Space Weather Euro News Vol. 8 Issue 2 (3-2-2004)

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  1. ESA Space Environments and Effects R&D Final Presentation Days, 19-20th February, ESTEC, Room: Newton-2
  2. EUROEM'2004 conference, Magdeburg, Germany, on July 12 to 16, Abstract Deadline Extended
  3. Call for Papers for EGU Assembly Session ST4: Sun-Earth Connection: Joint Science with SOHO and Cluster
  4. Call for Papers for AGU/CGU/SEG 2004 Joint Assembly Special Session SPA11: Space Weather: Linking Research and User Needs
  5. CALL FOR PAPERS: AGU/CGU/SEG 2004 Joint Assembly Special Session SH02: Acceleration, Release and Propagation of Solar Energetic Ions and Electrons: When, Where and How?
  6. CALL FOR PAPERS: 35th COSPAR Assembly Session D2.5/E3.5: Coronal Mass Ejections and Solar Particle Events in Solar Cycle 23
  7. Space Weather Week 2004: Student Support Available
  8. JGR, GRL and Space Weather Special Section Proposal Solicitation on Superstorms of October and November 2003
  9. Free Weekly E-Alerts and Trial Online Access of Space Weather Journal
  10. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS

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1. ESA Space Environments and Effects R&D Final Presentation Days,
   19-20th February, ESTEC, Room: Newton-2
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From: Eamonn Daly

Presentations of recently completed R&D activities in the Space
Environments and Effects domain will be made, along with summaries
of on-going actvities and discussion of possible future directions.

See: http://www.estec.esa.nl/conferences/FPD/info/tos-ee040219.html
for full details (follow the link at the end to find the abstracts).


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2. EUROEM'2004 conference, Magdeburg, Germany, on July 12 to 16,
   Abstract Deadline Extended
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From: Risto Pirjola

The EUROEM'2004 conference ( http://www.euroem.org ) to be held in
Magdeburg, Germany, on July 12 to 16, 2004 will attract scientists
and engineers worldwide with interests in electromagnetics including
both theoretical and experimental aspects as well as applications.
"EUROEM" is the European correspondent to "AMEREM", and EUROEM/AMEREM
Conferences are held every two years, usually with more than 1000
participants.

Of particular interest to the space weather community will be a
session entitled "Space Weather and Geomagnetic Storms", convened by
Risto Pirjola (Finland) and Henrik Lundstedt (Sweden) and covering
all aspects of space weather including both physical and
technological issues. Special attention is paid to forecasting
efforts. The deadline for submitting an abstract is February 29. For
further information, please see the above-mentioned Web site and/or
contact Risto (risto.pirjola@fmi.fi) or Henrik (henrik@lund.irf.se).


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3. Call for Papers for EGU Assembly Session ST4: Sun-Earth Connection:
   Joint Science with SOHO and Cluster
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From: Volker Bothmer

EGU 1st General Assembly
Nice, France, April 25-30, 2004. Website:
www.copernicus.org/EGU/ga/egu04/

The SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) and Cluster missions,
originally designed as an ESA cornerstone project, have greatly
improved our current knowledge about the key processes of the energy
release and transfer in the Sun-Earth system, including its consequences
for geospace. This session on joint science with SOHO and Cluster aims
to provide an overview of the new results obtained by both missions in
an interdisciplenary manner.

Key topics of the session include:
Origin of the solar wind; physics of coronal mass ejections, flares
and solar energetic particle events; heliospheric evolution of the solar
wind flow and its coupling with the Earth's magnetosphere and subsequent
modulations; responses of the different plasma and atmospheric layers of
the geospace system; theoretical results on particle acceleration,
plasma interaction and magnetic reconnection processes on various scales
in the Sun-Earth system.

Important deadlines:
11 January 2004  Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts.
Under extraordinary circumstances, abstracts may be sent to the
conveners after the official deadline.

