Call for Papers

Call for Papers for "Dayside Magnetosphere Interactions"

Submission acceptance begins: 01 October 2017
Submission deadline: 30 November 2017

Special section organizers:
Qiugang Zong, Peking University
Philippe Escoubet, ESA/ESTEC
David Sibeck, NASA GSFC
Hui Zhang, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Manuscripts are invited for a special section on the processes by which solar wind mass, momentum, and energy enter the magnetosphere. Regions of interest include the foreshock, bow shock, magnetosheath, magnetopause, and cusps, the dayside magnetosphere, and both the dayside polar and equatorial ionosphere. Results from spacecraft observations (e.g., MMS, Cluster, Geotail, THEMIS, and Van Allen Probes), ground-based observations (all-sky camera, radar, and magnetometer), MHD, hybrid and PIC simulations are all welcome. Parallel processes occur at other planets, and recent results from NASA’s MAVEN mission to Mars, as well as ESA’s Mars and Venus Express missions will be actively solicited.
Manuscripts should be submitted through the GEMS website. For additional information please contact:

Call for Papers for "Atmospheric Gravity Wave Science in the Polar Regions and First Results from ANGWIN"

Submission acceptance begins: 17 October 2016
Submission deadline: Extended

Special section organizers:
Tracy Moffat-Griffin, British Anarctic Survey

Manuscripts are invited for a special section that focuses on the theory, modelling and observations of gravity wave activity in the Polar Regions at any altitude in the Earth’s atmosphere.

The importance of gravity waves in the Polar Regions and their effect on global circulation is well known.  However, models can struggle to represent their effects correctly, especially related to the Polar Vortex duration. There is also a lack of comprehensive observations in this region, especially over Antarctica. Gravity waves, and their different sources, over the Polar Regions need to be studied continent wide and through all levels of the atmosphere in order to fully understand their impact on both the global and local circulation and correctly represent their effects in models.

The ANtarctic Gravity Wave Instrument Network (ANGWIN) is a highly successful "grass roots" program initiated in 2011 that utilizes a network of instrumentation at several international research stations around Antarctica. The 3rd ANGWIN science workshop (April 2016) showed that excellent results are being produced as a result of this collaborative approach.  These results will also be presented in this special issue.

Manuscripts should be submitted through the GEMS website. For additional information please contact: