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Title: An Interactive Multi-instrument Database of Solar Flares

Abstract

Solar flares are complicated physical phenomena that are observable in a broad range of the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves to γ -rays. For a more comprehensive understanding of flares, it is necessary to perform a combined multi-wavelength analysis using observations from many satellites and ground-based observatories. For an efficient data search, integration of different flare lists, and representation of observational data, we have developed the Interactive Multi-Instrument Database of Solar Flares (IMIDSF, https://solarflare.njit.edu/). The web-accessible database is fully functional and allows the user to search for uniquely identified flare events based on their physical descriptors and the availability of observations by a particular set of instruments. Currently, the data from three primary flare lists ( Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites , RHESSI , and HEK) and a variety of other event catalogs ( Hinode , Fermi GBM, Konus- W IND, the OVSA flare catalogs, the CACTus CME catalog, the Filament eruption catalog) and observing logs ( IRIS and Nobeyama coverage) are integrated, and an additional set of physical descriptors (temperature and emission measure) is provided along with an observing summary, data links, and multi-wavelength light curves for each flare event since 2002 January. We envision that this new tool willmore » allow researchers to significantly speed up the search of events of interest for statistical and case studies.« less

Authors:
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  1. Center for Computational Heliophysics, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ 07102 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22661107
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series; Journal Volume: 231; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; AVAILABILITY; CATALOGS; DATA ANALYSIS; EMISSION SPECTRA; FILAMENTS; GAMMA RADIATION; GOES SATELLITES; RADIOWAVE RADIATION; SOLAR FLARES; SUN; VELOCITY; VISIBLE RADIATION

Citation Formats

Sadykov, Viacheslav M, Kosovichev, Alexander G, Oria, Vincent, and Nita, Gelu M. An Interactive Multi-instrument Database of Solar Flares. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.3847/1538-4365/AA79A9.
Sadykov, Viacheslav M, Kosovichev, Alexander G, Oria, Vincent, & Nita, Gelu M. An Interactive Multi-instrument Database of Solar Flares. United States. doi:10.3847/1538-4365/AA79A9.
Sadykov, Viacheslav M, Kosovichev, Alexander G, Oria, Vincent, and Nita, Gelu M. Sat . "An Interactive Multi-instrument Database of Solar Flares". United States. doi:10.3847/1538-4365/AA79A9.
@article{osti_22661107,
title = {An Interactive Multi-instrument Database of Solar Flares},
author = {Sadykov, Viacheslav M and Kosovichev, Alexander G and Oria, Vincent and Nita, Gelu M},
abstractNote = {Solar flares are complicated physical phenomena that are observable in a broad range of the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves to γ -rays. For a more comprehensive understanding of flares, it is necessary to perform a combined multi-wavelength analysis using observations from many satellites and ground-based observatories. For an efficient data search, integration of different flare lists, and representation of observational data, we have developed the Interactive Multi-Instrument Database of Solar Flares (IMIDSF, https://solarflare.njit.edu/). The web-accessible database is fully functional and allows the user to search for uniquely identified flare events based on their physical descriptors and the availability of observations by a particular set of instruments. Currently, the data from three primary flare lists ( Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites , RHESSI , and HEK) and a variety of other event catalogs ( Hinode , Fermi GBM, Konus- W IND, the OVSA flare catalogs, the CACTus CME catalog, the Filament eruption catalog) and observing logs ( IRIS and Nobeyama coverage) are integrated, and an additional set of physical descriptors (temperature and emission measure) is provided along with an observing summary, data links, and multi-wavelength light curves for each flare event since 2002 January. We envision that this new tool will allow researchers to significantly speed up the search of events of interest for statistical and case studies.},
doi = {10.3847/1538-4365/AA79A9},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series},
number = 1,
volume = 231,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}