92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (January 22-26, 2012)

Monday, 23 January 2012
UV Data Products Derived From Low Earth Orbit Hyperspectral Imagers - Characterizing the State of the Ionosphere
Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Robert Schaefer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD; and L. J. Paxton, R. DeMajistre, J. Comberiate, S. Y. Hsieh, C. Selby, M. Weiss, B. Wolven, and Y. Zhang

Poster PDF (20.8 MB)

After 11 years of making remote UV hyperspectral observations of the Earth's ionosphere, APL's UV instruments are well characterized and able to support the derivation of a wide variety of important ionospheric and auroral zone data products. In this paper, we present highlights of the most recent advances in UV observations and newly designed data products, including: automated ionospheric bubble detection, 3-D tomographic electron density reconstruction, auroral boundary characterization, Global O/N2 ratio, Solar EUV flux (Qeuv), and a variety of other data products useful for characterizing space weather. We will describe these products and their utility to users.

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