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Geomagnetic Absolute Mean Values at Hourly Intervals from 220 Observatories Worldwide

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

This file is comprised of absolute mean hourly values of the geomagnetic components D, H and Z or X, Y and Z. These values, on magnetic tape, are available from approximately 220 of the 400 worldwide observatories which have ever operated. Most of the values were hand-scaled from the analog recordings (magnetograms) and were added to the file via punched cards. From some observations, for more recent years, there are means of values recorded directly on magnetic tape from digital magnetometers at various sample rates, for example, each minute. The accuracy of these data varies but is generally good, particularly for the more recent years. Approximately 60 observation-years of these data are added to the files each year.

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Metadata Date September 18, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 1957 (publication)
Frequency Of Update irregular

Metadata Source

Harvested from NGDC STP Geomag

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 18, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 1957 (publication)
Responsible Party Unknown
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.ngdc.stp.geomag:G00002
Access Constraints Use Constraints: None, Access Constraints: No Constraints
Bbox East Long 180.000000
Bbox North Lat 90.000000
Bbox South Lat -90.000000
Bbox West Long -180.000000
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update irregular
Harvest Object Id 61cc905d-3a18-427f-935b-94fc997871f3
Harvest Source Id a34cf322-93d8-4d56-8060-2a5c299d068f
Harvest Source Title NGDC STP Geomag
Licence 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.
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1902-01-02

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