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GOES EPS
STATUS
Data Archive/facility
AVAILABILITY
Available since 1975.
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The GOES Energetic Particle Sensors measure the energetic electron, proton, and alpha particle fluxes at geosynchronous orbit. The electron flux in measured in three integral channels, >0.6, >2, and >4 MeV. The proton flux is measured from approximately 0.7 MeV to > 700 MeV. The alpha particle flux is measured from approximately 4 MeV to >3400 MeV. The NOAA GOES satellite program always consists of two operational satellites with an on-orbit spare. The instrumentation is generally the same on all satellites in a given series (e.g. GOES 8-12, GOES 13-15) but there can be exceptions.
CONTACT
Terry Onsager
NOAA/SEC
325 Broadway Mail Code W/NP9 Boulder, CO 80305
Terry.Onsager@noaa.gov
SPECIFICATIONS
Spectral Range
Spectral Resolution
Spatial Coverage and Resolution
Temporal Resolution
Data Accuracy
Data Precision
Physical Observables
Derived Outputs
Concurrence Opportunities
Expected Lifetime
Location or OrbitGeosynchronous
Capability Summary
Scheduling
Archival Data
Number of Users
Planned Upgrades
Sub-Instruments
Data Products
University FacilityNo
National Ground BasedNo
SatelliteYes
Virtual ArchiveNo
REFERENCES
Onsager, T. G., R. Grubb, J. Kunches, L. Matheson, D. Speich, R. Zwickl, and H. Sauer, Operational uses of the GOES energetic particle detectors, SPIE Conference Proceedings, Vol. 2812, p. 281-290, GOES-8 and Beyond, Edward R. Washwell, ed., 1996.
UPDATED ON
3 Sep 2009 13:47