Community:Email 01mar10

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent Mar 01, 2010. 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) Workshops Solicited by 05 March for CEDAR Workshop, 20-25 June, Boulder, CO. Submitted by Barbara Emery (emery at ucar.edu). Reply to Joe Huba (huba at ppd.nrl.navy.mil). Submit via http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu ('Workshops','2010 Workshop', under 'Individual Workshops' 'Submit Descriptions', using a cedar login and also look at 'Guidelines for Conveners').

(2) 26-30 July 2010 student workshop for experiments using PFISR and RISR, MIT Haystack Observatory, Westford, MA, funding applications due 31 March. From: Anthea Coster (ajc at haystack.mit.edu). Apply at http://www.haystack.mit.edu/edu/workshop/.

(3) Student travel support still available for 8-10 April 2010, WORKSHOP ON THE AURORAL SUBSTORM AND ITS IMPORTANCE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOLAR-TERRESTRIAL RESEARCH, NCU, Taiwan, abstracts due 5 March. Contact Jesper Gjerloev (Jesper.Gjerloev at jhuapl.edu) for student support. See also http://www.ss.ncu.edu.tw/~Aurora/.

(4) 8-13 August 2010, AGU Meeting of the Americas, Foz do Iguazu, Brazil. Abstracts due 31 March at http://www.agu.org/meetings/ja10/. (a) A11 Session: "Gravity Waves". From: Joan Alexander (alexand at cora.nwra.com).


1) Workshops Solicited by 05 March for CEDAR Workshop, 20-25 June, Boulder, CO.


From Barbara Emery (emery at ucar.edu) and Joe Huba (huba at ppd.nrl.navy.mil).

CEDAR workshops are a unique venue for bringing together experts on a particular science topic, reviewing recent results from an ongoing experimental campaign, planning a new project, or increasing visibility and awareness of a given area of research. Suggestions and guidelines for workshop conveners, including a detailed description of various workshop formats, can be found at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu ('Workshops','2010 Workshop', 'Guidelines for Conveners'.

This year's meeting will be held at the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO from Sunday June 20 (student workshop) to Friday June 25. In order to propose a workshop, potential conveners should submit the following information by Friday March 5 at the CEDAR site at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu Click on 'Workshops', then on '2010 Workshop', then on 'Submit Descriptions', to fill out information on your proposed workshop. You must have a login to submit a proposed workshop. All CEDAR Database users have logins, and additionally, most participants at the 2007-2009 CEDAR Workshops have logins which are listed under 'Toolbox', 'Special Pages', and 'User List' under 'Users and Rights'.

A web page will be made from your initial description that is linked to the '2010 Workshop List'. Try to write this description so that it is geared towards the students, with a general description of the context and importance of the topic while avoiding specialized jargon. Your workshop page can be edited later to revise the description (including a different student description if desired) before it is printed (by Friday 28 May), or to add an agenda. Before, during, or after the workshop, .pdfs of the .ppt talks during the workshop can be added to your workshop page along with a final report to remain as a permanent on-line archive record of your workshop.


(2) 26-30 July 2010 student workshop for experiments using PFISR and RISR, MIT Haystack Observatory, Westford, MA, funding applications due 31 March.


From: Anthea Coster (ajc at haystack.mit.edu).

A student workshop aimed at providing students with hands-on experience in designing and running experiments at the Poker Flat Incoherent Scatter Radar (PFISR) and the Resolute Bay Incoherent Scatter Radar (RISR) will be held at MIT Haystack Observatory, Westford, MA, July 26-30, 2010. This workshop is the third of several student workshops aimed at teaching the new generation of scientists how to request and analyze incoherent scatter radar (ISR) experiments <http://www.haystack.mit.edu/atm/mho/instruments/isr/index.html>. All students will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with experienced scientists. The workshop will be structured to provide presentations in the morning, and hands-on experience in experiment design and analysis in the afternoons. The morning lectures will include an introduction to the theory of incoherent scatter, radar operations, ISR analysis techniques, and the Madrigal data base <http://madrigal.haystack.mit.edu/madrigal>. The afternoon exercises will involve working closely with Upper Atmospheric Facility (UAF) staff in the topic areas of: proposal design, experiment execution, and data analysis.

SRI International, under a grant from the National Science Foundation, developed the AMISR <http://www.amisr.com/>, a modular, relocatable radar. SRI is leading an NSF-funded collaborative effort in maximizing the utilization of the AMISR facilities by scientists and students from around the world to conduct studies of the upper atmosphere and to observe space weather events.

This workshop is suitable for graduate and advanced undergraduate students. The workshop is sponsored by the National Science Foundation <http://www.nsf.gov/> through its Upper Atmospheric Facility Program within the Geosciences Directorate.

Attendance is limited to 20 students. For students within the U.S. and Canada, travel, housing and most meals will be provided. For post-docs and students outside of the U.S. and Canada, funding is not guaranteed and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Professors are welcome to sit-in provided there is space. The deadline (strict) for application submission is 31 March 2010. The application can be found at http://www.haystack.mit.edu/edu/workshop/.

