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Solar Geophysical Data (SGD) Reports (1955-2009)

browse graphicSample cover page for the monthly Solar Geophysical Data (SGD) comprehensive reports
Solar-Geophysical Data (SGD) reports were a comprehensive compilation of many different kinds of observational data of the sun's activity and its effects on the Earth. Data from the worldwide network of geophysical and solar observatories were compiled each month. The data began to be complied in November 1955 and ended in September 2009. SGD helped keep researchers informed of the major events on the sun and associated interplanetary, ionospheric, radio propagation and other geophysical effects. This report series was made possible through the cooperation of many observatories, laboratories and agencies worldwide. Data included: daily maps of the sun showing active regions, daily sunspot information, event data such as solar radio and flare events, satellite data such as solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field measurements, cosmic ray data, geomagnetic activity data, and ionospheric propagation indices. The SGD was divided into two reports, the Prompt Report contained data available for one and two months before the report publication date and the Comprehensive Report that contained data that became available six months after the report publication date.
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  • Solar Geophysical Data (SGD) Reports
Online Access
  • Space Weather ()
    Monthly "prompt" and "comprehensive" Solar-Geophysical Data (SGD) reports
Distribution Formats
  • PDF
    • File Specification: The full collection of Solar-Geophysical Data(SGD) reports available in Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf).
Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Point of Contact William Denig
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-6323
solar.ngdc@noaa.gov
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Date(s)
  • publication: 2009-09-01
Data Presentation Form:
Dataset Progress Status Under development
Data Update Frequency: Annually
Supplemental Information:
Solar-Geophysical Data was a monthly bulletin issued from 1955 to 2009 in one or two parts that provides the scientific community with a variety of solar-terrestrial data. Solar-Geophysical Data was intended to keep researchers informed on a timely schedule of the major events on the sun and of their associated interplanetary, ionospheric, geomagnetic and cosmic ray effects. The report was made available through the cooperation of many observatories, laboratories and agencies whose data are summarized. Part I (Prompt Reports) contains data for 1 or 2 months before the month of publication, and some late data; Part II (Comprehensive Reports) contains data for 6 months prior to publication plus late and miscellaneous data.
Purpose: The Solar Geophysical Data (SGD) reports provided the scientific community with a comprehensive historical record of solar and geophyscial phenomena.
Originator(s)
  • Solar and Terrestrial Physical Division, 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: 1955-11-01 to 2009-09-30
Spatial Reference System:
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 90
S: -90
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map:
Theme keywords
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Ionosphere/Magnetosphere Dynamics > Aurorae
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Ionosphere/Magnetosphere Dynamics > Geomagnetic Indices
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Ionosphere/Magnetosphere Dynamics > Magnetic Fields/Magnetic Currents
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Ionosphere/Magnetosphere Dynamics > Magnetic Storms
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Ionosphere/Magnetosphere Dynamics > Solar Wind
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Corona
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Corona Holes
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Coronal Mass Ejections
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Cosmic Rays
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Solar Active Regions
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Solar Flares
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Solar Imagery
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Solar Irradiance
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Solar Prominences/Solar Filaments
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Solar Radio Wave Emissions
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Solar Synoptic Maps
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Solar Ultraviolet Emissions
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Solar X-ray Emissions
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Sunspots
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Energetic Particle Flux > Electron Flux
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Energetic Particle Flux > Proton Flux
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Energetic Particle Flux > X-ray Flux
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Energetic Particle Properties > Particle Density
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Energetic Particle Properties > Particle Speed
Data Center keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords
  • Solar Observatory Stations
Instrument keywords
  • Solar Telescope
  • CORONAGRAPHS
  • HEPAD > High Energy Proton and Alpha Detector
  • RADIO TELESCOPES
  • SEM > Space Environment Monitor
  • SEM-2 > Space Environment Monitor-2
  • SOLAR TELESCOPES
  • SOON SOLAR TELESCOPES
  • SXI > SOLAR X-RAY IMAGER
Place keywords
  • Space > Earth Magnetic Field > Magnetosphere (Other)
  • Space > Earth Magnetic Field > Space
  • Space > Earth Magnetic Field > Van Allen Radiation Belts
  • Space > Solar Region > Chromosphere
  • Space > Solar Region > Corona
  • Space > Solar Region > Photosphere
  • Vertical Location > Ionosphere
Project keywords
  • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
  • NOAA - Space Weather Program
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
  • Full volumes are available online free of charge
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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Lineage Statement Authoritative data provided by various institutions and observatories.
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-Geophysical Data (SGD) Reports (1955-2009)
    • Temporal extent used: 1955-11-01 to 2009-09-30
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Last Modified: 2015-10-02
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