Polar Data Products

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Polar Science Team
Publication_Date: February 1996
Title: Polar Data Products
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Series_Information:
Series_Name:
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Greenbelt, MD
Publisher: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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Online_Linkage: http://pwg.gsfc.nasa.gov/polar/data_products.shtml
Description:
Abstract:
The Polar spacecraft was launched on February 24, 1996, to obtain data from both high- and low-altitude perspectives of this active region of geospace. High above the poles the particles of the solar wind and the energy of the wind can find their way into the magnetosphere. At lesser altitudes energy is transferred from electric fields and electromagnetic waves to electrons that then plunge into the atmosphere to create the aurora. At mid-altitudes nearer the equator the satellite passes through the Earth's trapped radiation, the Van Allen belts. Out of the polar ionosphere flows plasma to populate the magnetosphere. Through this region particles and energy flow from the geomagnetic tail to the atmosphere. Thus the instruments on the Polar satellites see a lot of action in the various plasma parameters that they measure. Three of the twelve scientific instruments aboard the Polar satellite are used to image the aurora in various wavelengths when the satellite is near apogee, high over the northern polar region. The other nine instruments make measurements in-situ, at the location of the satellite, around the entire orbit. They measure the fluxes of charged particles, electrons and protons, as well as heavier ions, from thermal energies into MeV energies. They measure magnetic and electric fields, plus electromagnetic waves. They must make these measurements in great detail in order for scientists to be able to learn new things about the environment in the region over the poles of the Earth. See: http://pwg.gsfc.nasa.gov/polar/data_products.shtml for a list of key parameters measured by the Polar mission. Polar data for each instrument is available on ftp in compressed and uncompressed form: ftp://pwgdata.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/00readme.html Processed science data is available from the NSSDC through the Space Physics Data Availability Catalog (SPDAC) http://spdf.gsfc.nasa.gov/SPD.html ISTP Key Parameter data is available from the CDAWeb at NSSDC and CDAWeb mirror sites: http://cdaweb.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Data is also available from individual instrument teams through links from the Polar Data Products page: http://pwg.gsfc.nasa.gov/polar/data_products.shtml
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: For a complete list of publications, see: http://pwg.gsfc.nasa.gov/polar/publications.shtml
Time_Period_of_Content:
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19960224
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: Not Available
East_Bounding_Coordinate: Not Available
North_Bounding_Coordinate: Not Available
South_Bounding_Coordinate: Not Available
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > ULTRAVIOLET WAVELENGTHS > ULTRAVIOLET FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > X-RAY > X-RAY FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX > ALPHA PARTICLE FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS > AURORAE
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 SPEED
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX > PROTON FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > SOLAR X-RAY EMISSIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX > HEAVY NUCLEI FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS > MAGNETIC FIELDS/MAGNETIC CURRENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS > ION CHEMISTRY/IONIZATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS > PLASMA WAVES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS > SOLAR WIND
Theme_Keyword: POLAR > POLAR
Theme_Keyword: HYDRA > HOT PLASMA ANALYZER
Theme_Keyword: VIS > VISIBLE IMAGING SYSTEM (POLAR)
Theme_Keyword: UVI > ULTRAVIOLET IMAGER (POLAR)
Theme_Keyword: SEPS > SOURCE LOSS-CONE ENERGETIC PARTICLE SPECTROMETER
Theme_Keyword: PWI-P > PLASMA WAVES INVESTIGATION (POLAR)
Theme_Keyword: MFE-P > MAGNETIC FIELDS EXPERIMENT (POLAR)
Theme_Keyword: TIMAS > TOROIDAL IMAGING MASS-ANGLE SPECTROGRAPH
Theme_Keyword: TIDE > THERMAL ION DYNAMICS EXPERIMENT
Theme_Keyword: PIXIE > POLAR IONOSPHERIC X-RAY IMAGING EXPERIMENT
Theme_Keyword: POLAR-EFI > POLAR ELECTRIC FIELDS INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword: CEPPAD > COMPREHENSIVE ENERGETIC PARTICLE PITCH ANGLE DISTRIBUTION
Theme_Keyword: CAMMICE > CHARGE AND MASS ION COMPOSITION EXPERIMENT
Theme_Keyword: ISTP > INTERNATIONAL SOLAR TERRESTRIAL PHYSICS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Solar Wind
Theme_Keyword: Plasma Wind
Theme_Keyword: Electric Field
Theme_Keyword: Magnetic Field
Theme_Keyword: Aurora
Theme_Keyword: Charged Particles
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > HIGH LATITUDE MAGNETOSPHERE
Place_Keyword: SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > INNER MAGNETOSPHERE
Place_Keyword: SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > MAGNETOSPHERE (OTHER)
Place_Keyword: SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > MAGNETOTAIL
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > IONOSPHERE
Place_Keyword: SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELTS
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
Not Available
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://eiger.physics.uiowa.edu/~vis/images/current.gif
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
latest image from Polar
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
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
Contact_Address:
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
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/GSFC/SED/HSD/GPL/PWG > Polar, Wind, Geotail Project, Geospace Physics Lab, Laboratory for Solar and Space Physics, Heliophysics Science Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Contact_Person: JOHN SIGWARTH
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA
Address: Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Mailstop 670.0
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: john.b.sigwarth@nasa.gov
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/GSFC/SED/HSD/HPL/SPDF > Space Physics Data Facility, Heliospheric Physics Lab, Heliospheric Science Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Contact_Person: ROBERT MCGUIRE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
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: 301-286-7794
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: robert.e.mcguire@nasa.gov
Resource_Description: NASA_POLAR
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://pwg.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://spdf.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://pwg.gsfc.nasa.gov/polar/data_products.shtml...
Access_Instructions:
Access to Polar Data Products and documentation
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://pwgdata.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/00readme.html
Access_Instructions:
FTP access to all compressed and uncompressed Polar archives for each instrument
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://science.nasa.gov/uvi/LatestImage.htm
Access_Instructions:
UV Imager aurora images and movies
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://eiger.physics.uiowa.edu/~vis/images/
Access_Instructions:
Visible Imager aurora images
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap970418.html
Access_Instructions:
X-Ray aurora images
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://cdaweb.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
Access to Polar data on the CDA Web at NSSDC
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://pwg.gsfc.nasa.gov/polar/
Access_Instructions:
Polar project home page
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050308
Metadata_Review_Date: 20080509
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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