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3rd VERSIM Workshop 2008
15th - 20th September 2008
at Tihany, Hungary

organized by

Space Research Group, Eötvös University

sponsored by Eötvös University and supported by URSI and IAGA


ELF/VLF Radio Phenomena: generation, propagation
and consequences in observations, theory and modeling

Scientific focus of the 3nd VERSIM Workshop

  • ELF/VLF waves as diagnostic tools for key ionospheric and magnetospheric physical parameters
  • Schumann resonances, world wide lightning activity and climate changes
  • Triggered Emissions and Nonlinear wave phenomena
  • VLF waves and the radiation belts (acceleration and loss)
  • Effects of ELF/VLF radiation on the atmosphere (lightning/sprites, etc)
  • Instrumentation (as a poster session)

These represent many of the core-scientific areas of the VERSIM Working group:
  • Wave propagation in magnetosphere and ionosphere and in Earth-Ionosphere waveguide
  • Plasma structures and boundaries - morphology and dynamics
  • Wave-particle and nonlinear wave-wave interactions
  • Wave-induced particle precipitation
  • Sprites and the effects of lightning on the ionosphere

Abstracts of around 200 words should be sent to János Lichtenberger at ELTE-SRG (e-mail:versim2008@sas.elte.hu) before Sunday, 8th June 2008. There will be oral presentations, and a poster session on instrumentation. We may also need to consider posters for non-instrumentation presentations, depending on the number of submissions received. This be will be considered by the Scientific Committee.

Limited fund for grants to PhD students and participants coming from developing countries are available (Application for support)

IAGA offered the possibility to nominate a young scientist (max 30 years old in 2008) who contributed the best paper to the meeting for the IAGA award to young scientists for best contributions to IAGA-sponsored topical meetings. The award consists of support to participate in the next Assembly (in Sopron in 2009): a low-cost air ticket, waiving of the registration fee, and USD 200 as a contribution to cover hotel and subsistence costs. The young scientist nominated shall have made a major contribution to the study reported and have been the first author of the paper presented, besides having given a very good presentation at the meeting.
Applicants have to indicate their intention to apply for IAGA-grant in their abstract submission

Scientific Committee
D. Carpenter, M. Clilverd, Cs. Ferencz, J. Manninen, Y. Omura, O. Santolik, D. Shklyar

Local Organising Committee
János Lichtenberger (chairman), Péter Steinbach, Dániel Hamar, Balázs Heilig
Space Research Group,
Eötvös University,
Budapest, Pf 32 H-1518
Tel: +36-1-372 2934
Fax: +36-1-372 2927
Email: versim2008@sas.elte.hu

Craig J. Rodger
Department of Physics, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND
Phone: +64 3 479 4120
Fax: +64 3 479 0964