Community:Email 28aug12

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 28 Aug 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) Call for papers for the TIMED Anniversary Symposium on Understanding the Ionosphere, Thermosphere, Mesosphere Over a Solar Cycle and Longer, October 16-18, Baltimore, MD. From Sam.Yee at jhuapl.edu and Elsayed.Talaat at jhuapl.edu.

(2) Three Ph.D-scholarships available for 2013 selection in Space Physics area in Embry-Riddle (Daytona Beach, FL, USA) Engineering Physics Ph.D program. From Anatoly V. Streltsov (streltsa at erau.edu). See also http://www.erau.edu and http://daytonabeach.erau.edu/coas/physical-sciences/index.html


(1) Call for papers for the TIMED Anniversary Symposium on Understanding the Ionosphere, Thermosphere, Mesosphere Over a Solar Cycle and Longer, October 16-18, Baltimore, MD.


From Sam.Yee at jhuapl.edu and Elsayed.Talaat at jhuapl.edu.

October 16-18, 2012, Mt Washington Conference Center, Baltimore, MD, Workshop on Understanding the Ionosphere, Thermosphere, Mesosphere Over a Solar Cycle and Longer

For over ten years, the NASA Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Mesosphere-Energetics-Dynamics (TIMED) satellite mission has provided unprecedented spatial and temporal coverage of the Ionosphere, Thermosphere, and Mesosphere (ITM). An integral part of the overall TIMED mission also includes synergistic collaborations with the US and international space missions and groundbased observational and modeling communities, including the NSF Coupling Energetics and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) program. Numerous collaborative partners continue to provide complementary measurements in both time and space to TIMED observations and conduct joint ITM studies. For the first time, we have been able to make systematic global observations of the structure and variability of the ITM system over nearly a solar cycle. TIMED has provided a climatological view of the upper atmosphere basic structure and pictures of its dramatic response to weather-like geomagnetic and solar disturbances as well as long-term climatic changes. Significant progress has been made that has also raised many outstanding questions straddling the traditional boundaries of ITM science. This workshop will highlight TIMED's continued success and focus on our significant findings about ITM structures and processes and the open questions that are raised by TIMED and other research missions, instruments, and modelers focusing over the last ten years. All papers on TIMED research are welcome, particularly papers on observational and modeling results that highlight findings over the last decade, improved insights into fundamental processes, and new questions in ITM science.

There will be numerous invited speakers on topics of interests and proceedings of the symposium will be collected and published. Detailed venue and programs will be releases in the next two weeks.

Please contact Sam Yee (sam.yee@jhuapl.edu) or 240-228-6206 for further information.


(2) Three Ph.D-scholarships available for 2013 selection in Space Physics area in Embry-Riddle (Daytona Beach, FL, USA) Engineering Physics Ph.D program.


From Anatoly V. Streltsov (streltsa at erau.edu).

The Department of Physical Sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) at Daytona Beach, FL invites applicants for 2013 Ph.D. graduate study program in the field of space plasma physics. The program includes full funding (20,000 USD stipend plus free tuition), training and education of up to 3 candidates in the fields of space plasma physics, magnetohydrodynamics, and electromagnetism. 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 and utilizing and developing techniques for analyzing single and multi-spacecraft data. 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 this program contact Profs. Anatoly V. Streltsov (streltsa@erau.edu) or Katariina Nykyri (nykyrik@erau.edu), Department of Physical Sciences, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114, USA.