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Last Updated: 05/26/2022

Ovation-Prime

Version: 1.0

The OVATION Prime model was developed using energetic particle measurements from the polarorbiting Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellites and considers four types of aurorae: two types of discrete electron aurorae (1A: monoenergetic and 1B: broadband) and two types of diffuse aurorae (2A: electron and 2B: ion) [Newell et al., 2010]. The OVATION Prime model is written in IDL and was developed at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU-APL) by Patrick Newell and co-workers. The model may be freely downloaded from SourceForge.

Ovation Prime provides statistical distribution of auroral precipitation in the ionosphere obtained from 11 years of DMSP electrostatic analyzer data. Observations have been binned by magnetic local time and latitude and by solar wind parameters (Vx, By, Bz, N).

Figures

Ovation-Prime 1.0 sample output diagram 1Ovation-Prime 1.0 sample output diagram 2Ovation-Prime 1.0 sample output diagram 3

Domains

  • High Latitude Ionosphere / Auroral Region

Publications

Code

Code Languages: IDL

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