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64-Sec Avgd Magnetic Field Plots, GSM Coord from ISEE 3 Data Pool Data on Mfiche

NSSDCA ID: SPHE-00072

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

Time span: 1978-08-12 to 1984-03-02

Description

Each frame of this microfiche data set contains 24-h plots of interplanetary magnetic field coordinates and magnitude, 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 contains the 64-s average interplanetary magnetic field data from data set 78-079A-02B, rotated into GSM coordinates. The direction of the spacecraft spin axis was assumed to lie along the ecliptic pole. In fact, it was seldom more than 1 deg away from this direction. The rotation matrix from GSE to GSM for each data point was calculated for the time of the observations at ISEE 3. Ideally, the time for the conversion should have been the time at which the IMF reached the magnetopause.

Disciplines

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

Old NSSDCA ID

  • 78-079A-02G

Additional Information

Spacecraft

Experiments

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

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Christopher T. RussellGeneral ContactUniversity of California, Los Angelesctrussell@igpp.ucla.edu
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