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Solar Imagery - White Light - ISOON
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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: To provide 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.
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Description:  Browse ISOON image of the sun within the 630.315 continuum provided by the National Solar Observatory

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 37.0   S: 31.3   E: -106.6   W: -109.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Scientific Data Stewardship provided by the National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Dataset Title: Solar Imagery - White Light - ISOON
Dataset Release Date: 2014-08-10
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-05-07
Stop Date: 2012-04-12
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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.
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National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: (303) 497-6323
Fax: (303) 497-6513
Email: solar.ngdc at
Contact Address:
325 Broadway E/GC2
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305
Country: USA
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Fees: Daily images can be downloaded free of charge.
Phone: (303) 497-6323
Fax: (303) 497-6513
Email: solar.ngdc at
Contact Address:
325 Broadway E/GC2
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2015-11-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-05-22