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Digital Distribution Functions

NSSDCA ID: SPMS-00168

Availability: Archived at NSSDC, accessible from elsewhere

Time span: 1978-01-01 to 1986-06-10

Description

This data set consists of magnetotail proton and electron distribution functions, each with "fluxes" at each of 16 azimuthal look directions and 15 energy steps. The "fluxes" are in distribution function units of particles x sec**3 x cm**2. Derived proton densities and flow speeds (Vx, Vy), time, and spacecraft position and distance to the neutral sheet are also given. The data are for the 1978-1983 ISEE era, plus the April-June, 1986, PROMIS peroid. The data were provided to NSSDC on 6 VAX binary tapes (272 4-byte words/record) with accompanying software to read records and produce 2.2 KB ASCII records.

Data are available online at ftp://cdaweb.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/data/

Alternate Names

    Discipline

    • Space Physics: Magnetospheric Studies

    Old NSSDCA ID

    • 73-078A-04D

    Additional Information

    Spacecraft

    Experiments

    Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

     

    Personnel

    NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
    Dr. Cheryl Y. HuangData ProviderUniversity of Iowahuang@plh.af.mil
    Mr. Robert M. CandeyGeneral ContactNASA Goddard Space Flight Centerrobert.m.candey@nasa.gov
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