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Unaveraged Analyzed Plasma Parameters


Availability: At NSSDC, Ready for Offline Distribution (or Staging if Digital)

Time span: 1962-08-29 to 1962-12-30


These analyzed data consist of time, upper and lower limits of temperature, upper and lower limits of velocity, density of protons, ratio of alpha particle density to proton density, and a parameter that rates the validity of the model used in the analysis. The plasma parameters were derived by the experimenter from the reduced data on the basis of a convected isotropic Maxwell-Boltzmann velocity distribution. This assumption was applied to the proton portion of each spectrum and extended to the alpha particle portion by assuming either that proton and alpha particle temperatures or bulk speeds were equal. The data are on one 7-track, 556-bpi, binary magnetic tape. The 7094 system was used in preparing the tape. Data coverage over the time period indicated was 90%.

These data have been converted to ASCII, see:

Alternate Names

  • Plasma Parameters T,V,Den


  • Planetary Science: Fields and Particles


  • 62-041A-06B

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Marcia M. NeugebauerGeneral ContactNASA Jet Propulsion
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