Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR)

Metadata Updated: February 8, 2018

The Deep Space Climate ObserVatoRy (DSCOVR) satellite is a NOAA operated asset at the first Lagrange (L1) point. The primary space weather instrument is the PlasMag suite. PlasMag includes a fluxgate magnetometer (MAG) that measures the local magnetic field, and a Faraday Cup (FC) that measures the solar wind bulk properties (wind speed, density and temperature). The PlasMag solar wind data are essential inputs for the forecasts and nowcasts provided to SWPC customers. The PlasMag data are also available to scientists for sensor cal/val and for research purposes. DSCOVR was launched on Feb. 11, 2015, so all data present in the Archive from earlier dates are data used for ground testing, and do not represent the space environment. DSCOVR became operational on July 27, 2016. End Of Life (EOL) is anticipated to be December 2019. NCEI plans to receive data until EOL, and will continue to archive the data in accordance with Data Center policies.

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Metadata Date November 29, 2016
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) July 27, 2016 (publication)
Frequency Of Update annually

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Nongeographicdataset
Metadata Date November 29, 2016
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) July 27, 2016 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Cite as: NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (2016): Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset., Distribution Liability: While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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Frequency Of Update annually
Graphic Preview Description Logo for the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite.
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Graphic Preview Type Joint Photographic Experts Group (jpg) format
Guid gov.noaa.ngdc.stp.swx:satellite-systems_dscovr
Harvest Object Id 39f70c09-6e4f-4f67-9cc6-e7e5736f1354
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System Geocentric Solar Ecliptic (GSE)
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2015-11-25

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