Orbital Variations and Insolation Database

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: A. Berger
Publication_Date: May 1992
Title: Orbital Variations and Insolation Database
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Series_Information:
Series_Name: IGBP PAGES/WDC Data Contribution Series
Issue_Identification: 92-007
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boulder, CO
Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/insolation/
Description:
Abstract:
Data on changes in the earth's orbital parameters and the resulting variations in insolation were calculated by A. Berger of the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. Data includes both the 1978 calculations and the latest (1991) solution published in Quaternary Science Reviews. The 1978 solution is preferred for time 0 (1950 A.D.). The two solutions are equivalent through 800,000 YBP, and the 1991 solution is preferred for times greater than 800,000 YBP. The format of the 1978 files is described in the file "ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/insolation/contents.78". The format for the 1991 files is in file "ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/insolation/contents.91". Please cite Dr. Berger when using this data. A version of this data set Earth Insolation for 1.1 Million Years is available from NCAR at cost. See: "http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds861.0/"
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Berger, A., 1978. Long-term variations of daily insolation and Quaternary climatic changes. Journal of Atmospheric Science, 35(12), pp 2362-2367. Berger, A., 1978. A simple algorithm to compute long term variations of daily or monthly insolation. Contribution No. 18, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Institut d'Astronomie et de Geophysique, G. Lemaitre, Louvain-la-Neuve, B-1348 Belgique. Berger A. and Loutre M.F., 1991, Insolation values for the climate of the last 10 million of years. Quaternary Sciences Review, Vol. 10 No. 4 pp. 297-317, 1991. Berger, A., 1978. Numerical values of the elements of the Earth's orbit from 5,000,000 YBP to 1,000,000 YAP. (astronomical solution of Berger, 1978). Contribution No. 35, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Institute d'Astronomie et de Geophysique, G. Lemaitre, Louvain-la-Neuve, B-1348 Belgique. Berger, A., 1978. Numerical values of mid-month insolation from 1,000,000 YBP to 100,000 YAP (astronomical solution of Berger, 1978). Contribution No. 36, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Institute d'Astronomie et de Geophysique, G. Lemaitre, Louvain-la-Neuve, B-1348, Belgique. Berger A. and Loutre M.F., 1991, Insolation values for the climate of the last 10 million of years. Quaternary Sciences Review, Vol. 10 No. 4 pp. 297-317, 1991.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19780101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
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
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > RADIATIVE FORCING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR IRRADIANCE > INSOLATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: PAGES > PAST GLOBAL CHANGES, IGBP
Theme_Keyword: Insolation
Theme_Keyword: Orbital Parameters
Theme_Keyword: Paleoclimate
Theme_Keyword: Eccentricity
Theme_Keyword: Precession
Theme_Keyword: Longitude Of Perihelion
Theme_Keyword: Obliquity
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: 1000 Years
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ANDRE L. BERGER
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Institut d Astronomie et de Geophysique G.Lemaitre
Address: Universite Catholique de Louvain
Address: 2 Chemin du Cyclotron
City: Louvain-la-Neuve
Postal_Code: B-1348
Country: Belgium
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 3210473303
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 3210474722
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Berger@ASTR.UCL.AC.BE
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Data_Quality_Information:
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Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UCAR/NCAR/CISL/RDA > Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Contact_Person: RDA HELP DESK
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Center for Atmospheric Research
Address: CISL/DSS
Address: P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303)-497-1231
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (303)-497-1291
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dss-info@mailman.ucar.edu
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER > World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder
Contact_Person: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Address: NOAA/NCDC Code E/GCx3
Address: 325 Broadway
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80303
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 497-6513
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: paleo@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: ds861.0
Resource_Description: 92-007
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ascii
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://rda.ucar.edu/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/insolation/...
Access_Instructions:
Access to insolation data
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/insolation/...
Access_Instructions:
Dcoumentation on the orbital variations and insolation database
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130523
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.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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