GOES-R Series Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) Level 2 Products

GOES-R SUVI L2

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These SUVI Level 2 (L2) data are designed for use by the NOAA-NWS Space Weather Forecast Office and include several different products: composite images, thematic maps, bright regions, flare locations, coronal hole boundaries, coronal hole images, and fixed and running difference images. The SUVI Composite Image product is a weight average using the short and long exposures found in the SUVI Level-1b product to produce a high-dynamic range image. SUVI Fixed Difference images use a set "reference" image to produce difference images with respect to a particular event. SUVI Running Difference images use the most recent data to produce difference images showing short-term changes in the solar corona. The SUVI Thematic Map is a "mask" image that shows the automatically classified solar features. Composite images, as well as fixed and running difference images, are available in each of SUVI's six wavelengths. SUVI image products are available as FITS files. The SUVI Coronal Hole Boundary product contains lists of the boundary pixels in both image and heliographic coordinates for all coronal holes identified in the SUVI Thematic Map. The SUVI Bright Region Report uses the SUVI Thematic Map and SUVI Composite Image products to provide statistics on identified bright regions on the Sun. The SUVI Flare Location Report provides locations and statistics on flares identified by either the SUVI Thematic Map or the XRS Event Detection products. These products, Coronal Hole Boundaries, Bright Region Report, and Flare Location Report, are tabular data provided in netCDF-4 format.
  • Cite as: Darnel, Jonathan; Seaton, Daniel; Hsu, Vicki (2018): GOES-R Series Level 2 Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) Products. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.25921/D60Q-G238 [access date].
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  • 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 Jonathan Darnel
Instrument Scientist
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
goesr.suvi@noaa.gov
Coverage Description Non-geographic dataset
Time Period 2018-05-04 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates Bounding coordinates not available
General Documentation
Processing Documents
  • GOES-R SUVI 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 SUVI L2 data allow space weather forecasters and modelers to track solar activity such as flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs). These events can cause geomagnetic storms, increased x-ray and ultraviolet irradiance, and an increase in solar energetic particles. These natural phenomena can in turn interfere with power grid operations, GPS communication, radio transmissions, and navigation devices.
      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: Darnel, Jonathan; Seaton, Daniel; Hsu, Vicki (2018): GOES-R Series Level 2 Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) Products. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.25921/D60Q-G238 [access date].
      Cited Authors
      • Darnel, Jonathan
        NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
      • Seaton, Daniel
        NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
      • Hsu, Vicki
        NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
      Principal Investigators
      • Darnel, Jonathan
        NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
      Collaborators
      • Seaton, Daniel
        NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
      • Hsu, Vicki
        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 ACTIVITY > SOLAR FLARES
      • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > SOLAR IMAGERY
      • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > CORONA
      • EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > ULTRAVIOLET WAVELENGTHS > ULTRAVIOLET RADIANCE
      • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > CORONA HOLES
      • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > CORONAL MASS EJECTIONS
      • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > SOLAR PROMINENCES/SOLAR FILAMENTS
      • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > SOLAR ACTIVE REGIONS
      • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > SOLAR ULTRAVIOLET EMISSIONS
      • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > SUNSPOTS
      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 >> Ultraviolet Instruments > SUVI-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
      Use Constraints
      • Cite as: Darnel, Jonathan; Seaton, Daniel; Hsu, Vicki (2018): GOES-R Series Level 2 Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) Products. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.25921/D60Q-G238 [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
      • WCDAS (Wallops Command and Data Acquisition Station, Chincoteague, VA)
      Processing Steps
      • Please contact goesr.suvi@noaa.gov for information about the L2 processing algorithms.
      • Creation of GOES-R SUVI L2 Products from GOES-R SUVI L1b Products.
      • Creation of GOES-R SUVI L1b Products from GOES-R SUVI Level 0 (L0) Products by WCDAS (Wallops Command and Data Acquisition Station).
      Processing Documents
        • GOES-R SUVI L2 Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents (ATBDs)
          Source Datasets
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          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: 2018-12-04
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