Newsletter Editor editor at igpp.ucla.edu
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Volume XXIII, Issue 35

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. JGR-Space Physics Editor Blog Monthly Highlights

2. MEETING: SDO 2016:  Abstracts Due Friday, July 15 

3. MEETING: Integrated Modeling and Prediction of Extreme Space Weather, University of Maryland, College Park, 22 – 24 August  2016

4. MEETING: Call for Papers Due August 1: AMS Space Weather Conference, 22–26 January, 2017, Seattle, Washington

5. MEETING: First Announcement / Save the Date for the 8th Coronal Loops Workshop, 26-30 June, 2017

6. MEETING: 2nd VarSITI General Symposium (VarSITI2017): 10-15 July 2017 at Irkutsuk, Russia

7. Special Issue in JGR-Space Physics on "Observations, Simulations and Theory of Electric Currents in the Solar System" 

8. RHESSI Science Nuggets in June, 2016



JGR-Space Physics Editor Blog Monthly Highlights

From: Mike Liemohn (liemohn at umich.edu)

Thank you to all of the blog readers out there, it passed 50,000 page views in early June.  Here are some other highlights from the month:

June 13: A reminder about JGR's open special sections

June 14: A plea to cut down on sexism, and some strategies:

June 17:  New Impact Factor for 2015

Main Website:   http://liemohnjgrspace.wordpress.com/


MEETING: SDO 2016:  Abstracts Due Friday, July 15 

From: Vanessa George (Vanessa.George at lasp.colorado.edu)

SDO 2016:  Unraveling the Sun's Complexity
Oct. 17-21, 2016   *   Burlington, VT
Website:  http://SDO2016.lws-sdo-workshops.org

Living With a Star's Solar Dynamics Observatory invites you to its 2016 Science Workshop "SDO 2016: Unraveling the Sun's Complexity."   We have an excellent program and we hope you will participate as a presenter.  Submit your abstract to one of eight session by Friday, July 15.   Multiple abstracts are allowed, but only one oral presentation per person.  With a great science program and Vermont's beautiful fall foliage in mid-October, we hope you make plans to join us.   Submit your abstract today!

SDO 2016 Important Dates:
•  Abstracts Due:  ** Friday, July 15 **
•  Early Registration & Hotel Reservation:  September 16

The Scientific Organizing Committee for SDO 2016:
W. Dean Pesnell (chair), Charles Baldner, Mark Cheung, Frank Eparvier, Meng Jin, Aimee Norton, and Barbara Thompson


MEETING: Integrated Modeling and Prediction of Extreme Space Weather, University of Maryland, College Park, 22 – 24 August  2016

From: Surja Sharma (surjasharma at gmail.com)

We are pleased to announce that a workshop on Integrated Modeling and Prediction of Extreme Space Weather will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park, 22 – 24 August  2016.

The goals of the workshop are to review and evaluate the current capabilities in modeling and prediction of space weather using different approaches, and to explore pathways to integrated frameworks for  prediction of extreme space weather. The integration of the models of the heliospheric regions and of the different modeling approaches will focus on improving forecasts and quantifying  predictability.  The workshop will cover all components of space weather on various spatial and temporal scales,  in order to  enhance understanding of the underlying processes and the inherent variability, and identify areas with high potential for significant near- or medium-term advances.

More details will follow and in the meantime, please email  your interest in the workshop to  exeventswx at gmail.com


MEETING: Call for Papers Due August 1: AMS Space Weather Conference, 22–26 January, 2017, Seattle, Washington

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:

- Next Generation Observations & Cube Sats
- Science of Space Weather
- Space Weather Outreach
- Efforts in support of the space weather enterprise
- General contributions

Please submit your abstract electronically via the Web by 1 August 2016 (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 one travel award ($600) 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: First Announcement / Save the Date for the 8th Coronal Loops Workshop, 26-30 June, 2017

From: Stephen Bradshaw (stephen.bradshaw at rice.edu)

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to announce that the 8th Coronal Loops Workshop will be held in Palermo, Sicily, during the week of 26-30 June, 2017. The venue for the Workshop will be the Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa, located in the old city centre. Fabio Reale will Chair the SOC.

Further announcements will be made in due course.

Best wishes,
Steve Bradshaw
(On behalf of the Coronal Loops Workshops Steering Committee)


MEETING: 2nd VarSITI General Symposium (VarSITI2017): 10-15 July 2017 at Irkutsuk, Russia

From: Kazuo Shiokawa, Katya Georgieva (shiokawa at nagoya-u.jp)

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd VarSITI General Symposium (VarSITI2017) will be held at the Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Irkutsk, Russia, from 10th to 15th of July 2017.   Please save the date to your calendar.   The first announcement with more details will follow shortly. 

As you know VarSITI (Variability of the Sun and Its Terrestrial Impacts, http://www.varsiti.org/) is the current scientific program of the Scientific Committee On Solar-TErrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP). The first VarSITI General Symposium was held from 6 to 10 June 2016 in Albena, Bulgaria (http://newserver.stil.bas.bg/VarSITI2016/).


Special Issue in JGR-Space Physics on "Observations, Simulations and Theory of Electric Currents in the Solar System" 

From: Andreas Keiling, Octav Maghitu, Michael Wheatland (keiling at ssl.berkeley.edu)

Submission acceptance: immediately
Submission deadline: 15 February 2017

As the guest editors, we invite you to submit papers to this Special Issue of JGR-Space Physics, which covers topics across the full spectrum of electric current phenomena relevant to all space plasma regions in our solar system.

The Call for Papers reads: "Electric currents are fundamental to the structure and dynamics of space plasmas. New developments in observations, simulations and theory make it timely to collect new research studies on electric currents. Hence, this special issue of JGR-Space Physics solicits research papers on electric currents in the ionospheres and magnetospheres of the Earth and other planets, in the heliosphere, and on the Sun. Studies are welcome addressing not only current system structure and dynamics but also the impacts and ramifications on the local space environment. Many of the collected papers will be based on presentations and discussions at a recent AGU Chapman conference held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in May 2016. Papers relevant to the scope but not presented at the conference are also solicited."

We would like to emphasize that manuscripts submitted to this special issue will be peer reviewed as any regular JGR submission and will be published as ready. Each accepted paper will immediately be added to the online table of contents of this special issue.

Manuscripts should be submitted through the GEMS website for JGR-Space Physics. A link to GEMS and the Call for Papers can be found at: http://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/agu/jgr/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)2169-9402/features/call-for-papers.html


RHESSI Science Nuggets in June, 2016

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

No. 277, June 27: “Spotlessness returns,” by Hugh Hudson

No. 276, June 20: “RHESSI has resumed operations,” by Albert Shih, Brian Dennis, and Sa”m Krucker

No. 275, June 6: “Non-thermal recombinationin solar flares and microflares,” by Jeffrey Reep and John Brown

See http://sprg.ssl.berkeley.edu/~tohban/wiki/index.php/RHESSI_Science_Nuggets

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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