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Voyager 2 Solar Wind Plasma Data Archive, Interim

NSSDCA ID: SPHE-00493

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

Time span: 1977-08-22 to 1990-12-31

Description

This data set contains hourly average parameters for interplanetary cruise data acquired by the Voyager 2 Plasma Science (PLS) experiment. The parameters include year, day of year, hour, radial component of solar wind speed, proton density (/cc), and proton thermal speed (km/s) calculated as sqrt(2kT/m). Parameter fits were done with respect to a convecting isotropic maxwellian distribution. The data are written in ASCII fixed block format and provided in files named VY2PLAyy.DAT, each covering one year of data for the year 19yy. The file VY2PLA.FMT gives a brief format description. These data have been provided by the principal investigator for temporary distribution pending ongoing reprocessing of all PLS cruise data and submission of a fully updated final dataset to NSSDC.

Alternate Names

  • 1-Hr Solar Wind Plasma, Interim

Discipline

  • Space Physics: Heliospheric Studies

Old NSSDCA ID

  • 77-076A-06R

Additional Information

Spacecraft

Experiments

Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Dr. John F. Cooper

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. John W. BelcherData ProviderMassachusetts Institute of Technologyjwb@space.mit.edu
Dr. John W. BelcherGeneral ContactMassachusetts Institute of Technologyjwb@space.mit.edu
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