Main Scientific Organizer/Convener:
Volker Bothmer
Max-Planck-Institut für Aeronomie
Max-Planck-Str. 2
37191 Katlenburg-Lindau
Germany
Tel.: +49 5556 979-409
Fax: +49 5556 979 6409
E-mail: bothmer@linmpi.mpg.de

Co-Convener:
Hermann Opgenoorth
Solar and Solar Terrestrial Missions Division
ESTEC (SCI-SH)
P.O.Box 299
2200 AG Noordwijk
The Netherlands
Tel.: +31 71 565 3573
Fax:+ 31 71 565 4697
E-mail: Hermann.Opgenoorth@rssd.esa.int


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4. Call for Papers for AGU/CGU/SEG 2004 Joint Assembly Special Session
   SPA11: Space Weather: Linking Research and User Needs
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From:  David Boteler

AGU/CGU/SEG 2004 Joint Assembly
17-21 May 2004 in Montreal, Canada

Space Weather is a geophysical science that offers extensive applications
to support a broad range of users affected by the dynamic space environment.

These applications involve models, observations, and an ever-increasing
understanding of the coupled solar-terrestrial system. This session will be
a
forum for hearing from those affected by the space environment - about the
actions they take based on the information available today, and about their
future needs. It will also provide an opportunity for future research
missions
and new modeling and observation programs to describe the specific
contributions
those activities will make to space weather forecasting and to those
impacted by
space weather effects.           

The session especially welcomes papers on technological effects and user
impacts
of the Oct/Nov 2003 Storms.


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5. CALL FOR PAPERS: AGU/CGU/SEG 2004 Joint Assembly Special Session SH02:
   Acceleration, Release and Propagation of Solar Energetic Ions and
   Electrons: When, Where and How?
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From: Edmond Roelof

AGU/CGU/SEG Joint Assembly
17-21 May 2004 in Montreal, Canada

SH02 (previously SPA04):  Acceleration, release and propagation of solar
energetic ions and electrons:  When, where and how?

NOTE:  This will be an all-contributed session in order to maximize the
number of contributed oral presentations.

A fleet of spacecraft at 1AU (SOHO, Wind, ACE, RHESSI, Sampex, GOES) has
provided unprecedented instrumental coverage of solar electromagnetic
emission (EM), coronal mass ejections (CMEs), and energetic particles
(SEPs) for the many SEP events during the current solar cycle 23.  New
patterns of correlations (or the lack thereof) have emerged to challenge
the paradigms that we had developed prior to this era for the behavior of
ion elemental composition, charge states, and isotopes.  There are new
questions about energetic ion and electron acceleration and injection
timing (relative to EM and CME launches), and propagation (within the
corona and out to 1AU).  What observational EM and SEP signatures are
consistent/inconsistent with SEP acceleration by magnetic reconnection
and/or coronal shocks?  What is the relationship between the electrons
that reach 1AU and those that generate solar and interplanetary EM
emission?  Timely contributions (observational and/or theoretical) that
directly address these emerging issues are welcomed.

Conveners:

Edmond C. Roelof, Johns Hopkins U./Applied Physics Lab.,
11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723-6099
Tel: 240-228-5411; Fax: 240-228-0386; E-mail: edmond.roelof@jhuapl.edu

Richard A. Mewaldt, Space Radiation Lab.,
220-47 Downs Lab., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125
Tel: 626-395-6612; Fax: 626-449-8676; E-mail: rmewaldt@srl.caltech.edu

Stephen W. Kahler, Air Force Research Lab/VSBXS
29 Randolph Road, Hanscom AFB, MA 01731-3010
Tel: 781-377-9665; Fax: 781-377-3160; E-mail: Stephen.kahler@hanscom.af.mil

Sam Krucker, Space Sciences Laboratory
Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA 94720
E-mail: krucker@ssl.berkeley.edu

Abstract Deadlines:
12 February 2004 (submissions by postal or express mail)
19 February 2004 (electronic online submissions)


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6. CALL FOR PAPERS: 35th COSPAR Assembly Session D2.5/E3.5:
   Coronal Mass Ejections and Solar Particle Events in Solar Cycle 23
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From: Ruedi von Steiger

The COSPAR Event D2.5/E3.5 "Coronal Mass Ejections and Solar Particle
Events in Solar Cycle 23" will be held at the Palais des Congres (Paris
Congress Center) in Paris, France, between 18 and 25 July 2004. The
COSPAR2004 web site, http://www.copernicus.org/COSPAR/            ,
provides further details about the meeting. The organisers encourage
your participation in this event. The abstract submission deadline is 15
February 2004.

