Software for viewing analyzed STARE HDF files
Note:The most user-friendly way to view STARE data
nowadays at FMI/GEO is to use the program IHMETYS. It provides a very
clear graphical user interface and enables one to plot STARE,
magnetometer and all-sky camera images on the same map. In addition
there is the command line tool GetSTAREdata which gives you interpolated STARE
electric field vectors at a set of any user-defined points and epochs. The text
below describes the older stare.t program which still works, but is
Then, you should be able to view those files by typing tela stare.t.
- To install Tela
- To get stare.t (Tela program)
- To get MAAMERI.HDF (Map file needed by stare.t)
- These files must be put somewhere along your TELAPATH. For
example, make a new directory /mydir/t for them, then setenv TELAPATH
:/mydir/t (if using csh/tcsh) or TELAPATH=/mydir/t; export TELAPATH
(if using sh/ksh/bash).
- To get some analyzed HDF files and put
them in /proj/STARE/yyyy/mm directories in your own machine.
If you don't want to use/install Tela, the analyzed files are gzipped
NCSA HDF files containing the
sttime,entime are vectors giving the start and end of each
20-second integration period, as seconds from the start of the UT day.
range is a 50-length vector giving the distance from the
radar in kilometers (usually extending from 495 km to 1230 km).
snr is a three-dimensional array of dimensions 8x50x4320
(8 beams from west to east, 50 ranges, and 4320 20-second integration periods
in 24 hours). This is the signal-to-noise ratio in dB. It has been
quantized to 0.1 dB accuracy.
vel is the Doppler velocity in m/s, quantized to 1 m/s. The sign
is positive towards the radar, except for the Norwegian radar for which
it is currently negative. (The stare.t program knows about this difference.)
It is possible for us to translate the HDF files into CDF files if needed.
Updated 16 Dec, 1999. Missing links fixed 19 Feb 2009.