Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Asikainen, Timo
Organisation OY
Project title
Scientific introduction of the corrected NOAA/MEPED energetic particle database
Decision No. 292712
Decision date 29.04.2015
Funding period 01.09.2015 - 31.08.2017
Funding 140 000
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Project description
The polar orbiting NOAA/POES satellites have measured energetic particles for over 30 years. Up to now the usage of these valuable data has been limited by the several instrumental problems that degrade the data quality. We have recently corrected the entire NOAA particle dataset for these problems. In this project we will unleash the scientific potential of this unique database and introduce it to the scientific community as an online database accessible through the internet. We will use the data to study various topics related to space weather, space climate and the effects the energetic particles have on the atmosphere. The studies will be done in collaboration with ReSoLVE Centre of Excellence and several international consortia like COST, eHeroes and ESPAS. The purpose of this application is to seek continued funding for the research costs of the project including funds necessary for supporting the established research group.