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Geomagnetic Observatory Annual Means Data
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    language:  eng; USA
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    hierarchyLevel:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
    contact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
        individualName:  Justin Mabie
        organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
        positionName:  Space and Terrestrial Weather Specialist
        contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
            phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                voice:  (303) 497-6135
                facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
            address:  (CI_Address)
                deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway, Mail Code E/GC4
                city:  Boulder
                administrativeArea:  CO
                postalCode:  80305-3328
                country:  USA
                electronicMailAddress:  Justin.Mabie@noaa.gov
        role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
    dateStamp:  2015-09-18
    metadataStandardName:  ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 2: Extensions for Imagery and Gridded Data
    metadataStandardVersion:  ISO 19115-2:2009(E)
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    identificationInfo:  (MD_DataIdentification)
        citation:  (CI_Citation)
            title:  Geomagnetic Observatory Annual Means Data
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  2006-01-01
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) publisher
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) originator
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) originator
        abstract:  The NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly National Geophysical Data Center) / World Data Center, Boulder maintains an active database of worldwide geomagnetic observatory data. 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. While the current global network of geomagnetic observatories involves over 70 countries operating more than 200 observatories, the historic database includes observations from more than 600 observatories since the early 1800s. 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. 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.
        purpose:  To further the understanding of Earth magnetism and the Sun-Earth environment and to monitor the secular change (variation), of the Earth's magnetic field.
        status:  (MD_ProgressCode) underDevelopment
        pointOfContact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
            individualName:  Justin Mabie
            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            positionName:  Space and Terrestrial Weather Specialist
            contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                    voice:  (303) 497-6135
                    facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
                address:  (CI_Address)
                    deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway, Mail Code E/GC4
                    city:  Boulder
                    administrativeArea:  CO
                    postalCode:  80305-3328
                    country:  USA
                    electronicMailAddress:  Justin.Mabie@noaa.gov
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        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  Earth Science > Solid Earth > Geomagnetism
            keyword:  Earth Science > Solid Earth > Geomagnetism > Magnetic Declination
            keyword:  Earth Science > Solid Earth > Geomagnetism > Magnetic Field
            keyword:  Earth Science > Solid Earth > Geomagnetism > Magnetic Field
            keyword:  Earth Science > Solid Earth > Geomagnetism > Magnetic Inclination
            keyword:  Earth Science > Solid Earth > Geomagnetism > Magnetic Intensity
            keyword:  Earth Science > Solid Earth > Geomagnetism > Reference Fields
            keyword:  Earth Science > Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity
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                title:  NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords
                date: (unknown)
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            keyword:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) dataCenter
            thesaurusName:  GCMD Data Center Keywords
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            useLimitation:
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_LegalConstraints)
            useConstraints:  (MD_RestrictionCode) otherRestrictions
            otherConstraints:  Use Constraints: Please site the providers of the data when using these data.
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_LegalConstraints)
            accessConstraints:  (MD_RestrictionCode) otherRestrictions
            otherConstraints:  Access Constraints: This data is in the public domain and freely accessible.
        language:  eng; USA
        topicCategory:  (MD_TopicCategoryCode) geoscientificInformation
        topicCategory:  (MD_TopicCategoryCode) utilitiesCommunication
        extent:  (EX_Extent)
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                westBoundLongitude:  -180.0
                eastBoundLongitude:  180.0
                southBoundLatitude:  -89.0
                northBoundLatitude:  89.0
            temporalElement:  (EX_TemporalExtent)
                extent:
                  TimePeriod:
                    beginPosition:  1813-01-01
                    endPosition:
        supplementalInformation:  NCEI(NGDC) / WDC, Boulder compiles this global database with the cooperation and collaboration of geomagnetic observing organizations worldwide. Please recognize the specific data providers as shown in the station metadata when using this data.
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        attributeDescription: (unknown)
        contentType: (unknown)
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Declination (D)
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  The angle made by the magnetic meridian and the true north meridian, considered positive east of north and negative west of north
            maxValue:
              Real:  180.0
            minValue:
              Real:  -180.0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  Decimal Degrees or Degrees and Decimal Minutes
                name:  Decimal Degrees or Degrees and Decimal Minutes
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Inclination (I)
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  The angle which the line of force at a point of observation makes with the horizontal plane, positive when directed downward
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                identifier:  Decimal Degrees or Degrees and Decimal Minutes
                name:  Decimal Degrees or Degrees and Decimal Minutes
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Horizontal Intensity (H)
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  The projection of the geomagnetic field vector on the horizontal plane, always positive
            maxValue:
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            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  nanotesla
                name:  nanotesla
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Vertical Intensity (Z)
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  The projection of the geomagnetic field vector on the vertical plane, positive when directed down
            maxValue:
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            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Total Intensity (F)
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  The scalar magnitude of the geomagnetic field vector, always positive
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                aName:  North Component (X)
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  The projection of the horizontal component (H) in the true meridian
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                name:  nanotesla
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  East Component (Y)
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  The projection of the horizontal component on the true east direction, positive when directed eastward
            maxValue:
              Real:  20000.0
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              Real:  -20000.0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  nanotesla
                name:  nanotesla
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    contentInfo:  (MD_FeatureCatalogueDescription)
        includedWithDataset:  true
        featureTypes:
          LocalName:
        featureCatalogueCitation: (unknown)
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) repository
            levelDescription:  (MD_ScopeDescription)
                other:  NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2015-04-22T00:00:00
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    metadataMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) annually
        maintenanceNote:  This metadata was automatically generated from the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata standard (version FGDC-STD-012-2002) using the 2012-08-08 version of the FGDC RSE to ISO 19115-2 transform.
        maintenanceNote:  Translated from FGDC 2012-10-10T11:05:27.795-06:00
        maintenanceNote:  This record was automatically modified on 2015-09-18 to include references to NCEI where applicable.
        contact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
            individualName:  Justin Mabie
            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            positionName:  Space and Terrestrial Weather Specialist
            contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                    voice:  (303) 497-6135
                    facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
                address:  (CI_Address)
                    deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway, Mail Code E/GC4
                    city:  Boulder
                    administrativeArea:  CO
                    postalCode:  80305-3328
                    country:  USA
                    electronicMailAddress:  Justin.Mabie@noaa.gov
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        contact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
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            positionName:  Space and Terrestrial Weather Specialist
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                    city:  Boulder
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                    country:  USA
                    electronicMailAddress:  Justin.Mabie@noaa.gov
            role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
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        operation:  (MI_Operation)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  G10118
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