Space Weather Euro News Vol.6 Issue 7 (22-04-2002)

Table of Contents: 
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1. Call for Papers for the 34th COSPAR Scientific Assembly Session PSRB1 on
    "Design Issues for a New Generation of Radiation Models"
2. Call for Papers for the 2nd World Space Congress and 34th COSPAR Scientific 
    Assembly Houston, Texas, 10-19 October, 2002: D3.1. New Results on Boundary 
    and Meso-Scale Processes in the Magnetosphere-Multipoint and Remote Sensing 
    Observations
3. International Reference Ionosphere: IRInfo No. 23
4. Job Announcement - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Space Plasma Physics at 
    Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, UK
5. Job Announcement - Research Fellow in Space Weather at Mullard Space Science 
    Laboratory, University College London, UK
6. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS 
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1.  Call for Papers for the 34th COSPAR Scientific Assembly Session PSRB1 
     on "Design Issues for a New Generation of Radiation Models"
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From: Daniel Heynderickx 

Call for Papers for the 34th COSPAR Scientific Assembly Session PSRB1 on "Design
Issues for a New Generation of Radiation Models"(Joint COSPAR/IAC Event)

Highly challenging space missions are being planned and developed for the next two 
decades including new applications programmes (navigation, observation, 
communications) and scientific programmes exploring the solar system and observing
the universe in unprecedented detail. In addition, ISS is entering its operational phase. 
All these activities are placing new demands on numerical models of the space radiation 
environment. At the 2000 COSPAR Assembly in Warsaw, it was decided to extend the
scope of the Panel to include modelling of cosmic ray and solar energetic particles. 
Therefore, papers are solicited on the design of a new generation of radiation models, 
with the data and theoretical understanding that are currently available, but with sufficient 
scope to incorporate the vast amount of new data, of currently operational and future 
missions and new theoretical developments. In view of the urgency of new models 
becoming available, the emphasis of oral presentations should be on model design and 
implementation, while more technical papers can be presented as posters. Model 
unification into comprehensive standard models is a crucial issue to be addressed.

Important Deadlines:

(1) Deadline for receipt of COSPAR abstracts: May 1, 2002. Abstracts should be sent 
      to COSPAR with a copy to the Main Scientific Organizer D.Heynderickx
(2) Deadline for Financial Support Application: May 1, 2002 Application forms together 
      with scientific abstracts should be sent to the Main Science Organizer and a copy to 
      COSPAR
(3) Deadline for Pre-Registration: August 16, 2002
(4) Deadline for Hotel Reservation: September 12, 2002

Detailed information/instructions about abstract submission, deadlines, grant requests, etc. 
can be found in the COSPAR Information Bulletin, Number 151, August 2001 issue and
also at the COSPAR-website:

 http://www.copernicus.org/COSPAR/COSPAR.html

Further information on the preliminary scientific program can be found 
at:

http://cspar.uah.edu/iscs/cospar2002/

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2. 2nd World Space Congress and 34th COSPAR Scientific Assembly Houston, 
    Texas, 10-19 October, 2002: D3.1. New Results on Boundary and Meso-Scale 
    Processes in the Magnetosphere-Multipoint and Remote Sensing Observations
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From: M.Grande

Call for Papers for the 34th COSPAR Scientific Assembly Symposium D3.1. New 
Results on Boundary and Meso-Scale Processes in the Magnetosphere
- Multipoint and Remote Sensing Observations

MSO: Manuel Grande (UK); DO: Philippe Escoubet  (ESA), Joe Fennell (USA),
Jorg Büchner (Germany).

This session is scheduled for Monday 14 October - Wednesday 16 October 2002

Abstract
Much of our knowledge of Boundaries and Meso-Scale Processes in the 
Magnetosphere at present rests on single point measurements. However, this situation is 
being transformed by the Cluster Mission. Multipoint measurements reveal the dynamics
of these processes. Moreover, remote sensing from Image will be able to place these in
global context. Co-ordinated ground-based measurements will monitor the footprints of
magnetospheric dynamics. Of particular interest will be the Cusp and high latitude 
magnetopause, as well as tail reconnection, flanks and bow shock. Comparison of 
measurements with predictions will serve as a strong test of theoretical models. It is 
anticipated that the proceedings will constitute a significant contribution to the literature.

