J. Space Weather Space Clim.
Volume 8, 2018
Measurement, Specification and Forecasting of the Solar Energetic Particle Environment and GLEs
|Number of page(s)||14|
|Published online||17 April 2018|
Database of episode-integrated solar energetic proton fluences
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2 Fifth Gait Technolgies, Inc., Torrance, CA 90504, USA
3 Radiation Effects and Analysis Group (REAG), Goddard Space Flight Center, 8800 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 31 January 2018
A new database of proton episode-integrated fluences is described. This database contains data from two different instruments on multiple satellites. The data are from instruments on the Interplanetary Monitoring Platform-8 (IMP8) and the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) series. A method to normalize one set of data to one another is presented to create a seamless database spanning 1973 to 2016. A discussion of some of the characteristics that episodes exhibit is presented, including episode duration and number of peaks. As an example of what can be understood about episodes, the July 4, 2012 episode is examined in detail. The coronal mass ejections and solar flares that caused many of the fluctuations of the proton flux seen at Earth are associated with peaks in the proton flux during this episode. The reasoning for each choice is laid out to provide a reference for how CME and solar flares associations are made.
Key words: energetic Particle / coronal mass ejections (CME) / episode characteristcs
© Z.D. Robinson et al., Published by EDP Sciences 2018
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