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Auroral Imaging Digital Data from the Spin-Scan Auroral Imager (SAI) on Dynamics Explorer-1
Entry ID: 81-070A-03

Abstract: The DE-1 auroral image data set consists of all mission analysis files (MAFs)
generated at the University of Iowa. Each MAF contains one nadir-centered image
produced by one of the three photometers. The angular dimensions of a typical
full frame are 30 X 30 degrees and span 14,400 pixels. The images from all
three photometers are telemetered simultaneously with a repetition rate that
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Mary Rae Dvorsky
Dataset Title: Dynamics Explorer - 1 Spin-scan Auroral Imager's (DESAI)
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1981-09-23
Stop Date: 1991-02-28
Originating Center
Data Center
National Space Science Data Center Coordinated Archive, Space Science Data Operation Office, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: 81-070A-03A

Data Center Personnel
Contact Address:
NASA, GSFC, Code 632
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Phone: (319) 335-1937
Fax: (319) 335-1753
Email: dvorsky at
Contact Address:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Iowa
Van Allen Hall
City: Iowa City
Province or State: IA
Postal Code: 52242
Country: USA
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Frank, L. A., J. D. Craven, K. L. Ackerson, M. R. English, R. H. Eather, and
R. L. Carovillano, Global auroral imaging instrumentation for the Dynamics
Explorer mission, Space Sci. Inst., 5, 369-393, 1981.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05