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Aurorasaurus Real-Time Citizen Science Aurora Data

Kosar, Burcu C.; MacDonald, Elizabeth A.; Case, Nathan A.; Heavner, Matthew

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.1255196", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "Aurorasaurus Real-Time Citizen Science Aurora Data", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>Aurorasaurus citizen science data is a collection of auroral sightings submitted to the project via its website ( or apps and mined from social media. It is a robust data set and particularly abundant during strong geomagnetic storms. This data is offered to the scientific community for research use through an open-access database in its raw and scientific formats for the 2015-2016 period, each of which is described in detail in the following technical report:</p>\n\n<p>Kosar, B. C., MacDonald, E. A., Case, N. A., &amp; Heavner, M. (2018). Aurorasaurus Database of Real\u2010Time, Crowd\u2010Sourced Aurora Data for Space Weather Research.&nbsp;<em>Earth and Space Science</em>,&nbsp;<em>5</em>(12), 970-980.</p>\n\n<p>For more information on the project, please contact the project leaders at</p>\n\n<p>&nbsp;</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Kosar, Burcu C."
      "family": "MacDonald, Elizabeth A."
      "family": "Case, Nathan A."
      "family": "Heavner, Matthew"
  "note": "Research is funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) - 1344296 and NASA\nINSPIRE Track 1: Aurorasaurus - Citizen Scientists Experiencing Extremes of Space Weather\nWe acknowledge STFC grant number ST/M001059/1\nThe Aurorasaurus website ( is hosted by the New Mexico Consortium.\nSpecial permission for Twitter use has been obtained.", 
  "version": "v1.0", 
  "type": "dataset", 
  "id": "1255196"
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