TERRAPUB Earth, Planets and Space

Earth Planets Space, Vol. 63 (No. 1), pp. e1-e4, 2011


A powerful tool for browsing quick-look data in solar-terrestrial physics: ``Conjunction Event Finder"

Yukinaga Miyashita1, Iku Shinohara2, Masaki Fujimoto2, Hiroshi Hasegawa2, Keisuke Hosokawa3, Taku Takada4, and Tomoaki Hori1

1Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
2Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan
3Department of Information and Communication Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications, Chofu, Tokyo, Japan
4Kochi National College of Technology, Nankoku, Kochi, Japan

(Received September 13, 2010; Revised January 10, 2011; Accepted January 12, 2011; Online published February 4, 2011)

Abstract: The ``Conjunction Event Finder (CEF)" is a Web tool for seamlessly browsing quick-look (QL) data from many different kinds of satellites and ground-based instruments in solar-terrestrial physics. The QL plots are generally scattered all over the world, so that browsing many of them is so far very troublesome and inefficient. Just a simple procedure on the CEF, however, generates a collection of links to the QL plots for a period of interest, allowing us to check the data much more efficiently than ever. Hence this tool is powerful in finding interesting events of conjunction observations by satellites and ground-based instruments. The CEF is available in the Data ARchives and Transmission System (DARTS) at Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in Japan.
Key words: Solar-terrestrial physics, data analysis, quick-look plots, Conjunction Event Finder.

Corresponding author E-mail: miyasita@stelab.nagoya-u.ac.jp

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