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Next Generation Space Weather Software
User's Manual (78-pages) [9.8MB - PDF]
Image Layouts for SWIM *
We are pleased to announce the release of SWIM Version 1.031,
the most advanced Space Weather Information Monitor in the World.
- Version 1.031 has been updated to collect
and display data from the new primary and secondary spacecraft assignments
for all data. New Screen-Alerts are also available as well as updated image
- Monitor, display, animate or print to your
printer over 150 space-weather related Internet resources, in real-time.
- Use SWIM to expand and manage THOUSANDS
of additional internet resources quickly and easily.
- Simply cut and paste Internet URLs of resources
you find interesting and SWIM will immediately begin managing those resources
- Configure each resource independently.
- Specify how often each resource should
be refreshed from the Internet.
- Specify how much disk space each resource
should be allowed to consume.
- Indicate what conditions should exist
for SWIM to dynamically change refresh rates or disk storage sizes - without
- Create and save your own image layouts.
E-mail and share your own layout creations with others.
- Retrieve the latest space weather forecasts
and summary reports. Add any number of other textual reports you find on the
- There is no limit to how large (or small)
an image may be that is retrieved from the Internet. SWIM will dynamically
resize itself to the image.
- Plot and archive a large assortment of
real-time space weather data:
- Solar x-rays (1 to 8 Angstrom and 0.5
to 4.0 Angstrom bands) from the GOES primary and secondary spacecraft.
- GOES primary and secondary spacecraft
Energetic Protons at >1, >5, >10, >30, >50 and >100
- >0.6 and >2.0 MeV electrons from
GOES-12, as well as 24-hour electron fluence levels.
- Thule, Greenland Neutron Monitor data.
- Magnetometer data from the GOES primary
and secondary birds (all orthogonal components).
- Solar wind velocity.
- Solar wind density.
- Solar wind temperature.
- Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF)
magnitude (Bx, By, Bz and Bt).
- IMF Theta and Phi angles.
- Differential electron flux from the
ACE spacecraft (2 energy channels).
- Differential proton flux from the ACE
spacecraft (multiple energy channels).
- Integral proton flux from the ACE spacecraft
(>10 and >30 MeV).
- Predicted magnetospheric RAM pressure
from the solar wind.
- Predicted magnetospheric polar cap
- Transit time for the solar wind to
reach the Earth from the ACE spacecraft.
- Orbital Distance of the ACE spacecraft
from the Earth.
- SWIM includes interactive and dynamic user
controls for viewing all plotted data, including:
- Zoom controls - zoom in on any area
of any data plot.
- Pan controls - pan around a plot while
- Change the colors of plot lines, grid
lines, chart backgrounds, foregrounds, gradients, etc. to suit your individual
- Load any number of days of data and
plot together on one chart. Then zoom in on areas of interest.
- Navigate to any date.
- Optional master database (>~2 gigabytes
of data) may be purchased and used in SWIM to provide a contiguous database
of almost all plots from late 1996 to the present (almost a complete solar
- Print any plotted chart to your printer
- in full color.
- SWIM provides free and unlimited access
to our full digital SMS warning service using a built-in SMS interface control
- Receive solar flare alerts, interplanetary
shock detection alerts, geomagnetic activity index (observed Kp and predicted
Kp) alerts, auroral activity sighting notifications, IMF alerts, proton
and electron density alerts, solar radio sweep and tenflare event alerts,
and/or space weather summary statistics information. This is the most
comprehensive and user-customizable service available. And it's all freely
available to owners of SWIM. Your computer does not need to be turned
on for these SMS services to be received if you have an SMS capable cellular
phone or pager that can receive Internet e-mail.
- Track near real-time geomagnetic A and
K indices from a global network of magnetic observatories.
- Receive near real-time auroral activity
sighting reports from the Global Auroral Activity Observation Network.
- Submit your own sighting reports to the
Network using SWIM.
- Screen alerts let you define what conditions
will cause SWIM to force itself to become visible.
- All Internet data is retrieved using background
- SWIM supports the simultaneous retrieval
of up to 10 Internet images at a time for maximal throughput on fast Internet
connections. Each user can adjust this limit to suit his or her own needs.
- SWIM includes a printable 79-page color
users manual in Adobe Acrobat Reader format.
Sample screen-captures of SWIM in operation:
(User's of our STD Aurora Monitor will immediately notice a similarity in the
looks and some of the features of SWIM. However, the similarities end there. SWIM was written from the ground up
and is far more advanced and sophisticated than the STD Aurora Monitor will ever be.)
Use SWIM to zoom in on an area of a plot. The following example shows a plot
of solar x-rays during a long-duration minor M-class solar flare event. Inset in the lower-right corner of this
screen-captured image is another smaller screen-captured image that was taken after SWIM was used to zoom in on
the M-class flare. Extremely detailed measurements and analysis can be performed using the zoom tool. In this example,
the inset image shows SWIM being used to measure the integrated x-ray flux of the flare.
In the following example, SWIM displays a large 1031x1031 pixel image of the
solar corona using SOHO's LASCO instrument. The screen-captured image below has been resized to better fit on this
web page. If the image displayed by SWIM is too large to entirely fit on the screen, SWIM automatically displays
scroll-bars (as is visible in this example) so you can navigate areas of the image that are not visible. Amateurs
around the world have used these large format images to find new sun-grazing comets. And with the animation controls
available in SWIM, finding them is made simpler.
Add your own images and tabs (or even create entirely new and extensive "trees"
of tabs) to the layout by simply right-clicking on an image and selecting from the options. There are no limits
to what you can do.
Virtually Any image on the Internet
can be monitored and managed using SWIM. Resources do not have to be space weather
related. For example, the following screen shows the current observed sea-surface
temperatures on the Earth.
And this example shows currently observed magnitudes and locations of Earthquakes.
Inset within this screen in the upper-left is a smaller screen-captured image of SWIM displaying the current Astronomy
Picture of the Day image!
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The image tabs in the above examples appear (by default) on the left-side of the SWIM windows. If you don't like
this, it is simple to change. Simply click a button in the Options to change SWIM so it displays the tabs along
the right side, or the top side, or even the bottom of the SWIM window. There are many other controls available to make SWIM an enjoyable
and fun tool to use.
Order SWIM today!
- Pentium 4 microprocessor (the faster the
- Supported Platforms: Windows 7 (see below), Windows XP or Vista,
Windows 2000, Windows NT4.0 (Service Pack 5 or higher).
- 128 MB of memory recommended minimum.
- Monitor capable of displaying at least
800x600 pixels (minimum). Recommended: 1024x768 or larger.
- At least 100 to 200 MB of free hard-disk
space (up to 2 gigabytes may be required for the optional database)