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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent Feb 10, 2009. 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) Faculty and Postdoc Positions in space sciences at Kyung Hee Univ, Korea From 3 Feb SPA Newsletter See also

2) Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM) meeting 6 March in Boulder, CO Register by 24 Feb at Reply to Aaron Ridley ( or Dan Marsh ( See also

3) IAGA-2009, Sopron, Hungary (August 23-30, 2009) abstracts due 30 April a) Equatorial atmosphere-ionosphere interactive processes: vertical and latitudinal coupling and magnetospheric forcing, Reply to M A Abdu (

1) Faculty and Postdoc Positions in space sciences at Kyung Hee Univ, Korea

From: Gwangson Choe (gchoe at

School of Space Research Kyung Hee University Yongin 446-701 Korea

Tel: +82-31-201-3821 Fax: +82-31-204-2445 URL:

E-mail Submission and Inquiries: gchoe (at)

The School of Space Research at Kyung Hee University in Korea invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions, research faculty positions and postdoctoral fellowships in space sciences and astrophysics. Applicants must have a PhD in space sciences, astronomy, physics or related fields. Faculty candidates must have minimum two years of postdoctoral research experience. Faculty positions are in the level of either an assistant professor or an associate professor. A selection process will be applied to individual applications until all the positions are filled. Thus, there is no deadline for application, and early applicants should have an advantage. Employment can start at any time after each selection is made. Salary will be determined by the University, commensurate with qualifications and experience per KHU pay scale, which starts at around 30,000,000 Korean Won per year for a postdoc with no employment history, 38,400,000 Korean Won per year for a research assistant professor with the minimum required experience, and 55,000,000 Korean Won for a tenure-track assistant professor. For postdocs and research faculty members, the initial contract is for two years and can be renewed contingent upon research performance and funding.

Kyung Hee University (KHU), founded in 1949, is ranked among the top ten universities of Korea, and research in astronomy and space sciences has been performed at the Department of Astronomy and Space Science of KHU. Recently, the Department is awarded a long-term government grant within the scope of the World Class University (WCU) Program, which pursues the World's top class research in diverse disciplines, and it is now expanded to form the School of Space Research. The School is located in the city of Yongin approximately 40 km south of Seoul, and currently has 11 professors and about 30 graduate students. It is the policy of KHU not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national/ethnic origin.

An application consisting of a CV, a list of publications, and names of three references along with a cover letter should be sent to Prof. Gwangson Choe by e-mail at gchoe (at)

2) Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM) meeting 6 March in Boulder, CO

From Aaron Ridley (

Dear community members,

The Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM) CCSM Working Group will be holding a meeting on Friday March 6, 2009 in Boulder Colorado at the NCAR Mesa Lab. The meeting will include presentations on the latest model developments, recent science results, and discussion of future scientific and development acitvities. We particularly invite participation in this meeting by the CEDAR community. Specifically, we invite presentations on other whole atmosphere models. We would like to have discussions on the differences between the models that are currently in development or have been recently developed. Further, we invite presentations on coupling of atmospheric models to magnetospheric models.

If you are interested in participating in the meeting or would like to give a presentation, please e-mail Aaron Ridley ( or Dan Marsh ( and/or register for the meeting at Please register by February 24, 2009.

For more information, please see

Aaron Ridley and Dan Marsh WACCM WG co-chairs

3) IAGA-2009, Sopron, Hungary (August 23- 30, 2009) abstracts due on-line 30 April at a) Equatorial atmosphere-ionosphere interactive processes: vertical and latitudinal coupling and magnetospheric forcing

From M A Abdu (

Inter-Divisional Symposium (Division II and III) lead by Division II, Equatorial atmosphere-ionosphere interactive processes: vertical and latitudinal coupling and magnetospheric forcing

The earth's equatorial and low latitude atmosphere-ionosphere system is subject to significant modification due to dynamical and electro-dynamical coupling processes arising from upward transport of energy and momentum by gravity-, tidal- and planetary waves originating from lower heights and extra-tropics, which results in its large zonal, day-to-day and inter-annual variabilities. Magnetospheric/interplanetary forcing through disturbance electric fields and energy deposition at high latitudes with the consequent coupling to equatorial latitudes represents another important source of variability of the system at different time scales. Important new results from ground based instruments networks, space borne observations and simulation studies on the different coupling processes and sources of variabilities of the system have been forthcoming in recent years. This symposium will address all aspects of the dynamics, energetics and coupling processes of the atmosphere- ionosphere- system of the latitude region extending from the equator to mid-latitudes. Results are welcome from experimental, theoretical and modeling investigations, and on manifestations of the coupling process through the responses of the system to magnetic storms and upward propagating atmospheric wave disturbances etc. in terms of small and large structures, TEC, winds and waves, temperatures, plasma drifts, electric fields, currents, precursor conditions for equatorial plasma bubble development, anomaly and electrojet variabilities etc.

Abstract submission deadline: 30 April 2009

Lead Convener: M. A. Abdu, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais ? INPE; Ave. dos Astronautas 1758; 12201 970, S?o Jose dos Campos, SP, Brazil Tele: 55 12 345 6797; Fax: 55 12 345 6990

Co-Conveners: Takuji Nakamura, RISH Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, JAPAN TEL: +81-774-38-3815 FAX: +81-774-31-8463

B. T. Tsurutani, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91109 Tel: 818 354 7559; Fax: 818 354 8895