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Solar Imagery - Photographs and Drawings

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        individualName:  William Denig
        organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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                voice:  303 497-6323
                facsimile:  303 497-6513
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                deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway
                city:  Boulder
                administrativeArea:  Colorado
                postalCode:  80305-3337
                country:  U.S.A.
                electronicMailAddress:  solar.ngdc@noaa.gov
            hoursOfService:  9:00 - 5:00 Mountain
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    dateStamp:  2014-05-18
    metadataStandardName:  ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 2: Extensions for Imagery and Gridded Data
    metadataStandardVersion:  ISO 19115-2:2009(E)
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        citation:  (CI_Citation)
            title:  Solar Imagery - Photographs and Drawings
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  2011-10-01
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
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                code:  solarImagery
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                organisationName:  Scientific Data Stewardship provided by the National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce.
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        abstract:  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.
        purpose:  The NGDC Solar and Terrestrial Physics (STP) division provides scientific data stewardship of solar-terrestrial datasets in compliance with NOAA Administrative Order (NAO) 212-12, "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.
        credit:  Data access provided by the NOAA Solar and Terrestrial Physics Division. Numerous solar observatories have contributed to this collection - please refer to the Lineage section of this metadata record.
        status:  (MD_ProgressCode) underDevelopment
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            individualName:  William Denig
            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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                    voice:  (303) 497-6323
                    facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
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                    deliveryPoint:  NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC E/GC2 325, Broadway
                    city:  Boulder
                    administrativeArea:  Colorado
                    postalCode:  80305-3337
                    country:  U.S.A.
                    electronicMailAddress:  solar.ngdc@noaa.gov
                hoursOfService:  9:00 - 5:00 Mountain
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            fileName: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/stp/space-weather/solar-data/solar-imagery/documentation/browse_boul_halph_ff_19890311.jpg
            fileDescription:  Browse image of a full sun drawing for March 13, 1989 prepared by the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center
            fileType:  Joint Photographic Experts Group (jpg) format
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            keyword:  Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Solar Active Regions
            keyword:  Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Solar Imagery
            keyword:  Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Sunspots
            keyword:  Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Corona
            keyword:  Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Solar Synoptic Maps
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                title:  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.
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  2007
                    dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  Space > Solar Region > Photosphere
            keyword:  Space > Solar Region > Chromosphere
            keyword:  Space > Solar Region > Corona
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                title:  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.
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                    date:  2007
                    dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
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            keyword:  Solar Telescope
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                title:  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.
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                    date:  2007
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            keyword:  Solar Observatory Stations
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                title:  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.
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                    date:  2007
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                title:  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.
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                    date:  2007
                    dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
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            keyword:  NOAA > Space Weather Program
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                title:  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
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                    date:  2007
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            otherConstraints:  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.
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        language:  eng; U.S.A.
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            description:  Data provided by various solar observatories located worldwide. Data record range is from 1859 to present.
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                    beginPosition:  1859-12-27
                    endPosition:  2009-12-30
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                  Real:  0
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        supplementalInformation:  Collection consists of daily solar photographs and drawings.
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                aName:  Daily solar imagery and drawings
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            descriptor:  Dataset includes a variety of solar images (photographs) and drawings prepared by professional staff at solar observatory sites.
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            units:
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    distributionInfo:  (MD_Distribution)
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            specification:  Some data provided in Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf).
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            version:
            specification:  Some data provided in Tagged Image File Format (tif).
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            version:
            specification:  Some data provided in Joint Photographic Experts Group (jpg) format.
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                individualName:  William Denig
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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                        voice:  (303) 497-6323
                        facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
                    address:  (CI_Address)
                        deliveryPoint:  NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC E/GC2 325 Broadway
                        city:  Boulder
                        administrativeArea:  Colorado
                        postalCode:  80305-3337
                        country:  U.S.A.
                        electronicMailAddress:  solar.ngdc@noaa.gov
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                        linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/stp/spaceweather.html
                        name:  Space Weather
                        description:  Numerous datasets pertaining to space weather.
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                    hoursOfService:  9:00 - 17:00 Mountain
                    contactInstructions:  Contact Data Center // ngdc.info@noaa.gov // (303) 497-6826
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                fees:  Browse images can be downloaded free of charge from the NGDC Solar and Terrestrial Physics (STP) division. High resolution images are available by request for some drawings.
