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Space Environment Modeling

browse graphicBrowse image (example) of the modeled ionospheric Total Electron Content (TEC) for the continental United States.
Collection includes presentation materials and outputs from operational space environment models produced by the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) and other related model datasets. Included are; 1) regional space environment specifications of the atmospheric total electon content (TEC) for the continental United States (CONUS), 2) global specifications of ionospheric D-region (radio-wave) absorption and 3) interplanetary solar-wind specifications for predicting the propagation and arrival times of geoeffective coronal mass ejections (CME). Also included is a 30-year space environment climatogy produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly NGDC).
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  • spaceEnvironmentModeling
Online Access
  • Space Weather ()
    The NOAA Solar and Terrestrial Physics (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.
Distribution Formats
  • pdf
    • File Specification: Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf)
  • txt
    • File Specification: American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII)
  • nc
    • File Specification: Network Common Data Form version 3 (NetCDF-3)
  • fits
    • File Specification: Flexible Image Transport System (FITS)
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
william.denig@noaa.gov
Documentation links not available.
Date(s)
  • publication: 2012-03-08
Dataset Progress Status Under development
Data Update Frequency: Annually
Supplemental Information:
Collection consists of various operational model parameters and visualizations.
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.
Originator(s)
  • Space Weather Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service (NOAA)
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Time Period: 2004-01-01 to 2012-09-30
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 > Solar Wind
  • Sun-earth interactions > Solar Activity > Coronal Mass Ejections
  • Sun-earth interactions > Solar Energetic Particle Properties > Total Electron Content
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
  • GOES-13 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 13
  • GOES-14 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 14
  • GOES-15 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 15
  • GPS > Global Positioning System Satellites
  • SOHO > Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
  • STEREO A > Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory A
  • STEREO B > Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory B
Instrument keywords
  • GPS > GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM
  • PARTICLE DETECTORS
  • CORONAGRAPHS
  • LASCO > Large Angle and Spectrometric COronagraph
Place keywords
  • Vertical Location > Ionosphere
  • Space > Solar Region > Corona
Project keywords
  • 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 from the NOAA Solar and Terrestrial Physics (STP) division.
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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 NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC)
Processor
  • Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC)
  • Solar and Terrestrial Physics Division, NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)
Source Datasets
  • Collection included as a part of the NOAA Official Archives, National Geophysical Data Center.
    • Description of Source: The NOAA Solar and Terrestrial Physics (STP) division is responsible for managing this collection.
    • Temporal extent used: 2009-10-01 to 2010-09-30
  • Collection included as a part of the NOAA Official Archives managed by the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC).
    • Description of Source: The NOAA Solar and Terrestrial Physics Division (STP) is responsible for managing this collection.
    • Temporal extent used: 2009-10-01 to 2010-09-30
  • Space Weather Models: U.S. Total Electron Content (US-TEC)
  • Space Weather Models: D-Region Absorption Product
  • Space Weather Models: Enlil
  • Space Weather Models: Space Weather Climatology
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
Platform
Last Modified: 2015-10-02
For questions about the information on this page, please email: william.denig@noaa.gov