (301-286-3691).

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST APPLY THROUGH USAJOBS. Please visit http://usajobs.gov, search for vacancy GS12B0016, and submit your resume. Note that the closing date is 2/2/2012.


(7) Seventh issue of the CAWSES-II TG4 newsletter online at http://www.cawses.org/wiki/images/6/6d/TG4_Newsletter_issue7.pdf.


From Michi Nishioka (nishioka at nict.go.jp).

The seventh CAWSES-II TG4 newsletter is issued. It can be downloaded from the CAWSES-II Wiki page at http://www.cawses.org/wiki/images/6/6d/TG4_Newsletter_issue7.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 campaign, ground observations, satellite observations, modeling, workshop/conference/symposium report, 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-----announcements of campaign, workshop, etc
  4. List of planned workshop

Category 2 (Highlights on young scientists) 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 nict.go.jp)