Find Conjunctions Quickly

The Swarm-Aurora project was designed to facilitate and drive the use of Swarm in auroral science, and push Swarm beyond its primary mission objective to become a key instrument in auroral science research. The primary objective of Swarm-Aurora is to build a bridge between Swarm data, the Swarm science community, and optical images of the aurora collected primarily by ground-based All-Sky Imagers (ASIs).

We aim to acheive this by providing an easy-to-use and fast web interface to interact with a large array of summary data products from both ground-based and satellite instruments.

This movie aims to illustrate the vast amount of ground-based instruments spanning the globe and just how many possibilities for conjunctions with Swarm there are.

Conjunction Finder and Keogram Browser

We have built two web interfaces to browse summary data. First, and our main focus of the project, is the Conjunction Finder. It focuses on satellite data and helping you find conjunctions with ground-based instrumentation.

Second is the Keogram Browser. Alternatively, it focuses only on the ground-based instrumentation and displays keograms.

View the Conjunction Finder   
View the Keogram Browser

Satellite Finder

The Satellite Finder is a tool for efficiently finding the current position of a satellite, primarily in real-time. Additionally, you can adjust the settings to see where a satellite was (or will be) at a given time.

For example, if you're wondering if Swarm or ePOP is going to fly over a certain location in the next 20 minutes, just enable the satellite you're interested in and which hemisphere, and watch the map constantly update every minute. To utilize a more in-depth map, there is also a quick-link button that drops a pin on Google Maps for the current satellite you're tracking.

View the Satellite Finder

AuroraX Integration

AuroraX will be the world's first and foremost data platform for auroral science. The primary objective of AuroraX is to enable mining and exploration of existing and future auroral data, enabling key science and enhancing the benefits of the world's investment in auroral instrumentation.

Continued development of Swarm-Aurora has been included in the AuroraX project. Using the AuroraX Conjunction search, you can automatically find conjuctions and view them in Swarm-Aurora with a single click. Head on over to AuroraX and try it out!

Go to AuroraX