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(Courtesy of NOAA/SWPC (ACE/DSCOVR))
This Website is a gateway for space weather displays based upon cosmic ray data returned by the Spaceship Earth network of neutron monitors and from the worldwide muon detector network.
The top of the site contains reduced versions of the plots that we consider most relevant for space weather prediction. Click any plot to obtain an enlarged version. As our space weather products are improved and optimized, these plots will change from time to time.
Below is a brief description of the multi-national team providing data for this site. Following that is a listing of available realtime space weather displays based upon cosmic ray data, including a link to the display and a brief discussion of its use for space weather forecasting or specification.
This is a prototype, experimental site. Use of material on this site for any purpose is at your own risk. We do not guarantee that the realtime displays will be available or up-to-date at all times. Realtime data have not been subjected to rigorous quality control; it may contain "glitches" that produce false alarms or fail to detect true space weather disturbances. Even when the data are good, there may be physical factors that produce false alarms or fail to detect true space weather disturbances.
Spaceship Earth is an 11-station network of neutron monitors strategically located to provide precise, real-time, 3-dimensional measurements of the cosmic ray angular distribution. Participating institutions include the University of Delaware, IZMIRAN (Moscow Region, Russia), Polar Geophysical Institute (Apatity, Russia), Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics (Russia), Institute of Cosmophysical Research and Aeronomy (Russia), Institute of Cosmophysical Research and Radio Wave Propagation (Russia), Australian Antarctic Division (Hobart), and the University of Tasmania (Hobart), Chonnam National University (Jang Bogo), Chungnam National University (Jang Bogo), National Research Foundation of Korea (Jang Bogo).
For additional information on Spaceship Earth, neutron monitors, and space weather, please visit the home page of the University of Delaware Bartol Research Institute neutron monitor program
Links to Space Weather Displays (with Brief Explanations)
Spaceship Earth Loss Cone Display and Bidirectional Streaming Display
Important Note: These plots are experimental prototypes. The display format may change as a result of ongoing research to optimize space weather prediction with cosmic rays. Refer here for a brief explanation of the current display format.
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Cosmic Ray Flow Direction from Spaceship Earth
Important Note: This plot is an experimental prototype. The display format may change at any time. Refer here for a brief explanation of the current display format.
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This plot specifies current conditions in the nearby interplanetary medium. It simply tells which way the (cosmic ray) wind blows and how strongly.
Spaceship Earth GLE Monitor (Minute Resolution)
Important Note: This is a plot of nearly raw realtime data, recommended for use only by those familiar with interpretation of neutron monitor data. A display format more useful for nonspecialists is under development.
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Individual Neutron Monitor Station Count Rates
This plot displays neutron rates at individual stations. It should be self-explanatory. Only Inuvik is displayed above, but clicking the link will transfer to a page where eight stations (South Pole, Thule, Inuvik, Fort Smith, Nain, Peawanuck, Jang Bogo, and Doi Inthanon) are displayed in a similar format.
Other Cosmic Ray Displays (not realtime)
The Bartol Research Institute neutron monitor program is supported by the United States National Science Foundation under grants ANT-0739620 and ANT-0838839, and by the University of Delaware Department of Physics and Astronomy and Bartol Research Institute.
Spaceship Earth is a joint project of the University of Delaware, IZMIRAN, Polar Geophysical Institute (Apatity), Australian Antarctic Division, and University of Tasmania.
The muon detector network is a joint project of the University of Delaware, Shinshu University, Nagoya University, Southern Space Observatory of INPE, University of Santa Maria, Australian Antarctic Division, University of Tasmania, and University of Kuwait.
Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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