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            unitsOfDistribution:  Single daily images
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                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/nndc/struts/results?t=102827&s=1&d=8,3,9
                name:  Space Weather
                description:  Numerous space environmental datasets are available at the NGDC/STP website
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        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
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            evaluationMethodDescription:  Collection consists of daily solar images (photographs) and drawings provided by various solar observatories. The collection is as complete as possible with all available data online.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_DomainConsistency)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Original film and paper records were processed by professional staff at their respective institutions.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_ConceptualConsistency)
            measureDescription:  Observatory staff acquire data from one or more telescopes viewing the sun at various wavelengths to identify solar features of interest including the solar corona, plage regions, filaments and prominances.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_FormatConsistency)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Consistent data presentation formats are used for each separate dataset.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Drawings are properly rotated into a heliocentric coordination orientation // Top is north // Right is east. [TBD]
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        report:  (DQ_ThematicClassificationCorrectness)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Solar images and drawings were obtained and/or prepared by trained staff at the various institutions.
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        report:  (DQ_GriddedDataPositionalAccuracy)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Supporting metatdata included within the images and drawings as available.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_AccuracyOfATimeMeasurement)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Daily solar images and drawings are annotated with the observation time and other relevant metadata.
            result:
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            statement:  Authoritative data provided by various institutions.
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                description:  Original film and paper records digitized through the NOAA Climate Data Modernization Program (CDMP).
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2010-09-30T00:00:00
                processor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    individualName:  William Denig
                    organisationName:  NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC E/GC2 325 Broadway
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                            voice:  (303) 497-6323
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                            country:  U.S.A.
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                    description:  The NOAA Solar and Terrestrial Physics Division is responsible for managing this collection.
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                        title:  Collection included as a part of the NGDC Official Archive.
                        alternateTitle:  Solar Images - Photographs and Drawings
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                            date:  2011-01-01
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                            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce
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                                description:  ground condition
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                description:  Film and paper records professionally digitized through the NOAA Climate Data Modernization Program (CDMP).
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                description:  Full sun drawings provided by the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC)
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                    title:  Full Sun Drawings: Boulder
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                                linkage: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/
                                name:  NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC)
                                description:  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.
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                            beginPosition:  1972
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                    title:  Full Sun Drawings: Fraunhofer
                    date:
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                        organisationName:  Fraunhofer Institute
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                                city:  Freiburg
                                country:  Germany
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                                linkage: http://www.fraunhofer.de/en/.html
                                name:  Fraunhofer Institute (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft)
                                description:  The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft undertakes applied research of direct utility to private and public enterprise and of wide benefit to society.
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                            beginPosition:  1956
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                    title:  Full Sun Drawings: Wendelstein
                    date:
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                        organisationName:  University Observatory Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-University
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                                city:  Munich
                                administrativeArea:  Bavaria
                                country:  Germany
                            onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                                linkage: http://www.wendelstein-observatorium.de:8002/wst_en.html
                                name:  Wendelstein Observatory
                                description:  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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                            beginPosition:  1947
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                    title:  Full Sun Drawings: Northwest
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                        organisationName:  Northwest Observatory
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                                city:  Spokane
                                administrativeArea:  Washington
                                country:  U.S.A.
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                            beginPosition:  1958
                            endPosition:  1970
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                    title:  Full Sun Drawings: International Geophysical Year
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                        organisationName:  World Data Center for Geophysics, Boulder
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                                city:  Boulder
                                administrativeArea:  Colorado
                                country:  U.S.A.
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                                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/stp/spaceweather.html
                                name:  Solar and Terrestrial Physics Division, NGDC, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Deparment of Commerce
                                description:  The STP Division is responsible for the archive and access of solar and space environmental data and derived products collected by NOAA observing systems and acquired through the World Data Center for Solar and Terrestrial Physics (Boulder). Archives include extensive collections of data from solar observatories, ground ionospheric sounders, and satellites plus modeled space climatologies. The World Data Centers are being incorporated into the new ICSU World Data System (WDS).
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                            beginPosition:  1957
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                    title:  Hydrogen Alpha Solar Images: Boulder Full Disk
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                                name:  NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC)
                                description:  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.
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                    title:  Hydrogen Alpha Solar Images: ISOON
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                                name:  Air Force Weather Agency, USAF, DoD
                                description:  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).
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                    title:  Hydrogen Alpha Solar Images: McMath
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                        organisationName:  McMath-Pierce Facility, National Solar Observatory
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                                administrativeArea:  Arizona
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                                linkage: http://www.nso.edu/
                                name:  National Solar Observatory
                                description:  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.
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                                name:  Solar and Terrestrial Physics Division, NGDC, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Deparment of Commerce
                                description:  The STP Division is responsible for the archive and access of solar and space environmental data and derived products collected by NOAA observing systems and acquired through the World Data Center for Solar and Terrestrial Physics (Boulder). Archives include extensive collections of data from solar observatories, ground ionospheric sounders, and satellites plus modeled space climatologies. The World Data Centers are being incorporated into the new ICSU World Data System (WDS).
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                    electronicMailAddress:  solar.ngdc@noaa.gov
                hoursOfService:  9:00 - 5:00 Mountain
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