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Key Parameters GE_K0_MGF from the Geotail Magnetic Field Instrument (MGF) in CDF


Availability: At NSSDC, Ready for Electronic Access

Time span: 1992-04-08 to 


This data set contains the investigator-selected Key Parameters from the Magnetic Field instrument (MGF) on Geotail, as made available via NSSDC's interactive WWW interface CDAWeb.

CDAWeb is available at and supports: (1) graphical browse display of user-selected parameters and time intervals; (2) downloading of user-selected parameters in ASCII; and (3) downloading of data in CDF format.

Empty (no actual data) master CDFs for the CDAWeb CDFs are maintained in the CDAWeb system at NSSDC. These are the latest versions of the labeling, display, and explanatory information carried by the CDF structure for this data set. When a screen plot or an ASCII listing is obtained from CDAWeb, the master CDF information is automatically used and displayed. However, when the user obtains data by downloading CDFs from CDAWeb, the master CDF should also be obtained separately, as its content may well differ from that of the data CDFs, which remain unchanged.

Alternate Names

  • KPs, GE_K0_MGF, CDF


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


  • 92-044A-06B

Additional Information



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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Susumu K. KokubunData

Selected References

  • Kokubun, S., et al., Magnetic field measurement (MGF), in Geotail Prelaunch Report, SES-TD-92-007SY, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, SES Data Center, pp. 58-70, Apr. 1992.
  • Nishida, A., et al., Geotail mission to explore earth's magnetotail, EOS, 73, No. 40, 425-429, doi:10.1029/91EO00314, Oct. 1992.
  • Kokubun, S., et al., The GEOTAIL Magnetic Field Experiment, J. Geomag. Geoelectr., 46, No. 1, 7-21, doi:10.5636/jgg.46.7, 1994.
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