Community:Email 28jan13

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 31 Jan 2013. 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) International Reference Ionosphere (IRI) 2012 web version and on-line. From Dieter Bilitza (dieter.bilitza-1 at nasa.gov) and Natasha Papitashvili <natalia.e.papitashvili at nasa.gov>. See also http://iri.gsfc.nasa.gov

(2) Call for papers for a virtual special issue of Geophysical Research Letters on: “Early Results from the Van Allen Probes”. From Bill Peterson (pete at lasp.colorado.edu). Submit by 1 November to http://grl-submit.agu.org/cgi-bin/main.plex

(3) May 29-Jun 7, 2013, Space Weather Summer School, University of Alabama in Huntsville - funding applications due March 15 to Dr. Gang Li (gl0001 at uah.edu). From Gang Li <gl0001 at uah.edu> via the SPA Newsletter 27 January. See also http://swssuah2013.pbworks.com

(4) July 29 – August 2, 2013, ISR Summer School, MIT Haystack Observatory, Westford, MA - funding applications due 15 March. From Elizabeth Kendall <elizabeth.kendall at sri.com>. See also http://www.amisr.com/workshop

(5) CIRES/NGDC Professional Research Assistant, Satellite Sensor Systems Engineer, The Solar and Terrestrial Physics (STP), NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), Boulder, Colorado. From Karen Dempsey <Karen.Dempsey at colorado.edu> via the SPA Newsletter 27 January. See also http://www.jobsatcu.com and search for job posting ID 820266 (NOTE: As of 31 January, this ID did not exist)

(6) 26-31 May, SuperDARN 2013 Workshop, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. From (kathryn.mcwilliams at usask.ca) and (jp.stmaurice at usask.ca). See also https://ocs.usask.ca/conf/index.php/superdarn/superdarn2013

(7) 29 July - 01 August 2013, 11th Layered Phenomena in the Mesopause Region (LPMR) workshop, University of Leeds, UK - student funding applications due 1 March and abstracts due 30 April. From John Plane (j.m.c.plane at leeds.ac.uk). See also http://www.lpmr.leeds.ac.uk


(1) International Reference Ionosphere (IRI) 2012 web version and on-line at http://iri.gsfc.nasa.gov


From Dieter Bilitza (dieter.bilitza-1 at nasa.gov) and Natasha Papitashvili <natalia.e.papitashvili at nasa.gov>.

The latest version of the International Reference Ionosphere (IRI) model is now available for online computation and plotting. The IRI homepage at http://iri.gsfc.nasa.gov provides access to this new IRIweb interface as well as to the Fortran source code and to much additional information about the IRI modeling project including workshop reports, references and announcements of future workshops. IRI-2012 includes a number of improvements and several new parameters. Below the F peak IRI-2012 features new models for the electron density and ion composition and in the topside an improved representation of the variation of electron temperature with solar activity. New parameters included with this version of the model are auroral boundaries and a description of E-region storm effects at auroral latitudes. In addition to these new parameters the IRIWeb interface now also lets the user list and plot the following parameters related to IRI: CGM latitude and longitude, magnetic inclination and declination (based on IGRF), InvDip (special coordinate used by the electron temperature models), Magnetic Local Time (MLT), and various solar and magnetic indices now used in IRI (R-12, IG- 12, F10.7D, F10.7_81D, 3-h_ap, daily_ap, 3-h_kp). Please let us know if you encounter problems with this new IRI2012Web interface.


(2) Call for papers for a virtual special issue of Geophysical Research Letters on: “Early Results from the Van Allen Probes”.


From Bill Peterson (pete at lasp.colorado.edu).

Geophysical Research Letters solicits papers presenting high impact innovative results with broad geophysical implications for a virtual special issue on “Early Results from the Van Allen Probes.”

NASA’s Van Allen Probes mission is designed to acquire data to solve key questions about the energetics and dynamics of the Earth’s Van Allen Radiation belts that have arisen from active research in the domain in the past decades.

Papers should address fundamental aspects of the energetics and dynamics of the Van Allen Radiation belts and meet the GRL criteria of high impact innovative results with broad geophysical implications as described in EOS Vol. 91, No. 38, 21 September 2010, page 337. They should be submitted to GRL using AGU’s GEMS interface (http://grl-submit.agu.org/cgi-bin/main.plex by November 1, 2013 to be considered for inclusion in the virtual special issue. Papers will be treated and selected as any other submission to GRL.

Accepted papers will appear in the on-line version of GRL shortly after acceptance, and in the first available print issue after that. The full virtual special issue will be accessible from the GRL main web page (now at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1944-8007 ) under the "Find Articles" list on the left tab entitled special Sections (which points to http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1944-8007/homepage/SpecialSectionsHome.html

W.K. (Bill) Peterson and Benoit Lavraud, Space Physics Editors of GRL


(3) May 29-Jun 7, 2013, Space Weather Summer School, University of Alabama in Huntsville - funding applications due March 15 to Dr. Gang Li (gl0001 at uah.edu).


From Gang Li <gl0001 at uah.edu> via the SPA Newsletter 27 January.

Applications are invited for the 2013 Space Weather Summer School, to be held at the University of Alabama in Huntsville during May 29-Jun 7, 2013. The summer school will offer an intensive 10-day course in topics related to Space Weather studies.

The discipline of Space Weather encompasses a broad range of fields, including solar physics, space physics, magnetospheric physics, and atmospheric physics. A relatively young field, the study of space weather has benefited from observations made by numerous spacecraft, including SDO, Hinode, STEREO, CLUSTERS, THEMIS, RHESSI, ACE, WIND, etc. These observations are accompanied by rapidly developing theory and state-of-the-art numerical simulations.

