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Splinter Session: The NRAO Science Ready Data Products Initiative and Using the VLA Sky Survey

The NRAO Science Ready Data Products (SRDP) initiative aims to simplify and streamline the way users interact with radio interferometer data products. As part of this effort, we provide several services to users providing them with easier access to calibrated visibility data and reimaging/reprocessing services. At the same time, the VLA Sky Survey, an all-sky survey at 3 GHz and ~2.5” resolution, is providing science ready data for the entire survey. There are multiple classes ofdata products to support the various science themes of the survey. We will show how the SRDP services for ALMA data (delivery of a calibrated measurement set and reimaging of cubes) can be accessed from the NRAO archive. We will also show images processed using the new VLA imaging pipeline, and how to retrieve a calibrated VLA measurement set from the archive. The data products from the VLA Sky Survey will be described and demonstrated (including images and catalogs), and the tools that have been developed by the community to facilitate the use of VLASS data will be demonstrated.

Speakers:

John Tobin (NRAO); Amy Kimball (NRAO); Greg Sivakoff (U. Alberta); Biny Sebastian (U. Manitoba); Erik Carlson (U. Rhode Island); Trent Seelig (NRAO)