Space Weather Euro News Vol.4 Issue 1 (05-01-2000)

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1. Call for Papers for COSPAR Symposium D3.4:
    Validation of Magnetospheric Models
2. Call for Papers for COSPAR Meeting PSRB1 on Radiation
    Belt Models for the Solar Maximum
3. Euroconference: The Solar Cycle and Terrestrial climate
4. Some ESA Tender Actions
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1. Call for Papers for COSPAR Symposium D3.4:
   Validation of Magnetospheric Models
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From: Dick Wolf             E-mail: wolf@alfven.rice.edu
 

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to call your attention to COSPAR Symposium D3.4 on Validation
of Magnetospheric Models, which will be held Wednesday, July 19, as part of
the COSPAR 2000 meeting in Warsaw, Poland.

Mathematical models of the Earth's magnetosphere are growing both in number
and importance. For both scientific and practical reasons, there is a clear
need for a systematic way to assess the validity of the various models.
Comparison of global MHD models with observations will be highlighted in
this symposium, which will also include presentations on validation of
other types of magnetospheric models, including magnetic-field,
radiation-belt, and ring-current models as well as index-prediction
algorithms. Both theoretical and empirical models are included. Contributed
papers are encouraged on all of these topics.

The Symposium will conclude with a panel discussion about general issues
involved in validating magnetospheric models. Specific planned discussion
topics include metrics, the significance of theoretical tests (against
idealized exact solutions) as compared to tests against observations, and
the difference between operational and scientific perspectives.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts for COSPAR 2000 is January 10, 2000.

Instructions for registration and abstract submission can be found in
COSPAR Information bulletin 145, August 1999, or at
http://www.copernicus.org/COSPAR/

 Abstracts must be sent to
 Copernicus Gesellschaft
 COSPAR 2000
 Max-Planck-Str. 13
 37191 Katlenburg-Lindau
 Germany
 Fax: +49-5556-4709
 Email cospar@copernicus.org

 with a copy to:

 R. A. Wolf
 Department of Space Physics and Astronomy
 Rice University MS108
 6100 South Main Street
 Houston, TX 77005 U.S.A.
 E-mail: wolf@alfven.rice.edu
 FAX: 01-713-737-5758. Phone: 01-713-348-3308

Organizing Committee: R. Wolf (Main Scientific Organizer),
P. Janhunen and T. Pulkkinen (Deputy Scientific Organizers), J. Raeder.

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2. Call for Papers for COSPAR Meeting PSRB1 on Radiation
   Belt Models for the Solar Maximum
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From:  Daniel Heynderickx      E-mail: Daniel.Heynderickx@oma.be
 

A PSRB1 (Panel on Standard Radiation Belts) meeting will be held in the
afternoon of Wednesday, July 19th, at the COSPAR meeting in Warsaw,
Poland (see http://www.copernicus.org/COSPAR/warsaw2000/ghprogram.htm ).

Papers on the newest experimental data and theoretical modelling of the
dynamic behaviour and composition of the radiation belts are solicited,
as
well as on ways to improve the existing models. Of special interest are
predictions for the Space Station environment. In order to coordinate
ongoing and new modelling efforts, reviews of existing data sets and
future
radiation belt missions will be very valuable.

Please follow the instructions
(http://www.copernicus.org/COSPAR/warsaw2000/abstract.htm)
when preparing your abstract.  Mail the original abstract or
corresponding file to Copernicus Gesellschaft. Send a copy of your
abstract to the Main Scientific Organizer of the meeting.

Main Scientific Organizer:
Prof. M. Panasyuk
Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University
Vorobyovy Gory
119899 Moscow
Russia
Phone: (095) 939-18-18
Fax: (095) 939-50-34
E-mail: panasyuk@srdlan.npi.msu.su

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS IS 10 JANUARY 2000


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3. Euroconference: The Solar Cycle and Terrestrial climate
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From: Brigitte Schmieder  E-mail: Brigitte.Schmieder@obspm.fr

Dear all,

LOOK at the future Euroconference in Canaries
organized by JOSO and Solar community
THE SOLAR CYCLE AND TERRESTRIAN CLIMATE
 http://www.iac.es/proyect/solspa/index.html

Vazquez M. and Schmieder B.

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4. Some ESA Tender Actions
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For more information and the complete list of ESA Tender Actions
please look at:

        http://emits.esa.int/emits/OpenTenders

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