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    Numerical Data Product: Hourly Cosmic Ray Intensities from Neutron Monitors at McMurdo, Newark, South Pole, and Thule

    Resource ID
    spase://VEPO/NumericalData/NeutronMonitor/McMurdo_SwarthmoreNewark_SouthPole_Thule/PT1H Get XML
    Name
    Hourly Cosmic Ray Intensities from Neutron Monitors at McMurdo, Newark, South Pole, and Thule
    Description

    Hourly averages of relativistic cssmic ray intensities from Bartol Research Institute Neutron Monitors at McMurdo, Newark, South Pole, and Thule

    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 Prof. Paul A. Evenson Get XML
    Release date
    2010-07-09 00:00:00
    Repository
    Name
    spase://VEPO/Repository/Bartol Research Institute, University of Delaware 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
    McMurdo Neutron Monitor Get XML
    SwarthmoreNewark Neutron Monitor Get XML
    South Pole Neutron Monitor Get XML
    Thule Neutron Monitor Get XML
    Measurement type
    Energetic particles
    Temporal description
    Start date
    1960-06-24 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: McMurdo corrected intensities
    Description

    McMurdo 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
    0.0
    High energy
    1.0e15
    Units
    GV

    Parameter #3

    Name
    Column 7: McMurdo uncorrected intensities
    Description

    McMurdo 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
    0.0
    High energy
    1.0e15
    Units
    GV

    Parameter #4

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

    Parameter #5

    Name
    Column 9: Swarthmore/Newark corrected intensities
    Description

    Swarthmore/Newark 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
    1.93
    High energy
    1.0e15
    Units
    GV

    Parameter #6

    Name
    Column 10: Swarthmore/Newark uncorrected intensities
    Description

    Swarthmore/Newark 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
    1.93
    High energy
    1.0e15
    Units
    GV

    Parameter #7

    Name
    Column 11: Swarthmore/Newark barometric pressure
    Units
    mm of Hg
    Parameter type
    Other

    Parameter #8

    Name
    Column 12: South Pole corrected intensities
    Description

    South Pole 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
    0.05
    High energy
    1.0e15
    Units
    GV

    Parameter #9

    Name
    Column 13: South Pole uncorrected intensities
    Description

    South Pole 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
    0.05
    High energy
    1.0e15
    Units
    GV

    Parameter #10

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

    Parameter #11

    Name
    Column 15: Thule corrected intensities
    Description

    Thule 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
    0.0
    High energy
    1.0e15
    Units
    GV

    Parameter #12

    Name
    Column 16: Thule uncorrected intensities
    Description

    Thule 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
    0.0
    High energy
    1.0e15
    Units
    GV

    Parameter #13

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

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    Instrument: McMurdo Neutron Monitor

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

    The McMurdo 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
    McMurdo
    Observatory
    McMurdo Get XML

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    Instrument: SwarthmoreNewark Neutron Monitor

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

    The SwarthmoreNewark 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
    SwarthmoreNewark
    Observatory
    SwarthmoreNewark Get XML

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    Instrument: South Pole Neutron Monitor

    Instrument ID
    spase://SMWG/Instrument/NeutronMonitor/Bartol/SouthPole Get XML
    Name
    South Pole Neutron Monitor
    Description

    The South Pole 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
    South Pole
    Observatory
    South Pole Get XML

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    Instrument: Thule Neutron Monitor

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

    The Thule 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
    Thule
    Observatory
    Thule Get XML

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    Observatory: McMurdo

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

    McMurdo 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: SwarthmoreNewark

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

    SwarthmoreNewark 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: South Pole

    Observatory ID
    spase://SMWG/Observatory/NeutronMonitor/Bartol/SouthPole Get XML
    Name
    South Pole
    Description

    South Pole 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: Thule

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

    Thule 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: Prof. Paul A. Evenson

    Name
    Prof. Paul A. Evenson
    Organization
    University of Delaware
    Person ID
    spase://SMWG/Person/Paul.A.Evenson Get XML

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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