TECxTMS_2F (Total electron content)

Abstract: Access to the total electric contents (level 2 product).

%load_ext watermark
%watermark -i -v -p viresclient,pandas,xarray,matplotlib
Python implementation: CPython
Python version       : 3.9.7
IPython version      : 8.0.1

viresclient: 0.10.1
pandas     : 1.4.1
xarray     : 0.21.1
matplotlib : 3.5.1
from viresclient import SwarmRequest
import datetime as dt
import numpy as np
import pandas as pd
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

request = SwarmRequest()

TECxTMS_2F product information

Derived total electron content (TEC)

Documentation:

Check what “TEC” data variables are available

request.available_collections("IPD", details=False)
{'IPD': ['SW_OPER_IPDAIRR_2F', 'SW_OPER_IPDBIRR_2F', 'SW_OPER_IPDCIRR_2F']}
request.available_measurements("TEC")
['GPS_Position',
 'LEO_Position',
 'PRN',
 'L1',
 'L2',
 'P1',
 'P2',
 'S1',
 'S2',
 'Elevation_Angle',
 'Absolute_VTEC',
 'Absolute_STEC',
 'Relative_STEC',
 'Relative_STEC_RMS',
 'DCB',
 'DCB_Error']

Fetch one day of TEC data

request.set_collection("SW_OPER_TECATMS_2F")
request.set_products(measurements=request.available_measurements("TEC"))
data = request.get_between(dt.datetime(2014,1,1),
                           dt.datetime(2014,1,2))

Loading as pandas

df = data.as_dataframe()
df.head()
LEO_Position GPS_Position L2 Relative_STEC Elevation_Angle S2 Relative_STEC_RMS P2 L1 DCB Latitude P1 DCB_Error Longitude Radius PRN Absolute_STEC S1 Spacecraft Absolute_VTEC
Timestamp
2014-01-01 00:00:04 [6668214.544000001, -1677732.674, -177943.9959... [22448765.690377887, 5421379.431197803, -13409... -6.261989e+06 24.041127 39.683333 36.83 0.555675 2.182914e+07 -6.261986e+06 -11.446853 -1.482419 2.182913e+07 0.832346 -14.122572 6.878338e+06 15 16.429938 36.83 A 10.894886
2014-01-01 00:00:04 [6668214.544000001, -1677732.674, -177943.9959... [16113499.491062254, -16306172.004347403, -126... -1.466568e+07 22.754795 37.478137 34.75 0.488000 2.135749e+07 -1.466568e+07 -11.446853 -1.482419 2.135749e+07 0.832346 -14.122572 6.878338e+06 18 16.456409 34.75 A 10.461554
2014-01-01 00:00:04 [6668214.544000001, -1677732.674, -177943.9959... [10823457.339250825, -24014739.352816023, -248... -5.455454e+06 15.585271 24.681787 30.90 1.313984 2.277638e+07 -5.455452e+06 -11.446853 -1.482419 2.277638e+07 0.832346 -14.122572 6.878338e+06 22 20.434286 30.90 A 9.529846
2014-01-01 00:00:04 [6668214.544000001, -1677732.674, -177943.9959... [20631539.59055339, 13441368.439225309, 100505... -3.402821e+06 52.291341 24.647445 29.87 0.899036 2.298847e+07 -3.402816e+06 -11.446853 -1.482419 2.298846e+07 0.832346 -14.122572 6.878338e+06 24 20.085094 29.87 A 9.357587
2014-01-01 00:00:04 [6668214.544000001, -1677732.674, -177943.9959... [16637723.905075422, -10692759.977004562, 1761... -2.285986e+06 52.672067 30.753636 30.88 0.546729 2.229900e+07 -2.285981e+06 -11.446853 -1.482419 2.229899e+07 0.832346 -14.122572 6.878338e+06 25 15.676947 30.88 A 8.597559

NB: The time interval is not always the same:

times = df.index
np.unique(np.sort(np.diff(times.to_pydatetime())))
array([datetime.timedelta(0), datetime.timedelta(seconds=10)],
      dtype=object)
len(df), 60*60*24
(49738, 86400)

Loading and plotting as xarray

ds = data.as_xarray()
ds
<xarray.Dataset>
Dimensions:            (Timestamp: 49738, WGS84: 3)
Coordinates:
  * Timestamp          (Timestamp) datetime64[ns] 2014-01-01T00:00:04 ... 201...
  * WGS84              (WGS84) <U1 'X' 'Y' 'Z'
Data variables: (12/20)
    Spacecraft         (Timestamp) object 'A' 'A' 'A' 'A' ... 'A' 'A' 'A' 'A'
    LEO_Position       (Timestamp, WGS84) float64 6.668e+06 ... -6.808e+06
    GPS_Position       (Timestamp, WGS84) float64 2.245e+07 ... -2.111e+07
    L2                 (Timestamp) float64 -6.262e+06 -1.467e+07 ... -3.41e+06
    Relative_STEC      (Timestamp) float64 24.04 22.75 15.59 ... 16.92 26.51
    Elevation_Angle    (Timestamp) float64 39.68 37.48 24.68 ... 49.64 45.71
    ...                 ...
    Longitude          (Timestamp) float64 -14.12 -14.12 -14.12 ... 1.559 1.559
    Radius             (Timestamp) float64 6.878e+06 6.878e+06 ... 6.88e+06
    PRN                (Timestamp) uint16 15 18 22 24 25 29 ... 7 15 16 18 21 26
    Absolute_STEC      (Timestamp) float64 16.43 16.46 20.43 ... 10.77 10.78
    S1                 (Timestamp) float64 36.83 34.75 30.9 ... 23.03 37.73 37.5
    Absolute_VTEC      (Timestamp) float64 10.89 10.46 9.53 ... 8.365 7.912
Attributes:
    Sources:         ['SW_OPER_TECATMS_2F_20140101T000000_20140101T235959_0301']
    MagneticModels:  []
    RangeFilters:    []
fig, axes = plt.subplots(nrows=2, ncols=1, figsize=(15,5), sharex=True)
ds["Absolute_VTEC"].plot.line(x="Timestamp", ax=axes[0])
ds["Absolute_STEC"].plot.line(x="Timestamp", ax=axes[1]);
fig.subplots_adjust(hspace=0)
../_images/03d__Demo-TECxTMS_2F_16_0.png