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Unified Abstract Files (Combined AE Data) from Atmosphere Explorers (AE-C, AE-D, and AE-E - Available from NSSDC
Entry ID: 73-101A


Summary
Abstract: Data collected by the Atmosphere Explorer C, D and E satellites are provided on
one CD-ROM. The CD also includes data-related atmospheric/ionospheric/
magnetospheric models and software. The data represent the Unified Abstract
(UA) 15-sec time resolution format as original compiled by the AE team covering
the time period from December 16, 1973 to June 6, 1981. The UA data set
includes measurements of neutral and charged particle densities, temperatures,
and velocities, of airglow emissions and of photoelectron fluxes. Also included
on the CD are solar EUV data and reference spectra from the AE EUV spectrometer
(not included in UA). In addition the CD contains neutral density data deduced
from the AE measurements as provided by A. Hedin (GSFC). The following models
are included on the CD-ROM: the International Reference Ionosphere (IRI) 1994,
the COSPAR International Reference Atmosphere (CIRA) 1986, the Mass
Spectrometer and Incoherent Scatter (MSIS) thermospheric model 1986, the MSIS
Extended [down to ground level] (MSISE) model 1990, the Horizontal Wind Model
(HWM) 1993, the Tobiska solar EUV model, the International Geomagnetic
Reference Field (IGRF) 1945-1995, and the GEO_CGM conversion software from
geographic to corrected geomagnetic coordinates and vice versa. The CD contains
README and DOC files describing the data, the data formats, and the models.
Also included are the experiment/data descriptions provided by the respective
PI teams and the satellite/experiment brief descriptions from NSSDC's Master
Catalog. In addition the CD contains a 150 page listing of scientific papers
based on AE data (ordered by experiment and name of first author). Retrieval
and visualization software is available for this CD-ROM (NSSDC ID: 73-101A-00G,
75-096A-00G, or 75-107A-00G). The software is `menu driven' and was developed
for an MS-DOS environment. The user can create a subset of the data by
specifying any combination of the AE parameters (experiment and orbit data) and
IRI/MSIS model parameters and by specifying a desired time interval. After the
user has made her/his selection an ASCII file holding the requested data will
be created. A companion file will describe the format of the new ASCII data
file. The selected data can be also displayed graphically in a series of plot
panels. There are self-explanatory scale and display options including also
display in a log-scale and a selection of different colors. The MS-DOS software
can be obtained from NSSDC on floppy disk or can be retrieved from NSSDC's
anonymous ftp site at nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov in directory CDROM/Software/DOS. All
necessary files are included in the self-extracting file AE_Z.EXE.

Geophysical parameters measured include: the nitric oxide (NO) scale height at
the spacecraft's altitude, the NO density at that altitude, the NO density at
150 km, the maximum NO density observed during a given limb scan, the altitude
at which this maximum occurs, the electron temperature, the electron and ion
density, and the satellite potential, the concentrations of the neutral and ion
species at satellite altitude, neutral atmosphere density, winds, photoelectron
spectra, ion drift velocities, visible airglow intensity measurements, EUV
atmospheric absorption data, total energy flux for electrons and ions, and
atmospheric temperature.

See: http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/database/MasterCatalog?ds=SPIO-00044

Related URL
Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Access to AE Unified Abstract File information


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

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NASA/NSSDC
Dataset Title: Unified Abstract Files (Combined AE Data) from Atmosphere Explorers (AE) C,D, E - Available from NSSDC
Online Resource: http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/database/MasterCatalog?ds=SPIO-00044


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1973-12-16
Stop Date: 1981-06-07


Location Keywords
SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > HIGH LATITUDE MAGNETOSPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
VERTICAL LOCATION > IONOSPHERE


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 15 sec


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ABSORPTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS >ORBITAL CHARACTERISTICS    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >ULTRAVIOLET WAVELENGTHS >SENSOR COUNTS    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >ULTRAVIOLET WAVELENGTHS >ULTRAVIOLET FLUX    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >SENSOR COUNTS    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX >ELECTRON FLUX    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX >ION FLUX    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES >PARTICLE COMPOSITION    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES >PARTICLE DENSITY    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES >PARTICLE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX >PROTON FLUX    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ACTIVITY >SOLAR ULTRAVIOLET EMISSIONS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >AIRGLOW    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX >NEUTRAL PARTICLE FLUX    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN COMPOUNDS >NITRIC OXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN COMPOUNDS >MOLECULAR NITROGEN >NITRIC OXIDE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Platform
AE-C >Atmosphere Explorer C (Explorer 51)    [Information]
AE-D >Atmosphere Explorer D (Explorer 54)    [Information]
AE-E >Atmosphere Explorer E (Explorer 55)    [Information]


Instrument
ACCELEROMETERS    [Information]
ADA >Atmospheric Density Accelerometer    [Information]
CEP >Cylindrical Electrostatic Probe    [Information]
LEE >Low Energy Electrons    [Information]
MESA >Miniature Electrostatic Analyzer    [Information]
NACE >Neutral Atmosphere Composition Experiment    [Information]
MASS SPECTROMETERS    [Information]
RPA >Retarding Potential Analyzer    [Information]
SPECTROPHOTOMETERS    [Information]
VAE >Visible Airglow Photometer    [Information]
BIMS >Bennett Ion-Mass Spectrometer    [Information]
ESUM >Extreme Solar UV Monitor    [Information]
EUVS >Solar Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrophotometer    [Information]
IDM >Ion Drift Meter    [Information]
MIMS >Magnetic Ion-Mass Spectrometer    [Information]
NATE >Neutral Atmosphere Temperature Experiment    [Information]
OSS >Open-Source Neutral Mass Spectrometer    [Information]
PES >Photoelectron Spectrometer    [Information]
SPECTROMETERS    [Information]
UVNO >Ultraviolet Nitric Oxide Spectrometer


Keywords
AIRGLOW
EXPLORER 39
EXPLORER 54
EXPLORER 55
HELIUM
HYDROGEN
ION DRIFT
NITRIC OXIDE
SOLAR ULTRAVIOLET
UPPER ATMOSPHERE
photoelectron flux
neutral density


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
NSSDC


Data Center
National Space Science Data Center, Space Science Data Operation Office, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSSDC USER SUPPORT OFFICE
Email: nssdc-request at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
National Space Science Data Center
NSSDC/Code 633.4
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: CD-ROM
Fees: none


Personnel
DIETER BILITZA
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-286-0190
Fax: 301-286-1771
Email: Dieter.Bilitza-1 at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 672.0
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
Horowitz, R. and Jackson, J.E., Descriptions of Data Sets from Low-
and Medium-Altitude Scientific Spacecraft and Investigations, Vol.
3B, NSSDC/WDCA for ROCKETS AND SATELLITES, 86-01.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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