The Student Nitric Oxide Explorer (SNOE) Data Archive at LASP and NSSDC
Entry ID: SNOE

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Summary
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
photometer.

SNOE data are available from LASP and NSSDC.
http://lasp.colorado.edu/snoedata/
and
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/database/MasterCatalog?sc=1998-012A&ds=*

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to SNOE Data and Documentation at LASP


Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to SNOE Data at the National Space Science Data Center.


Link: GET DATA
Description: SNOE data at NSSDC on ftp


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

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 Colorado
Online Resource: http://lasp.colorado.edu/snoe/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-03-11
Stop Date: 2003-09-30


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


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >ULTRAVIOLET WAVELENGTHS >ULTRAVIOLET FLUX    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >X-RAY >X-RAY FLUX    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS >AURORAE    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ACTIVITY >SOLAR ULTRAVIOLET EMISSIONS    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ACTIVITY >SOLAR X-RAY EMISSIONS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN COMPOUNDS >NITRIC OXIDE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
SNOE >Student Nitric Oxide Explorer    [Information]


Instrument
SXP >SOLAR X-RAY PHOTOMETER    [Information]
AP >AURORAL PHOTOMETER (SNOE)    [Information]
UVS >ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROMETER (SNOE)    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
NOx
nitric oxide density
EUV
solar flux


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
LASP


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


Student Nitric Oxide Explorer, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://lasp.colorado.edu/snoe/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SCOTT BAILEY
Email: baileys at vt.edu



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online ftp, www
Distribution_Format: ascii, netcdf
Fees: none


Personnel
CHARLES A. BARTH
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: Charles.Barth at lasp.colorado.edu


Publications/References
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.,
doi:10.1029/2003JA010227, 2004.

Stevens, M. H., Nitric oxide gamma band fluorescnt scattering and
self-absorption I the mesosphere and lower thermosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 100,
14,735-14,742, 1995.

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.

A complete list of papers, posters, and presentations is available:
http://lasp.colorado.edu/snoedata/publications/

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-03-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-02-01

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