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Daily Averages

SEE performs measurements of the Sun for about 3 minutes every orbit (97 minutes) which usually gives 14-15 observation measurements per day. Daily averaged SEE data products contain daily averaged solar irradiance data with corrections applied for degradation, 1-AU, and atmospheric absorption. Flares are removed from daily averages.

SEE Solar Irradiance Data Format

SEE data is stored in the platform-independent NetCDF format and should be treated as binary data. We recommend using the TIMED-SEE NetCDF procedure which is written in IDL. Detailed instructions are available in the read_netcdf readme file. Non-IDL users should visit the Unidata NetCDF site for readers for other languages.