The Student Nitric Oxide Explorer (SNOE) Data Archive at LASP and NSSDCEntry ID: SNOE
Abstract: The Student Nitric Oxide Explorer (SNOE or "snowy") is a small scientific
satellite that measured the effects of energy from the sun and from the
magnetosphere on the density of nitric oxide in the Earth's upper atmosphere.
The spacecraft and its instruments were designed and built at LASP, the
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics of the University of Colorado.
... SNOE was launched by a Pegasus XL into a circular orbit, 580 km altitude, at
97.75 degrees inclination for sun synchronous precession on February 27, 1998
and re-entered the atmosphere on December 13, 2003.
It carried three instruments: an ultraviolet spectrometer to measure nitric
oxide altitude profiles, a two-channel auroral photometer to measure auroral
emissions beneath the spacecraft, and a five-channel solar soft X-ray
SNOE data are available from LASP and NSSDC.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Barth, C.A. and SNOE Team
Dataset Title: SNOE Data Archive
Dataset Release Date: February 1998
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: LASP, University of ColoradoOnline Resource: http://lasp.colorado.edu/snoe/
Start Date: 1998-03-11Stop Date: 2003-09-30
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > ULTRAVIOLET WAVELENGTHS > ULTRAVIOLET FLUX
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > X-RAY > X-RAY FLUX
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS > AURORAE
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > SOLAR ULTRAVIOLET EMISSIONS
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > SOLAR X-RAY EMISSIONS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > NITROGEN COMPOUNDS > NITRIC OXIDE
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: online ftp, www
Distribution Format: ascii, netcdf
Email: Charles.Barth at lasp.colorado.edu
Barth, C. A., K. D. Mankoff, S. M. Bailey, and S. C. Solomon, Global
observations of nitric oxide in the thermosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 108(A1),
1027, doi:10.1029/2002JA009458, 2003.
Barth, C. A. and S. M. Bailey, Comparison of a thermospheric photochemical
model with SNOE observations of nitric oxide, J. Geophys. Res.,
... Stevens, M. H., Nitric oxide gamma band fluorescnt scattering and
self-absorption I the mesosphere and lower thermosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 100,
Bailey, S. M, T. N. Woods, C. A. Barth, and S. C. Solomon, R. Korde, L. R.
Canfield, Measurements of the Solar Soft X-ray Irradiance by the Student Nitric
Oxide Explorer: First Analysis and Underflight Calibrations, J. Geophys. Res.,
105, A12, 27179, 2000.
Solomon, S. C., S. M. Bailey, and T. N. Woods, Effect of Solar Soft X-rays in
the Lower Ionosphere, Geophys, Res., Lett., 28, 2149, 2001.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-03-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-02-01