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3-Second & 1-Minute Averages of Geotail Magnetic Field in SE & SM VAX Binary


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

Time span: 1982-10-16 to 1983-12-24


This data set contains the magnetic field data from the Vector Helium Magnetometer during the geotail phase of the ISEE-3/ICE mission. One minute averages and three second averages of the field are given, in both SE and SM coordinate systems, in VAX binary. The position of the spacecraft in GSM coordinates is given once per minute, as is the GSE to GSM transformation matrix. Magnetic field data for the rest of the mission are in data set 78-079A-02D. High time resolution magnetic field data for the comet Giacobini-Zinner encounter are in data set 78-079A-02N. Plasma data for the geotail phase of the mission are in data set 78-079A-01M. Merged magnetic field and plasma geotail period data are archived as data set 78-079A-02P (also archived as data set 78-079A-01Q).

Alternate Names

  • 3-S & 1-M B Fld Averages, Geotail


  • Space Physics: Magnetospheric Studies
  • Space Physics: Heliospheric Studies


  • 78-079A-02O

Additional Information



Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Dr. H. Kent Hills



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. James A. SlavinGeneral ContactNASA Goddard Space Flight

Selected References

  • Slavin, J. A., et al., Average configuration of the distant (<220 Re) magnetotail: Initial ISEE-3 magnetic field results, Geophys. Res. Lett., 10, No. 10, 973-976, Oct. 1983.
  • Slavin, J. A., et al., An ISEE 3 study of average and substorm conditions in the distant magnetotail, J. Geophys. Res., 90, No. A11, 10875-10895, Nov. 1985.
  • Slavin, J. A., et al., Magnetic configuration of the distant plasma sheet: ISEE 3 observations, in Magnetotail Physics, 59-63, A. T. Y. Lui, ed., Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1987.
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