The NOAA Real-Time Solar-Wind (RTSW) System using ACE Data

  title={The NOAA Real-Time Solar-Wind (RTSW) System using ACE Data},
  author={R. D. Zwickl and K. A. Doggett and Susan R. Sahm and W. P. Barrett and Richard Grubb and Thomas R. Detman and V. J. Raben and C. W. Smith and Pete Riley and Robert E. Gold and R. A. Mewaldt and T. Maruyama},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
The Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) RTSW system is continuously monitoring the solar wind and produces warnings of impending major geomagnetic activity, up to one hour in advance. Warnings and alerts issued by NOAA allow those with systems sensitive to such activity to take preventative action. The RTSW system gathers solar wind and energetic particle data at high time resolution from four ACE instruments (MAG, SWEPAM, EPAM, and SIS), packs the data into a low-rate bit stream, and… 
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