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Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR)

browse graphicLogo for the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite.
The Deep Space Climate ObserVatoRy (DSCOVR) satellite is a NOAA operated asset at the first Lagrange (L1) point. The primary space weather instrument is the PlasMag suite. PlasMag includes a fluxgate magnetometer (MAG) that measures the local magnetic field, and a Faraday Cup (FC) that measures the solar wind bulk properties (wind speed, density and temperature). The PlasMag solar wind data are essential inputs for the forecasts and nowcasts provided to SWPC customers. The PlasMag data are also available to scientists for sensor cal/val and for research purposes.
DSCOVR was launched on Feb. 11, 2015, so all data present in the Archive from earlier dates are data used for ground testing, and do not represent the space environment. DSCOVR became operational on July 27, 2016.
End Of Life (EOL) is anticipated to be December 2019. NCEI plans to receive data until EOL, and will continue to archive the data in accordance with Data Center policies.
Cite as: NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (2016): Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. http://doi.org/10.7289/V51Z42F7
Order Data
  • DSCOVR archive (order)
    Link to interface for downloading DSCOVR archival data.
Distribution Formats
  • pdf
    • File Specification: Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf).
  • NetCDF (Version: Classic)
    • File Specification: Network Common Data Form (NetCDF).
  • non standard formats
    • File Specification: Some data provided in non-standard formats
Distributor William Rowland
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
303-497-3708
William.Rowland@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact William Rowland
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
303-497-3708
William.Rowland@noaa.gov
Documentation links not available.
Date(s)
  • publication: 2016-07-27
Dataset Progress Status On Going
Data Update Frequency: Annually
Supplemental Information:
The NOAA Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) is the planned replacement for the current Advanced Composition Explerer (ACE)
Purpose: To provide scientific data stewardship of solar-terrestrial datasets in compliance with NOAA Administrative Order (NAO) 212-15, "Management of Environmental and Geospatial Data and Information", dated 04 Nov 10. Scientific Data Stewardship includes the Archive, Access, and Assessment (AAA) of operational and related solar and space environmental datasets.
Originator(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NWS/NCEP/SWPC > Space Weather Prediction Center, NCEP, NWS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Time Period: 2015-11-25 to Present
Spatial Reference System: Geocentric Solar Ecliptic (GSE)
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates: Bounding coordinates not available
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • Solar/Space Observation Satellites > DSCOVR > Deep Space Climate Observatory
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • Solar/Space Observing Instruments > Magnetic Field/Electric Field Instruments > Fluxgate Magnetometers
  • Solar/Space Observing Instruments > Particle Detectors
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Space
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
  • NOAA - Space Weather Program
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (2016): Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. http://doi.org/10.7289/V51Z42F7
Other Constraints 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.
Fees
  • Data can be downloaded free of charge.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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Lineage Statement DSCOVR data and products provided by the NOAA/NWS Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC)
Processor
  • NOAA/NWS/SWPC
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • DSCOVR Faraday Cup
  • DSCOVR Magnetometer
Platform
  • DSCOVR > Deep Space Climate Observatory
Last Modified: 2016-11-29
For questions about the information on this page, please email: William.Rowland@noaa.gov