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Metadata Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.stp.solar:G00216

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Count Component Title Abstract
1 Solar Radio Data Scientists monitor the structure of the solar corona, the outer most regions of the Sun's atmosphere, using radio waves. The surface of the Sun is 6,000 degrees Kelvin, while the high corona can reach several million degrees Kelvin. Solar radio emissions at different frequencies allow us to observe radiation from different heights in the atmosphere. The lower the frequency, the higher the height of origin. The frequency, like the electron density, decreases uniformly outwards: 245 MHz originates high in the corona, while 15,400 MHz originates in the low corona. The 5 MHz emission corresponds to about 10 solar radii height. For a detailed review, see McLean and Labrum (1985)Solar Radiophysics.Radio bursts are associated with solar flares. The delay at Earth of the different radio frequencies during burst events is due to the outward movement of the source. Bursts can have temperatures of 10xE12 degrees Kelvin. Large bursts last 10 to 20 minutes on average. Longer radio noise storms of persistent and variable high levels of radiation originate in sunspot groups, areas of large, intense magnetic fields. These storms are strongly circularly polarized due to the intense magnetic fields.The microwave wavelength 2800 MHz daily radio flux correlates highly with the daily sunspot number and the two databases are used interchangeably. The 2800 MHz, or 10.7 cm, responds to the same conditions that produce changes in the visible and X-ray wavelengths. Schmahl and Kundu (1995) find that the solar radio fluxes in the spectral range 1000-9400 MHz correlate well with the total solar irradiance. The intermediate frequencies (at 2800 and 3750 MHz) are produced mainly by free-free gyroresonance emission from sunspot structures, while 1000 and 9400 MHz flux are produced mainly by free-free processes from structures associated with plages. They can distinguish plage-associated emission from spot-associated emission in the time series of microwave flux, both contributing opposing effects on the total solar irradiance.
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CI_Citation

Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
1 NASA/GCMD Data Center Keywords
    1 NASA/GCMD Location Keywords
      1 GCMD Science Keywords NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords
      • 2007-04
      1 Solar Radio Data
      • 1973
      1 Uncontrolled Keywords
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        CI_ResponsibleParty

        Count Component Individual Organization Position Email Role Linkage
        1 DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (comp.) publisher
        1 NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GCMD > Global Change Master Directory, Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA resourceProvider http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/Resources/valids/archives/keyword_list.html
        2 Solar Data Manager DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce solar.ngdc@noaa.gov pointOfContact
        1 Solar Data Manager DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce solar.ngdc@noaa.gov distributor
        1 Solar Data Manager DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce solar.ngdc@noaa.gov custodian
        1 WDC/STP, Boulder > World Data Center for Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Boulder originator
        1 WDC/Solar Radion Emissions > World Data Center for Solar Radio Emissions, Japan originator
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        CI_OnlineResource

        Count Component Linkage Name Description Function
        2 ftp://ftp.ngdc.noaa.gov/STP/SOLAR_DATA/SOLAR_RADIO
        1 http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/Resources/valids/archives/keyword_list.html GCMD Keywords, Version 6.0.0.0.0 Thesuarus for earth science keywords and associated directories hosted and maintained by NASA. information
        2 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/stp/SOLAR/ftpsolarradio.html
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        Count Component Description West East North South Start End
        1 1947-02-14
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        1 1947-02-14
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        MD_Format

        Count Component Name Version specification
        1 ASCII
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        MD_Medium

        Count Component Name mediumFormat mediumNote
        1 cdRom iso9660
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