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Aurorasaurus database of real-time, crowd-sourced aurora data for space weather research

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>12/2018
<mark>Journal</mark>Earth and Space Science
Issue number12
Volume5
Number of pages11
Pages (from-to)970-980
Publication statusPublished
Early online date21/12/18
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This technical report documents the details of Aurorasaurus citizen science data for the period spanning 2015 and 2016 as well as its routine data filtering protocols. Aurorasaurus citizen science data is a collection of auroral sightings submitted to the project via its website or apps and mined from social media. It is a robust data set and particularly abundant during strong geomagnetic storms when auroral precipitation models have the highest uncertainty. These data are offered to the scientific community for use through an open‐access database in its raw and scientific formats, each of which is described in detail in this technical report. Furthermore, by demonstrating its scientific utility, we aim to encourage its integration into auroral research.

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Accepted for publication in Earth and Space Science. Copyright 2018 American Geophysical Union. Further reproduction or electronic distribution is not permitted