Space Weather Euro News Vol. 7 Issue 1 (10-1-2003)

Table of Contents:
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  1. New space Weather Maps Available on the Web
  2. New NASA Research Opportunity: Solar Wind
  3. Call for Abstracts for 2003 EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly Session ST23 "The Physics of the Radiation Belts, and its Space Weather Implications (co-sponsored by GI)"
  4. Call for Abstracts for 2003 EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly Session ST11
    "The Three-Dimensional Magnetotail"
  5. Call for Abstracts for AGU-EGS-EUG 2003 Joint Assembly Session
    ST 23.04 "Sources of Space Weather: Aspects from solar and heliospheric
    missions"
  6. Planning Session for the International Heliophysical and Polar Year
  7. Joint Discussion on "The Sun and the Heliosphere as an Integrated
    System"
  8. Job Announcement - Postdoctoral Research Position at the German
    Aerospace Center, Institute of Communications and Navigation
  9. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS

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1. New space Weather Maps Available on the Web
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From: Y. Kamide

We are pleased to announce that space weather maps in terms of northern
hemisphere electric potential and currents in the ionosphere, and other
related parameters, are now available to the scientific community on a
near real-time and forecast basis at the following URL:

http://gedas22.stelab.nagoya-u.ac.jp/index.html

with a U.S. mirror site at:

http://amie.ngdc.noaa.gov/

For these maps of ionospheric parameters to be constructed, ground
magnetometer data from a number of observatories, solar wind data from
the ACE spacecraft, as well as Weimer's empirical models of electric
potential, are utilized along with the KRM and rt-AMIE inversion
algorithms.

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2. New NASA Research Opportunity: Solar Wind
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From: Eric Christian

The new research announcement entitled 'RESEARCH ON THE STRUCTURE OF
THE SOLAR WIND AT 1 AU' was just posted:

http://research.hq.nasa.gov/code_s/nra/current/NRA-02-OSS-01/appendA3_9.html

This new Program Element solicits proposals to: (a) improve our
understanding of the detailed structure of the solar wind in the
vicinity of 1 AU, particularly those structures that effect the
Earth's magnetosphere; and (b) to enhance the data environment of
heliospheric fields and particles data that will be used in the
research performed in pursuit of objective (a). Notice of Intent
to propose due date is January 15, 2003, and proposals are due March
5, 2003.

Further information about this new program element is available from:

Dr. Eric Christian
Program Scientist, Sun-Earth Connection Division, Code SS, Office
of Space Science, NASA Headquarters
Washington, DC 20546-0001
(202) 358-1763; FAX: (202) 358-3987
eric.christian@hq.nasa.gov

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3. Call for Abstracts for 2003 EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly Session ST23
"The Physics of the Radiation Belts, and its Space Weather
Implications (co-sponsored by GI)"
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From: Manuel Grande

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Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: 15 January 2003
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ST23.01 The Physics of the Radiation Belts, and its Space Weather
Implications (co-sponsored by GI)

Convener: Grande, M.
Co-Convener(s): Quigley, S.; Blake, B.


The main aim of the session is to ask the questions:
What do we know about how the radiation belts are formed?
What things do we need to know but don't from a viewpoint of physics
understanding?
What things do we need to know but don't from a Space Weather requirements
point of view?
What new measurements are needed to fill these gaps in our understanding?"

The aim of the session will therefore be to review our current understanding
of radiation belt formation processes, and our present prediction
capabilities. T
To understand what real problems the space weather environment causes and
how to mitigate them.
Then, armed with this information, to specify the measurements which are
needed to to complete our understanding, and the shape of a space weather
service which would use this knowledge to meet the actual needs of users.


Meeting Information: http://www.copernicus.org/egsagueug/index.html

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: 15 January 2003

If you have any questions please contact one of the convenors:

Main Scientific Organizer
Prof Manuel Grande
Space Science Department, Planets and Space Plasma Group
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Chilton, Didcot
Oxfordshire OX11 0QX
United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 12 35 44 65 01
Fax: +44 1235 44 58 48
E-mail: M.GRANDE@RL.AC.UK

Co Convener
Dr J Bernard Blake
Space Sciences
The Aerospace Corporation
PO Box 92957
90009 Los Angeles
United States
Tel.:
Fax:
E-mail: jbernard.blake@aero.org

Co Convener
Stephen Quigley
VSBX
Air Force Research Laboratory
1050 E. Stewart Ave.
80914-2902 PAFB, Colorado
United States of America
Tel.:
Fax:
E-mail: Stephen.Quigley@cisf.af.mil

