Ticket #294 (closed new task: fixed)

Opened 3 months ago

Last modified 7 days ago

Create an About VSO page for NSO

Reported by: alisdair Owned by: alisdair
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Website Version: 1.4
Severity: normal Keywords: NSO/VSO web page
Cc: noien@…

Description (last modified by alisdair) (diff)

NSO (Claire Raftery) are updating their web pages. VSO should provide Claire with a couple of paragraphs about VSO by way of advertising and also making sure that a prominent link to VSO activities is created. Needed by 08/31/18.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 2 weeks ago by joe

Should we close the ticket as we're two months past the deadline?

comment:2 Changed 13 days ago by alisdair

  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Description modified (diff)

Date was wrong - need it for new web site going live at end of August.

comment:3 Changed 13 days ago by alisdair

  • Cc noien@… added; noein@… removed

comment:4 Changed 7 days ago by alisdair

  • Status changed from accepted to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Sent words for new VSO page at NSO to Claire

The Virtual Solar Observatory (VSO) project is led by Dr Frank Hill at NSO. VSO is a research tool that allows scientists to search for solar and heliospheric physics data. Users search existing databases for terrestrial and space-based observations, hiding the details of where the data is and what’s needed to get it. A researcher can use the VSO to search across multiple instruments and events, to find datasets of interest, and having done that, transparently download them to their workstation.

The VSO web and data interfaces are a singular model mirrored across multiple sites including the National Solar Observatory, NASA's Solar Data Archive Center, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Stanford University. The data archives themselves are distributed, often residing with the groups that designed, built and used the instruments to collect the data, leveraging the expertise required to fully exploit the data.

VSO provides access to observations from sources as diverse as NASA’s space-borne Solar Dynamics Observatory and the ground-based GONG instrument network. Observations go back nearly 100 years, such as from the Mt Wilson 60ft spectro-heliograph. We are proud of our international partnerships and we are always looking to serve more data whenever possible. A current list of our data providers can be found at http://vso.nso.edu/cgi-bin/vso/show_details?keyword=PROVIDER

There are many ways to use the VSO to search and download data. The main two ways are:

1.Via our web interface and
2.via our IDL interface in SolarSoft.

Because we publish our API, users can use their favorite programming language to access the VSO including SunPy and WSDL.

For more information please see docs.virtualsolar.org.

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