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Metadata Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.stp.solar:solar-imagery

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MD_DataIdentification

Count Component Title Abstract
1 Solar Imagery Collection includes a variety of solar photographic and illustrated datasets contributed by a number of national and private solar observatories located worldwide. Daily solar observations range from the mid 1800's to the present. White-light photographs of the solar disk and limb reveal features on and near the photospheric disk including active regions and sunspots. Solar observations viewed at specific wavelengths, including hydrogen-alpha (656.3 nm), calcium-K (393.3 nm), iron and radio frequencies, reveal the structure and dynamics of chromospheric features, including plague, filaments and prominences, and the extended corona. Composite full-sun drawings, prepared by professional staff at various observatories, provide a daily synoptic perspective of solar features that can be tracked from day to day.
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SV_Identification

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CI_Citation

Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
1 Collection included as a part of the NGDC Official Archive.
  • 2011-01-01
1 Full Sun Drawings: Boulder
    1 Full Sun Drawings: Fraunhofer
      1 Full Sun Drawings: International Geophysical Year
        1 Full Sun Drawings: Northwest
          1 Full Sun Drawings: Wendelstein
            1 Hydrogen Alpha Solar Images: Boulder Full Disk
              1 Hydrogen Alpha Solar Images: ISOON
                1 Hydrogen Alpha Solar Images: McMath
                  1 Hydrogen Alpha Solar Images: SGD Daily Images
                    1 NASA/GCMD Data Center Keywords; Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Meaux, C.Solomon, R. Bilodeau, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, 2007 . NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0.
                    • 2007
                    1 NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords; Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Meaux, C.Solomon, R. Bilodeau, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, 2007 . NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0.
                    • 2007
                    1 NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords; Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Meaux, C.Solomon, R. Bilodeau, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, 2007 . NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0.
                    • 2007
                    1 NASA/GCMD Location Keywords; Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Meaux, C.Solomon, R. Bilodeau, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, 2007 . NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0.
                    • 2007
                    1 NASA/GCMD Platform Keywords; Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Meaux, C.Solomon, R. Bilodeau, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, 2007 . NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0.
                    • 2007
                    1 NASA/GCMD Project Keywords; Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Meaux, C.Solomon, R. Bilodeau, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, 2007 . NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0
                    • 2007
                    1 Solar Imagery
                    • 2011-10-01
                    solarImagery
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                    CI_Series

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                    CI_ResponsibleParty

                    Count Component Individual Organization Position Email Role Linkage
                    1 DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce resourceProvider
                    1 Fraunhofer Institute resourceProvider http://www.fraunhofer.de/en/.html
                    1 McMath-Pierce Facility, National Solar Observatory resourceProvider http://www.nso.edu/
                    2 NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) resourceProvider http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/
                    1 Northwest Observatory resourceProvider
                    1 Scientific Data Stewardship provided by the National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce. originator
                    1 Solar and Terrestrial Physics Division, National Geophysical Data Center resourceProvider http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/stp/spaceweather.html
                    1 U.S. Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) resourceProvider http://www.afweather.af.mil/
                    1 University Observatory Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-University resourceProvider http://www.wendelstein-observatorium.de:8002/wst_en.html
                    2 William Denig DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce solar.ngdc@noaa.gov pointOfContact
                    1 William Denig DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce solar.ngdc@noaa.gov distributor http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/stp/spaceweather.html
                    1 William Denig DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce solar.ngdc@noaa.gov custodian
                    1 William Denig NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC E/GC2 325 Broadway solar.ngdc@noaa.gov processor
                    1 World Data Center for Geophysics, Boulder resourceProvider http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/stp/spaceweather.html
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                    CI_OnlineResource

