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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent Aug 30, 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) 2011 East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) for U.S. Graduate Students applications due 10 November 2010. From Kathleen Bissonnette (kbissonn@nsf.gov). Reply to eapsi@nsfsi.org or by phone at 1-866-501-2922. See also http://www.nsfsi.org.

(2) Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 13-17 December 2010. Abstracts due 2 Sep at http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm10/.

(a) AE03 on thunderstorm effects in the near-Earth environment. From Victor Pasko <vpasko@psu.edu>.

(b) SM20: Space Weather Forecasting: Present Status and Future Directions. From: Josef Koller <jkoller@lanl.gov>.

(3) Space Environment Applications, Systems, and Operations for National Security (SEASONS) 3-5 November 2010, JHU/APL, MD. For U.S. Citizens with a Secret Clearance. Abstracts due 15 September. From <Margaret.Simon@jhuapl.edu> and (Erin.Taylor@jhuapl.edu). See also https://secwww.jhuapl.edu/SEASONS/.


(1) 2011 East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) for U.S. Graduate Students applications due 10 November 2010.


From Kathleen Bissonnette (kbissonn@nsf.gov).

The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) is a flagship international fellowship program for developing the next generation of globally engaged U.S. scientists and engineers knowledgeable about the Asian and Pacific regions. The Summer Institutes are hosted by foreign counterparts committed to increasing opportunities for young U.S. researchers to work in research facilities and with host mentors abroad. Fellows are supported to participate in eight-week research experiences at host laboratories in Australia, China, Japan (10 weeks), Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan from June to August. The program provides a $5,000 summer stipend, round-trip airfare to the host location, living expenses abroad, and an introduction to the society, culture, language, and research environment of the host location.

The 2011 application is now open and will close at 5:00 pm local time on November 10, 2010. Application instructions are available online at www.nsfsi.org. For further information concerning benefits, eligibility, and tips on applying, applicants are encouraged to visit www.nsf.gov/eapsi or www.nsfsi.org.

NSF recognizes the importance of enabling U.S. researchers and educators to advance their work through international collaborations and the value of ensuring that future generations of U.S. scientists and engineers gain professional experience beyond this nation's borders early in their careers. The program is intended for U.S. graduate students pursuing studies in fields supported by the National Science Foundation. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for the EAPSI. Applicants must be enrolled in a research-oriented master's or PhD program and be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents by the application deadline date. Students in combined bachelor/master degree programs must have matriculated from the undergraduate degree program by the application deadline date.

The first Summer Institutes began in Japan in 1990, and to date over 2,000 U.S. graduate students have participated in the program.

Should you have any questions, please contact the EAPSI Help Desk by email at eapsi@nsfsi.org or by phone at 1-866-501-2922.


(2) Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 13-17 December 2010. Abstracts due 2 Sep at http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm10/.

(a) AE03 on thunderstorm effects in the near-Earth environment.


From Victor Pasko <vpasko@psu.edu>.

Contributions are invited to session AE03 on thunderstorm effects in the near-Earth environment at Fall AGU Meeting to be held 13-17 December 2010 in San Francisco.

The deadline to submit an abstract is 02 September 2010 – 2359 Eastern Daylight Time.

http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm10/

AE03: Thunderstorm Effects in the Near-Earth Space Environment

Sponsor: Atmospheric and Space Electricity; CoSponsor: SPA-Aeronomy

Contributions are invited for all topics related to Transient Luminous Events (TLE). Included are TLE observations, the dependence on the underlying lightning drivers and their ELF/VLF electromagnetic signatures, their meteorological correlates, including atmospheric circulation and transport processes, field-induced perturbations in the upper atmosphere such as ionization and conductivity, lightning-induced precipitation of electrons from the magnetosphere, infrasonic and gravity waves and chemical perturbations, and possible linkages to the global climate system. Contributions are especially invited describing modeling and laboratory studies, ongoing or new satellite programs, upcoming ground-based and balloon field campaigns.

Conveners:

Davis Sentman, Univ Alaska Fairbanks, (907) 474-6442, dsentman@gi.alaska.edu

Christian Hanuise, LPC2E/CNRS, 33-2-38255206, christian.hanuise@cnrs-orleans.fr

Victor Pasko, Penn State University, (814) 865-3467, vpasko@psu.edu

Torsten Neubert, Technical University of Denmark, 45-3532-5731, neubert@space.dtu.dk



(2) Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 13-17 December 2010. Abstracts due 2 Sep at http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm10/.

(b) SM20: Space Weather Forecasting: Present Status and Future Directions


From: Josef Koller <jkoller@lanl.gov>.

Dear colleague,

We would like to inform you of a pertinent session at the 2010 Fall Meeting of the AGU. This session, SM20, concerns recent developments and current challenges in space weather forecasting. We encourage abstract submissions regarding any aspect of space weather forecasting in any focus area (solar, the heliosphere, the magnetosphere, or the ionosphere). This session should provide an opportunity to address the forecasting problem from both a fundamental research and an operational perspective, and a chance to share recent results with a diverse audience. The session will include a panel discussion featuring Dr. Daniel Baker (University of Colorado/LASP), Maj. Jose Harris (Air Force Weather Agency), Dr. Terrence Onsager (NOAA/SWPC), and Dr. Michael Wiltberger (NCAR).

++++++++++++++++++++++++ SM20: Space Weather Forecasting: Present Status and Future Directions. Sponsor: SPA-Magnetospheric Physics

CoSponsor: SPA-Solar and Heliospheric Physics

Description: Forecasting space weather is fraught with obstacles due to sparse observations, computational limitations, and an incomplete understanding of the dynamics of the Sun-Earth system. We invite presentations on the current status and limitations of space weather forecasting and the way forward. Presentations may focus on current and new ideas for forecasting methods, model development, computational optimization, incorporation of new observations or the transition to operational use. There may be a panel discussion on current constraints on forecasting including physical constraints, such as the prediction of Bz values, computational constraints on models and other limitations when forecasting real-time.

Sincerely,

Josef Koller (jkoller@lanl.gov), James McCollough, and Shawn Young


(3) Space Environment Applications, Systems, and Operations for National Security (SEASONS), 3-5 November 2010, JHU/APL, MD. For U.S. Citizens with a Secret Clearance. Abstracts due 15 September.


From <Margaret.Simon@jhuapl.edu> and (Erin.Taylor@jhuapl.edu).

Register today for the SEASONS 2010 conference 3-5 November at the Kossiakoff Center at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory! Discounted registration is still available through October 12. Payments can be made via our online payment system or by sending a check. https://secwww.jhuapl.edu/SEASONS/register/default.asp

Don’t forget -- Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) spacecraft integration and APL facility tours have been added to the first day of the agenda, Wednesday November 3. Register for the conference soon, as a limited number of spots are available for the tour, and preference will be given to SEASONS registrants in order of the registration date. More information can be found here: https://secwww.jhuapl.edu/SEASONS/rbsptours.asp .

Abstract submissions for speakers and poster presentations are also being solicited. Deadline for submission is September 15. The list of potential topics is posted on the SEASONS website at https://secwww.jhuapl.edu/SEASONS/speakers_submit.asp .