SPA SECTION NEWSLETTER, Volume XXV, Issue 27

AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION SPA SECTION NEWSLETTER Volume XXV, Issue 27 May.04,2018
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Table of Contents
1. Extended Deadline for Submissions to Space Weather Journal’s “ Space Weather Events of 4-10 September 2017” Special Collection
2. 2018 NASA Heliophysics Missions of Opportunity
3. MEETING: Third MMS Community Workshop – Third Announcement, Early Registration Deadline May 10, 2018
4. MEETING: Reminder: HEPPA-SOLARIS Workshop Deadlines Approaching Soon!
5. Monday Science Telecon, May 7
6. Deadline Extension — Topical Issue “System Science: Application to Space Weather Analysis, Modelling, and Forecasting”
7. Europlanet travel support
8. JOB OPENING: Faculty Positions in Space Physics and Geophysics at Georgia Tech
9. JOB OPENING: Ionospheric Scientist at The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA
10. JOB OPENING: Postdoctoral Positions in Solar-Terrestrial Physics & Space Weather Research at Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen
11. JOB OPENING: Post-Doctoral Position: Space Plasma Simulations at Saturn
12. JOB OPENING: PhD Position in Ionospheric Physics at University of Oulu, Finland
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Announcement Submission Website: goo.gl/forms/qjcm4dDr4g
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Extended Deadline for Submissions to Space Weather Journal’s “ Space Weather Events of 4-10 September 2017” Special Collection
From: Delores Knipp, Mike Hapgood, Huixin Liu, Paul O’Brien, Dan Welling, Xinan Yue (dknipp at agu.org)
In response to requests by the community and due to the ongoing challenges with the Special Collection site on the Wiley publishing platform that serves AGU, Space Weather Journal (SWE) editors find it prudent to extend the deadline to 30 June 2018. We would welcome any additional papers stimulated by discussions at the recent US Space Weather Workshop.
Nearly 20 papers have been submitted and are either published or in review.
Published or recently accepted papers include:
Schwadron, N. A., Rahmanifard, F., Wilson, J., Jordan, A. P., Spence, H. E., Joyce, C. J., et al. (2018). Update on the worsening particle radiation environment observed by CRaTER and implications for future human deepspace exploration. Space Weather, 16, 289–303. doi.org/10.1002/2017SW001803
Aa, E., Huang, W., Liu, S., Ridley, A., Zou, S., Shi, L., et al. (2018). Midlatitude plasma bubbles over China and adjacent areas during a magnetic storm on 8 September 2017. Space Weather, 16, 321–331. doi.org/10.1002/2017SW001776
Luhmann et al. (2018) Shock Connectivity and the Late Cycle 24 Solar Energetic Particle Events in July and September 2017, accepted.
A pre-print of material related to the solar activity as reported by NOAA authors is at: www.essoar.org/doi/abs/10.1002/essoar.a530e85443c2d357.102532a29f074aec.1. This preprint has a doi and as such is citeable.
SWE editors are excited about the scope of material submitted for review thus far. This includes observations in all space weather domains: from Sun to SEPs, to solar wind, to spacecraft effects, to ion outflow, to GIC, to GNSS and radio communications. There are several papers describing the results of fore- now- and hind-casting. We encourage all to help with the community effort at benchmarking this significant set of space weather events. In particular, we are interested in descriptions of associated technology/societal disruptions.
The AGU GEMS paper submission system is unaffected by the issue with Wiley, so please proceed with the usual submission path to Space Weather, spaceweather-submit.agu.org/cgi-bin/main.plex, and choose the ‘Space Weather Events of 4-10 September 2017’ special collection when prompted.
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2018 NASA Heliophysics Missions of Opportunity
From: Jim Spann (jim.spann at nasa.gov)
Two Program Element Appendixes (PEAs) are intended to be released by June 2018: the Heliophysics Science Mission of Opportunity (MO) and Heliophysics Technology Demonstration MO.
Technology Demonstration MO NSPIRES Solicitation number NNH18ZDA009J Person of Contact: Dr. Roshanak Hakimzadeh, Heliophysics TechDemo MO Lead Scientist hq-techdemo@mail.nasa.gov
Science MO NSPIRES Solicitation number NNH18ZDA010J Person of Contact: Dr. James Spann, Heliophysics Science MO Lead Scientist hq-hpdmo@mail.nasa.gov
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MEETING: Third MMS Community Workshop – Third Announcement, Early Registration Deadline May 10, 2018
From: Michael Hesse (michael.hesse at uib.no)
Third MMS Community Workshop University of Bergen Bergen, Norway 11-14 June 2018
The third MMS community workshop will be held on 11-14 June, 2018, in Bergen, Norway. This workshop is open to the broad scientific community with interest in magnetic reconnection and other, MMS-related, science topics. Breakout sessions will be held on June 11 at the University of Bergen, and the science workshop will be on June 12-14 at the Scandic Ørnen hotel in the center of town.
