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Metadata Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.stp.geomag:1806

Aggregation Info | Bands | Citations | Constraints | Coverage Descriptions | Dimensions | Extents | Formats | Geographic Bounding Box
Georectified Information | Georeferenceable Information | Identifiers | Instruments | Mediums | OnlineResources | Operations
Platforms | Process Steps | Range Elements | Reference Systems | Responsible Parties | Series | Sources | Spatial Grids | Temporal Extents

MD_DataIdentification

Count Component Title Abstract
1 Geomagnetic Observatory Database February 2004 The National Geophysical Data Center maintains an active database of worldwide geomagnetic observatory data to further the understanding of Earth magnetism and the Sun-Earth environment.Historically, magnetic observatories were established to monitor the secular change (variation), of the Earth's magnetic field, and this remains one of their most important functions. This generally involves absolute measurements sufficient in number to monitor instrumental drift and to produce annual means. Over 70 countries operate more than 200 observatories worldwide. The magnetic observatory data are crucial to the studies of secular change, investigations into the Earth's interior, navigation, communication, and to global modeling efforts. In addition to the continuously operating magnetic observatories, many countries make measurements at temporary magnetic stations (known as repeat stations), over a period of days every 5 - 10 years.The Earth's magnetic field is described by seven parameters. These are declination (D), inclination (I), horizontal intensity (H), vertical intensity (Z), total intensity (F) and the north (X) and east (Y) components of the horizontal intensity. By convention, declination is considered positive when measured east of north, inclination and vertical intensity positive down, X positive north, and Y positive east. The magnetic field observed on Earth is constantly changing.
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CI_Citation

Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
1 Geomagnetic Observatory Database February 2004
  • 1972-01-01
1 NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords
    1 NASA/GCMD Location Keywords
      1 Uncontrolled Keywords
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        CI_Series

        Count Component Name Issue Identification Page
        1 Solid Earth (SE) SE-53, A Report on Geomagnetic Observatories, 1995. SE-51, Bibliography of Historical Geomagnetic Main Field Survey and Secular Variation Reports at the World Data Center-A for Solid Earth Geophysics.
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        CI_ResponsibleParty

        Count Component Individual Organization Position Email Role Linkage
        3 Justin Mabie Justin Mabie DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Space and Terrestrial Weather Specialist Justin.Mabie@noaa.gov pointOfContact
        1 Justin Mabie DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce justin.mabie@noaa.gov processor
        1 User Services DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce ngdc.info@noaa.gov publisher
        1 User Services DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce ngdc.info@noaa.gov originator
        1 User Services DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce ngdc.info@noaa.gov distributor
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        CI_OnlineResource

        Count Component Linkage Name Description Function
        1 ftp://ftp.ngdc.noaa.gov/Solid_Earth/Mainfld_Mag/
        1 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/seg/potfld/geomag.html
        1 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/seg/potfld/operobs.html
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        EX_Extent

        Bounding Box Temporal Extent
        Count Component Description West East North South Start End
        1 -180.000000 180.000000 90.000000 -90.000000 1800-01-01
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        EX_GeographicBoundingBox

        Count Component West East North South
        1 -180.000000 180.000000 90.000000 -90.000000
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        EX_TemporalExtent

        Count Component Start End
        1 1800-01-01
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        MD_Format

        Count Component Name Version specification
        1 TIFF
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        MD_Medium

        Count Component Name mediumFormat mediumNote
        1 CARTRIDGE TAPE tar
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        MD_Constraints

        Count Component Use Limitation
        1 While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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        MD_ReferenceSystem

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        MD_GridSpatialRepresentation

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        MD_Georeferenceable or MI_Georeferenceable

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        MD_Georectified or MI_Georectified

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        MD_Dimension

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        MD_CoverageDescription or MI_CoverageDescription

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        MD_Band or MI_Band

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        MI_RangeElementDescription

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        MD_AggregateInformation

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        LE_Source or LI_Source

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        LE_ProcessStep or LI_ProcessStep

        Count Component DateTime Description
        1 Placed in Purgartory 1/26/2007 because info in this record may be used to create other records.
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        MI_Platform

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        MI_Instrument

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