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Data Display and Download

FTP Download

The following sections describe data and software available via FTP download.

Please see Latest News for information about changes to this area.

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Data Files




  • Spectrograph - data from the Culgoora and Learmonth spectrographs.
    (large - approx 30MB day files - see README for details or select data to display)
  • Solar Images - from the Culgoora and Learmonth Solar Observatory.
    (large - approx 2Mb zipped hour files - see README for details)
  • Solar Radio Flux Data - from the Learmonth Solar Observatory.
    (different data files from 10Kb to 2Mb files - see README for details or select data to display)


  • GNSS Data - RINEX-format GPS data.
    (daily zip files < 600KB - see README for description of format)
  • Scintillation Data (ISM) - GPS Ionospheric Scintillation Monitor (ISM) data.
    (daily zip s4 data files about 300KB - see README for a description of the format)

Software Tools

Ionospheric Viewers

  • Win-32 Ionoscale - A software tool developed by Space Weather Services for scaling and browsing SWS clean format ionograms. It is used at SWS as the primary scaling tool. IonoScale ( was developed to run on Unix systems, but has been ported to run on the MS Windows OS.
  • Ionogram Viewer - An SWS Clean Ionogram Viewer (wdc_cid.jar and README) are available for download. This is a stand alone version of the Java applet for viewing and printing SWS clean format ionograms used on this website for realtime ionogram display. It also provides a simple scaling facility.
  • Generic Ionogram Viewer - An SWS developed generic Ionogram Viewer is available for download. This Java application has been developed as a simple multi format viewer for ionograms stored in the WDC. The application and documentaton are contained in a zip file "JionView.jar".

Solar Viewers

  • Solar Image Viewer - A Windows Culgoora H-Alpha image viewer is available for download (, see README for details. After installation you need to download zipped data files to the wdc_ib installation folder under the /Program Files/ on your PC.
  • Spectrograph Viewer - Two Windows spectrograph viewers are available for download. The (include README) is for Culgoora data and SRSDisplay.exe for Learmonth srs data. After download and installation of a special software, you need to download the raw spectrograph data files from the right station to your PC.
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