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Volume XXIII, Issue 43

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


Table of Contents

1. Recent Changes in GRL Editorial Policies 

2. NASA Proposals: Formatting Compliance

3. MEETING: AMS Space Weather Conference, 22–26 January, 2017, Seattle, Washington -- CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE EXTENDED AUGUST 8

4. MEETING: “Global Modelling of the Space Weather Chain” -- Final Call for Abstracts 

5. SESSION: AOSWA Special Session "Radio Heliophysics for Space Weather Applications", 24-27 October 2016, Jeju, South Korea

6. RHESSI Science Nuggets in July, 2016



Recent Changes in GRL Editorial Policies 

From: Benoit Lavraud, W.K. (Bill) Peterson, GRL Space Physics Editors (Benoit.Lavraud at irap.omp.eu)

We would like to draw the attention of the SPA community to several changes that have occurred with regards to GRL editorial policies. A new EOS editorial can be found at:


NASA Proposals: Formatting Compliance

From: Arik Posner (arik.posner at nasa.gov)

It has come to the attention of the Program Scientists in Heliophysics at NASA HQ that some proposers are not following the rules with respect to font size, line spacing, and margins.  These rules are established to provide a fair framework within which all proposers have the same amount of space inside the page limits for writing their step-2 (full) proposals.  The rules are also intended to limit the burden on reviewers, making it less difficult and time consuming to fulfill their reviewer assignments.

We want to remind all potential PIs that the NASA proposers’ guidebook gives specific guidance on these formatting criteria, and that this guidance must be followed or proposals may be declared non-compliant and returned without review, or declined following review if violations are detected during the evaluation process. (As a guidance, Times New Roman font size 12, single-spaced, 1-inch margin on all sides would be a safe option to choose.)

It is also important to read a ROSES element before submitting a proposal, as there can be changes from year to year and there may be particular guidance that supersedes guidance in the NASA Guidebook for Proposers.  We recommend that you become familiar with both documents before submitting a proposal.

Arik Posner
Heliophysics R&A Lead
NASA/SMD Heliophysics Division


MEETING: AMS Space Weather Conference, 22–26 January, 2017, Seattle, Washington -- CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE EXTENDED AUGUST 8

From: Michael Wiltberger (wiltbemj at ucar.edu)

The Fourteenth Conference on Space Weather, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), and organized by the AMS Committee on Space Weather,will be held 22-26 January 2017, as part of the 97th AMS Annual Meeting in Seattle Washington. Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site (https://annual.ametsoc.org/2017/) in late-September 2016.

The theme for the 2017 AMS Annual Meeting is “Observations Lead the Way” In all issues facing the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the professions it serves, the first priority should always be to obtain the necessary observations and information. Whether to address numerical weather prediction, climate, situational awareness, economic value of forecasts, societal impacts, or any other need, data-driven, science-driven decisions move our community and society forward. Following this theme, the Conference on Space Weather will solicit papers on the following topics:

Session 1: “Moving the Space Weather Action Plan (SWAP) Forward”
Session 2: “The Scientific Uses of CubeSats”
Session 3:  Observational Platforms for Space Weather”
Session 4: “Major Scientific Challenges in Space Weather”
Session 5: “How space weather changed the world – almost”

Please submit your abstract electronically via the Monday by 8 August 2016. THERE WILL BE NO FURTHER DEADLINE EXTENSIONS. (refer to the AMS Web page at https://ams.confex.com/ams/97Annual/oasys.epl).

Students who want to be considered for travel support will be asked to note this when submitting their abstract. The committee will provide two travel awards ($450) to help defray the cost of attending the AMS meeting for a student who submitted an abstract to present at the Space Weather Conference. There is a 7 August 2016 deadline to apply for travel support. Students who wish to apply are required to submit the following documents in a single PDF document: a presentation abstract, statement of why they want to attend the meeting, statement of commitment to attend if awarded the travel award, and letter of recommendation from their advisor. Further details will be posted on the AMS student awards webpage.

Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by late- September 2016. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available on-line via the Web. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS Web site.  Authors have the option to submit manuscripts (up to 10 MB) electronically by 12 February 2017. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost. For additional information please contact the program chairpersons, Richard Behnke, behnke.richard at yahoo.com, or Michael Wiltberger, wiltbemj at ucar.edu.


