Coordination Action for the integration of


Solar System Infrastructures and Science

Reference Material

Standards Organizations

  International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA)    [Link]
  International Planetary Data Alliance (IPDA)    [Link]
  Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS)    [Link]
  International Organization for Standardization (ISO)    [Link]

  Dublin Core Metadata Element Set    [Link]

Data Access Standards

  Various standards devekoped by the IVOA    [Link]
    – (incl. VOEvents, VORegistry, VOSpace, VOResource and VODataService)
  Various standards devekoped by the IPDA    [Link]
    – (incl. PDAP)

File Related Links

  Filenames
    IAU Guidelines for Data archives    [Link]
    Kanzelhohe filename convention    [Link]

  File Formats
    Flexible Image Transport System (FITS) Support Office    [Link]
    Common Data Format (CDF) Support Office    [Link]

  FITS Keywords
    Solarsoft Overview of FITS keywords    [Link]
    Comparison of FITS keywords of solar images for Helioviewer    [Link]
    Recommendations for FITS headers (An SPD Poster by J.A. Hourclé, NASA-GSFC)    [PDF]

    Kanzelhohe-specific FITS keywords and FITS Sample Headers    [Link]
    STEREO/SECCHI FITS Header Keyword Definition    [PDF]
    SDO/AIA FITS keywords for Scientific Usage    [PDF]
    PROBA2/SWAP Description of the FITS file headers    [Link]

    A mapping of FITS keywords to the IVOA Spectral data model is provided at the end of this document    [PDF]

Bibliography – Coordinates

Title, Authors Reference Comment Link
   Spatial Coodinates
"Coordinate systems for solar image data", W. T. Thompson A&A 449, 791-803 (2006) Solar coordinates [Ref]
"Heliospheric coordinate systems", M. Fraänz, D. Harper Planetary and Space Science, 50, pp 217-233, 2002 Heliospheric coordinate [Ref]
"Space Physica Coordinates Transforms: A User Guide", M. Hapgood Planer. Space Sci.. Vol. 40, No. 5. pp. 71l-717, 1992 Space physica coordinates [Ref]
"Corrigendum to Space Physica Coordinates Transforms: A User Guide", M. Hapgood Planet. Space Sci., Vol. 45, No. S,, p. 1047, 1997 Corrigendum to above [Ref]
"Coordinate Systems for Space and Geophysical Applications", K. H. Bhavnani and R. P. Vancour PL-TR-91-229, US Air Force Systems Command, 1991 Space and Geophysical coordinates [Ref]
"Cartographic Standards" Chapter 2 in Planetary Data System Standards Reference JPL D-7669, 2009 Planetary coordinates [Ref]
"MHD Processes in the Outer Heliospehere", L.F. Burlaga Space Science Reviews, 39 (1984) 255-316. 0038-6308 IHG coordinate system [Ref]
"Structural and Dynamical Aspects of the Distant Magnetotail determined from ISEE-3 Plasma Measurements", E. W. Hones, JR., R. D. Zwickl, T. A. Fritz and S. J. Bane Space Sci., Vol. 34, No. Ill, pp. 889-901, 1986 GSW coordinate system [Ref]
"Global configuration of the magnetotail current sheet as derived from Geotail, Wind, IMP 8 and ISEE 1/2 data", Tsyganenko, N.A., Karlsson, S.B.P., Kokubun, S., Yamamoto, T., Lazarus, A.J., Ogilvie, K.W., Russell, C.T. and Slavin, J.A. Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 103, Issue A4, p. 6827-6842, 1998 GSW coordinate system [Ref]
"Modelling long-term trends in lunar exposure to the Earth's plasmasheet", M. Hapgood Ann. Geophys., 25, 2037-2044, 2007 Appendix: Coordinate system nomenclature [Ref]
   Temporal Coodinates
ISO 8601:2004 – Standard for the representation of dates and times International Organization for Standardization Formats for dates and times [Ref]