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Abstract Reference: 31170
Identifier: P4.9
Presentation: Poster presentation
Key Theme: 4 Long-term Management of Data Archives

Enhanced capabilities of the ESO Science Archive Facility user interfaces

Authors:
Micol Alberto, Vuong Myha, Arnaboldi Magda, Delmotte Nausicaa, Mascetti Laura, Retzlaff Joerg, Stefano Zampieri

The ESO Science Archive Facility (SAF) provides access to raw data, science products and ambient information for the La Silla-Paranal observatory. Through the user interfaces, the archive users browse/query/request and download raw data and the quickly-growing content of science-ready data products (images, flux maps, spectra, data cubes, source tables, catalogs). The SAF user interfaces provide support to queries for the ESO approved observing programs, their abstracts, and scheduling information. The ambient conditions of the different sites can also be browsed to obtain (download/display) measurements of seeing, coherence time, precipitable water vapour, and other parameters, like the vertical profile of the atmospheric turbulence, important to support new adaptive optics requirements, following the upgrade of the Paranal Astronomical Site Monitoring instrumentation. In this article we will review the recent developments, highlighting the new capabilities available to the users, and describing the look&feel and the architectural choices taken to provide a smooth, informative, and responsive user experience (AladinLite, jQuery, Ajax, enriched physical data model, etc.).