Professor Manuel Grande
Planets and Space Plasmas Group, RAL

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4. Call for Abstracts for 2003 EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly Session ST11
"The Three-Dimensional Magnetotail"
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From: Wolfgang Baumjohann

EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly, 6-11 April 2003, Nice, France
Session ST11: "The Three-Dimensional Magnetotail"

Recent spacecraft data from Cluster and the ISTP fleet as well as
three-dimensional computer simulations have shown that the Earth's
magnetotail and its dynamics is governed by three-dimensional behavior,
both on larger and on smaller scales. Contributions showing new or
improved results on this topic are invited. Solicited speakers will be
V. A. Angelopoulos, T.E. Moore, R. Nakamura, C.J. Owen, J.A. Sauvaud, I.
Shinohara, and H. Stenuit.

Wolfgang Baumjohann
Alain Roux
Philippe Escoubet
Masaki Fujimoto

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5. Call for Abstracts for AGU-EGS-EUG 2003 Joint Assembly Session
ST 23.04 "Sources of Space Weather: Aspects from solar and
heliospheric missions"
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From: Volker Bothmer

EGS/AGU Session ST 23.04 focuses on key physical processes at the Sun
and in the heliosphere responsible for major space weather effects.
Observations from Yohkoh, SOHO, TRACE, Ulysses and other spacecraft
have greatly improved our understanding of the links between solar and
heliospheric processes over the past years. Based on these observations
in context with complementary measurements we welcome contributions to
this session that review our current understanding of the Sun-Earth
connections, that provide new results in this area or that suggest new
observations with respect to the fundamental phenomena like CMEs, CME
onsets, flares, coronal holes, active and complex active regions and
their various consequences such as ICMEs, CIRs, energetic particle
events or radiation effects. The deadline for abstracts is January 15,
2003.

Convener:
Volker Bothmer
Max-Planck-Institut für Aeronomie
Max-Planck-Str. 2
D-37191 Katlenburg-Lindau
Germany
Tel.: 0049-5556-979-409
Fax: 0049-5556-979-6409
E-mail: bothmer@linmpi.mpg.de

Co-convener:
Richard A. Harrison
Space Science and Technology Dept.
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Chilton, Didcot
Oxfordshire OX11 0QX
United Kingdom
Tel.: 0044-1235-446884
Fax: 0044-1235-446667
E-mail: r.a.harrison@rl.ac.uk

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6. Planning Session for the International Heliophysical and Polar Year
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From: Joseph M. Davila

Several groups are beginning to plan activities in anticipation of the
50th anniversary of the International Geophysical Year (IGY), which
took place in 1957. As you know, the IGY was a great success in bringing
together the world scientific community to address critical global
problems.

We propose to extend the IGY concept to consider the Earth embedded with
the heliosphere as a system during an International Heliophysical Year
beginning in 2007, the 50th anniversary of the IGY. Today with abundant
electronic communications, it should be much easier to bring the world
scientific community to address issues of universal significance, so the
implementation of the International Heliophysical Year (IHY) will be
different from the IGY. It is a logical step to expand our focus to
include the heliosphere in which Earth and Sun have a central place.
The ultimate objective is to set up distributed collaborations that
utilize ground and space based assets to further the science achievements
in all subdisciplines: solar physics, polar physics, geophysics, space
physics, and heliosheric physics with a resounding emphasis on cross-
disciplinary science.

An initial planning session was held at the World Space Congress meeting
in Houston last October. To take the next step, we have arranged a Union
Session (US5) April 8, 2003 during the Joint EGS/AGU meeting in Nice,
France. The session will consist of invited talks, as well as a poster
session for contributed papers. We urge you to submit a poster contribution
for this session, and to encourage others to do the same. The abstract
deadline is very near (Jan 15) so please do not delay. We want to assure a
strong Solar component in all IHY activities. This can only be accomplished
with our participation in IHY planning activities.

Additional information is available on the IHY website at
http://ihy.gsfc.nasa.gov . A related effort is underway in the Polar
research community, and their website is http://ipy.gsfc.nasa.gov .
Please e-mail comments, criticisms, or suggestions regarding the IHY to
Joseph.M.davila@nasa.gov or gopals@fugee.gsfc.nasa.gov .

We sincerely hope that you would actively support IHY and the Union
session at the EGS/AGU meeting. Please act now, the deadline for abstract
submissions is Jan 15, 2003.

Best wishes for the New Year!

