UARS Solar-Stellar Irradiance Comparison Experiment (SOLSTICE) Level 3BS V001 (UARSO3BS) at GES DISC
Entry ID: GES_DISC_UARSO3BS_V001

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Summary
Abstract: The Solar-Stellar Irradiance Comparison Experiment (SOLSTICE) Level 3BS data product consists of daily, 1 nm resolution, solar spectral irradiances and selected solar parameters. The instrument was a three-channel ultraviolet spectrometer that measured the magnitude of solar and spectral irradiances in the wavelength range from 119 to 420 nm. The design of the instrument allowed for observations of both the sun and bright blue stars, whose spectra is assumed to be constant. SOLSTICE was flown on NASA's Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) and designed to measure the full disk solar irradiance with high precision and accuracy to follow short-term (minutes to hours), intermediate-term (days to weeks), and long-term (11 year sunspot, and 22 year solar magnetic field cycles) variations in the solar output.

The SOLSTICE Level 3BS data consists of 1 granule per day. The data are normalized to an earth-sun distance of 1 AU, and instrument degradation have been applied to the data. Included with the primary solar spectral irradiance values are daily average integrated intensities of Lyman alpha (121.6 nm), O-I (130.4 nm), C-IV (154.8 nm) and C-I (156.1 and 165.6 nm), and core-wing ratios of Mg-II (280.0 nm) and Ca-II (393.3 nm), as well as Carrington latitude and longitudes. The data files are available in a binary record oriented format.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA > ON-LINE ARCHIVE
Description: Access the data via anonymous FTP.


Link: GET DATA > MIRADOR
Description: Mirador is a search and download interface of data archived at the NASA GES DISC.


Link: GET DATA > REVERB
Description: Reverb, the ECHO client, allows one to search and retrieve data across multiple data archive centers.


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: The SOLSTICE Homepage at the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION > USER'S GUIDE
Description: README Document


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Rottman, Gary, et al.
Dataset Title: UARS Solar-Stellar Irradiance Comparison Experiment (SOLSTICE) Level 3BS
Dataset Series Name: UARSO3BS
Dataset Release Date: 2001
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Version: 001
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Online Resource: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/UARSO3BS_V001.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-10-03
Stop Date: 1999-12-31


Location Keywords
SPACE > SOLAR REGION > CORONA
SPACE > SOLAR REGION > PHOTOSPHERE


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Daily


Science Keywords
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ACTIVITY >SOLAR IRRADIANCE    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ACTIVITY >SOLAR ULTRAVIOLET EMISSIONS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
UARS >Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite    [Information]


Instrument
SOLSTICE >Solar-Stellar Irradiance Comparison Experiment    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
UARS >Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite    [Information]
CWIC >CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog    [Information]


Keywords
C I
C IV
CA II
H I
LYMAN ALPHA
MG II
O I
SSI


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
UARS CDHF


Data Center
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP/HTTP
Distribution_Size: 23 MB
Distribution_Format: Binary
Fees: None


Personnel
JAMES EDWARD JOHNSON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5121
Email: James.Johnson at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 610.2
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


GARY ROTTMAN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (303) 492-8324
Email: Gary.Rottman at lasp.colorado.edu
Contact Address:
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA


GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
Rottman, G. J. and Woods, T. N., 'In-Flight Calibration of Solar Irradiance Measurements by Direct Comparison with Stellar Observations', SPIE Procedings, 924, 136-143, 1988.

Rottman, G. J., Woods, T. N., and Sparn, T. P., 'Solar-Stellar Irradiance Comparison Experiment 1. 1. Instrument Design Operation', J. Geophys. Res. 98, D6, 10667-10677, 1993.

Woods, T. N., Rottman, G. J., and G. J. Ucker, 'Solar-Stellar Irradiance Comparison Experiment 1. 2. Instrument Calibrations', J. Geophys. Res. 98, D6, 10679-10694, 1993.

Reber, C. A., C. E. Trevathan, R. J. McNeal, and M. R. Luther, 'The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) Mission', J. Geophys. Res. 98, D6, 10643-10647, 1993.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-12-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-11-16
Future DIF Review Date: 2015-08-01

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