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Metadata Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.sem:goes_mag_g00038

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 GOES Space Environment Monitor, Magnetometer Three orthogonal flux-gate magnetometer elements, (spinning twin fluxgate magnetometer prior to GOES-8) provide magnetic field measurements in three mutually perpendicular components: HP, HE and HN. HP is perpendicular to the satellite's orbital plane. HE lies parallel to the satellite-Earth center line and points earthward. HN is perpendicular to both HP and HE, and points westward for GOES-4 and earlier satellites, and eastward for later spacecraft. The Synchronous Meteorological Satellites (SMS-1 and SMS-2) and the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES-1, GOES-2, etc.) all carry on board the Space Environment Monitor (SEM) instrument subsystem. The SEM has provided magnetometer, energetic particle, and soft X-ray data continuously since July 1974. Geosynchronous satellites have an unobstructed view of the sun for all but the few dozen hours per year when the Earth eclipses the sun. You can identify these intervals as gaps in the X-ray data near satellite local midnight in March-April, and September-October. The volume of these data makes it impossible to issue a guarantee as to the quality of each and every data point. Users should be suspicious of 'spikes' in the data and attempt to correlate them with other sources before assuming that they represent the space environment. The time of these observations has not been corrected for the down-link and preprocessing delay which is within 1 - 5 seconds.
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SV_Identification

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CI_Citation

Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
1 GOES Space Environment Monitor, Magnetometer
    1974-07-01
1 NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords
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    CI_Series

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    CI_ResponsibleParty

    Count Component Individual Organization Position Email Role Linkage
    1 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/stp/satellite/goes/
    3 Daniel C. Wilkinson DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Daniel.C.Wilkinson@noaa.gov pointOfContact
    1 Daniel C. Wilkinson DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Daniel.C.Wilkinson@noaa.gov distributor
    1 National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) originator
    1 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) originator
    1 National Weather Service (NWS) originator
    1 Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) originator
    1 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/stp/satellite/goes/ publisher
    Unresolved Xlinks
    NCEI (publisher) at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo[1]/gmd:MD_DataIdentification[1]/gmd:citation[1]/gmd:CI_Citation[1]/gmd:citedResponsibleParty[1]
    Anna Milan at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:metadataMaintenance[1]/gmd:MD_MaintenanceInformation[1]/gmd:contact[1]
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    CI_OnlineResource

    Count Component Linkage Name Description Function
    4 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/stp/satellite/goes/ GOES Space Environment Monitor Web page with information on GOES information
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    MD_Identifier or RS_Identifier

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    EX_Extent

    Bounding Box Temporal Extent
    Count Component Description West East North South Start End
    1 -180 180 90 -90 1974-07-01
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    EX_GeographicBoundingBox

    Count Component West East North South
    1 -180 180 90 -90
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    EX_TemporalExtent

    Count Component Start End
    1 1974-07-01
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    MD_Format

    Count Component Name Version specification
    1 NetCDF (nc) and Comma Separated Variable (csv) ASCII. NetCDF 3 http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/
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    MD_Medium

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    MD_Constraints

    Count Component Use Limitation
    1 While NESDIS makes every effort to ensure that its databases are error-free, errors do occur. We ask that you notify us immediately of any errors that you discover in our data. We will make every effort to correct them.
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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 Unknown
    #Unknown at Xpath: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:dataQualityInfo[2]/gmd:DQ_DataQuality[1]/gmd:lineage[1]/gmd:LI_Lineage[1]/gmd:processStep[1]/gmi:LE_ProcessStep[1]/gmi:output[1]
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    MI_Operation

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    MI_Platform

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    MI_Instrument

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