Issue 120, 9 December, 2002

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1. Call for Papers for 2003 EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly Session AS9.01 on
“Odin Satellite: Two Years of Atmospheric Observations”
2. Call for Papers for 2003 EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly Session ST8 on
“Solar and Heliospheric Variability on Timescales from 10-10,000 Years
3. Call for Papers for 2003 EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly Session ST21 on
“Comparative Upper Atmospheres and Magnetospheres of Planets and Moons”
4. Call for Abstracts for IUGG 2003 General Assembly Session GAII.05 on
Data Assimilation Techniques for the Ionosphere-Thermosphere-
Magnetosphere System
5. Call for Abstracts for IUGG 2003 General Assembly Session GAIII.01 on
“What are the Causes and Mechanisms for Particle Acceleration
Associated with the Aurora?”
6. Call for Abstracts for IUGG 2003 General Assembly Session GAIII.11 on
“How do Spacecraft Interact With Their Space Environment? “
7. Student Opportunity – NASA Ames/RIACS 2003 Summer Student Research
Program
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1. Call for Papers for 2003 EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly Session AS9.01 on
“Odin Satellite: Two Years of Atmospheric Observations”
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From: Jerome de La Noe

EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly, 6-11 April 2003, Nice, France
Web: http://www.copernicus.org/egsagueug/

Session AS9.01: “Odin satellite: two years of atmospheric observations”

Session scope:

The satellite Odin was launched in February 2001 and has been making regular
measurements since October 2001 after the commissioning phase. Odin has a
dual mission using sub-mm spectroscopy to study interstellar space and the
Earth’s atmosphere. For the latter mission, the Sub-Millimeter Radiometer
(SMR) is complimented by an optical Spectrograph and Infrared Imaging System
(OSIRIS). This session is aimed at presenting the measurements and early
results of the atmospheric mission to the wider audience. Papers describing
the production, validation and exploitation of Odin data will be the topic
of this session.

Convener:
Donal Murtagh (Chalmers University of Technology, Goeteborg, Sweden)
donal@rss.chalmers.se

Co-Conveners:
Jerome de La Noe (Universite Bordeaux 1, Floirac, France)
delanoe@observ.u-bordeaux.fr
Erkki Kyr=F6l=E4 (Finnish Meteorology Institute, Helsinki, Finland)
erkki.kyrola@fmi.fi
David Kendall (Canadian Space Agency)
Dave.Kendall@space.gc.ca

Important deadlines:
1. Deadline for Support Application: 01 December 2002
2. Deadline for “Early Bird” Registration: 31 December 2002
3. Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: 15 January 2003
4. Deadline for Pre-Registration: 07 March 2003

All further details: http://www.copernicus.org/egsagueug/ (links >
Programme & Call-for-Papers > Radiation and Remote Sensing Programme
lead to session
AS9 information)

Thank you for considering contributing to the success of this session with
your presentation. Please inform also all your colleagues about the session.

We look forward to seeing you in Nice next year!
D. Murtagh, J. de La Noe, E. Kyr=F6l=E4, D. Kendall

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2. Call for Papers for 2003 EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly Session ST8 on
“Solar and Heliospheric Variability on Timescales from 10-10,000 Years
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From: “Lean, Judith”

Dear Colleague,

We would like to draw your attention to the

AGU – EUG Joint Assembly, Nice, France, April 06 – 11 2003
and in particular to the session

ST8: Solar and heliospheric variability on timescales from 10-10,000 years

Sun and Earth are complex dynamic system which are linked through radiation,
particles and magnetic fields. There is growing evidence that solar
variability affects the Earth system in various ways and on multiple time
scales, resulting in proxies that can be used to investigate the variability
of the Sun. Satellite-based radiometers have revealed continuous changes in
the total solar irradiance and its spectral distribution over the past 2
decades. Direct observations of sunspots – magnetic features in the Sun’s
photosphere – indicate cyclic and episodic changes in solar magnetic
activity (11-y sunspot cycle, Maunder minimum, Medieval Maximum) over past
centuries that may exceed the variations observed in two decades of
space-based observations. Neutron monitors and cosmogenic radionuclides
(10Be, 14C) stored in terrestrial archives (ice-cores, tree-rings) provide
indirect information about cyclic and non-cyclic heliomagnetic modulation of
the galactic cosmic rays from decadal to millennial time scales. However,
the physical relationships between solar magnetism, irradiance and the
terrestrial proxies of solar activity have yet to be properly established.

