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December 4, 2014: M6 Flare as Seen by Solar Dynamics Observatory & GOES

This visualization is another experiment combining two datasets, the imaging capability of the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and the X-ray flux measurments of the GOES satellite. It is focussed on the December 4, 2014 M6 flare.

The GOES satellite X-ray detector has defined the standard for classifying solar flares (see Classifying Solar Eruptions).


Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (Global Science and Technology, Inc.): Lead Animator
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Producer
Laurence Schuler (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Project Support
Ian Jones (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Project Support
William D. Pesnell (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio, the SDO Science Team, and the Virtual Solar Observatory.

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Data Used:
SDO/AIA/SDO QuickLook JPEG2000 Product also referred to as: SDO QuickLook Product
Observed Data
GOES/X-Ray/Data List also referred to as: GOES X-ray Flux
Observed Data - December 4, 2014
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

This item is part of this series:
Solar Dynamics Observatory: Year 5

GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Solar Flares
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Solar Ultraviolet
SVS >> Space Weather
SVS >> Solar Dynamics Observatory
SVS >> Heliophysics
SVS >> Corona
NASA Science >> Sun

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