Ticket #307 (new new task)

Opened 3 months ago

SDAC GOES data

Reported by: niles Owned by: niles
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Description

The SDAC has GOES flare data online at :

ftp://umbra.nascom.nasa.gov/pub/goes/fits

Note that these are distinct from the NCEI SXI data. These are the GOES XRS data, which provides the integrated solar fluxes in two X-ray channels. These are sampled at 2-3 second cadences and the data stored in daily or monthly files. These are what are classically referred to as "GOES X-ray data" and they go back to 1974 (pre-GOES, actually).

Thanks to Kevin Reardon for clearing up that confusion. These data are quite high res, and as I understand it useful for flares. This is probably less critical than the NCEI SXI data and the NCEI sun drawing archive, but still, data providers, data providers, data providers... the more the better!

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