Description of the Session:

In 2004 the maximum of solar cycle 23 will be over. This will be a good
time to review the cycle, in particular its activity in Solar Energetic
Particle (SEP) events and in Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs). Topics
include:

1) CME onset including related flare activity and SEPs. SEP events of
Solar Cycle 23 have been better observed than those of any previous
solar cycle. The current array of spacecraft, including ACE, Wind, SOHO,
Ulysses, SAMPEX, RHESSI, GOES, and IMP-8, as well as ground-based
neutron monitors, has allowed a broad range of energies, species, and
intensities to be closely examined. In an effort to put these
observations in context and to test new theoretical models it is useful
to compare this solar cycle to previous ones.

2) CME expansion and signatures observed in in interplanetary space
(ICMEs). Owing to new instrumentation using time-of-flight, ICMEs of
cycle 23 were also better observed than in any previous cycle, mostly on
the same spacecraft as above. Nevertheless, the relation between
(optical) CMEs and their interplanetary counterparts is still not well
established. In anticipation of the Stereo and Solar Orbiter Missions
this relation ought to receive particular attention.

We invite papers that survey the characteristics of SEP events (energy
spectra, intensity, elemental, isotopic, and charge state composition)
and of CMEs and ICMEs (kinetic, magnetic, elemental, isotopic, and
charge state composition) during solar cycle 23. We especially welcome
papers that 1) relate solar cycle 23 to earlier cycles using long-term
databases, and 2) summarize new understanding that has emerged from this
past solar maximum period. The symposium will also serve to present to a
wider community the results of the Elmau and ISSI workshops in
2000-2004.

Rudolf von Steiger, ISSI, Bern, Switzerland (vsteiger@issi.unibe.ch)
Chris Cohen, Caltech, Pasadena, USA (cohen@srl.caltech.edu)
and the scientific organizing committee.


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7.  Space Weather Week 2004: Student Support Available
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From: Terry Onsager

Space Weather Week is approaching, and partial support for student
attendance is available. This support could be applied to registration
fees, room and board, and/or travel costs. Please email the following
information to Terry Onsager (terry.onsager@noaa.gov) by no later than
February 27, 2004:

1. Name
2. Institution and contact information
3. Academic level
4. Topic of research that will be presented
5. Academic advisor and contact information
6. Level of support required to attend

The 2004 Space Weather Week conference will be held this spring, April
13-16, 2004, in Boulder, Colorado.  This meeting will focus on the recent
solar and geomagnetic activity, and will cover the specific space weather
impacts that occurred and our scientific understanding of this activity.
The conference program will highlight recent space weather impacts in
several areas of the environment, including ionospheric disturbances,
satellite drag, auroral currents, geomagnetic storms and their solar
drivers, radiation belts, and solar energetic particles.  We anticipate
that representatives from industries impacted by space weather will
attend, including those from electric power, commercial airlines,
satellite operations, and navigation/communication. Space Weather Week
2004 is co-organized by the NOAA Space Environment Center, the Air Force
Research Laboratory, the NSF Division of Atmospheric Science, and the
NASA Sun-Earth Connection Program.  Further details regarding the meeting
agenda and travel will be posted on our web site:

http://www.sec.noaa.gov/sww .


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8. JGR, GRL and Space Weather Special Section Proposal Solicitation on
   Superstorms of October and November 2003
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From: Dr. Art Richmond (JGR-Space), Dr. Louis Lanzerotti (Space Weather),
       Dr. Brian Anderson (SPA-GRL)

The superstorms of late October and early November 2003 were events of
great importance because they offer opportunities both for basic research
and also for characterizing the space weather effects of extreme events.
The Space Physics and Aeronomy Editors of GRL and JGR, and the Editor of
Space Weather (SW) believe that it would benefit the community if sets of
papers on these superstorms, their causes and consequences appeared
together in their respective journals.  Even though the individual
sections would appear independently, as appropriate to the publication
speed of each journal, they can be cross-linked electronically effectively
forming a multi-journal special section.

