ISWI Newsletter - Vol.6 No.033
15 April 2014

Dear ISWI Participant:

Starting with this issue, the ISWI Newsletter will be issued precisely twice per month: On the 1st and on the 15th of each month. Hence, news for circulation will be accumulated for a fortnight before being sent out; news can no longer be sent out on a "right-away basis".

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[1] "A flair for flares -- How to be part of the space weather monitoring programme", by Deborah Scherrer, Stanford University, USA.

The text of this article was originally circulated by this newsletter in Volume 6, Number 27, earlier this year. However, it was picked up by a magazine called "Civil Engineering Surveyor", re-editted, and published in their April 2014 issue. I attach it because the formatting of the article has been improved and looks more professional than what I sent out. Also, it is truly a great article and is worth sending out again, and again, and again. It is the best article this newsletter has sent out since Volume 1, Number 1, back on 12 November 2009.

[2] "Report on 2nd MAGDAS workshop, 3-4 March 2014, Sabah, Malaysia", by Dr. Mohamad Huzaimy Jusoh, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

I think every ISWI instrument array PI is delighted when people taking care of his or her instrument in some distant land is able to use that instrument for either research functions or education functions, or both. Attached is a report on a MAGDAS workshop that was recently conducted in Malaysia.

It was written by a university lecturer who last year earned his Phd here at Kyushu University in the field of space physics. During his time here, he was very active in the installation and maintenance of several MAGDAS units around the world -- including Malaysia, Indonesia, Peru and Bermuda. The workshop covered by this report is truly "capacity building" in action.

Note: The original PI of the MAGDAS Project was Prof. K. Yumoto of Kyushu University. The current PI is Dr. A. Yoshikawa, of the same university.

Faithfully yours,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter


(1) Deborah Scherrer A flair for flares -- How to be part of the space weather monitoring programme Civil Engineering Surveyor, pp.30-32, April 2014 872 KB pdf, 3 pages, (click link to document)

(2) Report (Photo collage) on 2nd MAGDAS workshop, 3-4 March 2014, Sabah, Malaysia 2 942 KB pdf, 6 pages, (click link to document)