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Solar Wind Data, 5-Min

NSSDCA ID: SPHE-00433

Availability: Archived at NSSDC, accessible from elsewhere

Time span: 1978-08-16 to 1980-02-19

Description

The experimenter-supplied tapes were restored to one 9-track, 6250-bpi, binary magnetic tape created on a VAX 11/780 computer. Each logical record contains time in year, day of year, and seconds of day; GSE spacecraft coordinates; hydrogen density (per cc); hydrogen bulk flow velocity (km/s); hydrogen bulk flow azimuthal angle (deg); hydrogen parallel and perpendicular temperatures and average temperature; helium density (per cc); and helium average temperature (K). The solar wind parameters were calculated from search mode spectra, which were measured once every 5.2 min. However, the complete measurement required only 3.5 s to complete. Thus, the data records represent snapshots of the solar wind taken about 5.2 min apart.

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

Archive

  • Space Physics Data Facility

Discipline

  • Space Physics: Heliospheric Studies

Old NSSDCA ID

  • 78-079A-01D

Additional Information

Spacecraft

Experiments

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

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. Robert M. CandeyGeneral ContactNASA Goddard Space Flight Centerrobert.m.candey@nasa.gov
Dr. Ronald D. ZwicklData ProviderLos Alamos National Laboratoryron.d.zwickl@noaa.gov
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