Background to the Helioviewer Project
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There is a lot of heterogeneous solar and heliospheric data, distributed all over the world. The data can consist of images, time series, emission spectra, etc. Further, there are a number of feature and event catalogs, both manually and automatically populated, that describe discrete occurrences of physical phenomena. Yet most of these data observe the same physical system, namely the Sun and inner heliosphere. The aim of the Helioviewer Project is to design systems and services which give users everywhere the capability to explore the Sun and inner heliosphere and to give transparent access to the underlying data.
We are using a mix of new, novel and established technologies to provide clients that allow intuitive visual browsing of the Sun and inner heliosphere at arbitrary time and length-scales.
The project is open to allow others to develop their own client solutions based on the systems and services we are developing.