Welcome to the home page of the SECCHI 3D Reconstruction and Visualization Team. To organize the work of the scientific software preparations for launch of SECCHI on STEREO, scientific teams were formed from the SECCHI investigators. The other two science teams are the Space Weather and the MHD Modeling teams.

We intend this to be a public web site, where anyone from the scientific community can follow our efforts to prepare computer software for the scientific analysis of the SECCHI observations. We also invite scientists from outside the SECCHI consortium to join us on the 3D team efforts. We describe below the procedure to join our 3D team.

The purpose of the 3D team is to coordinate the efforts made by the individual team members, so that everyone knows what everyone else is working on; to ensure that every task which needs to be accomplished in preparation for the mission has someone working on it; and to push the team efforts toward final software products for use by SECCHI, ready and tested before STEREO launch.

Software promised in the SECCHI proposal

We summarize the scientific software products to be developed in the areas of 3D reconstruction and visualization, taken from the original SECCHI proposal (full proposal, PDF).

Outside scientists

We welcome participation by outside, non-consortium scientists who wish to join the 3D team. The most effective way to proceed is to join one of the existing SECCHI science teams. This will ensure that we are fully aware of your work and that you are aware of our own efforts, and result in a coordinated approach to our common goals.

Please note: (1) There is no money available from us for your work; you will need to provide your own support. (2) Participation in this work does not reserve any future scientific investigation or observational data to your exclusive use.

The goal of our science preparations is to have scientific analysis tools ready, beyond the simple reduction of the SECCHI observations to usable, calibrated data. You may note that the STEREO data policy is that none of the STEREO data is proprietary, and so will be available to anyone for analysis. The SECCHI team intends to have all images available as soon as possible after collection. Various data sets will be generated, such as FITS files of the individual images, movies, and synoptic maps. IDL procedures will be available to perform the calibration of the images. All procedures and data files necessary for the calibration will be publicly available.

For a combined list of the science tools which are under development by our science team members, and their state as of April 9, 2004, see this pdf.

Further individual projects which we know about:

Helpful additional SECCHI links