Van Allen Probes Science Gateway and Space Weather Data Processing

Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Giuseppe Romeo1, Robin J Barnes2, Michele Weiss2, Nicola Justine Fox3, Barry Mauk1, Matthew Potter1 and Ramona Kessel4, (1)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (2)JHU/APL, Laurel, MD, United States, (3)Johns Hopkins Univ Applied Phy, Laurel, MD, United States, (4)NASA, Washington, DC, United States
The Van Allen Probes Science Gateway acts as a centralized interface to the instrument Science Operation Centers (SOCs), provides mission planning tools, and hosts a number of science related activities such as the mission bibliography. Most importantly, the Gateway acts as the primary site for processing and delivering the VAP Space Weather data to users. Over the past year, the web-site has been completely redesigned with the focus on easier navigation and improvements of the existing tools such as the orbit plotter, position calculator and magnetic footprint tool. In addition, a new data plotting facility has been added. Based on HTML5, which allows users to interactively plot Van Allen Probes summary and space weather data. The user can tailor the tool to display exactly the plot they wish to see and then share this with other users via either a URL or by QR code. Various types of plots can be created, including simple time series, data plotted as a function of orbital location, and time versus L-Shell.

We discuss the new Van Allen Probes Science Gateway and the Space Weather Data Pipeline.