SPA SECTION NEWSLETTER, Volume XXVI, Issue 44

AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION SPA SECTION NEWSLETTER Volume XXVI, Issue 44 Jul.17,2019
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Table of Contents
1. JGR Space Physics Editor-in-Chief Search: July 31
2. SCOSTEP News
3. MEETING: 5th MMS Community Science Workshop and SWT, Biarritz, France, October 22-24, 2019
4. MEETING: AMS Space Weather Conference & AMS 100th Meeting, 12-16 January, 2020, Boston MA — Call for Papers Due August 1, 2019
5. Call for Papers on VarSITI Special Issue in JASTP — Deadline: Nov. 30, 2019
6. Monday Science Telecon, July 22, 2019
7. JOB OPENING: Professor/Associate Professor in Atmospheric & Space Physics, Trondheim Norway
8. JOB OPENING: Post-doctoral Research Associate at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center with the New Mexico Consortium (and Other Openings)
9. JOB OPENING: Postdoctoral Positions in Magnetospheric Physics at Rice University
10. JOB OPENING: Postdoctoral Position in Space Plasma Physics at the University of Colorado/LASP
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Announcement Submission Website: goo.gl/forms/qjcm4dDr4g
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JGR Space Physics Editor-in-Chief Search: July 31
From: Morris Cohen (mcohen at gatech.edu)
Dear colleagues,
JGR: Space Physics is looking for a new Editor in Chief! The application deadline is extended to 31-July.
This is your chance to shape the direction of one of the most influential journals in geophysics, including selecting Editors and Associate Editors, driving special issues, and serving as ambassador at scientific meetings. We all know how important JGR: Space Physics is for the scientific community, and so it’s important that we have a visionary leader in the EiC position.
Might that person be you? If so…apply, apply, apply!!! All you need to do is send a CV and a letter of interest. You can do that, right?
Do you have a person in mind that you think is qualified that you would like to suggest? If so, tell us, tell us, tell us!!! All you need to do is send us an email with a name and email address.
People from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Seriously, AGU has recently had a not-so-good track record on diversity for its EiC positions, even though there are many potential qualified applicants. The search committee is committed to a fair and impartial process.
Ready to apply or nominate/suggest a colleague? Send your application to pubmatters@agu.org
Have questions for the search committee? Send an email to JGR-SpacePhysicsEditor-in-ChiefSearchCommittee@agu.org
Buh-bye!
Morris Cohen, Georgia Tech Chair of the Search Committee mcohen@gatech.edu
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SCOSTEP News
From: Nat Gopalswamy (nat,gopalswamy at nasa.gov)
1. Ms. Patricia Doherty (Boston College) has been appointed as the new Scientific Secretary of SCOSTEP as of July 1, 2019.
2. The new SCOSTEP program will be PRESTO (Predictability of the Variable Solar Terrestrial Coupling). The final report on PRESTO has been published by the International Space Science Institute in Beijing (ISSI-BJ) as No. 13 of Taikong Magazine available online: www.issibj.ac.cn/Publications/Forum_Reports/201404/W020190620592906717714.pdf.
3. Elections for the new SCOSTEP executives took place during the IUGG assembly in Montreal, Canada on 2019 July 13. Professor Kazuo Shiokawa (Japan) and Dr. Daniel Marsh (US/UK) have been elected as President and Vice President, respectively for the term 2019-2023.
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MEETING: 5th MMS Community Science Workshop and SWT, Biarritz, France, October 22-24, 2019
From: Benoit Lavraud (Benoit.Lavraud at irap.omp.eu)
SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT: The 5th Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) community science workshop will be held on October 22-24, 2019, in Biarritz, France. This workshop is open to the broad scientific community with interest in magnetic reconnection and other, MMS-related, science topics. Breakout sessions for the MMS SWT and other team meetings will be held on Monday 21, and the full community science workshop will be on October 22-24. All sessions will be located at the Hotel and Conference Center “Le Bellevue” in the center of town.
congres.biarritz.fr/fr/centres-de-congres/le-bellevue
Science Organizing Committee: Jim Burch, Tai Phan, Sergio Toledo-Redondo, and Benoit Lavraud
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MEETING: AMS Space Weather Conference & AMS 100th Meeting, 12-16 January, 2020, Boston MA — Call for Papers Due August 1, 2019
From: Barbara J Thompson (barbara.j.thompson at nasa.gov)
The 17th Conference on Space Weather, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), and organized by the AMS Committee on Space Weather, will be held 12-16 January 2020, as part of the 100th AMS Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS website as they become available. annual.ametsoc.org/2020/
This is the 100th anniversary of AMS, so it promises to be an exciting meeting!
