GOES Space Environment Monitor, X-ray SensorEntry ID: gov.noaa.ngdc.G00036
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Ion chamber detectors provide whole-sun X-ray fluxes for the 0.5-to-3 (0.5-to-4 prior to GOES-8) and 1-to-8 Angstrom wavelength bands. The X-ray sensors may experience significant bremsstrahlung contamination. This contamination is caused by energetic particles in the outer radiation belts and depends on satellite local time, time of year, and the local particle pitch-angle distribution. ... The X-ray sensors are also sensitive to background contamination due to energetic electrons that either deposit their energy directly in the telescope or strike the external structure and produce bremsstrahlung X-rays inside the ion chambers.
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Observer
'STP-94-4, Space Environment Data from NOAAs GOES Satellites. STP-94-6, GOES Space Environment Data on CD-ROM.'
Full resolution data are in Flexible Image Transport System (FITS), one and five minute averages are in ASCII. NOST 100-2.0
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Purpose: PURPOSE: Record the time variant in situ magnetic field at Geostationary Orbit.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)National Weather Service (NWS)National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC)
Dataset Title: GOES Space Environment Monitor, X-ray Sensor
Dataset Series Name: Solar-Terrestrial Physics (STP)
Dataset Release Date: 1974-07-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: National Geophysical Data Center
Issue Identification: Please See SummaryOnline Resource: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/stp/GOES/
Start Date: 1974-07-01
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: No Constraints
DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data.
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: Please See Summary
Fees: Please See Summary
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (303) 497-6137
Fax: (303) 497-6513
Email: Daniel.C.Wilkinson at noaa.gov
NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC E/GC2 325 Broadway
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305-3328
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-02-28