Questions or comments can be addressed to: Elizabeth Kendall elizabeth.kendall@sri.com <mailto:elizabeth.kendall@sri.com> Anthea Coster 781-981-5753 ajc@haystack.mit.edu <mailto:ajc@haystack.mit.edu> Philip Erickson pje@haystack.mit.edu <mailto:pje@haystack.mit.edu> Anthea J. Coster, PhD, MIT Haystack Observatory, Off Route 40, Westford, MA 01886-1299,

phone: 781-981-5753, fax: 781-981-5766, email: ajc@haystack.mit.edu, web: www.haystack.mit.edu/~ajc


(3) Student travel support still available for 8-10 April 2010, WORKSHOP ON THE AURORAL SUBSTORM AND ITS IMPORTANCE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOLAR-TERRESTRIAL RESEARCH, NCU, Taiwan, abstracts due 5 March.


From: Jesper Gjerloev (Jesper.Gjerloev at jhuapl.edu).

Commemorating the Birth of the Concept of the Auroral Substorm

An extensive array of all-sky cameras operated during the International Geophysical Year (IGY) made it possible to study simultaneous auroral activities over the entire arctic region for the first time in the history of auroral science. On the basis of this data set, Syun Akasofu recognized a global feature of the temporal evolution of auroral displays and developed a global phenomenological model and proposed the concept of the auroral substorm in 1964. Subsequently, in the search of the cause of the auroral substorm, researchers, both observational and theoretical, have worked on a complex plasma system in space around the Earth, a system consisting of the magnetosphere, ionosphere and the upper atmosphere. It has been found that this system responds dynamically to various solar wind disturbances on a global scale. Thus, the concept of the magnetospheric substorm has been developed.


WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES:

In this workshop, we shall examine how our perspective of space plasmas has evolved from a focus on discrete processes to the study of complex global plasma systems. We do this recognizing the fact that Akasofu's pioneering work in 1964 has provided the impetus to look at space plasma from a global perspective. We shall also discuss the evolution of networks of ground-based and space-based instrumentation and the increased integration of ground and space-based observations. Finally, we shall discuss the evolution of coupled global physics-based models to explain the observations and predict the impact of solar wind disturbances on the near-Earth space environment.


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:

Besides the invited talks, the Workshop Program Committee strongly encourages the submission of contributed talks and posters relevant to the themes of this workshop. If you are interested in submitting a paper, please contact the workshop website http://www.ss.ncu.edu.tw/~Aurora/.

Abstract submission deadline: March 5, 2010


PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

The workshop will be hosted by the Institute of Space Science, National Central University, Taiwan. Sessions will be held in the morning and afternoon. The workshop will be concluded with a reception and a banquet at the South Garden Hotels and Resorts:

http://www.southgarden.com.tw/html/index.asp

This workshop may provide some financial supports to the needed participants. Please check the workshop website for more information. NOTE: Deadline for local organizing committee financial support is January 31, 2010, BUT financial support for students is still available until it runs out.

For further information please contact Jesper W Gjerloev (jesper.gjerloev@jhuapl.edu) or Workshop website: http://www.ss.ncu.edu.tw/~Aurora/


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Jerry Chao, Jesper W Gjerloev, Tony Lui and Kiyo Yumoto

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Raymond Greenwald, Lou-Chuang Lee, Yohsuke Kamide, Ching Meng and Hermann Opgenoorth

LOCAL COMMITTEE: Ling-Hsiao Lyu, Y. H. Chu, C. J. Pan, C. Z. Cheng, J. H. Shue, H.C. Yeh, M. Q. Chen, C. M. Huang, L. N. Hau and S. Y. Su


(4) 8-13 August 2010, AGU Meeting of the Americas, Foz do Iguazu, Brazil. Abstracts due 31 March at http://www.agu.org/meetings/ja10/. (a) A11 Session: "Gravity Waves".


From: Joan Alexander (alexand at cora.nwra.com).

We would like to invite you to the session on 'Gravity waves' (session A11) to be held during the 2010 The Meeting of the Americas of the American Geophysical Union, August 8th-13th, 2010 Foz do Iguazu, Brazil.

This session will be devoted to all aspects of gravity waves. A detailed description of the session is given below.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 March 2010.

Information of the meeting is available at http://www.agu.org/meetings/ja10/

Regards,

Conveners: Manuel Pulido, Peter Preusse, Hye-Yeong Chun, M Joan Alexander

Description: There are key aspects on atmospheric gravity waves (GWs) that are still unknown such as relevant source mechanisms, the details of GW propagation and wave breaking and the interaction with other atmospheric waves and the global mean background. A proper knowledge of these aspects is important to represent the effects of unresolved gravity waves in climate models e.g. by GW parameterization. Given the number of tunable parameters in these GW parameterizations a global climatology of gravity waves is in urgent need. This session invites theoretical, numerical and observational studies on GWs as well as their impact on global modeling.