Data Base of McMurdo Neutron Monitor

McMurdo Neutron Monitor was situated in McMurdo, Antarctica
It was a project of The Bartol Research Institute, USA

Latitude: -77.90S
Longitude: 166.60E
Altitude: 48 m
Rigidity (1965): 0.0 GV
Standard atmoshperic pressure: 1007 mb
Barometric coefficient (2004): -0.71 %/mb
SF=100 (The mean count is around 1000000/hour or 16700/min,)

Prof. John W Bieber
Bartol Research Institute
217 Sharp Lab
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716 U.S.A.
Fax: 302-831-1843
Tel: 302-831-2240, Prof. John W. Bieber
E-mail Prof. John W. Bieber

Tel: 302-831-2988 , Prof. Paul Evenson
E-mail Prof. Paul Evenson

Tel: 302-831-8117 , K. Roger Pyle
E-mail K. Roger Pyle

Database contents of McMurdo neutron monitor data worked from 1960 (from 1996 18NM64). The interval of accumulation: hourly from 1960; besides, 1-minute data from 1998. An interactive access is possible to this database and FTP as well.

Interactive access

Data in this regime are available in graphical and in digital presentation as well. All graphical plots are given relative to February 1987.

Access by FTP

One-minute data are in directory ftp_NM1, hourly data in directory ftp_NM. Ground Level Enhancement (GLE) data are in the GLE directory. One-type data are presented in their own Format: hourly data in format C, 1-minute data in W format, and GLE data in GLE format.

There are three types of 1-minute data: neutron monitor data corrected for atmospheric pressure (C), atmospheric pressure (P), and neutron monitor data uncorrected for atmospheric pressure (U). Hourly data are presented uncorrected (U) and corrected for atmospheric pressure (P). Pressure corrected hourly data are kept as original (O) and corrected (C).