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Numerical Data Product: Hourly Cosmic Ray Intensities from Neutron Monitors at Fort Smith, Peawanuck, Nain, and Inuvik

Resource ID
spase://VEPO/NumericalData/NeutronMonitor/FtSmith_Peawanuck_Nain_Inuvik/PT1H Get XML
Name
Hourly Cosmic Ray Intensities from Neutron Monitors at Fort Smith, Peawanuck, Nain, and Inuvik
Description

Hourly averages of relativistic cssmic ray intensities from Bartol Research Institute Neutron Monitors at Fort Smith, Peawanuck, Nain, and Inuvik

Additional information
General ReadMe file for data for the University of Delaware Bartol Research Institute Neutron Monitor Program

This site provides basic information about the Bartol Neutron Monitor Network as well as links to 1) discussions of recent events, 2) an explanation of how neutron monitors work, 3) instructions for downloading of data, 4) listings of personnel and points of contact, and 5) other neutron monitor sites.

Acknowledgement

Please acknowledge the Principal Investigator (Dr. John Bieber)

Contact
Role Person
1. Principal investigator

Data producer
John.Bieber Get XML
2. DeputyPI

Data producer
Dr. K. Roger Pyle Get XML
3. DeputyPI spase://SMWG/person/Paul.A.Evenson Get XML
Release date
2010-07-09 00:00:00
Repository
Name
BARTOL Get XML
Availability
Online
Access rights
Open
URL
Plain Text Hourly Data for Download from Bartol-operated Neutron Monitors

Home page for yearly files of hourly average data from all Bartol Neutron Monitors containing pressure corrected intensities, uncorrected intensities, and measured atmospheric pressure Includes conditions for use of data and descriptions of processing level Data are grouped into two sets of files. Set A contains data from neutron monitors at McMurdo: June 24, 1960 - Present Newark: July 1, 1964 - Present South Pole: March 1, 1964 - November 27, 2005 Thule: August 13, 1957 - Present Set B contains data from neutron monitors at Fort Smith: October 4, 2000 - Present Peawanuck: September 14, 2000 - February 1, 2009 Nain: November 10, 2000 - Present Inuvik: January 1, 2000 - Present Direct links to yearly files are provided for viewing of one or a few years. Also provided is a link to the ftp server where the files reside for direct downloading of from one to the total set of yearly files. On the ftp server, the file naming convention for set A is BRIYYYY.txt. The file naming convention for set B on the ftp site is BRIYYYYB.txt Additional documentation concerning the specific neutron monitors included in each file is provided at the top of each yearly file. Cutoff rigidities (minimum rigidities) given are for epoch 1965 as calculated by M.A. Shea and D.F. Smart, Vertical Cutoff Rigidities for cosmic ray stations since 1955, Proc. 27th ICRC, Hamburg, Germany, pp. 4063-4067, 2001. (available on-line at http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/full/2001ICRC...10.4063S)

Format
Text
Acknowledgement

John Bieber, Bartol Research Institute, University of Delaware

Instruments
Fort Smith Neutron Monitor Get XML
Peawanuck Neutron Monitor Get XML
Nain Neutron Monitor Get XML
Inuvik Neutron Monitor Get XML
Measurement type
Energetic particles
Temporal description
Start date
2000-01-01 00:00:00
Relative stop date
3 months
Cadence
1 hour
Observed regions
Heliosphere.NearEarth

Parameters

Parameter #1

Name
Start Time
Cadence
1 hour
Structure
Size
5
Description

Columns 1-5 containing Nominal Start Time for the average given as YYYY MM DD HH MM2 where YYYY = Gregorian Year AD MM = month of year (01-12) DD = Day of Month (01-31) HH = Hour of Day (00-23) MM2 = Minute of Hour (00-60)

Elements
Index Name Valid min Valid max
1 4 digit year 1960 2010
2 month of year 01 12
3 Day of month 01 31
4 Hour of day 00 23
5 Minute of hour 00 00
Parameter type
Temporal

Parameter #2

Name
Column 6: Fort Smith corrected intensities
Description

Fort Smith neutron monitor ground-level intensities of cosmic-ray produced secondary neutrons, corrected for effects of atmospheric pressure and, if necessary, changes in normalization (see documentation in file header). Intensity is given as counts/100 per hour. Rigidity range (GV) refers to rigidity of primary cosmic rays capable of producing an observable neutron shower.

Particle type
Neutron
Quantity
Count rate
Energy range
Low energy
0.27
High energy
1.0e15
Units
GV

Parameter #3

Name
Column 7: Fort Smith uncorrected intensities
Description

Fort Smith neutron monitor ground-level cosmic ray intensities as measured, prior to application of corrections. Intensity is given as counts/100 per hour.

