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Cosmic Ray Electron Count Rate and Proton Count Rate Plots on Microfilm

NSSDCA ID: SPHE-00496

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

Time span: 1978-08-15 to 1985-12-21

Description

This data set contains multiple sets of three survey plots, showing proton count rates, electron count rates, and data coverage information. The plots are contained on one reel of 16-mm microfilm that was generated at NSSDC from the experimenter's plots. These plots are designed to be used to identify time intervals for further study and not as the basis for scientific research. The plots in each set cover the same period (in most cases 7 days) of universal time. The proton rate plots display the count rate of the special "low energy proton" coincidence, which counts protons with energies from 35 to 145 MeV and electrons from 2 to 4 MeV. The electron rate plots display the count rate of the special "low energy electron" coincidence, which counts electrons with energies above 5 MeV. Both types of plots contain eight traces that correspond to the eight optical aspect sensors. Usually these traces cannot be distinguished from each other, but when they can be resolved visually the anisotropy is well enough defined for detailed studies. The data coverage plots display five traces that summarize the operation of the instrument. Two traces, labeled DLINE and LVT-COV, indicate whether data exist at each time and the percentage of the data coverage time in each hour, respectively. The three remaining traces, labeled LVTR-PRO, LVTR-PR1, and LVTR-PR2, give the "livetime ratios" for each of the three priority channels. The livetime ratio is defined as (total number of coincidences of a given priority)/(number of pulse height-analyzed events recovered).

Discipline

  • Space Physics: Heliospheric Studies

Old NSSDCA ID

  • 78-079A-06C

Additional Information

Spacecraft

Experiments

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

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Prof. Paul A. EvensonData ProviderBartol Research Foundationpenguin@bartol.udel.edu
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