Space Weather Euro News Vol. 7 Issue 2 (23-1-2003)


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1. Space Weather Working Team Meeting Summary 18th December 2002
2. Announcement for the International Spring School on Space Weather
3. Announcement and Call for Papers for the 2003 International Reference
Ionosphere (IRI) Workshop

4. Announcement of Cluster-CIS public summary data
5. Postdoctoral position at CETP
6. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS
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1. Space Weather Working Team Meeting Summary 18th December 2002
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From: A. Glover & W. Riedler

The SWWT met on 18th December following the Space Weather applications
pilot project workshop held at ESTEC. The team discussed the status of
the space weather applications pilot project. Although negotiations
still have to take place, it is anticipated that 17 service activities
will receive cofunding from ESA. The team also discussed the recently
released EU Framework 6 call for proposals. Following the submission of
more than 10 space weather related expressions of interest earlier in the
year, a space weather proposal will be coordinated with the view to
combining many of the goals of each of these EoIs. The first meeting of
the coordinating team will take place in January. Y. Beniguel described
a proposal submitted on behalf of the SWWT in response to the ESA-GMES
Service Element call for proposals in November. The aim of this proposal
would be to link the space weather pilot project activities with GSE.
Several other topics were discussed including the restructuring of the
SWWT and its relationship with the pilot project. Minutes from the meeting
will be freely available on the space weather website later this month.

-- http://www.esa.int/spaceweather

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2. Announcement for the International Spring School on Space Weather
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From: H. Fichtner

International Spring School on
"Space Weather - The Physics behind a Slogan"
from March 30 to April 4, 2003
in Bad Honnef, Germany
http://www.aef-ev.de/school/

Solar flares, CMEs, and magnetic storms are increasingly affecting people
and their activities as a consequence of their growing dependence on
technological systems.

The aim of this international school is, therefore, to address the following
questions:
- With which methods can fundamental processes determining
the solar-terrestrial relations be investigated?
- How can relevant information be extracted from the observational data?
- What are the relevant theoretical concepts and how do
corresponding models explain the observations?

These questions will be addressed not only with tutorial lectures but also
with practical exercises. The latter shall be worked on in small groups.

The lectures and speakers are:

(1) Causes of Space Weather:
The Sun and Its Atmosphere : M. Schuessler
Interplanetary Disturbances : R. Wimmer-Schweingruber

(2) Models of Space Weather:
The Earth's Magnetosphere : A. Otto
The Terrestrial Atmosphere and Ionosphere: G. Proelss

(3) Consequences of Space Weather:
The Terrestrial Atmosphere and Ionosphere: K. Schlegel
Effects on Technology : E. Valtonen
Space Debris : J. Bendisch

(4) Impact on Life:
Hazards for Space Missions : J. Kiefer
Bioregenerative Life Support : V. Bluem

(5) Evening Lectures:
Introduction to Space Weather : D. Baker
Space Weather and Climate : H. Svensmark
Future Missions : V. Bothmer
Views of Space Agencies : C. Schalinski

The school is supported by the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG,
German Physical Society) and the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Extraterrestrische
Forschung (AEF, space physics working group) and will be held in the
Physics Centre Bad Honnef (http://www.pbh.de/), a small city at the Rhine
river close to the former capital Bonn.

Further details about the programme, accomodation, fees etc. can be found
via the school's website http://www.aef-ev.de/school/.

For further enquiries please contact one of the following persons:
Klaus Scherer (Klaus.Scherer@dat-hex.de)
Horst Fichtner (hf@tp4.ruhr-uni-bochum.de)
Bernd Heber (bheber@uni-osnabrueck.de)
Urs Mall (mall@linmpi.mpg.de)

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3. Announcement and Call for Papers for the 2003 International Reference
Ionosphere (IRI) Workshop
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From: D. Bilitza & L.-A. McKinnell

