To accomplish the Global Geospace Science (GGS) scientific goals, a need exists to quickly identify and provide widespread recognition of scientifically interesting phenomena (events) from the data acquired from the vast array of instrumentation on the GGS spacecraft, collaborating spacecrafcraft, and ground-based facilities. Events will generally be identified from Key Parameter (KP) data. A phenomenon identified as a GGS event should require for analysis data from multiple instruments on-board multiple spacecraft and possible from the ground-based facilities. A timely analysis of such events will require rapid access to the data and a scientist to lead the analysis activity.
The Catalog of GGS Events provides the mechanism for communicating to the GGS community the identification of events, their status, and the method by which Principal Investigators of the instruments from which data are needed can pledge priority processing of their data.
To become a Provisional Event with an entry in the Event Catalog, which provides a pointer to the Event Home Page, a scientist must submit an application for a Provisional Event based on the template provided in this document (see section 2) and must identify a Leader. The Leader has the following responsibilities:
a) Develop a Home Page for the Event.
b) Seek agreements with the investigators from whom data are required to provide the data in the necessary resolution and format.
c) Maintain the Home Page.
d) Submit the Event to the ISTP Project Scientist for approval as a Provisional Event.
e) Present the Provisional Event to the GGS Science Team for approval as an Approved Event.
f) Lead the analysis of the Event.
Column Contents 1 Start of event: YYDDD hhmm 2 End of event: YYDDD hhmm 3 Type of event 4 Name of Event Leader 5 Title and Pointer to Event Home Page 6 Status (P=Provisional; A=Approved)
At GGS Science Team meetings, the status of Event data submission will be reviewed.
Last updated: March 17, 1997