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Voyager 2 Solar Wind Plasma Data Archive, Interim


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

Time span: 1977-08-22 to 1990-12-31


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


  • Space Physics: Heliospheric Studies


  • 77-076A-06R

Additional Information



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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. John W. BelcherData ProviderMassachusetts Institute of
Dr. John W. BelcherGeneral ContactMassachusetts Institute of
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