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Solar Images - White Light - ISOON

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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
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    dateStamp:  2012-07-31
    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 Images - White Light - ISOON
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  2003-05-07
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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.
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) originator
            presentationForm:
        abstract:  The Improved Solar Observing Optical Network (ISOON) project is a collaboration between the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate and the National Solar Observatory. ISOON is a semi-autonomous, remotely commandable patrol telescope designed for studies of solar activity in support of space weather specifications and forecasts. ISOON can receive and analyze solar images and other data at a remote location -- in essence, forming a desktop solar observatory. ISOON acquires solar images in the hydrogen-alpha line (once per minute), in continuum (once every ten minutes), and in line-of-sight magnetic fields. The current dataset is limited to daily solar images in the 630.315 continuum.
        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.
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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
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                    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:  ftp://ftp.ngdc.noaa.gov/STP/space-weather/solar-data/solar-images/whilte-light/isoon/documentation/browse-isoon.jpg
            fileDescription:  Browse ISOON image of the sun within the 630.315 continuum provided by the National Solar Observatory
            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
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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.
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                    date:  2007
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            keyword:  Space > Solar Region > Photosphere
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            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) place
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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
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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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            keyword:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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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
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            keyword:  NOAA > Space Weather Program
            keyword:  WDS > World Data Center for Geophysics, Boulder
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            thesaurusName:  (CI_Citation)
                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:  ISOON location from 07-May-2003 to 12-Apr-2012 at Sacramento Peak, NM (32.8 N, 105.8 W); In Apr-Jul 2012 the ISOON was moved to Kirtland AFB (35.0 N, 106.6 W).
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                eastBoundLongitude:  -106.6
                southBoundLatitude:  31.3
                northBoundLatitude:  37.0
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                    description:  Dataset Extent
                    beginPosition:  2003-05-07
                    endPosition:  2012-04-12
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                  Real:  2842
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                  Real:  13161
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        supplementalInformation:  Collection consists of daily solar images within the 630.315 continuum
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                aName:  Daily solar images and analyses
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        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            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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            name:  PDF
            version:
            specification:  Data provided in Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf).
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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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                        deliveryPoint:  NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC E/GC2 325 Broadway
                        city:  Boulder
                        administrativeArea:  Colorado
                        postalCode:  80305-3337
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                        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:  Daily images can be downloaded free of charge from the NGDC Solar and Terrestrial Physics (STP) division.
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            unitsOfDistribution:  Single daily images
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
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            evaluationMethodDescription:  Collection consists of daily solar images (photographs) and sunspot analyses provided by the originating institution.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_DomainConsistency)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Original images processed by professional staff at the originating institution and quality checked by knowledgeable, data-center staff.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_ConceptualConsistency)
            measureDescription:  Observatory staff acquire data from a solar telescope viewing the sun within the 630.315 nm continuum to identify/classify features on the surface of the sun (photosphere).
            result:
        report:  (DQ_FormatConsistency)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Daily solar images provided in Portable Document Format (pdf).
            result:
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Drawings are properly rotated into a heliocentric coordination orientation // Top is north // Right is east.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_ThematicClassificationCorrectness)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Automated daily image analysis perfomed by computer. Descriptive information regarding the image processing is included at "http://nsosp.nso.edu/isoon/".
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        report:  (DQ_GriddedDataPositionalAccuracy)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Resolution of 1.1 arcsec (full disk mode).
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        report:  (DQ_AccuracyOfATimeMeasurement)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Daily solar images and drawings are annotated with the observation time and other relevant metadata.
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            statement:  ISOON is designed to replace the existing Solar Observing Optical Network (SOON), which the USAF currently operates as a world-wide network of solar optical telescopes for monitoring solar activity. Both SOON and ISOON provide data that support a wide variety of users of space weather specifications and forecasts. The original SOON, in operation since the mid-1970s, was slated for an upgrade in its capabilities to observe solar activity. Hence ISOON was conceived in 1996, and was designed with the added feature of having each of its telescopes remotely operated from a single command and analysis center. The objectives of ISOON are to improve solar monitoring capabilities and to reduce operating costs via less required maintenance (design simplication compared to SOON) and the ability to analyze data from all ISOON sites at one central location. The design and construction of ISOON took place at the National Solar Observatory / Sacramento Peak, as a joint project of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the National Solar Observatory. The prototype instrument was completed and demonstrated in 2002. Non-contiguous daily solar images are currently available from 2003 to 2012. As of July 2012 the ISOON instrument is being re-located to Kirtland AFB where it will continue to be operated by AFRL for research and limited operational support.
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                description:  Automated daily image analysis perfomed by computer. Descriptive information regarding the solar image processing is included at "http://nsosp.nso.edu/isoon/".
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                  DateTime:  2012-07-31T00:00:00
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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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                description:  Film and paper records professionally digitized through the NOAA Climate Data Modernization Program (CDMP).
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                    title:  Hydrogen Alpha Solar Images: ISOON
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                                city:  Offutt Air Force Base
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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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                            beginPosition:  2003
                            endPosition:  2010
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        dateOfNextUpdate:  2013-08-01
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            dataset:  Update collection for the Space Weather Prediction Center daily full sun drawings as data becomes available, including missing records (all observatories).
        maintenanceNote:  This metadata was automatically generated from the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata standard version FGDC-STD-012-2002 using the June 2011 version of the FGDC RSE to ISO 19115-2 transform. The Spatial Reference Information is not currently mapped over to ISO but will be mapped in future versions.
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            individualName:  William Denig
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                    city:  Boulder
                    administrativeArea:  Colorado
                    postalCode:  80305-3337
                    country:  U.S.A.
                    electronicMailAddress:  solar.ngdc@noaa.gov
                hoursOfService:  9:00 - 5:00 Mountain
            role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
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    acquisitionInformation:  (MI_AcquisitionInformation)
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            description:  Solar observatories
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                type:  Full-sun photospheric images.