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GENESIS SOLAR WIND DATA PRODUCTS
AND THEIR APPROPRIATE USE

The Genesis Science team is pleased by your interest in the Genesis solar wind data!
For general help, or answers to specific questions, please get in touch with us: refer to our contact list.

There are three principal types of Genesis solar wind data, all described below:


LEVEL 2 DATA

Checked and verified Genesis solar wind parameters are issued as Level 2 data. The Level 2 data are openly available and intended for scientific study. We encourage you to consult members of the Genesis Science Team when using these data. If you make use of any Genesis data in presentations or papers, we ask that you acknowledge Roger Wiens and the Los Alamos Genesis Science Team. In addition, we would appreciate your sending copies of any presentations and publications that make use of the Genesis data. By doing so you will help us to keep a record all scientific use of the Genesis data, so that we can report to NASA, our sponsor, the value and scientific impact of the Genesis mission.


BROWSE DATA

Browse Data are produced autonomously onboard the Genesis spacecraft. Browse Plots and Data Files are posted on this web site as soon as they are available. The Browse solar wind parameters are generally quite reliable. However the Browse Plots and Data Files posted here are not checked for accuracy or validity before they appear on this web site.

Browse Data as posted are not considered citable, because they have not been scrutinized. You are encouraged to contact members of the Genesis Science team when using these data. If you choose not to consult the Genesis Science Team regarding the validity of the Browse Data, you are proceeding at your own risk. Browse Data are intended to be used for monitoring recent solar wind behavior, and for identifying interesting time intervals worthy of further study. Data suitable for scientific study without further processing will be released and and made accessible here as Level 2 Data.

When making use of the Browse Data in public presentations, we ask that you:

In addition, we would appreciate your sending copies of any presentations and publications that make use of the Genesis data. By doing so you will help us to keep a record all scientific use of the Genesis data, so that we can report to NASA, our sponsor, the value and scientific impact of the Genesis mission.

Browse data comes in three types:

The near-final data supercedes the quick-look data, and the final data in turn supercede the near-final data. Browse Data Plots are made from quick-look data and posted as soon as that quick-look data is available. The Browse Data Plots will be automatically updated when a superceding data product becomes available. Browse plots are labeled (q), (n), or (f) to indicate the type of source data.


LEVEL 1 DATA

Level 1 data contains spacecraft telemetry data re-packaged into hdf format by JPL for LANL science team use. Level 1 data requires significant further processing to be useful for scientific study. For that reason it is extremely unlikely that anyone outside the Genesis Science Team will have a need for Level 1 data. Level 1 data will be archived with the NSSDC.

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