Joseph Davila

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7. Joint Discussion on "The Sun and the Heliosphere as an Integrated
System"
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From: G. Poletto

This JD will be held in Sydney, on July 17, 2003, as part of the IAU GA
on 13-26 July. The JD encourages the development of an integrated view
of the Sun and the Heliosphere as a global system. The main topics are:
(1) 3D structure and the Sun - inner heliosphere; (2) 3D structure and
the outer heliosphere-interstellar medium; (3) Temporal and evolutionary
changes; (4) Composition; (5) Energetic particles and cosmic rays; (6)
New missions. Further details can be found in the pdf document at:
http://science.nasa.gov/ssl/pad/solar/suess/JD-descrip.pdf

Participating IAU commissions include Comm. 10 (Solar Activity), Comm.
49 (Interplanetary Plasma and Heliosphere), and Comm. 44 (Space and High
Energy Astrophysics). Supporting Divisions are Div. XI (Space and High
Energy Astrophysics) and Div. VI (Interstellar Matter). The sponsoring
division is Div. II (Sun and Heliosphere).

The JD will consist of invited reviews and posters. Confirmed invited
speakers, as of today, include: Bavassano, Cairns, Guhathakurta,
Izmodenov, Kojima, Lie-Svensen, Linsky, Marsch, Raymond, Sanderson,
Solanki, Wimmer-Schweingruber and Zhang.

We hereby solicit the submission of abstracts for poster presentations
at the JD. The abstract submission form may be found at
http://www.astronomy2003.com .

The abstract deadline is 1 March (but, see below). Posters submitted
after this date cannot be included in the abstract booklet to be
distributed at the GA. Additional information on the JD and the IAU
General Assembly itself will be found at the web pages (at present
under construction), which can be reached at http://www.astronomy2003.com

The abstract title may contain up to 60 characters. The abstract body may
contain up to 200 words (spaces are not counted). The titles and text must
be in plain ASCII characters. Abstract may be submitted by going to the
above web site and following the links to abstract submission.

Poster Display: The space allocation for each poster will a maximum be 1m
by 1.2m to accommodate an A0 poster.

Important Dates:
Abstract submission deadline 1 March 2003
This is moved up to 15 February if
there is a travel grant application
Last date for travel grant application 15 February 2003
Abstract & Poster Acceptance notification 21 April 2003
Early registration deadline 30 April 2003
Abstracts of unregistered participants deleted 15 May 2003

Members of this JD SOC are: B. Fleck (The Netherlands), R. Forsyth (U.K.),
H. Cane (Australia), R. Lallement (France), A. V. Usmanov (Russia), J. X.
Wang (China), H. Washimi(Japan), and T. Zurbuchen (USA). The LOC liaison
person is I. Cairns (Australia), cairns@physics.usyd.edu.au


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8. Job Announcement - Postdoctoral Research Position at the German
Aerospace Center, Institute of Communications and Navigation
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From: Norbert Jakowski

A postdoctoral position (duration 3 years) is currently available
at the German Aerospace Center, Institute of Communications and Navigation.
The main work will be to derive actual information on the 3D ionospheric
state by using ground and space based GPS data. The work includes modeling
and data assimilation tasks and is focused on developing and testing
methods for detecting and classifying weak ionospheric perturbation
signatures in GPS signals and investigating space weather effects. The
successful candidate should possess a Ph.D. in geophysics, physics or
related discipline.

Experience in using geophysical data and /or atmosphere or ionosphere
physics is welcome.

Interested applicants should send by email a CV, a brief statement of
research interests, a list of publications and the names of at least
three references to the address below.

The Job announcement (in German) can also be found on the DLR Web site:
http://www.dlr.de/dlr/jobs/45_2002_BA.htm

The first evaluation of applications will be at the end of January 2003.

Please send your application referring to the advertisement number
45/2002 BA. directly to:

Dr. N. Jakowski
German Aerospace Center,
Institute of Communications and Navigation
Kalkhorstweg 53
D 17235 Neustrelitz

Tel: ++49 3981 480 151
Fax: ++49 3981 480 123

Email: Norbert.Jakowski@dlr.de

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9. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS
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AO4273 OPERATIONAL ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY MONITORING MISSIONS
(From 07/11/2002 to 31/01/2003, Act.Ref.: 01.155.09)

AO4302 STAGE 1 - SERVICE CONSOLIDATION ACTIONS OF THE EARTHWATCH GMES
SERVICES ELEMENT (GSE)
(From 10/09/2002 to 18/11/2002, Act.Ref.: 02.1AE.12)

AO4240 SHORT-TERM ACTIONS ON CONSOLIDATION OF EO VALUE-ADDING INDUSTRY:
INVESTIGATION OF EO RESPONSE TO MARKET DRIVERS
(From 02/08/2002 to 27/09/2002, Act.Ref.: 02.1AE.04)

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

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Henrik Lundstedt, Lund space weather center
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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
W. William Liu, Space Science Program, Canadian Space Agency

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