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NRC/Canada - SOLAR RADIO MONITORING PROGRAMME
STATUS
User Facility
AVAILABILITY
via web and by direct e-mail on request
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Phone : (250) 493-2277 Fax : (250) 493-7767 Internet: ken.tapping@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca or : andrew.gray@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca Solar data available via website below.
Solar Instruments
The Solar Radio Monitoring Programme is a service operated jointly by the National Research Council and the Canadian Space Agency. Its function is to provide current and previous values of the 10.7cm Solar Flux solar activity index to any user to whom it might be of use.
CONTACT
Ken Tapping
Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics
Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory PO Box 248, Penticton British Columbia, V2A 6J9 Canada
250-497-2300
ken.tapping@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
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SECONDARY CONTACT
Andrew Gray
Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics
Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory PO Box 248, Penticton British Columbia, V2A 6J9 Canada
250-497-2300
andrew.gray@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
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SPECIFICATIONS
Spectral Range10.7cm flux
Spectral ResolutionBandwidth of Receivers = 100 MHz
Spatial Coverage and ResolutionWhole - disc total flux, recorded when Sun is above horizon at Penticton
Temporal ResolutionThree flux determinations are made each day. Continuous Record Files have 1 s time resolution. High Time Resolution Files - 10 ms
Data Accuracy1 sfu or 1%, whichever is worse.
Data Precision
Physical ObservablesTotal radio emission between 2750 and 2850 MHz from whole solar disc.
Derived OutputsThree precise flux values.
Concurrence Opportunities
Expected LifetimeContinuing
Location or OrbitPenticton, British Columbia: Lat 49 d 19.2 min North, Long 119 d 37.2 min West
Capability Summary
SchedulingContinuous - as long as the Sun is above the horizon each day.
Archival DataFlux values since 1947. Continuous Record Files since 2000. High Time Resolution Records, August 2007.
Number of UsersWorldwide
Planned UpgradesA Next Generation Solar Flux Monitor is under construction, which will provide fluxes at multiple wavelengths and continuous record files at each of those wavelengths.
Sub-Instruments
Data ProductsThree flux values each day: available from website and direct e-mail. Continuous record files: 1-s time resolution records of flux monitor output while Sun is above horizon. High Time Resolution Records: 10-mS resolution records of receiver output while Sun is above horizon (available from website and on request) Data Archive: Available on website.
University FacilityNo
National Ground BasedYes
SatelliteNo
Virtual ArchiveYes
REFERENCES
"Recent Solar Monitoring at Centimeter Wavelengths: The Temporal Variability of the 10.7 cm Solar Radio Flux" K.F. Tapping Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol 92, D1, 829-838, 1987
REMARKS
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UPDATED ON
7 Dec 2009 10:04