Particle type
Neutron
Quantity
Count rate
Energy range
Low energy
0.27
High energy
1.0e15
Units
GV

Parameter #4

Name
Column 8: Fort Smith barometric pressure
Units
mm of Hg
Parameter type
Other

Parameter #5

Name
Column 9: Peawanuck corrected intensities
Description

Peawanuck neutron monitor ground-level intensities of cosmic-ray produced secondary neutrons, corrected for effects of atmospheric pressure and, if necessary, changes in normalization (see documentation in file header). Intensity is given as counts/100 per hour. Rigidity range (GV) refers to rigidity of primary cosmic rays capable of producing an observable neutron shower.

Particle type
Neutron
Quantity
Count rate
Energy range
Low energy
0.33
High energy
1.0e15
Units
GV

Parameter #6

Name
Column 10: Peawanuck uncorrected intensities
Description

Peawanuck neutron monitor ground-level cosmic ray intensities as measured, prior to application of corrections. Intensity is given as counts/100 per hour.

Particle type
Neutron
Quantity
Count rate
Energy range
Low energy
0.33
High energy
1.0e15
Units
GV

Parameter #7

Name
Column 11: Peawanuck barometric pressure
Units
mm of Hg
Parameter type
Other

Parameter #8

Name
Column 12: Nain corrected intensities
Description

Nain neutron monitor ground-level intensities of cosmic-ray produced secondary neutrons, corrected for effects of atmospheric pressure and, if necessary, changes in normalization (see documentation in file header). Intensity is given as counts/100 per hour. Rigidity range (GV) refers to rigidity of primary cosmic rays capable of producing an observable neutron shower.

Particle type
Neutron
Quantity
Count rate
Energy range
Low energy
0.30
High energy
1.0e15
Units
GV

Parameter #9

Name
Column 13: Nain uncorrected intensities
Description

Nain neutron monitor ground-level cosmic ray intensities as measured, prior to application of corrections. Intensity is given as counts/100 per hour.

Particle type
Neutron
Quantity
Count rate
Energy range
Low energy
0.30
High energy
1.0e15
Units
GV

Parameter #10

Name
Column 14: Nain barometric pressure
Units
mm of Hg
Parameter type
Other

Parameter #11

Name
Column 15: Inuvik corrected intensities
Description

Inuvik neutron monitor ground-level intensities of cosmic-ray produced secondary neutrons, corrected for effects of atmospheric pressure and, if necessary, changes in normalization (see documentation in file header). Intensity is given as counts/100 per hour. Rigidity range (GV) refers to rigidity of primary cosmic rays capable of producing an observable neutron shower.

Particle type
Neutron
Quantity
Count rate
Energy range
Low energy
0.15
High energy
1.0e15
Units
GV

Parameter #12

Name
Column 16: Inuvik uncorrected intensities
Description

Inuvik neutron monitor ground-level cosmic ray intensities as measured, prior to application of corrections. Intensity is given as counts/100 per hour.

Particle type
Neutron
Quantity
Count rate
Energy range
Low energy
0.15
High energy
1.0e15
Units
GV

Parameter #13

Name
Column 17: Inuvik barometric pressure
Units
mm of Hg
Parameter type
Other

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Instrument: Fort Smith Neutron Monitor

Instrument ID
spase://SMWG/Instrument/NeutronMonitor/Bartol/FortSmith Get XML
Name
Fort Smith Neutron Monitor
Description

The Fort Smith Neutron Monitor

Additional information
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE BARTOL RESEARCH INSTITUTE NEUTRON MONITOR PROGRAM

This site provides basic information about the Bartol Neutron Monitor Network as well as links to 1) discussions of recent events, 2) an explanation of how neutron monitors work, 3) instructions for downloading of data, 4) listings of personnel and points of contact, and 5) other neutron monitor sites.

Contact
Role Person
1. Principal investigator

Data producer
John.Bieber Get XML
Release date
2010-07-09 21:10:14
Instrument type
Energetic Particle Instrument
Investigation name
Fort Smith
Observatory
Fort Smith Get XML

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Instrument: Peawanuck Neutron Monitor

Instrument ID
spase://SMWG/Instrument/NeutronMonitor/Bartol/Peawanuck Get XML
Name
Peawanuck Neutron Monitor
Description

The Peawanuck Neutron Monitor

Additional information
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE BARTOL RESEARCH INSTITUTE NEUTRON MONITOR PROGRAM

This site provides basic information about the Bartol Neutron Monitor Network as well as links to 1) discussions of recent events, 2) an explanation of how neutron monitors work, 3) instructions for downloading of data, 4) listings of personnel and points of contact, and 5) other neutron monitor sites.

