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New Climate Records Released Are Based on SORCE Measurements

December 5, 2016

by: Odele Coddington, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado – Boulder.

In November 2015, a new Solar Irradiance Climate Data Record (CDR) consisting of total and spectral solar irradiance and their associated time- and wavelength-dependent uncertainties was presented to the public. The 400+ year climate data record extends from 1610 […]

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New SOLSTICE Data Product

October 6, 2016

We are releasing a new data product for SOLSTICE. Instead of binning the daily spectrum to 1-nm intervals, users can now download the full-resolution spectrum for each day. The individual spectral scans are combined and a mean spectrum for the day is fit with a spline. The instrument has a spectral resolution of 0.1-nm, and each scan takes samples every 0.03-nm, i.e. three samples per slit width. Doppler shifts due to spacecraft motion slightly offset these scans, thus improving the statistical sampling. The new data product evaluates the spline fit every 0.03-nm, revealing details of the solar spectrum that had previously been obscured by binning. At the time the SORCE mission was proposed, it was assumed that 1-nm intervals were sufficient for state of the art climate models. Today’s models are more advanced, and may be able to take advantage of the full SOLSTICE resolution. The following figure shows a portion of the solar spectrum including the Magnesium II cores and the spectral variability over one rotation

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SORCE REU Students

June 1, 2016

Each summer, the SORCE mission funds student research projects as part of the University of Colorado’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. For ten weeks, the students come to Boulder, Colorado to work with SORCE scientists on a research project involving measurements from SORCE. They begin their time at LASP with a one-week lecture series […]

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2015
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SOLSTICE Version 15

October 1, 2015

The latest version of SOLSTICE data has just been released. It includes several important corrections that improve the data quality.

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2014
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SORCE Mission Operations Presented with “Science Phoenix Award”

August 14, 2014

The last few months have been challenging for the SORCE Mission Operations team as they work to bring SORCE science measurements back to life. Their hard work has paid off and in recognition for everything they have done, from creative problem solving to extraordinary long hours, Tom Woods (SORCE Principal Investigator) and Bill Possel (LASP […]

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Daily SORCE Measurements Return

August 14, 2014
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2013

2012 SORCE Science Team Meeting Summary

October 23, 2013
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SORCE Spacecraft Status

August 19, 2013
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The SORCE Mission Celebrates Ten Years!

January 28, 2013
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2012

SORCE REU Students

August 1, 2012
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SORCE Sponsors Solar Teacher Workshop

June 25, 2012
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Observations of the Venus Transit – Total Irradiance

June 10, 2012
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SSI Variations Workshop

March 1, 2012
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2011

SORCE Scientists Participate in Two ISSI Working Groups

January 19, 2011
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2008

CU-Boulder Returns $3 Million in Cost-Savings to NASA

June 17, 2008
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2007

SORCE Receives 4-Year Extension to Study the New Solar Cycle

September 1, 2007
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The Sun Approaches Its 11 Year Minimum and Activity Cycle 24

June 1, 2007
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Enhanced SORCE Data Products

March 1, 2007
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2006

NIST Hosts TIM Optical Power Measurements

December 1, 2006
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SSI Intercomparison Workshop

October 1, 2006
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SSI & Climate Modeling Workshop (Aug. 2006)

June 1, 2006
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2005

“Solar Physics” Features Special Issue on SORCE

December 22, 2005
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September Solar Storm

October 10, 2005
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Deep Impact Follow-up

August 9, 2005
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Solar Physics Special Issue

June 27, 2005
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2005 SORCE Science Meeting: Call For Papers

June 2, 2005
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2005 SORCE Science Meeting: Paleo Connections Between the Sun, Climate, and Culture (September 14-16)

April 7, 2005
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SORCE Team Celebrates 2 Years and Takes a Look Back

February 1, 2005
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2004

November Solar Storms and Aurora

December 29, 2004
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SORCE Science Meeting a Great Success

November 23, 2004
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SORCE Receives “NASA Group Achievement Award”

August 30, 2004
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Eighteen months of successful operation on-orbit!

August 12, 2004
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Venus Transit

July 16, 2004
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SORCE Celebrates 1 Year in Orbit!

January 26, 2004
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2003

Major Solar Activity at the End of October

November 13, 2003
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SORCE Continues to Make Excellent Progress

October 6, 2003
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SORCE Making Excellent Daily Solar Observations

September 3, 2003
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July 25, 2003

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June 26, 2003

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February 14, 2003

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February 7, 2003

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February 6, 2003

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January 29, 2003

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January 27, 2003

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January 25, 2003

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January 24, 2003

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January 23, 2003

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January 22, 2003

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January 16, 2003

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January 7, 2003

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2002

December 18, 2002

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November 15, 2002

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November 7, 2002

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September 26, 2002

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August 15, 2002

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July 24, 2002

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July 18, 2002

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June 26, 2002

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