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Getting data


This page displays the data sets available to explore through SPIDR's Guru Interface. It immediately follows the registration page, after clicking on the "Guided by Guru >>>" link.

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The data sets are broken down between plots, images, and tables. For this tutorial, image and table sets can be ignored.

  1. - To select a data set, click the small bubble directly to the right of the desired set. In this tutorial, "GOES - Geosynchronous Operational Environmental Satellites" is the proper set.
  2. - The blue underlined text is the link to use to proceed.
  3. - It is important to point out that the "Advanced User >>>" link on the screen's left side should be avoided during this tutorial; it offers no assistance to the user, should any confusion arise.

Getting data


SPIDR will display a list of stations and satellites across the planet that take in the selected data. From here, one, or multiple, sources can be selected.

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This allows the user to determine how much data is actually used.

  1. - GOES-5 through GOES-12 are available for selection. Select "GOES-6."
  2. - Clicking on the "Parameters will be selected ?" button takes the user to the next page.

Getting data


The next page displays the parameters for the data set, where the user selects the type of data needed.

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The selections are broken down into two sections.

  1. - From the options on the left side, select "Electrons." From the group on the right, highlight "Corrected Proton Channels."
  2. - Clicking on the blue text at the bottom advances to the next screen.

Getting data


This page brings everything that has been done so far to fruition.

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All the available data is displayed onscreen; all that's left to do is to choose what to do with it.

1 - The end data is displayed under the "Selected Parameters and Stations" heading. A series of check boxes are on the left side of the display, allowing the user to pick and choose from the available data. Select the "GOES-6" data.

2 - Several options are available under "Next Step." They include the ability to:

  • Download data from the Data Basket to the user's personal computer (explained later)
  • Plot the selected data as a series of GIF images
  • Add more data (ignore this for now)
  • Change time interval (explained shortly)
  • Clear the selected parameters/stations (ignore this as well)

3 - The second option down, "Plot parameters from the User Data Basket," is the best one to use for this tutorial.


Getting data

Getting data

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