The main topics will be:
1) Cusp and High Latitude Processes
2) Tail Reconnection
3) Bow Shock and Magnetopause Meso-Scale processes
4) LLBL
4) Four Spacecraft Measurements
5) Remote Sensing the Magnetosphere
6) Groundbased signatures
7) Modelling of processes

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
M. Dunlop (UK), W Baumjohann (Austria), T Moore (USA), Opgenoorth (Sweden),
J Pickett (USA), S Fuselier (USA), C Owen (UK), U Inan (USA), R Lundin
(Sweden),

This Event is Co-Sponsored by ESA, the European Space Agency.

Important Deadlines:

(1) Deadline for receipt of COSPAR abstracts: May 1, 2002. Abstracts should be sent 
     to COSPAR with a copy to the Main Scientific Organizer
(2) Deadline for Financial Support Application: May 1, 2002 Application forms together
     with scientific abstracts should be sent to the Main Science Organizer and a copy
     to COSPAR
(3) Deadline for Pre-Registration: August 16, 2002
(4) Deadline for Hotel Reservation: September 12, 2002

Detailed information/instructions about abstract submission, deadlines, grant requests, etc... 
can be found in the COSPAR Information Bulletin, Number 151, August 2001 issue and 
also at the COSPAR-website:

   http://www.copernicus.org/COSPAR/COSPAR.html

Questions or comments about this session should be directed to
M.Grande
Planets and Space Plasma Group, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory,
Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0QX, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 1235 446501, Fax: +44 1235 445848


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3. International Reference Ionosphere: IRInfo No. 23
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From: Dieter Bilitza 

CALL FOR PAPERS

2nd World Space Congress and 34th COSPAR Scientific Assembly Houston, Texas, 
10-19 October, 2002

Session C4.3: Path Toward Improved Ionosphere Specification and Forecast Models

There is a need for improved ionospheric specification and forecast models. In this session 
we will discuss the data and model requirements for such improvements. Talks about 
theoretical and empirical modelling approaches will be accepted. A special focus will be 
on better global maps for ionospheric characteristic parameters like the peak densities 
and heights. Of special interest are papers dealing with data assimilation issues. Papers 
describing the use of ionospheric models for specific applications are highly welcome. This 
session is organized by the URSI/COSPAR Working Group on the International Reference
Ionosphere (IRI). We will accept invited,contributes and poster papers. Selected 
papers/posters will be published in an issue of Advances in Space Research.

Main Scientific Organizer:
Dr. Dieter Bilitza, NSSDC/Raytheon ITSS, GSFC, Code 632, Greenbelt, MD 20771
Phone/Fax 301-286-0190/1771, email: bilitza@mail630.gsfc.nasa.gov

Deputy Organizer:
Dr. Bodo Reinisch, Center for Atmospheric Research, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 
600 Suffolk St., Lowell, MA 01854

Organizing Committee:
B. Reinisch, University of Massachusetts Lowell,  USA; D. Bilitza, Raytheon, USA; 
K. Rawer, Germany; L. Triskova, Institute for Atmospheric Research, Czech Republic;
Peter Bradley, U.K.; K. Oyama, ISAS, Japan; S. Radicella, ICTP, Italy; 
M. Hernandez, UPC, Spain

This session is scheduled for Thursday, 17 October 14:00 - 17:20 and 
Friday, 18 October 09:30 - 12:40 and 14:00 - 17:20

Deadline for abstracts submission: May 1, 2002

Information about the WSC/COSPAR Meeting (including financial support, registration,
reservations, etc.) and instructions for submitting an abstract can be found at
http://www.copernicus.org/COSPAR/COSPAR.html.


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4. Job Announcement - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Space Plasma
Physics at Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, 
UK
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From: Libby Daghorn

The MSSL Space Plasma Physics Group is actively engaged in front line research in 
magnetospheric physics, planetary physics and space weather.

