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    7. Ionospheric plasma bubble seeding and development

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    Submission start: February 01, 2017

    Submission deadline: June 30, 2017

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    Proponents

    Hisao Takahashi (Instituto nacional de pesquisas Espaciais)

    Mangalathayil Ali Abdu (Instituto nacional de pesquisas Espaciais)

    Yuichi Otsuka (ISEE, Nagoya University)

    Kazuo Shiokawa (ISEE, Nagoya University)

    Associate Editors

    Hisao Takahashi (Instituto nacional de pesquisas Espaciais)

    Fabiano S. Rodrigues (University of Texas at Dallas)

    Tatsuhiro Yokoyama (National Institute of information and communications technology (NICT))

    Ionospheric Equatorial Plasma Bubbles (EPBs) have been the subject of extensive research during the past few decades. The generation, development and temporal and spatial variations of EPBs have been investigated experimentally using a number of different observational techniques and also studied theoretically by numerical simulation. Despite these efforts, there are still many unanswered questions about EPB seeding and development. External forces such as ionospheric gravity waves and solar terminator and/or geomagnetic storms have been considered as possible sources for EPB seeding. Current theories, however, have not been able to explain completely all the observed features in EPB occurrence. The prediction of EPBs, as a part of space weather initiatives, is still a complex subject of investigation.

    This SPEPS article collection aims to open a forum to discuss the current status of research on equatorial plasma bubbles with a view to defining objectives for future investigation. The article collection will cover the following topics: (1) EPB seeding and development: review and new interpretations; (2) EPB new observational techniques: optical, radio and in-situ measurements; (3) EPB simulation models: current status of development and capability, and future scope; and (4) EPB and space weather concerns, now and in the future. We call for authors to contribute papers in any of the above four categories, and we welcome both critical reviews of past and present studies of EPBs and also papers on new aspects of EPB observation, interpretation or simulation.

    6. Evolution and variability of Asian Monsoon and its linkage with Cenozoic global cooling

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    Submission start: November 26, 2016

    Submission deadline: June 30, 2017

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    Ryuji Tada (Professor, The University of Tokyo)

    Christian Betzler (Professor, University of Hamburg)

    Peter Clift (Professor, Louisiana State University)

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    Ryuji Tada (Professor, The University of Tokyo)

    Christian Betzler (Professor, University of Hamburg)

    Peter Clift (Professor, Louisiana State University)

    Although Asian Monsoon (AM) is a regional phenomenon, it exerts a significant impact on the global climate. Since uplift of Himalaya and Tibetan Plateau (HTP) has been considered as playing a significant role on the establishment of AM, numerous attempts have been made to test the linkage between the HTP uplift and AM evolution. On the other hand, comparison of AM evolution with global climate and pCO2 during Cenozoic suggests that AM evolution is significantly affected by global climate and pCO2. Thus, importance of the HTP uplift on AM evolution is questioned. However, the effects of the HTP uplift and AM precipitation on chemical weathering, erosion, and CO2 uptake could be acting as feedbacks on AM-HTP uplift linkage, thus importance of HTP uplift on AM evolution is still an open question.

    From 2013 to 2016, IODP (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program and International Ocean Discovery Program) conducted a series of expeditions that are related to AM evolution and its interaction with climate system in Northwest Pacific and Indian Ocean regions, and exciting results are coming out. Therefore it is timely to gather and synthesize the results of these cruises to promote our understanding of AM evolution, variability, their controlling factors, and their interaction with HTP uplift and/or Cenozoic global cooling. Here we call for reviews and research articles that summarize recent findings as well as data papers that present useful meta data based on the data obtained during IODP expeditions related to these topics.

    5. Asian monsoon hydroclimate

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    Submission start: August 1, 2016

    Submission deadline: June 30, 2017

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    Proponent

    Jun Matsumoto (Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University)

    Associate Editors

    Shuichi Mori (Principal Research Scientist, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

    Toru Terao (Professor, Kagawa University)

    Johnny Chan (Professor, City University of Hong Kong, China)

    Ngo Duc Thanh (Associate Professor, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi, Vietnam)

    The Asian monsoon system is one of the most complicated weather and climate systems in the world, involving interactions between land, ocean, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere, with the impact of the biosphere becoming more involved as a result of various human activities. A number of recent research programmes have been devoted to understanding this complex monsoon system, for example the Monsoon Asian Hydro-Atmosphere Scientific Research and Prediction Initiative (MAHASRI), and the Asian Monsoon Years (AMY 2007–2012) in the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), and these efforts have done much to advance our understanding of the Asian monsoon hydroclimate.

    In this SPEPS article collection we invite authors to contribute innovative research or reviews on the Asian monsoon hydroclimate. The general scientific areas that we are interested in are (i) monsoon variability and changes in diurnal, intra-seasonal, seasonal, inter-annual and multi-decadal time-scales; and (ii) past and future climate changes, their impact and adaptation. Both observation and modeling studies are welcome.