Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 16:33:05 -0500
Subject: DPS Mailing #04-09:  Special Icarus Issue....
 
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      1)   SPECIAL ICARUS ISSUE MANUSCRIPTS SOLICITED
      2)   CALL FOR PAPERS
      3)   JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
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SPECIAL ICARUS ISSUE ON JOVIAN MAGNETOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT SCIENCE
 
At the Fall 2003 Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San 
Francisco we organized a group of sessions entitled "Jovian 
Magnetospheric Environment Science for the Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter 
(JIMO)". These sessions included invited and contributed presentations 
related to the Jovian magnetosphere and its interactions with the 
Galilean moons, the Io torus, Amalthea, auroral regions in Jupiter's 
upper atmosphere, and the external solar wind environment of the Jupiter 
system. In soliciting these presentations we were looking for works that 
would contribute to science planning for future missions to Jupiter such 
as JIMO but would also be of intrinsic value for retrospective analyses 
of data from previous Jupiter-observing missions. These include Pioneer, 
Voyager, Ulysses, Galileo Orbiter, and Cassini/Huygens, as well many 
remote telescopic observations from Earth of Jupiter's auroral and 
magnetospheric emissions and of the Galilean moons. The approved New 
Horizons mission will also  make observations of the Jupiter system en 
route to Pluto and the Kuiper  Belt, and other mission concepts aside 
from JIMO are under consideration for in-situ and remote observations of 
the Jupiter system.
 
On agreement with the Editors of Icarus, the International Journal for  
Solar System Studies, we are now soliciting papers on interactions of 
any component of the Jovian magnetosphere with moons, rings, and 
atmosphere of Jupiter for publication in a special issue on. The scope 
of acceptable papers extends from interaction of magnetic fields, plasma 
and energetic charged particles, neutral atoms, dust, and 
electromagnetic waves with solid surfaces or atmospheres, to chemical, 
geological, or astrobiological effects at these interaction sites, and 
to mass and energy transfer from these locations into the magnetospheric 
environments and beyond. Papers on new investigation concepts for future 
missions should focus on general techniques directly related to, or 
affected by, magnetospheric interactions and not on designs for specific 
instruments or missions. Mission concept studies are not appropriate. 
Although we cannot accept papers focused only on magnetospheric 
processes unrelated to Jovian system bodies, we do solicit works on 
space environment measurements and  reference models directly applicable 
to interactions with these bodies. Papers derived from presentations at 
other related forums, e.g. the recent Europa Icy Shell workshop in 
Houston, and from general contributors are  also welcome.
 
All papers for the Jovian Magnetospheric Environment Science special 
issue should be submitted directly to Icarus by September 15, 2004 and 
will be subject to the normal peer review procedures of that journal. 
Instructions for authors may be viewed at http://icarus.cornell.edu/. 
All potential  lead authors are requested to submit tentative titles, 
co-author lists with current affiliations and addresses, and short 
abstracts to one of us (not to Icarus) by May 1, 2004. We will then 
notify you whether or not  your potential submission is appropriate. 
Please contact either of us if you have any questions.
 
Contact Information:
 
John F. Cooper
Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC
SSDOO Project
Code 632
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Tel.: (301) 286-1193
Fax: (301) 286-1771
E-mail: jfcooper@pop600.gsfc.nasa.gov
 
Krishan Khurana
Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics
University of California at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, 90095.
Tel. (310) 825-8240
Fax. (310) 206-8042
E-mail: kkhurana@igpp.ucla.edu
 
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CALL FOR PAPERS--WESTERN PACIFIC GEOPHYSICAL MEETING
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION EXTENDED TO MAY 5, 2004
 
The Western Pacific Geophysical Meeting (WPGM), sponsored by the AGU, 
will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii from 16 - 20 August 2004. This is a 
call for papers addressing initial science results from Cassini 
following its orbit insertion in July 2004.  The WPGM provides a timely 
forum to bring together mission scientists, ground-based observers and 
modelers to understand the data and test models from Voyager to Cassini 
era for Saturn, rings, satellites, Titan, comparative  planetology, lab 
measurements and ground-based observations. Abstracts are invited for 
contributed and poster talks. Some of the invited speakers feature Dr. 
Richard French and Dr. Michael Janssen. The abstract submission 
deadlines has been EXTENDED to May 5, 2004 for on-line submissions.  
Please visit the AGU website at http://www.agu.org/ for more information 
regarding the meeting or contact Dr. Padma A. Yanamandra-Fisher at 
padma@scn.jpl.nasa.gov (email), 818 354 2321(v-mail).
 
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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
 
Faculty positions at rank of Instructor or Lecturer available at the 
University of Central Florida in Orlando starting as early as August 8, 
2004. More details at http://www.physics.ucf.edu/ and in the May AAS Job 
Register.
 
 
 
Linda French Emmons, DPS Secretary
send submissions to lfrench@iwu.edu