Table of Contents
1. Arase (ERG) Level-2 Data
2. Student Presentation Awards at the 16th AMS Conference on Space Weather
3. Monday Science Telecon, August 13
4. NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship – Application Deadline November 1, 2018
5. JOB OPENING: Research Scientist Position in Solar Magnetic Field Research at Stanford University
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Arase (ERG) Level-2 Data
From: Yoshi Miyoshi and Iku Shinohara (miyoshi at
We are pleased to announce Level-2 CDF files of Arase (ERG) data.
Arase (ERG) is a mission to elucidate acceleration and loss mechanisms of relativistic electrons in the radiation belts during geospace storms. The particles, plasma, plasma waves, and electromagnetic fields in the inner magnetosphere are measured by the onboard 8 instruments.
The Level-2 CDF files of all the 8 instruments are now available at the ERG Science Center. The SPEDAS Plug-in modules to handle these CDF files are also available at the ERG Science Center.
Please visit the following links at the ERG science center.
CDF files
SPEDAS Plug-in for ERG
Rules of the road
About Arase (ERG)
Published papers for more detailed Information (in the ERG Special Issue of Earth, Planets and Space)
Quick Look
We are very happy if you are interested in using the Arase data for your analysis and collaboration with us. If you have any questions, please contact us at ergsc-help [at]
The ERG project team Y. Miyoshi (ERG Project Scientist), and I. Shinohara (ERG Project Manager)
Student Presentation Awards at the 16th AMS Conference on Space Weather
From: Barbara J Thompson (barbara.j.thompson at
AMS Space Weather Conference 6-10 January, 2019, Phoenix, AZ
The AMS will be awarding two student presentation awards at the upcoming 16th Conference on Space Weather. Both oral and poster presentations are eligible for these awards. The conference is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), and organized by the AMS Committee on Space Weather, Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site ( by mid-August 2018.
The theme for the 2019 AMS Annual Meeting is “Understanding and Building Resilience to Extreme Events by Being Interdisciplinary, International, and Inclusive (III).”
Following this theme, the Conference on Space Weather will solicit papers on the following topics:
I. Advances in space weather research and modeling II. Extreme space weather events throughout the heliosphere III. National and International Efforts in Space Weather – Growing Global Preparedness IV. Space Weather Effects on High Flyers (Joint Session with the 19th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology) V. Space Weather and Society: Education & Communication VI. Space weather as we approach solar minimum VII. Whole Atmosphere Coupling During Extreme Events (Joint Session with the 20th Conference on Middle Atmosphere )
Please submit abstracts electronically by 15 August 2018 at
Students who want to be considered for travel support will be asked to note this when submitting their abstract. The committee will be providing several small travel grants (~$400) to help defray the cost of attending the AMS meeting for a student who submitted an abstract to present at the Space Weather Conference. Students who wish to apply are required to submit the following documents to either of the program chairs (Richard Behnke or Barbara Thompson) in a single PDF document: a presentation abstract, statement of why they want to attend the meeting, statement of commitment to attend if awarded the travel award, and letter of recommendation from their advisor.
For additional information please contact the program chairpersons, Richard Behnke,, or Barbara J. Thompson,
Monday Science Telecon, August 13
From: David Sibeck (david.g.sibeck at
At 12:00 noon EST on Monday (August 13), we plan to hold the next in our ongoing series of science telecons. The speaker this Monday will be Boyi Wang from UCLA Atmospheric & Oceanic Science. The topic will be “Dayside magnetosphere and ionosphere responses to transient upstream disturbances measured by satellite-imager coordination”.
The telecom will be broadcast live via webex. If you would like to join, please go to, search for the ‘Dayside Science’ meeting (Meeting number: 806752103), 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.
NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship – Application Deadline November 1, 2018
From: Taifa Simpson (tsimpson at
This announcement reflects recent increases to the NPP annual base stipend and the annual travel allowance provided to fellows.
The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals. The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.
Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP Fellows complete one- to three-year Fellowship appointments that advance NASA’s missions in earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space bioscience, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration and space operations, and astrobiology.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hand before beginning the fellowship, but may apply while completing the degree requirements. U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and foreign nationals eligible for J-1 status as a Research Scholar may apply.
UPDATED! Stipends now start at $60,000 per year, with supplements for high cost-of-living areas and for certain academic specialties. Financial assistance is available for relocation and health insurance, and $10,000 per year is provided for professional travel.
Applications are accepted three times each year: March 1, July 1, and November 1.
To learn more about specific opportunities and to apply, visit
For further information and to apply, visit:
JOB OPENING: Research Scientist Position in Solar Magnetic Field Research at Stanford University
From: J. Todd Hoeksema (todd at
The Solar Observatories Group at Stanford University invites applications for a Physical Science – Research Scientist position focused on the investigation of the magnetic field in the solar atmosphere and its influence on the corona and heliosphere. The successful candidate will focus on analysis of vector magnetic field data from the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) instrument on NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) along with data from other solar instruments. The researcher will work with HMI science-team members to investigate the structure and dynamics of the Sun’s magnetic field in support of the goals of the NASA-sponsored SDO/HMI investigation in the Living With a Star Program, in particular the physics of solar eruptive events and magnetic variability related to the solar cycle. Information about the HMI project can be found at
A PhD or equivalent in astrophysics or a related field and experience with solar polarimetry and vector magnetic field data are required. Applicants who have experience with data analysis, can contribute to proposals for new research, have a strong publication record, and who have interest in working with students and in education and public outreach are preferred. Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research mission.
This is a 2-year fixed-term position with a possibility for extension based on performance and the availability of funding. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2018. The start date can be as early as October 2018.
To apply, please submit 1) a cover letter describing your qualifications and a brief statement of your research interests, 2) a current C.V., 3) a list of your publications, and 4) contact information for three references. PDF format is preferred.
Submissions should be sent to: Haruko Makitani <> +1 (650) 723-1505
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