Please submit your abstract electronically by 1 August 2019: ams.confex.com/ams/2020Annual/webprogrampreliminary/17SPACEWX.html
The Conference on Space Weather solicits papers on the following topics:
I. Ensemble Modeling and Data Assimilation Improving Forecast Accuracy II. Handling Vulnerabilities and Risks: Power Grids, Aviation, and Communication Networks III. Heliophysics and Space Weather in History IV. International and Interdisciplinary Space Weather Initiatives: ICAO and Beyond V. New Instruments, Platforms and Initiatives for Space Weather VI. R2O2R : User Needs and Priorities VII. Rise of the Machines!! Machine Learning and AI for Space Weather VIII. Space Weather at Other Planets and Solar Systems IX. Space Weather at Solar Minimum and What’s to Come: Solar Cycle 25 Predictions X. The History of Space Weather Science and Operations XI. When Forecasts Fail: How We Make Progress XII. Advances in Research and Modeling of Space Weather Drivers XIII. Agency Efforts in Space Weather: Priorities and Opportunities
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 should contact the program chairs (Richard Behnke or Barbara Thompson) for application instructions. Deadline for student support is October 15, 2019.
For additional information please contact the program chairpersons, Richard Behnke, behnke.richard (at) yahoo.com or Barbara J. Thompson, barbara.j.thompson (at) nasa.gov
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Call for Papers on VarSITI Special Issue in JASTP — Deadline: Nov. 30, 2019
From: Kazuo Shiokawa (shiokawa at nagoya-u.jp)
On behalf of guest editors, I would like to invite you to submit papers to the Special Issue of Variability of the Sun and Its Terrestrial Impact (VarSITI) Completion Symposium 2019 in Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics (JASTP). The symposium was held on June 10-14, 2019 at Sofia, Bulgaria. Because this special issue is one of the summarizing activities of the 5-year VarSITI program (2014-2018), we also welcome submission of papers from those who made presentation at the SCOSTEP’s STP-14 conference (July 9-13, 2018, Toronto, Canada), and also from scientists who did not join these two symposiums.
The VarSITI program (www.varsiti.org/) was the 5-year international program of SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee On Solar-TErrestrial Physics) in 2014-2018. VarSITI focused on the recent and expected future solar activity and its consequences for the Earth, for various time scales from the order of thousands years to milliseconds, and for various locations and their connections from the solar interior to the Earth’s atmosphere. Four Scientific Projects were carried out under the VarSITI program: (1) Solar Evolution and Extrema (SEE), (2) International Study of Earth-Affecting Solar Transients (ISEST/MiniMax24), (3) Specification and Prediction of the Coupled Inner-Magnetospheric Environment (SPeCIMEN), and (4) Role Of the Sun and the Middle atmosphere / thermosphere / ionosphere In Climate (ROSMIC). These four projects were carried out in collaboration with relevant satellite and ground-based missions as well as modeling efforts to facilitate the implementation of these projects. The special issue welcomes new and interdisciplinary scientific results related to this 5-year VarSITI program.
Submission page: www.evise.com/profile/#/ATP/login (Log in with EVISE account, choose Start New Submission. During the submission process, author will be asked to choose an Article Type. Choose VSI: VarSITI2019 and STP-14). Deadline of submission for this special issue: November 30, 2019
With best regards, Kazuo Shiokawa
Guest Editors of the special issue *Kazuo Shiokawa (Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University, Japan) *Rositsa Miteva (Space Research and Technology Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria) *Sergio Dasso (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Instituto de Astronomiay Fisica del Espacio (IAFE), Buenos Aires, Argentina) *Shunrong Zhang (MIT Haystack Observatory, USA) *Duggirala Pallamraju (Physical Research Laboratory, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, India)
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Monday Science Telecon, July 22, 2019
From: David Sibeck (david.g.sibeck at nasa.gov)
At 12:00 noon EST on Monday (July 22), we plan to hold the next in our ongoing series of science telecons. The speaker this Monday will be Shane Coyle from Virginia Tech. The topic will be “Inter-hemispheric Asymmetries In The Ground Magnetic Response Of Magnetospheric ULF Waves Observed At High Latitudes”.
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: Professor/Associate Professor in Atmospheric & Space Physics, Trondheim Norway
From: Patrick Espy (patrick.espy at ntnu.no)
Professor/Associate Professor in Atmospheric and Space Physics, NTNU, Trondheim Norway
The Department of Physics at NTNU announces a Professor/Associate Professor position in physics within the field of atmospheric and space physics. The focus will be on experimental and/or modelling studies of the middle and upper atmosphere and its coupling to regions above and below.
The department has active atmospheric research programs that include optical and radio remote sensing of the atmospheric environment and, though national and international collaborations, whole-atmosphere modelling. We are seeking a candidate with primary competence in atmospheric and space physics, specializing in either experimental remote-sensing of, or modelling of, the energetics, dynamics and chemistry of the middle atmosphere and its coupling to regions above and below. Candidates must hold relevant master’s and PhD degrees. The evaluation will emphasize publications in this field in the past five years (allowing for parental leave). The candidate must demonstrate the ability to initiate and lead research programs, and show a clear potential to attract externally-funded research and scholarships.
The appointee will have specific responsibility for teaching courses within energy, environment or atmospheric physics, but must also be able to teach general physics courses at bachelor level. Didactical skills, qualifications and potential will be evaluated on documented experience in teaching, outreach, course and study programme management, supervision of doctoral and master students and related work. It is a prerequisite that within three years of appointment employees who do not speak a Scandinavian language can demonstrate skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language equivalent to level 3 in the NTNU Norwegian course (www.ntnu.edu/norwegiancourse).
