Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) Database at NCAR/HAOEntry ID: CEDAR_NCAR_HAO
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Abstract: The Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric regions (CEDAR) is a
program sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) designed to enhance
the capability of ground-based instruments to measure the upper atmosphere and
to coordinate instrument and model data for the benefit of the scientific
community. The CEDAR Data Base (formally the Incoherent Scatter Radar Data
Base) is a ... cooperative project between the National Center for Atmospheric
Research (NCAR) and several institutions that provide upper atmosphere data and
model output for community use. The CEDAR Data Base contains: documentation,
catalogue information, geophysical indices, summary plots, analysis software,
and computer models. A catalogue is produced every year and is available on the
CEDAR instruments are located throughout the world. Only selected data from
each instrument is available in the CEDAR Data Base. The on-line CEDAR Data
Base contains information to contact investigators for additional data not
found in the Data Base.
The CEDAR Data Base currently contains approximately 10GB of data. A
complete inventory of data and data availability is obtainable from
The CEDAR Data Base consists of the following:
Geophysical Indices. Includes Dst, Kp, ap, Ap, solar 10.7 cm flux,
sunspot number, AE, and IMF parameters.
Large Model Output. Includes model output from the Assimilative
Mapping of Ionospheric Electrodynamics (AMIE), Thermosphere Ionosphere
General Circulation Model (TIGCM), and Global-Scale Wave Model (GSWM).
Incoherent Scatter Radar. This is the primary data in the CEDAR Data
Base. Includes ionospheric electron densities, ion velocities, and
electron and ion temperatures.
Ionospheric Doppler Radars. HF ionospheric doppler radars are organized into a
collection of radars called SuperDARN (Super Dual Auroral Radar Network).
Eleven radars have data in the CEDAR Data Base. Basic parameters include
line-of-sight plasma irregularity and velocity spread.
Digisondes. Consists of ion drift data from the Qaanaaq Digisonde.
Fabry-Perot Interferometers. Basic parameters from FPI are
brightness, neutral temperature, and line-of-sight neutral winds.
IR Michelson Interferometers. Data include neutral temperatures
derived from nightglow hydroxyl (OH).
Lidar. Basic Lidar parameters are photocounts, relative neutral number
density, and sodium or iron density.
Middle Atmosphere Radars. Data are from MST radars, MF radars, LF
radars, meteor wind radars and ST radars. There is only limited data
in the CEDAR Data Base. Parameters include line-of-sight neutral winds
Airglow Imagers and All-Sky Cameras. Data includes brightness data
from imagers. None of the imager data are in digital form. Some
airglow data is on video tape.
Models. Consists of both theoretical models and empirical models.
Source code is available from the CEDAR Data Base. Model output
consists of geomagnetic field data, electron densities, electric
fields, interpolations and models of NOAA and DMSP satellite data,
wind models, ionospheric parameters, and other data.
The CEDAR Data Base is accessible through the WWW and ftp, but users must have
a valid access form, available from the WWW or ftp (see Access and Use
constraints) or contact Barbara Emery (firstname.lastname@example.org ). See the WWW site
for additional information on accessing the data and Rules of the Road
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Emery, B.A. and R. M. Barnes
Dataset Title: CEDAR Data Base
Dataset Series Name: CEDAR Data Base Catalog
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: NCAR/HAOOnline Resource: http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/Data_Services:General_O...
Start Date: 1966-01-01
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE > NEUTRAL TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS > NEUTRAL WINDS
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS > AURORAE
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX > ELECTRON FLUX
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX > ION FLUX > ION VELOCITY
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES > PARTICLE DENSITY > ELECTRON DENSITY
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES > PARTICLE SPEED > ELECTRON VELOCITY
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES > PARTICLE TEMPERATURE > ELECTRON TEMPERATURE
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > SOLAR ACTIVE REGIONS
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > SOLAR RADIO WAVE EMISSIONS
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > SUNSPOTS
SOLID EARTH > GEOMAGNETISM > ELECTRICAL FIELD
SOLID EARTH > GEOMAGNETISM > GEOMAGNETIC INDICES > GEOPHYSICAL INDICES
SOLID EARTH > GEOMAGNETISM > MAGNETIC FIELD
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > AIRGLOW
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS > GEOMAGNETIC INDICES
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS > MAGNETIC FIELDS/MAGNETIC CURRENTS
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS > ION CHEMISTRY/IONIZATION
Quality Users are asked to contact individual investigators and data suppliers
about the nature, quality and limitations of the data.
Access Constraints Data are accessible via CEDAR WWW site, ftp and/or from individual
Access to the CEDAR Data Base requires submission of an access form
Use Constraints Use of CEDAR data must follow established Rules of the Road:
Acknowledgement of the instruments and of the CEDAR Data Base is required.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: online ftp, WWW, various media
Distribution Size: varies
Distribution Format: varies
Fees: free or cost of reproduction
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (303) 497-1230
Fax: (303) 497-1137
Email: bozo at ucar.edu
National Center for Atmospheric Research Scientific Computing Division P.O. Box 3000
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (303) 497-1596
Fax: (303) 497-1589
Email: emery at ucar.edu
National Center for Atmospheric Research High Altitude Observatory P.O. Box 3000
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
Emery, B.A. and Barnes, R. M. 1998. CEDAR Data Base
Catalogue. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder,
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-09-22