AAS 204th Meeting, June 2004
Session 70 Virtual Solar Observatory
SPD Topical Related Poster, Thursday, June 3, 2004, 9:20am-4:00pm, Ballroom

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[70.02] Implementation of the Virtual Solar Observatory

A.R. Davey (SwRI), R.S. Bogart (Stanford Univ.), J.B. Gurman (NASA-GSFC), F. Hill (NSO), J. Hourcle (NASA-GSFC), P.C. Martens (Montana State Univ.), I. Suarez-Sola (NSO), K.Q. Tian (Stanford Univ.), K. Yoshimura (Montana State Univ.)

The Virtual Solar Observatory (VSO) integrates diverse solar data archives into a virtual collection providing common search and delivery services. Having developed from a prototype installation involving four major archives, it is now in the process of expanding to include a larger variety of archives and data types. We are also refining and expanding its services and user interfaces and defining an API. We have defined a working extensible data model enabling us to provide more detailed and comprehensive search capabilities and to incorporate additional data products. The API will allow people to construct their own interfaces to the core VSO functionality and integrate with other web services and other virtual observatories. Here we describe the structure of VSO as currently implemented and what is required to incorporate additional archives.

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