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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent Jan 30, 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) CEDAR Prize Lecture Nominations due 02 February 2009

  Reply to Larissa Goncharenko (lpg@haystack.mit.edu)
  See also http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/ (Workshops, Traditions, Prize)

2) Heliophysics Summer School 2009, Boulder, CO - applications due 1 Apr

  From SPA Newsletter 9 October 2009
  Reply to George Siscoe (siscoe at skynet.bu.edu)
  See also http://www.vsp.ucar.edu/HeliophysicsSummerSchool

3) ITM and space plasma postdocs at University of Calgary, Canada

  From SPA Newsletter 18 Dec 2008
  Reply to Andrew Yau (yau at phys.ucalgary.ca)

4) Space Weather Workshop, 28 Apr-1 May, Boulder, CO

   Student Travel Support Available and applications due 12 March
  Reply to Terry Onsager (Terry.Onsager@noaa.gov)
  See also http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/sww

5) Joint Assembly, 24-27 May 2009, Toronto Canada - abtracts due 4 Mar

  See also http://www.agu.org/meetings/ja09
a) SAO3 "Longitudinal Variations in Upper Atmospheric Constituents,
   Temperature and Wind", Gordon  Shepherd (gordon@yorku.ca)

1) CEDAR Prize Lecture Nominations due 02 February 2009


Nominations are currently being solicited for the 2009 CEDAR Prize Lecture. The Prize Lecture is the principal means by which the CEDAR community acknowledges outstanding achievement in research. The nomination should be based on research reported in a peer-reviewed publication within the previous four years. The CEDAR Phase III document (http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu under Community, Community documents, CEDAR Phasel III report) lists the priorities of our community, and preference should be given to colleagues moving in those directions. The Prize Lecture is open to non-U.S. citizens as well as U.S. citizens, provided a strong connection to CEDAR can be demonstrated.

A nomination consists of three items: (1) Name, (2) Paper Citation(s) (3) A brief statement of why the research is important.

Please submit nominations by email to Larissa Goncharenko (lpg@haystack.mit.edu) by Monday February 02, or shortly thereafter.

For more information on the Prize Lecture, including a list of past recipients, see http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu (Workshops, Traditions, Prize).


2) Heliophysics Summer School 2009, Boulder, CO - applications due 1 Apr


From: George Siscoe (siscoe at skynet.bu.edu)

The third of a three-year NASA-sponsored Heliophysics Summer School will be hosted by the UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs in Boulder, CO, 22-29 July 2009.

The summer school has two principal aims: 1) to deepen the appreciation of the basic science of heliophysics for a select group of students as teachers take them through highly interactive seminars and hands-on working groups, and 2) to produce a series of textbooks from which heliophysics may be taught at universities worldwide.

The three-year program comprises three thematic clusters that together cover the scientific basis of the physical processes that play a role in coupling the Sun's interior to the planetary environments, atmospheres and the heliosphere itself.

The third year of the program will focus on long-term processes, from the Sun's modulated activity to its influences on the climate systems of the heliosphere, Earth's atmosphere, and planetary environments. The first year covered the plasma physics of the local cosmos, i.e., the science that is uniquely enabled by our existence within an environment of ionized gases. The second year covered explosive energy conversion and energetic particles. Thus, the three-year program of the summer school encompasses the entire scientific discipline that is now called heliophysics, which was borne out of the need for interdisciplinary research in the context of NASA's Living with a Star (LWS) Program.

Approximately 30 students (chosen from graduate students through first or second year postdoctoral fellows) will be selected each year through a competitive process to participate in the summer school. Each participant will receive air travel, lodging and per diem. Attendants will be selected for the 2009 summer school independent of their participation in earlier schools.

Drs. Karel Schrijver (Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center) and George Siscoe (Boston University) are the Deans of the summer school. The summer school lectures will be given by teachers from the US, Canada, and Europe - see the schedule at the UCAR website: http://www.vsp.ucar.edu/HeliophysicsSummerSchool.

The summer school is sponsored by the Living With a Star program of the Heliophysics Division in NASA's Science Mission Directorate. The UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs office administers the summer school.

The deadline for application submission by students is 1 April 2009.


3) ITM and space plasma postdocs at University of Calgary, Canada


From: Andrew Yau (yau at phys.ucalgary.ca)

The Institute of Space and Imaging Science (ISIS; formerly Institute for Space Research) at the University of Calgary seeks two postdoctoral fellows in ionosphere-thermosphere-magnetosphere (ITM) and space plasma research. Both are two-year positions, with the possibility of extension to a third year. The successful applicants will be expected to participate in the development of low-energy plasma and neutral particle imagers, and to pursue data analysis in high-latitude ionosphere-thermosphere-magnetosphere coupling using both satellite and ground data. In particular, there will be opportunities to work on instruments for the ORBITALS and ISWEAT satellites, and on data from the CASSIOPE/e-POP satellite.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in physics, space physics or engineering physics obtained within the last 3 years. The successful applicants will have a strong background in experimental space or plasma physics, demonstrated experience in the development of space-borne plasma probes, and an ability to engage in independent research and publish the results in refereed journals. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants are invited to send a statement of interests, a resume including publication list and the names and addresses of three references to: Prof. A.W. Yau by email at yau@phys.ucalgary.ca. For further information, please contact Drs. A.W. Yau and D.J. Knudsen at yau@phys.ucalgary.ca and knudsen@phys.ucalgary.ca, respectively.

The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.


4) Space Weather Workshop, 28 Apr-1 May, Boulder, CO

   Student Travel Support Available and applications due 12 March

From Terry Onsager (Terry.Onsager@noaa.gov)

The 2009 Space Weather Workshop will be held this spring, April 28 - May 1, in Boulder, Colorado. This meeting will bring the customer, forecasting, vendor, and research communities together to focus on the impacts of space weather, on forecasting techniques, and on recent scientific advances in specifying and predicting conditions in the space environment. The program will highlight space weather impacts in several areas, including ionospheric disturbances, geomagnetic storms and their solar drivers, radiation belts, and solar energetic particles. Representatives from industries impacted by space weather will be invited to attend, including those from commercial airlines, electric power, satellite operations, and navigation/communication. Space Weather Workshop 2009 is co-organized by the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center, the NSF Division of Atmospheric Sciences, and the NASA Heliophysics Division. Further details regarding the meeting agenda and travel will be posted on our web site: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/sww

Space Weather Workshop Student Travel Support: Partial support for student attendance is available. This support could be applied to registration fees, room and board, or travel costs. To apply for support, please provide the following information by email to Terry Onsager (terry.onsager at noaa.gov <mailto:terry.onsager@noaa.gov>) no later than March 12, 2009:

1. Name 2. Institution and contact information 3. Academic level 4. Topic of research that will be presented as a poster 5. Academic adviser and contact information 6. Level of support required to attend


5) Joint Assembly, 24-27 May 2009, Toronto Canada - abtracts due 4 Mar

a) SAO3 "Longitudinal Variations in Upper Atmospheric Constituents,
   Temperature and Wind", Gordon  Shepherd (gordon@yorku.ca)

2009 Joint Assembly (AGU/CGU/GAC/MAC/SEG/MSA/GS) 24-27 May 2009, Toronto Canada

Abstracts due 04 March on-line at http://www.agu.org/meetings/ja09

SAO3 "Longitudinal Variations in Upper Atmospheric Constituents,

     Temperature and Wind",

Convenors: Gordon Shepherd (gordon@yorku.ca) Takuji Nakamura (nakamura@rish.kyoto-u.ac.jp Patrick Espy (Patrick.espy@ntnu.no)