This session aims to present new ideas about the physical processes
responsible for the long-term (decadal to millennial) variability of the
connected solar- heliospheric system, with the goal of critically evaluating
existing models of long-term climate forcing based on direct and proxy data.

More information about the conference and the session ST8 is given here:
http://www.copernicus.org/EGS/egsga/nice03/programme/overview.htm
http://www.cosis.net/members/meetings/sessions/information.php?session=545

We would like to encourage you to submit a paper or a poster to this
session. Please forward this email to interested colleagues.

With best regards

Juerg Beer, Judith Lean and Ken McCracken

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3. Call for Papers for 2003 EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly Session ST21 on
“Comparative Upper Atmospheres and Magnetospheres of Planets and Moons”
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From: “Dr. Stephen Bougher”

2003 Spring AGU-EGS Meeting
Nice, France, April 7-11, 2003

Session ST21 (joint with PS):
“Comparative Upper Atmospheres and Magnetospheres of Planets and Moons”

The Solar System contains a rich ensemble of atmospheres and magnetospheres
associated with its planets and moons. On the one hand, these environments
are similar enough from one body to another to be compared. On the other
hand, they have unique characteristics, which make them an exciting and
enriching set of objects to contrast. Comparative studies are becoming
increasingly fruitful as new information from various planetary bodies is
assimilated (using comprehensive modeling tools). Within this context, we
are calling for abstracts for presentations applying the comparative
approach to the upper atmospheres or magnetospheres of planets and moons.
The goal is to obtain a better understanding of aeronomic and magnetospheric
processes occurring throughout the Solar System. Ultimately, this approach
will lead to further observations, data analysis, and modeling of
extra-solar planetary systems.

Abstracts are due by January 15, 2003. Details regarding this ST21 Session
and abstract submission can be found at the following website:
http://www.bu.edu/csp/imaging_science/ST21_AGU_EGS03.html.

Convenors: M. Galand (mgaland@bu.edu), S. W. Bougher (bougher@umich.edu) and
M. Blanc (michel.blanc@astrsp-mrs.fr).

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4. Call for Abstracts for IUGG 2003 General Assembly Session GAII.05 on Data
Assimilation Techniques for the Ionosphere-Thermosphere-Magnetosphere
System
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FROM: R. W. Schunk (schunk@cc.usu.edu)

IUGG 2003 General Assembly
In Sapporo, Japan
June 30-July 11, 2003

Data assimilation techniques have been widely used by both meteorologists
and oceanographers for several decades. In comparison, the space physics
community has been slow to implement data assimilation techniques,
primarily because of the lack of a sufficient number of measurements.
However, this situation is changing rapidly, and within 10 years, it is
anticipated that there will be several hundred thousand measurements per
day in the ionosphere-thermosphere-magnetosphere system. The data, which
will come from a variety of sources, will be available in real-time for
ingestion into physics-based specification and forecast models. Papers
dealing with data sources, data quality issues, and data assimilation
models are welcome.

Convener: Robert W. Schunk, Center for Atmospheric and Space Sciences,
Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-4405, USA, tel: +1-435-797-2978,
fax: +1-435-797-2992, schunk@cc.usu.edu

Co-Conveners: P.-L. Blelly (Centre d.Etudes Spatiales des Rayonnements,
France), Sawako Maeda (Fac. for Study of Contempory Society, Kyoto
Women.s University, Japan)

The first and second circulars for IUGG 2003, along with other information
for presenters, are available at the website:

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5. Call for Abstracts for IUGG 2003 General Assembly Session GAIII.01
“What are the Causes and Mechanisms for Particle Acceleration
Associated with the Aurora?”
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From: Carl-Gunne Falthammar

IUGG 2003 General Assembly
in Sapporo, Japan
June 30-July 11, 2003

Session GAIII.01 “What are the Causes and Mechanisms for Particle
Acceleration Associated with the Aurora?”

Date of Session GAIII.01: June 30, 2003 (full day)

Abstract deadline: January 20, 2003 (postal), January 30, 2003 (electronic)

First, second and third circulars with submission instructions and other
information are available at
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/jamstec-e/iugg/index.html.

