Community:Email 30oct12

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 30 Oct 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) 12-14 March 2013 Workshop on C/NOFS Results and Equatorial Dynamics in Albuquerque, NM, USA. From <patricia.doherty at bc.edu>. See also (hopefully by November 5) https://isrconferences.bc.edu/CNOFS/

(2) 2-10 August 2014, COSPAR 2014 in Moscow, Russia - abstracts due mid-February 2014. From A. Janofsky <cospar@cosparhq.cnes.fr>. See also http://www.cospar-assembly.org

(3) Tenure Track Position in Experimental Space Science, Utah State University. From <sylvia.sims at usu.edu> and <charles.swenson at usu.edu>. See also https://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57815

(4) Assistant Professor Faculty Position in Physics Department, New Jersey Institute of Technology. From 11 Oct SPA Newsletter and <haimin.wang at njit.edu>. See also https://njit.jobs and search using the posting #0601234.

(5) Assistant Research Scientist, The University of California at Berkeley, Space Sciences Laboratory - applications due 30 November. From 23 Oct SPA Newsletter and <lydiayoon at ssl.berkeley.edu>. See also https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00082


(1) 12-14 March 2013 Workshop on C/NOFS Results and Equatorial Dynamics in Albuquerque, NM, USA.


From <patricia.doherty at bc.edu>.

First Announcement:

The next C/NOFS Science Workshop will be held for 2½ days on 12-14 March 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The objective of this meeting is to address questions related to the dynamics of the equatorial ionosphere, how it is driven from above by the solar wind and from below by the troposphere and mesosphere, how it varies as a function of altitude, latitude, longitude and solar activity. Results from the Communication/Navigation Outage Forecasting System (C/NOFS) satellite, as well as other ground and space instruments, will be presented. Meeting discussions will also relate to science questions that can specifically be addressed with C/NOFS during solar maximum and close to the time of reentry when its orbit circularizes, as well as with future programs, including the Space Situational Awareness Environmental Monitoring (SSAEM) mission planned for 2015 on COSMIC 2 and upcoming CubeSat flights.

The scientific sessions will bring together the C/NOFS PIs and Guest Investigators, theoreticians, data analysts, and equatorial ionospheric physicists in a workshop setting that includes both invited and contributed talks, posters, and panel discussions.

Information on the Call for Abstracts, Registration and other logistics will soon (hopefully by November 5) be available on the website: https://isrconferences.bc.edu/CNOFS/index.html

We welcome abstracts on all equatorial ionospheric topics, including:

  • Solar wind and storm-time effects, penetration E-fields, disturbance dynamo
  • Plasma irregularity formation, evolution, and decay
  • Scintillation effects
  • Neutral atmosphere, waves, tides, stratospheric warmings and their influence on the equatorial ionosphere
  • Models and simulation
  • Future space environment missions related to equatorial irregularities and electron density
  • Space weather applications: forecast, specification, and validation

To help us prepare for this meeting, we ask that you send an email stating that you may be interested in attending to:

  • Odile de La Beaujardière (Odile.delabeaujardiere@kirtland.af.mil)
  • Patricia Doherty (patricia.doherty@bc.edu)

For additional information, contact the Organizing Committee:

Odile de La Beaujardière, Patricia Doherty, Louise Gentile, Chaosong Huang, Cheryl Huang, Jeffrey Klenzing, Todd Pedersen, John Retterer, Patrick Roddy, Fabiano Rodrigues, Russell Stoneback and Yi-Jiun Su.


(2) 2-10 August 2014, COSPAR 2014 in Moscow, Russia - abstracts due mid-February 2014.


From A. Janofsky <cospar@cosparhq.cnes.fr>.

40th Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) and Associated Events "COSPAR 2014”

Date: 2 - 10 August 2014

Place: Moscow, Russia

Contact: COSPAR Secretariat, c/o CNES, 2 place Maurice Quentin, 75039 Paris Cedex 01, France, Tel: +33 1 44 76 75 10, Fax: +33 1 44 76 74 37, cospar@cosparhq.cnes.fr, http://www.cospar-assembly.org

Scientific Program Chair: Prof. M.I. Panasyuk, Moscow State University

Abstract Deadline: Mid-February 2014

Topics: Approximately 120 meetings covering the fields of COSPAR Scientific Commissions (SC) and Panels:

