Issue 64, October 22, 2013

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1. New Due Dates for Proposals to NASA Programs

2. New Editors of AGU Journals

3. Editors Needed for JGR-Space Physics

4. RHESSI Science Nuggets, October 2013

5. JOB OPENING: Ph.D. student position in Atmospheric Physics
at Stockholm University
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1. New Due Dates for Proposals to NASA Programs
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From: Editor <editor at igpp.ucla.edu> on behalf of
Max Bernstein and Arik Posner, NASA HQ

Because of the government shutdown earlier this month, NASA has decided to
delay the due dates for the proposals to the following NASA Programs:

- NASA Postdoctoral Program: The new due date is November 15, 2013. Details
about the program and how to apply can be found at
http://nasa.orau.org/postdoc/.

- Appendix B.5 of ROSES 13, Heliophysics Grand Challenges Step-2 proposals
are now due Thursday, October 31, 2013.

Other due dates that have been delayed due to the shutdown are listed at
http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/.

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2. New Editors of AGU Journals
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From: Editor <editor at igpp.ucla.edu>
(From Eos, Vol. 94, No. 42, 15 October 2013)

The current editorial board of Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
will be retiring at the end of the year. Michael Liemohn (University of
Michigan) will be replacing Robert Lysak as editor in chief. The rest of the
editorial board will be announced soon.

Mark Moldwin (University of Michigan) will continue on as editor in chief of
Reviews of Geophysics for another term. The rest of the editorial board will
be announced soon.

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3. Editors Needed for JGR-Space Physics
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From: Mike Liemohn <liemohn at umich.edu>

AGU seeks several dynamic, well-organized scientists with comprehensive
knowledge of space physics, high editorial standards and strong leadership
skills to serve a 4-year term as an editor for JGR-Space Physics.

Applicants should be respected leaders in the community, independent-minded,
and even-handed. As editor you should be committed to further strengthening
JGR-Space Physics as the leading journal in planetary sciences and be
proactive in attracting innovative contributions in traditional disciplines
and in emerging areas.

Given the steady increase in submissions to JGR-Space Physics over the past
several years, these positions are to fill out the editorial board that will
complement the duties of the incoming editor-in-chief, Dr. Michael Liemohn
of the University of Michigan. The JGR-Space Physics editorial board is
expanding from three to five members; therefore this call for applications
seeks to fill four editor positions. Applicants from all fields of space
physics are welcome. As an editor, you will have full authority to accept or
reject submitted papers, and you will be expected to guarantee a fair and
timely review process. The term for these new editors officially begins
January 1, 2014. Questions regarding the scope of work and editorial
philosophy should contact the incoming editor-in-chief at liemohn@umich.edu.

Journal Scope

Founded in 1896, JGR-Space Physics reports scientific advances in aeronomy
and magnetospheric physics, planetary atmospheres and magnetospheres,
interplanetary and external solar physics, cosmic rays, and heliospheric
physics.

If you would like to be considered for an Editor position of JGR-Space
Physics, please send your curriculum vitae with a letter of interest via
email to pubmatters@agu.org. If you would like to nominate a highly
qualified colleague, then please send a letter of recommendation to the same
email address. Please make sure that you specify JGR-Space Physics in the
subject line of the email. We look forward to your suggestions for these
crucial positions.

Deadline for applications is 15 November 2013

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4. RHESSI Science Nuggets, October 2013
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From: Hugh Hudson <hhudson at ssl.berkeley.edu>

No. 210, "Scattering Polarization in Solar Flares," by Jiri Stepan and Petr
Heinzel
No. 209, "The Flare that Time Forgot," by Paulo Simoes and Hugh Hudson
No. 208, "The Post-Burst Increase," by Hugh Hudson

See
http://sprg.ssl.berkeley.edu/~tohban/wiki/index.php/Scattering_Polarizati
on_in_Solar_Flares for the most recent Nugget.

Older Nuggets are available at
http://sprg.ssl.berkeley.edu/~tohban/wiki/index.php/RHESSI_Science_Nuggets
(the current series, 2008-present), and at
http://sprg.ssl.berkeley.edu/~tohban/nuggets/ (the original series, 2005-
2008).

We publish these at roughly two-week intervals and welcome contributions,
which should be related, at least loosely, to RHESSI science.

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5. JOB OPENING: Ph.D. student position in Atmospheric Physics
at Stockholm University
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From: Jorg Gumbel <gumbel at misu.su.se>

The Department of Meteorology (MISU) at Stockholm University, Sweden,
invites applicants for a fully funded Ph.D. student position in Atmospheric
Physics. Application deadline is November 20, 2013. Please find complete
information and instructions under http://www.misu.su.se/about-us/vacancies.

This position focuses on a Rayleigh/Mie/Raman lidar that our Atmospheric
Physics group operates at the Esrange Space Center in Northern Sweden.
Research with the lidar facility concerns atmospheric dynamics, clouds and
aerosols from the upper troposphere to the mesosphere. This Ph.D. project
aims at using the lidar for studies within these research areas. This also
includes work on maintaining and developing the lidar. Of particular
interest is scientific collaboration with upcoming international projects
addressing e.g. mountain wave dynamics, troposphere/stratosphere exchange or
polar stratospheric clouds.

At the Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University (www.misu.su.se),
research and education is conducted in an international environment. The
four main research areas are atmospheric physics, dynamic meteorology,
physical oceanography and chemical meteorology. Around 75 people are working
at the department, of which around 25 are teachers and scientists and 30 are
Ph.D. students. Research in Atmospheric Physics at the department concerns
studies of the stratosphere, mesosphere and lower thermosphere, the coupling
between these, as well as the coupling to the climate system as a whole.
These activities build on projects involving satellites, sounding rockets
and lidar, as well as related theoretical and modeling studies.

For further information contact Jorg Gumbel (gumbel at misu.su.se).

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