Thursday, March 28, 2013

The BARREL paper is now out in Space Science Reviews

Just thought I'd post an update. Our paper is now out on line in the space science reviews! It's a great paper and well worth a read... I may be biased but I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's possibly the best paper you'll read this year.


Monday, March 25, 2013

Reminder: First BARREL Science telecon today!

Our first Science telecon is today at 3:00 EST. As this is our first meeting, we hope to introduce all the grad students working on this data. We want to make sure that we give them preference as this campaign will hopefully help them graduate. Then there will be  a quick overview of the mission and the types of events that were seen. We'll also have a quick look at what can all be found on the wiki and my suggestions for the time periods which seem to have the most interest from the community.

We hope to see you all there. If you haven't received an e-mail about this meeting yet and would like to attend, please e-mail myself (Alexa) or Robyn.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The start of the science telecoms!

After a bit of a well deserved break, we're ready to start back into the thick of it. We've already got most of 5 payloads built for next years campaign. Only another 15 to go! We've debriefed from this campaign. Life has almost returned back to normal, and now (at least for a data person) the fun really gets to begin!

Monday March 25th at 3:00 EST will be our first science telecom with the Van Allen teams. All are welcome. We've had some participants throughout the campaign from THEMIS, ground magnetometers, ground radars, modellers, and most recently Cluster. If you aren't already on the e-mail list and would like to be please contact either myself (Alexa), Robyn, or another person on the team. If you are thinking that you may want to join in for next campaign but don't have much to contribute from this years, I might suggest joining in from time to time just to learn about what type of data we have and what we might want to be looking for.

First week of June we also hope to have a science working group meeting which should be a lot of fun! It will be held in sunny Minneapolis. One of my favourite cities in the world. If you are interesting in attending please contact Robyn.

Have a great day!