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Virtual Solar Observatory (VSO)
STATUS
Data Archive/facility
AVAILABILITY
Freely available.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Web-based user interface
Solar Instruments
Provides a single, unified access point to simultaneously access 60 solar data bases covering all aspects of solar physics.
CONTACT
Frank Hill
National Solar Observatory
950 N. Cherry Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719
520/318-8138
fhill@nso.edu
gong.nso.edu
SECONDARY CONTACT
Joe Gurman
NASA/GSFC
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Code 671
3012864767
joseph.b.gurman@nasa.gov
http://umbra.nascom.nasa.gov/
SPECIFICATIONS
Spectral RangeX-ray to radio
Spectral ResolutionVarious
Spatial Coverage and ResolutionVarious
Temporal ResolutionVarious
Data AccuracyVarious
Data PrecisionVarious
Physical ObservablesIntensity, magnetic field, Doppler velocity, spectra, etc.
Derived OutputsIntensity, magnetic field, Doppler velocity, spectra, etc.
Concurrence Opportunities
Expected LifetimeIndefinite
Location or OrbitDistributed archive
Capability SummaryAllows user to search multiple archives using a unified interface.
SchedulingN/A
Archival Data
Number of Users400
Planned UpgradesAdditional data sets, spatial searches
Sub-Instruments
Data Products
University FacilityNo
National Ground BasedNo
SatelliteNo
Virtual ArchiveYes
REFERENCES
Hill, F., Martens, P., Yoshimura, K., Gurman, J.B., Hourclé, J.A., Dimitoglou, G., Suárez-Solá, I., Wampler, S., Reardon, K., Davey, A., Bogart, R.S., and Tian, K.Q. 2008, Earth, Moon and Planets, 104, 315-330, DOI 10.1007/s11038-008-9274-7: The Virtual Solar Observatory – A resource for international heliophysics research.
REMARKS
Multiple instances of the interface available at: http://vso.nso.edu/cgi/search http://vso.stanford.edu/
UPDATED ON
17 Nov 2009 11:33