MMS community workshops invite the broad space research community engaged in MMS-related science topics. The main workshop will feature scientific presentations addressing topics ranging from magnetic reconnection to the bow shock, particle acceleration, and turbulence. Mission-related breakout sessions will focus on mission operations, instrument-related issues, and special science topics. Further meeting information, including registration, abstract submission and lodging information, can be found on the web site:
www.uib.no/en/ift/112841/mms-workshop-2018
Early registration deadline May 10, 2018, final registration deadline May 31, 2018
Local organizing committee:
Paul Tenfjord Kavitha Ostgaard Cecilia Norgren Katarzyna Kosela-Dordevic Therese Moretto Michael Hesse
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MEETING: Reminder: HEPPA-SOLARIS Workshop Deadlines Approaching Soon!
From: Brentha Thurairajah (brenthat at vt.edu)
7th International HEPPA-SOLARIS 2018 Workshop (www.cpe.vt.edu/heppa.solaris.2018/) 11-15 June 2018, Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Abstracts are being accepted on all topics related to observational and modeling studies of the inuences of solar radiation (SR) and energetic particle precipitation (EPP) on the atmosphere and climate.
Abstract Submission Deadline has been extended to 11 May 2018 www.cpe.vt.edu/heppa.solaris.2018/abstracts.html.
Late Registration closes 4 June 2018 www.cpe.vt.edu/heppa.solaris.2018/registration.html
Housing Deadline is 11 May 2018 www.cpe.vt.edu/heppa.solaris.2018/location.html
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Monday Science Telecon, May 7
From: David Sibeck (david.g.sibeck at nasa.gov)
At 12:00 noon EST on Monday (May 7), we plan to hold the next in our ongoing series of science telecons. The speaker this Monday will be Mojtaba Akhavan-Tafti from University of Michigan. The topic will be “MMS Multi-Point Analysis of FTEs: Stress Balance, Plasma Energization, and Instabilities”.
The telecom will be broadcast live via webex. If you would like to join, please go to uclaigpp.webex.com/, search for the ‘Dayside Science’ 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: 1-844-467-6272 with passcode 901533
Please remember to mute your telephone if you are not speaking.
Looking forward to speaking with you.
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Deadline Extension — Topical Issue “System Science: Application to Space Weather Analysis, Modelling, and Forecasting”
From: Enrico Camporeale (e.camporeale at cwi.nl)
The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (JSWSC) plans a Topical Issue on “System Science: Application to Space Weather Analysis, Modelling, and Forecasting” to appear in 2018. Deadline for submission: 15 June 2018
For more information see www.swsc-journal.org/news
Topical Editor-in-Chief (T-EiC): Richard Boynton, University of Sheffield
Topical Editors: Enrico Camporeale, Center for Mathematics and Computer Science, Amsterdam George Balasis, National Observatory of Athens Homayon Aryan, NASA/GSFC
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Europlanet travel support
From: Stein Haaland, Octav Marghitu (Stein.Haaland at uib.no)
Travel support to attend the Europlanet workshop “Planetary Atmospheric Erosion” to be held in Murighiol, Romania, 11-15 June 2018 is still available.
Priority is given to early career scientists (incl. students) and female scientists. The workshop program and travel support application instructions can be found on the workshop web page: gpsm.spacescience.ro/europlanet2018
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JOB OPENING: Faculty Positions in Space Physics and Geophysics at Georgia Tech
From: Sven Simon (sven.simon at eas.gatech.edu)
The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS, www.eas.gatech.edu) at Georgia Tech invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in solid earth geosciences and one tenure-track faculty position in planetary and space sciences. Applicants will be considered at all ranks. For the solid earth geosciences positions, we are looking for broad-minded geoscientists with interests that complement our current geophysical strengths in geodesy, geomorphology, glaciology, seismology, computational methods, planetary and space sciences. For the planetary and space science position, we invite candidates who will build a competitive research program that complements or extends the strengths of our ongoing planetary and space research, and who bridge connections within geophysics and ongoing and future missions through observational, theoretical, or modeling approaches. We seek individuals who are interested in working in a dynamic and interdisciplinary university that includes a diverse group of planetary and space, earth, ocean, and atmospheric sciences, and many top-ranked engineering programs. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an exceptional commitment to teaching and mentoring of students.
