Magnetometer High-Resolution Level 2 Data for GOES-I through GOES-P, Provided in Four Coordinate Frames

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This data set provides a 20+ year archive of science-quality, 2Hz geosynchronous measurements of the magnetic field from eight NOAA spacecraft, GOES-8 through GOES-15. GOES-8 started the era of high cadence observations (2 Hz) as it began operations in 1995. While magnetometer data from GOES 8 - 15 satellites have been available for many years, the current data set offers several major improvements. The new archive includes the highest temporal cadence (2 Hz), recomputed means, corrected calibration parameters, updated quality flagging, vector measurements in geophysically relevant coordinates, and full ephemeris information. In addition, this data set follows a unified standard format -- netCDF-4 -- that is also used in GOES-R series Level 2 magnetometer files. The dataset spans the time period from 1995 to the present.
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Redmon, Robert J.; Loto'aniu, Paul T. M.; Singer, Howard J.; (2017): Magnetometer High-Resolution Level 2 Data for GOES-I through GOES-P, Provided in Four Coordinate Frames. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5JM27WK [access date].
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Distribution Formats
  • NetCDF (Version: 4)
Distributor Margaret Tilton
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-6223
Margaret.Tilton@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Redmon, Robert
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, Department of Commerce
303-497-4331
ionosonde@noaa.gov
Coverage Description Non-geographic dataset
Time Period 1995-07-01 to Present (time interval: 0.5-second)
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates Non-geographic dataset
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-12
Dataset Progress Status Planned - fixed date has been established upon or by which the data will be created or updated
Data Update Frequency Daily
Purpose To improve empirical models of the geomagnetic field and to allow estimations of electromagnetic wave power in bands important for magnetospheric plasma processes.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Redmon, Robert J.; Loto'aniu, Paul T. M.; Singer, Howard J.; (2017): Magnetometer High-Resolution Level 2 Data for GOES-I through GOES-P, Provided in Four Coordinate Frames. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5JM27WK [access date].
Principal Investigators
  • Redmon, Robert J.
Collaborators
  • Loto'aniu, Paul T. M.
  • Singer, Howard J.
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Acknowledgments
  • Abdelqader, Ahmed; Boudouridis, Athanasios; Newman, Ann; Califf, Sam; Matheson, Lorne; Rodriguez, Juan V.; Tilton, Margaret; Wilkinson, Dan
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Sun-Earth Interactions > Ionosphere/Magnetosphere Dynamics > Magnetic Fields/Magnetic Currents
SPASE Base dictionary
  • Spase.MeasurementType.MagneticField
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) 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 Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • Earth Observation Satellites > GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) > GOES-8 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 8
  • Earth Observation Satellites > GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) > GOES-9 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 9
  • Earth Observation Satellites > GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) > GOES-10 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 10
  • Earth Observation Satellites > GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) > GOES-11 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 11
  • Earth Observation Satellites > GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) > GOES-12 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 12
  • Earth Observation Satellites > GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) > GOES-13 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 13
  • Earth Observation Satellites > GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) > GOES-14 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 14
  • Earth Observation Satellites > GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) > GOES-15 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 15
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • Solar/Space Observing Instruments > Magnetic Field/Electric Field Instruments > FGM > Fluxgate Magnetometer
Place keywords SPASE Base dictionary
  • observedRegion.Earth.Magnetosphere
Project keywords
  • NOAA Big Earth Data Initiative (BEDI)
Use Constraints
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Redmon, Robert J.; Loto'aniu, Paul T. M.; Singer, Howard J.; (2017): Magnetometer High-Resolution Level 2 Data for GOES-I through GOES-P, Provided in Four Coordinate Frames. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5JM27WK [access date].
  • NCEI 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. NCEI makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
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Lineage information for: series
Lineage Statement This archive was produced by and is archived at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
Processor
  • NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI
Source Datasets
  • Magnetometer High-Resolution Level 1b Data for GOES-I through GOES-P
    • Source Data Download (download)
      Direct download links for the source data.
    • Description of Source: Magnetometer High-Resolution Level 1b Data for GOES-I through GOES-P. These data were in turn created using inputs provided by the NOAA/NWS Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC).
    • Temporal extent used: 1995 to Present
Lineage information for: repository
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.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • GOES 8-12 Series Magnetometer
  • GOES 13-15 Series Magnetometer
Platform
  • GOES-8 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 8
  • GOES-9 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 9
  • GOES-10 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 10
  • GOES-11 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 11
  • GOES-12 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 12
  • GOES-13 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 13
  • GOES-14 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 14
  • GOES-15 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 15
Last Modified: 2017-12-21
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