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Space Environment Modeling
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ngdc.stp.swx.space_environment_modeling

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Abstract: Collection includes presentation materials and outputs from operational space environment models produced by the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) and other related model datasets. Included are; 1) regional space environment specifications of the atmospheric total electon content (TEC) for the continental United States (CONUS), 2) global specifications of ionospheric D-region (radio-wave) absorption and 3) interplanetary solar-wind specifications for predicting the propagation and arrival times of geoeffective coronal mass ejections (CME). Also included is a 30-year space environment climatogy produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly NGDC).

Purpose: To provide scientific data stewardship of solar-terrestrial datasets in compliance with NOAA Administrative Order (NAO) 212-15, "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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Description: Space Weather. The NOAA Solar and Terrestrial Physics (STP) division is responsible for the archive and access of solar and space environmental data and derived products collected by NOAA observing systems and acquired through the World Data Center for Solar and Terrestrial Physics (Boulder). Archives include extensive collections of data from solar observatories, ground ionospheric sounders, and satellites plus modeled space climatologies.
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Description:  Browse image (example) of the modeled ionospheric Total Electron Content (TEC) for the continental United States.

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Space Weather Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service (NOAA)
Dataset Title: Space Environment Modeling
Dataset Release Date: 2012-03-08
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-01-01
Stop Date: 2012-09-30
Use Constraints Access Constraints: None Use Constraints: None Distribution
Liability: 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.
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Data Center
National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 303 497-6323
Fax: 303 497-6513
Email: solar.ngdc at
Contact Address:
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80305-3337
Country: U.S.A.
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Distribution Format: pdf
Fees: Data can be downloaded free of charge from the NOAA STP division.
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Phone: 303 497-6323
Fax: 303 497-6513
Email: solar.ngdc at
Contact Address:
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80305-3337
Country: U.S.A.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2015-11-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-05-22