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VOYAGER 1 SOLAR WIND PLS 1 HOUR AVERAGES V1.0 (PDS)

NSSDCA ID: PSFP-00653

Availability: Archived at NSSDC, accessible from elsewhere

Description

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Voyager 1 plasma data of the solar wind, 1 hour averages. The files in this directory contain the Voyager hourly average plasma data. The plasma parameters are obtained by finding the best fit of a convected isotropic Maxwellian distribution to the data. One sigma errors are typically less than 0.5% in the speed and VR, less than 5% for the density and thermal speed, and vary greatly for VT and VN. Sampling times range from 12 to 192 sec., with sampling generally more frequent early in the mission. The columns are: 1) Year 2) day of year (day 1 is Jan. 1) 3) hour 4) proton speed in km/s (magnitude of V) 5) proton density in cm-3 6) proton thermal speed in km/s (proton temperature in eV = .0052 times the square of the thermal speed) 7) VR 8) VT (WARNING: this parameter is often NOT reliable after 1989) 9) VN (WARNING: this parameter is often NOT reliable after 1989) The velocity components are given in the RTN coordinate system, where R is radially outward, T is in a plane parallel to the solar equatorial plane and positive in the direction of solar rotation, and N completes a right-handed system. Please consult with us, or at least send preprints, when you use this data to prevent grievous errors or misconceptions. (John Richardson, jdr@space.mit.edu)

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

https://pds-ppi.igpp.ucla.edu/data/VG1-SS-PLS-4-SUMM-1HR-AVG-V1.0/

Alternate Names

  • VG1-SS-PLS-4-SUMM-1HR-AVG-V1.0

Discipline

  • Planetary Science: Fields and Particles

Additional Information

Spacecraft

Experiments

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

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. John D. RichardsonGeneral ContactMassachusetts Institute of Technologyjdr@space.mit.edu
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