NASA’s Van Allen Probes RBSP-ECT Data Products and Access to Them: An Insider’s Outlook on the Inner and Outer Belts (and We Don’t Mean the Nation’s Beltway...)

Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Sonya S Smith1, Reiner H W Friedel2, Michael G Henderson2, Brian Larsen3, Geoffrey D Reeves2 and Harlan E. Spence4, (1)University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (2)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (3)The New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (4)University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Space Science Center, Durham, NH, United States
In this poster, we present a summary of access to the data products of the Radiation Belt Storm Probes – Energetic Particle Composition, and Thermal plasma (RBSP-ECT) suite of NASA’s Van Allen Probes mission. The RBSP-ECT science investigation ( measures comprehensively the near-Earth charged particle environment in order to understand the processes that control the acceleration, global distribution, and variability of radiation belt electrons and ions. RBSP-ECT data products derive from the three instrument elements that comprise the suite, which collectively covers the broad energies that define the source and seed populations, the core radiation belts, and also their highest energy ultra-relativistic extensions. These RBSP-ECT instruments include, from lowest to highest energies: the Helium, Oxygen, Proton, and Electron (HOPE) sensor, the Magnetic Electron and Ion Spectrometer (MagEIS), and the Relativistic Electron and Proton Telescope (REPT). We provide a brief overview of their principles of operation, as well as a description of the Level 1-3 data products that the HOPE, MagEIS, and REPT instruments produce, both separately and together. We provide a summary of how to access these RBSP-ECT data products at our Science Operation Center and Science Data Center ( ) as well as caveats for their use. Finally, in the spirit of efficiently and effectively promoting and encouraging new collaborations, we present a summary of past publications, current studies, and opportunities for your future participation in RBSP-ECT science analyses.