Welcome to the Virtual Solar Terrestrial Observatory
The Virtual Solar Terrestrial Observatory (VSTO) is a unified semantic environment serving data from diverse data archives in the fields of solar, solar-terrestrial, and space physics (SSTSP), currently:
  • Upper atmosphere data from the CEDAR (Coupling, Energetics and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions) archive
  • Solar corona data from the MLSO (Mauna Loa Solar Observatory) archive
The VSTO portal uses an underlying ontology (i.e. an organized knowledge base of the SSTSP domain) to present a general interface that allows selection and retrieval of products (ascii and binary data files, images, plots) from heterogenous external data services.
Note: Adding a Security Exception when logging in to VSTO to access data.
 
Acknowledgments
VSTO is a collaboration of the ESSL/HAO (High Altitude Observatory) and CISL/SCD (Scientific Computing Division) divisions at NCAR with McGuinness Associates, funded by the National Science Foundation.
This study made use of the CEDAR Database at the National Center for Atmospheric Research which is supported by the National Science Foundation.
This study made use of data from the Mauna Loa Solar Observatory operated by the High Altitude Observatory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research which is supported by the National Science Foundation.