Community:Email 26jan14

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 26 January 2014. 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) Arecibo earthquake damage status. From Christiano G M Brum <cbrum at naic.edu> on 22 January.

(2) 2014 Joint NSF and EISCAT ISR Summer Radar School at Arecibo - funding applications due 3 March. From <elizabeth.kendall at sri.com>. US Participants: http://www.amisr.com/workshop and EISCAT participants: http://www.sgo.fi/Events/Arecibo2014

(3) REU at Virginia Tech applications due 14 February. From Bob Clauer <rclauer at vt.edu>. See also http://www.space.vt.edu/REU/

(4) Invitation to the CEDAR-GEM Challenge Meeting - April 7, 2014 before Space Weather Week in Boulder, CO. From <jasoon.shim at nasa.gov>.

(5) COSPAR Assembly in Moscow, Russia, 2-10 Aug 2014 - abstracts due 14 February. COSPAR C2.2 Wave coupling processes in the whole atmosphere. From Erdal Yigit <eyigit at gmu.edu>. See also http://cospar2014moscow.com/

(6) AOGS2014: July 28-August 1, Sapporo, Japan - abstracts due 11 February. ST-2: Coupling processes in the mesosphere-thermosphere-ionosphere (MTI) system. From Huixin Liu (?? at geo.kyushu-u.ac.jp) and Liying Qian <lqian at ucar.edu>. See also Http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2014/

(7) Asteroid 15358 named for Paul Kintner of Cornell. From Gang Lu <ganglu at ucar.edu> and <James.N.Head at raytheon.com>.


(1) Arecibo earthquake damage status.


From Christiano G M Brum <cbrum at naic.edu> on 22 January.

Dear Arecibo users,

Safety assessments at the Arecibo Observatory have been completed following the recent earthquake. The Angel Ramos Visitor Center at the Observatory will reopen on Wednesday, January 22, with normal access and visiting hours. Other Observatory operations will continue with certain restrictions until short-term repairs to restore the facility to normal operation have been completed. Additional information will be provided when available.


(2) 2014 Joint NSF and EISCAT ISR Summer Radar School at Arecibo - funding applications due 3 March.


From <elizabeth.kendall at sri.com>.

The 2014 ISR Summer School will be held at the Arecibo Observatory. Puerto Rico, July 21 – July 26, inclusive. The school provides students with hands-on experience in designing and running experiments at incoherent scatter radar facilities. During this summer school, students will have the opportunity to run experiments with the Arecibo incoherent scatter radar (ISR) and use data from multiple ISR observatories, such as EISCAT, Poker Flat (PFISR), Millstone Hill, Resolute Bay (RISR), Sondrestrom, and Jicamarca. The school will be structured to provide presentations in the morning and hands-on experience in experiment design and analysis in the afternoons. The morning lectures 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 ISR facility staff in the topic areas of: proposal design, experiment execution, and data analysis. All students will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with experienced scientists from multiple institutions.

The ISR summer school is suitable for graduate and advanced undergraduate students and attendance is limited. For most students attending institutions within the United States, travel, housing and meals will be provided. For post-docs and students outside of the United States, funding will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All students who wish to apply for the ISR summer school must follow the application instructions at the appropriate summer school web site:

US Participants: http://www.amisr.com/workshop

EISCAT participants: http://www.sgo.fi/Events/Arecibo2014

The 2014 ISR summer school is a collaboration between the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and the EISCAT Scientific Association. The US portion of the school is sponsored by the NSF through its Geospace Facilities Program within the Geosciences Directorate and is organized by SRI International. The EISCAT portion of the school is sponsored by the EISCAT Scientific Association and organized by Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory. For more information about the school, please contact summerschool@esd.sri.com (US NSF) or arecibo2014@sgo.fi (EISCAT).

The deadline for application submission is 03 March 2014.


(3) REU at Virginia Tech applications due 14 February.


From Bob Clauer <rclauer at vt.edu>.

The REU Program in Space Science and Engineering at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia is currently recruiting talented undergraduate students who are completing their junior year. A wide variety of research activities are available for students to join as well as mentoring in academic, research and outreach skills. Further information, as well as a printable flyer, and application information are available at our web site: http://www.space.vt.edu/REU/.

Briefly:

  • PROGRAM DATES: JUNE 2, 2014 - AUGUST 8, 2014
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 14, 2014
  • SUPPORT PACKAGE: Stipend $5000.
    • On-Campus housing
    • Food allowance
    • Travel allowance

(4) Invitation to the CEDAR-GEM Challenge Meeting - April 7, 2014 before Space Weather Week in Boulder, CO.


From <jasoon.shim at nasa.gov>.

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to attend the GEM-CEDAR Challenge Meeting scheduled for Monday, April 7th 2014, 09:00 am – 12:00 pm, which will be held at the Millennium Hotel in Boulder, CO.

In this working meeting, we will discuss the “Action Items in Preparation for the CEDAR 2014 Workshop” (http://ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov/challenges/GEM-CEDAR/action_items_14.php) that were agreed during the 2013 mini-GEM Workshop (http://ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov/challenges/GEM-CEDAR/, http://ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov/challenges/GEM-CEDAR/2013-mtg-report.php).

Among the action items, the following topics will be emphasized:

  • Possible ways (depending on applications) to quantify storm effects on TEC and neutral composition changes
  • Auroral boundary validation study

We welcome opinions and suggestions from the experts on the topics above. If you would like to present your thoughts, please let us know.

