GOES-R Series Magnetometer (MAG) Level 2 Products

browse graphicMagnetic Fields/Magnetic Currents.
The GOES-R spacecraft includes a pair of boom-mounted fluxgate magnetometer instruments which operate simultaneously to obtain measurements of the geomagnetic field. The Magnetometer Subsystem supports the following mission objectives: 1) Map the space environment that controls charged particle dynamics in the outer region of the magnetosphere, 2) Measure the magnitude and direction of the Earth's ambient magnetic field in three orthogonal directions in the geosynchronous equatorial orbit, 3) Determine general level of geomagnetic activity, and 4) Detect magnetopause crossings, storm sudden commencements, and substorms.
These MAG Level 2 (L2) data include several different products: high-resolution magnetic field readings in multiple coordinate systems; one--minute magnetic field averages in multiple coordinate systems; magnetic field deviation from quiescent state; and the geo-magnetopause crossing location and identification of when geo-magnetopause crosses satellite paths. Data are in netCDF-4 format.
  • Cite as: Loto'aniu, Paul T.M.; Califf, Samuel; Stefan Codrescu; Singer, Howard J. (2018): GOES-R Series Magnetometer (MAG) Level 2 Products. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.25921/H2TQ-PC59 [access date].
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    Direct download links for the data files.
Distribution Formats
  • NetCDF (Version: 4)
Distributor Margaret Tilton
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
goesr.spaceweatherdata@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Paul T.M. Loto'aniu
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, Department of Commerce
goesr.mag@noaa.gov
Coverage Description Non-geographic dataset
Time Period 2018-08-29 to Present (time interval: 0.1-second)
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates Non-geographic dataset
General Documentation
Processing Documents
  • GOES-R MAG L2 Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents (ATBDs)
      Associated Resources
      Publication Dates
      • publication: 2018-08
      Data Presentation Form Digital image
      Dataset Progress Status Planned - fixed date has been established upon or by which the data will be created or updated
      Data Update Frequency Daily
      Purpose To improve empirical models of the geomagnetic field and to allow estimations of electromagnetic wave power in bands important for magnetospheric plasma processes.
      Dataset Citation
      • Cite as: Loto'aniu, Paul T.M.; Califf, Samuel; Stefan Codrescu; Singer, Howard J. (2018): GOES-R Series Magnetometer (MAG) Level 2 Products. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.25921/H2TQ-PC59 [access date].
      Cited Authors
      • Loto'aniu, Paul T. M.
      • Califf, Sam
      • Codrescu, Stefan
      • Singer, Howard J.
      Principal Investigators
      • Loto'aniu, Paul T. M.
      Collaborators
      • Califf, Sam
      • Codrescu, Stefan
      • Singer, Howard J.
      Publishers
      • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
      Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
      • Earth Science > Sun-Earth Interactions > Ionosphere/Magnetosphere Dynamics > Magnetic Fields/Magnetic Currents
      SPASE Base dictionary
      • Spase.MeasurementType.MagneticField
      Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
      • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
      • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
      Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
      • Earth Observation Satellites > GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) > GOES-16 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 16
      • Earth Observation Satellites > GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) > GOES-17 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 17
      • Earth Observation Satellites > GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) > GOES-18 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 18
      • Earth Observation Satellites > GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) > GOES-19 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 19
      Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
      • Solar/Space Observing Instruments > Magnetic Field/Electric Field Instruments > FGM > Fluxgate Magnetometer
      Place keywords SPASE Base dictionary
      • observedRegion.Earth.Magnetosphere
      Use Constraints
      • Cite as: Loto'aniu, Paul T.M.; Califf, Samuel; Stefan Codrescu; Singer, Howard J. (2018): GOES-R Series Magnetometer (MAG) Level 2 Products. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.25921/H2TQ-PC59 [access date].
      • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
      Access Constraints
      • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
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      • Electronic downloads of the data are free; however, fees may apply for data certifications and data distribution on physical media.
      Lineage information for: series
      Lineage Statement This archive was produced by and is archived at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
      Processor
      • NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI
      Source Datasets
      • GOES-R Magnetometer Level 2 data
        • GOES-R Space Weather Data Access Page
          Information about how to access GOES-R space weather data
        • Description of Source: GOES-R Magnetometer Level 2 data
        • Temporal extent used: 2018 to Present
        • GOES-R Level 2 File Downloads (download)
          Downloads for GOES-R Space Weather Level 2 (L2) products, including MAG products
        • Description of Source: GOES-R Magnetometer Level 2 data
        • Temporal extent used: 2018 to Present
      Lineage information for: repository
      Lineage Statement This dataset was produced by NESDIS, and is archived at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
      Processor
      • National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
      • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
      • WCDAS (Wallops Command and Data Acquisition Station, Chincoteague, VA)
      Processing Steps
      • Please contact goesr.mag@noaa.gov for information about the L2 processing algorithms.
      • Creation of GOES-R MAG L2 Products from GOES-R MAG L1b Products.
      • Creation of GOES-R MAG L1b Products from GOES-R MAG Level 0 (L0) Products by WCDAS (Wallops Command and Data Acquisition Station).
      Processing Documents
        • GOES-R MAG L2 Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents (ATBDs)
          Source Datasets
          Acquisition Information (collection)
          Instrument
          • GOES-R Series Magnetometer
          Last Modified: 2018-12-06
          For questions about the information on this page, please email: goesr.spaceweatherdata@noaa.gov