GOES-R Series Space Environment In-Situ Suite (SEISS) Level 2 Products

GOES-R SEISS L2

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The Space Environment In-Situ Suite (SEISS) is comprised of four sensors that monitor proton, electron, and heavy ion fluxes in the magnetosphere. These four sensors are the Energetic Heavy Ion Sensor (EHIS), the Magnetospheric Particle Sensors - High and Low (MPS-HI and MPS-LO), and the Solar and Galactic Proton Sensor (SGPS). There are two SGPS units on each satellite, one looking westward and one looking eastward. SEISS L2 data are used by NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center to drive the solar radiation storm alerts, based on NOAA’s space weather scales and the >2 MeV electron radiation belt alert, and to improve energetic particle forecasts.
These SEISS Level 2 (L2) data include several different products: one and five-minute averages of fluxes from MPS-HI, MPS-LO and SGPS; one and five-minute integral fluxes from SGPS; density and temperature moments from MPS-HI and MPS-LO; solar particle event detection and rate of rise; and linear energy transfer from EHIS heavy ions. Data are in netCDF-4 format.
  • Cite as: Kress, Brian T.; Rodriguez, Juan V.; Codrescu, Stefan (2018): GOES-R Series Space Environment In-Situ Suite (SEISS) Level 2 Products. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.25921/WC4V-EW90 [access date].
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Distribution Formats
  • netCDF-4
    • File Compression: gzip
Distributor Margaret Tilton
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
+1 303-497-6826
goesr.spaceweatherdata@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Brian T. Kress
Instrument Scientist
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
goesr.seiss@noaa.gov
Coverage Description Non-geographic dataset
Time Period 2017-12-19 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates Bounding coordinates not available
General Documentation
Processing Documents
  • GOES-R SEISS L2 Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents (ATBDs)
    Publication Dates
    • publication: 2018-09-01
    Data Presentation Form Digital image
    Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
    Data Update Frequency Continual
    Purpose SEISS L2 data allow space weather forecasters and modelers to track solar activity such as solar energetic particle (SEP) events. These events can in expose astronauts to radiation, impact satellite operations, and interfere with radio communications.
    Use Limitations
    • These GOES-16 data have reached provisional maturity and are still undergoing testing. Users receiving these data through any dissemination means assume all risk related to their use and NOAA disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
    Dataset Citation
    • Cite as: Kress, Brian T.; Rodriguez, Juan V.; Codrescu, Stefan (2018): GOES-R Series Space Environment In-Situ Suite (SEISS) Level 2 Products. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.25921/WC4V-EW90 [access date].
    Cited Authors
    • Kress, Brian T.
      NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
    • Rodriguez, Juan V.
      NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
    • Codrescu, Stefan
      NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
    Principal Investigators
    • Kress, Brian T.
      NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
    Collaborators
    • Rodriguez, Juan V.
      NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
    • Codrescu, Stefan
      NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
    Publishers
    • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
    Theme keywords NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX > ION FLUX
    • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX > HEAVY NUCLEI FLUX
    • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX > ALPHA PARTICLE FLUX
    • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX > PROTON FLUX
    • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES > PARTICLE COMPOSITION
    • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS
    Data Center keywords
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Platform keywords NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
    • Solar/Space Observation Satellites > GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)
    Instrument keywords NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
    • Solar/Space Observing Instruments > Particle Detectors > > > SEISS-GOESR
    Place keywords NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
    • SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > MAGNETOSPHERE (OTHER)
    Project keywords NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
    • GOES > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites
    • NOAA OneStop Project
    Stratum keywords NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
    • SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > MAGNETOSPHERE (OTHER)
    Use Constraints
    • Cite as: Kress, Brian T.; Rodriguez, Juan V.; Codrescu, Stefan (2018): GOES-R Series Space Environment In-Situ Suite (SEISS) Level 2 Products. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.25921/WC4V-EW90 [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.
    Fees
    • Electronic downloads of the data are free; however, fees may apply for data certifications and data distribution on physical media.
    Lineage information for: dataset
    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
    Processing Steps
    • Please contact goesr.seiss@noaa.gov for information about the L2 processing algorithms.
    • Creation of GOES-R SEISS L2 Products from GOES-R SEISS L1b Products.
      Rationale: Forecasting and Modeling Activities
    Processing Documents
      • GOES-R SEISS L2 Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents (ATBDs)
      Source Datasets
      Lineage information for: repository
      Processing Steps
      • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
      Last Modified: 2018-11-30
      For questions about the information on this page, please email: goesr.spaceweatherdata@noaa.gov