Sincerely,

Masha Kuznetsova, Barbara Emery, Ja Soon Shim


(5) COSPAR Assembly in Moscow, Russia, 2-10 Aug 2014 - abstracts due 14 February. COSPAR C2.2 Wave coupling processes in the whole atmosphere.


From Erdal Yigit <eyigit at gmu.edu>.

Dear all,

our session C2.2: Wave coupling processes in the whole atmosphere system will take place during the COSPAR Assembly in Moscow (2-10 Aug 2014). Our symposium focuses on troposphere to ionosphere multi-scale wave coupling. New measurements, modeling and theoretical results, and analysis techniques are encouraged, including electrodynamical and chemical studies. In particular, studies in the following areas are most welcome:

  • Global structure, variability, and sources of gravity waves, planetary waves, and tides.
  • Secondary wave generation, propagation, and their effects on the neutral and ionized atmosphere.
  • Neutral atmosphere-ionosphere coupling processes.
  • Ionosphere-thermosphere-mesosphere response to lower and middle atmosphere variability.

This symposium is also an open forum for ROSMIC (Role of the Sun and the Middle atmosphere/thermosphere/ionosphere In Climate) related activities and contributions.

The abstract deadline is 14 February 2014 and can be submitted online at links from http://cospar2014moscow.com/

Best regards,

Erdal Yigit


(6) AOGS2014: July 28-August 1, Sapporo, Japan - abstracts due 11 February. ST-2: Coupling processes in the mesosphere-thermosphere-ionosphere (MTI) system.


From Huixin Liu (?? at geo.kyushu-u.ac.jp) and Liying Qian <lqian at ucar.edu>.

Dear Colleagues,

We're organizing a session ST-2 @ AOGS 2014 on the coupling processes in the mesosphere-thermosphere-ionosphere (MTI) system. Presentations on ground and satellite observations, model simulations, instrument techniques related to the MTI coupling are all solicited.

Please share your exciting research results with us!!!

Dr. Huixin Liu , Associate Professor, International Center for Space Weather Science and Education, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Science, Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan

AOGS2014: July 28-Aug. 1, Sapporo, Japan.

ST-2: Coupling processes in the mesosphere-thermosphere-ionosphere MTI) system

Conveners: Huixin Liu(Kyushu Uni., Japan), Loren Chang (NCU, Taiwan) and Yuichi Otsuka (Nagoya Uni., Japan)

Invited speakers: H. Luehr (GFZ Potsdam, Germany), K. Shiokawa (Nagoya Uni., Japan), J. Yue (Hampton Uni., USA), H. Jin (NICT, Japan), A. Chandran (U. Alaska, USA)

Understanding space and atmospheric variability from a whole atmosphere perspective is becoming the key for the next breakthrough in solar-terrestrial science. This international session focuses on physical/chemical processes occurring in the mesosphere, thermosphere, and ionosphere (MTI) at all latitudes. Both quiet and disturbed states in response to lower atmospheric forcing or solar forcing are important for the understanding of the MTI region and its coupling to other regions. Presentations on observational and model results, and new observation techniques related to the MTI coupling studies are solicited in this session. Presentations on phenomena throughout the MTI region with the potential for upward or downward coupling into adjacent regions are also welcome.

Abstract submission deadline: Feb. 11, 2014.

Http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2014/


(7) Asteroid 15358 named for Paul Kintner of Cornell.


From Gang Lu <ganglu at ucar.edu> and <James.N.Head at raytheon.com>.

Subject: Asteroid 15358 Kintner

Dear Colleagues [This was sent to a select few colleagues initially]:

All of you I know because of the AAAS Fellowship I served at State Department, OES/SAT 2010-2012. And I believe you all know that job was made much easier through my predecessor Paul Kintner's efforts. Paul was unable to complete his Jefferson Fellowship and succumbed to cancer in November 2010. As I mentioned to a few of you, I never met or spoke to Paul, however some people leave a mark in other's lives, and from that mold one can see something of the man who was. I learned from my time in DC that Paul was such a person.

It is my happy duty to inform you that the International Astronomical Union Minor Planets Center has approved the name 'Kintner' for minor planet 15358, originally designated 1995 FM(8), as published in the Minor Planets Circular dated 16 January 2014. 'Kintner' is now the internationally recognized name for this space object, in perpetuity.

The citation for (15358) Kintner reads as follows:

(15358) Kintner = 1995 FM8 Discovered 1995 Mar. 26 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak. Paul Kintner (1946–2010), professor of electrical and computer engineering at Cornell University, made pioneering rocket measurements of auroral electric fields and conducted research on space weather and its effects on GPS signals. He promoted international cooperation in space weather research and operations.

Kintner is a main belt asteroid 2.75 AU from the sun, taking 4.65 years for each orbit. It has a diameter estimated between 5 and 11 km.

Asteroids are named by, but not for, their discoverers, and quite often are named to memorialize an individual's contributions to science. I thank Jim Scotti of Spacewatch (University of Arizona) for submitting Paul's name for this object. I also thank Paul's widow Connie Kintner, his obituary writer Don Farley (both Cornell) and Madhulika Guhathakurta (NASA) for their assistance with the citation.

Please pass this notice to Paul's friends and colleagues.

Regards,

Jim (James N Head)