Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission


Launched in November 2013 and entered the Mars orbit in September 2014, MAVEN spacecraft has been exploring the upper atmosphere of Mars in an unprecedented detail.

SEEDS (Solar Eruptive Event Detection System)


The goal of SEEDS is to automatically detect, characterize and classify transient/eruptive solar events, including CMEs, coronal dimmings, and flares, using state-of-the-art image processing, machine learning and data mining techniques.

At the present stage of development, we have implemented two modules to automatically detect, track, and characterize CMEs based on SOHO LASCO C2 observations.

(1) A near-real-time module

(2) A CME catalog starting from 1996

A CME catalog based on STEREO SECCHI COR2 observations is forthcoming.

Data usage: While the SEEDS CME catalog is timely and non-subjective, precaution must be taken when used for research. An automated catalog may be associated with certain computational biases.
Acknowledgment: This project has been supported by NASA Living With a Star Program and NASA Applied Information Systems Research Program.

Links to other SOHO/LASCO and STEREO CME catalogs:

CACTUS – generated by the software package “Computer Aided CME Tracking” (Automated).
ARTEMIS – generated by “Automatic Recognition of Transient Events and Marseille Inventory from Synoptic maps” (Automated)
CDAW Catalog – generated by visual manual methods (Manual).
NRL LASCO CME List – generated by operators (Manual).
COR1 CME Catalog – generated by the STEREO COR1 team (Manual)
HI1 Event List – generated by the STEREO HI1 UK team (Manual)

Curators: Oscar Olmedo …

Chianti Database

CHIANTI Version 7.1 released   website

An Atomic Database for Spectroscopic Diagnostics of Astrophysical Plasmas.
George Mason University (USA) – University of Michigan (USA) – University of Cambridge (UK)

CHIANTI consists of a critically evaluated set of up-to-date atomic data, together with user-friendly programs written in Interactive Data Language (IDL) and Python to calculate the spectra from astrophysical plasmas.

The CHIANTI package is freely available.

If you use the package, we only ask you to appropriately  acknowledge CHIANTI . .

The main feature of CHIANTI Version 7.1 is the inclusion of a large number of configurations to the atomic models of Fe VIII to XIV. These configurations give rise to a forest of spectral lines in the 50-170 A wavelength range that contribute significantly to the total radiative output of the Sun at those wavelengths. Also, they give rise to several strong lines that are currently neglected by spectral codes, and provide significant contributions to the SDO/AIA bandpasses centered at 94A and 131A. These data are calculated using the Flexible Atomic Code (FAC) under the distorted wave approximation. Additional data for a few more ions are included, that improve the available datasets for a few ions, and correct a few glitches for other ions at all wavelength …


In space physics, there is a very large effort to create standard metadata for data products [5]. The most important reason for this is to enable search; the number of data products is increasing, and with the advent of small satellites [6][7], we will likely double the number of available data products in a very short amount of time.  In our proposal for the ViRBO project, we laid out a plan to build on an existing code base that had metadata search, discovery, access, version control, and edit functions. The developers of this code base are from GC RAS and NGDC, and as part of the ViRBO project, we have significantly extended its capabilities.

ViRBO (Virtual Radiation Belt Observatory)

ViRBO (Virtual Radiation Belt Observatory) is one of the domain-specific virtual observatories in the NASA Heliophysics Data Environment[1] program.

ViRBO provides access to metadata, data, visualizations, and services related to Earth’s radiation belt. ViRBO also hosts web pages and presentation documents associated with radiation belt-related science meetings and workshops….

About TSDS (Time Series Data Server)

Time Series Data Server (TSDS) is a software package for implementing a server that provides fast super-setting, sub-setting, filtering, and uniform gridding of time series-like data.

TSDS was developed to respond quickly to requests for long time spans of data.

Space Weather Forecasting Contest

The Space Weather Forecasting Contest is a competition to predict a few space weather environment parameters. The goal of this contest is to allow students and professionals from around the world to learn and experience about space weather by actively trying to predict it.


Autoplot is software developed for the Virtual Observatories in Heliophysics to provide intelligent and automated plotting capabilities for many typical data products that are stored in a variety of file formats or databases. Autoplot has proven to be a flexible tool for exploring, accessing, and viewing data resources as typically found on the web, usually in the form of a directory containing data files with multiple parameters contained in each file.

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