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DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1085.2013.00069

Advances in Polar Science 2013/24:1 PP.69-77

An integrated analysis platform merging SuperDARN data within the THEMIS tool developed by ERG-Science Center (ERG-SC)


Abstract:
The Energization and Radiation in Geospace (ERG) mission seeks to explore the dynamics of the radiation belts in the Earth’s inner magnetosphere with a space-borne probe (ERG satellite) in coordination with related ground observations and simu-lations/modeling studies. For this mission, the Science Center of the ERG project (ERG-SC) will provide a useful data analysis platform based on the THEMIS Data Analysis software Suite (TDAS), which has been widely used by researchers in many con-junction studies of the Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS) spacecraft and ground data. To import SuperDARN data to this highly useful platform, ERG-SC, in close collaboration with SuperDARN groups, devel-oped the Common Data Format (CDF) design suitable for fitacf data and has prepared an open database of SuperDARN data ar-chived in CDF. ERG-SC has also been developing programs written in Interactive Data Language (IDL) to load fitacf CDF files and to generate various kinds of plots−not only range-time-intensity-type plots but also two-dimensional map plots that can be superposed with other data, such as all-sky images of THEMIS-GBO and orbital footprints of various satellites. The CDF-TDAS scheme developed by ERG-SC will make it easier for researchers who are not familiar with SuperDARN data to access and ana-lyze SuperDARN data and thereby facilitate collaborative studies with satellite data, such as the inner magnetosphere data pro-vided by the ERG (Japan)−RBSP (USA)−THEMIS (USA) fleet.

Key words:ERG Science Center, SuperDARN, database, data analysis software, THEMIS, Common Data Format

ReleaseDate:2014-07-21 16:59:22



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