2003 INTERNATIONAL REFERENCE IONOSPHERE (IRI) WORKSHOP
Grahamstown, South Africa
October 6 to 10, 2003

The URSI/COSPAR Working Group on the International Reference Ionosphere
(IRI) will hold its next annual meeting at Rhodes University,
Grahamstown, South Africa, from October 6 to 10, 2003. IRI is the reference
standard for ionospheric parameters recommended for international use by
the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) and by the International Union of
Radio Science (URSI) and now also considered by the International
standardization organization (ISO). The annual meetings are the primary
venue for improvements and refinements of the IRI representation of
ionospheric electron density, electron temperature, ion composition, ion
temperatures and electron and ion drift. The special emphasis of the 2003
Workshop will be on quantifying ionospheric variability. All papers related
to IRI are welcome, particularly papers that discuss shortcomings of the
model, papers that introduce improvements or new parameters, and papers that
report on applications of the IRI model. Statistical evaluation of
ionospheric models with different data sources are of great interest as well
as efforts to update ionospheric models with real-time measurements. It is
expected that selected papers from this meeting will be published in
Advances in Space Research.

Organizing Committee:
L. McKinnell (South Africa), A. Poole (South Africa), D. Bilitza (USA)

Programme Committee:
B. Reinisch (USA), D. Bilitza (USA), L. McKinnell (South Africa), K.
Oyama (Japan), K. Rawer (Germany), P. Dyson (Australia), S. Radicella
(Italy/Argentina), P. Bradley (U.K.), S. Pulinets (Russia/Mexico)

Abstracts are due by APRIL 15, 2003. Please include title, author(s),
address with Fax and e-mail and send by e-mail to L.McKinnell@ru.ac.za.
The length of the whole abstract should not be more than one page.

The homepage for the IRI 2003 workshop is at
http://phlinux.ru.ac.za/hoia/IRI2003/

More information about the IRI project and past IRI workshops can be found at
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/space/model/ionos/iri.html

The homepage of the Hermann Ohlthaver Institute for Aeronomy (HOIA),
the host institute, is at
http://phlinux.ru.ac.za/hoia/

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4. Announcement of Cluster-CIS public summary data
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From: I. Dandouras

The CIS (Cluster Ion Spectrometry) team has made available 6-hour
energy-time spectrograms on the experiment public web site. The data come
from the CODIF (CIS-1) ion mass spectrometer and the HIA (CIS-2) ion
sensor, they now cover the first year of operations (2001), and they will
be regularly enriched with more recent data. The purpose of these
spectrograms is to facilitate scientific collaborations within the space
physics community, and to provide a quick way for identifying interesting
events and checking the character of the CIS data.

These spectrograms have been processed with the most recent calibration
values, however the users need to be cautious, and should consult the
Caveats for the CIS data, available on the same web site. These
spectrograms are not for publication, and the users should contact the PIs
(Henri Rme and Iannis Dandouras).

The CIS web site URL is http://cis.cesr.fr:8000/CIS_sw_home-en.htm (link
"CIS Spectrograms").

Best regards,
Henri Rme and Iannis Dandouras.

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5. Postdoctoral position at CETP
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From: Jean-Jacques Berthelier

Dear Colleague,

I wish to draw your attention to a postdoctoral research grant for a non
French person with PhD or equivallent degree in physics or applied
mathematics. The study deals with the numerical simulation of plasma
collecting bodies in magnetized plasmas with application to probes and
satellites in the ionosphere and magnetosphere. For further details,
please contact Jean-Jacques Berthelier.

Sincerely,

Jean-Jacques Berthelier

J.J. BERTHELIER
CETP (centre D'Etude Terrestre et Planetaire)
4 Avenue de Neptune, 94100 SAINT-MAUR
tel: +33 (0)1 45 11 42 42
fax: +33 (0)1 48 89 44 33
jean-jacques.berthelier@cetp.ipsl.fr
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6. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS
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AO4136 MATERIAL CHARACTERISATION FOR PLASMA INTERACTION ANALYSIS
(From 15/01/2003 to 15/03/2003, Act.Ref.: 01.1QM.01)

AO4304 DATA USER PROGRAMME PHASE II - 3RD CALL FOR PROPOSALS
(From 14/11/2002 to 10/01/2003, Act.Ref.: 02.1AE.13)

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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