SPA SECTION NEWSLETTER, Volume XXVI, Issue 40

AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION SPA SECTION NEWSLETTER Volume XXVI, Issue 40 Jul.02,2019
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Table of Contents
1. MEETING: L5 Consortium Meeting “Missions to non-Earth Vantage Points” (Stanford, October 1–3, 2019) – Deadlines Approaching
2. Parker Solar Probe: Public Release of Data from Orbits 1 & 2 on Nov. 12, 2019
3. Monday Science Telecon, July 8, 2019
4. JOB OPENING: Director, Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory
5. PhD Student Position in Space Physics at the University of Helsinki, Finland #1
6. PhD Student Position in Space Physics at the University of Helsinki, Finland #2
7. RHESSI Nuggets in June 2019
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MEETING: L5 Consortium Meeting “Missions to non-Earth Vantage Points” (Stanford, October 1–3, 2019) – Deadlines Approaching
From: Natchimuthuk Gopalswamy (natchimuthuk.gopalswamy-1 at nasa.gov)
L5 Consortium Meeting October 1-3 (Tue-Thu), 2019 Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA
What can be learned about the Sun and heliosphere from observations collected far from Earth?
Rationale: The L5 Consortium is an informal group of scientists that since 2010 has been promoting space missions to the Sun–Earth Lagrange points and other viewpoints off the Sun-Earth line. The scientific benefits of such vantage points are many, as are the opportunities for improving space-weather forecasting capability. The next L5 Consortium Meetings will take place at the beautiful Stanford University, California in a perfect early-autumn weather.
We welcome contributed oral presentations on missions, instruments, and science pertinent to the following Session Topics: Science and Space Weather from non-Earth Vantage Points Mission concepts: L5, Polar, L4, L1, and Elsewhere Current/Implemented Missions: Parker Solar Probe/Solar Orbiter/IMAP/STEREO Small Deep Space Satellites Imaging and In-situ Instrumentation Astrophysics Opportunities: Other Instrumentation on Deep-Space Missions NASA, NOAA, ESA, and Other National/Agency Perspectives Panel Discussions
Invited speakers confirmed so far: Christopher Russell (UCLA, Keynote) Thomas Berger (CU Boulder) Doug Biesecker (NOAA) Jackie Davies (UKRI/STFC) Mihir Desai (SWRI) Cooper Downs (PSI) Holly Gilbert (NASA/GSFC) Richard Harrison (RAL) Frank Hill (NSO) Russ Howard (NRL) Joe Giacalone (U. Arizona) Justin Kasper (U. Michigan) Samuel Krucker (UC Berkeley) Ying Liu (CAS/NSSC) Juha-Pekka Luntama (ESA) Robert J Macdowall (NASA/GSFC) Ward (Chip) Manchester (U. Michigan) Scott Mcintosh (HAO) Dibyendu Nandi (CESSI) Philip Scherrer (Stanford) Daniel Seaton (CU/NOAA) James Spann (NASA/HQ) Alphonse Sterling (NASA/MSFC) Manuela Temmer (U. Graz) Alan Title (LMSAL) Junwei Zhao (Stanford)
Important Dates: July 10, 2019: Travel Support Application (limited funds available; contact L5_SOC [at] sun.stanford.edu) July 30, 2019: Abstracts, Registration (regular rates), and Hotel Deadline August 30, 2019: Late Abstracts, Late Registration (higher rates) Deadline October 1-3 (Tue-Thu), 2019, Science Meeting (conference dinner on Oct 2)
The number of participants is capped at the the room capacity of 75, and thus early registration is encouraged. Details and logistics are updated at cdaw.gsfc.nasa.gov/meetings/2019_L5C. We look forward to seeing you at Stanford this fall.
Sincerely yours, L5 SOC
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Parker Solar Probe: Public Release of Data from Orbits 1 & 2 on Nov. 12, 2019
From: Nour E. Raouafi (Nour.Raouafi at jhuapl.edu)
NASA Parker Solar Probe mission, which launched on Aug. 12, 2018, has successfully completed two solar orbits (perihelia on Nov. 5, 2018 and Apr. 4, 2019) and started the third (perihelion on Sep. 1, 2019). All systems are nominal. The data from the first two orbits were fully downlinked as of May 2019. Calibration and preliminary analyses of the data are ongoing in preparation for release to the scientific community and the public on Nov. 12, 2019.
The data will be accessible through NASA SPDF (spdf.gsfc.nasa.gov), SDAC (umbra.nascom.nasa.gov), the Science Operation Centers (SOCs) of the four science investigation teams, and the APL Parker Solar Probe Gateway. An announcement with full information will be made one month prior to the data release date.
Two AGU sessions will be dedicated to Parker Solar Probe science: “Parker Solar Probe: Changing our view of the Solar Wind” (Conveners: K. Korreck, A. Higginson, A. Szabo, M. Velli) and “The Fundamental Physics of the Inner Heliosphere” (Conveners: M. Velli, C. Salem, O. Panasenco). The Parker team encourages submissions to these sessions from the entire scientific community. The AGU abstract deadline is Wednesday, 31 July at 23:59 EDT.
