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Mariner 2 3-hr Averaged Plasma Parameters, ASCII


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

Time span: 1962-08-29 to 1962-12-30


This data set, originally written in binary (data set PSFP-00002), was converted to ASCII by NSSDCA. The contents of the file were unchanged with respect to the original file except that the block control bytes and zero padding dummy bytes were removed. These analyzed data consist of 3-hr averages of upper and lower limits of velocity, upper and lower limits of temperature, density, ratio of alpha particle density to proton density, and a high-energy tail parameter. Where upper and lower limits of the velocity were given, the upper limit was used in the calculation. Also included is the number of spectra used in computing each of the averages and time. There is a 90% data coverage over the time period indicated. These data were computed by the experimenter from unaveraged parameters (data set PSFP-00025). A microfilmed listing of these data is also available (data set PSFP-00141).


  • Planetary Science: Fields and Particles

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Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Dr. Young-In Won



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