Contact
Role Person
1. Principal investigator

Data producer
John.Bieber Get XML
Release date
2010-07-09 21:10:14
Instrument type
Energetic Particle Instrument
Investigation name
Peawanuck
Observatory
Peawanuck Get XML

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Instrument: Nain Neutron Monitor

Instrument ID
spase://SMWG/Instrument/NeutronMonitor/Bartol/Nain Get XML
Name
Nain Neutron Monitor
Description

The Nain Neutron Monitor

Additional information
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE BARTOL RESEARCH INSTITUTE NEUTRON MONITOR PROGRAM

This site provides basic information about the Bartol Neutron Monitor Network as well as links to 1) discussions of recent events, 2) an explanation of how neutron monitors work, 3) instructions for downloading of data, 4) listings of personnel and points of contact, and 5) other neutron monitor sites.

Contact
Role Person
1. Principal investigator

Data producer
John.Bieber Get XML
Release date
2010-07-09 21:10:14
Instrument type
Energetic Particle Instrument
Investigation name
Nain
Observatory
Nain Get XML

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Instrument: Inuvik Neutron Monitor

Instrument ID
spase://SMWG/Instrument/NeutronMonitor/Bartol/Inuvik Get XML
Name
Inuvik Neutron Monitor
Description

The Inuvik Neutron Monitor

Additional information
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE BARTOL RESEARCH INSTITUTE NEUTRON MONITOR PROGRAM

This site provides basic information about the Bartol Neutron Monitor Network as well as links to 1) discussions of recent events, 2) an explanation of how neutron monitors work, 3) instructions for downloading of data, 4) listings of personnel and points of contact, and 5) other neutron monitor sites.

Contact
Role Person
1. Principal investigator

Data producer
John.Bieber Get XML
Release date
2010-07-09 21:10:14
Instrument type
Energetic Particle Instrument
Investigation name
Inuvik
Observatory
Inuvik Get XML

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Observatory: Fort Smith

Observatory ID
spase://SMWG/Observatory/NeutronMonitor/Bartol/FortSmith Get XML
Name
Fort Smith
Description

Fort Smith Neutron Monitor

Contact
Role Person
1. Principal investigator

Data producer
John.Bieber Get XML
Release date
2010-09-24 21:40:07
Observatory group
Neutron Monitor Stations Get XML
Location
Region
Earth.Surface

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Observatory: Peawanuck

Observatory ID
spase://SMWG/Observatory/NeutronMonitor/Bartol/Peawanuck Get XML
Name
Peawanuck
Description

Peawanuck Neutron Monitor

Contact
Role Person
1. Principal investigator

Data producer
John.Bieber Get XML
Release date
2010-09-24 21:40:07
Observatory group
Neutron Monitor Stations Get XML
Location
Region
Earth.Surface

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Observatory: Nain

Observatory ID
spase://SMWG/Observatory/NeutronMonitor/Bartol/Nain Get XML
Name
Nain
Description

Nain Neutron Monitor

Contact
Role Person
1. Principal investigator

Data producer
John.Bieber Get XML
Release date
2010-09-24 21:40:07
Observatory group
Neutron Monitor Stations Get XML
Location
Region
Earth.Surface

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Observatory: Inuvik

Observatory ID
spase://SMWG/Observatory/NeutronMonitor/Bartol/Inuvik Get XML
Name
Inuvik
Description

Inuvik Neutron Monitor

Contact
Role Person
1. Principal investigator

Data producer
John.Bieber Get XML
Release date
2010-09-24 21:40:07
Observatory group
Neutron Monitor Stations Get XML
Location
Region
Earth.Surface

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Observatory: Neutron Monitor Stations

Observatory ID
spase://SMWG/Observatory/NeutronMonitor Get XML
Name
Neutron Monitor Stations
Description

Neutron Monitor observatory chain.

Contact
Role Person
1. Metadata contact Jan Merka Get XML
Release date
2010-09-24 21:39:04
Location
Region
Earth.Surface

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Person: John.Bieber

Name
John.Bieber
Organization
Bartol
Email
john@bartol.udel.edu
Person ID
spase://SMWG/Person/John.Bieber Get XML

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Person: Dr. K. Roger Pyle

Name
Dr. K. Roger Pyle
Organization
Bartol Research Institute
Person ID
spase://SMWG/Person/K.Roger.Pyle Get XML

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Person: Dr Charles W. Smith

Name
Dr Charles W. Smith
Organization
University of New Hampshire
Person ID
spase://SMWG/Person/Charles.W.Smith Get XML
Release date
2010-08-05 17:35:46

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Person: Jan Merka

Name
Jan Merka
Organization
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address
Code 672, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
Email
jan.merka@nasa.gov
Phone
+1 301 286 8751
Person ID
spase://SMWG/Person/Jan.Merka Get XML
Release date
2010-08-05 17:35:46

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Repository: BARTOL

Repository ID
spase://SMWG/Repository/Bartol Get XML
Name
BARTOL
Description
Contact
Role Person
1. General contact Dr Charles W. Smith Get XML
Release date
2008-06-18 06:07:48
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