McIntosh Archive of Solar Synoptic Maps (1954-2009)

Fifty five years of synoptic solar maps made from H alpha, Magnetograms and He I (when available). Maps show sunspots, plage, filaments and coronal holes and are available in GIF and FITS formats. Solar features are searchable across all maps with IDL scripts (please see the "IDL Scripts" link under the "Related Resourced" field below).

The maps in the Archive has Carrington longitude values between 0 to 360 or -30 to 390 degrees (for 0 to 360, it corresponds to CR 1355 (Dec22, 1954) to CR1486 (Oct. 29 1964)).

To Access Resource:

Questions? Email Resource Support Contact:

  • Ian Hewins
    imh.68ont@gmail.com
    Boston College and UCAR/NCAR - High Altitude Observatory

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1954-12-22
    End:  2009-08-21

Keywords

Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1954-12-22
Temporal Range End 2009-08-21
Temporal Resolution 1 Carrington Rotation (solar rotation)
Bounding Box North Lat N/A
Bounding Box South Lat N/A
Bounding Box West Long N/A
Bounding Box East Long N/A
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

McIntosh Archive (MCA): Four Cycles of Solar Synoptic Maps : This is the McIntosh Archive's main website

The Archive as hosted by NOAA : Related data files/maps that are hosted by NOAA

The Metadata for the Archive as hosted by NOAA : The metadata information is provide via the Archive's Digital Object Identifier (DOI) landing page as hosted by NOAA

IDL Scripts : Related scripts that are hosted by NOAA

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format GIF - Graphic Interchange Format
Standardized Resource Format GIF
Asset Size N/A
Legal Constraints

None


Access Constraints When a data file from the Archive is used as a source, users of the data file are encouraged to provide citation using the following format: Patrick S. McIntosh, NOAA Space Environment Laboratory (1964). Synoptic Maps Composites Observed from McIntosh. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5765CCQ [access date]
Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name Ian Hewins
Resource Support Email imh.68ont@gmail.com
Resource Support Organization Boston College and UCAR/NCAR - High Altitude Observatory
Distributor National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - National Centers for Environmental Information (NOAA- NCEI)
Metadata Contact Name Ian Hewins
Metadata Contact Email imh.68ont@gmail.com
Metadata Contact Organization Boston College and UCAR/NCAR - High Altitude Observatory

Author Ian Hewins
Sarah Gibson
David Webb
Bob McFaddin
Publisher National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - National Centers for Environmental Information (NOAA- NCEI)
Publication Date 2016-10-01
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Not Assigned
Alternate Identifier N/A
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category N/A
Progress onGoing
Metadata Date 2023-02-28T11:35:38
Metadata Record Identifier 25c49d98-bdb2-11e7-965f-b808cf016134
Metadata Language eng
Suggested Citation Ian Hewins, Sarah Gibson, David Webb, Bob McFaddin. (2016). McIntosh Archive of Solar Synoptic Maps (1954-2009). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - National Centers for Environmental Information (NOAA- NCEI). https://www2.hao.ucar.edu/mcintosh-archive/final-maps . Accessed 02 March 2024.

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