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GOES Space Environment Monitor, Energetic Particles

Solid state detectors with pulse height discrimination measure proton, alpha-particle, and electron fluxes. E1 and I1 channels are responding primarily to trapped outer-zone particles. The I2 channel may occasionally respond to trapped particles during magnetically disturbed conditions. The remaining proton integrals measure fluxes originating outside the magnetosphere from the Sun or the heart of the Galaxy.Users of GOES particle data should be aware that significant secondary responses may exist in the particle data, i.e. responses from other particles and energies and from directions outside the nominal detector entrance aperture. The integrated protons displayed in these plots have been partially corrected for these effects. The electron detector responds significantly to protons above 32 MeV. Electron plots from GOES-8 to GOES-12 use data that have been corrected for this, earlier plots use uncorrected data. All electron data become unreliable during ion storms.

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Dataset Information
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  • GOES Data (download)
    Link into Spidr where data can be downloaded
Distribution Formats
  • NetCDF (nc) and Comma Seprated Variable (csv) ASCII. (Version: NetCDF 3)
Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Point of Contact Daniel C. Wilkinson
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-6137
Daniel.C.Wilkinson@noaa.gov
General Documentation
Originator
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Originator
  • National Weather Service (NWS)
Originator
  • National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)
Originator
  • Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC)
Publisher
  • http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/stp/satellite/goes/
Date(s)
  • publication: 1974-07-01
Dataset Progress Status Under development
Data Update Frequency: Continual
Purpose: Record the time variant in situ magnetic field at Geostationary Orbit.
Use Limitations
  • While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Time Period: 1974-07-01  to  Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 90.0
S: -90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
Spatial Coverage Map:
Themes
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Sun-earth Interactions > Solar Energetic Particle Flux > Proton Flux
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Sun-earth Interactions > Solar Energetic Particle Flux > Alpha Particle Flux
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Sun-earth Interactions > Solar Energetic Particle Flux > Electron Flux
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Sun-earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Solar Flares
  • WDC/STP, BOULDER > World Data Center for Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Boulder
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Use Constraints
  • Use Constraints: none
Access Constraints
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Fees
  • No charge for automated online delivery.Custom, and offline requests, require prepayment. Fees vary based on size and complexity.
Lineage Statement Lineage statement not available.

Metadata Last Modified: 2011-08-19

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