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0.3-Sec Magnetic Vectors


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

Time span: 1971-07-31 to 1972-09-20


This data set consists of experimenter-supplied magnetic tapes written in DCS binary format on am IBM 7090/7094 computer. Logical and physical records have 751 and 460 words, respectively. Each logical data records contains the time for the first data point, and the Cartesian components of 500 successive magnetic field vectors. Since one data point was obtained every 0.3 sec, each logical record covers 2.5 min of data. Field components are given in a coordinate system with X radially outward from the local lunar surface and Y and Z tangent to the surface and directed eastward and northward, respectively. The data cover the period from July 31, 1971, to September 20, 1972, with virtually 100% completeness.

This data set is available in the form of tar files (one file per original tape) at

Alternate Names

  • B Magnitude,Components


  • Space Physics: Magnetospheric Studies
  • Planetary Science: Fields and Particles
  • Space Physics: Heliospheric Studies


  • 71-063C-03B

Additional Information



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