                    Count Component Linkage Name Description Function
                    1 http://www.afweather.af.mil/ Air Force Weather Agency, USAF, DoD The mission of the Air Force Weather Agency is maximizing America's power through the exploitation of timely, accurate and relevant weather information; anytime, everywhere. AFWA is a Field Operating Agency, reporting to United States Air Force Director of Weather, Deputy Chief of Staff Air and Space Operations (USAF/A3O-W).
                    1 http://www.fraunhofer.de/en/.html Fraunhofer Institute (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft undertakes applied research of direct utility to private and public enterprise and of wide benefit to society.
                    1 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/nndc/struts/results?t=102827&s=1&d=8,3,9 Space Weather Numerous space environmental datasets are available at the NGDC/STP website
                    3 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/stp/spaceweather.html Space Weather Numerous datasets pertaining to space weather.
                    1 http://www.nso.edu/ National Solar Observatory The mission of the National Solar Observatory is to advance knowledge of the Sun, both as an astronomical object and as the dominant external influence on Earth, by providing forefront observational opportunities to the research community. The mission includes the operation of cutting edge facilities, the continued development of advanced instrumentation both in-house and through partnerships, conducting solar research, and educational and public outreach. NSO accomplishes this mission by; 1) Providing leadership for the development of new ground-based facilities that support the scientific objectives of the solar and solar-terrestrial physics community; 2) Advancing solar instrumentation in collaboration with university researchers, industry, and other government laboratories; 3) Providing background synoptic observations that permit solar investigations from the ground and space to be placed in the context of the variable Sun; 4) Providing research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students, helping develop classroom activities, working with teachers, and mentoring high school students; 5) Innovative staff research.
                    2 http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) The Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) is part of the National Weather Service and is one of the nine National Centers for Environmental Prediction. It is the nation's official source of space weather alerts, watches and warnings. SWPC provides real-time monitoring and forecasting of solar and geophysical events which impact satellites, power grids, communications, navigation, and many other technological systems. SWPC also explores and evaluates new models and products and transitions them into operations. SWPC is also the primary warning center for the International Space Environment Service and works with many national and international partners with whom data, products, and services are shared.
                    1 http://www.wendelstein-observatorium.de:8002/wst_en.html Wendelstein Observatory The Wendelstein Observatory is situated on the summit of Mount Wendelstein, a prominent, 1838 m high mountain in the bavarian Alpes. It is operated by the University Observatory of the University of Munich. The observatory was first installed to survey the solar activity. In the mid-1980, it was redirected to night observations of stars and galaxies, but it still owns a 20-cm Zeiss solar coronograph. Nowadays, the coronograph is used only for eduction and public outreach.
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                    MD_Identifier or RS_Identifier

                    Count Component Code
                    2
                    1 solarImagery
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                    EX_Extent

                    Bounding Box Temporal Extent
                    Count Component Description West East North South Start End
                    1 Data provided by various solar observatories located worldwide. Data record range is from 1859 to present. -180 180 90 -90 1859-12-27 2009-12-30
                    1 2009-10-01 2010-09-30
                    1 1972 2010
                    1 1956 1973
                    1 1947 1987
                    1 1958 1970
                    1 1957 1958
                    1 1967 1994
                    1 2003 2010
                    1 1948 1966
                    1 1999 2011
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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 1859-12-27 2009-12-30
                    1 2009-10-01 2010-09-30
                    1 1972 2010
                    1 1956 1973
                    1 1947 1987
                    1 1958 1970
                    1 1957 1958
                    1 1967 1994
                    1 2003 2010
                    1 1948 1966
                    1 1999 2011
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                    MD_Format

                    Count Component Name Version specification
                    1 JPG Some data provided in Joint Photographic Experts Group (jpg) format.
                    1 PDF Some data provided in Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf).
                    1 TIF Some data provided in Tagged Image File Format (tif).
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                    MD_Medium

                    Count Component Name mediumFormat mediumNote
                    1
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                    MD_Constraints

                    Count Component Use Limitation
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                    MD_ReferenceSystem

                    none found
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                    MD_GridSpatialRepresentation

                    none found
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                    MD_Georeferenceable or MI_Georeferenceable

                    none found
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                    MD_Georectified or MI_Georectified

                    none found
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                    MD_Dimension

                    none found
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                    MD_CoverageDescription or MI_CoverageDescription

                    Count Component Attribute Description Content Type
                    1
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                    MD_Band or MI_Band

                    Count Component Identifier Descriptor
                    1 Daily solar imagery and drawings
                    1 Dataset includes a variety of solar images (photographs) and drawings prepared by professional staff at solar observatory sites.
                    1
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                    MI_RangeElementDescription

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                    MD_AggregateInformation

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                    LE_Source or LI_Source

                    Count Component Title Date Description
                    1 Collection included as a part of the NGDC Official Archive. 2011-01-01 The NOAA Solar and Terrestrial Physics Division is responsible for managing this collection.
                    1 Full Sun Drawings: Boulder Full sun drawings provided by the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC)
                    1 Full Sun Drawings: Fraunhofer
                    1 Full Sun Drawings: International Geophysical Year
                    1 Full Sun Drawings: Northwest
                    1 Full Sun Drawings: Wendelstein
                    1 Hydrogen Alpha Solar Images: Boulder Full Disk
                    1 Hydrogen Alpha Solar Images: ISOON
                    1 Hydrogen Alpha Solar Images: McMath
                    1 Hydrogen Alpha Solar Images: SGD Daily Images
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                    LE_ProcessStep or LI_ProcessStep

                    Count Component DateTime Description
                    1 Film and paper records professionally digitized through the NOAA Climate Data Modernization Program (CDMP).
                    1 2010-09-30T00:00:00 Original film and paper records digitized through the NOAA Climate Data Modernization Program (CDMP).
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                    MI_Operation

                    none found
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                    MI_Platform

                    Count Component Code Description
                    1 Solar observatories
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                    MI_Instrument

                    Count Component Code Type Description
                    2
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