2011 SuperDARN Workshop       

An integrated analysis platform powered by fitacf CDF and the THEMIS tool developed by ERG-Science Center (ERG-SC)

T. Hori (1) N. Nishitani (1), Y. Miyoshi (1), Y. Miyashita (1), K. Seki (1), T. Segawa (1), K. Hosokawa (2), A. S. Yukimatsu (3), Y. Tanaka (3), N. Sato (3), M. Kunitake (4), and T. Nagatsuma (4)
(1) Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
(2) The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan
(3) National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan
(4) National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Tokyo, Japan

abstract. The Energization and Radiation in Geospace (ERG) mission seeks to exploring dynamics of the radiation belt in the Earth?s inner magnetosphere with a space-borne probe (ERG satellite) in coordination with the related ground observations and simulations/modeling studies. For this mission, the ERG-Science Center (ERG-SC) will provide a useful data analysis platform based on the THEMIS Data Analysis software Suite (TDAS) which has been widely used by researchers and thus had a great success in producing many conjunction studies with the THEMIS spacecraft and ground data. To import SD data to this highly useful platform, ERG-SC developed the CDF design suitable for SD fitacf data and actually has applied it for SD data obtained by Japanese groups. We have also been developing IDL procedures to load the SD data in CDF and to generate various kinds of plots, not only R-T-I-type plots but also 2-D map plots with other data, such as all-sky images of THEMIS-GBO and orbital footprints of various satellites. So far we have completed the CDF conversion of Japanese SD radar data (HOK, KSR, SYE, SYS), which have already been made available freely to the Japanese community. ERG-SC is going to release to the international community the generated CDF files with the associated IDL procedures for use in TDAS during this year (2011). We are ready and quite positive to collaborate with the other radar groups to get more data involved in this data analysis platform. Hopefully the CDF-TDAS scheme by ERG-SC will make SD data more easily accessible and analyzable for researchers and thereby facilitate collaborative studies with other data in the upcoming era of the great exploration for the inner magnetosphere, carried out by the ERG(Japan)-ORBITALS(Canada)-RBSP(U.S.A.)-THEMIS(U.S.A.) fleet.

Sakaguchi KaoriNICT Japan