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Instrument: EVE-SDO : Extreme ultraviolet Variabilty Experiment on Solar Dynamics Observatory
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Associated Platforms
SDO

Spectral/Frequency Information
Wavelength Keyword: Ultraviolet
Spectral/Frequency Coverage/Range: 0.1 nm -105 nm

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Description
[Source: Extreme ultraviolet Variabilty Experiment (EVE) team home page, http://lasp.colorado.edu/eve/ ]

The Extreme ultraviolet Variabilty Experiment (EVE) is designed to measure the solar extreme ultraviolet (EUV) irradiance. The EUV radiation includes the 0.1-105 nm range, which provides the majority of the energy for heating Earth's thermosphere and creating Earth's ionosphere (ionized plasma). This wide spectral range requies the use of multiple channels. Some key requirements for EVE are to measure the solar EUV irradiance spectrum with 0.1 nm spectral resolution and with 20 sec cadence. These drive the EVE design to include grating spectrographs with array detectors so that all EUV wavelengths can be measured simultaneously. Another key requirement for EVE is to measure the EUV radiation with an accuracy of 25% or better, thus on-board calibration channels are included to go with underflight calibration experiments to be conducted during the SDO mission.

Online Resources
http://lasp.colorado.edu/eve/
http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/mission/instruments.php
http://lws.gsfc.nasa.gov/missions/sdo/sdo.htm

Instrument Logistics
Instrument Owner: USA/NASA