We are therefore soliciting proposals for special sections in each journal
on these superstorm events.  Those interested in proposing special
sections should contact one or more of the Editors to discuss their ideas,
and then send the relevant Editor(s) a description of the proposed topic
or focus, a preliminary list of papers and authors, and an initial target
date for submission of manuscripts.  Special section proposals received on
or before February 27 will be given first consideration.  In the event
that multiple proposals are submitted to the same journal, the relevant
Editor(s) may attempt to combine them as appropriate.  The number of
papers in special sections is only restricted in GRL where the limit is
eight although the unusual nature and breadth of this topic may justify
some flexibility.

Consistent with the purpose of the different journals the focus of special
section proposals should be as follows:

Geophysical Research Letters publishes short, concise research letters
that present scientific advances that are likely to have immediate
influence on the research of other investigators.

JGR-Space Physics covers aeronomy and magnetospheric physics, planetary
atmospheres and magnetospheres, interplanetary and external solar physics,
cosmic rays, and heliospheric physics.  JGR-Space Physics publishes
regular length (typically 10 journal pages) papers presenting
comprehensive, detailed analyses of important new research results.

Space Weather: The International Journal of Research and Applications is
an online publication devoted to the emerging field of space weather and
its impact on technical systems, including telecommunications, electric
power, and satellite navigation.

Editor contact information:
GRL-SPA Editor:  Brian J. Anderson (editor.spagrl@jhuapl.edu)
JGR-Space Physics Editor: (jgrsp@ucar.edu)
Space Weather Editor: (louis.j.lanzerotti@njit.edu)


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9. Free Weekly E-Alerts and Trial Online Access of Space Weather Journal **********************************************************************

From: Jill Johnson < JJohnson@agu.org >

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space weather arena? Then turn to the online journal, Space Weather: The
International Journal of Research and Applications and subscribe to
weekly e-alert notifications of new articles published. To begin receiving
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For complete coverage of the latest space weather research, news, and
information, log on today. http://www.agu.org/journals/spaceweather . Online
access to Space Weather is FREE through 31 March 2004. Paid subscriptions
begin 1 April 2004.

To subscribe to Space Weather, visit
http://www.agu.org/journals/sw/?content=subscribe

Space Weather is published by AGU and co-sponsored by the National
Science Foundation and the International Space Environment Service.


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10. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA EMITS
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AO4580 SOLAR ORBITER ASSESSMENT STUDY (2 PARALLEL CONTRACTS)
               (From 13/01/2004 to 12/03/2004, Act.Ref.: 03.197.09)

AO4548 ASSESSMENT OF RADIO-WAVE PROPAGATION FOR SATELLITE COMMUNICATION AND
               NAVIGATION SYSTEMS IN TROPICAL AND SUB-TROPICAL AREAS
               (From 11/12/2003 to 12/02/2004, Act.Ref.: 03.153.35)

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

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Note: This newsletter is an initiative of the ESA Space Environments
and Effects Analysis Section ( http://www.estec.esa.nl/wmwww/wma ) and
is a prototype mailing list intended to provide a forum for information
posting news of interest to the Space Weather community in Europe.

- SWEN contact group (keeping SWEN informed of news from other channels)
   is currently:

   Eamonn Daly, ESA (excluding science programme)
   Richard Marsden, ESA science programme
   Maurizio Candidi, CNR
   Paul Cannon, URSI-Commission G
   Mike Hapgood, EGS
   Hannu Koskinen, SCOSTEP working group on Space weather
   Pierre Lantos, Observatory of Paris Meudon
   Henrik Lundstedt, Lund space weather center
   Goetz Paschmann, ISSI
   Jean-Yves Prado, CNES Programme Directorate
   Michael Rycroft, ISU
   Volker Bothmer, EGS-Solar Physics Secretary
   Wolfgang Baumjohann, IWF Graz, Austria
   Jinbin Cao, Chinese Space Weather Activity Representative
   Barbara Poppe, NOAA Space Environment Centre
   W. William Liu, Space Science Program, Canadian Space Agency

- SWEN archives are currently available on:

http://www.estec.esa.nl/wmwww/wma/spweather/SWEN/swen.html
http://www.lund.irf.se/HeliosHome/SWEN/spweuro.html


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Alexi Glover

SWEN manager:

Alain Hilgers
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