This session focuses on the physics of particle acceleration/energization
by quasi-static electric fields and waves that lead to auroral displays
and outflow of ionospheric plasma. Recent high-resolution satellite
measurements by Freja, FAST, and Polar, at various altitudes with respect
to the acceleration regions (below, within, and above) and coordinated
ground-based observations have provided new insight into this complex and
dynamic process. Multi-point measurements from Cluster spacecraft
crossings of auroral field lines represent a new powerful tool that can
be used to reveal the temporal behavior of the acceleration process and
to provide clues on how the different elements of the auroral current
circuit interact with each other. Theoretical and numerical modeling efforts
that incorporate the empirical basis obtained from the above satellite
missions are needed for understanding and clarifying the complex physics
of auroral particle acceleration. Papers that take advantage of multi-point
measurements, or compare theoretical predictions with data are particularly
welcome.

Convener:

Carl-Gunne Falthammar, Alfven Laboratory, Royal Institute of Technology,
SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden,
Tel: +46-8-790-7695; Fax: +46-8-245431,
e-mail: falthammar@plasma.kth.se

Co-conveners:

Yan Song, University of Minnesota, School of Physics & Astronomy Tate Lab.,
116 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0112, USA
Tel. (612) 624-4053, Fax (612) 626-2029,
e-mail: yan@fields.space.umn.edu

Robert J. Strangeway, IGPP, University of California Los Angeles,
405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90095, USA
Tel. (310) 206-6247, Fax (310) 206-3051,
e-mail: strange@igpp.ucla.edu

Dirk Lummerzheim, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska,
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7320, USA
Tel. (907) 474-7564, Fax (907) 474-7290,
e-mail: lumm@gi.alaska.edu

In planning the session structure (invited talks, other oral presentations,
and posters) it would be helpful for the conveners to receive early
indications of interest and probability of attendance, if applicable also
preliminary title of presentation.

Please draw your colleagues’ attention to this session.

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6. Call for Abstracts for IUGG 2003 General Assembly Symposium GAIII.11 on
“How do Spacecraft Interact With Their Space Environment? “
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From: Hideyuki Usui
Hiroshi Matsumoto

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 focus on various interactions between spacecraft and
the plasma environment such as spacecraft charging, solar array arcing and
associated electromagnetic disturbance, interactions between electric
thruster plume and spacecraft, and other plasma effects impacting space systems.
Spacecraft interactions with the atmosphere including drag effects, charging effects,
atmospheric measurements techniques and contamination of spacecraft surfaces
will be also focused, which can be important issues for probing devices in the
forthcoming planetary exploration missions. Plasma interactions with space applications
such as electrodynamic tethers and microwave power transmission as well as
active radio experiments will be also discussed. The effect on the magnetospheric
plasma by plasma emission from a large structure such as Solar Power System
which injects artificial heavy ion in the transport from LEO to GEO can be one of the topics.

Convener:
Hideyuki Usui and Hiroshi Matsumoto
Radio Science Center for Space and Atmosphere, Kyoto University,
Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
Phone/fax: +81-774-38-3817
E-mail: usui@kurasc.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Co-conveners:
Alain Hilgers (ESTEC, Netherlands)
Jean-Jacques Berthelier
(Centre de Recherches en Physique de l’Environment Terrestre et
Planetaire, France),
H. Gordon James (Communications Research Centre, Canada)
Paul Bernhardt (Naval Research Lab., USA)

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7. Student Opportunity – NASA Ames/RIACS 2003 Summer Student Research Program
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From: Barry Leiner

NASA Ames Research Center (Ames) and the Research Institute for Advanced
Computer Science (RIACS) invite highly qualified applicants to the 2003
Summer Student Research Program (SSRP). The purpose of this program is to
provide talented university students in the Information Sciences the
opportunity to spend a ten-week session teaming with researchers at NASA
Ames to address information technology challenges of future NASA missions.
NASA Ames has been designated the NASA Center of Excellence for Information
Technology. SSRP provides an opportunity for students to gain experience and
expertise solving challenging problems at the forefront of information
technology and space science.

Information on this exciting opportunity along with application instructions
may be found at http://www.riacs.edu/ssrp . Questions may be addressed to
the SSRP Coordinator, Peggy Leising, at 650-604-2305 or PLeising@riacs.edu.

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