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Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR)
browse graphicThe Deep Space Climate ObserVatoRy (DSCOVR) satellite is a NOAA operated asset located at the first Lagrange point (L1). This places it approximately 1% of the distance from Earth towards the Sun along the Sun-Earth line. The primary space weather instrument is the PlasMag suite. PlasMag includes a vector magnetometer (MAG) to measure the local magnetic field and a Faraday Cup (FC), which will measure the solar wind proton/alpha bulk properties (wind speed, density and temperature). PlasMag data will be used in real time to monitor solar wind conditions in order to provide forecasts and nowcasts to SWPC customers. The PlasMag data will also be made available to scientists for sensor cal/val and for research purposes. DSCOVR launched on Feb. 11, 2015 and will become operational on July 27, 2016. End Of Life (EOL) is anticipated to occur in December 2019.

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DSCOVR archive
Link to interface for downloading DSCOVR archival data.
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Format specification: Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf).
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Format specification: Network Common Data Form (NetCDF).
William Rowland
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Data can be downloaded free of charge.

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Distribution Liability: 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.

Citation Recommendation: Cite as: National Centers for Environmental Information (2016): Deep Space Climate Observatory. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V51Z42F7 [access date]