1NASA Goddard / SDAC
2Stanford University / CSSA
3National Solar Observatory 4Montana State University / Physics Dept.
The VSO will enable a new class of solar research -- large-scale correlative sta tistical studies on many data sets, thereby facilitating space weather studies. An example of a use case is a helioseismic study of the subsurface structure of cornal hole boundaries and possible predictive links between the solar interior and the solar wind.
An intital prototype has been built linking archives at GSFC, Stanford, MSU, and NSO. This prototype has been constructed using a combination of XML, SOAP, and Perl technologies, and a beta release is available now. The initial set of archi ves will soon be expanded to include archives at HAO, NGDC, and selected NOAA fe ature and event catalogues. In the next 2 years, additonal service providers wil l be added, the user interface will be fully developed, and distributed computin g tools will be initiated.