Current emphasis is on physical processes, such as magnetic reconnection, occurring in the 
terrestrial magnetosphere and their effects on the magnetic cusps, the magnetopause, the 
magnetotail and the radiation belts. We are also working on electron data from the Cassini 
Jupiter flyby and in the near future, the plasma environments of Saturn and Mars will become
prime research interests.

We are international leaders in building spacecraft instrumentation to measure electron and
ion populations in space plasmas, and much of our research is based on data returned from
MSSL instruments in space. Current mission involvements include Cluster, Cassini-Huygens, 
Beagle 2, Mars Express, Polar, Geotail, Wind and Interball.

Key research activities at present include (1) analysis of data from the electron instruments 
(PEACE) on the 4 spacecraft Cluster mission, for which we are Principal Investigator group, 
(2) analysis of data from the Cassini CAPS electron spectrometer (ELS), where we lead the 
ELS team.

This position, which will start on 1 September 2002 or before if possible, is supported by the
group's PPARC rolling grant, and is available for two years in the first instance.  A PhD in the
physical sciences is essential. Experience in space plasmas data analysis in general, and in one
of the above research areas in particular,would be considered an advantage.

Salary for this position, based at the Laboratory in Holmbury St Mary, will be on the Research 
1A scale dependent on experience with a minimum of 19,681 pounds. Further information is 
available at www.mssl.ucl.ac.uk, or contact Dr Andrew Coates.  Applications should
include a CV, a publications list, and a brief description of research experience and aspirations, 
along with the names and addresses of two professional referees.  These should be sent by 
29 April 2002 to Mrs E.A.Daghorn, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Holmbury St. Mary, 
Dorking, Surrey RH5 5SB.

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5. Job Announcement - Research Fellow in Space Weather at Mullard Space
   Science Laboratory, University College London, UK
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From: Libby Daghorn 

A vacancy exists at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (University College London) in the 
field of Space Weather.  The position will involve collaborative work between the Solar and 
Plasma Physics groups. The work will mainly be in analyzing and interpreting data from radiation 
monitors carried on board aircraft, as part of our joint PPARC-funded study with the aviation
industry. A PhD in a relevant area of research is required.

The appointment will be for 2 years starting from May 2002 or soon after. Salary in the 1A 
scale for research staff depending on experience, with a minimum of  19681 pounds.  For 
further information, please contact Louise Harra, Bob Bentley or Andrew Coates . Information 
regarding MSSL can be found at http://www.mssl.ucl.ac.uk. Applications should include a full 
CV, publication list and the names of three referees to be sent to Mrs. E. Daghorn, Mullard
Space Science Laboratory, Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6NT, UK by 29th 
April 2002.

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6. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS 
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 AO4063 APPLICATION OF STEP TECHNOLOGY FOR SPACE ENVIRONMENT
 TOOLS
    (From 15/04/2002 to 10/06/2002, Act.Ref.: 01.1EM.16) 

  AO3664 SPACECRAFT CHARGING EXPERIMENT
    (From 08/04/2002 to 03/06/2002, Act.Ref.: 99.1XE.04) 

  AO4051 SPACE SCIENCE RELATED DEVELOPMENTS AND APPLICATIONS OF
  GEANT4
    (From 15/02/2002 to 03/05/2002, Act.Ref.: 01.160.65) 

  AO3867 ENERGETIC PARTICLE SHIELDING AND INTERACTION
    (From 15/02/2002 to 03/05/2002, Act.Ref.: 01.160.37) 

  AO3858 RADIATION ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH FROM MULTIPLE MONITORS
    (From 05/03/2002 to 08/05/2002, Act.Ref.: 01.160.38) 

  AO4085 MAGNETOSPHERIC PROPULSION FOR SCIENCE EXPLORATION
    (From 26/02/2002 to 19/04/2002, Act.Ref.: 01.1EM.17) 

For a complete list of ESA Tender Actions, see:
   http://emits.esa.int

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  Henrik Lundstedt, Lund space weather center
  Goetz Paschmann, ISSI
  Jean-Yves Prado, CNES Programme Directorate
  Michael Rycroft, ISU
  Volker Bothmer, EGS-Solar Physics Secretary
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  Jinbin Cao, Chinese Space Weather Activity Representative
  Barbara Poppe, NOAA Space Environment Centre

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