Community:Email 30aug11

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 30 July 2011. Meetings and jobs are listed at 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) 12-15 March 2012 ISEA 13, Paracas, Peru - abstracts due 30 November. From Jorge L. Chau (Chair) ( See also

(2) Tenure Track Faculty Position in Space Physics at University of Alaska, Fairbanks - review of applications starts 19 December. From: Nicole Scholle <> where more information is available from Mark Conde.( See also under posting #0062559.

(3) Project Manager at George Mason Univ in VA for climate change education with TV weathercasters. From Scott Briggs <>. See also for position number F9401z

(1) 12-15 March 2012 ISEA 13, Paracas, Peru - abstracts due 30 November.

From Jorge L. Chau (Chair) (

The International Organizing Committee (IOC) is pleased to make the 2nd announcement regarding the 13th International Symposium on Equatorial Aeronomy, to be held in Paracas, Peru March 12-16, 2012. At this time, we invite all colleagues who are interested in attending ISEA 13 to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations of their work. The ISEA 13 home page ( has instructions on how to submit an abstract. The web site also contains information on registration, hotel reservation, financial assistance and travel.


  • Abstract submission: November 30, 2011
  • Financial assistance: December 15, 2011
  • Hotel reservations in Paracas (special ISEA 13 price): January 12, 2012
  • Early registration ($450): January 12, 2012
  • Airline information (for arranging group transportation to Paracas): February 20, 2012
  • Tourism activities: It will depend on the activity, please contact Condor Travel (details in the webpage).


ISEA is held approximately every three to four years and is a major event in the field of Aeronomy. It serves as a forum for scientists to report and discuss recent research results and progress relating to the physics of the mesosphere, thermosphere and ionosphere at equatorial, low- and mid-latitudes.

The ISEA 13 program includes 8 scientific sessions with oral and poster portions, distributed over four and a half conference days. In addition, after the last day of ISEA, i.e., on Saturday March 17 2012, there will be a full-day optional visit to the Jicamarca Radio Observatory to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Paracas is ~270 km south of Lima and can only be reached by car. The LOC will arrange transportation from Lima to Paracas (and back) on predefined times and locations (e.g., airport or hotels in Miraflores). Participants should plan to get to the Jorge Chavez International Airport (code LIM). Instructions on these arrangements as well as other ways of reaching Paracas are provided in the ISEA13 webpage.

The ISEA13 scientific sessions are:

  • S1: Irregularity Physics
  • S2: E and F region coupling (low and mid latitude coupling)
  • S3: Wave propagation between low/middle atmosphere and ionosphere
  • S4: Plasma neutral coupling
  • S5: Low and mid latitude Aeronomy and Electrodynamics
  • S6: Ionospheric storms and Space weather effects at low and mid latitudes
  • S7: New techniques, experiments, campaigns, and results
  • S8: Future trends and challenges

Specific details of the sessions, including conveners, description, and a list of confirmed invited speakers are indicated at the website.

We expect around 150 participants at ISEA 13. Plans are being discussed to have a student paper competition. If you plan to attend the meeting, please bookmark the ISEA 13 page and take action now.

Best regards and thanks for your attention,

The ISEA 13 International Organizing Committee

  • Jorge L. Chau (Chair) (JRO, Peru;
  • Archana Bhattacharyya (IIG, India;
  • Clezio M. Denardini (INPE, Brasil;
  • David L. Hysell (Cornell University, USA;
  • Erhan Kudeki (University of Illinois, USA;
  • Jonathan Makela (University of Illinois, USA;
  • Kazuo Shiokawa (Nagoya University, Japan;

(2) Tenure Track Faculty Position in Space Physics at University of Alaska, Fairbanks - review of applications starts 19 December.

From: Nicole Scholle <> where more information is available from Mark Conde.(

The Geophysical Institute and the Physics Department of the University of Alaska Fairbanks invite applications to fill a joint tenure-track position in physics and space physics. The successful applicant will join the Geophysical Institute as part of the Space Physics and Aeronomy Group, and will become a faculty member in the Physics Department of the College of Natural Science and Mathematics. Duties will include conducting research in aeronomy or space physics, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in physics, and supporting the University’s wider mission through service. The position is targeted at the assistant professor level, although appointment at a higher rank may be considered for suitably qualified candidates. Current research activities of the Space Physics and Aeronomy Group include optical and radar observations of the neutral atmosphere, ionosphere, and aurora; space plasma simulations; ionospheric modeling; rocket experiments; and analysis of ground and space based observational data sets. Applications are invited from researchers working on topics relevant to these areas, with ground-based optical and radar aeronomy being of particular interest for this position. The successful applicant will be committed to pursuing external funding to continue his or her research programs at the University of Alaska. Existing facilities available for research use include Poker Flat Research Range, the NSF's Poker Flat Incoherent Scatter Radar (PFISR), rocket launch facilities, the Davis Science Center, and a lidar observatory. The Geophysical Institute has an instrumentation laboratory, a machine shop, and an electronic shop. In addition, UAF is the home of the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center, which can provide resources for large-scale computing needs. Opportunities exist for collaboration with other groups within the Geophysical Institute, such as Atmospheric Sciences, as well as other units from the wider University, notably the School of Engineering.

This position will be open until filled. Review of applications will begin December 19, 2011. A complete job description and application instructions can be found at the following web page: under posting #0062559. For further information on the position please contact the search committee chair Dr Mark Conde.( Questions about the application process may be addressed to Donna Laiti, HR Consultant, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 757320, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7320, (907) 474-7791 or e-mail:

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

(3) Project Manager at George Mason Univ in VA for climate change education with TV weathercasters.

From Scott Briggs <>.

The George Mason University, Department of Communication, Center for Climate Change Communication ( in Virginia invites applications for a full-time Research Associate to help manage a multi-institution TV weathercaster-focused climate change education partnership grant funded by the National Science Foundation.

Responsibilities include collaborating with the Principle Investigator (at Mason), the co-Investigators (at Mason, Yale, Cornell and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and the project's partners (at NOAA, American Meteorological Society, National Weather Association, American Association of State Climatologists, & American Geophysical Union) in determining the direction of the project, taking lead responsibility to coordinate the contributions of all partners in the project, and managing and maintaining budgets and contracts.


M.S. or Ph.D. in meteorology, atmospheric science, earth systems science, communication, education or other relevant social science discipline. At least two years of progressively responsible project management experience in an environment with numerous internal and external contributors to a project, and at least one year experience successfully managing employees. Additional skills required include strong competence in planning and multitasking, attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, ability to communicate well verbally and in writing, and the ability to adapt to the changing demands of a dynamic research environment. Prior experience working in a university setting, and previous experience working with TV weathercasters is preferred.

This appointment will be renewed on a yearly basis, contingent on performance, progress and available funding. For full consideration, applicants must apply online at for position number F9401z; complete the faculty application; and upload a letter of interest, CV, and list of three professional references with contact information.