CME Event of July 23, 2012

Sonification of CME Event Radiation Levels as Recorded by STEREO A and B and LRO (CRaTER) Spacecraft with visuals showing the spread of the CME and magnetic field lines.

Visualization credit: http://ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov/RoR_WWW/SH/ENLIL/2013/Antti_Pulkkinen_051413_SH_2/Antti_Pulkkinen_051413_SH_2.html morphed with extra frames to match the sonification.

Radiation data recorded by 3 NASA spacecraft: LRO (using the CRaTER Instrument), STEREO A, and STEREO B. Colin Joyce's paper "Analysis of the potential radiation hazard of the 23 July 2012 SEP event observed by STEREO A using the EMMREM model and LRO/CRaTER describes the analysis" (in review) in detail.

The CME Radiation Levels are converted into music through a sonification design by Marty Quinn.

  • Flute is CRaTER
  • Piano is STEREO A
  • Bass, cello, and violin are STEREO B

All spacecraft data are expressed using the same scale of 43 notes from midi start note 30 using 7 note dominant flat 2 (with steps 1,3,1,2,2,1,2) scale. Notes are sustained or held (not played repetitively) when the data would create the same next note. This creates a melody with rhythm from the underlying data movement up and down. Data is mapped positively.

Each day goes by in 10 seconds.

CME Event of July 23, 2012

Sonification of CME Event Radiation Levels as Recorded by STEREO A and B and LRO (CRaTER) Spacecraft

CME Radiation Levels as music. Radiation data recorded by 3 NASA spacecraft: LRO (using the CRaTER Instrument), STEREO A, and STEREO B. Colin Joyce's paper "Analysis of the potential radiation hazard of the 23 July 2012 SEP event observed by STEREO A using the EMMREM model and LRO/CRaTER describes the analysis" (in review) in detail.

Sonification design by Marty Quinn

  • Flute is CRaTER
  • Piano is STEREO A
  • Bass, cello, and violin are STEREO B
  • All spacecraft data are expressed using the same scale of 43 notes from midi start note 30 using 7 note dominant flat 2 (with steps 1,3,1,2,2,1,2) scale. Notes are sustained or held (not played repetitively) when the data would create the same next note. This creates a melody with rhythm from the underlying data movement up and down. Data is mapped positively.

    Each day goes by in 10 seconds.

Ion Generation in the Arctic Atmosphere from 1963 to 2013

Multiscale sonification and visualization showing the last date of events at varying intensities.

Each level plot data plays as a scale of notes played on one of five instruments - one per plot level. The data controls the volume of the notes from high on the left to low pitch on the right. Left signifies closer to the earth, and right signifies higher up in the atmosphere. The range is from 10km to 100km up in the artic atmosphere.

Sonification design by Marty Quinn.

NOTE: The sounds start around 0:55 secs into the video as the data is sparse in the beginning years.

Solar Dynamics Observatory Highlights Video

With musical composition Una by Murcof

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Edited time lapse sequences of the sun’s atmosphere observed by the Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft between 2011 and 2015. This montage features excerpts of 4K full-disk pictures in extreme ultraviolet channels, mainly using wavelengths of 30.4 nm (50,000 Kelvin) partially in combination with 17.1 nm (6.3×105 Kelvin), and offers a glance at spicules, solar flares, filaments and an overview of the sun’s atmosphere.

The footage was captured by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) maintained by the Joint Science Operations Center (Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory in collaboration with Stanford University)

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