Ovation Prime Real-Time

The Ovation Prime Real-Time (OPRT) product is a real-time forecast and nowcast model of auroral power and is an operational implementation of the work by Newell et al (2009). OPRT is run every 5 minutes producing precipitating energy flux for 4 distinct auroral types in 240 distinct geomagnetic latitude / longitude bins for each hemisphere. The model's output is latitudinally bound to polar latitudes greater than 50 degrees geomagnetic latitude.
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Dataset No POCs available for this dataset
Time Period 2010-01-15 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90
S: -90
E: 180
W: -180
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Publication Dates
  • publication: unknown
Dataset Progress Status Under development - data is currently in the process of being created
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose Scientific Data
Use Limitations
  • While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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  • Reference 1) Newell, P. T., T. Sotirelis, K. Liou, A. R. Lee, S. Wing, J. C. Green, and R. Redmon (2010), Predictive Ability of Four Auroral Precipitation Models as Evaluated Using Polar UVI Global Images, Space Weather, doi:10.1029/2010SW000604, in press. Reference 2) Newell, P.T., T. Sotirelis, and S. Wing (2010) Seasonal variations in diffuse, monoenergetic, and broadband aurora, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A03216, doi:10.1029/2009JA014805. Reference 3) Newell, P.T., T. Sotirelis, and S. Wing (2009), Diffuse, monoenergetic, and broadband aurora: The global precipitation budget, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A09207, 216, doi:10.1029/2009JA014326. Reference 4) Newell, P.T., T. Sotirelis, K. Liou, C.‐I. Meng, and F.J. Rich (2007), A nearly universal solar wind‐magnetosphere coupling function inferred from 10 magnetospheric state variables, J. Geophys. Res., 112, A01206, doi:10.1029/2006JA012015.
Theme keywords NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Sun-Earth Interactions > Ionosphere/Magnetosphere Dynamics > Solar Wind
  • Earth Science > Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Energetic Particle Flux
Place keywords NASA/GCMD Location Keywords
  • High Latitude North & South Polar Regions
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    Last Modified: 2015-09-18
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