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Mass Spectrometer Incoherent Scatter (MSIS) Model
Entry ID: MSIS_Model

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Abstract: The Mass-Spectrometer-Incoherent-Scatter (MSIS) model describes the
neutral temperature and densities in the Upper Atmosphere (above about
100 km). MSIS-86 constitutes the upper part of the COSPAR
International Reference Atmosphere (CIRA) 1986. The MSIS model is
based on the extensive data compilation and analysis work of
A.E. Hedin (GSFC, code 614) and his colleagues. Data sources include
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: BILITZA, D
Dataset Title: Mass Spectrometer Incoherent Scatter (MSIS) Model
Online Resource:
Originating Center
Data Center
National Space Science Data Center, Space Science Data Operation Office, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: MN-61A,B,C,D

Data Center Personnel
Email: nssdc-request at
Contact Address:
National Space Science Data Center
NSSDC/Code 633.4
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Phone: 301-286-0190
Fax: 301-286-1771
Email: Dieter.Bilitza-1 at
Contact Address:
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 672.0
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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A.E. Hedin, J.E. Salah, J.V. Evans, C.A. Reber, G.P. Newton, N.W. Spencer,
D.C. Kayser, D. Alcayde, P. Bauer, L. Cogger, and J.P. McClure, A global
thermospheric model based on mass spectrometer and incoherent scatter
data, J. Geophys. Res., 82, 2139-2156, 1977
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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