Solar Imagery - GONG (H-alpha)

browse graphicBrowse image - H-alpha Image from the Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG)
The Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG) is a network of 6 globally-spaced solar observatories that the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center uses to monitor the sun in near real time. The archived GONG dataset received from SWPC consists of multiple daily H-alpha solar images.
Cite this dataset when used as a source.
  • solarImagery_GONG
gov.noaa.ngdc.stp.solar:solar-imagery_chromosphere_h-alpha_gong
Distribution Formats
  • TIF
    • File Specification: Some data provided in Tagged Image File Format (tif) - To Be Determined.
Distributor Jonathan Darnel
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
303 497-4280
solar.ngdc@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Jonathan Darnel
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
303 497-4280
solar.ngdc@noaa.gov
Coverage Description Solar h-alpha imagery provided by the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center.
Time Period 2016-01-01 to 2016-01-01
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 40
S: 30
E: -110
W: -120
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-01-01
Dataset Progress Status Under development - data is currently in the process of being created
Data Update Frequency
Supplemental Information
Collection consists of solar h-alpha images.
Purpose The NCEI Solar Geophysics Branch (SGB) provides 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.
Originators
  • Scientific Data Stewardship provided by the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Acknowledgments
  • Data access provided by the NCEI Solar Geophysics Branch (SGB).
Theme keywords NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords; Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Meaux, C.Solomon, R. Bilodeau, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, 2007 . NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0.
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Solar Active Regions
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Solar Imagery
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Sunspots
  • Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Corona
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 NASA/GCMD Platform Keywords; Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Meaux, C.Solomon, R. Bilodeau, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, 2007 . NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0.
  • Solar Observatory Stations
Instrument keywords NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords; Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Meaux, C.Solomon, R. Bilodeau, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, 2007 . NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0.
  • Solar Telescope
Place keywords NASA/GCMD Location Keywords; Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Meaux, C.Solomon, R. Bilodeau, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, 2007 . NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0.
  • Space > Solar Region > Chromosphere
Project keywords NASA/GCMD Project Keywords; Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Meaux, C.Solomon, R. Bilodeau, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, 2007 . NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0
  • NOAA - Space Weather Program
Use Constraints
  • Access Constraints (test 01): 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.
Access Constraints
  • Access Constraints (test 01): 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.
Fees
  • Sample images can be downloaded free of charge from the NCEI Solar Geophysics Branch. Archived day files are available via NEXT (WFD-02).
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.
Lineage information for: series
Lineage Statement Final imagery products provided by the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC).
Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Source Datasets
  • Collection included as a part of the NOAA Official Archives.
    • Solar Imagery: GONG
    Acquisition Information (collection)
    Instrument
    Platform
    Last Modified: 2015-10-02
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