The NOAA Goes-12 Solar X-Ray Imager (SXI) 1. Instrument, Operations, and Data

  title={The NOAA Goes-12 Solar X-Ray Imager (SXI) 1. Instrument, Operations, and Data},
  author={S. Hill and V. Pizzo and C. Balch and D. Biesecker and P. L. Bornmann and E. Hildner and L. Lewis and R. Grubb and M. P. Husler and K. Prendergast and J. Vickroy and S. Greer and T. Defoor and D. Wilkinson and R. Hooker and P. Mulligan and E. Chipman and H. Bysal and J. Douglas and Robert J. Reynolds and J. Davis and K. Wallace and K. Russell and K. Freestone and D. Bagdigian and T. Page and S. Kerns and R. Hoffman and S. Cauffman and M. Davis and R. Studer and F. Berthiaume and T. Saha and G. D. Berthiume and H. Farthing and F. Zimmermann},
  journal={Solar Physics},
  • S. Hill, V. Pizzo, +33 authors F. Zimmermann
  • Published 2005
  • Physics
  • Solar Physics
  • The Solar X-ray Imager (SXI) was launched 23 July 2001 on NOAA’s GOES-12 satellite and completed post-launch testing 20 December 2001. Beginning 22 January 2003 it has provided nearly uninterrupted, full-disk, soft X-ray solar images, with a continuous frame rate significantly exceeding that for previous similar instruments. The SXI provides images with a 1 min cadence and a single-image (adjustable) dynamic range near 100. A set of metallic thin-film filters provides temperature discrimination… CONTINUE READING
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