  • SC A: The Earth's Surface, Meteorology and Climate
  • SC B: The Earth-Moon System, Planets, and Small Bodies of the Solar System
  • SC C: The Upper Atmospheres of the Earth and Planets Including Reference Atmospheres
  • SC D: Space Plasmas in the Solar System, Including Planetary Magnetospheres
  • SC E: Research in Astrophysics from Space
  • SC F: Life Sciences as Related to Space
  • SC G: Materials Sciences in Space
  • SC H: Fundamental Physics in Space
  • Panel on Satellite Dynamics (PSD)
  • Panel on Scientific Ballooning (PSB)
  • Panel on Potentially Environmentally Detrimental Activities in Space (PEDAS)
  • Panel on Radiation Belt Environment Modelling (PRBEM)
  • Panel on Space Weather (PSW)
  • Panel on Planetary Protection (PPP)
  • Panel on Capacity Building (PCB)
  • Panel on Education (PE)
  • Panel on Exploration (PEX)
  • Special events: interdisciplinary lectures, round table, etc.

Selected papers published in Advances in Space Research, a fully refereed journal with no deadlines open to all submissions in relevant fields.


(3) Tenure Track Position in Experimental Space Science, Utah State University.


From <sylvia.sims at usu.edu> and <charles.swenson at usu.edu>.

The Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Utah State University is seeking applications for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level. Candidates must have expertise in one or more of the following areas: space science, spacecraft systems or instrumentation for space science.

A web link to the position is at https://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57815

Candidates are expected to build a strong program of funded research and be strong teachers at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The ideal candidate must demonstrate a strong record of externally funded research, publications, teaching competency, and professional leadership.

Utah State University is located in northern Utah surrounded by the Rocky Mountains with exceptional outdoor recreational activity opportunities. The Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory is an outstanding resource available to successful applicants for the management and engineering of experimental space research programs. USU/SDL is a leader in electro-optics, space plasma sensors and small satellite technology. The review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Utah State University is an equal opportunity employer.


(4) Assistant Professor Faculty Position in Physics Department, New Jersey Institute of Technology.


From 11 Oct SPA Newsletter and <haimin.wang at njit.edu>.

As part of a university-wide multi-disciplinary faculty hiring initiative in the area of "big data," the Physics Department of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is searching for a tenure-track assistant professor who will play a leading role in research that involves analysis, data mining, and data visualization of multi-terabyte data sets in the physical sciences. Potential candidates should have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field, must demonstrate a strong track record in one of the key research areas in the department, and must also be an expert in the development of innovative computational methods in handling large experimental and/or modeling data sets. Currently, the physics department has 19 tenured/tenure-track faculty members with research focusing on Biophysics, Materials Science, Optics and Solar/Terrestrial Astrophysics. The potential candidate must also be able to effectively teach physics at the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful candidate will initiate significant collaboration with faculty in the Department of Computer Sciences.

Please apply at https://njit.jobs and search using the posting #0601234. For further information, please contact Prof. Haimin Wang (haimin.wang@njit.edu, 973-596-5781), chair of the search committee. The position is open until filled. The committee will start to evaluate applications on November 15, 2012.


(5) Assistant Research Scientist, The University of California at Berkeley, Space Sciences Laboratory - applications due 30 November.


From 23 Oct SPA Newsletter and <lydiayoon at ssl.berkeley.edu>.

Assistant Research Scientist (level to be determined by experience) Salary Range: $67,400 - $71,100 (TBD, commensurate with experience) The University of California at Berkeley, Space Sciences Laboratory

Assistant Research Physicist: The Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL), at the University of California, Berkeley, CA seeks a scientist to perform research in upper atmospheric or ionospheric physics with emphasis towards modeling of the interaction of atmospheric waves with these regions. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct original research by running numerical models that are used in the community and comparing these to analyzed data. The candidate is also expected to play an active role in pursuing future research grants and awards along with other members of the Atmospheric Emissions group. Duties may also involve sharing routine flight instrument maintenance tasks with other members of the group. And depending on his or her interests, the candidate may also work with data from the Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate (COSMIC) satellites.

Applicants must have a PhD in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field, and at least two years of post-graduate experience including extensive experience in numerical modeling. Familiarity with the FORTRAN and parallel computing is preferred. The initial appointment will be for two years, with a possibility of renewal. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2013.

Please submit Curriculum Vitae, list of publications, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference to AP Recruit (https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00082) by November 30, 2012. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. AAE/EOE. Applicants should ask referees to review the UC Berkeley statement of confidentially found at: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html .