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Metadata Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.stp.solar:G00594

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Count Component Title Abstract
1 Aurorae Data An aurora involves emitted electromagnetic radiation that results primarily from the interaction of energetic, extra-atmospheric particles with the neutral gases of the upper atmosphere. These emissions extend from the ultraviolet to the infrared. The portion of the emitted electromagnetic radiation that is visible to the human eye is referred to as the visual aurora. One visible aurora form, which indicates the occurrence or non-occurrence of auroras without any reference to form or brightness, is known as a visoplot. With geomagnetic latitude as ordinate and universal time as abscissa, various symbols are used to indicate whether, at a certain location, an aurora is observed or is estimated to be overhead, to the north, or to the south. This is done for each of eight 45 degree geomagnetic longitude sectors. Magnetic activity index values, KP, are given for 3-hour periods. Northern and southern hemisphere visoplots for the IGY period are contained in volume 29 of the annals of the International Geophysical Year. Another form that shows the auroral geometry and the geomagnetic latitude and longitude of a display at each hour of universal time is the synoptic auroral map on polar projection. By use of various symbols, these maps show the location of veils, patches, arcs. rays and bands. Also given is the value of KP for that particular time. These maps are available on microfilm from the National Geophysical Data Center or World Data Center A, Boulder, for certain time periods. Northern hemisphere maps are available for 1964, 1965, 1967 and 1968. Southern hemisphere maps can be obtained for the years 1964 and 1965. A similar form for displaying auroral data from the US and Canada is the North American map. This type of map is not on polar projection, but it does indicate the locations and forms of observed aurora. A large number of these maps are held at NGDC Boulder and the available time periods can be obtained upon inquiry. "Observers' reports are also available in digital form.Aurora is electromagnetic radiation emitted primarily from the interaction of energetic, extra-atmospheric particles with the neutral gases of the upper atmosphere. These emissions extend from the ultraviolet to the infrared. The portion of the emitted electromagnetic radiation that is visible to the human eye is referred to as the visual aurora. The visible aurora are due primarily to the interaction of energetic particles with the oxygen and nitrogen gases of the upper atmosphere. The important emissions in the visible region are the discrete green (5577A) and red (6300-6364A) lines of atomic oxygen and the molecular bands of ionized molecular nitrogen in the blue and neutral molecular nitrogen in the red regions of the spectrum.
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Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
1 Aurorae Data
  • 1957
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 Uncontrolled Keywords
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        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
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        Count Component Linkage Name Description Function
        2 ftp://ftp.ngdc.noaa.gov/STP/SOLAR_DATA/AURORAE
        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/ftpaurorae.html
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        Count Component Description West East North South Start End
        1 1957-01-01 1984-11-20
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        1 1957-01-01 1984-11-20
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        1 ASCII
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