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Volume XXVI, Issue 12


Table of Contents

1. SPA Richard Carrington Award

2. IUGG Abstract Deadline Extended to March 1

3. Monday Science Telecon, February 25

4. JOB OPENING:  Post Doctoral Position at University of Colorado and NOAA/SWPC

5. RHESSI Nuggets in February 2019


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SPA Richard Carrington Award

From: Michelle Nichols (mnichols at adlerplanetarium.org)

The AGU SPA Richard Carrington (SPARC) Education and Public Outreach Award is given annually to one honoree in recognition of significant and outstanding impact on students’ and the public’s understanding of our science through their education and/or outreach activities. Potential nominees must be active AGU members, but nominators and nomination supporters do NOT need to be active AGU members. Please consider nominating a deserving individual! For more information, or to nominate someone, go to: https://honors.agu.org/sfg-award-lecture/space-physics-and-aeronomy-richard-carrington-education-and-public-outreach-sparc-award/. Nomination deadline: April 15, 2019 


IUGG Abstract Deadline Extended to March 1

From: Editor

Please note that the abstract deadline for the IUGG2019 General Assembly has now been extended to Friday March 1, at 12:00 Central European Time (06:00 EST), in order to accommodate researchers who have been affected by technical problems and authorisation issues (e.g. those related to the recent US government shutdown). If you are considering attending the conference in Montreal this July, it is not too late to submit your abstract. We look forward to welcoming you to IUGG2019.

Quick links:
Conference website: http://iugg2019montreal.com/
Abstract submissions: iugg2019montreal.com/abstract-submission.html

Fiona Darbyshire
Université du Québec à Montréal
President, IUGG2019 Local Organising Committee


Monday Science Telecon, February 25

From: David Sibeck (david.g.sibeck at nasa.gov)

At 12:00 noon EST on Monday (February 25), we plan to hold the next in our ongoing series of science telecons. The speaker this Monday will be Weichao Tu from the West Virginia University. The topic will be "Modeling the Magnetopause Shadowing Loss during the June 2015 Dropout Event".

The telecom will be broadcast live via webex. If you would like to join, please go to http://uclaigpp.webex.com/, search for the ‘Dayside Science' meeting (Meeting number: 280 328 066), enter your name and contact information, and then the meeting password, which is Substorm1!

To hear the audio, do not dial the number that pops up on the webex website. Instead, please dial the following toll-free (in the United States) number:
with passcode 901533#

Please remember to mute your telephone if you are not speaking.

Looking forward to speaking with you.


JOB OPENING:  Post Doctoral Position at University of Colorado and NOAA/SWPC

From: Naomi Maruyama (Naomi.Maruyama at noaa.gov)

Applications are invited for a full-time post-doctoral position at University of Colorado Boulder, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC). The successful applicant will work on magnetosphere-ionosphere-thermosphere coupling, with a particular focus on cross energy coupling in the inner magnetosphere and its interaction with the ionosphere and thermosphere. Proficiency in analyzing space- and ground- based observation data and performing computer model simulations is desirable. A Ph.D. in a field associated with space physics is required by the start date of appointment. For further information, please contact Naomi Maruyama (Naomi.Maruyama at noaa.gov).

The review will start upon a receipt of an application. The position is open until filled with the earliest possible start date of May 1, 2019. The appointment start date can be negotiated. The initial appointment is anticipated for one full year, with renewal likely for a second year, contingent on performance and availability of research funds. A second year of funding is anticipated. Salary will be commensurate with experience according to the university salary scaling. Benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage are included in the compensation package.

Interested applicants, please submit application online at

Application package should include a CV, a cover letter with a research statement including your interest and potential contribution with regards to the research topic above, as well as name and contact information of two references.


RHESSI Nuggets in February 2019

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

No. 345, “A Energetic Pre-flare: Electron Distributions in Magnetic Reconnection Outflows,” by Marina BATTAGLIA, Eduard KONTAR, and Galina MOTORINA. Assessing energy partition in a very interesting pre-impulsive flare development.

No. 344, “Linear Polarization in H-alpha Flares,” by Tomoko KAWATE and Yoichiro HANAOKA. H-alpha polarization (perhaps implying electron beams) is rarely observable, but in one case there are suggstive results.

We welcome contributions to the RHESSI Nuggets, and the topics may wander some distance away from specifically RHESSI results if they are generally interesting. See 



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