Multi-Point Observations of the Inner Magnetosphere from the Van Allen Probes and Related Missions at NASA’s Space Physics Data Facility (SPDF)

Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Robert E McGuire1, Dieter Bilitza2,3, Robert M Candey1, Reine Chimiak4, John F Cooper1, Leonard N Garcia1,5, Bernard t Harris4, Rita C Johnson1,6, Tami Kovalick1,6, Nand Lal1, Howard Leckner1,6, Michael Liu1,6, Natalia E Papitashvili1,6 and D Aaron Roberts1, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 670, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)George Mason University, Washington, DC, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 672, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 580, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (5)Wyle Information Systems, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States, (6)ADNET Systems Inc. Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States
A wide range of current, public, science-quality particle and field data from the Van Allen Probes and related missions is ingested, archived and served to the international science community by SPDF. As an active heliophysics final archive, SPDF now serves 100+ Level-2 and Level-3 data products that fully span the range of measurements from particles and plasmas (RBSPICE, ECT) through magnetic-electric fields and waves (EMFISIS, EFW). This collection of mission data (in a standard CDF format with standard ISTP/SPDF) is available through SPDF’s CDAWeb user interface, through CDAWeb’s web services and associated APIs for IDL and Matlab users, and through direct FTP/HTTP download access. These data are supplemented with orbit displays through our SSCWeb and 4D Orbit Viewer services and HDP/VSPO direct links to investigator sites/resources. This range of data in CDAWeb makes comparison of data among instruments and spacecraft much easier, as well as comparisons and analysis of these data with current data from other missions including THEMIS, TWINS, Cluster, ACE, Wind and now >120 ground magnetometer stations. In addition, SPDF supports data from the BARREL Antarctic balloon program and new data from instruments on the NOAA GOES and POES spacecraft. SPDF will add public data from the MMS mission to this collection when launched in 2015.