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Solar Wind Plots from ISEE 3 Data Pool Data on Microfiche


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

Time span: 1978-08-12 to 1985-04-30


Each frame of this microfiche data set contains 24-h plots of four solar wind parameters, and it is labeled with the start and end dates, the date of production, the corresponding ISEE 1 and 2 orbit number and orbital phase, and the ISEE 3 position at the start of the plot in GSE and GSM coordinates in units of earth radii. The plot at the top of each frame is of the azimuthal flow angle in the ecliptic plane. Positive angles denote flow from east of the sun. A constant aberration angle corresponding to a solar wind velocity of 400 km/s has been removed. The plot saturates at + or -15 deg. The second panel shows the solar wind velocity. The scale is rather coarse, 200 km/s per cm, but so are the data. The third panel shows the number density in 1/cm**3 on a log scale. The bottom panel shows the logarithm of the dynamic pressure in dynes/cm**2.

Alternate Names

  • Solar Wind DPool Plots, MFiche


  • Space Physics: Heliospheric Studies


  • 78-079A-01F

Additional Information



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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Christopher T. RussellGeneral ContactUniversity of California, Los
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