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VG1 SAT MAG RESAMPLED KRONOGRAPHIC (L1) COORDS 1.92SEC V1.0 (PDS)

NSSDCA ID: PSFP-00516

Availability: Archived at NSSDC, accessible from elsewhere

Time span: 1980-11-10 to 1980-11-18

Description

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Data Set Overview ================= This data set includes calibrated magnetic field data acquired by the Voyager 1 Low Field Magnetometer (LFM) during the Saturn encounter. Coverage begins in the solar wind inbound to Saturn and continues past the last outbound bowshock crossing. The data are in Kronographic (L1) coordinates and have been averaged from the 60 ms instrument sample rate to a 1.92 second sample rate. All magnetic field measurements are given in nanoTesla (nT). The magnetic field data are calibrated (see the calibration description included in the Voyager 1 Magnetometer instrument catalog file for details). Parameters ========== The full LFM instrument sample rate is 1 sample per 0.06 seconds. Full telemetry resolution 'detail' data must be obtained from the instrument team. These data have been resampled at 1.92 seconds from the detail data. Sampling Parameter Name : TIME Data Set Parameter Name : MAGNETIC FIELD VECTOR Sampling Parameter Resolution : 1.920000 Minimum Sampling Parameter : 19770820120000.000000 Maximum Sampling Parameter : UNK Sampling Parameter Interval : 1.920000 Minimum Available Sampling Int : 0.060000 Data Set Parameter Unit : NANOTESLA Noise Level : 0.006000 Sampling Parameter Unit : SECOND The LFM has eight dynamic ranges. The instrument is designed switch between dynamic ranges automatically depending upon the observed magnetic field magnitude and fluctuations. Instrument digitization uncertainty depends upon dynamic range as indicated in the following table (from [BEHANNONETAL1977]). ----------------------------------------------LFM Dynamic ranges and quantization uncertainty ----------------------------------------------Range (nT) Quantization (nT) ----------------------------------------------1. +/- 8.8 +/- .0022 2. +/- 26 +/- .0063 3. +/- 79 +/- .019 4. +/- 240 +/- .059 5. +/- 710 +/- .173 6. +/- 2100 +/- .513 7. +/- 6400 +/- 1.56 8. +/- 50,000 +/- 12.2 Instrument Host ID : VG1 Data Set Parameter Name : MAGNETIC FIELD VECTOR Instrument Parameter Name : MAGNETIC FIELD COMPONENT Important Instrument Parameters : 1 Instrument Host ID : VG1 Data Set Parameter Name : MAGNETIC FIELD VECTOR Instrument Parameter Name : WAVE MAGNETIC FIELD INTENSITY Important Instrument Parameters : 1 Processing ========== Voyager EDR's undergo the following processing in order to produce these 1.92 second averaged summary data: * Read EDR * Unpack header block (rec. id, s/c id, tel. mode, FDS counts, data flags) * Convert selected time tags to integer time (yy/ddd/hh:mm:ss.fff) * Unpack sub-header block (MAG status words, plasma data) * Unpack science block (MAG counts) * Convert counts to gammas * Apply sensor and boom alignment matrices * Rotate (optional) 1.92 second averages while averaging detail gammas to create 1.92 second averages * Write Summary record Counts are measured onboard using 12 bit words that may represent values ranging from 0-4096. Integer counts are converted to magnetic field units (gammas) by subtracting a zero offset, from the measured MAG value and multiplying this difference by the sensitivity of the instrument. Processing Level Id : 4 Software Flag : Y Processing Start Time : 1988-09-21 Source Data Set ID : N/A Software : UNK Product Data Set ID : VG1-S-MAG-4-1.92SEC Data ==== The data files are given in ASCII, fixed field width, comma delimited tables. The record structure is described in the following table: -------------------------------------------------------------------1.92 Second L1 Coordinates -------------------------------------------------------------------Column Type Description <units> -------------------------------------------------------------------time a23 spacecraft event time (UT) of the sample in the format: yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ss.sss sclk a12 spacecraft clock in the format: MOD65536:MOD60:FDS-LINE mag_id i1 magnetometer ID (1 = LFM, 2 = HFM) Br f9.3 average of detail magnetic field R component in nT Btheta f9.3 average of detail magnetic field Theta component in nT Bphi f9.3 average of detail magnetic field Phi component in nT Bmag f9.3 magnitude of the averaged magnetic field