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Synoptic Maps Composites Observed from Kislovodsk Observatory
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        individualName:  Karen E. Horan
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            title:  Synoptic Maps Composites Observed from Kislovodsk Observatory
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                date:  1979-02-03
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        abstract:  Solar synoptic maps usually refer to assembled composites recorded over a full solar rotation of about 27 days. Synoptic maps can be derived from single wavelength images or from multi-wavelength images highlighting solar features of interest (see above). Images for this dataset were provided by numerous solar observatories. The Boulder H-alpha (6563 A) synoptic maps, or charts, were first developed by McIntosh as an outgrowth of efforts to infer solar magnetic fields. These McIntosh synoptic charts identify regions of positive and negative magnetic polarity separated by a magnetic neutral line. Superposed on many of the maps are the locations of coronal holes observed in X-rays and from HeI spectro-heliograms at 10830 A. Features of interest evident at various wavelengths include; 3934 A (Calcium, Ca II K-line) ¿ used to monitor structures in the lower chromosphere, in particular faculae which are clearly discerned in Ca II but less so in white-light images (only near the limb) and not in H-alpha 5303 A (Iron, Fe XIV) ¿ Monitor the chromosphere 5694 A (Calcium, Ca XV) ¿ Ca XV emissions from the sun are used to detect coronal hot spots. Also referred to as the solar yellow line 6374 A (Iron, FE X) ¿ Monitor the chromosphere 6563 A (Hydrogen, H-alpha); chromospheric imaging of solar flares, sunspots, plage, filaments and prominences, also chromospheric network 10830 A (Helium, He I); preferred wavelength to image coronal holes which are not as readily apparent in Ca II and H-alpha
        purpose:  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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            keyword:  Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Solar Active Regions
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            keyword:  Sun-Earth Interactions > Solar Activity > Solar Synoptic Maps
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            otherConstraints:  Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, 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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        supplementalInformation:  The NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (formally NGDC) provides scientific data stewardship of solar-terrestrial datasets in compliance with NOAA Administrative Order (NAO 212-15), "Management of Environmental Data and Information", published 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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                individualName:  William Denig
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                description:  All images and related documentation.
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            evaluationMethodDescription:  Collection consists of daily solar images (photographs) and drawings provided by various solar observatories. The collection is as complete as possible with all available data online.
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            measureDescription:  Observatory staff acquire data from one or more telescopes viewing the sun at various wavelengths to identify solar features of interest including the solar corona, plage regions, filaments and prominances.
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            evaluationMethodDescription:  Daily solar images and drawings are annotated with the observation time and other relevant metadata.
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        maintenanceNote:  This metadata was automatically generated from a form in in the Chameleon Editor (https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/cedit) with solarimagery2iso.xsl on 2016-12-27.
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