Introduction

An interface for the provision of the outputs of the HESPERIA real-time forecasting tools (REleASE, UMASEP 500), in both pictorial and textual form, was developed in the framework of the project.  In particular:

REleASE outputs

The REleASE forecasting scheme provides up to an hour warning time before the protons of 30-50 MeV arrive at Earth, using SOHO/EPHIN (v > 0.9 c) and near-relativistic ACE/EPAM (v <0.8 c) electron measurements. The stored outputs of REleASE include real-time data of electrons and the forecasted proton fluxes in 30, 60 and 90 minutes, as well as the corresponding plots. In addition, REleASE performs forecasts in retrospect, based on historical data. In both cases, the algorithm that is being used is the same. The difference is the data gaps, i.e. historical data have much less data gaps compared to the real-time ones.  Furthermore, virtual REleASE predictions for time periods prior to the initiation of the  HESPERIA project (before 2015) can also be retrieved. All of the aforementioned outputs are stored in the HESPERIA database server and are available to the end users of HESPERIA.

UMASEP 500  outputs

UMASEP 500 makes real-time predictions for E>500 MeV Solar Energetic Particle (SEP) events. Both the graphical and textual outputs of the UMASEP forecaster are imported to the HESPERIA database server and are available to the end users of HESPERIA.

Short manual for the retrieval of the outputs from the forecasting tools real-time predictions [plots]

  • A user may select to retrieve forecasts [plots] from any of the forecasting tools, that have been stored in the HESPERIA database server in real-time.

  • In order to select a time stamp [date/time] for the plot retrieval, the user should make use of the To: option in the data retrieval interface form. The From: option is not being used for the retrieval.

Real time predictions [plots]

  • A user may select to retrieve forecasts [plots] from any of the forecasting tools, that have been stored in the HESPERIA database server in real-time.
  • In order to select a timestamp [date/time] for the plot retrieval, the user should make use of the To: option in the data retrieval interface form. The From: option is not being used for the retrieval.

Predictions based on historical data [plots]

  • A user may select to retrieve forecasts [plots] from the REleASE forecasting tool, based on historical data, stored in the HESPERIA database server.
  • In order to select a timestamp [date/time] for the plot retrieval, the user should make use of the To: option in the data retrieval interface form. The From: option is not being used for the retrieval.

Predictions for all forecasting tools [textual]

  • A user may select any of the available options for the retrieval of data that are stored in the HESPERIA database server.
  • In order to select a timestamp [date/time] for the data retrieval, the user should make use of the To: option as well as the From: option in the data retrieval interface form.
  • The user retrieves the data [textual] as an ASCII [print on screen] and a .csv file [download]
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