NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Solar Spectral Irradiance (SSI), NRLSSI Version 2

Metadata Updated: February 7, 2018

This Climate Data Record (CDR) contains solar spectral irradiance (SSI) as a function of time and wavelength created with the Naval Research Laboratory model for spectral and total irradiance (version 2). Solar spectral irradiance is the wavelength-dependent energy input to the top of the Earth's atmosphere, at a standard distance of one Astronomical Unit from the Sun. Its units are W per m2 per nm. Also included is the value of total (spectrally integrated) solar irradiance in units W per m2. The dataset was created by Judith Lean (Space Science Division, Naval Research Laboratory), Odele Coddington and Peter Pilewskie (Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Science, University of Colorado). The daily- and monthly-averaged SSI data range from 1882 to the present, and annual-averaged SSI data begin in 1610. The data file format is netCDF-4 following CF metadata conventions. The dataset is accompanied by algorithm documentation, data flow diagram and source code for the NOAA CDR Program.

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Dates

Metadata Date July 19, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
Reference Date(s) July 22, 2015 (publication)
Frequency Of Update quarterly

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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The Solar Spectral Irradiance (SSI) produced for this Climate Data Record (CDR) for 1 January 2014.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date July 19, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
Reference Date(s) July 22, 2015 (publication)
Responsible Party UCO/LASP > Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado (Point of Contact); DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Cite this dataset when used as a source: Odele Coddington, Judith L. Lean, Doug Lindholm, Peter Pilewskie, Martin Snow, and NOAA CDR Program (2015): NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Solar Spectral Irradiance (SSI), NRLSSI Version 2. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V51J97P6 [access date]., NCEI 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. NCEI makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. 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.
Bbox East Long 180.0
Bbox North Lat 90.0
Bbox South Lat -90.0
Bbox West Long -180.0
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update quarterly
Graphic Preview Description The Solar Spectral Irradiance (SSI) produced for this Climate Data Record (CDR) for 1 January 2014.
Graphic Preview File https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/images/C00899_myssiplot2.png
Graphic Preview Type PNG
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C00899
Harvest Object Id 74d704b5-3c2a-4ac4-b842-889546dbbb80
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence For a complete description of use limiataions for this CDR, see the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1882-01-01

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