Interactive Multi-Instrument Database of Solar Flares [SSA]

Solar flares represent a complicated physical phenomenon observed in a broad range of the electromagnetic spectrum, from radiowaves to gamma-rays. For a complete understanding of the flares it is necessary to perform a combined multi-wavelength analysis using observations from many satellites and ground-based observatories. For efficient data search, integration of different flare lists and representation of observational data, we have developed the Interactive Multi-Instrument Database of Solar Flares ( The web database if fully functional and allows the user to search for uniquely-identified flare events based on their physical descriptors and availability of observations of a particular set of instruments. Currently the data from three primary flare lists (GOES, RHESSI and HEK) and a variety of other event catalogs (Hinode, Fermi GBM, Konus-Wind, OVSA flare catalogs, CACTus CME catalog, Filament eruption catalog) and observing logs (IRIS and Nobeyama coverage), are integrated, and an additional set of physical descriptors (temperature and emission measure) is provided along with observing summary, data links and multi-wavelength light curves for each flare event since January, 2002. We think that the created instrument will allow researchers significantly speed up the search of events of interest for statistical and case studies.

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V. Sadykov, R. Gupta, A. Kosovichev, et. al.
Mon, 13 Feb 17

Comments: 15 pages, 3 figures, 2 tables