Near-Realtime Cosmic Ray Intensities from the Neutron Monitor Database

Thursday, 18 December 2014
Christian T Steigies, Christian-Albrechts-Universit├Ąt zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Since the International Geophysical Year 1957 cosmic ray intensities are
measured by a ground-based worldwide network of Neutron Monitors. 50 years
later the Neutron Monitor database was started to now also provide
high-resolution measurements of this network in near-realtime. Data of more
than 30 stations is now easily accessible via a web-portal and is now used
by many applications like GLE alerts, dose calculations and soil humidity
measurements. This year NMDB is starting to include data from the oldest
Neutron Monitor, Climax, as well as other stations operated by the
University of New Hampshire, as well as the Calgary Neutron Monitor, closing
the data gaps over North America. Additionally we are including data from
historical stations that have been closed long ago as a further step to our
goal to make all Neutron Monitor data easily accessible to the community.