Issue 116, 2 December, 2002

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1. Education and Public Outreach Session at Upcoming AGU Meeting
2. Call for Abstracts for IUGG 2003 General Assembly Symposium GAIII.03 on
“How, When, Where and Why Does Magnetic Reconnection Occur?”
3. Call for Abstracts for IUGG 2003 General Assembly Symposium GAIII.04 on
“What are the Structures and Dynamics of the Magnetopause and its
Boundary Layers?”
4. Job Announcement – Space Weather and Magnetospheric Scientists at Center
For Remote Sensing, Inc., Fairfax, VA
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1. Education and Public Outreach Session at Upcoming AGU Meeting
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From: Cheri Morrow

Dan Baker (current SPA president) and Dick Fisher (NASA Sun-Earth
Connections) are among a cadre of several scientific leaders giving
invited papers in an AGU session entitled The Participation of AGU
Scientists in Support of K-14 Education and Public Outreach being convened
by the chair of the SPA Education & Public Outreach Committee. The session
is scheduled for Friday 6 December at 0830 in Moscone Room 130. Please
consider attending. For more information, go to
http://agu.org/cgi-bin/sessionsf?meeting=fm02&sec=ED

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2. Call for Abstracts for IUGG 2003 General Assembly Symposium GAIII.03
on “How, When, Where and Why Does Magnetic Reconnection Occur?”
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From: Mervyn Freeman (mpf@bas.ac.uk)

Meeting place: Sapporo, Japan
Meeting dates: June 30 – July 11, 2003
Abstract deadline: January 20, 2003 (postal), January 30, 2003 (electronic)
More information: http://www.jamstec.go.jp/jamstec-e/iugg/index.html

Magnetic reconnection is a fundamental process at the Earth, Sun and other
stars. Earth’s space environment offers an excellent opportunity to
understand reconnection in nature since in-situ and remote sensing
observations can be made from microscopic to system-wide scales. We solicit
observational and theoretical papers addressing how, when, where and why
reconnection occurs in the earth’s magnetosphere. Points of focus will be:

(1) When and where does reconnection occur, and what determines its
spatio-temporal structure?
(2) How does reconnection occur – component or antiparallel merging?
(3) What causes electron and ion diffusion in reconnection?
(4) How do multi-scale reconnection processes interact?

Convener:
Mervyn Freeman
British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET, U.K.
Tel: +44-1223-221543; Fax: +44-1223-221226
email: mpf@bas.ac.uk

Co-Conveners:
James Drake (University of Maryland, USA) drake@poynting.umd.edu

Marit Oieroset (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
oieroset@SSL.Berkeley.edu

Joachim Raeder (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
jraeder@igpp.ucla.edu

Per Even Sandholt (University of Oslo, Norway) p.e.sandholt@fys.uio.no

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3. Call for Abstracts for IUGG 2003 General Assembly Symposium GAIII.04 on
“What are the Structures and Dynamics of the Magnetopause and its
Boundary Layers?”
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From: Hideaki Kawano

Meeting place: Sapporo, Japan
Meeting dates: June 30 – July 11, 2003
Abstract deadline: January 20, 2003 (postal)
January 30, 2003 (electronic)
More information
(circulars etc.): http://www.jamstec.go.jp/jamstec-e/iugg/index.html

This symposium will address the structure and dynamics of the low- and
high-latitude magnetopause and boundary layer. Studies combining in situ
and remote observations by ISTP, CLUSTER, IMAGE, and other satellites with
the results of MHD, hybrid, and kinetic simulations are particularly
welcome. Topics to be covered include identifying the signatures of
various interaction modes and quantifying their relevance in terms of
mass, momentum, and energy transfer, determining the shape of the
magnetopause and its dynamic deformation, identifying the cause of
transient phenomena near the magnetopause, describing the interaction of
solar wind discontinuities with the magnetosphere, relating corresponding
signatures at the magnetopause to those observed deeper within the
magnetosphere and in the ionosphere, and quantifying the significance of
ionospheric phenomena upon magnetopause processes.

Convener:
Hideaki Kawano, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences,
Kyushu University, Japan
Tel: +81-92-642-2671; Fax: +81-92-642-2685
email: hkawano@geo.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Co-Conveners:
Karl-Heinz Glassmeier, TU Barunsweig, Germany
David Sibeck, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Jay Johnson, Princeton University, USA

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4. Job Announcement – Space Weather and Magnetospheric Scientists at
Center For Remote Sensing, Inc., Fairfax, VA
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From: Suman Ganguly (sganguly@cfrsi.com)

Center for Remote Sensing is a small, high-tech R & D organization performing
development of innovative science and technologies in the areas of space
weather, atmospheric sciences, electronics, communication and signal
processing, radar, navigation and related areas. We provide cutting edge
technology solutions to the Government and Industries. We have performed
numerous projects for various agencies and current projects involve space
based radars, software GPS receivers, and several other radio engineering
projects. (see www.cfrsi.com). We are in urgent need of one atmospheric
scientist to join our R & D team.

Scientists and engineers with backgrounds in Space Weather and Radio Science
should preferably have computational modeling and/or experimental training.
They should be ready to adapt their scientific thinking, technical skills
(engineering and software) and management capabilities towards advanced
scientific research in ionosphere and magnetosphere. The candidates, if they
desire, will have opportunities towards developing practical systems.
Software backgrounds in geophysical data analysis, signal processing, and
with Fortran or C programming experiences in Windows environment would be
helpful.

Atmospheric scientist could gain enough post- doctoral experiences through
ionospheric and magnetospheric sciences and related basic research. He might,
if he chooses, be involved with both basic and applied researches. Relevant
projects include: Ionospheric and Magnetospheric tomography, Magnetospheric
Physics, Ionospheric Modeling, Radio Propagation, Ionospheric Modification,
Incoherent Scatter Radar etc. Various other technology related efforts are
also ongoing.

Candidates should be strongly motivated and would be interested in learning
and in developing new technologies. Experienced scientists and engineers
with broad -based experiences and abilities to manage sophisticated R & D
would also be welcome. CRS provides excellent salary and benefits and
offers a growth oriented R & D environment. Entry level as well as
experienced people will be considered. Compensation will vary between 50 to
90 k/yr. Please write in confidence to:

CRS, Inc.
11350 Random Hills Rd., Suite 710
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fax: 703-385-7719
E-mail: ADMIN@CFRSI.COM

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