MEETING: “Global Modelling of the Space Weather Chain” -- Final Call for Abstracts 

From: Andrew P. Dimmock (andrew.dimmock at aalto.fi)

Final call for abstracts: “Global Modelling of the Space Weather Chain”

DEADLINE: 14th August 2016

We are accepting abstracts for the upcoming workshop “Global Modelling of the Space Weather Chain” to be held in Helsinki, Finland from 24 - 28 October 2016. 

The discussed topics will include, but are not limited to the following areas: 
1) Solar-wind and CME modelling
2) Global and Local Geo-space modelling
3) Operation space weather needs
4) Model integration

Format: Talks, posters and open discussion sessions.
Fees: 150eur for full participants, and 100eur for students
Financial support: Limited availability to students only
Dates: 24-28 October 2016
Location: Aalto University campus, Espoo, Finland

Please visit the workshop webpage http://spaceweatherchain2016.aalto.fi/ for more details, and instructions for submitting your abstract. 

For questions please email: questions.gmswc at gmail.com

We look forward to receiving your abstracts, and hope to see you in Helsinki.

Kind regards,
Andrew P. Dimmock (LOC chair) and E. Kilpua (SOC chair)

*The European Geosciences Union (EGU) sponsors this workshop.


SESSION: AOSWA Special Session "Radio Heliophysics for Space Weather Applications", 24-27 October 2016, Jeju, South Korea

From: Mario Bisi (Mario.Bisi at stfc.ac.uk)

Dear Colleagues.

We would like to ask you to submit a contributed abstract of your work applicable to our session "Radio Heliophysics for Space Weather Applications" at the upcoming 2016 4th Asia Oceania Space Weather Alliance (AOSWA) Workshop, 24-27 October 2016, in Jeju, Republic of Korea (South Korea).  Our session description can be found below.

Please submit your abstract here: http://aoswa4.spaceweather.org/le_register.php?me_code=2020 ASAP; please note that the abstract-submission deadline has been informally extended to 15th August 2016 (Korean time).

When the abstracts are in - the organisers will group the non-invited submissions with the invited submissoins to form the sessions and put a coherent programme together - this will then be reflected online; currently, none of the sessions are advertised online.  The AOSWA meeting in Japan in March 2015 (http://www2.nict.go.jp/aeri/swe/aoswa/workshop_3/program/index.html) is a good example of how the sessions may turn out in terms of the programmatic layout.  This year, AOSWA are strongly encouraging international engagement at the workshop and hence the scope of our session.

The main AOSWA website can be found here: http://aoswa4.spaceweather.org/ where further information will appear in due course.

Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you on Jeju in October,

Mario (and Bernie).

Radio Heliophysics for Space Weather Applications - a special session at the 4th AOSWA in South Korea, 24-27 October 2016.

Observations of radio for heliophysics in general have been used for many years - for well over a half century.  Radio arrays/telescopes/spacecraft instrumentation and analyses tools have been developed and used in more-recent times for space-weather applications as well as space weather science over the last two decades or more.   Such radio techniques include the monitoring of the Sun, the tracking of solar radio bursts (due to interplanetary shock propagation), interplanetary scintillation (IPS) for monitoring the velocity and density of outflow across the inner heliosphere, and most recently the adoption/trialling of Faraday rotation (FR) for space-weather purposes, to name but a few.  This session aims in highlighting all manner of ground-based and space-based radio observations and modelling in heliophysics as applied to space weather, as well as those techniques under development for space-weather purposes with the advent of new/differing techniques now able to be undertaken with advanced/novel radio instrumentation which one day may be able to be used in space-weather applications and not just for space-weather and radio heliophysics advancements.

Dr. Mario M. Bisi (STFC RAL Space, UK)
Dr. Bernard V. Jackson (CASS-UCSD, USA)


RHESSI Science Nuggets in July, 2016

From: Hugh Hudson (hhudson at ssl.berkeley.edu)

No. 279, “Unexpected distributions of solar electrons in the heliosphere,” by Andreas Klassen and the SEPT/STEREO team: Solar energetic electrons may have complicated and informative distributions in the interplanetary medium

No. 278, “Initiation of a type II radio burst without a CME,” by Pankaj Kumar. Davina Innes, and Kyung-Suk Cho: A global coronal shock wave without a CME driver.


listing the current series, 2008-present, and


for the original series, 2005-2008.

We publish these at roughly two-week intervals and welcome contributions,
which should be related, at least loosely, to RHESSI science.


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