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Radio Observatory - Data Archive and Routine Analysis

The whole observing process is robotically operated and can be remotely supervised. With 10 min steps the current data is presented online. The raw data are saved on magnetic tape and - during manual event list processing - offline stored on CD-ROMs ready for detailed scientific analysis.
There is a morphology classification of radio burst emission: radio continua (noise storms, type IV, and V bursts), fast (type III and RS), slow (type II) drift bursts and spectral fine structures (e.g. pulsations, fiber bursts, spikes, type I bursts).

A monthly event lists is published in NOAA Solar Geophysical Data issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service, Boulder, Colorado (USA). Reduced data sets in fits format are submitted to data pools of some solar-dedicated space missions (e.g. SOHO, RHESSI, STEREO).

Type II bursts are the radio signature of shock waves in the solar corona and the solar wind. They can be excited by a solar flare but also by an erupting prominence or a coronal mass ejection. The observation of type II bursts is of some relevance for the space weather aspect of solar physics. Therefore we present a list of all type II bursts observed at AIP since September 1993.