Community:Email 23oct09

From CedarWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

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) 18-20 Feb 2010, Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC), Boulder, CO, USA, abstracts due 12 Nov. Reply to Mike Summers (msummers@gmu.edu). See also http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/nsrc2010/nsrc20101st.shtml.

(2) 8-12 June 2010, OSC-2010: International Polar Year (IPY) Oslo Science Conference, Oslo, Norway. Reply to Andrew Klekociuk (Andrew.Klekociuk@aad.gov.au). See also http://www.ipy-osc.no/ and http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/portal/download_file.cfm?file_id=2685.

(3) REU Summer Assistantships at the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico, applications due 2 Feb 2010. Submitted by Jill Tarbell (tarbell@astro.cornell.edu). Application forms are at http://www.naic.edu/science/summer_set.htm.

(4) Tenure-Track Faculty Positions at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Department of Physical Sciences, Engineering Physics & Space Physics Programs, Daytona Beach, Florida. Reply to Michael Hickey (michael.hickey@erau.edu). See also http://www.erau.edu/jobs (IRC31747, IRC31707, IRC31727).


(1) 18-20 Feb 2010, Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC), Boulder, CO, USA, abstracts due 12 Nov.


From Mike Summers (msummers@gmu.edu).

The Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC) will be held February 18-20, 2010, at The Millennium Harvest House, Boulder, Colorado.

A new generation of space vehicles capable of economically delivering payloads and researchers is coming on line beginning in 2010. These vehicles will revolutionize space access by providing frequent, low-cost access to space and the capability to carry research and education crew members. They will also carry experiments for technology demonstrations, for scientist in-the-loop research, and for educational/public outreach demonstrations. NSRC2010 will provide a forum to learn about the research and EPO capabilities of these new systems, their experiments, and EPO integration processes. NSRC2010 will also provide input on vehicle design requirements for science and education. Fields including atmospheric science, solar physics, microgravity science, planetary science, space life science, space physics, and education and public outreach (EPO) stand to benefit from these vehicles.

The conference aims to bring together researchers from government, industry, and academia. The objectives of the NSRC2010 are to educate a broad array of research communities to the opportunities that the new wave of human suborbital vehicles offer for research and education missions (REM); to hear from this broad array of researchers what their questions, feedback, and ideas are for REM applications and REM user requirements; to demonstrate strong interest by working researchers and education/public outreach representatives to NASA, the National Institute of Health (NIH), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the National Science Foundation (NSF), industry, and other potential funding entities for REM applications.

The 2.5-day conference will include invited and contributed talks scheduled into three parallel sessions for different fields. The meeting will also include keynote addresses, a press conference, and public talks to the local community in Boulder. Abstracts are due 12 November 2009. For more information, see the meeting website at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/nsrc2010/nsrc20101st.shtml


(2) 8-12 June 2010, OSC-2010: International Polar Year (IPY) Oslo Science Conference, Oslo, Norway.


From Andrew Klekociuk (andrew.klekociuk@aad.gov.au) and Gennadi Milinevsky (genmilinevsky@gmail.com), session convenors.

Announcement of session 'Processes at the Polar Tropopause and their Association with Climate Variations'.

This session is aimed to promote discussion on the current understanding of processes and feedbacks associated with long-term changes in the structure and characteristics of the polar tropopause, and how these changes are associated with climate variations near the Earth's surface. To be informed on activities associated with this session, please contact the convenors.

Topics relevant to the session are:

(1) Assessment of changes in the polar tropopause region from the record of in-situ and remote sensing measurements, including description of variations in temperature, trace gases (including ozone and water vapour), structure (height of the thermal, dynamical and chemical tropopause levels) and circulation.

(2) Details of dynamical and radiative processes that influence the structure of the tropopause and mixing between the stratosphere and troposphere, including the action of gravity waves and planetary waves, and the influence of trace gases and aerosols.

(3) The influence of modes of variability in the Earth system on the high latitude tropopause, including the annular modes, the ENSO and the QBO.

(4) Interactions and feedbacks between the cryosphere, oceans and tropopause region.

(5) Assessment of the state of climate models in representing the characteristics of the tropopause.

(6) Future projections of change in the tropopause particularly associated with greenhouse gas increases and ozone depletion recovery, and the potential impacts of these changes.

(7) Variations in stratosphere-troposphere exchange at high latitudes as expressed in the palaeo-record.

The deadline for abstract submission will be announced on the OSC-2010 web site http://www.ipy-osc.no/. Further information on the session can be obtained at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/portal/download_file.cfm?file_id=2685


(3) REU Summer Assistantships at the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico, applications due 2 Feb 2010.


From Jill Tarbell (tarbell@astro.cornell.edu).

NAIC will conduct a summer student program, funded by the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico during Summer 2010. Areas of research include radio and radar astronomy, and space and atmospheric sciences. Students interested in electronic instrumentation or computer science are also encouraged to apply. The assistantships, which include a stipend, on-site lodging and round trip airline tickets, are conducted during a flexible ten week period beginning in late May. Students will have opportunities to visit many of the beautiful sites of Puerto Rico, which is a U.S. Commonwealth.

Undergraduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and who will be enrolled in a bachelor's degree program (part or full time) during Fall 2010 are eligible. In addition, NAIC anticipates supporting one or two positions for first- or second-year graduate students who are enrolled in US institutions (non- US citizens may apply). Information and application forms are available at http://www.naic.edu/science/summer_set.htm. Applications must be received by February 2, 2010. EOE/AAE


(4) Tenure-Track Faculty Positions at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Department of Physical Sciences, Engineering Physics & Space Physics Programs, Daytona Beach, Florida.


From Michael Hickey (michael.hickey@erau.edu).

Building on the strength of our BS and MS programs and anticipating the start of our new PhD in Engineering Physics degree in Fall 2010, we announce several open faculty positions at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level. We are particularly interested in applicants with the following research strengths: upper atmospheric remote sensing, in-situ space instrumentation, computational atmospheric dynamics, spacecraft control systems, and spacecraft power and thermal systems. Applicants should have PhDs in either engineering or physics and should have a strong desire to teach at the university level. Successful applicants will be expected to develop a funded research program in their specialty. Appointment and compensation will be appropriate to the experience of the successful applicant.

The Physical Sciences Department administers the BS programs in Engineering Physics and Space Physics, the MS in Engineering Physics, and the new PhD program in Engineering Physics. We also provide the foundational science course work for the entire campus.

Applicants should submit: 1. a letter of interest, 2. a full CV, 3. a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and 4. contact information for three references. Screening of applicants will begin immediately, and the search will remain open until all positions are filled. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Michael Hickey, search committee chair, at Michael.hickey@erau.edu.

Please apply referencing IRC31747 for Professor - FT Faculty, IRC31707 Assistant/Associate Professor, IRC31727 Assistant Professor to http://www.erau.edu/jobs (preferred), or via email to Karen.Jacobs@erau.edu. Embry-Riddle is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applicants.