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8-Hour Interplanetary and Solar Electron Summary Plots on Microfilm


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

Time span: 1978-08-18 to 1979-11-22


This data set contains 8-h summary plots of particle fluxes and angular histograms from the three telescopes of the interplanetary and solar electron experiment, on 35-mm microfilm. There are two types of plots, one for electrostatic analyzer (ESA) data and the other for data from the two solid-state detector telescopes (SST). Each type of plot displays spin-averaged differential fluxes (1/cm**2*sr*s*keV) vs universal time and also rough histograms of flux vs spin angle in the ecliptic plane. The ESA plot displays the total flux from each of the four sets of four contiguous channels and the anticoincidence channel count rate. The SST plot displays the total flux of particles triggering the first detector of each telescope in each of two contiguous energy ranges and also the count rate of particles triggering both detectors of the open telescope. The legend on each type of plot displays the day of the plot, the GSE coordinates and radius, the threshold level indicator, the number of angular sectors used, the feature used for the first angular sector position, and whether the sun sectors were blocked out. The legend also gives the energy ranges of the plotted data and the factors by which they have been multiplied to be plotted. The energies on the ESA plot are the mean energies for the included channels, and the energies on the SSTplot are the overall energy ranges.

Alternate Names

  • 8-hr Electron Summary Plots,Mfilm


  • Space Physics: Heliospheric Studies


  • 78-079A-09A

Additional Information



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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Prof. Kinsey A. AndersonGeneral ContactUniversity of California,
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