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Proposal ID Heckman_41

Date of Proposal
96/10/20

firstname
Gary

lastname
Heckman

institute
Space Environment Center, NOAA

address
Gary R. Heckman
NOAA, R/E/SE
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80303

email
gheckman@sec.noaa.gov

phone
303-497-5687

fax
303-497-7392

proposal
The SEC proposes to utilize EIT data for operational purposes only.
There are three specific requests:

1. Near-real time access to several Fe XII images/day - 512 x 512
resolution is adequate.

2. Permission to construct an access-restricted data base of EIT
data for operational use to discern mid-term coronal hole
evolution.

3. Permission to derive coarse coronal hole boundary information,
to include them in our data base, and to distribute that boundary
information to other forecast centers around the world.

Additional information:

The SEC is the National Center for Solar Terrestrial monitoring
and predictions. It is also the lead World Warning Agency of the
International Space Environment Service (ISES). The ISES consists
of Regional Warning Centers in Meudon, Moscow, Sydney, Ottawa,
Hiraiso (Japan), Beijing, New Delhi, Prague, and Warsaw. The SEC
also works closely with the U.S. Air Force 50th Weather Squadron
that operates a Space Forecast Center for the U.S. military.

The SEC predicts geomagnetic disturbances, solar flare events,
energetic proton events, and background solar emission indices.
The EIT data provide excellent views of coronal hole boundaries.
At this stage of the solar cycle, the EUV data are superior to the
soft x-ray data from YOHKOH. Historically, we have relied upon
YOHKOH and Kitt Peak 1083 nm data to discern hole boundaries. It
is envisioned that our ability to predict hole related geomagnetic
disturbances will improve with the utilization of EIT data. Improved
predictions better serve our public, commercial, military, and
governmental customers.

The SEC agrees to not release the EIT data to the general public.
Coronal hole boundary data conveyed to the Regional Warning Centers
and available publicly will be coarse and not suitable for research
purposes. Citations will be made to the EIT where ever appropriate.
The SEC will accommodate the desires of the EIT team to minimize
data transfer impact upon EIT personnel or computers. The SEC will
not perform any research utilizing EIT data without first
receiving EIT Consortium approval.

If further information is required, I can forward our more lengthy
original request to interested EIT team members.

inside_collab
Werner Neupert (for scientific interaction)
Joe Gurman (for data receipt interaction)

consortium
no

topic
Predictions

topic
Additional: operational use only

title
Operational Usage of EIT Data for Solar-Terrestrial Predictions


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