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Volume XXVI, Issue 20


Table of Contents

1. Impact the Discussion of Space Weather in the Digital Age: Special JSWSC Issue

2. MEETING: ML - Helio 2019: Deadline Extension - Final Abstract Announcement 

3. JOB OPENING: Postdoctoral Positions at Southern University of Science and Technology, China 

4. JOB OPENING: University of Colorado, Boulder/NOAA Solar Researcher

5. PhD Position in Atmospheric Physics in Trondheim, Norway

6. RHESSI Science Nuggets in March 2019


Announcement Submission Website: http://goo.gl/forms/qjcm4dDr4g


Impact the Discussion of Space Weather in the Digital Age: Special JSWSC Issue

From: Ryan McGranaghan, Enrico Camporeale, Anastasios Anastasiadis, and Manolis Georgoulis (ryan.mcgranaghan at colorado.edu)

Help define the topical discussion taking shape in our community around Space Weather in the Digital Age and please consider submitting your fantastic work to an exciting journal topical issue: "Space Weather research in the Digital Age and across the full data lifecycle"!

The topical issue is will appear in The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (JSWSC) in 2019 and submission is now open. For a full description of the topical issue, relevant information, and manuscript submission link please visit https://secure-web.cisco.com/1kd0rgYKwy5fVYABdLHb2kLp32nKFtWZtxcTRPPVFzpFOkLM-6MMYfA277YdnTz2Pnc96ogENzVoDJIDODnEVZ2IZfdGs0Z0HPoKR_n6oVWIZ6HZw0USrAHNo_okkPVwkgD9mugAHpayI-LsuuFq6EVB5GUtxS_qntrXG3cbWkZgaqOKjl55sP1L0WikLi7p8F1YW23gRNhvB4jY0MQSQk1VsW9hs_GgBY8gbxZVKca0bgkaJ9VcamoIox8tB07M3GMsl2J56CQWN8-VdnxNttNQnQNr7vKz86CGS6TnrrzcM0MZsiNFHqsq980aUMvT_4S2S4gzCQNEsNco8I57WMkmGzG9t2nwvNuosFVPXHiBotIvXroit1mmoUbnJIOYay64z9YPxryotDleTHmNm8FNUhsGT7vhsqiY3r7jqpn2PWyoKogEUJo93cKDoUSAMsQ12yGSwVujGwDPVoUcpgA/https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2CerJWZ.

We are eager to highlight your cutting-edge research, so please get in touch with your questions, thoughts, and manuscripts.

Topical Editor-in-Chief (T-EiC):

    Ryan McGranaghan, Atmospheric and Space Technology Research Associates (ASTRA), Boulder CO; rmcgranaghan at astraspace.net

Topical Editors:

    Enrico Camporeale, Center for Mathematics and Computer Science, Amsterdam; e.camporeale at cwi.nl
    Anastasios Anastasiadis, Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications & Remote Sensing, National Observatory of Athens, Greece; anastasi at noa.gr
    Manolis Georgoulis, Academy of Athens, Greece; manolis.georgoulis at academyofathens.gr

For questions regarding this topical issue, please contact the T-EiC, Ryan McGranaghan.
For questions concerning the submission process the Editorial Office (jswsc at edpsciences.org) should be contacted.


MEETING: ML - Helio 2019: Deadline Extension - Final Abstract Announcement 

From: Enrico Camporeale (enrico.camporeale at colorado.edu) on behalf of the SOC

Conference Machine Learning in Heliophysics: 16- 20 September 2019, Amsterdam, NL.

The deadline for abstract submission has been EXTENDED to April 14th.

All the details about abstract submission, topics covered, hotels, etc. can be found on the website:


Note that conference Registration will open immediately after April 14th. 
Early-bird registration deadline: May 31st.

Amsterdam is always in season, and a beautiful touristic destination. We strongly recommend to book your accommodation in advance.

Finally, we expect to have a number of travel grants for PhD students and early career scientists (<3 yrs from PhD) . A participant is expected to have submitted an abstract to be eligible for a travel grant. Please check the website for further information.  


