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Unified Abstract Files (Combined AE Data) from Atmosphere Explorers (AE) C,D, E - Available from NSSDC

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Originator: NASA/NSSDC
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Title: Unified Abstract Files (Combined AE Data) from Atmosphere Explorers (AE) C,D, E - Available from NSSDC
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Online_Linkage: http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/database/MasterCatalog?ds=SPIO-00044
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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
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REFERENCE: 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.
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Beginning_Date: 19731216
Ending_Date: 19810607
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ABSORPTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS > ORBITAL CHARACTERISTICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > ULTRAVIOLET WAVELENGTHS > SENSOR COUNTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > ULTRAVIOLET WAVELENGTHS > ULTRAVIOLET FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > SENSOR COUNTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX > ELECTRON FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX > ION FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES > PARTICLE COMPOSITION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES > PARTICLE DENSITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES > PARTICLE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX > PROTON FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > SOLAR ULTRAVIOLET EMISSIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > AIRGLOW
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX > NEUTRAL PARTICLE FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > NITROGEN COMPOUNDS > NITRIC OXIDE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > NITROGEN COMPOUNDS > MOLECULAR NITROGEN > NITRIC OXIDE
Theme_Keyword: AE-C > ATMOSPHERE EXPLORER C (EXPLORER 51)
Theme_Keyword: AE-D > ATMOSPHERE EXPLORER D (EXPLORER 54)
Theme_Keyword: AE-E > ATMOSPHERE EXPLORER E (EXPLORER 55)
Theme_Keyword: ACCELEROMETERS
Theme_Keyword: ADA > ATMOSPHERIC DENSITY ACCELEROMETER
Theme_Keyword: CEP > CYLINDRICAL ELECTROSTATIC PROBE
Theme_Keyword: LEE > LOW ENERGY ELECTRONS
Theme_Keyword: MESA > MINIATURE ELECTROSTATIC ANALYZER
Theme_Keyword: NACE > NEUTRAL ATMOSPHERE COMPOSITION EXPERIMENT
Theme_Keyword: MASS SPECTROMETERS
Theme_Keyword: RPA > RETARDING POTENTIAL ANALYZER
Theme_Keyword: SPECTROPHOTOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: VAE > VISIBLE AIRGLOW PHOTOMETER
Theme_Keyword: BIMS > BENNETT ION-MASS SPECTROMETER
Theme_Keyword: ESUM > EXTREME SOLAR UV MONITOR
Theme_Keyword: EUVS > SOLAR EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROPHOTOMETER
Theme_Keyword: IDM > ION DRIFT METER
Theme_Keyword: MIMS > MAGNETIC ION-MASS SPECTROMETER
Theme_Keyword: NATE > NEUTRAL ATMOSPHERE TEMPERATURE EXPERIMENT
Theme_Keyword: OSS > OPEN-SOURCE NEUTRAL MASS SPECTROMETER
Theme_Keyword: PES > PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROMETER
Theme_Keyword: SPECTROMETERS
Theme_Keyword: UVNO > ULTRAVIOLET NITRIC OXIDE SPECTROMETER
Theme_Keyword: Airglow
Theme_Keyword: Explorer 39
Theme_Keyword: Explorer 54
Theme_Keyword: Explorer 55
Theme_Keyword: Helium
Theme_Keyword: Hydrogen
Theme_Keyword: Ion Drift
Theme_Keyword: Nitric Oxide
Theme_Keyword: Solar Ultraviolet
Theme_Keyword: Upper Atmosphere
Theme_Keyword: Photoelectron Flux
Theme_Keyword: Neutral Density
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > HIGH LATITUDE MAGNETOSPHERE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > IONOSPHERE
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Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: 15 Sec
Temporal_Keyword: 1 Second - < 1 Minute
Access_Constraints: Not Available
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DIETER BILITZA
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA
Address: Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Mailstop 672.0
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-286-0190
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-286-1771
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Dieter.Bilitza-1@nasa.gov
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Contact_Organization: NASA/GSFC/SSDOO/NSSDC > National Space Science Data Center, Space Science Data Operation Office, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Contact_Person: NSSDC USER SUPPORT OFFICE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Space Science Data Center
Address: NSSDC/Code 633.4
Address: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nssdc-request@lists.nasa.gov
Resource_Description: 73-101A
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/database/MasterCatalog?...
Access_Instructions:
Access to AE Unified Abstract File information
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
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Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
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Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
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Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
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Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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