Kyoto Dst

The routines in this module can be used to load Kyoto Dst data from the World Data Center for Geomagnetism, Kyoto.

Load the data, time_clip=True, remote_data_dir='', suffix='')

Loads Dst data from the Kyoto servers.

  • trange (list of str) – Time range to load

  • time_clip (bool) – If set, time the data to the requested trange

  • remote_data_dir (str) – Remote data server at Kyoto

  • suffix (str) – Suffix to append to the output variable’s name

The DST data are provided by the World Data Center for Geomagnetism, Kyoto, and are not for redistribution ( Furthermore, we thank the geomagnetic observatories (Kakioka [JMA], Honolulu and San Juan [USGS], Hermanus [RSA], Alibag [IIG]), NiCT, INTERMAGNET, and many others for their cooperation to make the Dst index available.

Return type

Name of the tplot variable created.


import pyspedas
from pytplot import tplot
dst_vars =['2018-11-5', '2018-11-6'])