For further information, contact Nour E. Raouafi (Parker Solar Probe Project Scientist; Nour.Raouafi@jhuapl.edu).
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Monday Science Telecon, July 8, 2019
From: David Sibeck (david.g.sibeck at nasa.gov)
At 12:00 noon EST on Monday (July 8), we plan to hold the next in our ongoing series of science telecons. The speaker this Monday will be Liheng Zheng from the University of Texas at Dallas. The topic will be “Modeling Energetic Electron Nonlinear Wave-Particle Interaction with EMIC Waves via Markov Chain”.
The telecom will be broadcast live via webex. If you would like to join, please go to uclaigpp.webex.com/ and enter the Meeting number: 280 328 066 (‘Dayside Science meeting). Please type 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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JOB OPENING: Director, Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory
From: Taina Pihlajaniemi (taina.pihlajaniemi at oulu.fi)
The University of Oulu in Finland is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory (SGO, www.sgo.fi). SGO is located in Northern Finland, and it is an independent institute of the University of Oulu. SGO’s national mission is to perform geophysical measurements, develop measuring methods, and conduct both empirical and theoretical research related to the fields related to its operations. The Observatory’s operations cover a wide range of measurements of the Earth’s magnetic field, the ionosphere, aurora, cosmic rays, and seismic activity. The observatory operates two ionospheric radars and plays an active role in the scientific and technical research related to the EISCAT incoherent scatter radar system.
The SGO Director will be responsible for the operational management and development of the unit’s operations and for promoting national and international research collaboration. In addition, the Director must participate in the acquisition of competitive research funding. We expect the Director to have a clear vision for developing the unit’s operations, ability to implement plans, and good leadership skills.
For additional information, or to submit an application, please visit:
rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=1&id=00007550&lang=en
The deadline for applications is July 31, 2019 (23:59 Finnish local time).
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PhD Student Position in Space Physics at the University of Helsinki, Finland #1
From: Adnane Osmane (adnane.osmane at helsinki.fi)
The Space Physics Group of the University of Helsinki is a leading European space physics group specialised both in observations and theoretical/computational modelling of space plasmas. We develop in particular the global magnetospheric hybrid-Vlasov simulation Vlasiator and have a strong focus on solar eruptions and planetary radiation belts.
We are now opening a doctoral student position with a focus on the theoretical plasma physics of the Earth’s radiation belts. The research of the PhD student will focus on developing theoretical models and/or computational tools to quantify signatures of wave-particle interactions in the Earth’s radiation belts. A background in applied mathematics or theoretical physics, and prior knowledge of computational physics is considered an advantage.
We offer a position in a dynamic and international research group, with a possibility to network, attend major international conferences on a yearly basis, and the support to develop one’s personal interest and strengths as a young researcher. The expected start date for the position is 1st January 2020. Applications are open until the 20th of August 2019.
For specifics about the position, contact Adnane Osmane (adnane.osmane ‘at’ helsinki.fi) and Minna Palmroth (minna.palmroth ‘at’ helsinki.fi). Interested candidates should send their application, a CV, a transcript of their university grades, and a maximum of three names to act as references.
For more information, please visit: blogs.helsinki.fi/spacephysics/ www.helsinki.fi/sustainable-space
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PhD Student Position in Space Physics at the University of Helsinki, Finland #2
From: Lucile Turc (lucile.turc at helsinki.fi)
The Space Physics Group of the University of Helsinki is a leading European space physics group specialised both in observations and modelling of space plasmas. We develop in particular the novel global magnetospheric hybrid-Vlasov simulation Vlasiator and have a strong focus on solar eruptions combining observations and models.
We are now opening a doctoral student position. The research of the PhD student will focus on the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability at the Earth’s magnetopause, and on the associated wave activity inside the magnetosphere.
Prior knowledge of space plasma physics and numerical simulations is considered an advantage. Other useful skills include: Python, C/C++, space physics-related data analysis
We offer a position in a dynamic and international research group, with a possibility to network and to develop as a researcher. The expected start date for the position is 1st January 2020. Applications are open until 30th August 2019.
For more information, please visit: blogs.helsinki.fi/spacephysics/ www.helsinki.fi/sustainable-space
For specifics about the position, contact Lucile Turc (lucile.turc ‘at’ helsinki.fi). Interested candidates should send their informal application, a CV, a transcript of their university grades, and a maximum of three names to act as references to the same address (lucile.turc ‘at’ helsinki.fi).
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RHESSI Nuggets in June 2019
From: Hugh Hudson (hhudson at ssl.berkeley.edu)
No. 353, “Localized Microwave and EUV Bright Structures in an Eruptive Prominence,” by Jing HUANG. Detailed correlations between EUV and microwaves in prominence fine structures.
No. 352 “Broken-up hard X-ray spectra found for a loop-top source during a solar limb flare,” by Hao NING, Yao CHEN and Jeongwoo LEE. SOL2017-09-10 coronal hard X-ray sources.
We welcome contributions to the RHESSI Nuggets, and the topics may wander some distance away from specifically RHESSI results if they are generally interesting. See
sprg.ssl.berkeley.edu/~tohban/wiki/index.php/RHESSI_Science_Nuggets
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