Solar ImageryEntry ID: gov.noaa.ngdc.stp.solar.solar-imagery
Abstract: Collection includes a variety of solar photographic and illustrated datasets contributed by a number of national and private solar observatories located worldwide. Daily solar observations range from the mid 1800's to the present. White-light photographs of the solar disk and limb reveal features on and near the photospheric disk including active regions and sunspots. Solar observations viewed at ... specific wavelengths, including hydrogen-alpha (656.3 nm), calcium-K (393.3 nm), iron and radio frequencies, reveal the structure and dynamics of chromospheric features, including plague, filaments and prominences, and the extended corona. Composite full-sun drawings, prepared by professional staff at various observatories, provide a daily synoptic perspective of solar features that can be tracked from day to day.
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.
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
Dataset Release Date: 2011-10-01
Start Date: 1859-12-27Stop Date: 2009-12-30
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.
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (303) 497-6323
Fax: (303) 497-6513
Email: solar.ngdc at noaa.gov
325 Broadway E/GC2
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2015-11-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-05-22