Contributing Projects

Our primary objective with Swarm-Aurora is to develop tools that make the coordinated use of Swarm in situ and ground-based auroral imaging data easy and scientifically productive. The centerpiece of Swarm-Aurora is the Conjunction Finder which draws metadata (including summary data) from a database.

Currently, we provide summary data from the EFI and FGM/ASM instruments on-board the Swarm satellites in the form of a quick look EFI keogram and FAC plots. In addition we provide satellite ephemeris for Swarm, THEMIS, RBSP, Cluster, DMSP, MMS-1, e-POP, and SAMPEX. We also provide summary data obtained from several ground-based all-sky imager networks including AGO, MIRACLE, Rainbow, REGO, THEMIS, and TREx.

For further information about the ground-based ASIs, see the below figure. You can find details about raw data for the ASIs on the Data page.

Ground Based


Space Based

All ephemeris data is obtained from NASA's Satellite Situation Center. Satellite position is shown as a geographic footprint of the North and South magnetic field trace. For low earth orbiting satellites we show the footprint of the satellite in the concurrent hemisphere, conjugate position is not shown. However, for highly elliptical orbits, we display both the concurrent and conjugate footprint location, providing the actual satellite position is not near the equator (+/- 20° lat).

Summary data for Swarm also includes horizontal and vertical keograms generated from the EFI instrument, and FAC plots from the FGM/ASM instrument.