Requesting Data

How To Get Data from SERC

We define some terms as follows:
First Party...Space Environment Research Center, Kyushu University, Japan.
Second Party...A location that is hosting MAGDAS instrument.
Third Party...All others.

Second Party has the privilege to access 1-second
realtime or corrected data of its station or stations.

Second Party also has the privilege to access 1-minute
realtime data of its station or stations.

And Second Party has the privilege to access 1-minute
corrected data of all the stations of the First Party.
Data can be accessed via the ftp site of the First Party.

Third Parties are also invited to use SERC data.
However, Third Parties must apply for permission by
completing the "Data Request Form" below. Please complete,
sign, and send to the First Party.

Third Parties are permitted to use 1-minute corrected data
(and 1-second corrected data after 3 years have gone by) from the
First Party. But the Third Party is required to propose some kind of
research collaboration with the First Party because the First
Party reserves the right to make alterations in plans when there
is overlap with the research themes of other Second or Third Parties.
In addition, the Third Party is expected to offer publication co-authorship
to First and relevant Second Parties.

In any case, for the release of 1-second data, priority goes to
First Party and Second Parties. So Third Parties must wait
three years for such data.

Finally, anything is possible if Second and Third Parties
make the effort to negotiate with PI.
If you have a good research plan, please send it to

********************* Data Request Form *********************

PI of the MAGDAS Project

Please print very clearly:

Your Name: _____________________________________________

Your Position: _____________________________________________

Your Institute: _____________________________________________

Your telephone or fax number:
(please include country code) ______________________________

Your email address: _________________________________________

Purpose of Request Data:




Please specify your request in this way:
station code (3 characters), and time period (yyyymmdd).
For example:
KUJ, 20051201-20051231
ASB, 20060101-20060110





I agree to conform to all data usage rules of SERC.

Your signature ___________________________________________

Fax this completed form to +81-92-642-4403, or send pdf to
Dr. A. Yoshikawa [yoshi(atmark)]
and Dr. Shuji Abe [abeshu(atmark)].
(Please replace (atmark) with " @ ".)

Agreement for using data

Scientists who want to engage in collaboration with SERC
should contact the project leader of MAGDAS/CPMN
observations, Dr. A. Yoshikawa, Kyushu Univ., who will
organize such collaborations.

There is a possibility that the PI of MAGDAS will arrange offers
so that there is less overlapping of themes between MAGDAS research groups

Before you use MAGDAS/CPMN data for your papers,
you must agree to the following points;
  1. Before you submit your paper, you must contact the PI
    (Dr A. Yoshikawa: and
    discuss authorship.
  2. When you submit your paper after doing the above item 1, you must mention
    the source of the data in the acknowledgment section of your paper.
  3. In general, you must use the following references:
    1. Yumoto, K., and the 210MM Magnetic Observation Group, The STEP
      210 magnetic meridian network project, J. Geomag. Geoelectr.,
      48, 1297-1310., 1996. [PDF]
    2. Yumoto, K. and the CPMN Group, Characteristics of Pi 2 magnetic
      pulsations observed at the CPMN stations: A review of the STEP
      results, Earth Planets Space, 53, 981-992, 2001. [PDF]
    3. Yumoto K. and the MAGDAS Group, MAGDAS project and its application
      for space weather, Solar Influence on the Heliosphere and Earth's
      Environment: Recent Progress and Prospects, Edited by N. Gopalswamy
      and A. Bhattacharyya, ISBN-81-87099-40-2, pp. 309-405, 2006. [PDF]
    4. Yumoto K. and the MAGDAS Group, Space weather activities at SERC for IHY: MAGDAS,
      Bull. Astr. Soc. India, 35, pp. 511-522, 2007. [PDF]
  4. In all circumstances, if anything is published you must send
    a hardcopy to the following address:

      Dr. A. Yoshikawa
      PI of MAGDAS/CPMN Project
      International Center for Space Weather Science and Education,
      Kyushu University 53
      6-10-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku Fukuoka 812-8581, JAPAN
      TEL/FAX:+81-92-642-4403, e-mail:

After check your request, we will send you fax or/and email.
Please wait for a few days.