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SORCE Monitors Solar Variability during Record Solar Flares - Video version

The SORCE mission monitors solar variability to determine its impact on the Earth's climate. The X-ray photometer aboard SORCE observes the record-breaking solar flares in the Fall of 2003. The line graph shows the photometer's measured solar radiation flux in the 1-7 nanometer wavelength band (x-ray) measured in milliwatts per square meter. The ultraviolet (195 angstrom) imagery from SOHO/EIT (green) illustrates where the flares (the bright white spots) are located on the solar disk. This version has the contents slightly smaller for use in video.

Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
Marte Newcombe (GST): Animator
Gary Rottman (University of Colorado/LASP): Scientist
Tom Woods (University of Colorado): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE)

Data Used:
SOHO/Extreme-UV Imaging Telescope (EIT)/195 Filter also referred to as: SOHO/EIT 195
NASA and ESA - 2003/10/25-2003/11/07
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This item is part of these series:
SORCE and Solar Flares
Halloween Solar Storms 2003: A Multi-Mission View
Astrophysics Stills

Goddard TV Tape:

SVS >> Solar Radiation
DLESE >> Space science
SVS >> X-ray
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Solar Active Regions
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Solar Flares
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Ultraviolet Imagery
NASA Science >> Sun
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Energetic Particle Flux >> X-ray Flux
SVS >> Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging
SVS >> EUV Imaging

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version