Community:Email 31jan14

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 31 January 2014. 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) Solicitations for CEDAR Workshops due Friday 14 March. From Sharon Vadas (vasha at cora.nwra.com) and Barbara Emery <emery at ucar.edu>. See also http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/Workshop:Guidelines

(2) Arecibo telescope repairs from earthquake probably finished in mid-March. From Sixto Gonzalez <sixto at naic.edu> and Fernando Camilo <fcamilo at usra.edu>.

(3) Third Real-Time-IRI Task Force Meeting (Monday, 19 May) and Fourteenth International GIRO Forum (IGF2014) (20-23 May) at UMass Lowell. From <Bodo.Reinisch at digisonde.com>. See also http://www.digisonde.com/IGF

(4) Call for papers due 15 Feb: (HGE01) Ionospheric, Magnetospheric and High Energy Effects of Lightning Session at 31st General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of International Union of Radio Science (URSI), August 17-23, 2014, Beijing, China. From: Ningyu Liu (nliu@fit.edu), Victor Pasko (vpasko@psu.edu), Martin Fullekrug (M.Fullekrug@bath.ac.uk). See also http://www.chinaursigass.com/ and http://www.ursi.org/en/gass.asp#H


(1) Solicitations for CEDAR Workshops due Friday 14 March.


From Sharon Vadas (vasha at cora.nwra.com) and Barbara Emery <emery at ucar.edu>.

The CEDAR Science Steering Committee solicits workshop session proposals for the June 24-28 meeting in Seattle, WA DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 14 via the workshop proposal form on-line.

These sessions should support the goals of the NSF CEDAR program. New in 2014 is an opportunity to propose a "Grand Challenge Workshop." These will be high-profile workshops addressing key problems in CEDAR science. Grand Challenge Workshops selected by the CSSC will receive higher-capacity rooms and assigned tutorial speakers in the plenary sessions. Grand Challenge Workshops will furthermore run for 2-4 years, depending on the selection by the CSSC.

All sessions should address the science priorities in the field of aeronomy and space physics for the upcoming decade described by the recent Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) (see http://sites.nationalacademies.org/ssb/currentprojects/ssb_056864 and the NAS Report in Brief and also the 2013-2022 Decadal Briefing to the CSSC). Sessions should identify a particular science challenge and outline an approach to meet it. Successful sessions will address 1) how the associated questions will be addressed, 2) what resources exist, are planned, or are needed, and 3) how progress should be measured. The justification for the sessions should also relate to the on-line final (June 2011) version of the CEDAR strategic plan with the addendum from November 2013.

Please see further details in the Guidelines for Workshop Conveners.

Workshop contributors should be apprised of the session goals and encouraged to contribute directly to the effort. Workshop reports will be required within 60 days of the end of the workshop and will be archived on their individual workshop pages on the CEDAR wiki for the 2014 CEDAR Workshop.


(2) Arecibo telescope repairs from earthquake probably finished in mid-March.


From Sixto Gonzalez <sixto at naic.edu> and Fernando Camilo <fcamilo at usra.edu>.

Dear Arecibo users,

Based on our current best estimates, we expect to have the telescope back in full operations around mid-March. It's possible that this date will change as we proceed further with the repair, and we will keep you informed of any changes.

Fernando Camilo, on behalf of Bob Kerr.


(3) Third Real-Time-IRI Task Force Meeting (Monday, 19 May) and Fourteenth International GIRO Forum (IGF2014) (20-23 May) at UMass Lowell.


From <Bodo.Reinisch at digisonde.com>.

The Fourteenth International GIRO Forum (IGF2014) will be hosted by Lowell Digisonde International in cooperation with UMass Lowell’s Center for Atmospheric Research. The forum is planned for the period 20-23 May 2014.

During the Forum, on Wednesday afternoon, we will celebrate the Life and Legacy of Dr. Klaus Bibl who passed away at age 93 on 20 September 2013.

The “Third Real-Time-IRI Task Force Meeting” will precede the IGF on Monday, 19 May 2014 at the same venue. Visit http://www.digisonde.com/IGF for registration, agenda, and more information.


(4) Call for papers due 15 Feb: (HGE01) Ionospheric, Magnetospheric and High Energy Effects of Lightning Session at 31st General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of International Union of Radio Science (URSI), August 17-23, 2014, Beijing, China.


From: Ningyu Liu (nliu@fit.edu), Victor Pasko (vpasko@psu.edu), Martin Fullekrug (M.Fullekrug@bath.ac.uk).

Joint Session Organized by Commissions H, G and E: Ionospheric, Magnetospheric and High Energy Effects of Lightning

The recent discovery that lightning discharges can cause energetic radiation, relativistic particles, and transient luminous events has marked a profound advance in our understanding of the Earth's atmospheric electrodynamic behavior. This session explores these novel processes and their impact on the near-Earth environment. The session solicits contributions that advance knowledge in the areas of the global atmospheric electric circuit, lightning physics, transient luminous events, energetic radiation, relativistic particles, and their impact on the Earth's upper atmosphere and the magnetosphere. Interdisciplinary studies which emphasize the connection between atmospheric layers and the relation between lightning-related effects and climate change are particularly welcome.

One page abstract of 200-500 words is sufficient for submissions of a manuscript to commission H sessions but authors may submit full papers of up to 4 pages if they wish to do so. The Commission H requires full papers for submissions to the Young Scientist and Student paper competitions.

The DEADLINE for receipt of abstracts, for application for Awards for Young Scientists, and for Student paper competition is FEBRUARY 15, 2014

The web page http://www.chinaursigass.com/ contains general information and abstract submission instructions and guidelines.

The final Commission H program is available at http://www.ursi.org/en/gass.asp#H

Conveners:

Ningyu Liu, Department of Physics and Space Sciences, 150 W. University Blvd, Melbourne, Florida 32901, U.S.A., Tel: (321) 674-7348; e-mail: nliu@fit.edu

Victor Pasko, Department of Electrical Engineering, Communications and Space Sciences Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802-2706, U.S.A., Tel: (814) 865-3467; e-mail: vpasko@psu.edu

Martin Fullekrug, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Centre for Space, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, United Kingdom, Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386330; e-mail: M.Fullekrug@bath.ac.uk