Meetings related to VarSITI in 2017

Received on Nov 24, 2016
VarSITI Newsletter
updated on Jan 14, 2017

JPGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017
May 20÷25, 2017, Chiba city, Japan

Host: Japan Geoscience Union, American Geophysical Union

web-address http://www.jpgu.org/meeting_e2017/

Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) holds annual meetings every year aiming to provide participants with the latest research results on geoscience field making oral/ poster presentations and discussing with others.

To attend the 2017 meeting, a registration is required to all participants. Registration fee may be charged depending on your membership category. AGU, AOGS and EGU members will receive a JpGU member discounted rate. Fee details here.

Important Dates
Abstract submission starts, Registration opens Jan 6th (FRI), 2017
Early Abstract Submission Deadline Feb 3rd (FRI), 2017
Final Abstract Submission Deadline Feb 16th (THU), 2017

Early Registration Deadline May 8th (MON), 2017

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special invitations to sessions: A-AS10, P-EM11 and P-EM17

Session A-AS10: Interhemispheric and intrahemispheric coupling of the atmosphere

Session Date: 23 May 2017
A-AS10 website: http://www.jpgu.org/meeting_e2017/session_list/detail/A-AS10.html

Conveners: Kaoru Sato, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, UN of Tokyo, Japan
Xinzhao Chu, UN of Colorado Boulder, US; Masaki Tsutsumi, National Institute of Polar Research, Japan,
Yoshihiro Tomikawa, National Institute of Polar Research, Japan


Remote influences between different latitudes and heights are an essential feature of the earth's atmosphere. Vertical coupling processes between the troposphere and middle atmosphere are a primary driver for the short-term and long-term variabilities in the middle atmosphere. Several kinds of teleconnection patterns in the troposphere have much impact on the surface weather and climate. In addition, an interhemispheric coupling process (i.e., connection between the stratosphere in the winter hemisphere and the mesosphere in the summer hemisphere) was recently identified and attracted much attention. This session focuses on the interhemispheric and intrahemispheric coupling processes in the earth's atmosphere. A wide variety of studies based on observations and modeling for the interhemispheric and intrahemispheric coupling are welcome.

Session P-EM11: Mesosphere-Thermosphere-Ionosphere Coupling in the Earth's Atmosphere

P-EM11 website: http://www.jpgu.org/meeting_e2017/session_list/detail/P-EM11.html

Conveners: Loren Chang, Co-Conveners: Huixin Liu, Akinori Saito, Tzu-Wei Fang


Vertical coupling mechanisms throughout the whole atmosphere are critical to understanding the near Earth space environment, as well as its sensitivity to the solar, geomagnetic, and atmospheric drivers. This international session focuses on physical/chemical processes occurring in the mesosphere, thermosphere, and ionosphere (MTI) from both the poles to the equatorial region. Both quiet and disturbed states in response to lower atmospheric forcing or solar forcing are important for understanding the MTI system and its coupling to other regions. We invite presentations of observations and observational concepts with ground-based and/or space-borne instruments, theoretical studies, numerical simulations, and development of data analysis systems for various kinds of temporal and spatial variations in MTI system.

Invited authors: Hanli Liu (National Center for Atmospheric Research. Boulder, CO, USA), Delores Knipp (UN of Colorado. Boulder, CO, USA), Larisa Goncharenko (MIT Haystack Observatory), Fabrizio Sassi (Naval Research Laboratory. USA), Martin Mlynczak (NASA Langley Research Center. Washington DC, USA),
Tarun Pant (ISRO Space Physics Laboratory. India), Takuo Tsuda (UN of Electro-Communications, Japan),
Brett Carter (RMIT University, Australia)

Session P-EM17: Recent Advances in Ionosphere Observation and Modeling for Monitoring and Forecast

P-EM17 website: http://www.jpgu.org/meeting_e2017/session_list/detail/P-EM17

Conveners: Charles Lin, Yang-Yi Sun, Hidekatsu Jin and Jaeheung PARK


Increasing number of observation opportunities in the Earth's ionosphere and upper atmosphere advances the research of the ionospheric weather in the recent two decades. In the ground segment, global deployment of ground-based GNSS receivers and newly installed/planned radars and airglow imagers greatly extend the observation coverage. In the space segment, the Swarm mission and the upcoming missions that are scheduled for launch in 2017, including NASA-ICON, NASA-GOLD and FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2, provide a variety of observation worldwide. With the large amount and diversity of datasets, sophisticated theoretical and empirical models can be validated, and implemented or inclusion of newly discovered thermospheric and ionospheric structures. Additionally, advances in application of data assimilation technique on the ionospheric forecast model have also been made. These recent advances in observations and models are important to move forward the status of the ionospheric space weather forecast. It is the purpose of this session to solicit studies providing observations as well as theoretical, empirical and data assimilation modeling on the multiple scales of ionosphere plasma structures, from global morphology to irregularities and traveling ionospheric disturbances. Studies on both magnetically quiescent and disturbed conditions will also be addressed.