Upper Atmosphere Data including the Fabry-Perot Interferometer, Mesosphere/Stratosphere Radar, and Ionospheric Models from NCAR

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Title: Upper Atmosphere Data including the Fabry-Perot Interferometer, Mesosphere/Stratosphere Radar, and Ionospheric Models from NCAR
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Abstract:
These data sets including model data correspond mostly to the upper atmosphere between 80 and 1000 km and is archived at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). A detailed catalog of these upper atmosphere data is available. The Fabry-Perot Interferometer measures neutral gas temperature and velocity. The altitude of measurement may not be known precisely (but can be inferred with additional data), and can range from 90 to 500 km. The current data holding is from Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland (67 N, 51 W), 1988 nominally at 250 km. The Mesosphere-Stratosphere (MST) Doppler radars measure neutral wind velocity and turbulence at altitudes of 0 to 100 km. The current data holding is from Poker Flat, Alaska (65 N, 147 W) and is hourly averages, more or less continuous from 1979-1985. Model data includes the Chiu Model which produces height profiles of electron density for specified location, time and sunspot number; International Reference Ionosphere (IRI) Model which produces electron density, neutral temperature, electron temperature, ion temperature and ion concentrations for five species (O+, H+, He+, O2, NO+) given location, time and sunspot number; and the Mass Spectrometer Incoherent Scatter (MSIS) Model which produces neutral atmosphere parameters (temperature, exospheric temperature and Ar, O2, N2, O, N, He, H concentrations) given a number of geophysical indices. The 1983 and 1986 versions are available. Model data assimilation analyses of the Ionosphere produced by assimilative mapping of ionospheric electrodynamics provides electric potential patterns, electric fields, and height-integrated conductivities over the Northern Hemisphere above 50 degrees magnetic latitude. Patterns are derived from a variety of data sources (magnetometers, IS radars, coherent radars, satellite measurements of electron precipitation) starting with statistical patterns applicable to the geophysical conditions. General Circulation Models (GCM) include the Thermosphere/Ionosphere GCM which provides global coverage on a 5 X 5 degree grid between 97 km and 500-700 km of neutral and ionized thermospheric parameters including neutral winds, neutral temperatures, neutral compositions (N2, O2, O), electron density, electron temperature, ion temperature and ion composition (O+, O2+). Model inputs of ion velocity and auroral deposition parameters are also provided. The Semi-diurnal tidal model provides amplitudes and phases of the semi-diurnal tide in the horizontal neutral wind, neutral temperature and geopotential between 0 and 100 km as a function of latitude and season.
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REFERENCE: Jenne, Roy L., June 1989. 'Data Availability at NCAR', NCAR, Boulder, CO.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19790101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > TRACE ELEMENTS/TRACE METALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > RADAR > RADAR BACKSCATTER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS > AURORAE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX > ELECTRON FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES > ENERGY DEPOSITION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX > ION FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES > PARTICLE COMPOSITION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES > PARTICLE DENSITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES > PARTICLE SPEED
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES > PARTICLE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX > PROTON FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > SUNSPOTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMAGNETISM > ELECTRICAL FIELD
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX > HEAVY NUCLEI FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS > ION CHEMISTRY/IONIZATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > NITROGEN COMPOUNDS > MOLECULAR NITROGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN COMPOUNDS > MOLECULAR OXYGEN
Theme_Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: DOPPLER RADAR
Theme_Keyword: RADAR > RADIO DETECTION AND RANGING
Theme_Keyword: FPI > FABRY-PEROT INTERFEROMETER
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Ion Concentrations
Theme_Keyword: Ionized Parameters
Theme_Keyword: Ionospheric Science
Theme_Keyword: Model
Theme_Keyword: Msis
Theme_Keyword: Neutral Parameters
Theme_Keyword: Poker Flat, Alaska
Theme_Keyword: Space Physics
Theme_Keyword: Thermosphere
Theme_Keyword: Turbulence
Theme_Keyword: Upper Air
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > IONOSPHERE
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > MESOSPHERE
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > STRATOSPHERE
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > THERMOSPHERE
Access_Constraints: Not Available
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ROY BARNES
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Center for Atmospheric Research
Address: Scientific Computing Division
Address: P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80307
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303) 497-1230
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (303) 497-1137
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bozo@ucar.edu
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UCAR/NCAR/HAO > High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Contact_Person: BARBARA EMERY
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Center for Atmospheric Research
Address: High Altitude Observatory
Address: P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80307
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303) 497-1596
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (303) 497-1589
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: emery@ucar.edu
Resource_Description: NCAR_UPA
Distribution_Liability:
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Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.hao.ucar.edu/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20050728
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SCOTT A. RITZ
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5126
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Scott.A.Ritz@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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