New data at NSSDC

Volume 11, Number 1, March 1995
By Joe King
Much new data arrived at NSSDC over the period since the last NSSDC newsletter. Among the datasets having their initial submissions to NSSDC were several COBE/DIRBE data products, including two CD-ROMs of "project data"; IRAS zodiacal observation history files on CD-WO disk; ASCA data (see ASCA article in this newsletter); daily averaged UV data from Pioneer 10; Ulysses gamma ray (GRB), solar wind (SWOOPS), and ion composition (SWICS) data (see Ulysses article in this newsletter); Voyager 1 and 2 Cosmic Ray Spectrometer flux data.

Continuing flows of IUE, ROSAT, ISTP/Geotail (CD-WO of level zero data), IMP-8 (magnetic field data at 1-min and 1-hr resolutions for the first half of 1994, LEPEDEA daily spectrograms), and Yohkoh solar X-ray data were received. Particularly noteworthy was the resumption of flow of the IMP-8 15.36-s magnetometer data whose creation had been displaced by the 1-min data as being more compatible with ISTP needs. The IMP-8 15.36-s data was provided for the period July 1991 through March 1994.

NSSDC received from either the Planetary Data System or from the JPL Data Restoration program many CD-WO and CD-ROM disks with planetary data, including Galileo images, Magellan (FMAPs and Gravimetry/LOSAPDR), Mariner 9 images, Pioneer Venus electric and magnetic field data, Viking 1 and 2 Orbiter and Lander data, Voyager 1 and 2 image data.

Among the data sets loaded to NDADS for network accessibility included IUE, ASCA, ROSAT and OSO-8 (X-ray) data, Astronomical Data Center catalogs, Dynamics Explorer field data, and Yohkoh solar X-ray data. The newly received IMP magnetometer data at 15-s and 60-s resolutions will very shortly be loaded to NDADS, and the 1-hr data will be used to extend the OMNIdata.

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