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Automation of collection and visualization of interplanetary medium and surface cosmic ray's data

Grant number: 11/14540-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2011
Effective date (End): July 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Geophysics
Principal Investigator:Marlos Rockenbach da Silva
Grantee:José Fernando Burdelis da Costa Neves
Host Institution: Instituto de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento (IP&D). Universidade do Vale do Paraíba (UNIVAP). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil


Geomagnetic storms are the events of solar origin that most influence the earth's environment. It may cause damage to the technological systems on board satellites, or even on the Earth's surface. This phenomenon is one of the most studied in space weather. An automatic system that monitors the occurrence of this phenomenon by analyzing Dst index data, enables the creation of a database with important information from these storms. From that information collected by the system, we can analyze the data of the interplanetary medium, through satellite data, generating plots of the relevant parameters for identifying the structure that caused the solar geomagnetic storm. This system will enable quick analysis of events, dispensing researchers to download data and produce plots, increasing the research time for the analysis and understanding of the mechanisms involved in these phenomena.(AU)

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