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Solar/Space Environment Data (Satellites)

browse graphicNOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, Series R (credit: Lockheed Martin)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) monitors the geospace and solar environments using a variety of space weather sensors aboard its fleet of operational satellites.

Cite this dataset when used as a source.

  • spaceEnvironmentMonitor
Search and Download
  • GOES SEM (download)
    Space Environment Monitor (SEM) data from the NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES)
  • GOES SXI (download)
    Solar X-ray Imager data from the NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES)
  • POES SEM (download)
    Space Environment Monitor (SEM) data from the NOAA Polar Operational Environment Satellites (POES)
  • DSCOVR (download)
    Solar Wind and Interplanetary Data from the NOAA Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR)
  • DMSP (download)
    Space environment data (SSJ/SSIES/SSM) from the USAF Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP)
  • Spacecraft Anomalies (download)
    A variety of data and tools related to space weather effects on satellites
Distribution Formats
  • NetCDF
  • CSV
  • PDF
Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Point of Contact Daniel Wilkinson
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-6137
daniel.c.wilkinson@noaa.gov
General Documentation
  • Space Weather
    Numerous space environmental datasets are available at the website.
Originator
  • Scientific Data Stewardship provided by the National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Publisher
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Date(s)
  • publication: 2012-10-14
Dataset Progress Status Under development
Data Update Frequency: Annually
Supplemental Information: Datasets includes solar/space environmental data from NOAA GOES, POES and DSCOVR [TBD] spacecraft (a)
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.
Time Period: 1955-07-01  to  2010-11-24
Spatial Reference System:
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 90
S: -90
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map:
Themes
  • Earth Science > Sun-Earth Interactions
  • Earth Science > Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity
  • Earth Science > Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Energetic Particle Flux
Platforms
  • Solar/Space Observing Satellites
Instruments
  • Solar/Space Observing Instruments
Places
  • Space
  • Space > Earth Magnetic Field
  • Space > Solar Region
Projects
  • 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
  • Data can be downloaded free of charge.
Source Datasets
  • NOAA Solar/Space Environmental Data
Lineage Statement Authoritative data provided by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center.
Processing Steps
  • 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.

Metadata Last Modified: 2015-10-02

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