components in nT avg_Bmag f9.3 average of the magnetic field magnitude over the averaging interval in nT Delta f7.3 spacecraft centered heliographic magnetic field latitude in degrees: Delta = asin(Bz/Bmag)* Lambda f7.3 spacecraft centered heliographic magnetic field longitude in degrees: Lambda = atan(By/Bx)* rms_Br f8.3 root-mean-square deviation of Br over the averaging interval in nT rms_Bt f8.3 root-mean-square deviation of Btheta over the averaging interval in nT rms_Bp f8.3 root-mean-square deviation of Bphi over the averaging interval in nT npts i2 number of detail points in the average * while Br, Btheta, and Bphi are spherical coordinates, the angles Delta and Lambda are derived from Cartesian coordinates Ancillary Data ============== An ancillary data file containing the derived spacecraft magnetic field is provided with this data at a 48 second sample rate. These data provide zero level offsets used in the data processing. Spacecraft field data is provided in spacecraft coordinates as follows: -------------------------------------------------------------------48 Second Spacecraft Field (Payload) Averages -------------------------------------------------------------------Column Type Description <units> -------------------------------------------------------------------time a23 spacecraft event time (UT) of the sample in the format: yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ss.sss sclk a12 spacecraft clock in the format: MOD65536:MOD60:FDS-LINE mag_id i1 magnetometer ID (1 = LFM, 2 = HFM) Bx 1pe10.3 average Bx spacecraft field in nT (payload coords.) By 1pe10.3 average By spacecraft field in nT (payload coords.) Bz 1pe10.3 average Bz spacecraft field in nT (payload coords.) Bmag 1pe10.3 magnitude of spacecraft field in nT rms_Bx 1pe10.3 root-mean-square deviation of Bx over the averaging interval in nT rms_By 1pe10.3 root-mean-square deviation of By over the averaging interval in nT rms_Bz 1pe10.3 root-mean-square deviation of Bz over the averaging interval in nT npts i4 number of points in the average Coordinate Systems ================== The magnetic field data are in Kronographic (L1) coordinates. L1 is a conventional, right handed, Saturn-centered spherical coordinate system with vectors R, Theta, and Phi. The magnetic field vectors are: Br - radial B-field component (along the Saturn to spacecraft line) positive away from Saturn Btheta - North/South (L1) B-field component, positive southward Bphi - azimuthal (L1) B-field component, positive eastward Trajectory is left handed and based upon the Saturn Longitude System [DESCH&KAISER1981]. References ========== The reference documents for this data set are: [ACUNAETAL1981B] Acuna, M.H., J.E.P. Connerney, and N.F. Ness, Topology of Saturn's Main Magnetic Field, Nature, 292, 721, 1981. [BEHANNONETAL1981B] Behannon, K.W., J.E.P. Connerney, and N.F. Ness, Saturn's Magnetic Tail: Structure and Dynamics, Nature, 292, 753, 1981. [BEHANNONETAL1983] Behannon, K.W., R.P. Lepping, and N.F. Ness, Structure and Dynamics of Saturn's Outer Magnetosphere and Boundary Regions, J. Geophys. Res., 88, 8791, 1983. [CONNERNEYETAL1983] Connerney, J.E.P., M.H. Acuna, and N.F. Ness, Currents in Saturn's Magnetosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 88, 8779, 1983. [LEPPINGETAL1981D] Lepping, R.P., L.F. Burlaga, and L.W. Klein, Surface Waves on Saturn's Magnetopause, Nature, 292, 750, 1981. [NESSETAL1981] Ness, N.F., M.H. Acuna, R.P. Lepping, J.E.P. Connerney, K.W. Behannon, L.F. Burlaga, and F.M. Neubauer, Magnetic Field Studies by Voyager 1: Preliminary Results at Saturn, Science, 212, 211, 1981. [NESSETAL1982B] Ness, N.F., M.H. Acuna, K.W. Behannon, L.F. Burlaga, J.E.P. Connerney, R.P. Lepping, and F.M. Neubauer, Magnetic Field Studies by Voyager 2: Preliminary Results at Saturn, Science, 215, 558, 1982.

These data are available on-line from the Planetary Data System (PDS) at:

https://pds-ppi.igpp.ucla.edu/data/VG1-S-MAG-4-SUMM-L1COORDS-1.92SEC-V1.0/

Alternate Names

  • VG1-S-MAG-4-SUMM-L1COORDS-1.92SEC-V1.0

Discipline

  • Planetary Science: Fields and Particles

Additional Information

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Experiments

Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Dr. Edwin V. Bell, II

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Norman F. NessData ProviderUniversity of Delawarenfness@bartol.udel.edu
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