Virtual Magnetospheric Observatory (VMO, UCLA)

The Virtual Magnetospheric Observatory (VMO) is a distributed data environment with a web-accessible graphical user interface and application programming interface that provides unified data discovery and retrieval. Magnetospheric mission data are publicly available from a diverse group of geographically dispersed service providers whose capabilities range from simple FTP service to HTTP-based, query-enabled sites; from single instrument data services to large, multi-spacecraft data archives. The diversity of mission data services is expected to further increase with time. Therefore, it is desireable to establish a data environment that connects the data services and allows user access to them via a common interface.