Space Weather Euro News Vol.1 Issue 2 (15-11-1997)

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  1. The Grenoble EISCAT data base
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1. The Grenoble EISCAT data base

From: Chantal Lathuillere (

the "Grenoble EISCAT data base"  is now available at: 

This site is associated to the "Centre des Donnees de la Physique des Plasmas", a data archiving and distribution centre for Space Plasma Physics, implemented by the French Science Agency CNRS and Space Agency CNES, that will open soon. It contains the ionospheric data measured by EISCAT facilities since 1981, that have been analysed in France. This site is still under construction... At the moment, only images of the physical parameters and ascii files, containing a summary of the binary data, are available. In a near future, binary data will be accessible through FTP. I would very much appreciate any comment concerning this new service.


From: Gordon Rostoker E-mail:



The 32nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly will be held in Nagoya, Japan  over the period July 12-19, 1998. Within this Assembly are a number of Symposia. This is the first announcement for Symposium D0.5 on the  topic of "Space Weather: Physics and Applications" which is scheduled  to occupy four half days on July 17 and 18 during the meeting. This  Symposium is co-sponsored by IAGA and SCOSTEP. The description of the  Symposium and the names and contact information regarding the Program  Committee are as follows:

It has become increasingly apparent that some technological systems,  in space or on the ground, are susceptible to the consequences of the  interaction of the solar wind with the earth's magnetosphere.  For  that reason, the need to be able to predict large "events" such as  magnetic storms has excited the interest of the scientists around the  world.  To predict such events demands an understanding of their  source involving processes on the Sun, in the heliosphere, and in the  magnetosphere-ionosphere system.  This Symposium lasts four 4 half  days.  It will consist of both invited and contributed papers on the  physics and phenomenology of the disturbances which can disrupt  technological systems, and on techniques developed to predict those  disturbances, as well as descriptions of technological systems that  are vulnerable to "space weather" disturbances.  papers involving  data analysis, computer modeling, theory, or any combination of these  are appropriate for this Symposium.


Dr. Gordon Rostoker
Department of Physics
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada  T6G 2J1
Phone: 1-403-492-1061
Fax:   1-403-492-4256

Dr. R. J. Strangeway
Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California  90024-1567
Phone: 1- 310-206-6247
Fax:   1- 310-206-3051


  • Y. Kamide (Japan)
  • T. Onsager (USA))
  • G. Proelss (Germany)
  • M. Lockwood (U.K.)
  • R.L. McPherron (USA)
  • H. Lundstedt (Sweden)
  • G. Zastenker (Russia)
  • R. L. Xu (China)

The Symposium will consist of several invited papers given 30 minutes each and a series of oral contributed presentations which are given  15 minutes each. A poster session will contain those papers which are  not delivered orally and all efforts will be made to give the poster  papers excellent visibility.

THE ABSTRACT DEADLINE IS January 9, 1998. Abstracts may be submitted electronically or in typed form. Information about submission of  abstracts can be obtained from the World Wide Web at

Instructions for submission of abstracts are as follows:


Abstracts should be in English and prepared according to the  instructions below. Typed abstracts should be in camera-ready form. If they are not  prepared according to the instructions or if they fail to meet the  publishing standards, they will not be included in the Book of  Abstracts. A copy of each abstract should be sent directly to the  Main Scientific Organizer of the appropriate session, while the  original should be sent to:

Copernicus Gesellschaft
32nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly
Max-Planck-Str. 13
D-37191 Katlenburg-Lindau
Tel: (49)-5556-91376
Fax: (49)-5556-4709

Those authors who have provided their full contact address on their  abstracts will receive a letter informing them whether their papers  have been accepted. If the answer is affirmative, they will also  receive the date and time of their contribution and will be asked to  inform their co-authors accordingly. This information will be  circulated in May 1998. Letters of solicitation for solicited/  contributed papers may be obtained from the appropriate Main 

Scientific Organizer.


12.0 cm (width) x 10.5 cm (height)


A. Aman (1), B. Bman (1, 2) and C. Cman (2) (1) Institute for Optics, University Katlenburg, (2) LASER Ltd., 

Northeim. +49-5556-4709

Follow these instructions in preparing your abstract in hard-copy,  camera-ready format. Abstracts that do not meet this format or that  are without submittal information will not be processed! Use a laser  printer or a good typewriter with a plastic carbon ribbon. Since  there will be a 69% size reduction, do not use a type size smaller  than 10 pica points. Type all lines flush left! (1) Type title of  contribution in capital letters and in bold (optional). (2) Leave one  blank line after the title block. (3) Type author(s) followed  directly by abbreviation (number/symbol) of corresponding  affiliation. Underline the name of the author who will present the  paper; this need not be the first author. (4) Type corresponding  affiliations in next line. (5) Add e-mail or fax for correspondence.  (6) Leave one blank line after the author-and-affiliation block. (7)  Type text of abstract flush left. Mathematical symbols should be  typed in or drawn neatly in dark ink. Metric (SI) symbols should be  used. Abstract size block should be drawn only on typing backup  sheet. (8) Be sure to complete all submittal information. (9) Contact  WWW or Copernicus for the abstract LaTeX macro package. (10) Mail the  original to Copernicus and a copy to the appropriate MSO.  Alternatively, use e-mail and send the original plus your submittal  information as an ASCII, PS or LaTeX file directly to Copernicus.  (11) Prepare your slides with your name, a sequence number and a  thumb mark, and hand them to the projectionist before your session  starts. (12) The size of the poster boards is 1.0 m (width) x 1.5 m  (height).

Submittal Information (Type the following information under your  abstract)

1. Name, full address and telephone, telex, fax & e-mail number for  correspondence

2. Reference of Meeting/Symposium for which your contribution is  intended

3. Name of Main Scientific Organizer to whom a copy of your abstract  has been sent

4. Projection or other equipment such as video projectors, if  required, in addition to standard (*)

5. Preference for oral or poster presentation

6. Have you applied for financial support? Yes/No

(*) Two overhead and one slide projector per lecture room is  standard; simultaneous projection is possible.


Abstracts of papers to be presented at the 32nd COSPAR Scientific  Assembly will, if accepted and submitted to the Copernicus  Gesellschaft by the deadline, be included free of charge in the Book  of Abstracts and referenced in the Program Booklet. Both issues will  be distributed free of charge to registered participants.

Printed instructions for abstract preparation are also found in the August 1997 issue of the COSPAR Information Bulletin, together with information about accomodations and financial support (which can also  be found at the WWW address noted above). Please contact the Main Scientific Organizer for any other questions you might have regarding  this Symposium.

Symposium D0.5  promises to be an exciting scientific experience dealing with a topic area that is increasingly of interest to scientists and decision makers alike. Don't miss it and don't forget January 9, 1998 - the deadline for submission of abstracts!

Gordon Rostoker Bob Strangeway
Main Scientific Organizer Deputy Scientific Organizer

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