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Title: Energetic Particle Data From the Global Positioning System Constellation: GPS ENERGETIC PARTICLE DATA

Since 2000, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Combined X-ray and Dosimeter (CXD) and Burst Detector Dosimeter for Block II-R (BDD-IIR) instruments have been fielded on Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites. Today, 21 of the 31 operational GPS satellites are equipped with a CXD detector and a further 2 carry a BDD-IIR. Each of these instruments measures a wide range of energetic electrons and protons. These data have now been publicly released under the terms of the Executive Order for Coordinating Efforts to Prepare the Nation for Space Weather Events. The specific goal of releasing space weather data from the GPS satellites is to enable broad scientific community engagement in enhancing space weather model validation and improvements in space weather forecasting and situational awareness. The time period covered by this data release is approximately 16 years, which corresponds to more than 167 satellite years of data. As a result, the large number of GPS satellites, distributed over six orbital planes, will provide important context for ongoing and historical science missions, as well as enabling new types of research not previously possible.
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1542-7390
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396; 20150127ER
Published Article
Journal Name:
Space Weather
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 15; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1542-7390
American Geophysical Union
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
Country of Publication:
United States
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; Heliospheric and Magnetospheric Physics
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1343779; OSTI ID: 1345950