Issue 116, 30 November, 2001

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1. NSF Opportunities for Research Collaborations Between the Mathematical
Sciences and the Geosciences (CMG)
2. First Announcement and Call for Abstracts for the April 2002 EGS General
Assembly Session PS5.03 “Outer planets: plasma physics”
3. Call for Papers for 2002 URSI General Assembly Joint Session Organized
by Commissions H, G, and E: Lightning Effects in the Ionosphere and the
Radiation Belts
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1. NSF Opportunities for Research Collaborations Between the Mathematical
Sciences and the Geosciences (CMG)
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From: “Basu, Sunanda”

Dear Colleague,

I would like to let you know about a new NSF competition entitled
“Opportunities for Research Collaborations between the Mathematical
Sciences and the Geosciences (CMG).”

The purposes of the CMG activity are: (A) to enable small groups of
researchers work in areas of research at the intersection of mathematical
sciences and geosciences, and (B) to encourage cross-disciplinary
education through summer graduate training activities. Research topics
under (A) should fall within a broad theme dealing with multi-scale
phenomena. Research groups should include at least one mathematical
scientist and at least one geoscientist. Research projects supported under
this activity should be collaborative in nature and depend for their
advancement on the interaction of the researchers in the group. Projects
should be scientifically focused, well-delineated, timely, and limited in
duration to up to three years. It is not the intent of this activity to
provide general support for infrastructure. Proposals for summer graduate
training activities are not restricted to the topic of multi-scale
phenomena.

Further details can be found at www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf02022 .
The deadline for proposals is February 25th, 2002.

Please share this message with any colleagues you think may be interested.

Regards,
Steve Meacham
Directorate for Geosciences
National Science Foundation

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2. First Announcement and Call for Abstracts for the April 2002 EGS General
Assembly Session PS5.03 “Outer planets: plasma physics”
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From: N. Krupp (krupp@linmpi.mpg.de)

Session PS5.03 Outer planets: plasma physics:

Convener: N. Krupp (krupp@linmpi.mpg.de)
Co-Convener: R. Prange (renee.prange@ias.fr)

The scope of this session covers new experimental findings of in-situ
and remote diagnostics of the outer planets and their satellites, as well as
theoretical results from the modeling of planetary systems.
Comprehensive interpretation of results from the Galileo mission to Jupiter,
studies in preparation of the Cassini mission as well as results from
ground based – or Earth orbit based observations are encouraged.

Notice the ABSTRACT DEADLINE 11 January 2002

Details about how to submit an abstract and registration information can
be found on

www.copernicus.org/EGS/EGS.html

Please send an electronic copy of your abstract to krupp@linmpi.mpg.de and
renee.prange@ias.fr

Address information:

Convener: Norbert Krupp,
E-Mail: krupp@linmpi.mpg.de
Max-Planck-Institut fur Aeronomie,
Max-Planck-Str. 2
37191 Katlenburg-Lindau
Germany
Tel: +49-5556-979-154
Fax: +49-5556-979-6154
E-mail: KRUPP@LINMPI.MPG.DE

and
Co-convener: Renee Prange
Bat. 121
Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale Universit?
Paris XI
Campus d’Orsay
91405 Orsay
France
Tel.: +33-1-6585-8582
Fax: +33-1-6985-8675
E-mail: RENEE.PRANGE@IAS.FR

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3. Call for Papers for 2002 URSI General Assembly Joint Session Organized
by Commissions H, G, and E: Lightning Effects in the Ionosphere and the
Radiation Belts
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From: Steve Cummer

2002 URSI General Assembly: Maastrict, Netherlands, August 17-24, 2002

Joint session organized by Commissions H, G, and E: Lightning effects
in the ionosphere and the radiation belts

Session Organizers: Steve Cummer, Craig Rodger, and Yasuhide Hobara

This session will cover all aspects of coupling between lightning and
the ionosphere/magnetosphere system. This includes direct
interactions, such as those leading to transient optical emissions
like sprites and jets, and indirect interactions, such as
whistler-induced magnetospheric particle precipitation and its effect
on the radiation belts. Papers reporting experimental and
theoretical results on these and related topics, such as the local
and global effects of these processes and the characteristics of
lightning responsible for these phenomena, are solicited.

The DEADLINE for receipt of abstracts is JANUARY 15, 2002. ALL
abstracts must be submitted via the online form at the General
Assembly web page http://www.ursi-ga2002.nl. No other official
submission methods are available. Please consult with the web page
listed above for specific details.

Please also send a copy of your submission to the one of the session
organizers listed below (note that this copy does not substitute the
required submission):

Prof. Steve Cummer (cummer@ee.duke.edu, fax: 919-660-5293)
Duke University
Hudson Hall 130
PO Box 90291
Durham, NC 27708

Dr. Craig Rodger (crodger@physics.otago.ac.nz, fax: +64 3 479 0964)
Department of Physics
University of Otago
PO Box 56, Dunedin
NEW ZEALAND

Dr. Yasuhide Hobara (hobara@cnrs-orleans.fr, fax:+33 238631234)
LPCE/CNRS
3A Avenue de la Recherche Scientifique
45071 Orleans Cedex 2
France

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