GOES Solar X-Ray Imager (SXI) L0 & L1b data from SWPC

GOES-SXI-SWPC

browse graphicSXI capturing solar activity on July 9, 2012
The Solar X-Ray Imager (SXI) instrument onboard GOES 12-15 is an X-ray telescope used for the early detection of solar flares, coronal mass ejections, and space phenomena that impact flight and satellite communications. The Solar X-ray Imager was the first X-ray telescope to record a 'full-disk' image of the Sun, thus providing forecasters with the ability to detect solar storms and issue real-time solar forecasts. The SXI instrument records coronal images in continuous sequence at 1-minute intervals. NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) received the SXI telemetry stream directly from GOES satellites, processed the data, and integrated the observations into space weather alerts and prediction services. This data collection includes Level-0 (L0) and Level-1b (L1b) SXI data from GOES 12-15. The temporal period of record (POR) extends from August 2001 to March 2020. The data are provided in FITS and PNG formats, and are accessible via direct download from NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). The data were produced by SWPC and are archived with NOAA's Comprehensive Large Array-Data Stewardship System (CLASS).
  • Cite as: GOES Solar X-Ray Imager (SXI) L1B & L2 data from SWPC. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [access date].
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  • FITS
  • PNG
DistributorNOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Dataset Point of Contact Customer Engagement Branch
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Time Period2001-08-13 to 2020-03-02
Spatial Reference SystemNon geographic dataset
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates Bounding coordinates not available
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2001-08-13
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress StatusComplete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency Not planned
PurposeTo provide early detection of solar flares, coronal mass ejections, and space phenomena that impact flight and satellite communications.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: GOES Solar X-Ray Imager (SXI) L1B & L2 data from SWPC. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [access date].
Cited Authors
  • Baugh, Kimberly
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI/GSB > Geophysical Science Branch
Originators
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/SWPC > Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC)
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solar-terrestrial Interactions > Solar Activity > Corona Holes
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solar-terrestrial Interactions > Solar Activity > Solar Flares
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solar-terrestrial Interactions > Solar Activity > Solar Imagery
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solar-terrestrial Interactions > Solar Activity > Solar X-rays
Data Center keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords
  • GOES-12 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - 12
  • GOES-13 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - 13
  • GOES-14 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - 14
  • GOES-15> Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - 15
Instrument keywords
  • SXI > Solar X-ray Imager
Place keywords
  • Geographic Region > Global
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: GOES Solar X-Ray Imager (SXI) L1B & L2 data from SWPC. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [access date].
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Access Constraints
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Fees
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
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Lineage StatementThe data were produced by NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC).
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Last Modified: 2023-11-17
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