Issue 67, November 13, 2013

Table of Contents
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1. Opening of the Cluster Science Archive
2. Monday Science Telecon
3. 2013 ULTIMA-GEM Forum on Ground-based Magnetometer, December 8, San 
Francisco
4. EGU2014- Opportunities for Students & Young Scientists
5. Vytenis Vasyliunas, Organ Concert, Fall 2013 AGU, San Francisco
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1. Opening of the Cluster Science Archive
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From: Arnaud Masson  

We are delighted to announce the public opening of the Cluster Science Archive 
(CSA), the European Space Agency (ESA) long term archive related to the Cluster 
mission.

The archive provides online access to high-quality, validated, high-resolution 
data from the Cluster instruments together with auxiliary and support data 
(such as orbit information) products. In addition, the CSA provides value-added 
capabilities such as data visualization services and VO support.

The CSA supersedes the Cluster Active Archive (CAA) as the public interface to 
the Cluster mission archive. The design is based on the CAA interface so the 
look, feel and capabilities will be familiar to users of its predecessor. The 
CSA services can be accessed either via its Java based Graphical User Interface 
or by using Archive Inter-Operability (command line) interface. Users of the 
CSA may notice references to the CAA in products and documentation that they 
download; this simply reflects the heritage of the system.

There will be a transition period during which both archives will remain 
available for a few months before the public access to CAA will be closed 
(foreseen early in 2014, subject to acceptance review). Thus, we strongly 
encourage you to use the Cluster Science Archive to access your favorite data. 
Cluster Science Archive website: http://www.rssd.esa.int/csa

If you have questions, please send an email to the archive teams: 

CAA team: caateam@rssd.esa.int
CSA team: sat_csa@sciops.esa.int

A. Masson and C.P. Escoubet (ESA)

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2. Monday Science Telecon
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From: David Sibeck  ? 

At 12:00 noon EST on Monday (November 18), we plan to hold the next in 
our ongoing series of regular science telecoms. The speaker this Monday will 
be ?Nick Omidi from Solana Scientific. The topic will be "Magnetosheath 
filamentary structures and cavities".

The telecom will be broadcast via webex. If you would like to join, please go 
to http://uclaigpp.webex.com/, click on the THEMIS SWG meeting, enter 
your ?name and contact information, and then the meeting password, which 
is ?Substorm1! ? ?To hear the audio, do not dial the number that pops up on the 
webex website. ?Instead, please dial the following toll free (in the United 
States) number: ? ?1-888-919-8405 ?with passcode 716697 ? ?
Please remember to mute your telephone if you are not speaking. ? ?

Looking forward to speaking with you.

David Sibeck

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3. 2013 ULTIMA-GEM Forum on Ground-based Magnetometer, December 8, San 
Francisco
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From: Peter Chi  

The 2013 ULTIMA-GEM Joint Forum on Ground-based Magnetometers will be held at 
the GEM Mini-workshop in San Francisco on December 8 immediately before the 
Fall AGU Meeting.

Time: 10:30 Am - 3:50 PM, Sunday, December 8, 2013
Location: Cornell Room (Third Floor)
         Westin San Francisco Market Street
         50 Third Street, San Francisco, California

Discussing all aspects of ground-based magnetometers and their observations of 
the geospace, this joint forum will consist of two sessions. The first session 
is focused on the updates from magnetometer arrays in the world and the 
operation of ULTIMA. The second session is devoted to scientific presentations 
based mainly on the observations by ground magnetometers. 

We welcome presentations on the findings by ground magnetometers, including the 
comparison with model results, spacecraft measurements, or other ground-based 
observations. Requests of presentations can be sent to Peter Chi (pchi at 
igpp.ucla.edu), Secretary of ULTIMA.

Founded in 2006, Ultra Large Terrestrial International Magnetometer Array 
(ULTIMA) is an international consortium that aims at promoting collaborative 
research on the magnetosphere, ionosphere, and upper atmosphere through the use 
of ground-based magnetic field observations.  More information about ULTIMA can 
be found at:
http://www.serc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/ultima/ultima.html.

This joint forum is sponsored by the GEM mini-workshop, where more sessions of 
the geospace science are held. The session schedule and venue maps of the GEM 
mini-workshop can be found at: 
http://spc.igpp.ucla.edu/gem/pdf/2013_mini_gem_agenda_final.pdf

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4. EGU2014- Opportunities for Students & Young Scientists
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From: Claire Foullon  

Dear Colleagues,

There are several opportunities for students and young scientists planning to 
participate in EGU General Assembly 2014, 27 April - 02 May, Vienna, Austria:

OUTSTANDING STUDENT POSTER (OSP) AWARD PROGRAM. 
The Solar-Terrestrial Sciences (ST) Program Group takes part in the OSP 
program, whereby undergraduate and PhD students can register to have their 
posters take part. Abstract Submission Deadline: 16 January 2014. Full 
information on eligibility is at: 
https://www.egu.eu/awards-medals/union-osp-award/

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS. 
Support Application Deadline: 29            November 2013. Full information on 
eligibility is at:
http://www.egu2014.eu/support_and_distinction.html

MORE FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS.
e.g. get involved with your ST Division or with the Union & sessions and events 
of special interest at the Assembly, to follow at:
http://www.egu.eu/young-scientists/

All the very best,

Claire Foullon
(OSP coordinator ST)

Norma B. Crosby
(Division President ST)

Solar-Terrestrial Sciences Division: http://www.egu.eu/st/
EGU2014 Meeting Web Site: http://egu2014.eu/
EGU2014 ST programme: 
http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2014/sessionprogramme/ST

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5. Vytenis Vasyliunas, Organ Concert, Fall 2013 AGU, San Francisco
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From: Vytenis Vasyliunas 
During the Fall 2013 AGU meeting in San Francisco, Vytenis M. Vasyliunas will 
again play an organ concert

                 Sunday, December 8  at 3.30 p.m.
                     in St. Mary's Cathedral
           (Geary and Gough, 2 blocks west of Van Ness)

                 Program (duration approx. 1 hour):

Fabio Gonzalez Zuleta        Obertura de Inauguracion
(1920 - 2011)

Johann Sebastian Bach       Chorale Preludes
(1685 - 1750)
                           Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 645
                           Fuga sopra il Magnicat BWV 733
                           Meine Seele erhebt den Herren BWV 648

Paul Hindemith              Sonata II
(1895 - 1963)

Franz Liszt                 Ora pro nobis
(1811 - 1886)

Guy Weitz                   Symphony No. 1 for Organ
(1883 - 1970)
                           Regina pacis
                           Mater dolorosa
                           Stella maris

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