Coronal Mass Ejection Database
Welcome to the STEREO/SECCHI/COR2 CME-Database of the Institute for Astrophysics, University of Goettingen, Germany. This site provides currently information on identified CMEs in the SECCHI/COR2 synoptic movies available at the NRL SECCHI website in the SECCHI/COR2 field of view at distances between 2 - 15 solar radii. Since launch of the STEREO mission in October 2006, 1071 bright above the coronal background appearing CMEs were identified from January 2007 until end of December 2011. For these events the database contains information about basic CME properties comparable to the SOHO/LASCO CME catalog and spacecraft positions. Out of a selected set of 264 CMEs, which appeared very clear in brightness and structure, 241 ot them were analyzed with the Graduated Cylindrical Shell (GCS) modeling technique developed by Thernisien, Vourlidas and Howard in 2006 based on the 3D CME scheme introduced by Cremades and Bothmer in 2004.
This database has been established through the Ph.D. thesis studies of Eckhard Bosman carried out in the framework of the DLR project STEREO/Corona, the EU FP7 project SOTERIA and continued in the EU FP7 projects AFFECTS and HELCATS under supervision by Dr. Volker Bothmer as head of the Institute's Solar and Heliospheric Physics and Space Weather Working Group. The database maintained by Eckhard Bosman and Volker Bothmer serves as a basis for facilitating studies leading to a deeper understanding of the 3D structure of CMEs. You find more information under "Background" and "Database". For use of the information provided please refer to the "Credits" and "Data Policy" section.
We acknowledge close collaborations with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Washington, DC (Dr. Russ A. Howard (PI of STEREO/SECCHI), Dr. Angelos Vourlidas and Dr. Arnaud Thernisien) and the Karl- Franzens-University of Graz (Ass. Prof. Mag. Dr. Manuela Temmer).
The database was implemented by Julius Achenbach based on the initial framework established by Sabyasachi Ghosh.