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Metadata Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.stp.solar:G00603

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MD_DataIdentification

Count Component Title Abstract
1 Airglow Data Airglow is a faint luminescence of the earth's upper atmosphere. The emitted electromagnetic radiation results mainly from photo-chemical reactions of upper atmospheric constituents. Although ionic recombination and bombardment by energetic particles are other mechanisms that can cause airglow, the main emissions include the atomic oxygen forbidden green line (5577A) and forbidden red line (6300A), the sodium doublet (5890A and 5896A), and the hydroxyl (OH) band system. This airglow is produced in a 10 to 20 km thick zone at an altitude of about 100 km. This airglow can be seen by the naked eye on a dark night away from city lights.
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SV_Identification

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CI_Citation

Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
1 Airglow Data
  • 1972
AIRGLOW
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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        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
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        CI_OnlineResource

        Count Component Linkage Name Description Function
        1 ftp://ftp.ngdc.noaa.gov/STP/SOLAR_DATA/AIRGLOW
        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/ftpairglow.html
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        MD_Identifier or RS_Identifier

        Count Component Code
        1 AIRGLOW
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        EX_Extent

        Bounding Box Temporal Extent
        Count Component Description West East North South Start End
        1 1972-01-01
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        EX_TemporalExtent

        Count Component Start End
        1 1972-01-01
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        1 ASCII
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