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Solar Features - Solar Flares - Patrol

browse graphicBrowse image of the sun at 656.3 nm (Hydrogen alpha) photographed on March 12, 1989 (reference: boul_halpha_ff_19890312_1645_hfdbo.jpg)(
The H-alpha Flare Patrol identifies time periods each day when the sun is being continuously monitored by select ground-based solar observatories.
Cite this dataset when used as a source.
  • Solar Features / H-alphs Flares / Flare Patrol
Online Access
  • Space Weather ()
    Numerous space environmental datasets are available at the NGDC/STP website
Distribution Formats
  • pdf
    • File Specification: Most data provided in Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf).
  • txt
    • File Specification: Some data provide in American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text format.
  • TBD
    • File Specification: Some data provided in non-standard formats
Distributor Distributor information not available
Dataset No POCs available for this dataset
Documentation links not available.
Date(s)
  • publication: 2011-10-01
Dataset Progress Status Under development
Data Update Frequency: Annually
Supplemental Information:
Collection consists of tabular lists and information related to solar features
Purpose: To provide scientific data stewardship of solar-terrestrial datasets in compliance with NOAA Administrative Order (NAO) 212-15, "Management of Environmental and Geospatial Data and Information", dated 04 Nov 10. Scientific Data Stewardship includes the Archive, Access, and Assessment (AAA) of operational and related solar and space environmental datasets.
Originator(s)
  • Scientific Data Stewardship provided by the National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Time Period: 1955-01-10 to 2010-11-30
Spatial Reference System:
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 90
S: -90
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map:
Theme keywords
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Solar Active Regions
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Solar Imagery
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Sunspots
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Corona
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Solar Synoptic Maps
Platform keywords
  • Solar Observatory Stations
Instrument keywords
  • Solar Telescope
Place keywords
  • Space > Solar Region > Photosphere
  • Space > Solar Region > Chromosphere
  • Space > Solar Region > Corona
Keywords
    Keywords
      Use Constraints
      • Access Constraints: None Use Constraints: None Distribution Liability: 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.
      Access Constraints
      • Access Constraints: None Use Constraints: None Distribution Liability: 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.
      Fees
      • Data can be downloaded free of charge.
      Lineage information for: Scope not available.
      Lineage information for: series
      Lineage Statement Authoritative data provided by various institutions.
      Processor
      • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
      Source Datasets
      • Collection included as a part of the NGDC Official Archive.
        • Description of Source: The NOAA Solar and Terrestrial Physics Division is responsible for managing this collection.
        • Temporal extent used: 2009-10-01 to 2010-09-30
      • Solar Flares: Flare Patrol
      Acquisition Information (collection)
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      Last Modified: 2015-10-02
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