AGS September 2019 Updates
January 8, 2020
September 20, 2019
We’ve just completed our FY 19 budget close out...phew! This year was particularly challenging as we made up for time lost due to the Government-wide shutdown back in winter.
Below some updates from the AGS end.
Best wishes Anjuli
New instrumentation for a new research aircraft
The University of Wyoming (UW) received an award that will develop new instrumentation for use on a new King Air research aircraft. This award was made through the Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure (MSRI-R1) competition. Since 1988 the King Air has been part of the facilities that the research community can request through the Lower Atmosphere Observing Facilities (LAOF) program in AGS.
Through the current award a new slightly larger aircraft to be owned by UW will be equipped with new state-of-the-science instruments. This will result in enhanced capability available to the research community-at-large through the facilities in the deployment pool.
Further details may be found in the recent press release by UW http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2019/09/uw-receives-15.8-million-nsf-grant-for-instrumentation-for-new-king-air-research-aircraft.html
Departures and Arrivals in AGS
- Dr. Anne Jorgensen began her IPA term with the Atmospheric Chemistry Program a few weeks ago. She comes to NSF from Central Washington University, where she is a Professor in Analytical and Environmental Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry. Her research has covered a wide range of topics in Atmospheric Chemistry: environmental and biological relevant chemical mechanisms induced by carbonaceous nanoparticles; particulate matter and respiratory health; iron bioavailability in marine aerosols; ultrafine particles and mitochondrial dysfunction; and iron and sulfur chemistry in the marine atmosphere.
- Dr. Varavut ‘Var’ Limpasuvan also began his IPA term with the Climate and Large-scale Dynamics Program a couple of weeks ago. Var comes to NSF from the University of Coastal Carolina, where he is a Full Professor of Applied Physics in the Department of Coastal and Marine Systems Science. His primary interest in Atmospheric Science is large-scale dynamics, pertaining to the middle and upper atmospheric circulation and climate variability.
Current Job Opportunities
- The Geospace Section is actively seeking an IPA program director for the Space Weather program. If you are interested in this position, please check the Dear Colleague Letter https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/ags19002/ags19002.jsp
- AGS Postdoctoral Fellowship (AGS-PRF) NSF 19-574 No deadline https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19574/nsf19574.htm This is a standing solicitation with no deadlines. The points-of-contact for AGS are Drs. Sylvia Edgerton and Ilia Roussev
- NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering: NSF 19-596 Target date November 18, 2019. https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19596/nsf19596.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
- Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change NSF 17-582 Deadline October 21, 2019 https://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5750&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund
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