Georgia Institute of Technology, located in the diverse, and thriving metropolis of Atlanta, is consistently a top ranked educational and research institution. Georgia Tech prides itself on its engineering resources, collaborations, its quantitative and rigorous undergraduate student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a description of their teaching interests and their advising/mentoring philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted as PDF files via Academicjobsonline.org. Requests for information should be directed to earthplanet_search@eas.gatech.edu. Applications will be considered beginning October 1, 2018 but the search will continue until the positions are filled. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
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JOB OPENING: Ionospheric Scientist at The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA
From: Margaret Chen, James Roeder (Margaret.W.Chen at aero.org)
An ionospheric scientist position is available at the Space Sciences Department of The Aerospace Corporation. We are seeking a creative and motivated researcher with expertise on the ionosphere to conduct scientific research, disseminate results through conferences and peer-reviewed publication, participate in the analysis and interpretation of space-science data sets, write proposals to NASA and NSF for research funding, and support National Space Security program offices through the application of the results of space science research and the resulting knowledge base. The applicant must have a Ph.D. in Space Science or closely related field with two or more years of experience in conducting ionospheric research, experience writing peer-reviewed publications and giving technical conference presentations, and the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance. Preference is given to applicants who have experience with designing, building and testing space science instrumentation and working with contractors and/or program offices. A current and active SCI clearance is also desirable. A full description of this position (requisition #40885) can be found at careers.aerospace.org/job/El-Segundo-Ionospheric-Scientist-CA-90245/474777400/ where there is a link to apply to the job online.
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JOB OPENING: Postdoctoral Positions in Solar-Terrestrial Physics & Space Weather Research at Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen
From: Yanshi Huang (huangyanshi at hit.edu.cn)
We cordially invite young scientists to apply for postdoctoral positions at the Institute of Space Science and Applied Technology (ISSAT) at Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Shenzhen. The range of research areas covers various aspects of the Solar-Terrestrial physics and Space Weather including the Sun, solar wind, magnetosphere, the upper and lower atmosphere of the Earth, space weather modeling and application. We expect to offer 20 postdoctoral positions.
Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen is located at Shenzhen, an important economic zone in China situated very close to Hong Kong. ISSAT is a newly established space science institute. It consists of ten laboratories such as the space weather storm Lab, space plasma lab, low-latitude space environment observation and application lab, et al.
The successful candidate is expected to have a recent Ph.D. in physics, space physics, plasma physic or relevant discipline. The appointment duration will be two years with a maximum of three years. The salary will be 230K Chinese Yuan per year including 180K tax-free allowance with an excellent benefits package.
Applicants should submit a letter describing their research interests, curriculum vitae, and other supporting documents. For more information and details, please refer to our website at
issat.hitsz.edu.cn/application/postdoc/
, and if you have any question of the application processes, please contact Dr. Zuo (pbzuo@hit.edu.cn).
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JOB OPENING: Post-Doctoral Position: Space Plasma Simulations at Saturn
From: Sven Simon (sven.simon at eas.gatech.edu)
The “Magnetospheres in the Outer Solar System” (MOSS) group at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA) invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher position in theoretical/computational space plasma physics. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Sven Simon and his team and will carry out numerical simulations of the interaction between small solar system bodies and their plasma environments. In particular, we aim to better understand the interaction of Saturn’s largest moons (Titan, Enceladus, Rhea, Tethys, Dione) with the magnetosphere of their parent planet. Part of this research will be based on a hybrid (kinetic ions, fluid electrons) simulation code that is available in our group. This research will support the analysis of plasma and magnetic field data acquired by the Cassini spacecraft during its 13-year tour in the Saturnian system. Information on the current research activities of the group can be found at svensimon.gatech.edu.
The successful candidate is expected to hold a doctoral degree in physics, astrophysics, space physics, or geophysics. Programming experience (e.g., in C++ or Fortran) is required for the position. Interested candidates should send a CV, a list of publications, a short statement of research interests (max. one page) and the names and contact information of three potential references to sven.simon@eas.gatech.edu. Review of applications will begin on 20 May 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of renewal (depending on performance and availability of funds). Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
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JOB OPENING: PhD Position in Ionospheric Physics at University of Oulu, Finland
From: Anita Aikio (anita.aikio at oulu.fi)
Applications are invited for a four-year, full-time doctoral student position. The successful candidate will develop data analysis tools for the EISCAT and EISCAT_3D ionospheric radars and will use them for studies of space weather effects on the high-latitude ionosphere. The project will utilize Bayesian techniques in radar data analysis.
The position will be placed in the Ionospheric Physics research unit at the Faculty of Science, University of Oulu, where the coupled magnetosphere-ionosphere-thermosphere system is studied by utilizing data from different satellite missions (e.g. Swarm and Cluster) and from versatile ground-based instruments. The EISCAT incoherent scatter radars have a central role in the unit’s research. Capabilities of the present EISCAT radars will be surpassed by the high-resolution, volumetric observations of the EISCAT 3D radar system by 2022.
We are looking for candidates with MSc degree in Physics, Space Physics, Computational Physics or a closely related field. Experience in programming and earlier studies in Space Physics are an advantage. To apply, please see the full job description and use the electronic application form in rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=1&id=00005575&lang=en.
Further information can be obtained from: Dr. Ilkka Virtanen (ilkka.i.virtanen@oulu.fi) or Prof. Anita Aikio (anita.aikio@oulu.fi).
Application deadline is 30 May 2018 (24:00 Finnish local time).
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