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Data Products

DATA PRODUCTS

The on-orbit science data from MinXSS are available on:

  1. this webpage (see table below or navigation bar on the left)
  2. LASP Interactive Solar Irradiance Data Center (LISIRD) site
  3. NASA’s SPDF database
  4. (later in 2020) the Virtual Solar Observatory

The data are packaged as a mission-length .sav file that can be restored in either IDL or Python. We provide some how-to instructions for loading and plotting the data here (same as link in left navigation bar). The table below briefly describes each product data level, links to a full description (same as the links in the left navigation bar), and provides a direct download link.

Our processing source code is also available as a repository on GitHub.

Data Product Level Brief Description Full Description Download
Raw telemetry Binary data downloaded directly from spacecraft link N/A
Level 0B IDL interprets the binary into anonymous structures and stores in an IDL saveset per day link N/A
Level 0C Sort the level 0b data by onboard generation date and store in daily and mission length IDL savesets and csv files link link (v2)
Level 0D Co-algin discrete telemetry packets with the time of science measurements, pull in ancillary data necessary for level 1 processing, store as mission length IDL saveset link link (v2)
Level 1 Calibrated solar soft x-ray spectra at native 10-second cadence and store as mission length IDL saveset link link (v2)
Level 2 Calculate time averages for all packet variables including solar soft x-ray spectra, store as mission length IDL saveset; 1 minute, 1 hour averages link link (v2)
Level 3 Calculate daily averages for all packet variables including solar soft x-ray spectra, store as mission length IDL saveset link link (v2)
Level 4 Combine level 1 with models to produce physical parameters: plasma temperature, density, and elemental abundance enhancements link link (v1)

Contacts:
Principal Investigator: tom.woods@lasp.colorado.edu
Data access: james.mason@lasp.colorado.edu

MinXSS data processing code authors:
Thomas N. Woods (tom.woods@lasp.colorado.edu)
James Paul Mason (james.mason@lasp.colorado.edu)
Christopher Moore (christopher.moore-1@colorado.edu)
Amir Caspi (amir@boulder.swri.edu)