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Metadata Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.stp.indices:G00592

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1 Values for the 15-minute Index of Geomagnetic Activity at High Latitude Stations (Geomagnetic Latitude 58 Degrees) The National Geophysical Data Center receives, on a monthly basis, Q indices from Sodankyla. These data are available from July 1957 to the present. Sodankyla indices are the most complete records of Q indices that NGDC has. The archive also contains Q indices from 15 other observatories. The Q index is a measure of geomagnetic activity assigned by high latitude (geomagnetic latitude > 58 degrees) geomagnetic observatories for each 15 minute interval. The index is designed to study auroral and ionospheric phenomena over a time scale smaller than that possible with KP. The Q scale is loosely logarithmic, with possible values from 0 to 11.
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1 NASA/GCMD Data Center Keywords
    1 NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords
      1 NASA/GCMD Location Keywords
        1 Uncontrolled Keywords
          1 Values for the 15-minute Index of Geomagnetic Activity at High Latitude Stations (Geomagnetic Latitude 58 Degrees)
          • 1957-01-01
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          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 distributor
          1 Sodankyla Observatory, Sodankyla, Finland originator
          1 User Services DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce ngdc.info@noaa.gov publisher
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          Count Component Description West East North South Start End
          1 -180.000000 180.000000 90.000000 58.000000 1957-07-01
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          Count Component West East North South
          1 -180.000000 180.000000 90.000000 58.000000
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          1 1957-07-01
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          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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