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Paper title Swarm space weather related data products provided by GFZ within the Swarm DISC framework
  1. Guram Kervalishvili GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences Speaker
  2. Jan Rauberg GFZ
  3. Lucas Schreiter GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences
  4. Ingo Michaelis GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences
  5. Martin Rother Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ
  6. Monika Korte GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
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  • B2. Earth Explorer missions
    • B2.05 Swarm - ESA's Extremely Versatile Magnetic Field and Geospace Explorer
Abstract text This submission discusses Swarm data products relevant for space weather monitoring delivered to ESA's payload data ground segment (PDGS) by GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences through the ESA’s Swarm data, innovation, and science cluster (DISC) activities. These Swarm products address phenomena in the magnetosphere-ionosphere-thermosphere system, e.g., the auroral electrojet and auroral boundaries (Swarm-AEBS, and the plasmapause related boundaries in the topside ionosphere (Swarm-PRISM, families derived from Swarm in-situ measurements. They include information on latitudinal profiles, peak current densities and boundaries of the auroral electrojet, as well as indices to locate the plasmapause, being the boundary of the plasmasphere. The ongoing Swarm DISC project topside ionosphere radio observations from multiple low Earth orbit (LEO)-missions (TIRO, will also deliver space weather related products from the CHAMP (2000-2010), GRACE (2002-2017) and GRACE-FO (since 2018) missions. In combination, these products form long-term series (two solar cycles) of GPS derived total electron content (TEC) from CHAMP, GRACE and GRACE-FO and in-situ electron density from the k-band ranging instrument (KBR) from GRACE and GRACE-FO. Products from the CHAMP and GRACE missions will be delivered as historical data and from the GRACE-FO mission as operational products.