Radio and Plasma Wave Investigation (WAVES) on WIND
Entry ID: WIND_WAVES

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Summary
Abstract: The main purpose of the Wind spacecraft is to measure the incoming
solar wind, magnetic fields and particles, although early on it will
also observe the Earth's foreshock region. Wind, together with
Geotail, Polar, SOHO, and Cluster projects, constitute a cooperative
scientific satellite project designated the International Solar
Terrestrial Physics (ISTP) program which aims at gaining improved
understanding of the physics of solar terrestrial relations.

The WAVES investigation on the WIND spacecraft provides comprehensive
coverage of radio and plasma wave phenomena in the frequency range
from a fraction of a Hertz up to about 14 MHz for the electric field
and 3 kHz for the magnetic field. This package will permit several
kind of measurements, all of which are essential to understanding the
Earth's environment --the Geospace-- and its response to varying solar
wind conditions. In situ measurements of different modes of plasma
waves will give information on local processes and couplings in
different regions and boundaries of the Geospace leading to plasma
instabilities: magneto-acoustic waves, ion cyclotron waves, whistler
waves, electron plasma oscillations, electron burst noise and other
types of electrostatic or electromagnetic waves.

and from the Polar-Wind-Geotail (PWG) Data Archive
(ftp://pwgdata.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/00readme.html) and at the NSSDC
CDAWeb (http://cdaweb.gsfc.nasa.gov/cdaweb/)

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to WAVES WIND data from NSSDC


Link: GET DATA
Description: WIND Data on NSSDCs CDAWeb


Link: GET DATA
Description: FTP access to commpressed WAVES WIND data at PWG


Link: GET DATA
Description: FTP access to uncompressed WAVES WIND data at PWG


Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to WAVES plots, data and documentation from NASA/LHEA


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: WIND Project Home Page


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: WIND Project Home Page at ISTP


Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kaiser, M. and Bugeret, J.-L. and WAVES Team
Dataset Title: Radio and Plasma Wave Investigation
Dataset Release Date: 1994
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD and Paris, France
Dataset Publisher: NASA/GSFC and Paris/Meudon Observatory
Online Resource: http://ssed.gsfc.nasa.gov/waves/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-11-01


Location Keywords
SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > HIGH LATITUDE MAGNETOSPHERE
SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > INNER MAGNETOSPHERE
SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > MAGNETOSPHERE (OTHER)
SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > MAGNETOTAIL
SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > BOW SHOCK
SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > MAGNETOPAUSE


Science Keywords
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADIO WAVE >RADIO WAVE FLUX    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ACTIVITY >SOLAR RADIO WAVE EMISSIONS    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS >ELECTRIC FIELDS/ELECTRIC CURRENTS    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS >MAGNETIC FIELDS/MAGNETIC CURRENTS    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS >PLASMA WAVES    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS >SOLAR WIND    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
WIND    [Information]


Instrument
WAVES >Radio and Plasma Wave Investigation    [Information]


Project
ISTP >International Solar Terrestrial Physics Program    [Information]


Keywords
plasma waves
solar wind
bow shock
radio waves
solar wind density


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
NASA


Data Center
National Space Science Data Center, Space Science Data Operation Office, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSSDC USER SUPPORT OFFICE
Email: nssdc-request at lists.nasa.gov
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


Polar, Wind, Geotail Project, Geospace Physics Lab, Laboratory for Solar and Space Physics, Heliophysics Science Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://pwg.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: BARBARA GILES
Email: barbara.giles at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Headquarters
300 E ST SW
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Astroparticle Physics Laboratory Astrophysics Science Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://astrophysics.gsfc.nasa.gov/astroparticles/

Data Center Personnel
Name: MICHAEL L. KAISER
Phone: (301) 286-5461
Fax: (301) 286-1433
Email: Michael.Kaiser at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 674.0
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online ftp, www
Distribution_Format: CDF, ascii, images
Fees: none


Personnel
MICHAEL L. KAISER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (301) 286-5461
Fax: (301) 286-1433
Email: Michael.Kaiser at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 674.0
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


DR. JEAN-LOUIS BOUGERET
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
STEREO/WAVES (SWAVES)
Principal Investigator


Publications/References
Various Authors (1995-2007), WIND-WAVES: The Radio and Plasma Wave Investigation on the WIND Spacecraft, http://ssed.gsfc.nasa.gov/waves/

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-03-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-03-11

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