Record Search Query: [Source_Name: Short_Name='SOLAR OBSERVATORY STATIONS']
Solar Imagery - Chromosphere - Calcium
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ngdc.stp.solar.solar-imagery_chromosphere_calcium

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Summary
Abstract: This dataset consists of full-disk images of the sun in Calcium (Ca) II K wavelength (393.4 nm). Ca II K imagery reveal magnetic structures of the sun
from about 500 to 2000 km above the photosphere that are not evident in white light images. The chromosphere is an extremely dynamic layer of the sun consisting of a mixture
of hot ionized plasma and cool gas. The ... View entire text

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: Solar and Terrestrial Physics Division, NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC/STP). Numerous space environmental datasets are available at the NGDC/STP website
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Description:  Browse photograph of the sun for December 31, 1977 from the McMath-Hulbert Solar Observatory
prepared by the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center

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

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Daily solar photographs in Calcium-II K (393.4 nm) provided by various solar observatorys. See item 3 under "How was the data set created?"
Dataset Title: Solar Imagery - Chromosphere - Calcium
Dataset Release Date: 2014-08-10
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1915-08-09
Stop Date: 2012-12-31
Platform
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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.
Data Set Progress
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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: JPG
Fees: Solar images 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