The full advertisement including instructions on how to apply may be found at www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/172765/professor-associate-professor-in-atmospheric-and-space-physics. General questions about the position can be directed to the Head of Department, Prof. Erik Wahlström (erik.wahlstrom@ntnu.no). Specific questions about the Atmospheric and Environmental Physics group to Prof. Patrick Espy (patrick.espy@ntnu.no), or Prof. Robert Hibbins (robert.hibbins@ntnu.no). All application materials must be submitted via jobbnorge.no. Mark the application with reference number: 78/2019.
Deadline for applications: 10.09.2019
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JOB OPENING: Post-doctoral Research Associate at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center with the New Mexico Consortium (and Other Openings)
From: Elizabeth MacDonald, Matthew Heavner (eliz.macdonald at gmail.com)
The New Mexico Consortium (www.newmexicoconsortium.org) has an immediate opening for a space weather / data science post-doctoral research associate for the award-winning Aurorasaurus citizen science project (www.aurorasaurus.org). Duties will include analysis of space weather data (specifically related to the prediction of aurora during storm and substorm times), and associated crowdsourced observations of aurora. The post-doc’s primary objective will be to develop a nowcast data-assimilative model of the aurora that incorporates human observations. A secondary objective will be further research with citizen science observations, and in conjunction with non-professionals around the newly recognized STEVE phenomena. Relevant references can be found at bit.ly/MacDonaldGoogleScholar. Robust programming experience, initiative, and a strong history of publications are required. Experience and enthusiasm with mobile technologies, social media and web design are appreciated. A Ph.D. is preferred but exceptional candidates at other levels will be considered.
This is a one year full-time project with an option for a one year extension contingent on performance. Applications will be reviewed as soon as received and the position will be open until filled. The position is located at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, beginning around Sep 1. Remote work may be considered for exceptional candidates. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Liz MacDonald (eliz.macdonald@gmail.com) with any questions. New Mexico Consortium is an independent nonprofit Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/Vet/Dis, E-verify employer. Please apply online at newmexicoconsortium.org/careers or by mail to NMC, 4200 W. Jemez Road, #301, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Include a resume, cover letter, code sample, and 3 recommendation letters. Aurorasaurus is an interdisciplinary innovative project funded by NSF and NASA and collaborates with educators and social scientists to improve public nowcasting of aurora with social media and volunteer contributions.
We also anticipate near-term openings for a project manager, software developer (part-time), and education/evaluation specialist (part-time). Inquiries about these positions are also welcome.
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JOB OPENING: Postdoctoral Positions in Magnetospheric Physics at Rice University
From: Frank Toffoletto and Stanislav Sazykin (toffo at rice.edu)
The magnetospheric modeling group at Rice University has one or two postdoctoral openings to work on fundamental physics of the inner magnetosphere, plasma sheet, ring current and magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling. One position would be in model development. For this position, experience in magnetospheric model development, parallel programming and high-performance computing is highly desirable. The second position involves working with both simulations and data. For this position, prior experience in using or improving numerical codes is highly desirable along with experience analyzing spacecraft and ground based-data. Candidates who have experience in both areas are also encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in a space physics or related discipline is required for both positions. Initial appointment will be for one year, with renewal likely for a second year, contingent on performance and availability of research funds.
Candidates should supply a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and names of three references online at: jobs.rice.edu/postings/17876. Information on the group’s research activities can be found at physics.rice.edu/Space.aspx. Rice University is an affirmative-action/equal-opportunity employer.
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JOB OPENING: Postdoctoral Position in Space Plasma Physics at the University of Colorado/LASP
From: David Malaspina (David.Malaspina at colorado.edu)
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The Space Plasma Group at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), University of Colorado, Boulder (CU), is seeking candidates for a RS-­I (post­-doctoral) position.
Research duties include analysis of Parker Solar Probe data to study near­-Sun solar wind plasma phenomena and analysis of magnetospheric mission data (MMS, Van Allen Probes) to study plasma wave phenomena near Earth. These projects focus on plasma wave-particle interactions and kinetic-scale plasma physics.
Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV. The cover letter should outline the experience that the applicant has with respect to wave-particle interaction physics, as well as the applicant’s broader research goals.
Preference will be given to candidates who can begin near or before January 2020, but other situations will be considered on a case by case basis.
The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) began in 1948, a decade before NASA. We are the world’s only research institute to have sent instruments to all eight planets and Pluto. LASP is associated with several departments at the University of Colorado including APS, Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Geology, and Atmospheric Science. LASP is a research laboratory that is fully equipped for space-flight instrumentation with a qualified engineering staff, clean rooms, vacuum chambers, and testing facilities.
The CU/LASP Space Plasma Group conducts a diverse research program encompassing instrumentation, data analysis, simulation, and theoretical studies of space plasma physics in a variety of environments, including planetary magnetospheres and ionospheres as well as the solar wind.
For more information, please contact: David.Malaspina@lasp.colorado.edu
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