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SORCE
STATUS
PI Instrument And Archive
AVAILABILITY
Daily solar irradiance data products from http://lasp.colorado.edu/sorce/
REQUEST PROCEDURE
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Solar Instruments
Solar Radiation Monitor Provides measurements of total solar irradiance (TSI)and solar spectral irradiance (SSI) in the x-ray, ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared ranges
CONTACT
Tom Woods (PI)
LASP/University of Colorado
1234 Innovation Dr. Boulder, CO 80303
303-492-4224
tom.woods@lasp.colorado.edu
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SECONDARY CONTACT
Jerry Harder
LASP, U. of Colorado
1234 Innovation Dr. Boulder, CO 80303
303-492-1891
jerry.harder@lasp.colorado.edu
http://lasp.colorado.edu/sorce/index.htm
SPECIFICATIONS
Spectral Range0.1-40 nm and 115-2400 nm for SSI
Spectral Resolution0.1 nm to 10 nm for SSI
Spatial Coverage and ResolutionN/A
Temporal ResolutionDaily
Data Accuracy300 ppm for TSI, 2% for SSI
Data Precision10 ppm for TSI, 300 ppm for SSI
Physical Observablestotal solar irradiance (TSI) solar spectral irradiance (SSI)
Derived OutputsTSI and SSI daily averages
Concurrence OpportunitiesN/A
Expected LifetimeNASA satellite with mission extensions until 2010 possible
Location or OrbitLow-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite
Capability SummarySee http://lasp.colorado.edu/sorce/
SchedulingDaily observations of the solar irradiance
Archival DataSee http://lasp.colorado.edu/sorce/
Number of UsersN/A
Planned UpgradesNone on SORCE. Future measurements planned on NASA Glory and NOAA NPOESS satellites.
Sub-InstrumentsSIM SOLSTICE TIM XPS
Data ProductsTSI (total solar irradiance) SSI (solar spectral irradiance) See http://lasp.colorado.edu/sorce/
University FacilityNo
National Ground BasedNo
SatelliteYes
Virtual ArchiveNo
REFERENCES
18 papers about SORCE and its instruments in Solar Physics, volume 230, 2005.
REMARKS
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UPDATED ON
16 Nov 2009 10:03