Issue 125, 27 December, 2002

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1. New IAGA Web Pages
2. Call for Papers for 2003 Joint URSI/IEEE Meeting Session on “Numerical
Techniques for Space Plasmas”
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1. New IAGA Web Pages
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From: Dan Baker

The International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) has
new web pages at: www.iugg.org/IAGA.

The web site provides information about the upcoming IUGG meeting in
Sapporo, including the IAGA Scientific Program. Please check it out.

Dan Baker
U.S. National Correspondent/IAGA

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2. Call for Papers for 2003 Joint URSI/IEEE Meeting Session on “Numerical
Techniques for Space Plasmas”
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From: Meers Oppenheim

We would like to draw your attention to the “Numerical Techniques for
Space Plasmas” session at the upcoming joint 2003 URSI North American
Radio Science Meeting and IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and
Propagation to be held in Columbus, Ohio, 22-27 June 2003
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We hereby invite the submission of one-page abstracts by you and your
colleagues. The abstracts are due 8 January 2002 (hard copy) and 15
January 2003 for Web submissions. We note that the Call for Papers on
the Web site above indicate a paper submission requirement by the January
deadline. As a clarification they only mean a one-page paper, i.e., a
regular URSI abstract submission.

Please find a short summary of our session appended below. We are
encouraging you to submit the abstracts on-line
with an email
notification to the chair, Dr. Meers M. Oppenheim at
Boston University.

Please note that there is a Student Paper Contest sponsored by
USNC/CNC/URSI this year. The student paper submission due date is set
for 3 January 2003. There are four prizes ($125, 250, 500 and 1000) in
addition to covering travel and subsistence expenses for the four
student finalists. For more information please refer to
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Please forward this information to colleagues that may not have
obtained this email.

Title: Numerical techniques for Space Plasmas

Session Abstract:
Computer power has advanced over the past decade to the point
where 3-D global MHD, fluid, and large-scale particle
simulations can model magnetosphere and ionosphere dynamics to
a degree which were impossible only a few years ago. These
simulations often predict results which have proven difficult
to validate with single point measurements and analytic
theories. This session will provide an opportunity for
researchers to present and discuss techniques and issues
associated with numerical methods, parallelization, boundary
conditions, nested or irregularly spaced grids, and hybrid
techniques. We solicit contributions from the community to
discuss these issues and present their latest techniques,
issues, and results from simulations of space plasmas.

Dates: 22-27 June 2003

The following is H commission information:

The following are Comm H sessions (Note you may not see them listed
in the Website. Please submit the abstracts in the closest session
listed and send a copy to the session organizer with a note indicating the
appropriate session listed below.)
i. G/H Meteor Physics. Convenors: John Mathews (jdm9@psu.edu) and
Wayne Hocking (whocking@uwo.ca)
ii. G/H Remote Sensing from Space – Convenors: B. Reinisch
(bodo_reinisch@uml.edu) and Gordon James (Gordon.James@crc.ca)
iii. G/H Lightning Effects – Convenors: Steve Cummer(cummer@ee.duke.edu)
and Gar Bering (edgar.a.bering1@jsc.nasa.gov; eabering@uh.edu )
iv. H Plasma Physics of the Auroral Acceleration Region: Convenor
J.P. St. Maurice (stmaurice@physics.uwo.ca)
v. H Numerical methods in space physics: Convenor: Meers M Oppenheim
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Please note that abstracts for previously anticipated sessions ‘Alfen
Waves in the Auroral Zone’ and ‘Wave Particle Interactions’ may be
submitted in the ‘Plasma Physics of the Auroral Acceleration Region’
session.

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