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First Joint Cluster - THEMIS Science Workshop

Final Joint Cluster-THEMIS Presentations


The first joint Cluster - THEMIS science workshop will be held Tuesday, September 23, 2008 to Friday, September 26, 2008, in Holloway Commons at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA.

List of Attendees

Schedule (as of 09/16/2008)


The workshop will be organized into plenary sessions, topical breakout sessions, and poster sessions. Splinter meetings can be held on the Monday before the meeting, September 22, at the same locations.

The meeting will cover all science addressed by the two missions, in particular:

  • solar wind, foreshock, bow-shock, and magnetosheath
  • polar cusp and the magnetopause
  • magnetotail and nightside auroral region
  • inner magnetosphere (radiation belts, ring current, and plasmasphere)
  • plasma sheet and substorms
  • magnetic storms

Suggestions for topics should be forwarded to the members of the program committee:

  • V. Angelopoulos (UCLA, USA)
  • C. P. Escoubet (ESTEC, Netherlands)
  • M. Goldstein (NASA/GSFC, USA)
  • H. Kucharek (UNH, USA)
  • B. Lavraud (CESR/CNRS, France)
  • X. Li (U. Colorado, USA)
  • E. Luceck (Imperial College, UK)
  • I. Mann (U. Alberta, Canada)
  • S. Mende (UCB, USA)
  • R. Nakamura (OAW, Austria)
  • T. Phan (UCB, USA)
  • J. Raeder (UNH, USA)
  • A. Runov (UCLA, USA)
  • O. Santolik (IAP/Charles U., Czech Republic)
  • V. Sergeev (St. Petersburg, Russia)
  • D. Sibeck (NASA/GSFC, USA)

Local Organizing Committee:

J. Raeder, H. Kucharek, L. Kistler, L. Kepko, A. Perkins, K. Giberson


The registration fee is $325 USD. Meals included are continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon break, and banquet on Wednesday, September 24, held at the Wentworth by the Sea Country Club in Rye, NH.

Go to the following website to register for the meeting: Registration

The fee for registrations completed after August 25, 2008 will be $400 USD.


Abstracts are due by August 1. Please send your abstracts by e-mail to ct08abstracts. Abstracts should be formatted in plain text (see template below), at most 200 words long, and with no special characters (LaTeX or otherwise). The final program will be published on the meeting web site by July 31.


    This is the Title

    First Author, Second Author (1)
    Third Author (2)

    (1) Affiliation
    (2) Affiliation

    We discovered a lot of new stuff.  We would really like to write a very
    long abstract here, but unfortunately we are limited to 200 words.  So,
    you better come and listen to our talk.

List of abstracts as of 09/22/2008: Abstracts Document

Mail to all session conveners: ,,,,,,,,,,


Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the following locations:

These two hotels are in Portsmouth, ~10 miles driving distance:

Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth Hotel
250 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH
$209.00/night + tax
• Book by 08/22/08

Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown
100 High Street, Portsmouth, NH
$180.00/night + tax
• Book by 08/22/08

These two hotels are in Durham, within easy walking distance to the meeting:

Three Chimneys Inn
17 Newmarket Road, Durham, NH
$129.00/night + tax
• Book by 06/01/08

Holiday Inn Express
Durham, NH
$139.95/night + tax
• Book by 08/10/08

Please refer to UNH THEMIS Meeting when booking hotel reservations.
Government rates maybe available outside of the THEMIS room block.

Additional Lodging Options

On Campus, walking distance:

The New England Center 5 Strafford Ave., Durham

Campus location, on-site parking, fitness center, restaurant and lounge. The Hampton Shuttle stops here.

Parking permits are required and can be obtained from the bell person in the kiosk, which is located at the semi-circle across from the New England Center sign.

The New England Center amenities Full-Service Hotel and Conference Center
115 guestrooms in a uniquely designed setting
Acorns Restaurant, Café and Lounge - Our on-site award winning restaurant
Complimentary wired/wireless internet throughout hotel and conference center
In room voicemail messaging
Personal workspaces
Complimentary access to the University's Hamel Recreation Center
Coffee maker, hair dryer, cable television featuring HBO.

Hotels in and around Durham, NH

Durham Point Bed & Breakfast
(603) 868-1162

Hickory Pond Inn
(603) 659-2227
(4 miles from campus, car recommended)

The Pines Guest House
(603) 868-3361

Other hotels in Portsmouth, NH

(These are ~10-15 miles from campus, car recommended)

Best Western Wynwood Hotel & Suites
(603) 742-0400

Comfort Inn
(603) 433-3338

Courtyard by Marriott
(603) 436-2121

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
(603) 436-6363

Hampton Inn by Hilton
(603) 431-6111

Holiday Inn
(603) 431-8000

Homewood Suites by Hilton
(603) 427-5400

Meadowbrook Inn
(603) 436-2700

Motel 6
(603) 334-6606

Residence Inn by Marriott
(603) 436-8880

Other hotels in Dover, NH

(~5 miles from campus, car recommended)

Days Inn
(603) 742-0400

Comfort Inn & Suites
(603) 750-7507

Air Travel Options

Nearest full-service airport: Manchester, NH

Closer and more convenient than Boston, but fewer connections. Has a convenient Southwest Airlines shuttle service to BWI. Driving time: ~50 minutes.

Logan International Airport, Boston, Mass.

Expect heavy traffic and road construction. Driving time: 70-90 min.

