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Volume XXII, Issue 60
October 28, 2015

Editor: Peter Chi
Co-Editor: Guan Le
Distribution Support: Sharon Uy, Todd King, Kevin Addison
Email: editor at igpp.ucla.edu       


Table of Contents

1. LWS 10-Year Vision Beyond 2015
2. First ever AGU cross-journal Special Collection in Space Weather
3. Visiting Young Scientist, Dartmouth College



LWS 10-Year Vision Beyond 2015

From: Lika Guhathakurta (madhulika.guhathakurta at nasa.gov)

Over the past 2+ years LWS Steering Committee and the heliophysics community had embarked on an audacious task for creating a vision for LWS for the next decade. That final report has just now been completed. It is my pleasure to share this document with you.


First ever AGU cross-journal Special Collection in Space Weather

From: Delores Knipp (dknipp at agu.org), Editor in Chief, Space Weather/Space Weather Quarterly

Space Weather is home to a new manuscript collection on Geomagnetically Induced Currents (GICs). In this Special Collection the Space Weather editorial team and a group of commentators have surveyed GIC-related manuscripts from all American Geophysical Union (AGU) journals for the last 60 years to highlight:  (1) known interactions between GICs and technological systems and (2) present gaps in understanding GICs as an electromagnetic hazard. Four commentaries/editorials provide perspective on this collection.

The more than 100 articles in the Special Collection are categorized as: (1) forward and commentaries; (2) monitoring and modeling of geomagnetic disturbances; (3) models and significant parameters of induced surface E- and B-fields; (4) regional and extreme GICs; (5) grid vulnerability in terms of economic impact, system risk, and mitigation; and (6) historical papers on telluric currents.  This collection is a living collection and will add relevant papers as they are published.  

Within the Special Collection Knipp [2015] provides the introduction and motivation for Collection. Pulkkinen [2015] addresses the current and future state of GIC modeling and forecasting. Jonas and McCarron [2015] provide a policy perspective while Gaunt [2015] summarizes the contributions of the last 25 years.

As a special bonus all articles in this collection are freely available without a subscription to anyone online, anywhere until December 31, 2015. After December 31, 2015 please note that a large swath of articles will remain open as AGU offers free access to all journal articles from 1997 to content published 24 months ago.

To find the Special Collection simply click on Special Issues on the Space Weather home page or go to


Visiting Young Scientist, Dartmouth College

From: Kristina A Lynch (kal at dartmouth.edu)

A visiting appointment for a recent Ph.D. scientist is available at Dartmouth College.  The appointment would be for up to 6 months during academic year 2016-2017, with a possible extension for an additional 3 months depending on teaching requirements in the department chosen. The position includes teaching in the departments of Physics and Astronomy, Engineering, or Earth Sciences.  Extension of appointment may be possible using appropriate sponsored research projects.  To qualify, candidates must be U.S. citizens engaged in research related to space science, planetary science, astrophysics, remote sensing, aerospace technology, or technology dependent on space-based platforms.  To apply, send a 1-2 page summary of teaching and research goals, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Visiting Young Scientist, c/o K A Lynch, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College, 6127 Wilder Hall, Hanover, NH 03755.  For more information, e-mail kal at dartmouth.edu.  Applications will be reviewed beginning in February 2016.  The position is funded by NASA NH Space Grant. Dartmouth College is committed to diversity in hiring, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


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