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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 12 November 2013. 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) CINDI C/NOFS data on-line at CDAW.

(2) Revised Agenda for Mini-GEM at AGU Sun Dec 8 at Westin Market St. From Xia Cai (xcai at and Barbara Emery (emery at

(3) Postdoc on the Global Atmospheric Electric Circuit at NCAR - applications due 9 January. From: Art Richmond <Richmond at>.

(4) Faculty Position in Experimental Space Physics, University of Iowa. From: Craig Kletzing <craig-kletzing at> in SPA Newsletter 8 November.

(5) PhD student positions in the Radar and Rocket Department at the University of Rostock in Germany - applications due 15 December. From: Jorge Chau <chau at>.

(6) Heliophysics 2014 Summer School, July 9-16, 2014 - Boulder, CO. From: Susanne Demaree <sdemaree at>. See also

(3) Postdoc on the Global Atmospheric Electric Circuit at NCAR - applications due 9 January.

From: Art Richmond <Richmond at>.

As part of the project "Electrical Connections and Consequences Within the Earth System" (, a collaboration among researchers at the University of Colorado, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and Pennsylvania State University, a postdoctoral scientist position is available at NCAR for research on the global atmospheric electric circuit. The scientist will collaborate with team members at all three institutions to conduct research in one or more of the following areas: processes controlling the charge and discharge of electrified clouds and their representation in numerical models, the electrical coupling between the atmosphere and ionosphere, and the flow of current throughout the atmosphere-ionosphere system. This work will contribute to the development of a model of the global circuit. Career- development activities will include group meetings and presentations and scientific workshops and conferences, and may include contributing to educational programs and serving on committees.

A Ph.D. or Sc.D. or equivalent experience is required. Numerical modeling experience in atmospheric physics is desirable. The position is for one year, with possibility of one-year renewal. The selection process will be coordinated with the NCAR Advanced Study Program (ASP) which begins accepting applications November 15, and has a deadline of 2014 January 9. Complete application instructions are at ASP applicants prepare a research proposal of their own choice, in consultation with one or more NCAR scientists. The scientists involved with the global atmospheric electric circuit project are Wiebke Deierling (deierlin at, Art Richmond (richmond at, and Wenbin Wang (wbwang at Applicants should select the "AtmosElec" designator when submitting their application.

4) Faculty Position in Experimental Space Physics, University of Iowa.

From: Craig Kletzing <craig-kletzing at> in SPA Newsletter 8 November.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa seeks a successful space physics experimentalist with a record of involvement in spaceflight hardware. All areas of experimental space physics will be considered, including areas not represented by our current research. For a complete job description and to apply go to refer to requisition 63169.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

(5) PhD student positions in the Radar and Rocket Department at the University of Rostock in Germany - applications due 15 December.

From: Jorge Chau <chau at>.

The Leibniz-­‐Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) at Rostock University, Kühlungsborn (Germany) accepts applications for 2 to 4 fully funded Ph.D. student positions in the Radar and Rocket Department in lower thermosphere and mesosphere research.

The IAP in Kuhlungsborn is a leading European atmospheric research institute especially known for its experimental and theoretical investigation of the middle atmosphere. Experimental approaches focus on optical and radar soundings, as well as sounding rockets. A complete list of our research instruments and general topics can be found at:­Radar-­sounding-­and-­sounding-­rockets.radarsondierungen.0.html?&L=1

We are now seeking highly motivated Ph.D. students to work on these topics in our Radar and Rocket Department. Besides the specific topics of our Department, the students are expected to be in close interaction with colleagues and students from the other two IAP Departments (Theory and Optical), for example, via the existing Matrix Research Groups. The students would also enjoy the diverse and international atmosphere at IAP.

Required qualifications: Master and/or Diploma degree in any of these fields (or similar):

  • Experimental/Applied physics
  • Atmospheric physics
  • Plasma physics
  • Mathematics
  • Meteorology

Expertise on computer programming with Matlab, IDL, Python, Fortran, C++ or equivalent is recommended.

The positions are available for one year with a possibility for up to 3 years extension. Interested candidates should send their application before December 15th, 2013 to: Leibniz Institute for Atmospheric Physics (Radar and Rocket Department), Schloss Str. 6 18225, Kühlungsborn Germany

including: letter of intent (no more than one page), CV, academic grades, and at least 1 academic reference. In addition, please indicate preference (if any) on the topics listed at­Radar-­sounding-­and-­sounding-­rockets.radarsondierungen.0.html?&L=1

Contact: Prof. Dr. Jorge L. Chau, email: chau at iap-­

(6) Heliophysics 2014 Summer School, July 9-16, 2014 - Boulder, CO.

From: Susanne Demaree <sdemaree at>.

Special Opportunity for Students and Teachers

Comparative Heliophysics, July 9-16, 2014 - Boulder, CO

Deadline is 22 February

Applications are invited for the 2014 Heliophysics Summer School, which will be held in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. We are seeking students and undergraduate level teachers and instructors to join us this coming summer for a unique professional experience. Students and teachers will learn about the exciting science of heliophysics as a broad, coherent discipline that reaches in space from the Earth's troposphere to the depths of the Sun, and in time from the formation of the solar system to the distant future. At the same time, a goal of the Summer School is for the group of instructors to develop materials from Heliophysics that can be applied in their classes. The Heliophysics Summer School focuses on the physics of space weather events that start at the Sun and influence atmosphere, ionosphere and magnetosphere of Earth and their counterparts around the other planets throughout the solar system. The solar system offers a wide variety of conditions under which the interaction of bodies with a plasma environment can be studied, while the rich variety of exoplanet systems being discovered and modeled offers an even richer ground to explore. Similarly rich is the variety of activity phenomena seen on stars like the Sun: where our limited lifespan offers us only a direct view of solar activity for its present-day evolutionary status, comparative stellar astrophysics enables us to effectively study solar conditions for ensembles of thousands of years of solar time, and thereby to explore solar and heliospheric activity in distant past and future.

The 2014 Summer School will focus on the foundations of heliophysics while exploring connections to adjacent disciplines from the perspective of our local cosmos: stars like the Sun, planets like those in the solar system, and formation histories not too dissimilar from those that are relevant to understanding the formation, evolution, and present state of our immediate space environment.

The school will be based on lectures, laboratories, and recitations from world experts, and will draw material from the three textbooks Heliophysics I-III, published by Cambridge University Press. Several teachers along with about 35 students will be selected through a competitive process organized by the UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs. The school lasts for eight days, and each participant receives full travel support for airline tickets, lodging and per diem costs.

Student Application Requirements

  • Currently enrolled as a graduate student in any phase of training, or

first or second year postdoctoral fellow.

  • Major in physics with an emphasis on astrophysics, geophysics, plasma

physics, and space physics, or experienced in at least one of these areas.

  • Pursuing a career in heliophysics or astrophysics.

Teacher Application Requirements

  • At least three years of teaching experience. (Already having a

connection with heliophysics is not a requirement.)

  • Currently teaching physics (preferably electricity & magnetism),

astronomy/planetary science, or Earth sciences at the upper division undergraduate level.

  • Willingness to provide feedback to the Summer School faculty and

organizers on the comprehensibility and comprehensiveness of the overall set of lectures and supporting materials.

For additional information on this program and instructions on how to apply, please visit the Heliophysics website at

For further information, call (303) 497-8649 or e-mail

The Living With a Star program of the Heliophysics Division in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate sponsors the Summer Schools. The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Visiting Scientist Programs collaborates with NASA in administering the schools. The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research is an EE/AAE who values and encourages diversity in the workplace. Images courtesy of NASA.