The summer school is supported in part by The National Science Foundation (NSF) and The Center of Space Plasma and Aeromic Research (CSPAR) at UAHuntsville. Approximately 20 students are anticipated. Each student will receive a financial aid to defray travel and local expenses.

More information about the summer school can be found at http://swssuah2013.pbworks.com

Interested students should send completed applications with requested documents by March, 15th, 2013 to Dr. Gang Li @ gl0001@uah.edu


(4) July 29 – August 2, 2013, ISR Summer School, MIT Haystack Observatory, Westford, MA - funding applications due 15 March.


From Elizabeth Kendall <elizabeth.kendall at sri.com>.

The 2013 ISR Summer School will be held at the MIT Haystack Observatory July 28 – August 2. 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 and use data from multiple incoherent scatter radar observatories, such as Poker Flat (PFISR), Millstone Hill, Resolute Bay (RISR), Sondrestrom, Jicamarca and Arecibo. 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 data base. 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. Providing there is space, professors and other professionals are welcome to observe. Please email summerschool@esd.sri.com if you are interested in this option. All students who wish to apply for the ISR summer school must follow the application instructions at the summer school web site:

http://www.amisr.com/workshop

The ISR summer school is sponsored by the US National Science Foundation through its Geospace Facilities Program within the Geosciences Directorate and is organized by SRI International. For more information about the school, please contact Elizabeth Kendall (summerschool@esd.sri.com).

The deadline for application submission is 15 March 2013.


(5) CIRES/NGDC Professional Research Assistant, Satellite Sensor Systems Engineer, The Solar and Terrestrial Physics (STP), NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), Boulder, Colorado.


From Karen Dempsey <Karen.Dempsey at colorado.edu> via the SPA Newsletter 27 January.

The Solar and Terrestrial Physics (STP) division within NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) in Boulder, Colorado is looking for a Satellite Sensor Systems Engineer to contribute to the development and utilization of high-quality space weather sensors deployed on NOAA's fleet of operational spacecraft which act to safeguard the Nation's critical technology infrastructure, including the electric power grid, GPS, commercial aviation and satellite electronics. The Systems Engineer will work with and coordinate the overall efforts of a small group of space scientists and software developers involved with the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) and Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) programs.

Duties include acting as the advocate and interface to the larger satellite program offices, preparing and reviewing technical interface documents, overseeing the development of algorithms and processing systems, planning and directing sensor calibration and validation, and ultimately ensuring the program success and ability to provide valuable end products for operational space weather forecasting and scientific advancement. The position is offered through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. For more information please visit http://www.jobsatcu.com and search for job posting ID 820266. (NOTE: As of 31 January, this ID did not exist.)


(6) 26-31 May, SuperDARN 2013 Workshop, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.


From (kathryn.mcwilliams at usask.ca) and (jp.stmaurice at usask.ca).

The SuperDARN Workshop will be taking place from May 26-31, 2013 at the Temple Gardens Mineral Spa in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Workshop information is available at: https://ocs.usask.ca/conf/index.php/superdarn/superdarn2013

The website is being updated regularly. Registration information will soon be available.

The deadline for reserving a hotel room at the reduced rate is April 5, 2013. Please, see the workshop website for more details.

A new addition this year: SuperDARN Graduate Student School – May 22-24 in Saskatoon, Canada. The school is open to all those wishing to attend – in particular, graduate students who are working with SuperDARN data and those who wish to learn more. The course will be held if there is sufficient student and instructor interest. Transportation from Saskatoon to Moose Jaw for the SuperDARN Workshop will be arranged. More information is available on the SuperDARN Workshop website.

Details about abstract submission and a preliminary schedule will be provided on the workshop website when they become available.

If you have any questions about the 2013 SuperDARN Workshop, you can contact us via the workshop website or by emailing cindy.jelinski@usask.ca.

We look forward to seeing you in Saskatoon and Moose Jaw in 2013.

Sincerly, Kathryn McWilliams on behalf of the SuperDARN 2013 Local Organizing Committee


(7) 29 July - 01 August 2013, 11th Layered Phenomena in the Mesopause Region (LPMR) workshop, University of Leeds, UK - student funding applications due 1 March and abstracts due 30 April.


From John Plane (j.m.c.plane at leeds.ac.uk).

The 11th Layered Phenomena in the Mesopause Region (LPMR) workshop is being held at the University of Leeds from the 29th July – 1st August 2013. This meeting will continue a biennial series designed to advance understanding of phenomena which occur in the atmosphere between about 80 and 120 km. These phenomena include noctilucent clouds, metallic layers and aerosols produced by meteoric ablation, plasma layers, and perturbations caused by space weather. The workshop will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of new results and ideas on topics ranging from the microphysics of mesospheric particles to the global processes controlling the state of the mesosphere. It is anticipated, based on previous meetings, that participants will include researchers involved in ground-based, rocket-borne and satellite measurements; laboratory studies; and modeling on all scales of this coupled dynamical, radiative, chemical, and plasma environment. A particular focus of the workshop will be to promote discussion of future directions for international, interdisciplinary cooperation.

The website (www.lpmr.leeds.ac.uk) is now open for registration and abstract submission. Please note the following dates:

Early-bird registration ends on 1st May 2013.

Abstract submission deadline is 30th April 2013. There are bursaries available to reduce the costs of PhD students attending the meeting. Bursary application forms should be downloaded from the website and returned by Friday 1st March 2013. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 8th March 2013.