Record Search Query: [Sensor_Name: Short_Name='SOLAR TELESCOPES']
Solar Features - Solar Flares
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ngdc.stp.solar.solar-features_solar-flares

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Summary
Abstract: A solar flare is a short-lived sudden increase in the intensity of radiation emitted in the neighborhood of sunspots. For many years it was best monitored in the H-alpha wavelength and occurs in the chromosphere, though occasionally white light flares are seen in the photosphere. In modern times the solar X-ray wavelengths are monitored via satellite for solar flares. Flares are characterized by a ... View entire text

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.
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Description: Space Flares. Various datasets on hydrogen-alpha flares, x-ray flares and related information.
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Description:  Browse image of sun from the NOAA Solar X-ray Imager (SXI) for 07-March-2012 with the X-ray Sensor (XRS) superimposed below the image.

 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: These data were acquired from various providers. Please reference the recommended citation text within the documentation section associated with each dataset. Overall Scientific Data Stewardship provided by the National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Dataset Title: Solar Features - Solar Flares
Dataset Release Date: 2014-08-10
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1938-01-01
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.
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Data Center
National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: https://ncei.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WILLIAM DENIG
Phone: (303) 497-6323
Fax: (303) 497-6513
Email: solar.ngdc at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
325 Broadway E/GC2
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Format: pdf
Fees: Data can be downloaded free of charge.

Distribution Format: txt
Fees: Data can be downloaded free of charge.
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (303) 497-6323
Fax: (303) 497-6513
Email: solar.ngdc at noaa.gov
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