The NASA Space Weather App provides access to space environment information from the sun to the earth, giving users a look at complex physical processes as they evolve, and how these processes affect the near earth space environment. Enormous explosions of gas and charged particles from the sun, known as Coronal Mass Ejections or CMEs, can be viewed on the NASA Space Weather App minutes after an eruption has been observed from satellites like the joint European Space Agency and NASA mission Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), as well as NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory ( SDO ). The potential effects of such solar storms can also be viewed by accessing one of the many space weather model data products that use observational data to forecast potentially hazardous space environment effects. The Community Coordinated Modeling Center at NASA GSFC operates the largest collection of real- time space weather models in the community, and provides direct access to these real-time space weather simulation results through the NASA Space Weather App. In addition to the NASA provided observational and simulation data products, the NASA Space Weather App also utilizes external space weather resources from a host of collaborators such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and their Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES).
All data products (cygnets) in the NASA Space Weather application are user selectable, allowing customized display configurations that include only the cygnets of interest to each user. NASA Space Weather App has a catalog of over 200 unique space weather analysis data cygnets ranging from the solar domain all the way to the earth’s ionosphere. A new History Mode allows users to view and animate historical data for each of the cygnets.
Development of the iSWA (Integrated Space Weather Analysis) system and the NASA Space Weather Android App has been a joint activity between the Office of the Chief Engineer at NASA Headquarters and the Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate and the Science and Exploration Directorate at NASA Goddard. The iSWA system is located at NASA Goddard.
The Community Coordinated Modeling Center is funded by the Heliophysics Division in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, and the National Science Foundation.
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Special thanks to Microtel LLC for supporting the initial development of this app.