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Ionospheric Oblique Incidence Soundings by Satellites
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    contact:  Rob Redmon
    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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        citation:  (CI_Citation)
            title:  Ionospheric Oblique Incidence Soundings by Satellites
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  1958-01-01
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
            edition:  First
            citedResponsibleParty:  NCEI (publisher)
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                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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                        linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/stp/iono
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                        name:  Ionosphere Program at NCEI
                        description:  The Ionospheric Physics Group of NCEI operates the Ionosphere portion of the World Data Center for Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Boulder, which seeks out and archives data, data products, and information related to the Ionosphere.
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        abstract:  The oblique incidence sweep-frequency ionospheric sounding technique uses the same principle of operation as the vertical incidence sounder. The primary difference is that the transmitter and receiver are located at different places so that the signal is reflected at an angle. The most common use of these sounders is to operationally investigate optimum conditions for radio propagation. According to Rawer (1969), no attempts are known to have been made to compute electron density versus height profiles from oblique incidence ionograms. These oblique incidence soundings do not adequately substitute for the vertical soundings. These data are static and receipt of new data is not anticipated.
        purpose:  Investigate optimum conditions for radio propagation
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        pointOfContact:  Rob Redmon
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            fileName: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/stp/iono/image/iono_jetsmall.gif
            fileDescription:  Ionosonde station
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            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > SOLAR PHYSICS > Solar Energetic Particles > Particle Density
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            keyword:  Sweep Frequency
            keyword:  Oblique Incidence
            keyword:  Space Physics > Ionospheric Science
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            useLimitation:  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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            otherConstraints:  Use Constraints: None
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        language:  eng; USA
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                southBoundLatitude:  -90.00
                northBoundLatitude:  90.00
            temporalElement:  (EX_TemporalExtent)
                    beginPosition:  1957-01-15
                    endPosition:  1975-01-01
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        distributor:  (MD_Distributor)
            distributorContact:  Rob Redmon
            distributionOrderProcess:  (MD_StandardOrderProcess)
                fees:  Dependent on amount of data requested
                orderingInstructions:  Non-Digital Form: Paper Pages Ordering Instructions: Contact Data Manager listed as Point of Contact in the metadata Custom Order Process: Contact data center for information
                turnaround:  4 Days
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    dataQualityInfo:  NCEI repository history
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        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 2012-10-10T11:10:05.766-06:00
        maintenanceNote:  This record was automatically modified on 2015-09-18 to include references to NCEI where applicable.
        contact:  Anna Milan
        contact:  Rob Redmon