JOB OPENING: Postdoctoral Positions at Southern University of Science and Technology, China 

From: Jian Yang, Kaijun Liu (yangj36 at sustech.edu.cn)

Multiple postdoctoral positions are available in the field of space (plasma) physics at Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China with an expected starting date in the fall of 2019. The selected candidates will work with Dr. Kaijun Liu and/or Dr. Jian Yang in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences (http://ess.sustech.edu.cn/). The topics will include plasma wave excitation and the related particle scattering in Earth’s radiation belts, auroral dynamics, numerical simulations of Earth’s and planetary magnetospheres. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in space physics (or a related field) or soon to be completed. Experience in plasma simulations is highly desirable. The positions are for two years with the possibility of an extension based on performance and funding availability. Salary (typically between 300,000 and 350,000 RMB) and benefits will be commensurate with education and experience.

Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, along with a list of three references and contact information to Ms. Anka Chen at chenak at mail.sustech.edu.cn. Inquiries about the positions should be addressed to Dr. Kaijun Liu (liukj at sustech.edu.cn) or Dr. Jian Yang (yangj36 at sustech.edu.cn). Review of applications will begin on June. 15, 2019, and will continue until the positions are filled. 


JOB OPENING: University of Colorado, Boulder/NOAA Solar Researcher

From: Janet Machol (janet.machol at noaa.gov)

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder has an immediate opening for a Research Associate for work related to the Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors (EXIS) on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite Series-R (GOES-R). The space weather team within NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) is responsible for supporting NOAA’s space weather mission and for ensuring the operational and scientific utility of NOAA’s space environmental data. The first two of the next-generation GOES-R satellites were recently launched and are now called GOES-16 and GOES-17. The GOES-R spacecraft include a complement of space weather sensors to monitor the local space environment and the sun. 

The selected candidate will work closely with the NCEI EXIS instrument team to improve the on-orbit instrument calibration and validation of the EXIS instrument, to develop tools to analyze EXIS data, to improve X-ray and ultraviolet time series datasets from previous GOES satellites, and to conduct research using these instruments. 

Further information and the job application link are available at: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=16880 

For more information, please contact: Dr. Janet Machol (janet.machol at noaa.gov).


PhD Position in Atmospheric Physics in Trondheim, Norway

From: Patrick Espy (patrick.espy at ntnu.no)

A PhD position within the field of atmospheric physics is available at the Department of Physics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The appointment has a duration of 3 years with a projected start between June and Autumn 2019. There is the possibility of 1-year extension with 25% teaching duties in agreement with the Department.

The PhD program is hosted by NTNU in Trondheim, NORSAR and the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), which both share a campus at Kjeller, near Oslo. About half the project timespan will be based at NTNU in Trondheim, with the other half at NORSAR in Kjeller. 

The interdisciplinary research involves the development of combined interpretation methods for atmospheric infrasound and meteor radar datasets. The purpose is to use these datasets to derive the winds and temperatures in the middle atmosphere in order to constrain high-top atmospheric models; to map the middle atmospheric dynamics; and to explore the coupling between atmospheric layers. A key ambition is to contribute to improved medium-range weather forecasting. 

The applicant must have an MSc or equivalent in the physical sciences meeting the requirements for admission to the PhD programme at NTNU (http://www.ntnu.edu/nt/research/phd). They must have a documented background in either atmospheric science, space physics, acoustics and wave propagation, or similar fields. Experience with infrasound or meteor radar datasets would be an advantage. We expect the candidates to have strong data analysis, statistical, and programming skills. The position requires spoken and written fluency in English.

Further information can be obtained from: Professor Patrick Espy (PhD supervisor, NTNU, patrick.espy at ntnu.no), Dr. Sven Peter Näsholm (project principal investigator and PhD supervisor, NORSAR, peter at norsar.no), or Dr. Yvan Orsolini (PhD supervisor, NILU, yvan.orsolini at nilu.no).
The complete description of position may be found at http://tinyurl.com/AtmPhysPhD-NTNU where the application can be submitted. Applications with a letter describing the candidate’s motivation, skills and personal qualifications for the position, together with a CV and certificates from both Bachelor and Master and the contact details for at least two referees must be submitted electronically through this website. Applications should be received by 22 April, 2019.

Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. 


RHESSI Science Nuggets in March 2019

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

No. 347, “Persistent quasi-periodic pulsations detected during the large X8.2 solar flare,” by Laura Hayes and Peter Gallagher: The most beautiful flare has the most beautiful pulsations!

No. 346, “Is the coronal magnetic field braiding?” by Markus Aschwanden. An iconic cartoon does not relate well to the observations.

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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