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Space Surveillance and Tracking – Archive of geomagnetic and solar indices for drag calculation

The service archive of geomagnetic and solar indices for drag calculation is providing the user with values that the service extracts from the database of past values of solar and geomagnetic indices relevant to drag calculation. This includes the following indices:

  • geomagnetic indices ( Kp, Ap, Dst),
  • solar indices (R, F10.7, S10, E10, M10, Y10) and
  • other indices (IG12, IMF).

This service addresses the specific needs of users in the Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) domain. The database is designed such that automatic access of applications in the SST domain is allowed, which can download requested indices in different specified formats.

Next to the database tool, also other sources of indices are offered through this service.

This service is implemented through a combination of products, tools and alerts which can be found through the following tabs along with expert support provided by the teams constituting the SWE Network. Should you require further guidance in the use of this service, or have specific questions about any aspects of the service presented here, don't hesitate to contact the Helpdesk.

The service is implemented through the following set of assets:

  • SRC SGIArv.

This service page is curated by the ESC Ionospheric Weather. For further information, please contact SSCC Help-desk

Overview

Currently this service provides the following indices:

  • Daily Total Sunspot Number
  • Daily Observed Flux Density
  • Daily Observed Flux Density Adjusted (Flux Density Adjusted for 1 A.U.)
  • Daily Observed Flux Density URSI (URSI Series D Flux, Adj. x 0.9)
  • S10.7 index
  • M10.7 index
  • Y10.7 index
  • Definitive Ap index
  • Definitive Kp index
  • Final Dst index
  • Provisional Dst index
  • IG12 - 12-month-running mean of the ionospheric IG final index
  • IG12 – provisional
  • IMF Bx
  • IMF By
  • IMF Bz
  • Total IMF
A detailed description of these data sets can be found in the "Metadata Info" of the SGIArv tool.

Application

The database is designed such that automatic access of applications in the SST domain is allowed and they can download requested indices in a required format. The user or application can use a specified API. Next to this, also an userfriendly web interface is available. Data can be retrieved in different data formats (e.g. JSON) and image formats (e.g. png, pdf).

Key Products

SGIArv

Solar and Geomagnetic Indices ARchiVe (SGIArv) provided by the Space Research Center PAS is a tool, which has been specifically developed to target the service SST/arv. The current deployment provides 10 indices used in atmospheric models. SGIArv allows the data access via a web interface and also via an API.

Contact

For further information, please contact SSCC Help-desk

The following products are associated with this service:

Solar activity indices archive

International Sunspot number
  • R - sunspot number, archive
     SGIArv
  • SIDC/SILSO International sunspot number
  • Automated Multi Dataset Analysis (AMDA)
     AMDA
Solar Microwave Index (F10.7)
  • F10.7 -10.7 -cm radio flux proxy, archive
     SGIArv
  • SIDC 10.7cm Solar radio flux (F10.7) forecast archive
  • Automated Multi Dataset Analysis (AMDA)
     AMDA
Solar EUV Index (S10.7)
  • S10.7 -10.7 -cm radio flux proxy for solar EUV in solar flux units, archive
     SGIArv
Solar EUV Index (E10.7)
    Solar FUV Index (M10.7)
    Solar X-ray & UV Index (Y10.7)

    Geomagnetic activity indices archive

    Geomagnetic Indices Kp and K
    • Kp - planetary three-hour magnetic index, archive
       SGIArv
    • Kp and Ap index archive
       GFZ
    • Provisional AA indices
    • Kp, K, Ap, A, Dst archives on SEDAT
       SEDAT
    • Automated Multi Dataset Analysis (AMDA)
       AMDA
    Geomagnetic Index Ap and A
    • Ap - planetary daily magnetic index, archive
       SGIArv
    • Kp and Ap index archive
       GFZ
    • Kp, K, Ap, A, Dst archives on SEDAT
       SEDAT
    • Automated Multi Dataset Analysis (AMDA)
       AMDA
    Geomagnetic Index Dst
    • Dst - Disturbance storm time Index, archive
       SGIArv
    • Kp, K, Ap, A, Dst archives on SEDAT
       SEDAT
    • Automated Multi Dataset Analysis (AMDA)
       AMDA

    Other indices

    Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF)
    • IMF - Interplanetary magnetic field, archive
       SGIArv
    • Automated Multi Dataset Analysis (AMDA)
       AMDA
    Ionospheric Index (IG12)
    • IG12 - 12-month-running mean of the ionospheric IG index, archive
       SGIArv

    Tools associated with this service:

    Archive of solar and geomagnetic activity indices for thermospheric drag calculation.

    The AMDA system provides an archive of planetary, solar wind, Earth magnetosphere and ionosphere mission and ground based products. In addition it supports a range of standard models such as magnetic footprints, magnetic fields, solar wind propagation to planets and probes as well as access to external databases of observations and simulations. A key functionality of the system is its embedded plotting, data mining and cataloguing functionalities which are extremely useful in relation to posteriori analysis.

    SEDAT (Space Environment Data System) is a tool for the engineering analysis of spacecraft charged particle environments. The facility provides access to the ODI database containing a large and comprehensive set of data about that environment as measured in-situ by a number of space missions. The user can select a set of space environment data appropriate to the engineering problem under study. SEDAT also offers a set of software tools, which can operate on the data retrieved from the database. These tools allow the user to carry out a wide range of engineering analyses. SEDAT is using a GUI written in Java.

    SWE Data is a web application that provides access to a wide range of Space Weather related data sources covering the areas of the spacecraft, ionospheric, and ground effects. SWE Data allows the user to access all data contained in the repository providing analysis and visualisation tools from these disparate sources.

    No alerts are associated with this service.

    This section provides links to web pages or resources that are not part of the SSA Space Weather Network or esa.int domain. These sites are not under ESA control and therefore ESA is not responsible for any of the information or links that you may find there.

    Reference documents