Shuttles Serving Area Airports

Hampton Shuttle runs from both airports, stops at the New England Conference Center at UNH and locations in Portsmouth. $49 one way from Logan, $46 one way from Manchester. Check web site for more information.
Reservation required: (800) 225-6426.

Mermaid Transportation Offers 5 daily trips from Manchester to the New England Conference Center on campus. $32 one-way and $64 round-trip. Call to reserve a seat: (800) 696-2463.

If flying into Logan, Regal Limousine and Flight Line Inc. provide transportation to UNH.

C&J Trailways bus line runs from Logan to their Portsmouth bus terminal, round trip $39. If you take this, you will need to take a taxi to Durham. Thell the bus driver that you will need a taxi, he will call it in for you. The terminal closes at 10PM.

Taxi Services Doug's - 24 hour around the clock service, (603) 436-2220, @ $26 to Durham. Blue Star - runs until 1:00AM Sunday-Wed, 2AM Thurs-Saturday, (603) 436-2774

Driving Options

Driving from Manchester Airport to Portsmouth

Driving From Logan International Airport to Portsmouth, NH

Driving from Portsmouth, NH to UNH

Parking on Campus

UNH Parking Services

  • There will be a limited number of permits available for C lot on Mill Rd. across from the shopping center for meeting registrants. Contact Amber Perkins to request a permit. She will add your name to a list which will be provided to the attendant the the C Lot booth. You will pick up your permit from the attendant on the first day of the meeting.
  • Attendees staying at a Durham hotel are requested to walk to the meeting as parking is limited.
  • If you are a guest at the New England Center, parking is free.
  • Parking police are vigilant and tickets are expensive ($50 to $100 is typical).


Leaving Manchester Airport

Turn right onto Brown Ave. (Rt. 3A).
From Brown Ave., take I-293 to I-93 North. While on I-293 you will pass the Mall of New Hampshire on your right. After you go under the overpass, I-293 splits, so bear left. In wet or snowy weather, this short curved segment of road becomes dangerous.
Once you are on I-93 North, immediately get into the right lane. This will involve shifting over two lanes of merging traffic.
Your exit is Exit 7 on the right a sign should say (Rt. 101 East to Portsmouth).
Follow Rt. 101 East to Exit 7.
Take the RT-125 exit, EXIT 7, toward EPPING/KINGSTON.
Turn LEFT onto NH-125/CALEF HWY. Continue to follow NH-125 N.
Enter next roundabout and take 1st exit onto US-4 E.
Take the RT-108 ramp toward DURHAM/NEWMARKET.

Leaving Logan International Airport in Boston to I-95

Logan is about 50 miles from Portsmouth. Depending on traffic, it will take you an hour or more.

From Logan Airport, take Rt. 1A North ramp toward Revere/Lynn.
Follow to Rt. 60, then follow signs for Rt. 1 North (Newburyport).
You want to be in the right lane.
Follow Rt. 1 North to I-95 North.
Sign reads: New Hampshire & all Maine Points. This is a LEFT exit. Plan ahead!

In Portsmouth, take Exit 5 to Portsmouth/Newington. This brings you to the Portsmouth traffic circle, where the Best Western and Holiday Inn hotels are located.

From Portsmouth to UNH, Durham

From the Portsmouth traffic circle:

Take the exit to Rt. 4/16 (Spaulding Turnpike).
Drive north to Exit 6W (after the overpass).
Take Exit 6W (Rt. 4) to Durham.
Take the RT-108 ramp toward DURHAM/NEWMARKET.


A Campus Map is available that is suitable for printing.

Local Map


Wentworth by the Sea Country Club
Wednesday, Sept. 24th

Wenworth by the Seas Country Club has a few rules to follow:

Please note that the dress code at the Country Club is strictly no denim.

There is no parking allowed on the main street. All cars must be parked in the lot or on the street directly behind the lot on the lot side only.

The putting green next to the tent and all areas of the golf course are off limits. This is for safety and to keep all areas of the course in the best possible condition for the Members.

The rest room in the upstairs area of the Clubhouse is available for event guests. The locker room is reserved for Members.

The Member Grill and Dining Room is for Members only.

No food or drinks may be purchased there and it cannot be used for waiting, sitting or lounging. Local ordinances dictate each event must end by 9:00pm.

Smoking is outside in designated areas only. Wentworth By The Sea Country Club is not liable for and accepts no responsibility for any items brought in by the client or the clients vendors.

Any items brought in by the client or the clients vendors must be taken at the conclusion of the event and any items left intentionally or unintentionally shall not be the responsibility of Wentworth By The Sea Country Club.

Driving directions to 60 Wentworth Rd, Rye NH 03870

14.1 mi – about 25 mins

From Main St Durham, NH 03824
Head east on Main St toward Mast Rd
Slight left to stay on Main St
Slight left at Dover Rd/RT-108
Turn right to merge onto US-4
Take the ramp onto RT-16/Spaulding Turnpike/US-4 E
At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto US-1
Turn left at Greenleaf Ave
Slight left at Lafayette Rd/US-1
Turn right at South St
Turn right at RT-1A/Sagamore Ave
Turn left at RT-1B/Wentworth Rd

Please see Amber or Amanda at the registration desk if you need a ride to the banquet or can offer to take others.

Additional Resources

Official New Hampshire tourism website.

Durham: It’s Where U Live A community oriented website.